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The secret history of Las Vegas : a novel
New York : Penguin Books, c2014.
Determined to solve a series of murders before he retires, detective Salazar turns to Sunil Singh, a South African transplant who specializes in psychopaths, to help determine if a pair of conjoined twins he apprehended are the killers.
Three brothers : a novel
Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-
New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, .
“Three Brothers follows the fortunes of Harry, Daniel, and Sam Hanway, a trio of brothers born on a postwar council estate in Camden Town. Marked from the start by curious coincidence, each boy is forced to make his own way in the world–a world of dodgy deals and big business, of criminal gangs and crooked landlords, of newspaper magnates, backbiters, and petty thieves. London is the backdrop and the connecting fabric of these three lives, reinforcing Ackroyd’s grand theme that place and history create, surround and engulf us. From bustling, cut-throat Fleet Street to hallowed London publishing houses, from the wealth and corruption of Chelsea to the smoky shadows of Limehouse and Hackney, this is an exploration of the city, peering down its streets, riding on its underground, and drinking in its pubs and clubs. Everything is possible–not only in the new freedom of the 1960s but also in London’s timeless past.”
The daring ladies of Lowell
New York : Doubleday, c2014.
Moving to the mill city of Lowell in 1832 to escape farm life, young Alice is disillusioned by the local factory’s harsh working conditions and struggles to advocate on their behalf while recklessly falling in love with the mill owner’s son, a situation that is complicated by a murder and sensational trial.
Be careful what you wish for
Archer, Jeffrey, 1940-
New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2014.
While Harry and Emma race to discover the fate of their son after a terrible car accident, Don Pedro Martinez plots to install a puppet chairman at the Barrington Shipping Company and Jessica’s nuptials are sabotaged by a poisonous friend.
Silence once begun
Ball, Jesse, 1978- author.
New York : Pantheon Books, c2014.
Over the course of several months, eight people vanish from their homes in the same Japanese town, a single playing card found on each door. Known as the Narito Disappearances, the crime has authorities baffleduntil a confession appears on the polices doorstep, signed by Oda Sotatsu, a thread salesman. Sotatsu is arrested, jailed, and interrogatedbut he refuses to speak. Even as his parents, brother, and sister come to visit him, even as his execution looms, and even as a young woman named Jito Joo enters his cell, he maintains his vow of silence. Our narrator, a journalist named Jesse Ball, is grappling with mysteries of his own when he becomes fascinated by the case. Why did Sotatsu confess? Why wont he speak? Who is Jito Joo? As Ball interviews Sotatsus family, friends, and jailers, he uncovers a complex story of heartbreak, deceit, honor, and chance.
Death of a policeman
Beaton, M. C.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
Local police stations all over the Scottish Highlands are being threatened with closure — presenting a perfect opportunity for Detective Chief Inspector Blair, who would love nothing more than to get rid of Sergeant Hamish Macbeth. The chief inspector commands Cyril Sessions, a keen young police officer, to visit the town of Lochdubh to monitor exactly what Macbeth does every day … But when Cyril is found murdered, Hamish is left with a bewildering array of suspects. And the next victim could very well be Macbeth himself …
Love story, with murders : a novel
Bingham, Harry, 1967-
New York : Delacorte Press, c2013.
Investigating the discovery of human remains that have been frozen for a decade, D.C. Fiona Griffiths learns that the victim was a missing student with possible connections to Griffiths’ father, a case that is further complicated by a recent murder.
Murder in Pigalle
Black, Cara, 1951-
New York : Soho Crime, .
“June, 1998: Paris’s sticky summer heat is even more oppressive than usual as rowdy French football fans riot in anticipation of the World Cup. Private Investigator Aimee Leduc has been trying to slow down her hectic lifestyle, take on only computer security assignments, and maybe try to learn how to cook (quelle catastrophe!). She’s vowed not to let herself get involved in any more dangerous shenanigans–she’s five months’ pregnant and has the baby’s wellbeing to think about now, too. But all of her best intentions to live the quiet life fall away when disaster strikes close to home. A serial rapist has been terrorizing Paris’s Pigalle neighborhood, following teenage girls home from junior high school and attacking them in their own houses. It is sad and frightening but has nothing to do with Aimee–until Zazie, the 14-year- old daughter of the proprietor of Aimee’s favorite cafe, disappears. The police aren’t mobilizing quickly enough and when Zazie’s desperate parents approach Aimee for help, she knows she couldn’t say no even if she wanted to. In the frantic race against time that ensues, Aimee discovers a terrifying secret neighborhood history that will leave lives in the whole quartier upended. Inspired by a true crime story of a serial killer who wreaked havoc on Paris in the summer of 1998, Cara Black’s fourteenth Aimee Leduc mystery is a thrilling follow-up to her 2013 New York Times bestseller, Murder Below Montparnasse”
The black-eyed blonde : a Philip Marlowe novel
Black, Benjamin, 1945-
New York : Henry Holt and Company, c2014.
“Raymond Chandler’s incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career. “It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk had the look of something that knows it’s being watched. Traffic trickled by in the street below, and there were a few pedestrians, too, men in hats going nowhere.” So begins The Black-Eyed Blonde, a new novel featuring Philip Marlowe–yes, that Philip Marlowe. Channeling Raymond Chandler, Benjamin Black has brought Marlowe back to life for a new adventure on the mean streets of Bay City, California. It is the early 1950s, Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever, and business is a little slow. Then a new client is shown in: young, beautiful, and expensively dressed, she wants Marlowe to find her former lover, a man named Nico Peterson. Marlowe sets off on his search, but almost immediately discovers that Peterson’s disappearance is merely the first in a series of bewildering events. Soon he is tangling with one of Bay City’s richest families and developing a singular appreciation for how far they will go to protect their fortune. Only Benjamin Black, a modern master of the genre, could write a new Philip Marlowe novel that has all the panache and charm of the originals while delivering a story that is as sharp and fresh as today’s best crime fiction”
While beauty slept
Blackwell, Elizabeth Canning.
New York : Amy Einhorn Books/G. P. Putnam’s Sons, c2014.
A Gothic retelling of the real story behind the legend of Sleeping Beauty. Reflecting on her long-ago service with a princess who fell under a sleeping curse, Elise remembers witnessing how events actually transpired and were connected to a secretive labyrinth of evil.
City of darkness and light
New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.
“Molly and Daniel Sullivan are settling happily into the new routines of parenthood, but their domestic bliss is shattered when a gang retaliates against Daniel after he makes a big arrest. Daniel wants his family safely out of New York as soon as possible. Knowing she needs to protect their young son Liam, Molly agrees to take him on the long journey to Paris to stay with her friends Sid and Gus, who are studying art in the City of Light. But upon arriving in Paris, nothing goes as planned. Sid and Gus are nowhere to be found, and Molly’s search for them leads her to the doorstep of a renowned Impressionist artist, whom she’s horrified to learn has just been murdered. The longer Molly goes without finding her friends, and the more she learns about the painter’s death, the more she starts to wonder if she and Liam might be in even more danger in Paris than they were at home. As Impressionism gives way to Fauvism and Cubism and the Dreyfus affair rocks France, Molly races through Paris to outsmart a killer in Rhys Bowen’s most spectacular Molly Murphy novel yet”
Box, C. J.
New York : G. P. Putnam’ Sons, c2014.
Investigating allegations about a hit man who lives a life of wealth and secrecy on a remote Wyoming ranch, troubleshooter Joe Pickett discovers two men at the ranch including a ruthless killer and a disturbing person from his past.
Bloodfire quest : the dark legacy of Shannara
New York : DelRey/Ballantine Books, c2013.
A follow-up to “The Wards of Faerie” places the fate of an innocent young girl in the hands of protectors who embark on a dangerous quest to protect a once-peaceful world from dangerous creatures imprisoned behind an eroding magical barrier.
Melting the ice
New York : Berkeley Sensation, c2014.
Everything’s coming together for budding fashion designer Carolina Preston. Only months away from having her own line, she could use some publicity. Thats when her brother suggests his best friend as a model, hockey player Drew Hogan. Carolina and Drew already have a history, a hot one, back in college. Unforgettable for Carolina, but for Drew, just another slap shot. This time, though, its different. His perfect body would be for professional use only. This time, she could use him. Drew is all for it. He’s looking forward to the exposure. Plus, it would give him a chance to prove to Carolina that he’s changed. If only he could thaw her emotions, convince her to let down her guard and let him in just one more time.
Shotgun lovesongs : a novel
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, c2014.
“Hank, Leland, Kip and Ronny were all born and raised in the same Wisconsin town–Little Wing–and are now coming into their own (or not) as husbands and fathers. One of them never left, still farming the family’s land that’s been tilled for generations. Others did leave, went farther afield to make good, with varying degrees of success; as a rock star, commodities trader, rodeo stud. And seamlessly woven into their patchwork is Beth, whose presence among them–both then and now–fuels the kind of passion one comes to expect of lovesongs and rivalries. Now all four are home, in hopes of finding what could be real purchase in the world. The result is a shared memory only half-recreated, riddled with culture clashes between people who desperately wish to see themselves as the unified tribe they remember, but are confronted with how things have, in fact, changed. There is conflict here between longtime buddies, between husbands and wives–told with writing that is, frankly, gut-wrenching, and even heartbreaking. But there is also hope, healing, and at times, even heroism. It is strong, American stuff, not at all afraid of showing that we can be good, too–not just fallible and compromising. Shotgun Lovesongs is a remarkable and uncompromising saga that explores the age-old question of whether or not you can ever truly come home again–and the kind of steely faith and love returning requires”
Black Moon : a novel
London : Hogarth, 2014.
Insomnia has claimed everyone Biggs knows. Even his beloved wife, Carolyn, has succumbed to the telltale red-rimmed eyes, slurred speech and cloudy mind before disappearing into the quickly collapsing world. Yet Biggs can still sleep, and dream, so he sets out to find her.
Lion heart : a novel
New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Richard Cathar recalls his recently deceased father, Alaric, as a delusional hippie, one who fancied himself an intellectual and a historian. One of many far-fetched claims was that he had discovered and then lost documentation of a meeting between his hero, Richard the Lionheart, and Robin Hood after the Third Crusade. In a quest to sort out the fact and fiction of his father’s life, Richard (named for the legendary king) leaves London and travels to Jerusalem, where he falls in love with the mysterious Noor, a journalist who herself has many secrets. Back in England, he continues his research, finding his own evidence that Richard the Lionheart recovered the True Cross from Saladin. Again he sets out, this time on the trail of the True Cross, which leads him through the Middle East and Europe and to the powerful sense that myth and history may be inseparable.
Steeped in evil : tea shop mystery
New York : Berkley Publishing Group, 2014.
Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning investigates after a body turns up in a wine barrel at a fancy wine-tasting party in South Carolina.
I’ve got you under my skin
Clark, Mary Higgins, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Five years after her husband’s murder, Laurie Moran, a TV producer and single mother, starts filming a new “cold case” series in which four women involved in the unsolved murder of a wealthy Westchester matron reunite to recreate the scene of the crime– along with the real killer.
Dead water : a Shetland mystery
New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.
When the body of a journalist is found, Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted from outside to head up the investigation. Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out of the loop, but his local knowledge is needed in this case, and he decides to help Willow. The dead journalist had left the islands years before to pursue his writing career. In his wake, he left a scandal involving a young girl. When Willow and Jimmy dig deeper, they realize that the journalist was chasing a story that many Shetlanders didn’t want to come to the surface. In Dead Water, a triumphant continuation to her Shetland series, Ann Cleeves cements her place as one of Britain’s most successful crime writers.
The bootlegger : an Isaac Bell adventure
New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2014.
It is 1920, and both Prohibition and bootlegging are in full swing. When Isaac Bell’s boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly killed leading the high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers, but he doesn’t know what he is getting into. When a witness to Van Dorn’s shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner invented by the Russian secret police, it becomes clear that these are no ordinary criminals. Bell is up against a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs–and they are intent on overthrowing the government of the United States.
New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip. The boys are a tight-knit crew. For the most part, they all get along and are happy to be there. But for some reason, he can’t shake the feeling that something strange is in the air this year. It comes to them in the night. An unexpected intruder, stumbling upon their campsite like a wild animal. He is shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry. Within his body is a bioengineered nightmare, a horror that spreads faster than fear. One by one, the boys will do things no person could ever imagine.
Trouble in mind : the collected stories
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
Twelve short stories feature suspenseful tales about a loyal housekeeper who tries to find out who killed her boss and a washed-up Hollywood actor who takes a huge risk.
The enchanted : a novel
Denfeld, Rene, author.
New York : Harper, c2014.
The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison, viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him. A female investigator searches for buried information from prisoners’ pasts that can save those soon-to-be-executed. Digging into the background of a killer named York, she uncovers wrenching truths that challenge familiar notions of victim and criminal, innocence and guilt, and reveals shocking secrets of her own.
Beauty : a novel
Dillen, Frederick G., 1946-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
As a corporate undertaker for a mergers and acquisitions firm in New York, Carol MacLean travels from factory to factory, firing blue-collar workers who remind her of her father and the kids she grew up with. She hates her job. But Carol has been biding her time: her boss has promised that one day, after she has paid her dues, Carol will get to run a company instead of having to bury it.
Under your skin : a novel
Durrant, Sabine, author.
New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books, 2014.
Discovering the body of a young woman near her house, attractive and successful Gaby Mortimer finds her charmed and secure life falling apart as she struggles to follow an investigating detective’s orders to trust nobody.
When shadows fall
Ellison, J. T., author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Mira, c2014.
Forensic pathologist Dr. Samantha Owens autopsies the body of suicide victim Timothy Savage and discovers that he was murdered, but also finds DNA from a kidnapped child whose remains were recovered years earlier, forcing her to solve a twenty-year-old mystery.
Blackberry pie murder
Fluke, Joanne, 1943-
New York : Kensington Pub Corp, c2014.
“It’s been a sleepy summer for the folks of Lake Eden, Minnesota. In fact, it’s been a whole four months since anyone in the Swensen family has come across a dead body. And that means Hannah Swensen can finally focus on her bakery. . .or can she? Life is never really quiet for Hannah. After all, her mother’s wedding is a little over a month away and guess who Delores put in charge of the planning? Yet just when Hannah believes her biggest challenge will be whether to use buttercream or fondant for the wedding cake, she accidentally hits a stranger with her truck while driving down a country road in a raging thunderstorm. Hannah is wracked with guilt, and things get even worse when she’s arrested. . .for murder. But an autopsy soon reveals the mystery man, his shirt covered in stains from blackberry pie, would have died even if Hannah hadn’t hit him. Now, to clear her name, Hannah will have to follow a trail of pie crumbs to track down the identity of the deceased, find a baker who knows more about murder than how to roll out a perfect pie crust–and get herself to the church on time…”
The lost sisterhood : a novel
Fortier, Anne, 1971- author.
New York, : Ballantine Books, 2014.
Oxford lecturer Diana Morgan is an expert on Greek mythology. Her obsession with the Amazons started in childhood when her eccentric grandmother claimed to be one herself before vanishing without a trace. Diana’s colleagues shake their heads at her Amazon fixation. But then a mysterious, well-financed foundation makes Diana an offer she cannot refuse. Traveling to North Africa, Diana teams up with Nick Barran, an enigmatic Middle Eastern guide, and begins deciphering an unusual inscription.
The science of herself ; plus, “The motherhood statement” ; and, “The pelican bar” ; and, “More exuberant than is strictly tasteful” : outspoken interview ; and, “The further adventures of the invisible man”
Fowler, Karen Joy.
Oakland, Calif. : PM Press, 2013.
This collection of short stories–part of PM Press’s Outspoken Author’s series–features a historical science fiction narrative of England’s first female paleontologist, but also includes other tales of family woes, invisibility, and an interview with the author.
Robert Ludlum’s the Janson option
Garrison, Paul, 1952-
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
Ex-covert-ops soldier Paul Janson and his sharpshooting partner, Jessica Kincaid, set out to rescue the wife of an oil executive who has been kidnapped by Somali pirates.
Notes from the Internet Apocalypse
New York, NY : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2014.
“When the Internet suddenly stops working, society reels from the loss of flowing data, instant messages, and streaming entertainment. Addicts wander the streets, talking to themselves in 140 characters or forcing cats to perform tricks for their amusement, while the truly desperate pin their requests for casual encounters on public bulletin boards. The economy tumbles further and the government passes the draconian NET Recovery Act. For Gladstone, the Net’s disappearance comes particularly hard following the loss of his wife, leaving his flask of Jamesons and grandfather’s fedora as the only comforts in his Brooklyn apartment. But there are rumors that someone in New York is still online. Someone set apart from this new world where Facebook flirters “poke” each other in real life and members of Anonymous trade memes at secret parties. Where a former librarian can sell information as a human search engine, and the perverted fulfill their secret fetishes at the blossoming Rule 34 club. With the help of his friends, a blogger and a webcam girl both now out of work, Gladstone sets off to find the Internet. But is he the right man to save humanity from this Apocalypse? For fans of David Wong, Chad Kultgen, and Chuck Palahniuk, Wayne Gladstone’s Notes from the Internet Apocalypse examines the question “What is life without the Web?”"
Take a chance
New York : Atria Paperback, 2014.
“From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the story of Grant, the sexy playboy who first captured readers’ hearts in Fallen Too Far. When Harlow Manning’s rocker father goes on tour, he sends her to Rosemary Beach, Florida, to live with her half-sister, Nan. The problem: Nan despises her. Harlow has to keep her head down if she wants to get through the next nine months, which seems easy enough. Until gorgeous Grant Carter walks out of Nan’s room in nothing but his boxer briefs. Grant made a huge mistake getting involved with a girl with venom in her veins. He’d known about Nan’s reputation, but still he couldn’t resist her. Nothing makes him regret the fling more than meeting Harlow, who sends his pulse racing. Yet Harlow wants nothing to do with a guy who could fall for her wicked half-sister — even if there are no strings between Grant and Nan. Grant is desperate to redeem himself in Harlow’s eyes, but did he ruin his chances with her before he even met her?”
Mount Terminus : a novel
Grand, David, 1968-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
“A novel set in Los Angeles at the turn of the 20th century that explores early Hollywood, the advent of the motion picture studio, pre-cinematic technology,and the Jewish diaspora”
Green, Jane, 1968-
New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2014.
Struggling with a fatalistic view about aging and friends who desperately cling to youth, Gabby recklessly forges a long-distance friendship with a younger man in spite of her happy family life and finds the relationship threatening everyone she loves.
Long man : a novel
Greene, Amy, 1975-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2014.
Refusing to evacuate their East Tennessee hometown that is being flooded by a newly constructed dam, Annie Clyde Dodson battles with her husband, who wishes to start over elsewhere, only to begin a frantic search when their toddler goes missing.
The outcast dead : a Ruth Galloway mystery
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
While on a dig at Norwich Castle, forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway uncovers the bones Mother Hook, a serial killer who was executed in 1867 for the murder of five children, while DCI Harry Nelson investigates a serial child-abductor called the Childminder.
Grippando, James, 1958-
New York : Harper, .
“It’s deja vu, with a big twist. Three summers after the biggest man -made environmental disaster in history, millions of gallons of oil are again spewing from a hole in the ocean floor. But this rig explosion was in Cuban waters, just 50 miles away from Florida, and the situation is complex. The consortium doing the work is state-owned Venezuelan, Chinese and Russian, controlled by a mineral lease from the Cuban government. And the Cubans not only refuse assistance from the U.S., they also vow to fire on “hostile” American vessels that enter Cuban waters. Enter Jack Swyteck, who’s honeymooning with his new wife Andie in the lower Keys. As an ominous black slick appears in the water, CIA agent Andie is called back to an undercover assignment. So Jack heads to Key West to see his buddy Theo Knight. There Jack is transformed from bystander to player in the unfolding oil catastrophe when he takes on a client whose husband was on the rig that blew up. She wants Jack to file a wrongful death in U.S. court. Taking on this unimaginably complicated case pitches Jack into a dangerous world, only to find that his case and Andie’s assignment may be lethally connected”
Clever girl : a novel
New York : Harper, 2014, c2013.
Follows Stella, a lower-middle-class British girl born in the 1950s, whose coming-of-age experiences mirror the broader cultural development of her times.
Sniper : a thriller
Hardacker, Vaughn C.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, c2014.
“When a sniper kills four people on Boston Common, Boston homicide detective Mike Houston and his partner Anne Bouchard are sent to investigate the case. Amidst the blood and terror, Houston discovers similarities, likenesses- the killer’s positioning, his choice of victims, and his code of ethics-between the crime scene and his own training as a US Marine scout and sniper. And with the staging of the scene set for prime shock value, Houston has to wonder what it is this murderer intends to accomplish. The connection is confirmed in the worst possible way when the sniper strikes again, this time killing Houston’s ex -wife, severing what’s left of the bond between Houston and his estranged daughter, Susie. It’s personal now, and as the death toll rises, Houston and Bouchard will stop at nothing to find the cold-blooded sniper who’s making a mockery of their department. In a final gesture of cat and mouse depravity, the killer kidnaps Susie, luring Houston to an island on a remote lake in Maine for a deadly, sniper-to-sniper showdown. ”
Why kings confess
Harris, C. S.
New York : Obsidian, c2014.
“The gruesome murder of a young French physician draws aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his pregnant wife, Hero, into a dangerous, decades-old mystery as a wrenching piece of Sebastian’s past puts him to the ultimate test. Regency England, January 1813: When a badly injured Frenchwoman is found beside the mutilated body of Dr. Damion Pelletan in one of London’s worst slums, Sebastian finds himself caught in a high-stakes tangle of murder and revenge. Although the woman, Alexi Sauvage, has no memory of the attack, Sebastian knows her all too well from an incident in his past-an act of wartime brutality and betrayal that nearly destroyed him. As the search for the killer leads Sebastian into a treacherous web of duplicity, he discovers that Pelletan was part of a secret delegation sent by Napoleon to investigate the possibility of peace with Britain. Despite his powerful father-in-law’s warnings, Sebastian plunges deep into the mystery of the “Lost Dauphin,” the boy prince who disappeared in the darkest days of the French Revolution, and soon finds himself at lethal odds with the Dauphin’s sister-the imperious, ruthless daughter of Marie Antoinette-who is determined to retake the French crown at any cost. With the murderer striking ever closer, Sebastian must battle new fears about Hero’s health and that of their soon-to-be born child. When he realizes the key to their survival may lie in the hands of an old enemy, he must finally face the truth about his own guilt in a past he has found too terrible to consider…. ”
The undead pool
Harrison, Kim, 1966-.
New York, NY : Harper Voyager, c2014.
Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan knows magic — earth, ley line, even the forbidden demon magic — and that knowledge has saved her life more than once. But now something — or someone — is attacking Cincinnati and The Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong while living vampires attack humans and Inderlanders alike. The pressures build when the city is quarantined to contain the unreliable magic …
Hart, Carolyn G.
Amherst, NY : Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2014.
“A young woman is convinced she’s living with a murderer among family members, lodgers, and ranch hands in New Mexico. Serena Mallory came to the huge New Mexico ranch of Castle Rock as a twelve-year-old orphan. She grew up as the ward of owner Dan McIntire. Now in her early twenties, Serena watches the ranch’s idyllic summer charm disappear when Dan dies in a riding accident. The night before his accident, she overheard him arguing with someone, and since his death, a series of strange accidents has plagued the ranch. Convinced that Dan’s accident was anything but, Serena sets out to find the guilty party”
Safe with me : a novel
Hatvany, Amy, 1972-
New York : Washington Square Press, 2014.
The screech of tires brought Hannah Scotts world as she knew it to a devastating end. A year after she signed the papers to donate her daughters organs, Hannah is still reeling with grief when she unexpectedly stumbles into the life of the Bell family, whose fifteen-year-old daughter, Maddie, survived only because Hannahs daughter had died. Mesmerized by this fragile connection to her own daughter and afraid to reveal who she actually is, Hannah develops a surprising friendship with Maddies mother, Olivia.
New York : Signet Eclipse, 2013.
“Some men thrive on scandal. Lord James Hamilton, heir to the Duke of Abercorn and newly appointed attendant to the young Prince of Wales, is in no rush to find a wife and take on a more responsible life. A lover of all things pleasurable, James has earned his reputation as a rakehell of London. But when a feisty beauty piques his interest, James finds himself obsessed with learning more about her, and even contemplates making her his own. Lady Anne Curzon-Howe has long been besotted with her dear friends’ handsome elder brother, James-ever since the moment he compared her to a wild Irish rose. While Anne has many suitors, the elusive James is the only man who draws her fancy. But Lord Hamilton’s rakish ways are notorious for a reason, and convincing him to love only her will be an incredible-albeit rewarding-challenge”
The museum of extraordinary things : a novel
New York : Scribner, 2014.
The daughter of a curiosities museum’s front man pursues an impassioned love affair with a Russian immigrant photographer, who after fleeing his Lower East Side Orthodox community, has captured poignant images of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
The blazing world : a novel
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2014.
“When Professor Hess stumbles across an unusual letter to the editor in an art journal, he is surprised to have known so little about the brilliant and mysterious artist it describes, the late Harriet Burden. Intrigued by her story, and by the explosive scandal surrounding her legacy, he begins to interview those who knew her, hoping to separate fact from fiction, only to find himself tumbling down a rabbit’s hole of personal and psychological intrigue. Before she died, Harriet had claimed credit for three shows of contemporary art that had been the biggest sensations of the previous decade, sending the critics into a tailspin, since no one had even thought to connect the three shows before.
Moving target : a novel
Jance, Judith A.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2014.
B. Simpson teams up with Sister Anselm to investigate a suspicious accident that has left a teen prison inmate severely burned, while in England, Ali Reynolds investigates the decades-old murder of Leland’s father.
The haunted life : and other writings
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
New York : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2014.
“In late 1944, under rather mysterious circumstances, aspiring writer Jack Kerouac lost a novella-length manuscript titled The Haunted Life. Set in Galloway, a fictionalized version of Kerouac’s hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts, the coming-of-age story of Peter Martin-a character based on the author’s recently departed friend Sebastian Sampas-tackles the pressing issues of the day. At home in the working-class town the summer before his sophomore year at Boston College, Peter finds himself conflicted. Like many Americans, Peter is unsure, suspended between the economic crisis of the previous decade and the impending US entry into World War II. In The Haunted Life, Peter struggles to define what he believes to be intellectually true and worthy of his life and talents. Skillfully edited by Todd F. Tietchen, assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell,The Haunted Life is rounded out by sketches, notes, and reflections Kerouac kept during the novella’s composition as well as arevealing selection of correspondence with his father, Leo. ”
The invention of wings
Kidd, Sue Monk.
New York : Viking, c2014.
On Sarah Grimke’s eleventh birthday, she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, a Charleston slave, who is to be her handmaid. Follow their journey over the next thirty-five years as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.
The walking dead
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin’s Press, c2014.
In The Fall of the Governor Part Two, the Governors dark journey reaches its shocking, heartrending conclusion. In a roller coaster finale, war breaks out, all of the plot lines from the previous three novels converge, tensions boil over into unthinkable mayhem, and the dark destinies of those few left standing are sealed in a series of stunning twists.
Klay, Phil, author.
New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.
“Phil Klay’s Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos. These stories reveal the intricate combination of monotony, bureaucracy, comradeship and violence that make up a soldier’s daily life at war, and the isolation, remorse, and despair that can accompany a soldier’s homecoming. Redeployment is poised to become a classic in the tradition of war writing. Across nations and continents, Klay sets in devastating relief the two worlds a soldier inhabits: one of extremes and one of loss. Written with a hard-eyed realism and stunning emotional depth, this work marks Phil Klay as one of the most talented new voices of his generation”
You should have known
Korelitz, Jean Hanff, 1961-
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
A successful New York City oncologist with the perfect family she always wanted has her life turned upside down after her husband goes missing and a chain of horrible revelations send her reeling.
Mark of evil : the end series,
LaHaye, Tim F.
Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan, c2014.
Set against a background of prophetic events, the final chapter in “The End series” is the story of global tribulations bringing the world one step closer to the reign of the Antichrist and the return of Jesus Christ in glory.
New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
Lion Breed and enforcer Rule Breaker has just a few rules he doesn’t break. Not for anything. But abstaining from sex with a woman outside his own Breed, even a human woman, is not one of them. Especially when it’s Gypsy, the party girl he can’t seem to stay away from. Gypsy is determined to lead him on a merry chase, but she won’t be able to outrun the lion and the man in hot pursuit. But at least she isn’t his mate — otherwise, he’d have to stay far away from her.
Kinder than solitude : a novel
Li, Yiyun, 1972-
New York : Random House, 2014.
A tale set in America and China follows the experiences of three people who in their youths were involved in a mysterious accident that resulted in a friend’s fatal poisoning and years later are haunted by the possibility that one of them actually committed a murder.
Evening stars : a Blackberry Island novel
Mallery, Susan, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Books / Mira, c2014.
Sisters Nina and Averil Wentworth deal with life and love–and their tenuous relationship with each other–on Blackberry Island.
May, Eric Charles.
New York : Akashic Books, c2014.
Gerald “Stew Pot” Reeves returns to his mother’s home in Chicago’s Parkland neighborhood after fourteen years in prison. His return provokes fear and suspicion among the residents especially when he claims he has had a religious awakening. With his pit bull, John the Baptist, his mentor, Brother Crown, and a few others who believe in him, he sets off to change his neighborhood for the better.
New York : William Morrow, c2014.
“Rachel is supposed to be planning her wedding to Kash, the love of her life. After the crazy year they’ve had, she’s ready to settle down and live a completely normal life. Well, as normal as it can be. But there’s something else waiting–something threatening to tear them apart. Kash is ready for it all with Rachel, especially if “all” includes having a football team of babies with his future wife. In his line of work, Kash knows how short life can be and doesn’t want to waste another minute of their life together. But now his past as an undercover narcotics agent has come back to haunt him…and it’s the girl he loves who’s caught in the middle. Trent Cruz’s orders are clear: take the girl. But there’s something about this girl that has him changing the rules and playing a dangerous game to keep her safe. When his time as Rachel’s protector runs out, Trent will turn his back on the only life he’s known–and risk everything if it means getting her out alive.”
The weight of blood : a novel
New York : Spiegel & Grau, c2014.
Treated like an outsider by Ozark Mountain neighbors who regard her mother’s disappearance years earlier with suspicion, sixteen-year-old Lucy is further haunted by a friend’s murder, which compels her to investigate family secrets and sacrifices.
All our names
Mengestu, Dinaw, 1978-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2014.
All Our Names is the story of two young men who come of age during an African revolution, drawn from the safe confines of the university campus into the intensifying clamor of the streets outside. But as the line between idealism and violence becomes increasingly blurred, the friends are driven apartone into the deepest peril, as the movement gathers inexorable force, and the other into the safety of exile in the American Midwest. There, pretending to be an exchange student, he falls in love with a social worker and settles into small-town life. Yet this idyll is inescapably darkened by the secrets of his past: the acts he committed and the work he left unfinished. Most of all, he is haunted by the beloved friend he left behind, the charismatic leader who first guided him to revolution and then sacrificed everything to ensure his freedom.
The red road : a novel
Mina, Denise, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Preparing to testify against a violent arms dealer, police detective Alex Morrow finds her efforts challenged by a privileged Scottish lawyer’s money laundering scheme and a vengeful woman prisoner.
The orchard of lost souls
Mohamed, Nadifa, 1981-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014, c2013.
“The Orchard of Lost Souls takes place in Hargeisa in 1987, and charts the descent of Somalia into civil war through the entwined lives of three women”
Night in Shanghai
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2014.
Sailing to Shanghai in 1936 to lead a black jazz orchestra, Thomas Greene goes from being flat broke in segregated Baltimore to living in a mansion with servants of his own, and from the classical piano pieces he was trained to play to the toe-tapping swing of the big band era. Song Yuhua is refined, educated, and bonded since age eighteen to Shanghai’s most powerful crime boss in payment for her father’s gambling debts. Outwardly submissive, she burns with rage, longs for escape, and risks her life spying on her master for the Communist Party. With Shanghai shattered by the Japanese invasion, Thomas and Song find their way to each other and forge a bond from which neither can back down in the turbulent years that follow.
Bark : stories
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
A collection of eight short stories includes “Debarking,” in which a recently divorced man struggles to hold himself together as the United States prepares to invade Iraq; and “Foes,” in which a political argument at a Georgetown fundraiser goes awry.
Mosse, Kate, 1961-
New York : William Morrow, .
Citadel is a mesmerizing World War II story of daring and courage, in which a group of determined women fighting for the French Resistance risk their lives to save their homeland and protect astonishing secrets buried in time in France, 1942. In Carcassonne, a colorful historic village nestled deep in the Pyrenees, a group of courageous women are engaged in a lethal battle. Like their ancestors who fought to protect their land from Northern invaders seven hundred years before, these members of the resistance–codenamed Citadel– fight to liberate their home from the Nazis. However, smuggling refugees over the mountains into neutral territory and sabotaging their German occupiers at every opportunity is only part of their mission. These women must also protect an ancient secret that, if discovered by their ruthless enemies, could change the course of history.
Four years later : a novel
Murphy, Monica, 1970-
New York : Bantam Books, 2014.
“About to start college and trying his best to make his sister proud, Owen Maguire is stunned when his mother waltzes back into their lives four years after having abandoned them, as if shes never left. Owen doesn’t want to deal with the situation, but finds his mother a burden he can’t shake. Hes afraid all those old bad habits of his will come back tenfold…until he meets a girl who’s ready to show him how to love”
Second chance boyfriend : a novel
Murphy, Monica, 1970-
New York : Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, 2013.
“The exhilarating conclusion to Drew and Fable’s story–the star- crossed young romance that began in One Week Girlfriend”
Mystery Writers of America presents ice cold : tales of intrigue from the Cold War
New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, c2014.
The wives of Los Alamos : a novel
New York : Bloomsbury USA, c2014.
Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London, Chicago — and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure, or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship as they were forced to adapt to a rugged military town where everything was a secret, including what their husbands were doing at the lab. They lived in barely finished houses with P.O. box addresses in a town wreathed with barbed wire, all for the benefit of a project that didn’t exist as far as the public knew. Though they were strangers, they joined together — adapting to a landscape as fierce as it was absorbing, full of the banalities of everyday life and the drama of scientific discovery.
The disappeared : a novel
Ohlsson, Kristina, 1979- author.
New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2014, c2013.
Inspector Fredericka Bergman investigates the kidnapping and murder of a child who had been separated from her mother on a crowded train on a rainy Swedish summer day, a case that points to the work of a brilliant and ruthless killer.
The all you can dream buffet : a novel
O’Neal, Barbara, 1959-
New York : Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, 2014.
Popular blogger and foodie queen Lavender Wills reigns over Lavender Honey Farms, a serene slice of organic heaven nestled in Oregon wine country. Lavender is determined to keep her legacy from falling into the profit-driven hands of uncaring relatives, and she wants an heir to sustain her lifes work after shes gone. So she invites her three closest online friendsfellow food bloggers, women of varied ages and backgroundsout to her farm. She hopes to choose one of them to inherit itbut who?
Parks, Brad, 1974-
New York : Minotaur Books, c2014.
“When he hears residents of a Newark neighborhood are getting sick– and even dying–from a strange disease, investigative reporter Carter Ross dives into the story–so deep he comes down with the illness himself. With even more motivation to track down the source of the disease, Carter soon hits upon a nearby construction site. But when the project’s developer is found dead, and his mob ties surface, Carter knows he’s looking at a story much bigger–and with even more dangerous consequences–than an environmental hazard. Back in the newsroom, Carter has his hands full with his current girlfriend and with the paper’s newest eager intern, not to mention his boss and former girlfriend Tina Thompson, who has some news for Carter that’s about to make tangling with the mob seem simple by comparison”
The sun and other stars
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014, c2013.
In the seaside village of San Benedetto, a resort town on the Italian Riviera, twenty-two year- old Etto finds himself adrift. Within the past year, Etto has not only lost both his twin brother and his mother, but in his grief has become estranged from his father, the local butcher. While his father passes the time with the men of the town in the fine tradition of Italian men everywherea reverential obsession with soccerEtto retreats ever further from his day-to-day life, seeking solace in the hills above the town. But then a Ukrainian soccer star, the great Yuri Fil, sweeps into San Benedetto, taking refuge himself from an international scandal. Soon Yuri and his captivating tomboy sister Zhuki invite Etto into their world of sport, celebrity, loyalty, and humor. Under their influence, Etto begins to reconstruct his relationship with his father and, slowly, open himself back up to the world. Who knows: perhaps the game of soccer isnt just a waste of time, and perhaps San Benedetto, his father, love, and life itself might have more to offer him than he ever believed possible.
NYPD Red 2
Patterson, James, 1947-
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
After being called to a horrible crime scene in Central Park involving a brutally murdered woman on a carousel, Zach and Kylie, detectives with the elite NYPD Red, must uncover the killer while public pressure builds and personal and professional secrets hang in the balance.
The accident : a novel
New York : Crown Publishers, c2014.
Feverishly paging through a disturbing anonymous manuscript that she believes has world-changing potential, New York literary agent Isabel Reed catches the attention of Copenhagen veteran station chief Hayden Gray, who resolves to keep the book’s secrets from being exposed.
A king’s ransom
Penman, Sharon Kay, author.
New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
“From the New York Times-bestselling author of Lionheart comes the dramatic sequel, telling of the last dangerous years of Richard, Couer de Lion’s life. This long-anticipated sequel to the national bestseller Lionheart is a vivid and heart-wrenching story of the last event-filled years in the life of Richard, Coeur de Lion. Taken captive by the Holy Roman Emperor while en route home–in violation of the papal decree protecting all crusaders–he was to spend fifteen months imprisoned, much of it in the notorious fortress at Trefils, from which few men ever left alive, while Eleanor of Aquitaine moved heaven and earth to raise the exorbitant ransom. For the five years remaining to him, betrayals, intrigues, wars, and illness were ever present. So were his infidelities, perhaps a pattern set by his father’s faithlessness to Eleanor. But the courage, compassion, and intelligence of this warrior king became the stuff of legend, and A King’s Ransom brings the man and his world fully and powerfully alive”
Free falling, as if in a dream : the story of a crime
Persson, Leif G. W.
New York : Pantheon Books, .
“Its August 2007, and Lars Martin Johansson, chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Sweden, is determined once again to reopen the dusty files on the unsolved murder of Prime Minister Palme. With his retirement quickly approaching, Johansson forms a new group, comprised of a few trustworthy detectives who doggedly wade through mountains of paperwork and pursue new leads in a case that has all but gone cold despite the open wound the assassination has left on the consciousness of Swedish society. But the closer the group gets to the truth, the more Johansson compromises the greater good for personal gain, becoming a pawn in the private vendetta of a shady political spin doctor.”
The hanging judge
Ponsor, Michael A.
New York, NY : Open Road Integrated Media, 2013.
The way you die tonight : a “Rat pack” mystery
Randisi, Robert J.
Sutton : Severn House, 2014.
Edward G Robinson is in Las Vegas researching his new movie, The Cincinnatti Kid with Steve McQueen. Frank Sinatra puts him in touch with Eddie G., floor manager of the Sands Casino and friend to the Rat Pack who frequent it. But rumour has it that Howard Hughes is also in town looking to buy a casino; and what Hughes wants he usually gets. Jack Entratter, the owner of the Sands tries to fight the takeover and sends Eddie G., to go and convince Howard Hughes not to pursue it. Then, Entratter’s secretary goes missing and Eddie G. is entrusted with looking for her, delving into the murky underworld of Las Vegas; a world he knows well . . .
The divorce papers: a novel from the files of Sophie Diehl, Esq
Rieger, Susan, 1946-
New York : Crown Publishers, 2014.
“The story of a high-profile, messy divorce, and the endearingly cynical young lawyer dragooned into handling it, told solely via personal correspondence, office memos, emails, articles, and legal papers”
Robotham, Michael, 1960-
New York : Mulholland Books, 2014.
“Before I Go to Sleep meets When a Stranger Calls in Robotham’s taut and nuanced new thriller. Marnie Logan often feels like she’s being watched: a warm breath on the back of her neck, or a shadow in the corner of her eye that vanishes when she turns her head. Now her life is frozen. Her husband Daniel is missing. She can’t access his bank accounts or his life insurance. Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O’Loughlin. O’Loughlin discovers Daniel’s Big Red Book–a collage of pictures, interviews, and anecdotes. The book, which Daniel intended as a surprise birthday gift, now leads to a shocking discovery. Any person who has ever crossed Marnie has paid an exacting price. And O’Loughlin may be next in line”
The spinning heart
Ryan, Donal, 1977-
Hanover, New Hampshire : Steerforth Press, 2014.
The rural residents of the county of Tipperary deal in their own ways with the financial collapse of the Irish economy.
Night of the hunter
Salvatore, R. A., 1959- author.
Renton, Washington : Wizards of the Coast LLC, 2014.
R.A. Salvatore’s New York Times best-selling saga continues as dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden returns to Gauntlgrym with old friends by his side once again, as they seek to rescue Bruenor’s loyal shield dwarf-turned-vampire. But not only do Drizzt and his allies face a perilous journey through the Underdark and the dangers of the undead that lie within, but they must cross through a colony of drow, who would like nothing better than to see Drizzt Do’Urden dead.
Vienna nocturne : a novel
New York : Ballantine Books, 2014.
Vienna Nocturne tells the story of the turbulent life and brilliantly successful career of young British opera singer Anna Storace, a child prodigy who is taken by her parents to Italy at age thirteen to advance her career. In love with life and wildly ambitious, Anna wants everything — to be famous, to be loved — and this leads her to make some fatal choices.
The secret of Ella and Micha
New York : Vision an imprint of Grand Central Pub, 2014.
Ella and Micha have been best friends since they were kids. But one tragic night shatters their friendship and their lives forever. Ella fears everything she worked so hard to bury since then might resurface, especially with Micha living right next door. Micha is sexy, smart, confident, and can get under Ella’s skin like no one else can. He knows everything about her, including her darkest secrets. And he is determined to bring his best friend, and the girl he loves back, no matter what it takes.
Power play : a novel
New York : Delacorte Press, 2014.
A high-powered CEO and mother of two, a mom who gave up a promising law career, and a struggling artist and mother with an absent husband are forced to reevaluate their sacrifices and beliefs when they confront the realities of power and family.
The Cairo affair
New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.
The assassination of an American diplomat in Hungary places a Cairo- based CIA agent, an Egyptian intelligence agent, and an American analyst at the mercy of a dangerous political game of shifting allegiances.
Stengl, Anne Elisabeth, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group, .
“In the fantasy world of Goldstone Wood, when Daylily flees to the Wilderlands, unknowingly pursued by her prince, she finds herself caught between time and legend, in a world of magic and peril”
The book of heaven : [a novel]
New York : Pantheon Books, 2014.
An Eve who does not recognize her own biblical story shares her version of events in the Garden of Eden before imparting the alternate feminist stories of four women, including Abraham’s wife Sarah, a polytheist cook, Job’s wife, and the queen of Sheba.
Suarez, Daniel, 1964-
New York : Dutton, c2014.
A tale set in a world in which technological advances have been suppressed finds particle physicist Jon Grady helping to innovate a device capable of reflecting gravity only to be targeted by a shadowy organization from the future.
Theroux, Marcel, 1968-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
“A dizzying novel of deception and metempsychosis by the author of the National Book Award finalist Far North Whatever this is, it started when Nicholas Slopen came back from the dead. In a locked ward of a notorious psychiatric hospital sits a man who insists that he is Dr. Nicholas Slopen, failed husband and impoverished Samuel Johnson scholar. Slopen has been dead for months. Yet nothing can make this man change his story. What begins as a tale of apparent forgery, involving unseen letters by the great Dr. Johnson, grows to encompass a conspiracy between a Silicon Valley mogul and his Russian allies to exploit the darkest secret of Soviet technology: the Malevin Procedure. With echoes of both Jorge Luis Borges and Philip K. Dick, Marcel Theroux’s Strange Bodies takes the reader on a dizzying speculative journey that poses questions about identity, authenticity, and what it means to be truly human”
My name is Resolute
Turner, Nancy E., 1953-
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, c2014.
“Nancy Turner burst onto the literary scene with her hugely popular novels These Is My Words, Sarah’s Quilt, and The Star Garden. Now, Turner has written the novel she was born to write, this exciting and heartfelt story of a woman struggling to find herself during the tumultuous years preceding the American Revolution. The year is 1729, and Resolute Talbot and her siblings are captured by pirates, taken from their family in Jamaica, and brought to the New World. Resolute and her sister are sold into slavery in New England and taught the trade of spinning and weaving. When Resolute finds herself alone in Lexington, Massachusetts, she struggles to find her way in a society that is quick to judge a young woman without a family. As the seeds of rebellion against England grow, Resolute is torn between following the rules and breaking free. Resolute’s talent at the loom places her at the center of an incredible web of secrecy that helped drive the American Revolution. Heart-wrenching, brilliantly written, and packed to the brim with adventure, My Name is Resolute is destined to be an instant classic”
The secret of Raven Point : a novel
Vanderbes, Jennifer, author.
New York : Scribner, 2014.
Amid the ruins of war-torn Italy in 1943, seventeen-year-old Juliet Dufresne receives a cryptic letter from her enlisted brother. She discovers that he’s been reported missing in action. So she lies about her age and travels to the front lines as an army nurse, determined to find him. Shy and awkward, Juliet is thrust into the bloody chaos of a field hospital, a sprawling encampment north of Rome where she forges new friendships and is increasingly consumed by the plight of her patients. One in particular, Christopher Barnaby, a deserter awaiting court-martial, may hold the answer to her brother’s whereabouts–but the trauma of war has left him catatonic. Racing against the clock, Juliet works with an enigmatic young psychiatrist, Dr. Henry Willard, to break Barnaby’s silence before the authorities take him away. Plunged into the horrifying depths of one man’s memories of combat, Juliet and Willard are forced to plumb the moral nuances of a so-called just war and to face the dangers of their own deepening emotional connection.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2014.
In “Annihilation,” the first volume of Jeff Vander Meer’s Southern Reach trilogy, we join the twelfth expedition. The group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain, record all observations of their surroundings and of one another, and, above all, avoid being contaminated by Area X itself. They arrive expecting the unexpected and Area X delivers.
Lover enshrined : a novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
Ward, J.R., 1969-
New York : New American Library, 2014. PUBLISHER = ©2008.
The Primale of the Chosen, Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of his people, but when his first mate, the Chosen Cormia, wants not only his body, but also his heart, he is forced to choose between duty and love, while tragedy threatens the Brotherhood’s mansion.
The Martian : a novel
New York : Crown Publishers, 2014.
Stranded on Mars by a dust storm that compromised his space suit and forced his crew to leave him behind, astronaut Watney struggles to survive in spite of minimal supplies and harsh environmental challenges that test his ingenuity in unique ways.
White, Randy Wayne, author.
New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2014.
“The stunning new thriller from the New York Times-bestselling author. When a Crow Indian acquaintance of Tomlinson’s asks him to help recover a relic stolen from his tribe, Doc Ford is happy to tag along-but neither Doc nor Tomlinson realize what they’ve let themselves in for. Their search takes them to the part of Central Florida known as Bone Valley, famous primarily for two things: a ruthless subculture of black-marketers who trade in illegal artifacts and fossils, and a multibillion-dollar phosphate industry whose strip mines compromise the very ground they walk on. Neither enterprise tolerates nosy outsiders. For each, public exposure equals big financial losses-and in a region built on a million-year accumulation of bones, there is no shortage of spots in which to hide a corpse. Or two”
Return to Tradd Street
White, Karen (Karen S.).
New York, New York : New American Library, 2014.
“Melanie is only going through the motions of living since refusing Jack’s marriage proposal. She misses him desperately, but her broken heart is the least of her problems. Despite an insistence that she can raise their child alone, Melanie is completely unprepared for motherhood, and she struggles to complete renovations on her house on Tradd Street before the baby arrives. When Melanie is roused one night by the sound of a ghostly infant crying, she chooses to ignore it. She simply does not have the energy to deal with one more crisis. That is, until the remains of a newborn buried in an old christening gown are found hidden in the foundation of her house. As the hauntings on Tradd Street slowly become more violent, Melanie decides to find out what caused the baby’s untimely death, uncovering the love, loss, and betrayal that color the house’s history–and threaten her claim of ownership. But can she seek Jack’s help without risking her heart? For in revealing the secrets of the past, Melanie also awakens the malevolent presence that has tried to keep the truth hidden for decades…”
Bread and butter : a novel
New York : Doubleday, 2014.
Fraternal feuding ensues when the youngest of three brothers opens a restaurant in competition with his older siblings’ establishment in a small Pennsylvania suburb.