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1225 CHRISTMAS TREE LANE: CEDAR COVE, BOOK 12
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CEDAR COVE   12

LB  06979
  1 volume in      1 container

LB  07638
  1 volume in      1 container

Cedar Cove. Christmas-tree-farm owner Beth Morehouse looks forward to
the holidays, until her college-age daughters invite Kent, who is
their father and Beth's ex-husband, to the celebration. Beth considers
a reconciliation, but Kent brings a young woman with him. Bestseller.
Commercial audiobook. 2011.

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AFTER THE FIRE
Author:   PLAIN, BELVA
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07620
  1 volume in      1 container

Gerald, a well-respected plastic surgeon, and Hyacinth enjoy an
idyllic marriage with two children. But in the aftermath of a fire
at Gerald's office, Hyacinth finds herself in a desperate struggle
for custody of her son and daughter. Some descriptions of sex and
some strong language.

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ANGELS FALL
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05100
  1 volume in      1 container

LB  05292
  1 volume in      1 container

LB  07633
  1 volume in      1 container

Traumatized by a shooting in Boston, Reece Gilmore flees across the
country. She stops in Angel's Fist, Wyoming, and takes a job as a
fast-order cook. When she witnesses a murder, only
reporter-turned-author Brody believes her. Violence, strong language,
and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2006

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BETTING THE RAINBOW
Author:   THOMAS, JODI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARMONY SERIES BY JODI THOMAS    7

LB  07648
  1 volume in      1 container

Sisters Abby and Dusti Delaney have spent their entire lives on
Rainbow Lane, but they dream of something bigger. So when a poker
tournament comes to town, Dusti is determined to win enough money to
leave. Enlisting expert Kieron O'Toole to teach her the game, sparks
begin to fly as they play their hands. But Kieron refuses to stand in
the way of her dream even if it means losing her forever. unrated.
2014.

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BREAKER
Author:   WALTERS, MINETTE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07656
  1 volume in      1 container

A woman's nude body is discovered on a secluded beach in southern
England, and her three-year-old daughter is found wandering miles
away. The murder suspects include an actor acquaintance, who happens
to be at the scene when the corpse is discovered, and the woman's
husband. Strong language. 1999.
  Strong language.

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BRIDE COLLECTOR
Author:   DEKKER, TED, 1962-
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07642
  1 volume in      1 container

A serial killer glues his beautiful victims to the wall, dressed in
bridal veils. His note leads FBI agent Brad Raines to a facility for
highly intelligent, mentally ill patients. Some of them, including a
young agoraphobic called Paradise, help Raines--using their unusual
skills. Violence. 2010.

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BRIGHTON HONEYMOON
Author:   SOUTH, SHERI COBB
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07635
  1 volume in      1 container

When the Brundy's seaside wedding trip is interrupted by a young
woman claiming to be Mr. Brundy's sister, Sir Aubrey promises to do
what he can in order to relieve his friend of an imposter. But
golden-haired Polly Hampton proves to be more than a match for Sir
Aubrey, who finds himself thinking about having a honeymoon of his
own. 2000.

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BRING ME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Author:   CARR, ROBYN
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: VIRGIN RIVER   14

LB  07632
  1 volume in      1 container

Before her current boyfriend proposes, Becca Timm joins her brother on
a hunting trip to Virgin River, California, to see her first love,
ex-marine Denny, one last time. Then Becca breaks her ankle and must
stay in town--rekindling her romance with Denny. Some explicit
descriptions of sex. 2011.

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BURIED PREY
Author:   SANDFORD, JOHN, 1944 FEBRUARY 23-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LUCAS DAVENPORT   21

LB  07644
  1 volume in      1 container

When the Jones sisters' remains are discovered, Minneapolis detective
Lucas Davenport revisits his first plainclothes investigation--the
siblings' 1985 disappearance. Never happy with the case's outcome,
Lucas is now convinced the wrong man was convicted and the killer is
at large. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex.
Bestseller.  2011.

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CRUISING IN YOUR EIGHTIES IS MURDER
Author:   BEFELER, MIKE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PAUL JACOBSON GEEZER LIT MYSTERY    4

LB  07593
  1 volume in      1 container

Crotchety octogenarian Paul Jacobson becomes involved in a series
of crimes while struggling with the problems of his short-term
memory loss. On a honeymoon cruise to Alaska with his bride, Paul runs
afoul of the police and ship security. Dealing with mayhem, missing
people, and murder, he will have to use all his geezer resources to
solve a case of international intrigue. unrated. 2012.

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DARK ROOM
Author:   WALTERS, MINETTE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07655
  1 volume in      1 container

British photographer Jinx Kingsley is in trouble. She awakens in a
clinic to the news that she tried to kill herself twice after her
fiance left her for her best friend, Meg. Although she has amnesia,
Jinx is certain she would not have done this. Now she learns that
she is suspected of murder. Strong language and some violence. 1996.
Strong language and some violence.

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DEAD RECKONING: A SOOKIE STACKHOUSE NOVEL
Author:   HARRIS, CHARLAINE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SOOKIE STACKHOUSE   11

LB  07624
  1 volume in      1 container

After a Molotov cocktail sets fire to Merlotte's bar and Sookie and
Sam barely escape, they investigate who targeted them--and why.
Meanwhile Eric, who has issues of his own, arrives on the scene. Some
violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex.
Bestseller.  2011.

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DEADLY GRIND
Author:   HAMILTON, VICTORIA, 1957-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: VINTAGE KITCHEN MYSTERY    1

LB  07594
  1 volume in      1 container

When vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton spies an
original 1920s Hoosier-brand kitchen cabinet at an estate auction,
it's love at first sight. Despite the protests of her sister and
housemate Rebecca, Jaymie outbids the other buyer and takes home her
Hoosier. But that night on the summer porch, where she left the
cabinet to be cleaned up, a man is murdered - struck on the head with
the steel meat grinder from the Hoosier. unrated. 2012.

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DEATH AND THE LIT CHICK: A ST. JUST MYSTERY
Author:   MALLIET, G.M., 1951-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ST JUST MYSTERY    2

LB  07595
  1 volume in      1 container

As the wildly successful darling of the publishing industry, chick lit
mystery writer Kimberlee Kalder is the guest of honor at an exclusive
writers' conference at Dalmorton Castle in Scotland. But jealousy
and resentment are soon replaced with shock when Kimberlee is found
dead at the bottom of the castle's bottle dungeon. It's up to
Detective Chief Inspector St. Just to track down the true killer in
a castle full of cagey mystery connoisseurs. unrated. 2009.

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DEATH AT THE ALMA MATER: A ST. JUST MYSTERY
Author:   MALLIET, G.M., 1951-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ST JUST MYSTERY    3

LB  07596
  1 volume in      1 container

St. Michael's College, Cambridge, is prestigious, stately and in
frightful disrepair. To replenish its dwindling coffers, the College's
Master holds a fundraising weekend for wealthy alums. But all goes
awry when glamorous Lexy Durant is found strangled on the grounds.
Gorgeous and successful, Lexy inspired jealousy, envy, and spite in
everyone, and there's a lengthy list of likely suspects. As Chief
Inspector St. Just weighs clashing egos, he discovers unsavory
secrets. unrated. 2010.

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EMILY AND EINSTEIN: A NOVEL OF SECOND CHANCES
Author:   LEE, LINDA FRANCIS
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06775
  1 volume in      1 container

LB  07637
  1 volume in      1 container

Sandy Portman and Emily Barlow seem to live a perfect life. Sandy is a
successful businessman from an old-money family, and Emily, beautiful
and smart, is quickly gaining respect in her career as a book editor.
But Sandy is keeping a few secrets from Emily, and is hit by a car and
killed before he has a chance to reveal the truth. In a Dickensian
turn of events, he's given an otherworldly chance to make amends as a
dog named Einstein. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language.
2011.

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FAR GONE
Author:   GRIFFIN, LAURA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07652
  1 volume in      1 container

Andrea Finch is a rising star in the Austin police department until a
split-second decision derailed her career. On leave from her job, she
gets an urgent call from her younger brother. Andrea's search for
answers takes her to a dusty Texas border town where nothing is quite
what it seems. FBI agent Jon North is working undercover in west
Texas investigating an unsolved murder that may be linked to a
broader plot. unrated. 2014.

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FRIENDS
Author:   HACKENBERRY, CHARLES, 1939-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07646
  1 volume in      1 container

Deputy sheriff William Goodwin had seen a lot of life; he knew
how the death wind could blow into a man's life on a clear
sunny day without a wisp of warning.  He thought he knew how
treacherous life could be, that's why he drank.  But when Nell
Larson complained that someone was spooking her cattle late at
night, neither Willie nor his friend Sheriff Clete Shannon
recognized the danger. Then Nell's cabin was burned and Nell
murdered, and Clete was shot by the same faceless enemy.
Willie saddled his horse and went looking for justice, and for
the answer to the puzzle of why these horrible crimes were
committed.  His manhunt would become an odyssey of death and
vengeance, and along the way, Willie Goodwin would face some
hard choices. Unrated. 1993.

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GOOD OLD BOYS
Author:   KELTON, ELMER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: TEXAS TRADITION    1
Series: HEWEY CALLOWAY    1

LB  07610
  1 volume in      1 container

Will easy-riding, old-time cowboy Hewey Calloway finally settle down?
He realizes that a new era is coming to Texas in the early years of
the century, but at the age of thirty-eight doesn't want to change
with the times.  Prequel to "The Smiling Country" (RC 48506).

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GREEN GROW THE VICTIMS: A HILDA JOHANSSON MYSTERY
Author:   DAMS, JEANNE M
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HILDA JOHANSSON      

LB  07618
  1 volume in      1 container

South Bend, Indiana; 1902. Sleuthy Swedish immigrant Hilda Johansson
continues to date Irish Catholic Patrick Cavanaugh despite social
tensions. When Patrick's uncle Daniel Malloy, a flamboyant city
council candidate and a suspect in a rival's murder, disappears,
Patrick's family contacts Hilda for help. 2001.

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GUN HAWK
Author:   ERNENWEIN, LESLIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07616
  1 volume in      1 container

Clay Payette had the reputation of being a straight-shooting, hard-
riding deputy sheriff.  He wasn't cut out to be a spy.  But that's
what General Joe Shafter was asking him to do, and Shafter was the
one man Payette couldn't refuse.  His unwelcome role soured Clay
so that he hated all humanity, including himself.  He threw himself
into the war between the Railroad and the Fargo State Line with a
reckless contempt for his own life, possibly hoping that a bullet
might end his hated Judas' role. Unrated. 1988.

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HABIT OF THE BLOOD
Author:   BATTLE, LOIS
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07643
  1 volume in      1 container

Lovely Ceci Baron, sometime journalist and interior decorator, returns
on a visit to the Jamaican plantation where she was raised. She finds
her evil half-brother Marsden attempting to wrest control of the es-
tate from kindly Aunt Vivian. He claims Vivian's delightful dottiness
is actually senility, and he plans to turn the great old house into a
tourist trap. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of
sex.  1987.

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HEARTBREAK CREEK: A RUNAWAY BRIDES NOVEL
Author:   WARNER, KAKI
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07041
  1 volume in      1 container

LB  07625
  1 volume in      1 container

Edwina Ladoux hoped becoming a mail-order bride would be her way to a
better life, but as soon as she arrives in Heartbreak Creek, CO, and
meets Declan Brodie and his four rambunctious children she realizes
she's made a mistake. Luckily, Edwina and Declan agreed on a
three-month courtship period, which should give them time to get the
proxy marriage annulled. Except that as the weeks pass, thoughts of
annulment turn into hopes for a real marriage - until Declan's first
wife suddenly returns. Some violence, some strong language, and some
explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

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HERE COMES A HERO
Author:   BLOCK, LAWRENCE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07608
  1 volume in      1 container

Phaedra Harrow stayed with Evan Tanner for a month, refusing to
relinquish her virginity. Now Phaedra has disappeared into
Afghanistan, and her distraught mother asks Evan to attempt a
dangerous rescue. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.
1968.

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HOLY TREASURE!
Author:   WILLIAMS, DAVID, 1926-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07634
  1 volume in      1 container

When the vicar's wife launches a fund to repair St. Martin's, to
prevent a take-over from dubious property developers, there's a
rowdy parish meeting where Mark Treasure's actress wife Molly is
first to promise money. Treasure hopes that can be the extent of
his involvement.  But when a sudden death follows, spawning more
dramatic events, both he and Molly find themselves gradually
drawn into a murder investigation, this time very close to home.

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HOME TO HOLLY SPRINGS: A FATHER TIM NOVEL, BOOK 1
Author:   KARON, JAN, 1937-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: FATHER TIM NOVEL    1
Series: FATHER TIM NOVELS    1

LB  06173
  1 volume in      1 container

LB  06174
  1 volume in      1 container

LB  07640
  1 volume in      1 container

Nearly forty years after leaving his childhood home, retired
Episcopal priest Father Tim Kavanagh of Mitford, North Carolina, is
beckoned back to Holly Springs, Mississippi. While reuniting with old
friends and acquaintances, Father Tim uncovers family secrets and
discovers who sent for him. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

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HOMER AND LANGLEY
Author:   DOCTOROW, E.L., 1931-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07611
  1 volume in      1 container

Homer Collyer, the blind brother, and his older brother Langley, a WWI
mustard-gas victim, become recluses in their Fifth Avenue brownstone,
hoarding newspapers and collecting odd things--a model T Ford,
typewriters, and surplus Army supplies--until they become imprisoned
by their vast accumulations. Bestseller.  2009.

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IN A CLASS BY ITSELF
Author:   BROWN, SANDRA, 1948-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07630
  1 volume in      1 container

Dani dreads her high school reunion. Ten years ago her parents forced
her to annul the wedding vows she secretly took with Logan Webster.
Now she has to face him again and, worse, ask him to sell some acreage
for charity. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language.

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LABORS OF HERCULES: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY   26

LB  04346
  1 volume in      1 container

LB  07651
  1 volume in      1 container

A visit by Dr. Burton and a conversation about the classics leads
Poirot to the idea of a modern "Labors of Hercules." Poirot decides to
undertake twelve cases that have a special reference to the twelve
labors of ancient Hercules. Each case appears to be more baffling
than the last. 1947.

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LOVE IN A NUTSHELL
Author:   EVANOVICH, JANET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07628
  1 volume in      1 container

Newly divorced Kate Appleton moves into the Nutshell, her family's
summer retreat in rural Michigan, to renovate it into a
bed-and-breakfast. Matt Culhane hires Kate to go undercover and find
out  who is sabotaging his brewery. When danger strikes, Kate and Matt
unite and fall in love. Bestseller.  2011.

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MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07019
  1 volume in      1 container

LB  07622
  1 volume in      1 container

Four Christmas novellas filled with romance. In the title story,
single Melanie McLaughlin applies to an adoption agency to fulfill her
wish for children. Meanwhile, her friend's brother, professor Bryce
Landry, falls in love with Melanie and come through for her when two
orphaned siblings need a home. In "Runaway Christmas," Heidi Bogue's
young niece makes a surprise visit, and a snowstorm turns Heidi's cafe
into a community refuge. Bestseller. Strong language, some
descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2011.
(SPV ratings determined by TBP staff for LB 7019.)

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MESSAGE FROM NAM
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07629
  1 volume in      1 container

Pursuit of a journalism career takes Paxton Andrews from her Savan-
nah, Georgia, home to Berkeley.  She falls in love with Peter Wilson,
and when he is killed in Vietnam she goes to Saigon as a reporter
for the San Francisco Morning Sun, writing a column, "Message from
Nam."  There she finds a new love, but when he is captured she wonders
if she can bear the loss all over again. Strong language and some
descriptions of sex. Bestseller.

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NEW SONG: THE MITFORD YEARS, VOLUME 5
Author:   KARON, JAN, 1937-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MITFORD    5

LB  04662
  1 volume in      1 container

LB  07613
  1 volume in      1 container

The Bishop assigns Father Tim, now retired, to fill in as interim
priest on North Carolina's coastal island Whitecap. He is reluctant to
leave his old friends in Mitford, but does keep in touch. However, he
quickly finds his place at St. John's in the Grove. Sequel to "Out to
Canaan" (BR 1222, RC 44958, LB 4591).  Bestseller.

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NOWHERE TO HIDE
Author:   THOMPSON, CARLENE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07606
  1 volume in      1 container

Marissa Gray's world was shattered when her best friend, Gretchen, was
brutally murdered. Marissa tried to convince authorities that Dillon
Archer was the killer. But her eyewitness statement wasn't enough -
and Dillon disappeared. Now a successful journalist, Marissa is back
to help her family during a time of need. After years away from
Aurora Falls, she finally feels the past is safe behind her. Until a
terrifying hooded figure causes Marissa's car to swerve off a snow-
slick road, nearly killing her. Once again, no one wants to believe
Marissa's story - not her sensible sister Catherine, and certainly
not her ex-fiance Eric, who happens to be the town's deputy chief of
police. But other strange happenings are afoot...and a terrifying
sequence emerges in which old friends of Gretchen's start turning up
dead. As Marissa desperately races to uncover Aurora Falls' secret
history, someone is two steps ahead, concealed in every taunting clue
and waiting to silence one inconvenient witness forever. Unrated.
2010.

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OUTLAW'S CHRISTMAS: A MCKETTRICKS OF TEXAS NOVEL
Author:   MILLER, LINDA LAEL
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: MCKETTRICKS OF TEXAS    5

LB  07276
  1 volume in      1 container

LB  07627
  1 volume in      1 container

1915. Before Christmas Sawyer McKettrick leaves Arizona for Blue
River, Texas, to join his cousin Clay. When Sawyer is ambushed during
a snowstorm, he finds shelter with teacher Piper St. James. But by
rescuing Sawyer, Piper has put her reputation at risk. Some explicit
descriptions of sex. 2012.

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PAINTED HOUSE
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04976
  1 volume in      1 container

LB  07631
  1 volume in      1 container

Arkansas, 1952. Seven-year-old Luke Chandler, who lives with his
parents and grandparents in a house that has never been painted,
recounts the events during cotton-picking season. As Luke faces the
daily grind of harvesting, he witnesses a murder, a birth, and a
storm that changes their lives forever. Some violence. Bestseller.

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POSTCARD
Author:   LEWIS, BEVERLY, 1949-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07647
  1 volume in      1 container

Mennonite widow Rachel Yoder, hysterically blind after witnessing her
son and husband killed in a buggy accident, lives and works at her
Amish parents' bed-and-breakfast along with her young daughter. There
she meets writer Philip Bradley, who uncovers family secrets when he
finds a love letter in an antique desk.

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POSTERN OF FATE: A TUPPENCE AND TOMMY BERESFORD MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: TUPPENCE AND TOMMY BERESFORD MYSTERY      

LB  01813
  1 volume in      1 container

LB  07653
  1 volume in      1 container

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, new residents of a charming old dream
house, find a chilling message about the murder of a former resident
stuck in a book.  The solution to the ancient crime lies behind a
dreaded gate known as the Postern of Fate.  Bestseller 1974.

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POSTMISTRESS
Author:   BLAKE, SARAH, 1960-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06420
  1 volume in      1 container

LB  07626
  1 volume in      1 container

1940-1941. Postmistress Iris and newlywed Emma are newcomers on Cape
Cod, while female reporter and New York native Frankie is covering the
Blitz in London. Emma's physician husband joins the war effort in
England, where a tragic accident brings the three women's lives
together. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of
sex. Bestseller. 2010.

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SEARCH THE DARK
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07654
  1 volume in      1 container

While caring for her ailing mother in Deer Run, Pennsylvania,
Meredith King agrees to help her cousin find out what really happened
to a teenage Amish boy whose death is still shrouded in mystery after
twenty years. When a ghost from her own past reappears, there is
suddenly a lot more at stake. unrated. 2013.

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SEE ISABELLE RUN
Author:   BLOOM, ELIZABETH, 1969-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07609
  1 volume in      1 container

Isabelle Leonard boldly invites her guests to what would have been
her wedding reception if her fiance hadn't left her at the altar.
This gutsy move captured the heart of New Yorkers who dubbed her
"Give 'em hell, Isabelle", and of media maven Becky Belden, who hires
Isabelle to work at her magazine. When Isabelle discovers the many,
seemingly random deaths of Belden employees, she begins to wonder
if the Becky Belden empire has as darker side behind its sweet,
wholesome facade. Unrated. 2005.

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SENIOR MOMENTS ARE MURDER
Author:   BEFELER, MIKE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PAUL JACOBSON GEEZER LIT MYSTERY    3

LB  07597
  1 volume in      1 container

Cantankerous octogenarian Paul Jacobson must solve a series of
murders while struggling with the problem of his short-term memory
loss. Paul learns about the homeless community, disreputable art
dealers, and the beach scene in Venice Beach, California while staying
out of the clutches of the police and the bad guys. unrated. 2011.

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SIXTH MAN
Author:   BALDACCI, DAVID
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KING AND MAXWELL    5

LB  06667
  1 volume in      1 container

LB  07615
  1 volume in      1 container

Investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell travel to Maine to help
King's old law professor Ted Bergin in defending accused killer Edgar
Roy. After finding Bergin murdered in his car and Roy catatonic in his
cell, King and Maxwell try to learn who hired Bergin. Violence and
strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

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SOUTHERN LIGHTS
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07641
  1 volume in      1 container

In the midst of a dangerous case, Manhattan assistant D.A. Alexa
Hamilton sends her daughter Savannah to the teen's father in
Charleston, South Carolina. Savannah comes to know and love her
paternal family--while Alexa deals with the trial of a serial killer.
Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

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SPEAK TO ME OF LOVE
Author:   HATCHER, ROBIN LEE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07617
  1 volume in      1 container

When Faith Butler finds herself and her two children stranded in
Dead Horse, Wyoming, she has no choice but to take employment
with mysterious recluse Drake Rutledge.  As Faith shines the light
of hope and happiness in the dark halls of Drake's dismal mansion.
Drake is forced out of the shadows that have hidden him for so long.
Only this feisty Shakespearean actress and her irresistible
children could cause such a change in Drake.  Then the shadows of
Faith's past descend on them all, and they must turn to their
Savior for light that can cut through even the deepest darkness.
Unrated. 2003.

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STONE COLD
Author:   BOX, C.J
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE PICKETT NOVEL   14

LB  07649
  1 volume in      1 container

Under the governor's orders, game warden Joe Pickett travels to
another Wyoming county to help the feds shut down wealthy Wolfgang
Templeton, who they suspect is conducting a high-end murder-for-hire
operation. Joe doesn't realize that his estranged friend is
involved--as is Joe's mother-in-law. Violence and strong language.
2014.

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SWAG
Author:   LEONARD, ELMORE, 1925-2013
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07607
  1 volume in      1 container

A pair of armed robbers team up for a fast-paced, suspenseful caper
that mixes humor and brutality. The robbers have criminal know-how,
a plan to snag a tax-free hundred grand, and a taste for summertime
Detroit's suburban sweet life. But, have they got the guts - and the
smarts to carry it off without getting caught? Unrated. 1976.

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T IS FOR TRESPASS: A KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   20

LB  06163
  1 volume in      1 container

LB  07639
  1 volume in      1 container

Santa Teresa, California. After PI Kinsey Millhone's elderly neighbor
Gus Vronsky falls, his great-niece hires nurse Solana Rojas to care
for him. Kinsey investigates Solana's background, but doesn't learn
until much later that Solana is a sociopath who is abusing and robbing
Gus. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2007.

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THORNYHOLD
Author:   STEWART, MARY, 1916-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07623
  1 volume in      1 container

A gothic romance suspense tale about Gilly, a lonely 1940s lass who
inherits a handsome, old English country house, Thornyhold.  Delighted
at first with her dream house, she soon feels unsettled by meddling
neighbors and intimations of witchcraft as she comes to believe that
everyone around her is under a magic spell. Book club main selection.

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TRIBUTE
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06842
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LB  07614
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Cilla purchases the neglected Virginia farm where her grandmother
Janet, a famous actress, committed suicide. As Cilla works on the
house, she meets her intriguing graphic-novelist neighbor, discovers
Janet's mysterious love letters--and becomes the target of threatening
vandalism. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex.
Bestseller. 2008.

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WAKEFIELD'S COURSE: WHITEOAK CHRONICLES, BOOK 12
Author:   DE LA ROCHE, MAZO, 1879-1961
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WHITEOAK CHRONICLES   12

LB  01878
  1 volume in      1 container

LB  07619
  1 volume in      1 container

The continuing saga of the Whiteoak family in Canada, from the spring
of 1939 to the fall of 1940. Focuses on Wakefield, a successful actor,
and his bittersweet love affair. Followed by 'Return to Jalna'
(BR 5143, RD 6512 and RC 6512). Twelfth part of a sixteen-book series.
Sequel to 'Whiteoak Harvest' (BR 5036).

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WOLF HALL
Author:   MANTEL, HILARY, 1952-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: THOMAS CROMWELL TRILOGY    1

LB  07612
  1 volume in      1 container

Thomas Cromwell, a closet Protestant and blacksmith's son who becomes
advisor to Henry VIII of England, realizes that he can accumulate
power and wealth by assisting the king in obtaining an annulment and
simultaneously help commoners and his country by destroying the
corrupt Catholic clergy. Booker Prize. Bestseller.  2009.

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WRONGFUL DEATH
Author:   DUGONI, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DAVID SLOANE      

LB  07645
  1 volume in      1 container

Beverly Ford hires Seattle defense attorney David Sloane to prove her
husband James died in Iraq because of faulty body armor. Ex-marine
Sloane uncovers a conspiracy involving other members of Ford's
platoon--and their mysterious deaths after they returned to America.
Commercial audiobook. 2009.

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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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WHAT I SAW AT THE REVOLUTION: A POLITICAL LIFE IN THE REAGAN ERA
Author:   NOONAN, PEGGY, 1950-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07621
  1 volume in      1 container

A personal account by a political speechwriter.  Noonan writes about
being the first in her family to be a Republican; about working at
CBS and the media's relationship with politics; about being a woman
in a field dominated by men; and most of all, about Ronald Reagan
and what his presidency meant.  Bestseller.

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