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Wednesday, January 14, 2009 • Posted January 14, 2009

The Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library is getting a new computer system for checking items in and out and maintaining the library collections. It will be on the internet so you, the library patron, will be able to maintain your account and search for library items from any computer. Watch for more details coming soon.

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

Black Ops by W.E.B. Griffin (F GRI Pre.5). Suspense Fiction. “In the wake of a series of murders involving covert intelligence informers, Delta Force Lieutenant Colonel Charley Castillo wonders about vague similarities between the killings and a recent case involving a pair of CIA traitors.”

Bone by Bone by Carol O’Connell (F OCO). Suspense Fiction. “Twenty years after his teenaged younger brother mysteriously disappears into the woods of northern California, former Army investigator Oren returns home for the first time and is horrified when bones he believes belong to his brother are delivered to him.”

Finally Thin! by Kim Bensen (613.2 BEN). Non-Fiction. “Describes the author’s ten-step system that she used to lose—and keep off—more than two hundred pounds, drawing on her own experiences to offer advice on how to select the right diet, set realistic goals, and maintain weight loss, and includes one hundred recipes.”

Independence of Miss Mary Bennet by Colleen McCullough (F MCC). Romantic Fiction. “A sequel to “Pride and Prejudice” finds the willful third Bennet sister setting out in her late thirties in pursuit of adventure while her sisters worry about her at home.”

Show No Fear by Perri O’Shaughnessy (F OSH Rei.12). Legal Mystery Fiction. “Nina Reilly makes her way through law school by working as a paralegal, an endeavor that is challenged by an ex-boyfriend’s custody battle, her mother’s failing health, and a suspicious suicide.”

Fire and Ice by Julie Garwood (F GAR). Romantic Fiction. “Journalist Sophie Rose leaves her job at a major Chicago newspaper for a small local paper, but when she stumbles into the middle of a bizarre story, she follows the trail of the mystery north to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, accompanied by bodyguard Jack Prescott.”

Another Life by Andrew Vachss (F VAC). Mystery Fiction. “When Pryce, a government-connected shadow-man, offers Burke up-to-date medical services for “the Prof” and a pardon in exchange for a dangerous mission, Burke takes on the job to rescue the kidnapped son of a Saudi prince.”

Cruel Intent by Judith A. Jance (F JAN Rey.4). Suspense Fiction. “When her contractor’s unfaithful wife is brutally murdered, former TV anchorwoman Ali Reynolds sets out to prove the husband’s innocence in spite of skepticism on the part of Ali’s detective boyfriend, a situation that catches the attention of the real killer.”


Library hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday - Friday.

Live Homework Help for K-Adult is available through the Library’s web site. Instead of a Library Card #, type mbeckert. Live Homework Help is available every day of the year except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter Day.

Library Information - Location: 410 Post Hill; Phone: 325-347-5446; Fax: 325-347-6562; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1785, Mason, TX 76856; E-mail:; Web Site:

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