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ENGLISH FICTION

AT HOME IN MITFORD: THE MITFORD YEARS, VOLUME 1
Author:   KARON, JAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MITFORD    1

LB  04598
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07579
1 volume in 1 container

After years as a priest in the Southern village of Mitford, Father
Tim wonders if he should move on. Then on the day a letter from the
bishop tells him to "hang in there ... give it a year," things begin
to change, including an interest in his neighbor, Cynthia, and the
arrival of Barnabas, a rather large dog. Prequel to "A Light in the
Window" (BR 122700, RC 44195, LB 4559).

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BLUE SMOKE
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07573
1 volume in 1 container

Baltimore arson investigator Reena Hale has finally found love with
carpenter Bowen Goodnight when her past comes back to haunt her. A
pyromaniac stalker out for revenge taunts her with chilling phone
calls and a string of horrifying crimes. Strong language, some
explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2005.

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BOWLED OVER: A VINTAGE KITCHEN MYSTERY
Author:   HAMILTON, VICTORIA, 1957-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: VINTAGE KITCHEN MYSTERY    2

LB  07545
1 volume in 1 container

When her glass bowl is used as a murder weapon, vintage kitchenware
and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton must figure out who wants to
implicate her in the death of a former friend. Unrated. 2013.

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BY THE PRICKING OF MY THUMBS: 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  07506
1 volume in 1 container

A woman finds herself fascinated by the familiarity of a small house
in a painting. A mystery ensues as she tries to find out more about
it. 1968.

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CARE HOMES ARE MURDER
Author:   BEFELER, MIKE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PAUL JACOBSON GEEZER LIT MYSTERY    5

LB  07546
1 volume in 1 container

Crotchety octogenarian Paul Jacobson returns to Hawaii for a vacation
with his family and becomes involved in a series of crimes while
struggling with the problems of his short-term memory loss. Paul finds
a dead body in the Honolulu Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and must deal with a
murder in the care home where his friends reside. He has to use all
his geezer resources to solve a case involving the local drug cartel.
Unrated. 2013.

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CHESAPEAKE BLUE
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHESAPEAKE BAY    4

LB  07567
1 volume in 1 container

Addition to Chesapeake Bay:  (RC 45679, RC 46842, RC 47824). Seth
Quinn, back from Europe as a successful painter, plans to settle near
family in St. Christopher, Maryland. A blackmailer jeopardizes his
interest in the town's new florist. Some descriptions of sex and some
strong language. Bestseller. 2002.

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CHRISTMAS AT TIMBERWOODS
Author:   MICHAELS, FERN
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07580
1 volume in 1 container

Angela Steinhart has a vision of a Christmastime explosion at
Timberwoods Mall, where she designed the holiday displays. Angela's
predictions often come true, so Timberwoods security manager Heather
Andrews and Heather's boss Felex Lassiter work together to prevent a
catastrophe. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller.
Commercial audiobook. 1999.

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CHRISTMAS TREASURES
Author:   KINKADE, THOMAS, 1958-2012
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CAPE LIGHT   12

LB  07574
1 volume in 1 container

Widowed missionary Isabel Lawrence arrives at Cape Light to fill in
for Reverend Ben after he suffers a heart attack shoveling snow. While
Ben ponders retirement Isabel administers to the townspeople,
including a teen who has vandalized the church. Sequel to On Christmas
Eve (DB 75583). 2011.

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CRIMSON MOUNTAIN
Author:   HILL, GRACE LIVINGSTON, 1865-1947
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LIVING BOOKS   85

LB  07544
1 volume in 1 container

Laurel Sheridan, once wealthy and sheltered but now orphaned, gets
a job teaching school in the little town of Carrollton near Crimson
Mountain. She is rescued from danger by Phil Pilgrim, who is home
from the army to sell the old family homestead to the government for
a munitions plant. When she overhears a sinister plot to blow up the
local defense plant, she decides she must try to tell Phil. 1942.

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GOOD WOMAN
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07541
1 volume in 1 container

Wealthy, nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington of Manhattan, who
loses her father on the Titanic, marries older banker Josiah Millbank.
After a scandalous divorce, Annabelle moves to France to study
medicine--but her past catches up with her. Commercial audiobook.
2008.

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HEAD IN THE CLOUDS
Author:   WITEMEYER, KAREN
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06879
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07581
1 volume in 1 container

Adelaide Proctor is a young woman with her head in the clouds, longing
for a storybook hero to claim as her own. But when a failed romance
leaves her humiliated, she interviews for a governess position on a
central Texas sheep ranch. Gideon Westcott never expected to become a
father overnight, and five-year-old Isabella hasn't uttered a word
since she lost her mother. When Isabella's uncle comes to claim the
child, Gideon and Adelaide must work together to protect her.
Violence. 2011.

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HIGHWAY
Author:   BOX, C.J
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CODY HOYT    2

LB  07502
1 volume in 1 container

Montana cop Cody Hoyt has just been fired for planting evidence when
he learns the girls he rescued in Back of Beyond (DB 74134) have gone
missing on the road. Hoyt and his former partner begin a frantic
investigation. Violence, strong language, and some explicit
descriptions of sex. 2013.

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HOME BY THE SEA
Author:   SKYE, CHRISTINA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07576
1 volume in 1 container

Grace Lindstrom and Noah McKay have experiences they're trying to get
past, but can they find a future together? Grace is still reeling from
her fiance's death, and she swears she'll never give in to that kind
of powerful love again. But, when on a chance encounter she meets
Noah, she begins to believe that maybe there's hope for her to have it
again. Noah's drawn to Grace, but he has secrets - dark and dangerous.
When Grace is called home to the island town where she grew up, Noah
knows he can't live without her and follows her there. But putting his
life on the line every day, will he be able to offer her anything more
than a broken heart? Unrated. 2011.

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

LB  06645
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07570
1 volume in 1 container

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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KILL SHOT: AN AMERICAN ASSASSIN THRILLER
Author:   FLYNN, VINCE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CIA AGENT MITCH RAPP    2

LB  07568
1 volume in 1 container

CIA assassin Mitch Rapp is ambushed in the Paris hotel room of one of
his terrorist targets. He escapes with serious injuries and goes on
the run not only from his unknown assailants but also his fellow
operatives, who now consider him a liability. Violence and strong
language. Bestseller.  2012.

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LITTLE SHOP OF HOMICIDE
Author:   SWANSON, DENISE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DEVEREAUXS DIME STORE MYSTERY    1

LB  07582
1 volume in 1 container

Devereaux Sinclair was never happier than the day she quit her city
job and bought the old-fashioned five-and-dime in her small Missouri
hometown. But her happiness is short-lived when murder turns her
charming store into a little shop of horrors. With her fingerprints
all over the scene of the crime, Dev had better solve this murder or
she may soon be trading in her charming new life for a life behind
bars. Unrated. 2012.

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LIVE WIRE
Author:   COBEN, HARLAN, 1962-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MYRON BOLITAR MYSTERY      

LB  07028
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07569
1 volume in 1 container

Sports and entertainment agent Myron agrees to help a client find her
rock-star husband, who disappeared after her unborn child's paternity
came into question. During his investigation Myron catches a glimpse
of his long-absent sister-in-law Kitty, who caused his brother's
sixteen-year estrangement from the family. Violence and strong
language. Bestseller.  2011.

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LOVE BLOOMS IN WINTER
Author:   COPELAND, LORI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07577
1 volume in 1 container

North Dakota, 1892. Mae Wilkey's sweet next-door neighbor, Pauline,
is suffering from old age and dementia and desperately needs family to
come help her. But Pauline can't recall having kin remaining. Mae
searches through her desk and finds a name - Tom Curtis, who may just
be the answer to her prayers. Tom can't remember an old aunt named
Pauline, but if she thinks he's a long-lost nephew, he very well may
be. After two desperate letters from Mae, he decides to pay a visit.
An engagement, a runaway train, and a town of quirky, loveable people
make for more of an adventure than Tom is expecting. But it is
amazing what can bloom in winter when God is in charge of things.
Unrated. 2012.

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MAID TO MATCH
Author:   GIST, DEEANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07578
1 volume in 1 container

Asheville, North Carolina; 1898. Impoverished mountain girl Tillie
Reese is head parlormaid at George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate. She
falls in love with footman Mack Danvers, who is working to free his
sister from an orphanage--but below-the-stairs romance is forbidden.
2010.

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MINDING MOLLY
Author:   GOULD, LESLIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COURTSHIPS OF LANCASTER COUNTY    3

LB  07589
1 volume in 1 container

Molly Zook has everything planned or so she thinks! Molly always liked
being in control, so she's struggling with her mother's wish that, to
save the family farm, she marry Mervin Mosier. Especially after Molly
meets Leon Fisher. He's from Montana but is now training horses at a
nearby ranch. He's tall and muscular and confident. Molly has never
met anyone like him and she's sure he feels the same about her.
Unrated. 2014.

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MURDER IN THE MEWS: A HERCULE POIROT COLLECTION
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY   18

LB  07585
1 volume in 1 container

Portion of the title: Murder in the mews and other stories
A collection of four mysteries featuring Christie's popular sleuth,
Hercule Poirot. 1936.
Contents: Murder in the Mews -- The Incredible Theft --
Dead Man's Mirror -- Triangle at Rhodes.
**Murder in the Mews was first published in the U.K. in 1937.  In the
U.S. the book was published under the title, Dead Man's Mirror, c1937.

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ON CHRISTMAS EVE: A CAPE LIGHT NOVEL
Author:   KINKADE, THOMAS, 1958-2012
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CAPE LIGHT   11

LB  07566
1 volume in 1 container

Divorced caterer Betty Bowman is busy preparing parties during the
holiday season, when she befriends a professional Santa Claus at an
event and they begin dating. Meanwhile, nurse Lucy Bates becomes a
temporary guardian to homeless teen Zoey--much to the dismay of Lucy's
husband. 2010.

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PAGAN SPRING: A MAX TUDOR NOVEL
Author:   MALLIET, G.M., 1951-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAX TUDOR    3

LB  07583
1 volume in 1 container

Spy-turned-vicar Max Tudor, reveling in his new-found personal
happiness with Awena Owen, feels that life at the moment holds no
greater challenge than writing his Easter sermon. With Awena away, he
looks forward to a dinner that includes newcomers to the village, but
when one of the dinner guests is found dead in the pre-dawn hours,
Max knows a poisonous atmosphere has once again enveloped his perfect
village of Nether Monkslip. Unrated. 2013.

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SAVOR THE MOMENT: THE BRIDE QUARTET, BOOK 3
Author:   ROBERTS, NORA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: BRIDE QUARTET    3

LB  06345
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07572
1 volume in 1 container

Laurel is the cake baker at Vows, the Connecticut wedding-planning
company she runs with friends Parker, Emma, and Mac. Though in love
since childhood with Parker's older brother Delaney, a lawyer, Laurel
is afraid to act on her feelings. Explicit descriptions of sex.
Profanity. Commercial audio book. 2010.

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SECRETS OF THE LOST SUMMER
Author:   NEGGERS, CARLA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: SWIFT RIVER VALLEY    1

LB  07575
1 volume in 1 container

Boston designer Olivia Frost moves to Knights Bridge, Massachusetts,
to open a bed and breakfast. When Dylan McCaffrey inherits the
derelict cottage next door, he investigates its origins and falls for
Olivia. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex.
2012.

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SENIOR SLEUTHS: A LARGE PRINT ANTHOLOGY OF MYSTERIES AND PUZZLERS
Author:   ASIMOV, ISAAC, EDITOR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07586
1 volume in 1 container

In these stories, the mysteries are solved not by the brashness of
muscles and youth, but by sharp wits, experience, and intellect.
Anthology includes stories by Agatha Christie, Donald E. Westlake,
Carter Dickson, James Yaffe, Hugh Pentecost, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,
Isaac Asimov, G. K. Chesterton, Theodore Mathieson, Dorothy Salisbury
Davis, Helen McCloy, Thomas Adcock, Charlotte MacLeod, Stuart Palmer,
and Edward D. Hoch. Original publication dates for these stories
range from 1942 through 1988. Unrated. 1989.

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SONGS OF CHRISTMAS
Author:   SPENCER, KATHERINE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07508
1 volume in 1 container

The Christmas spirit is lost on Lillian Warwick. Her beloved Ezra's
failing health requires the help of aide Estrella Salazar who drives
Lillian crazy. Then a brutal storm forces Estrella's family to take
shelter under Lillian's roof.--Amanda Harding, a recent graduate and
accomplished musician, comes home hoping to find a seat in a big-city
symphony. In the meantime, the job of music director at Reverend Ben's
church seems good enough. Unfortunately, she has to share her practice
space with Gabriel Bailey, who is restoring the stained glass windows.
2013.

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SOUND OF BROKEN GLASS
Author:   CROMBIE, DEBORAH
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DUNCAN KINCAID AND GEMMA JAMES   15

LB  07331
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07547
1 volume in 1 container

While investigating the murder of a well-respected barrister who was
found dead at a seedy hotel in Crystal Palace, Detective Inspector
Gemma James and her partner, Detective Sergeant Melody Talbot, begin
to question everything they think they know about their world and
those they trust most. Violence and some strong language. 2013.

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THEODORE BOONE: THE ABDUCTION
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8; Adult
Series: THEODORE BOONE    2

LB  07571
1 volume in 1 container

Theo was the last person to talk to his best friend April before she
was abducted from her bedroom. When the police are stumped, Theo uses
his investigative skills to try to save April. Sequel to Theodore
Boone: Kid Lawyer (DB 71512). For grades 5-8 and older readers.
2011.

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THREE BLIND MICE AND OTHER STORIES
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY      

LB  04735
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07507
1 volume in 1 container

Formerly published as "The Mousetrap"
One novelette and eight short stories featuring either Miss Marple or
Hercule Poirot.  1925.
Contents:  Three blind mice -- Strange jest -- Tape-measure murder
The case of the perfect maid -- The case of the caretaker -- The
third-floor flat -- The adventure of Johnnie Waverly -- Four and
twenty blackbirds -- The love detectives.

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WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION AND OTHER STORIES
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04470
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07588
1 volume in 1 container

Eleven short mysteries, some with psychological or supernatural plots.
These short stories of crime include such characters as an accused
murderer; a bride in a honeymoon cottage who suspects that her new
husband plans to kill her; a stranger stranded in a snowstorm who
discovers that his haven of refuge is really a corner of hell; and a
traveler on a train who overhears a chilling horror story.
["Witness for the Prosecution" is also available in RC 53999
"Masterpieces of Murder," with "Murder of Roger Ackroyd," "And Then
There were None," and "Death on the Nile."]

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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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