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ENGLISH FICTION


ADVENTURES OF HAWKE TRAVIS
Author:   COLTER, ELI
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07602
1 volume in 1 container

The life of Hawke Travis began when the West was young. He was born
on the Western Reserve in northeastern Ohio and moved West with his
family when he was nine years old. In 1877 he and his deadly gun
started out in the world and Hawke became a fine man who had a
lifetime full of adventures. He never double-crossed a friend, a
partner, or even a sucker who trusted him, and to abuse a woman or a
child was to invite his swift and devastating rage. Violence and
strong language. 1931.

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BORN TO TROUBLE
Author:   NYE, NELSON C. (NELSON CORAL), 1907-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07601
1 volume in 1 container

Trammell's first job as a Texas Ranger sounds routine - to find out
who is looting a mine and bring him in. But the town is an armed camp,
and within hours, Trammell has a bullet crease on his head and a
knife wound in his back. 1951.

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DREAM DRESS: WEDDINGS BY DESIGN
Author:   THOMPSON, JANICE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WEDDINGS BY DESIGN    3

LB  07592
1 volume in 1 container

A lowly seamstress at a swanky bridal boutique, Gabi Delgado dreams
of doing more than ripping out seams and fitting dresses to doe-eyed
brides. She wants to see her own original dress designs gracing the
young women of Texas. But when Jordan Singer, reporter for 'Texas
Bride' magazine, visits the shop to do a feature, Gabi is humbled
in his influential - and unnervingly handsome - presence. 2014.

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FATAL WINTER: A MAX TUDOR NOVEL
Author:   MALLIET, G.M., 1951-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAX TUDOR    2

LB  07590
1 volume in 1 container

In the small English village of Nether Monkship, Max Tudor - Anglican
priest, former MI5 agent, and village heartthrob - investigates two
deaths at Chedrow Castle. But a growing attraction to Awena Owen
complicates his case, as does the recent arrival at Chedrow Castle
of a raucous group of long-lost, greedy relatives, any one of whom
has a motive for murder. unrated. 2012.

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HERCULE POIROT'S CHRISTMAS: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY   20

LB  07599
1 volume in 1 container

As the holiday guest of Colonel Johnson, chief constable of his
county, the detective spends his Christmas investigating the brutal
and baffling murder of rich, eccentric old Simeon Lee. 1938.
Also published as "Murder for Christmas" and "A Holiday for Murder."

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MURDER IS EASY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01203
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07598
1 volume in 1 container

Ex-policeman Luke Fitzwilliam was delighted to be back in his
country, able to sit back and relax after a lifetime's hard work
abroad. As he surveyed the railway carriage in which he was
traveling, he began to suspect that the nice old lady nearby
wouldn't be riding in silence much longer. [Also published as: "Easy
to Kill" RC 09195 and in Five Complete Novels of Murder and Detection
RC 60232 with "Evil under the sun," "Murder at Hazelmoor," "Peril
at End House," and "Ten little Indians." Also available as LB 4340.]

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PASSENGER TO FRANKFURT
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07600
1 volume in 1 container

At the Frankfurt Airport, a young woman appeals to a British diplomat
to save her life by letting her borrow his passport and his hooded
cloak as a disguise. He soon becomes involved in Project Benvo, a
mysterious international plot for world control. 1970.

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READING CIRCLE
Author:   LEE, ASHTON
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHERRY COLA BOOK CLUB    2

LB  07603
1 volume in 1 container

In Cherico, Mississippi, Maura has won a year's reprieve from the
chopping block for her underfunded library. But when a violent storm
damages the library, Councilman Sparks resumes his campaign to shut
down the library for good. Maura and the Cherry Cola Book Club will
learn that the best stories have twists and heroes one never expected.
Some strong language. 2014.

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SADDLEMATES
Author:   BRAND, MAX, 1892-1944
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07604
1 volume in 1 container

Edward Dugan and Red become saddle mates in a quest to find out the
true value of mining certificates bequeathed to Edward by his father.
They were declared worthless but if that's so, why is Henry Christian
trying to buy them back? unrated. 2014.

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WHEN SHADOWS FALL: A SAMANTHA OWENS NOVEL
Author:   ELLISON, J. T.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SAMANTHA OWENS    3

LB  07591
1 volume in 1 container

Forensic pathologist Dr. Samantha Owens thought life was finally
returning to normal after she suffered a terrible personal loss.
Settling into her new job at Georgetown University, the illusion is
shattered when she receives a disturbing letter from a dead mean
imploring her to solve his murder. There's only one catch. Timothy
Savage's death was so obviously the suicide of a demented individual
that the case has been closed. Violence, strong language, and explicit
descriptions of sex. 2014.

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YOU'RE NOT SAFE
Author:   BURTON, MARY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07605
1 volume in 1 container

He will never forget, never forgive, and never let them live. The
broken body hanging from a tree in the Texas Hill Country - the frozen
figure huddled in a meat locker - only at second glance does the
truth become apparent. What seems like suicide is far more sinister,
and the terror is only beginning. Violence, strong language, and
some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

BOY DETECTIVE: A NEW YORK CHILDHOOD
Author:   ROSENBLATT, ROGER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07584
1 volume in 1 container

While teaching a class on memoir writing in 2011, award-winning
essayist Rosenblatt strolled through his childhood neighborhood of
Gramercy Park. He reminisces about his obsession with becoming a
detective in 1950s New York City and ponders life and memory. 2013.

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FROZEN IN TIME: AN EPIC STORY OF SURVIVAL AND A MODERN QUEST FOR LOST
Author:   ZUCKOFF, MITCHELL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07543
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Heroes of World War II"
Recounts the crash of three U.S. military planes--including a B-17
bomber--in Greenland in 1942. Describes the crew members' struggle to
survive the Arctic conditions and the search for the wreckage of one
of the downed flights seven decades later. 2013.

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MEN WHO UNITED THE STATES: AMERICA'S EXPLORERS, INVENTORS,
Author:   WINCHESTER, SIMON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07542
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Eccentrics, and Mavericks and the Creation of One
Nation, Indivisible"
Account of the explorers, inventors, and engineers whose work helped
unite America's diverse regions and people. Discusses the Lewis and
Clark expedition; construction of canals, the transcontinental
railroad, and the interstate highway system; the development of the
Internet; and more. 2013.

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