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ENGLISH FICTION

BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE
Author:   ROBERTS, SHEILA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07245
  1 volume in 1 container

Sweet Dreams Chocolate Company has been in the Sterling family for
generations, ever since Great-Grandma Rose literally dreamed up her
first fabulous recipe. But now it looks as if they're about to lose
Sweet Dreams to the bank, and that would be a disaster, not only for
the family but for the town of Icicle Falls, Washington. Can
Samantha, the oldest daughter and new head of the company, come up
with a way to save it? 2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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CIMARRON BLOOD
Author:   LUCKEY, WILLIAM
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07247
  1 volume in 1 container

Next to getting into trouble, horses are what Blue Mitchell does
best. So here he is again, sore and half-healed, yet willing to ride
north in the harsh cold of winter to take the sting out of a
good-blooded stock. But the raw-boned cowboy soon finds there's more
going on at the Broken S Ranch along the Cimarron than breaking
horses. 1992.

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DEATH COMES AS THE END
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01182
  1 volume in 1 container

LB  07244
  1 volume in 1 container

Set in the year 2000 B.C. at Thebes on the Nile. The tale is based on
letters from a farmer discovered by the Egyptian expedition of the
Metropolitan Museum of Art. Renisenb, shattered by her husband's
death, seeks the peace of her father's estate, but there are under-
currents she cannot ignore. The arrival of her father's new concubine,
the hell-cat Nofret, sets the match to trails of powder already laid
and murders follow. 1944.

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

LB  01832
  1 volume in 1 container

LB  07243
  1 volume in 1 container

    **Also published under the title:  Murder After Hours CT 3653**
Death is no laughing matter, especially at a luncheon party in an
English country house. When Poirot finds a handsome young man lying
on the edge of the swimming pool with blood dripping into the water,
he thinks his hostess is staging a "murder" for his benefit. But he
soon realizes the man is really dying. 1946.
**A considerably shorter version of this novel was published serially
in Collier's under the title of "The Outraged Heart."**
**Christie adapted the book into a play in 1951, see BR 04992 and
RC/DB 17144.**

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NO WAY TO KILL A LADY
Author:   MARTIN, NANCY, 1953-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07246
  1 volume in 1 container

When the three Blackbird sisters show up to claim their deceased
aunt's supposedly-fabulous country estate, they find a decayed
house and a dead body. 2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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RACKETEER
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07241
  1 volume in 1 container

Falsely imprisoned for money laundering, small-town Virginia attorney
Malcolm Bannister jumps at the chance to trade information for
freedom and fingers escapee Quinn Rucker for the murder of a federal
judge. Bannister slips away with a new face, a new name - and an
agenda. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2012.

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RIDERS OF THE BUFFALO GRASS
Author:   LOMAX, BLISS
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07248
  1 volume in 1 container

The Denver & Pacific track layers dodged snipers' bullets daily. The
camp was hit by one night raid after another. Dynamite took its
deadly toll. Summoned into action, range detectives Rainbow Ripley
and Grumpy Gibbs found out early on the Ben Slade and his gunmen were
at the core of these attacks. But Slade was following someone's
orders. 1952.

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SINS OF THE MOTHER
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07242
  1 volume in 1 container

Olivia Grayson, the head of a successful home-furnishings corporation,
regrets not spending more time with her children - Cass, Liz, John,
and Phillip - who are now all grown adults. Instead Olivia plans a
lavish family vacation every year that she hopes will compensate for
her absence. Bestseller. 2012.

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TIGERS IN RED WEATHER: A NOVEL
Author:   KLAUSSMANN, LIZA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07249
  1 volume in 1 container

Nick and her cousin, Helena, grew up in the glow of good fortune,
running around Nick's family's estate, Tiger House. Years later, on
the brink of the 1960's, they returned to Tiger House with Ed and
Daisy, their respective children. While wandering on the island, Ed
and Daisy discover the victim of a brutal murder. Soon everything
starts to unravel as secrets come to light, and nothing about their
lives will ever be the same. 2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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