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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

BEFORE THE POISON
Author:   ROBINSON, PETER, 1950-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07174
1 volume in 1 container

After twenty-five years abroad in American, Chris Lowndes decides to
return to the Yorkshire dales of his youth. The rambling old mansion
he buys is charming, but Lowndes learns it was the scene of a murder
more than fifty years before. The former owner, a prominent doctor
was supposedly poisoned by his beautiful and much younger wife, Grace.
Arrested and brought to trial, Grace was found guilty and hanged for
the crime. But the more Chris discovers about the case, the more
convinced he becomes that Grace may have been innocent. 2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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BETRAYAL OF TRUST
Author:   JANCE, JUDITH A
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: J P BEAUMONT MYSTERY     

LB  07172
1 volume in 1 container

Seattle investigator J.P. Beaumont and his wife Mel Soames are
summoned to Olympia for a hush-hush case: The governor has discovered
her husband's grandson has a snuff video of a teenage girl on his
phone. 2011.

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BODY IN THE BOUDOIR
Author:   PAGE, KATHERINE HALL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07171
1 volume in 1 container

It's 1990, and Faith Sibley is a single woman leading a glamorous
life in New York City. But when she meets the Reverend Thomas
Fairchild it's love at first sight, and before she know it her life
is changing drastically. Problems posed by Faith's sister, her
Italian assistant, and perspective new in-laws are nothing compared
to the fact that someone out there is dead set on making sure Faith
doesn't reach the altar. Before it's too late, Faith needs to figure
out who is trying to sabotage the wedding - by eliminating the bride!
2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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BURIED IN A BOOK
Author:   ARLINGTON, LUCY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NOVEL IDEA MYSTERY    1

LB  07209
1 volume in 1 container

First in a series. After losing her job as a journalist at the age
of 45, Lila Wilkins accepts an internship at A Novel Idea, a
thriving literary agency in North Carolina. When a penniless aspiring
author drops dead in the agency's waiting room - and Lila discovers a
series of threatening letters - she's determined to find out who
wrote him off. 2012.

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DEADLINE MAN
Author:   TALTON, JON
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07165
1 volume in 1 container

This journalist's life is so intertwined with his job that we know
him only as "the columnist." He writes for a newspaper in Seattle
and keeps his life - including his past - in safe compartments. Then
one of his sources takes a dive off a downtown skyscraper, and he is
plunged into a harrowing maze of murder, intrigue, and secrets that
powerful forces intend to keep hidden at all costs. Meanwhile, the
newspaper he works for is dying. So the columnist joins with an
aggressive young reporter to see if one explosive story can save it.
Soon they are running to make the deadline of their lives. Violence,
strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

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ENDANGERED: A ZOO MYSTERY
Author:   LITTLEWOOD, ANN
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07173
1 volume in 1 container

When a drug bust reveals exotic animals at a marijuana grow site,
zookeeper Iris Oakley and a colleague ride to the rescue. But instead
of pets they find smuggled parrots and tortoises destined for sale
to unscrupulous collectors and a woman who escaped the bust - dead.
Iris soon realizes that people she counts on are not who they claim
to be. Sorting through clues and tripping over secrets, Iris soon
learns everyone has an agenda, and at least one of them is deadly.
Strong language, violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2012

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FATAL INDUCTION: A PROFESSOR BRADSHAW MYSTERY
Author:   PAJER, BERNADETTE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PROFESSOR BRADSHAW MYSTERY    2

LB  07166
1 volume in 1 container

Seattle, 1901. An electrical competition incited Electrical
Engineering Professor Benjamin Bradshaw's obsession for invention.
The winner's telephonic system will deliver music from the Seattle
Grand Theater to homes throughout the city, and Bradshaw is confident
he can win. But soon after the shock of President McKinley's
assassination, Bradshaw uncovers a crime closer to home. A gypsy
peddler's cart is abandoned behind his house, and the peddler's child
may have witnessed a murder. Frustrated by police apathy, Bradshaw
follows the girl's trail. Soon he knows that to save the child, he
must transform his contest entry into a trap to catch a killer. 2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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MURDER ON THE LINKS: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  07211
1 volume in 1 container

Millionaire P. T. Renauld urgently summons Hercule Poirot to his
estate.  When the detective arrives, however, he finds that the
millionaire has been brutally murdered on his private golf course,
and Poirot is left with only a few scant clues to the murderer's
identity.

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ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00321
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07198
1 volume in 1 container

Having been convicted of murdering his own mother, troublesome Jack
Argyle died in prison, six months after entering to serve his sentence.
When the Argyle family learns, two years after the crime, that
the alibi unsuccessfully supplied by "Jacko" at his trial was
legitimate--thereby establishing Jack's innocence--the frightening question
remains: Who did kill Rachel Argyle? And why? 1958.

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PAIN NURSE: A CINCINNATI CASEBOOK
Author:   TALTON, JON
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CINCINNATI CASEBOOK    1

LB  07167
1 volume in 1 container

Cheryl Beth Wilson, an elite nurse at Cincinnati Memorial Hospital,
finds a doctor brutally murdered in a secluded office. Wilson had an
affair with the doctor's husband, a surgeon, and this makes her a
"person of interest" to the police, if not an outright suspect. But
it's not just the cops who are following and watching Cheryl Beth.
Another killing prompts now disabled former homicide detective Will
Borders to team up with Cheryl Beth, who is desperate to clear her
name. 2009.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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PHOTO FINISH: A JACK DOYLE MYSTERY
Author:   MCEVOY, JOHN
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07168
1 volume in 1 container

Jack Doyle, former advertising man and amateur boxer, accepts a new
job as a thoroughbred jockey's agent for Mickey Sheehan, a 17-year-old
riding phenom from Ireland. Mickey and Jack are an effective team
until someone begins secretly doping the horses. To identify the
culprit, Jack calls on several old colleagues whose expertise might
help solve the mystery. Strong language. 2012.

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POWERS OF ARREST: A CINCINNATI CASEBOOK
Author:   TALTON, JON
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07169
1 volume in 1 container

After spinal tumor surgery, Cincinnati Homicide Detective Will
Borders is lucky to be alive and lucky to have a job as public
information officer for the department. When a star cop is murdered,
the crime bears a chilling similarity to killings on a peaceful
college campus, where his friend Cheryl Beth Wilson teaches nursing.
So Borders again teams up with Cheryl Beth to pursue a sadistic
predator before he kills someone else. Violence, strong language, and
explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

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RESTLESS IN THE GRAVE
Author:   STABENOW, DANA
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KATE SHUGAK     

LB  07212
1 volume in 1 container

Aleut PI Kate Shugak and Alaska state trooper Liam Campbell meet when
Liam turns to fellow trooper Jim Chopin--Kate's lover--for assistance.
To help clear Liam's wife of suspicion in a businessman's death, Kate
works undercover at a bar. Some violence and some strong language.
2012.

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RUDDY GORE: A PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY    7

LB  07164
1 volume in 1 container

Australia. On her way to the opera, PI Phryne Fisher stops thugs from
beating up Lin Chung. Later, the musical performance is interrupted by
an onstage death. Phryne connects the two incidents after
investigating the theater's ensemble. Some strong language and some
explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 1995.

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SECRET ADVERSARY: A TUPPENCE AND TOMMY BERESFORD MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: TUPPENCE AND TOMMY BERESFORD MYSTERY     

LB  07210
1 volume in 1 container

A pack of shocking love letters, a set of scandalous memoirs, and the
bloody corpse of a famous man turn Chimneys, a secluded estate where
politicians carry on affairs of state and otherwise, into a place of
murder and menace. A nation's fate hangs on a beautiful woman's guilt
or innocence. 1922.

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SIGNIFICANT SEVEN: A JACK DOYLE MYSTERY
Author:   MCEVOY, JOHN
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07170
1 volume in 1 container

In 2002, seven old friends get together for a day at the racetrack.
When they win the Pick Six, their leader, Arnie Rison, convinces
them to use some of their seven-figure payoff to buy race horses.
One of their buys turns out to be a moneymaker with sensational speed.
Years later, he's still worth a fortune in stud fees, but the owners
are starting to die off, leaving the other owners to assume his
share of interest in the racehorse. Jack Doyle, ad-man-turned-
investigator is called in to protect Arnie's daughter Renee before
she's killed for her share. Strong language and violence. 2010.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

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STEVE JOBS
Author:   ISAACSON, WALTER
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07199
1 volume in 1 container

Biography of entrepreneur Steve Jobs (1955-2011) chronicles his
childhood, education, entry-level jobs in California's Silicon Valley,
1976 cofounding of Apple computer in his parents' garage, and
leadership in spearheading the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Discusses
Jobs's personal and professional relationships and his 2003 cancer
diagnosis. Some strong language. Bestseller.  2011.

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