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ENGLISH FICTION

AMISH MIRACLE
Author:   ELLIS, MARY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07717
  1 volume in      1 container

Three Amish Novellas by Mary Ellis, Ruth Reid and Beth Wiseman.
In Wiseman's "Always Beautiful", Becky Byler is eighteen, overweight,
and overwhelmed. Close to taking her own life, Becky begs God for a
miracle. But when her prayers are answered, does she like the person
she has become? "Always His Provision" by Ruth Reid finds widow Rosa
Hostetler with one month to pay her taxes before the county auctions
her farm, and too proud to admit she needs help. In "Always in My
Heart" by Mary Ellis, Hope Bowman believes God is punishing her for
giving up her firstborn son when she was a teenager. Unrated. 2013.

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AND THE DARK SACRED NIGHT
Author:   GLASS, JULIA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07701
  1 volume in      1 container

Unemployed art historian Kit Noonan's wife--frustrated with the
stagnation in his life--forces him to hunt down the identity of his
birth father. Kit's mother, a musician who had him at eighteen, has
been closed-mouthed. Companion to Three Junes (DB 55525). Some strong
language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

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AUNT DIMITY AND THE WISHING WELL
Author:   ATHERTON, NANCY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: AUNT DIMITY   19

LB  07712
  1 volume in      1 container

When young Australian Jack MacBride arrives in Finch to wrap up his
late uncle's affairs, heads turn in the sleepy English village. Lori
volunteers to help Jack clear out his uncle's overgrown garden. After
Lori tosses a coin into the garden's old well and makes a wish, she is
baffled that the wish seems to have come true. Word spreads, and the
villagers turn out in droves to make wishes of their own. unrated.
2014.

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BARK: STORIES
Author:   MOORE, LORRIE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07755
  1 volume in      1 container

The author of A Gate at the Stairs (DB 69697) offers eight short
stories exploring life changes. In "Debarking" Ira, a divorce whose
wedding ring won't come off his finger, is invited to his
ethnic-Catholic friend's Lenten dinner. Strong language and some
explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2014.

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CARNAL CURIOSITY
Author:   WOODS, STUART
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07680
  1 volume in      1 container

When Manhattan's elite are beset by a series of clever crimes - and
Stone Barrington is a material witness - he and his former partner
Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end
security and fraud, where insider knowledge and access are limited
to a privileged few, and the wealthy are made vulnerable by the very
systems meant to keep them safe. unrated. 2014.

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CHESTNUT STREET
Author:   BINCHY, MAEVE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07748
  1 volume in      1 container

In Dublin, just around the corner from St. Jarlath's Crescent (see
"Minding Frankie" LB 6663) is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come
and go. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people
with different life circumstances, occupations, and sensibilities.
These stories were written over a period of several decades. unrated.
Bestseller. 2014.

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COLD DISH: A WALT LONGMIRE MYSTERY
Author:   JOHNSON, CRAIG, 1961-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WALT LONGMIRE    1

LB  07672
  1 volume in      1 container

Absaroka County, Wyoming. Sheriff Walter Longmire investigates the
shooting death of Cody Pritchard, who was convicted of raping a young
Native American girl two years ago. As tensions rise in the community,
Walt begins to fear his friend Henry Standing Bear may be involved.
Strong language and some violence. 2005.

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COUNTESS IN COWBOY BOOTS
Author:   O'DONNELL, JODI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07741
  1 volume in      1 container

Who would hire an ex-countess with no experience? Rancher Will
Proffitt reluctantly gives Lacey McCoy a shot, certain she won't last
a week. Yet when she accomplishes every dirty task he gives her,
Will's feelings for Lacey began to change. unrated. 2012.

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DEATH OF A COZY WRITER: A ST. JUST MYSTERY
Author:   MALLIET, G.M., 1951-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: ST JUST MYSTERY      

LB  07657
  1 volume in      1 container

British mystery writer Sir Adrian Beauclerk-Fisk invites his grown
children to his wedding. The four siblings are not happy about the
bride and her possible threat to their inheritance. When Sir Adrian
and his eldest son are both murdered, Detective Chief Inspector Arthur
St. Just investigates. Some strong language. 2008.

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DEATH ON BLACKHEATH
Author:   PERRY, ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: THOMAS AND CHARLOTTE PITT MYSTERY   29

LB  07698
  1 volume in      1 container

Investigating evidence of a violent struggle at the home of Ministry
of Defense member Dudley Kynaston, Pitt and the Special Branch
discover the brutally murdered body of a young woman before realizing
that Kynaston is not who he appears to be. unrated. 2014.

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DON'T LOOK FOR ME
Author:   ESTLEMAN, LOREN D
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: AMOS WALKER   23

LB  07699
  1 volume in      1 container

Investigating the disappearance of a woman whose demise may be linked
to the mafia and an illicit pornography studio, private investigator
Amos Walker is confronted by two Mossad agents who make him realize
that the case is more sinister than anticipated. 2014.

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DUAL IMAGE
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07749
  1 volume in      1 container

Working with screenwriter Booth DeWitt is the chance of a lifetime
for actor Ariel Kirkwood, but she's landed the role of his conniving
ex-wife in his semiautobiographical film. Doing her job well means
turning him off, unless Ariel can convince the intense Booth to see
her for the woman she is when the cameras stop rolling. unrated. 2014.

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FOR LOVE OF ELI
Author:   LOUGH, LOREE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: QUILTS OF LOVE      

LB  07683
  1 volume in      1 container

When tragedy leaves young Eli an orphan, two families are devastated.
Taylor, Eli's aunt and legal guardian, helps him remember his parents
by creating a Memory Quilt. As she begins piecing together the
moments of his parents' lives, the young family's story emerges and
Taylor and Eli begin to heal. 2013.

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GOOD FATHER
Author:   HAWLEY, NOAH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07742
  1 volume in      1 container

An intense, psychological novel about one doctor's suspense-filled
quest to unlock the mind of a suspected political assassin: his
20-year old son. Daniel Allen has always been a good kid but, as a
child of divorce, used to shuttling back and forth between parents,
he is also something of a drifter. When a Democratic candidate for
president is shot at a rally, Daniel is caught on video as the
assassin. unrated. 2012.

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KINDNESS GOES UNPUNISHED: A WALT LONGMIRE MYSTERY
Author:   JOHNSON, CRAIG, 1961-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WALT LONGMIRE    3

LB  07691
  1 volume in      1 container

Sheriff Walt Longmire and his friend Henry Standing Bear take a road
trip from Wyoming to Philadelphia, where Walt visits his daughter,
Cady, a lawyer. When Cady is attacked and her boyfriend--the assumed
perpetrator--is killed, Walt takes matters into his own hands. Some
violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex.
2007.

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LAST BRIDE
Author:   LEWIS, BEVERLY, 1949-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOME TO HICKORY HOLLOW    5

LB  07700
  1 volume in      1 container

Of her Old Order parents' five daughters, Tessie Miller is the last to
marry. She has her heart set on Amishman Marcus King, but Tessie's
father opposed the match. Impetuously, Tessie and Marcus elope to
the English world, then return to Hickory Hollow to live as singles,
trusting they'll convince the Millers to give their love a chance
over time. But when the unthinkable happens, Tessie faces the almost
certain censure of the People. unrated. 2014.

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LAST KIND WORDS SALOON
Author:   MCMURTRY, LARRY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07764
  1 volume in      1 container

Traces the rich and varied friendship of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday
from the town of Long Grass, Texas, to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show
in Denver, then to Mobetie, Texas, and finally to Tombstone, Arizona,
culminating with the famed gunfight at the O.K. Corral. unrated. 2014.

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LONG MAN
Author:   GREENE, AMY, 1975-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07696
  1 volume in      1 container

Tennessee, 1936. In three days, the town of Yuneetah will be flooded
as the Tennessee Valley Authority dams up the Long Man River.  Annie
Clyde Dodson is fighting eviction, determined that her three-year-old
daughter will inherit the land. But Gracie is missing and cannot be
found. Some violence. 2014.

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LOST SISTERHOOD
Author:   FORTIER, ANNE, 1971-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07766
  1 volume in      1 container

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 with Nick Barran, an
enigmatic Middle Eastern guide, Diana finds herself on a daring and
dangerous quest for truth. unrated. 2014.

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MURDER AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Author:   HESS, JOAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07682
  1 volume in      1 container

Bookseller Claire Malloy, recently married and living in a newly
remodeled house, suddenly finds herself with a lot of spare time. To
fill it, she agrees to help her daughter Caron fluff up her college
application by volunteering as an ESL tutor for a nonprofit. But this
quickly becomes a nightmare when she's railroaded onto the board of
directors and then one of the students is murdered. unrated. 2014.

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MURDER IN THE AFTERNOON
Author:   BRODY, FRANCES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07765
  1 volume in      1 container

Young Harriet and her brother Austin have always been scared of the
quarry where their stone mason father works. So when they find him
dead on the cold ground, they rush off quickly to look for help.
But when help arrives, the quarry is deserted and there is no sign of
the body. Were the children mistaken? Is their father not dead?
unrated. 2011.

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MURDER OF A BEAUTY SHOP QUEEN: A SHERIFF DAN RHODES MYSTERY
Author:   CRIDER, BILL, 1941-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHERIFF DAN RHODES MYSTERY   19

LB  07754
  1 volume in      1 container

While investigating the murder of a hair stylist and party girl who
was killed in her salon while waiting to meet a mysterious client,
Sheriff Dan Rhodes finds the case complicated by the theft of copper
and car batteries and the terrorizing antics of a pregnant nanny goat.
Violence and some strong language. 2012.

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OFFICER AND A SPY
Author:   HARRIS, ROBERT, 1957-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07671
  1 volume in      1 container

Fictionalized account of the events surrounding French officer Alfred
Dreyfus's treason conviction in 1895. Georges Picquart is the newly
appointed head of the counterespionage agency that accused Dreyfus, a
Jew, of passing secrets to the Germans. But Picquart later finds
information that changes everything. Bestseller.  2013.

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PROVIDENCE RAG
Author:   DESILVA, BRUCE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07767
  1 volume in      1 container

Inspired by a true story, Providence Rag finds Liam Mulligan, his pal
Mason, and the newspaper they work for at an ethical crossroad. The
youngest serial killer in history butchered five of his neighbors
before he was old enough to drive. When he was caught 18 years ago,
Rhode Island's antiquated criminal statutes required that all
juveniles, no matter their crimes, be released at age twenty-one. The
killer is still behind bars, serving time for crimes supposedly
committed on the inside. That these charges were fabricated is an
open secret; but nearly everyone is fine with it - if the monster
ever gets out more people will surely die. However, Mason is not fine
with it and he sets out to prove officials are perverting the justice
system while his friend Mulligan searches frantically for some legal
way to keep the monster behind bars. The dueling investigations pit
the friends against each other. unrated. 2014.

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RESISTANT
Author:   PALMER, MICHAEL, 1942-2013
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DR LOU WELCOME    3

LB  07736
  1 volume in      1 container

After a teenager's surgery exposes her to flesh-eating bacteria, she
loses her septic arm. The scientist tasked with finding a cure for
the antibiotic-resistant germ has been kidnapped by a powerful
shadowy group who will stop at nothing to further their agenda.
Violence and strong language. 2014.
scientist tasked with finding a cure has been kidnapped. unrated.
2014.

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SCOLD'S BRIDLE
Author:   WALTERS, MINETTE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07746
  1 volume in      1 container

When elderly Mathilda Gillespie is found dead in her bath with her
wrists slashed, her doctor, Sarah Blakeney, doubts it was suicide. For
one thing, Mathilda's head is encased in a family heirloom called a
scold's bridle, which was used to curb tongues. One village policeman
agrees with Sarah and begins to investigate the generally hated
Mathilda's relatives and acquaintances, including Sarah and her
estranged husband.
Strong language. 1994.

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SECRET OF RAVEN POINT
Author:   VANDERBES, JENNIFER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07750
  1 volume in      1 container

1943. When seventeen-year-old Juliet Dufresne receives a cryptic
letter from her enlisted brother just before he's reported missing in
action, she lies about her age and travels to the front lines as an
army nurse. Shy and awkward, Juliet is thrust into the bloody chaos
of a field hospital, a sprawling encampment north of Rome where she
is increasingly consumed by the plight of her patients. unrated. 2014.

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SMITTEN BOOK CLUB
Author:   COBLE, COLLEEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07697
  1 volume in      1 container

Not only was The Gentlewoman's Guide to Love and Courtship an
appealing curiosity by virtue of its title; it was also written by
Smitten, Vermont native Pearl Chambers, a local gentlewoman from
three generations back. When Heather and her fellow book club members
begin passing the book around, their respective interpretations are
unleashed on their respective love lives. unrated. 2014.

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SOMEBODY TO LOVE: A CUPID, TEXAS NOVEL
Author:   WILDE, LORI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07718
  1 volume in      1 container

Sexy cowboy-scholar Jericho Chance always knows exactly what he wants
and how to get it. And after sauntering back home to Cupid, he's
shocked to discover that what he wants is Zoey McCleary. After years
away from home, Jericho takes one new look at his bubbly best friend,
with her lightning smarts and luscious body, and it hits him like a
bolt: she's his somebody to love and he's not leaving town again
without her. Unrated. 2014.

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STEALING THE PREACHER
Author:   WITEMEYER, KAREN
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07719
  1 volume in      1 container

1885, Texas. Forced off a train and delivered to an outlaw's daughter
for her birthday, is it possible this stolen preacher ended up right
where he belongs? Some violence. 2013.

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STRESS TEST
Author:   MABRY, RICHARD L.
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07685
  1 volume in      1 container

Surgeon Matt Newman thought he was leaving private practice for a
better life in academic medicine. But the kidnappers who attacked him
as he left the hospital at 2 a.m. have no such plans - they just want
him dead. Bound in the trunk of his car, Matt's only thought is
fleeing with his life. He escapes, but at a price: a head injury that
lands him in the ICU where he awakens to discover he's being charged
with murder. They may not have enough evidence to convict him. but
they have enough to ruin his life. unrated. 2013.

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SUMMER HOUSE WITH SWIMMING POOL
Author:   KOCH, HERMAN, 1953
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07768
  1 volume in      1 container

When a medical procedure goes horribly wrong and actor Ralph Meier
winds up dead, Dr. Marc Schlosser needs to come up with some answers.
And as a high-profile doctor to the stars, Marc can't hide from the
truth forever. It all started the previous summer when Marc, his wife,
and their two teenage daughters agreed to spend a week at the Meiers'
extravagant summer home on the Mediterranean. unrated. 2011.

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SUN AND OTHER STARS
Author:   PASULKA, BRIGID
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07756
  1 volume in      1 container

Adrift in a soccer-obsessed seaside village on the Italian Riviera, a
young man who has recently lost his mother and brother struggles to
bond with his emotionally absent father before being drawn into the
world of a scandalous soccer star and his tough-love sister. unrated.
2013.

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THIRTY GIRLS
Author:   MINOT, SUSAN
S/P/V: Some sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07693
  1 volume in      1 container

After her marriage falls apart, journalist Jane Wood travels to Kenya
to visit a friend. Jane entrenches herself in the expatriate life, but
soon is drawn to Uganda to investigate the kidnapping of thirty girls
by rebels. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

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TRAUMA PLAN: GRACE MEDICAL
Author:   CALVERT, CANDACE, 1950-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GRACE MEDICAL    1

LB  07720
  1 volume in      1 container

San Antonio. Nurse Riley Hale, recovering from injuries suffered in an
assault, works as a chaplain at Alamo Grace Hospital. ER doctor Jack
Travis runs a free clinic that is facing community opposition. Riley
and Jack fall in love while dealing with personal issues and loss of
faith. 2012. 

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

BURGLARY: THE DISCOVERY OF J. EDGAR HOOVER'S SECRET FBI
Author:   MEDSGER, BETTY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07763
  1 volume in      1 container

Recounts the 1971 break-in to the FBI offices in Media, Pennsylvania,
by a group of unlikely activists. Highlights the activists' role in
confirming that J. Edgar Hoover had run his own shadow bureau of
investigations and triggering major changes in the FBI. Unrated.
Commercial audiobook.    2014.

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ELIOT NESS: THE RISE AND FALL OF AN AMERICAN HERO
Author:   PERRY, DOUGLAS, 1968-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07692
  1 volume in      1 container

Eliot Ness is famous for leading the Untouchables against the
notorious mobster Al Capone. But Ness's true legacy reaches far
beyond Big Al and Chicago. As the public safety director of Cleveland,
he achieved his greatest success by purging the city of corruption so
deep that the mob and the police were often one and the same. Both
fearless and shockingly shy, he inspired courage and loyalty in men
twice his age, forged law-enforcement innovations that are still with
us today, and earned acclaim and scandal in both his professional and
personal lives. unrated. 2014.

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JAMES GANDOLFINI: THE REAL LIFE OF THE MAN WHO MADE TONY SOPRANO
Author:   BISCHOFF, DAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07769
  1 volume in      1 container

Draws on interviews with family members, castmates, and other
insiders to trace the life and career of the late star of "The
Sopranos," providing coverage of his Rutgers education, complicated
relationships, and breakout roles. This is a multilayered portrait
of a complex, talented, beloved man who has joined the ranks of
America's iconic actors. unrated. 2014.

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LONG MILE HOME: BOSTON UNDER ATTACK, THE CITY'S COURAGEOUS RECOVERY,
Author:   HELMAN, SCOTT
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07666
  1 volume in      1 container

[Subtitle reads: "Boston Under Attack, The City's Courageous Recovery,
and the Epic Hunt for Justice"] Boston Globe Reporters Scott Helman
and Jenna Russell tell the gripping story of the tragic, surreal, and
ultimately inspiring events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon: the
preparations of the bombers; the race; the emergency response to the
explosions; the deployment of city, state, and federal law enforcement
personnel; and the nation's and the world's response before, during,
and after the apprehension of the suspects. unrated. 2014.

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MANSON: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CHARLES MANSON
Author:   GUINN, JEFF
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07721
  1 volume in      1 container

Biography of the petty criminal and failed musician who directed his
cult followers to commit the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders in Los
Angeles. Describes Manson's childhood. Chronicles the killings and his
trial, and places Manson in the context of the era's social upheavals.
Violence and some strong language. 2013.

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SECRET ROOMS: A TRUE STORY OF A HAUNTED CASTLE, A PLOTTING DUCHESS,
Author:   BAILEY, CATHERINE, 1960-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07707
  1 volume in      1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "and a Family Secret"
Television producer chronicles her quest to learn the truth about the
ninth Duke of Rutland, John Manners, who died in 1940 in the archives
room of the family estate--which was then sealed off for sixty years.
Examines Manners's youth and the questions surrounding his service
during World War I. 2012.

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