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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

BAD BOY
Author:   ROBINSON, PETER, 1950-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR ALAN BANKS     

LB  07200
1 volume in 1 container

Juliet Doyle finds a gun on her daughter's wardrobe and turns to her
former neighbor, inspector Alan Banks, for help. But Banks is on
vacation. When his partner Annie Cabbot arranges to retrieve the
weapon, events turn sour--and Cabbot learns Banks's daughter may be
involved. Violence and strong language. 2010.

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BLIND SWITCH
Author:   MCEVOY, JOHN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07201
1 volume in 1 container

Desperate Jack Doyle accepts a sketchy job which leads to a deadly
game of fixing horse races and murder - of the four-legged king.
One-time amateur boxer Jack Doyle, an irreverent and rebellious
advertising account representative, goes to work one find Chicago day
and finds his desk and his job both gone. At loose ends, Doyle
accepts a most unusual offer from an acquaintance, Moe Kellman,
"furrier to the Mob," to fix a horse race. The context of making the
deal, a Cubs game at storied Wrigley Field, sets the tone for the
drama that follows. The FBI coopts Doyle into a quest after people
who are maiming or killing thoroughbred horses for their insurance
values. 2004. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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BURROWS: A RED RIVER MYSTERY
Author:   WORTHAM, REAVIS Z.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: RED RIVER MYSTERY    2

LB  07203
1 volume in 1 container

Constable Ned Parker comes out of retirement when Center Springs,
Texas, becomes the latest stop for a murderer. When a dead man is
found hooked to fishing lines in the river, a lead points to the
long-abandoned Cotton Exchange warehouse which appears to be a
hoarder's paradise. Each floor is stuffed to the ceiling with garbage,
furniture, books, tools, tires, rats, and filth. But it is also host
to booby-traps, shafts, and bales. Was this lair built out of
desperation or designed to torture and kill anyone trying to capture
the elusive killer? 2012. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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CRUSADE OF EAGLES: EAGLE SERIES, BOOK 12
Author:   JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: EAGLES   12

LB  07204
1 volume in 1 container

Frontiersman Falcon MacCallister convinces his siblings, Broadway
actors Andrew and Rosanna, to come to Colorado Springs and perform at
the Broadmoor. When outlaws kidnap Andrew and Rosanna for ransom,
Falcon lays his own trap. Sequel to Pride of Eagles (RC 68907). Some
violence and some strong language. 2007.

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DEATH BY THE DOZEN: A CUPCAKE BAKERY MYSTERY
Author:   MCKINLAY, JENN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07205
1 volume in 1 container

Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are determined to win the Challenge
to the Chef at this year's Scottsdale Food Festival. Taking home first
prize will be great publicity for their Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery.
Mel's culinary school mentor, celebrity chef Vic Mazzotta, is one of
the judges, but the real contest will be finding out who iced Mazzotta
when his body is found in a freezer truck. 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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LOVE'S UNFOLDING DREAM: LOVE COMES SOFTLY, BOOK 6
Author:   OKE, JANETTE, 1935-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOVE COMES SOFTLY    6

LB  07206
1 volume in 1 container

Tender-hearted Belinda, youngest of the Davis children, reaches out to
every wounded or orphaned creature.  When she decides on a nursing
career, her parents find their pride mixed with concern that Belinda
might not be strong enough to face the emotional demands of this
profession.  Sequel to Love's Unending Legacy (RC 22380).  1987.

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PRICE OF LOVE AND OTHER STORIES
Author:   ROBINSON, PETER, 1950-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07207
1 volume in 1 container

This collection of stories includes two novellas, "Going Back" and
"Like a Virgin" as well as several stories featuring the Yorkshire
policeman, Detective Inspector Alan Banks, at his finest. In the
novella "Going Back," Banks returns home for a family reunion, only
to find it taking a decidedly sinister turn. In "Like a Virgin,"
Banks revisits the period in his life and the terrible crime that led
him to leave London for Eastvale. 2009.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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PRODIGAL SUMMER
Author:   KINGSOLVER, BARBARA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07208
1 volume in 1 container

At Zebulon Mountain in southern Appalachia, reclusive ranger Deanna
Wolfe allows young hunter Eddie Bondo into her cabin and private
space. In the valley two other women redefine their roles while
championing ecological issues. Some explicit descriptions of sex
and some strong language. Bestseller.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

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BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND: CREATING CURRENTS OF ELECTRICITY AND
Author:   KAMKWAMBA, WILLIAM, 1987-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07202
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Hope"
Memoir of Malawi youth William, a school dropout who was inspired by a
library book to build the first windmill in his village. Describes
growing up on a farm without electricity, surviving famine, recycling
scraps into a windmill to generate power, and inspiring others. Alex
Award.   2009.

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