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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 • Posted July 8, 2009

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

Below Zero by C. J. Box (F BOX Pic.9). Suspense Fiction. “Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett’s teenage daughter, Sheridan, receives a text message with a staggering implication: that April, the foster daughter thought to have died 6 years ago in a massacre, is still alive. If it really is April who’s texting, she’s in danger ...”

Black Hills by Nora Roberts (F ROB). Romantic Suspense Fiction. “In the rugged Black Hills of South Dakota, a childhood friendship matures into an adult passion when something ... or someone ... threatens Lil Chance and her dream to open a wildlife refuge. The heartless killing of Lil’s beloved cougar and recollections of an unsolved murder catapult New York investigator Coop Sullivan into action to keep Lil safe.”

Burn by Linda Howard (F HOW). Romantic Suspense Fiction. “When Jenner Redwine wins the lottery, she never imagined how much it would cost her. Luckily she finds an ally-and a guide to the rarefied realm of privilege in a shy, kind-hearted heiress who invites Jenner on a charity cruise.”

Censoring an Iranian Love Story by Shahriar Mandanipour (F MAN). Romantic Fiction. “... the tale of an Iranian writer attempting to pen a love story set in present-day Iran. Similar to Romeo and Juliet, the writer’s two lovers struggle to endure against powerful external forces. Unfortunately, though, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance furiously attempts to censor the writer’s work.”

Even by Andrew Grant (F GRA). Suspense Fiction. “Walking to his New York City hotel late one night, Royal Navy intelligence operative David Trevellyan notices a huddled shape in the entrance of an alley. A homeless man has been murdered. As he steps forward, a cop car arrives, and Trevellyan suddenly realizes he’s been set up. When the NYPD hands the problem to the FBI, the British consulate tells him he’s on his own.”

Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich (F EVA Plu.15). Humorous Mystery Fiction. “New Jersey bail-bonds office worker Lula is a witness to celebrity chef, Stanley Chipotle, losing his head, literally. Now Lula and Stephanie Plum, a bond enforcement officer, are on the hunt to identify the killers before Lula is next on the chopping block. Meantime, security expert Carlos Manoso, aka Ranger, has recruited Stephanie for a top secret mission. Someone on the inside at Rangeman is leaking client information, determined to bring the company down. Can Stephanie hunt down a killer, a traitor, and keep her Grandma out of the sauce?”

Plague of Secrets by John Lescroart (F LES Har.13). Legal Mystery Fiction. “Dismas Hardy defends Maya Townshend, the beautiful socialite niece of the San Francisco’s mayor, who is suspected of killing a charming ex-convict. A compelling and timely legal thriller filled with blackmail, political intrigue, and multiple murder which also features returning characters Abe Glitsky and Wyatt Hunt.”

Pretend Wife by Bridget Asher (F ASH). Domestic Fiction. “For Gwen Merchant, love has always been doled out in little packets—from her father, who buried himself in work after her mother’s death, and from her husband, Peter, who’s always been respectable and safe. But when an old college boyfriend, the irrepressible Elliot Hull, invites himself back into Gwen’s life with a surprising proposition, she suddenly starts questioning everything she’s ever expected from love.”

LIBRARY NOTES

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

Read-To-Swim continues while the swimming pool is open for the Summer.

Story Time will return in the Fall.

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: masonlibrary@verizon.net; Web Site: http://bcls.tsl.state.tx.us/mason.

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