New Large Print Books Received
in April 2011 as of 5/10/2011

Non-Fiction

Note regarding Sex/Profanity/Violence (S/P/V) ratings:  Books with the note "***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***" have not yet been reviewed to determine S/P/V content. The default "heavy" ratings may not accurately reflect the books' actual content. Please contact us for more information.

ENGLISH FICTION

AMISH LOVE: THREE AMISH NOVELLAS
Author: WISEMAN, BETH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

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In Beth Wiseman's "Healing Hearts," Levina Lapp and her husband Naaman are alone for the first time in thirty years. Will they fall in love again? A tragic accident rocks a peaceful Amish community in "What the Heart Sees" by Kathleen Fuller. And in Kelly Long's "A Marriage of the Heart," Rachel Yoder, tired of her Amish lifestyle, seeks marriage to escape her domineering father's rule. 2010.

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BLACK MESA
Author: GREY, ZANE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

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When Paul Manning set out in search of adventure, he didn't realize what was in store. He's never been in a blistering hell-hole like Bitter Seeps or met a man as crooked as Belmont. And he's never laid eyes on a woman as good as Belmont's wife, Louise. Manning had an awful lot of growing up to do if he wanted to stay alive. 1955.

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BY NIGHTFALL
Author: CUNNINGHAM, MICHAEL, 1952-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

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Soho, Manhattan. Middle-aged art dealer Peter Harris and his wife Rebecca allow Rebecca's much-younger, drug-addicted brother Ethan to stay with them while he seeks a vocation. Peter has sexual fantasies about Ethan while looking back on his own life choices. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2010.

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CONVENIENT WIFE
Author: SCHMIDT, ANNA, 1943-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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His plan was simple - just convince Caroline Hudson to take his children in as wards. Widower Tyrone Justice is stunned when the Nantucket schoolmistress requests a wedding instead! But what could be simpler than a marriage of convenience? Tyrone's children will have stability, Caroline will have security, and neither Tyrone nor Caroline will have to risk their hearts. Bruised by past loves and losses, neither is ready to take that chance again. Unless a potentially deadly disaster makes them see that happiness lies within reach. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER
Author: FRANKLIN, TOM
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06653 1 volume in 1 container

Rural Mississippi. Larry Ott has lived a lonely life - especially since high school when a girl disappeared after a date with him. Now years later, another girl goes missing and Larry is brutally attacked. Silas Jones, the town constable and Larry's only childhood friend, investigates. Violence and strong language. Edgar nominee. 2010.

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CRYING BLOOD: AN ALAFAIR TUCKER MYSTERY #5
Author: CASEY, DONIS
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult Series: ALAFAIR TUCKER MYSTERY 5

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On a hunting trip on the grounds of an abandoned farm once owned by his stepfather, Shaw Tucker, his brother, sons, and nephews find the skeleton of a long-dead man. At the campground that night, Shaw sees some unexplained things, and his uneasiness persists at home, where he learns that the farm is rumored to be haunted. Shaw becomes concerned that someone has followed them home, and his suspicions are confirmed when he captures a boy, Crying Blood, who is out to avenge his brother's death at the hands of a white-haired man. After Crying Blood is murdered, Shaw and his wife, Alafair, feel responsible for finding the killer and unraveling the mystery of the past. 2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***.

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DARK HARVEST: A MAPLECREEK AMISH NOVEL
Author: HARPER, KAREN
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult Series: MAPLECREEK AMISH

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Unknown assailants target the Amish residents of Maplecreek, Ohio. Community leader and widowed father Luke Brand breaks custom and seeks help from local police. Officer Kat Lindley, a newcomer with a painful past, poses as Luke's fiancee to help him find the culprit. Some violence. 2004.

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DEATH OF A CHIMNEY SWEEP
Author: BEATON, M.C.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult Series: HAMISH MACBETH MYSTERY

LB 06656 1 volume in 1 container

The villagers in the very north of Scotland rely on the services of the itinerant sweep, Pete Ray. Pete is always able to find work in the highlands, until one day when Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices blood dripping onto the floor of a villager's fireplace, and a dead body stuffed inside the chimney. The entire town of Lochdubh is certain Pete is the culprit, but Hamish doesn't believe that the affable chimney sweep is capable of committing murder. When Pete's body is found on the Scottish moors the mystery deepens. It's up to Hamish to discover who's responsible for the dirty deed. 2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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DELIRIOUS
Author: PALMER, DANIEL, 1969-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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Charlie Giles is at the top of his game. He's sold his startup company to a giant Boston firm, where he's now a senior director. Then one day, Charlie's world starts to go terrifyingly wrong. His job and his inventions are wrenched away from him. His family is targeted, and his former employers are dying gruesomely. All evidence points to Charlie as a cold-blooded killer. Soon Charlie is unable to tell whether he's become the architect of his own destruction, or whether he's the victim of a diabolical attack. As he races to uncover the truth, he realizes that nothing can be trusted - least of all his fractured mind. 2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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DEVIL'S FOOD CAKE MURDER
Author: FLUKE, JOANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult Series: HANNAH SWENSEN MYSTERY

LB 06654 1 volume in 1 container

Hannah's pal Claire finally takes a honeymoon when Lutheran minister Matthew Walters, a visiting friend, offers to substitute for Claire's husband Reverend Bob Knudson. But some things about Matthew make Bob's grandmother suspicious - and then Hannah finds Matthew dead next to a slice of grandma Knudson's cake. Includes recipes. 2011.

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DISCOVERY OF WITCHES
Author: HARKNESS, DEBORAH
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06668 1 volume in 1 container

After scholar and witch Diana Bishop requests an alchemical manuscript from the depths of Oxford's Bodleian Library, she finds the magical power within the leather cover disturbing and hastily sends it back. But the book's reemergence causes a chain reaction throughout the paranormal community. Descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

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DISTANT MELODY
Author: SUNDIN, SARAH
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06626 1 volume in 1 container

Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do anything to gain her approval, even marry a man she doesn't love. Lt. Walter Novak - fearless in the cockpit but hopeless with women - takes his last furlough home in California before going overseas. Walt and Allie meet and begin a correspondence that will change their lives. The letters that fly between Walt's muddy bomber base and Allie's mansion bind them together in friendship. But can they untangle the secrets, commitments, and expectations that keep them apart? 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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EXECUTION DOCK: AN INSPECTOR WILLIAM MONK MYSTERY
Author: PERRY, ANNE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult Series: WILLIAM MONK AND HESTER LATTERLY MYSTERY

LB 06643 1 volume in 1 container

London, 1864. Thames River Police Force commander William Monk apprehends Jericho Phillips, a dockside sex merchant suspected of murdering a young boy. But at trial, clever lawyers get Phillips acquitted. Monk and his wife, Hester, muster a motley rogue force to bring Phillips to justice. Some violence. 2009.

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FALSE COLOURS
Author: HEYER, GEORGETTE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 06644 1 volume in 1 container

Diplomat Christopher "Kit" Fancot returns home to Regency London and learns that his twin brother, Evelyn, is missing. Evelyn, who plans to marry Cressy Stavely, must meet Cressy's grandmother as planned or the betrothal could be canceled. Kit impersonates Evelyn to secure his family's fortune--and ends up falling in love. 1963.

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FIFTH WITNESS
Author: CONNELLY, MICHAEL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06673 1 volume in 1 container

Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. Criminal defense in Los Angeles has virtually dried up, and he has had to expand his business into foreclosure defense. But just when Mickey thinks criminal court is in his rearview mirror, one of his new clients is accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. 2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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FIRST RULE: A JOE PIKE NOVEL
Author: CRAIS, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult Series: JOE PIKE NOVEL

LB 06604 1 volume in 1 container

A team of professional criminals kills former mercenary Frank Meyer and his entire family in their home. Frank's one-time employer Joe Pike sets out to avenge the murders and, with help from his PI partner Elvis Cole, to determine why Frank was targeted. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2010.

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GIRL TO LOVE
Author: NEELS, BETTY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 06655 1 volume in 1 container

Sadie is suddenly alone in the world and her cottage home has to be sold. Oliver Trentham, a television screenwriter buys the cottage and requires a housekeeper. Oliver employs Sadie and she soon falls in love with him. Oliver has two small daughters and needs to remarry but Sadie worries that he wouldn't choose his housekeeper. 1982.

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HIDDEN HILLS
Author: KILGORE, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

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In Arizona, Will Nolan woke up to find a corpse, Curtis Drury, hanging outside his hotel. Will wanted to know who had lynched Drury and the answers came in red-gold blasts of withering gunfire. 1965.

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HOLIDAY YARN: A SEASIDE KNITTERS MYSTERY
Author: GOLDENBAUM, SALLY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult Series: SEASIDE KNITTERS MYSTERY 4

LB 06605 1 volume in 1 container

With help from the Seaside Knitters, Mary Pisano converts her charming inherited home into a B&B. The first week is booked by her very own family, in town to discuss their grandfather's will. Mary is hoping the tranquility of the setting will smooth over ill feelings among the family members. But when her cousin Pam is found murdered, she realizes she was dead wrong. With the holiday cheer severely disrupted, Mary relies on the Seaside Knitters to set things right. It will take all their skills to unravel this deadly tangle. 2010. **S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED**

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IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS: A FATHER TIM NOVEL
Author: KARON, JAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult Series: FATHER TIM NOVELS 2

LB 06602 1 volume in 1 container

Retired Episcopalian priest Father Tim takes his wife Cynthia on vacation to his homeland of Ireland. During their stay at a fishing lodge run by Anna and Liam Conor, Father Tim becomes overly involved in the extended Conor family's problems and Cynthia discovers a journal from the 1860s. Bestseller. 2010.

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IRISH COUNTRY COURTSHIP
Author: TAYLOR, PATRICK, 1941-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult Series: IRISH COUNTRY

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Two overworked doctors work to mend the bodies and spirits of the inhabitants of the colorful Ulster village of Ballybucklebo. But who is looking after the wounded hearts of the doctors? After less than a year, young Barry Laverty, M.B., is looking forward to becoming a fixture in the community until a romantic reversal gives him second thoughts. And Barry's mentor, the widowed Dr. Fingal Flaherty O'Reilly, is going through some personal upheavals as well after finally allowing a new woman into his life. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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JUNE BUG
Author: FABRY, CHRIS, 1961-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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While traveling by RV across the country with her dad, a young girl wanders into a Walmart and sees herself in a missing-persons poster. This discovery begins a quest for the truth about her father, the mother he rarely speaks of, and ultimately herself. But then June Bug's father's past catches up with them, drawing them down a winding path that will change their lives forever. 2009. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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JUST TAKE MY HEART
Author: CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

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Broadway actress Natalie Raines is murdered after discovering who killed her former roommate. Two years later, police arrest Natalie's estranged husband Gregg Aldrich for the crime. New Jersey assistant prosecutor Emily Wallace, a heart-transplant survivor, is assigned the case but develops doubts about Gregg's guilt during the trial. Bestseller. 2009.

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KILLING STORM
Author: CASEY, KATHRYN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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In Houston, four-year-old Joey Warner is lured from a sandbox by a stranger looking for his runaway dog. When his mom discovers Joey has disappeared, her reaction is odd. Meanwhile, on a cattle ranch outside the city, Texas Ranger and profiler Sarah Armstrong assesses a symbol left on the side of a slaughtered prize-winning bull, a figure dating back to slavery. Soon, the two investigations converge and as a catastrophic hurricane approaches, Sarah risks her life to save little Joey. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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KNITTING DIARIES
Author: MACOMBER, DEBBIE ET. AL.
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

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In "The Twenty-First Wish" by Debbie Macomber, ten-year-old Ellen hopes her adoptive mom, Anne Marie, will fall in love with Tim, her birth father. In "Coming Unraveled" by Susan Mallery, Robyn Mulligan decides to return to Texas to run her grandmother's knitting store, but hot-tempered T.J. Passman isn't making it easy for her. And in "Return to Summer Island" by Christina Skye, after a devastating accident, Caro McNeal finds healing on Oregon's Summer Island, where she's embraced by a community of knitters. 2011.

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MAN'S HEART
Author: COPELAND, LORI
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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Jules broke off her wedding to Cruz. Not just once, but twice. Only for Pop would Jules have made such a sacrifice. And now Pop is gone, leaving Jules with his struggling potato farm; with a sister excluded from his will; and with a heart wounded by the sacrifice she made on his behalf. Then cancer takes her best friend, and Jules finds herself caring for two small children. How can one woman handle it all? The answer lies with God. 2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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MARRIAGE ARTIST
Author: WINER, ANDREW
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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When the wife of renowned art critic Daniel Lichtmann plunges to her death, she is not alone. Lying next to her is Benjamin Wind, the very artist Daniel most championed. Tormented by questions, Daniel dedicates himself to uncovering the secrets of their relationship and the inspiration for Wind's final exhibition. A web of mysteries leads him back to pre-World War II Vienna and the magnificent life of forgotten artist Josef Pick. But Daniel's most astonishing discovery is what connects these two artists across half a century. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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MINDING FRANKIE
Author: BINCHY, MAEVE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

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Dublin. Alcoholic clerk Noel Lynch becomes a single father when his lover Stella dies after giving birth to their daughter Frankie. Noel's parents, neighbors, and his American cousin Emily band together to help raise the baby. Meanwhile, social worker Moira hounds Noel as he struggles to stay sober. Bestseller. 2010.

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MOURNING GLORIA: A CHINA BAYLES MYSTERY #19
Author: ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult Series: CHINA BAYLES 19

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While Pecan Springs bustles back to life in the warmth of spring, one woman's life is tragically brought to an end. China Bayles happens upon a burning house trailer and hears a woman screaming for help. The evidence leaves no doubt that it's arson homicide. Jessica Nelson, an intern-reporter at the local paper, is assigned to cover the story. But she's gotten herself too deeply involved. When Jessica disappears, China is determined to find her, before she becomes headlines herself. 2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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PROSTITUTES' BALL
Author: CANNELL, STEPHEN J.
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

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Detective Shane Scully responds to a call at a mansion in the Hollywood Hills where he discovers the remnants of a lavish pool party. The revelers have fled, leaving behind three dead bodies: an acclaimed film producer and two beautiful women. Strong language. 2010.

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RANGE FEUD: A WESTERN DUO
Author: HOGAN, RAY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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Two Ray Hogan Westerns in one volume. In "The Calaveras Hills," homeward bound Union scout Jeff Burkhart dreams of putting away firearms forever to resume working the family farm with his father. until he arrives home to find a gang of renegades and a burning barn. In "Range Feud," Jess Holloway, honoring the deathbed wish of his old friend, sets out to ramrod Saul Morrel's ranch for his widow. When he stops two men from starting a deadly stampede, there is no way Jess can know that he's taking the wrong side in a range feud. 1955. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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RED WOLF
Author: MARKLUND, LIZA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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A journalist is murdered in a northern Swedish town. Annika Bengtzon, a reporter at a Stockholm-based tabloid, was planning to interview him about a long-ago attack against an isolated air base nearby. She begins to investigate the event, which is soon followed by a series of shocking murders. At the same time, she begins to suspect that her husband is hiding something. And behind everything lurks the figure of the Red Wolf, a cold-blooded killer with the soul of a lover. 2003. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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RHETORIC OF DEATH
Author: ROCK, JUDITH
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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Early seventeenth-century Paris. Jesuit teacher, Charles du Luc, after aiding a Huguenot friend, is sent to the famous Jesuit college of Louis de Grand as rhetoric teacher and stagehand. He throws himself into the students' metaphorical dance production of The Labors of Hercules. When Charles chases a missing student off campus and later finds the same boy dead, suspicion falls on him as newcomer, and finding the actual killer becomes both a personal mission and a source of deadly danger. 2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SENTRY
Author: CRAIS, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult Series: JOE PIKE NOVEL

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Ex-mercenary Joe Pike comes to the aid of a shopkeeper being attacked by gang members. Pike and the victim's niece hit it off, but then she and her uncle disappear. Pike and his PI friend Elvis Cole learn startling facts about the duo. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2010.

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SHERLOCKIAN
Author: MOORE, GRAHAM, 1981-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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When literary researcher Harold White is inducted into the preeminent Sherlock Holmes enthusiast society, The Baker Street Irregulars, he never imagines he's about to be thrust onto the hunt for the holy grail of Holmes-ophiles: Arthur Conan Doyle's missing diary. But when the world's leading Doyle scholar announces he's finally found it, and is murdered in his hotel room, it is Harold - using wisdom and methods gleaned from countless detective stories - who takes up the search, both for the diary and for the killer. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SILENT MERCY
Author: FAIRSTEIN, LINDA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult Series: ALEXANDRA COOPER

LB 06651 1 volume in 1 container

Assistant district attorney Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace investigate the murders of two women whose mutilated corpses were left at churches. Convinced another woman will die, Cooper probes Manhattan's houses of worship, searching for a connection between the killings. Violence and strong language. 2011.

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SIXTH MAN
Author: BALDACCI, DAVID
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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Edgar Roy - an alleged serial killer - is awaiting trial and faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed when Sean and Michelle find Bergin murdered. It is now up to them to ask the questions no one seems to want answered: Is Roy a killer? Who murdered Bergin? And the more they dig into Roy's past, the more they encounter obstacles, half-truths, dead-ends, false friends, and threats from every direction. 2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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STRATEGIC MOVES
Author: WOODS, STUART
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult Series: STONE BARRINGTON

LB 06627 1 volume in 1 container

Attorney Stone Barrington reels in a big--but shady--client for his law firm, assists lottery winner Herbie Fisher with his legal problems, and agrees to represent a fugitive arms dealer in negotiations with the CIA. Further complicating Stone's life: his latest lover is murdered. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

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TALE OF APPLEBECK ORCHARD: THE COTTAGE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER #6
Author: ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult Series: COTTAGE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER 6

LB 06646 1 volume in 1 container

Out of spite for having his haystacks burnt, Mr. Harmsworth barricades a common path through his orchard and Tabitha Twitchet and her Cat Council want answers. Reliable witnesses, including some Big Folk, say the arson was the handiwork of a lantern-wielding specter. The mournful ghost has a message and Miss Beatrix Potter hopes to figure it out. 2009.

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TROLL GARDEN AND OTHER SHORT STORIES
Author: CATHER, WILLA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06603 1 volume in 1 container

The troll garden. -- Flavia and her artists. -- The sculptor's funeral. -- The garden lodge. -- "A death in the desert". -- The marriage of Phaedra. -- A Wagner matinee. -- Paul's case. -- Coming, Aphrodite! -- The diamond mine. -- A gold slipper. -- Scandal. -- Alexander's bridge. -- Peter. -- On the divide. -- Eric Hermannson's soul. -- The sentimentality of William Tavener. -- The namesake. -- The enchanted bluff. -- The joy of Nelly Deane. -- The bohemian girl. -- Consequences. -- The bookkeeper's wife. -- Ardessa. -- Her boss. 1905. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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TWO BRIDES TOO MANY
Author: HODGSON, MONA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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Kat and Nell Sinclair are headed west away from the manicured lawns of Maine to the boisterous, booming mining town of Cripple Creek, Colorado, to start new lives for themselves as mail-order brides. But when the ladies disembark at the train depot, neither fiance awaits them. The well-bred Sinclair sisters find themselves unexpectedly alone in the wild, frontier town. 2009. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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UNION QUILTERS: AN ELM CREEK QUILTS NOVEL
Author: CHIAVERINI, JENNIFER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult Series: ELM CREEK QUILTS

LB 06623 1 volume in 1 container

Waters Ford, Pennsylvania; 1860s. As the Civil War breaks out the women of the Elm Creek Valley send their husbands off to fight. But problems arise for Anneke Bergstrom when her pacifist husband won't serve. Meanwhile, African American Constance Wright's spouse can't enlist because of his race. 2011.

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WAKE OF FORGIVENESS
Author: MACHART, BRUCE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06658 1 volume in 1 container

On a moonless Texas night in 1895, an ambitious young landowner suffers the loss of his wife during the birth of their fourth child. From an early age the boy proves so talented on horseback that his father has him ride in acreage-staked races against the neighbors. But Karel is haunted by thoughts of the mother he never knew, and the bloodshot blame in his father's eyes. And in the winter of 1910, Karel rides in the ultimate high-stakes race: hanging in the balance are his father's fortune, his brothers' futures, and his own fate. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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WHISTLIN' DIXIE IN A NOR'EASTER
Author: PATTON, LISA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06660 1 volume in 1 container

It was only because Leelee Satterfield had adored her husband since the tenth grade that she agreed to leave Memphis to follow his dream of managing an inn in Vermont. But everything is not as picture perfect as it seems, and when Leelee is left swindled and snowbound, she's forced to confront the true depth of her Southern grit in this foreign town. 2009. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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EVER BY MY SIDE: A MEMOIR IN EIGHT [ACTS PETS
Author: TROUT, NICK
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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Nick Trout offers a funny, moving, and intimate memoir about how the pets he has had throughout his life have shaped him into the son, husband, father, and doctor he is today. Using his relationships with those beloved animals to tell his life story, Nick shares the profound lessons he's learned about friendship, loyalty, and resilience. 2011/ ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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FEARLESS: IMAGINE YOUR LIFE WITHOUT FEAR
Author: LUCADO, MAX
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

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Pastor's advice on replacing fear with faith. Addresses common concerns such as one's own insignificance, financial adversity, parenting, disappointing God, violence, death, and global calamity. Offers guidance through scripture in coping with daily struggles. Bestseller. 2009.

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LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
Author: CHEEVER, SUSAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 06628 1 volume in 1 container

All aspects of Alcott's life are chronicled, from the fateful meeting of her parents to her death just two days after that of her father. 2010.

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RESCUE INK: HOW TEN GUYS SAVED COUNTLESS DOGS AND CATS, TWELVE HORSES,
Author: FLAIM, DENISE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

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TITLE CONTINUES: "Five Pigs, One Duck, and a Few Turtles" Chronicles the work of a New York-based nonprofit animal-rescue organization formed by motorcycle and tattoo aficionados. Describes efforts to rehome dogs and cats, recover stolen pets, confront accused abusers, and prevent cruelty through community outreach. 2009.

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YOU HAD ME AT WOOF: HOW DOGS TAUGHT ME THE SECRETS OF HAPPINESS
Author: KLAM, JULIE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06659 1 volume in 1 container

Julie Klam was thirty, single, and working as a part-time clerk at an insurance company, and had resorted to consulting tarot cards about when she would finally meet that special someone. But when he finally showed up, he wasn't exactly as she pictured. Flat-faced, eyes askew, neutered, and irresistibly sweet: he was a Boston terrier named Otto. And he was only the beginning. Klam discovers life's most important lessons from her relationship with dogs. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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