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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 • Posted July 21, 2010

NEW ARRIVALS – Quotes are from the publishers summary.

That Perfect Someone by Johanna Lindsey (F LIN Mal.10). Romantic Fiction. "Having returned from the high seas after dodging the fiancé his greedy father, the Earl of Manford, wanted him to marry, Richard Allen crosses paths with his furious fiancé and must flee with her on an ocean voyage once the Earl learns his son is alive."

Whiplash by Catherine Coulter (F COU FBI 14). Suspense Fiction. "Married FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich are investigating a rather unusual case: Senator David Hoffman is experiencing a ghostly apparition with possible malicious intent. They’re no closer to cracking the case when a call comes in from Connecticut: A top foreign Schiffer Hartwin employee has been found murdered behind the drug company’s U.S. headquarters."

Deadly Dozen: Forgotten Gunfighters of the Old West by Robert K. Dearment (920 DEA). Nonfiction.

Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen (F GER Riz.8). Mystery Fiction. "Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli receives the grim news that Maura’s charred body has been found in a mountain ravine. Shocked and grieving, Jane is determined to learn what happened to her friend. The investigation plunges Jane into the twisted history of Kingdom Come, Wyoming, where a gruesome discovery lies buried beneath the snow."

Blockade Billy by Stephen King (F KIN). Suspense Fiction. "Every effort was made to erase any evidence that William Blakely played professional baseball, and with good reason. [He] had a secret darker than any pill or injection that might cause a scandal in sports today."

Lowcountry Summer by Dorothea Benton Frank (F FRA Low.7). Domestic Fiction. "In the lush South Carolina countryside, old hurts, betrayals, and dark secrets will surface, and a new generation will rise along the banks of the mighty Edisto River."

Foreign Influence by Brad Thor (F THO Har.9). Suspense Fiction. "Recruited as a field operative, Scot Harvath has just returned from his first assignment abroad when a bombing in Rome kills a group of American college students. The evidence points to a dangerous colleague from Harvath’s past and a plan for further attacks on an unimaginable scale."

Take Three by Karen Kingsbury (F KIN Abo.3). Christian Fiction. "The third book in the Above the Line series follows filmmakers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison as they celebrate their first successful movie. But in the midst of family relationships, broken budgets, and conflicting dreams, Chase and Keith must find their way through the maze of pain and questions that comes with everything they thought they wanted. It is a "story of broken hearts, brilliant success, and second chances"

Private by James Patterson (F PAT Mor.1) Suspense Fiction. "Former CIA agent Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. He already deep into the investigation of a multi-million dollar NFL gambling scandal and the unsolved slayings of 18 schoolgirls when he learns of a horrific murder close to home: his best friend’s wife, Jack’s former lover, has been killed."

The Rule of Nine by Steve Martini (F MAR Mad.11). Legal Suspense Fiction. "After a career terrorist threatens to destroy the Supreme Court in a single horrible act, defense attorney Paul Madriani must put his life on the line in order to stop the sinister deed before it comes to fruition."


Story Time will be held again starting in the Fall.

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