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ENGLISH FICTION

AS THE CROW FLIES: A WALT LONGMIRE MYSTERY
Author:   JOHNSON, CRAIG, 1961-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WALT LONGMIRE    8

LB  07188
1 volume in 1 container

Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire has more on his mind than cowboys and
criminals. His daughter, Cady, is getting married. Walt and his old
friend Henry Standing Bear are the de facto wedding planners and
fear Cady's wrath when the locale arrangements go up in smoke two
weeks before the event. But their expedition to find a new site on
the Cheyenne Reservation ends in horror as they witness a young Crow
woman plummeting from Painted Warrior's cliffs. 2012.
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BLUE ASYLUM
Author:   HEPINSTALL, KATHY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07194
1 volume in 1 container

During the Civil War, Virginia plantation wife Iris Dunleavy is put
on trial and convicted of madness because of her willful behavior.
Iris knows, though, that her husband is the true criminal and she is
guilty only of disagreeing with him on notions of justice, cruelty,
and property. At the asylum where Iris is sent, she meets Ambrose
Weller, the war-haunted Confederate soldier whose memories terrorize
him into wild fits that can only be calmed by the color blue. 2012.
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BONNIE
Author:   JOHANSEN, IRIS
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: EVE DUNCAN   14
Series: EVE QUINN AND BONNIE TRILOGY    3

LB  07159
1 volume in 1 container

Trilogy conclusion. The final hunt for the culprit who killed forensic
sculptor Eve Duncan's seven-year-old daughter Bonnie years ago. Eve,
detective Joe Quinn, agent Catherine Ling, and Bonnie's father John
Gallo chase their elusive target. Some violence and some strong
language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

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COMING OF CASSIDY: A HOPALONG CASSIDY NOVEL
Author:   MULFORD, CLARENCE EDWARD
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOPALONG CASSIDY WESTERN    6

LB  07192
1 volume in 1 container

Buck Peters put everything he owned into the Bar-20 and thought he
could make a go of it. It looked pretty good too, until he fell in
with that gang of renegade buffalo hunters. They were after his
spread, his cattle, his life. And they swore to let nothing stand in
their way. Nothing. And then they met a cowhand named Cassidy.

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DEAD LEVEL: A HOME REPAIR IS HOMICIDE MYSTERY
Author:   GRAVES, SARAH
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOME REPAIR IS HOMICIDE     

LB  07195
1 volume in 1 container

Driving into the woods to her husband's cottage with her best friend,
Ellie, Jake has a challenging week ahead of her - she bet her husband
that she could finish building the cottage porch in only a few days.
But as the women work, they realize they're not alone. Prison escapee
Dewey Hooper recognizes Jake right away. Her testimony got him sent
away for murder, and here in the wilderness, he can finally exact his
revenge. Determined to make payback look like an accident, Dewey
hatches a lethal scheme to ensure neither woman returns to Eastport
alive. Though Jake and Ellie are tough as nails and can fend for
themselves, flooded roads make leaving impossible. They'll have to
keep their heads above water to prevent the quaint little cottage from
turning into the ultimate death trap. 2011.
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DEATH COMES SILENTLY
Author:   HART, CAROLYN G.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DEATH ON DEMAND     

LB  07186
1 volume in 1 container

When a local writer publishes her latest, mystery bookstore owner
Annie Darling jumps at the chance to host a book signing, even though
it conflicts with her shift at the charity shop Better Tomorrow.
Fellow volunteer Gretchen Burkholt agrees to sub for her. After
calling the bookstore several times during the book signing, leaving
voicemails hinting at scandalous news, Gretchen is found dead at the
charity shop, an axe by her side. Annie enlists the help of her
husband, Max, to piece together the puzzle. 2012.
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ELEGY FOR EDDIE: A MAISIE DOBBS NOVEL
Author:   WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE, 1955-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAISIE DOBBS MYSTERY     

LB  07140
1 volume in 1 container

London, 1933. Some friends of Maisie's father ask her to investigate
the death of Eddie Pettit, a mentally disabled man with a remarkable
ability to calm horses. Eddie had seemed troubled in the days before
he was crushed by a massive roll of paper in a factory. Bestseller.
2012.

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FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK
Author:   HEYER, GEORGETTE, 1902-1974
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07187
1 volume in 1 container

Locals claim it is haunted and refuse to put a single toe past the
front door, but to siblings Peter, Celia, and Margaret, the Priorty
is nothing more than a rundown estate inherited from their late uncle
and the perfect setting for a much-needed holiday. But when a murder
victim is discovered in the Priory halls, the once unconcerned trio
begins to fear that the ghostly rumors are true and they are not
alone after all. 1932.

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GILDED SHROUD
Author:   BAILEY, ELIZAB
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07179
1 volume in 1 container

When the marchioness is found murdered at Polbrook mansion, the
Dowager Lady Polbrook's new companion, Ottilia Draycott, finds
herself in a house of strangers and every one of them a suspect.
Only she can unmask and outwit a desperate killer and keep a
Polbrook family secret buried. 2011.
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HALF-BLOOD BLUES
Author:   EDUGYAN, ESI
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07177
1 volume in 1 container

Berlin, 1939. The Hot-Time Swingers, a popular German American jazz
band, have been forbidden to play live because the Nazis have banned
their 'degenerate music.' After escaping to Paris, where they meet
Louis Armstrong, the band's brilliant young trumpet-player, Hieronymus
Falk, is arrested in a cafe by the Gestapo. It is June 1940. He is
never heard from again....2011.
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HALF-STITCHED AMISH QUILTING CLUB
Author:   BRUNSTETTER, WANDA E
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07180
1 volume in 1 container

Join the club of unlikely quilters who show up for Amish widow Emma
Yoder's quilting classes. A troubled young woman, a struggling couple,
a widower, a rough and tough biker, and a preacher's wife make up
the mismatched lot. But as their problems begin to bind them together,
they learn to open up and lend a helping hand. 2012.

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HUSH NOW, DON'T YOU CRY: A MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY
Author:   BOWEN, RHYS
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07176
1 volume in 1 container

Molly Murphy, now Molly Sullivan, and her husband Daniel, a New York
police captain, have been invited to spend their honeymoon on the
Newport, Rhode Island, estate of Alderman Brian Hanna in the spring
of 1904. Molly doesn't entirely trust the offer because Hanna has his
eye on a senate seat and intentions of taking on Tammany Hall to get
it. When Hanna is found dead at the base of a cliff, Molly's
suspicions are quickly justified. 2012.
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NO LONGER A GENTLEMAN: THE LOST LORDS
Author:   PUTNEY, MARY JO
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOST LORDS     

LB  07189
1 volume in 1 container

Cassie Fox, a spy determined to help destroy Napoleon's empire, is
distracted from her mission to rescue Grey Sommers, Lord Wyndham,
from a French dungeon by her unexpected attraction to him. 2012.
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PROPOSAL
Author:   BALOGH, MARY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07161
1 volume in 1 container

The young widow, Gwendoline, Lady Muir, has no desire to marry again.
But when Hugo, Lord Trentham, scoops her up after a fall, she feels
a sensation that both shocks and emboldens her. Hugo judges her to be
a spoiled and frivolous aristocrat. He is a gentleman in name only:
a soldier whose bravery earned him a title, a merchant's son who
inherited his wealth. But the attraction between them cannot be
ignored. Descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some
violence. 2012.

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QUINN
Author:   JOHANSEN, IRIS
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: EVE DUNCAN   13
Series: EVE QUINN AND BONNIE TRILOGY    2

LB  07158
1 volume in 1 container

Navy SEAL-turned-cop Joe Quinn is hospitalized in a coma after helping
his lover Eve Duncan search for her missing daughter Bonnie.
Meanwhile, their friend, CIA agent Catherine Ling, hunts for the prime
suspect--Bonnie's father John Gallo. Sequel to Eve (DB 73288).
Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

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REBEL FIRE
Author:   LANE, ANDREW
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9; Adult

LB  07178
1 volume in 1 container

In 1868, teenaged Sherlock Holmes discovers that his American tutor,
Amyus Crowe, is hunting a notorious killer who was supposedly killed
by the United States government, but who is apparently alive and
well in Surrey, England. 2011.
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ROAD TO GRACE
Author:   EVANS, RICHARD PAUL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07193
1 volume in 1 container

After Alan Christoffersen loses his wife in an accident and his
house and other belongings after a failed business venture, Alan
decides to set off on an extraordinary cross-country walk. Alan
covers more than 800 miles on foot, but it's the people he meets along
the way who give the journey its true meaning. 2012.
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ROOM AT HERON'S INN
Author:   CHAMBERS, GINGER
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07184
1 volume in 1 container

When Robin Farrell was a child, a man drowned saving her life. Twenty
years later, Robin tracks down his six orphaned children and takes a
job as a chef in the seaside hotel they own and operate in an attempt
to free herself from guilt. When she develops feelings for the eldest
of the six siblings, Eric Marshall, she is faced with the dilemma of
confessing that she is the woman he blames for his father's death.
2012. ***SPV NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SACRED AND PROFANE
Author:   KELLERMAN, FAYE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PETER DECKER RINA LAZARUS     

LB  07183
1 volume in 1 container

Police detective Peter Decker discovers the charred remains of two
teenage girls in the foothills of Los Angeles. Further investigation
leads to a seedy world of porn films, drugs, and runaways. Decker also
finds himself in love with a Jewish widow, Rina Lazarus, who cannot
marry a non-Orthodox man.                                 .
  Strong language, violence, and explicit descriptions of sex.
  CR 1031 recorded by New York City Regional (CNN 5159).

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SINS OF THE FATHER
Author:   ARCHER, JEFFREY, 1940-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CLIFTON CHRONICLES    2

LB  07181
1 volume in 1 container

A second installment in a planned five-part series, the Clifton
Chronicles, finds Harry Clifton despairing of a marriage to Emma and
joining the Merchant Navy before assuming the identity of a fallen
American soldier whose past proves even more turbulent than Harry's
own. Strong language. 2012.

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STEEL BOX: A WESTERN DUO
Author:   BRAND, MAX, 1892-1944
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07191
1 volume in 1 container

Contains Prairie Pawn and The Steel Box.
Prairie Pawn tells the story of Paul Torridon, called White Thunder
by the Cheyenne Indians holding him hostage. They believe that he
cured Whistling Elk's son from a menacing illness and brought rain
when others had failed to do so. To keep Paul happy, the Cheyenne
chief decides to kidnap Torridon's sweetheart to make Torridon
voluntarily stay with them.
In The Steel Box, Lew Sherry and Pete Lang accept an offer from
Oliver Wilton of $1000 a day to protect him from danger that has him
living in a state of terror. 2012.
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STRONG LAND: A WESTERN SEXTET
Author:   L'AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07162
1 volume in 1 container

Six of L'Amour's early short stories are published here together.
Original publication dates range from 1946 through 1955. Stories
include, "The One for the Mohave Kid" (1954), "His Brother's Debt"
(1950), "A Strong Land Growing" (1955), "Lit a Shuck for Texas"
(1948), "The Nester and the Paiute" (1948), and "Barney Takes a Hand"
(1946).
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TAKEN AT THE FLOOD: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  01258
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07190
1 volume in 1 container

Gordon Cloade is killed in an air raid on London.  He has left no will
and his vast fortune passes to his young wife, Rosaleen.  But five
other people have been promised a share in that fortune.  Now it can
only become theirs if Rosaleen should happen to die before them.
[Also published as "There is a Tide"  CX 11283  RD 11283]

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WITH OPEN ARMS
Author:   JOHNSON, JANICE (JANICE KAY)
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07185
1 volume in 1 container

Everyone says Kathleen Monroe is perfect--the perfect wife, the
perfect hostess, the perfect mother. But after a lifetime of practice,
Kathleen is beginning to wonder if perfectionism is a good thing.
After all, it didn't help her marriage and may have led to her
daughter's illness. Meeting kind, patient Logan Carr only increases
her self-doubt, as she finds him far from perfect. 2012.
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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

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ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
Author:   HERRIOT, JAMES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01517
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LB  07182
1 volume in 1 container

Whether on his back in a stable trying to deliver a calf during
a snowstorm or comforting a lonely old man whose only companion,
a dog, has died, the author brings a gift of humanity in these
memoirs. 1972.

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GILDED LIVES, FATAL VOYAGE: THE TITANIC'S FIRST-CLASS PASSENGERS AND
Author:   BREWSTER, HUGH
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07163
1 volume in 1 container

[Subtitles reads: "The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their
World" The Titanic has been called "an exquisite microcosm of the
Edwardian era," but that unique facet of her story has never been
explored before. Historian Brewster seamlessly interweaves personal
narratives of the lost liner's most fascinating people with a
haunting account of her fateful maiden crossing. Some strong language.
2012.

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HEDY'S FOLLY: THE LIFE AND BREAKTHROUGH INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR,
Author:   RHODES, RICHARD
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07175
1 volume in 1 container

[Subtitle reads: "The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr,
the Most Beautiful Woman in the World"
Unhappily married to a Nazi arms dealer, Hedy Lamarr fled to America
at the start of World War II. She brought with her not only her
theatrical talent but also a gift for technical innovation. An
introduction to inventor George Antheil at a Hollywood dinner table
culminated in a U.S. patent for a jam-proof radio guidance system
for torpedoes - the unlikely duo's gift to the U.S. war effort. 2011.
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QUIET: THE POWER OF THE INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP
Author:   CAIN, SUSAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07160
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Talking"
Author explores introversion from a cultural point of view. Posits
that as many as half of Americans are introverts, even as society
promotes what she calls the "extrovert ideal." Examines the
differences between the two personality types. Suggests ways to
nurture "quiet" children. Bestseller.  2012.

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