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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 • Posted April 22, 2009

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

Nightwalker by Heather Graham (F GRA & CD GRA). Suspense Fiction. “P.I. Dillon Wolf is fascinated by gambler Jessy Spearhawk and by the single word a dying man spoke: Indigo. From the glitz of the Vegas strip to a desert ghost town, the unlikely pair forge ahead with an investigation that will risk both their lives.”

Book of Love by Kathleen McGowan (F MCG Mag.2). Mystery Fiction. Book two of the Magdalene Line.

Etta by Gerald Kolpan (F KOL). Western Historical Fiction. During the early 1900s, the infamous and beautiful Etta Place ran alongside the Wild Bunch, led by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, evading the law and raising hell. The ever-elusive Etta and her personal life have remained a mystery to historians. Here, Emmy Award-winning television reporter and journalist Gerald Kolpan envisions the life of Etta Place in a remarkable debut novel.

Illegal by Paul Levine (F LEV). Legal Suspense Fiction. “...a disgraced lawyer travels the twisted border between justice and revenge.”

Long Lost by Harlan Coben (F COB Bol.9 & CD COB). Mystery Fiction. “Myron Bolitar hasn’t heard from Terese Collins since their torrid affair ended ten years ago, so her desperate phone call from Paris catches him completely off guard. Now a suspect in the murder of her ex-husband in Paris, Terese has nowhere else to turn for help. Myron heeds the call but then a startling piece of evidence turns the entire case upside down.”

Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark (F CLA & CD CLA). Mystery Fiction. “Emily, one of three friends inseparable since childhood, becomes a pawn in a plan to save one life at the expense of another.”

Borderline by Nevada Barr (F BAR Pig.15). Mystery Fiction. “Hoping the adventure of a raft trip in Big Bend National Park will lift her spirits, Paul takes Anna to southwest Texas. ... soon they are sucked into a labyrinth of intrigue that leads from the Mexican desert to the steps of the Governor’s Mansion in Austin.”

Cursed: A Regan Reilly Mystery by Carol Higgins Clark (F CLA Rei.12).

Dare To Die: A Death on Demand Mystery by Carolyn Hart (F HAR Dea.19).

Fatally Flaky by Diane Mott Davidson (F DAV Gol.15 & CD DAV). Humorous Mystery Fiction. “Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz encounters bridezilla—and murder—when bridezilla’s fiancé is killed...”

Lost Quilter: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini (F CHI Elm.14). Domestic Fiction. “Master quilter Sylvia Compson discovers a stash of letters in the attic of Elm Creek Manor and traces a tale back to 1859. An escaped slave, Joanna, spent a brief period at Elm Creek Farm until she was captured and returned to bondage, leaving her son in the care of the Bergstrom family. If Sylvia is to determine the fate of Joanna and her son, she must rely on one important clue— the meticulous heirloom quilt Joanna stitched and left behind.”

Love To Last Forever by Tracie Peterson (F PET Bri.2). Romantic Fiction. “Nick Lassiter has loved Beth since she first came to their rugged Montana town, but she’s always seemed to think of him more as a brother. Just when he finally gets Beth to consider him, however, a challenger threatens the affection growing between them. But neither Nick nor Beth is prepared when they must face the consequences of Nick’s complicated past.”

Pursuit by Karen Robards (F ROB & CD ROB). Mystery Fiction. “... a complex tale of a political conspiracy at the highest level of government, with a steamy love affair between protector and prey.”

Wrongful Death by Robert Dugoni (F DUG). Legal Mystery Fiction. “Just minutes after winning a $1.6 million wrongful-death verdict, attorney David Sloane confronts the one case that threatens to blemish his unbeaten record in the courtroom.”


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