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ENGLISH FICTION

44 SCOTLAND STREET
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: 44 SCOTLAND STREET    1

LB  07097
1 volume in 1 container

Follows the episodic adventures of an eclectic group of residents of
an Edinburgh apartment building. There's overbearing Irene and her
precocious young son Bertie, sixty-year-old widow Domenica,
twenty-year-old newcomer Pat, and handsome, self-absorbed surveyor
Bruce--Pat's flatmate. At her new gallery job Pat identifies an
expensive portrait that subsequently disappears. 2005.

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ACCEPTABLE LOSS: A WILLIAM MONK NOVEL
Author:   PERRY, ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WILLIAM MONK AND HESTER LATTERLY MYSTERY     

LB  06950
1 volume in 1 container

William and Hester Monk realize the best way to help troubled Scuff,
whom they rescued from a child prostitution ring in Execution Dock
(DB/RC 68705), is to completely shut down the operation. A murder
during William's investigation suggests blackmail--and the involvement
of a respected member of society. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

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ANGELINA'S BACHELORS
Author:   O'REILLY, BRIAN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07072
1 volume in 1 container

Grieving over the loss of her husband, Angelina D'Angelo finds herself
cooking more food than she can possibly eat in a cooking marathon.
She delivers the results to the neighbors in her South Philly
community. Retiree Basil Cupertino offers her a job cooking for him
six days a week. Soon, word of Angelina's extraordinary culinary
prowess spreads, and Angelina finds herself cooking for seven
bachelors, while discovering the magical power of food to heal, to
bring people together and maybe even to present second chances. 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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ASSOCIATE
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07063
1 volume in 1 container

A college misdeed comes back to haunt Yale law-school graduate Kyle
McAvoy when he is blackmailed into working at a Wall Street firm that
is handling a multibillion dollar lawsuit involving a Pentagon
contract. Forced into stealing documents, Kyle soon realizes he is in
over his head. Bestseller.  2009.

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BRUSH WITH DEATH
Author:   DUNCAN, ELIZABETH J.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07031
1 volume in 1 container

When Penny Brannigan moves to her cottage in the small Welsh town of
Llanelen and begins sorting through the belongings of her benefactor,
a deceased teacher, she comes across a packet of love letters from a
promising young Liverpool artist named A. Jones. An artist herself,
Penny sets out to discover more about this mysterious painter who met
a tragic end in an accident in 1970. With the help of a small group
of townsfolk, Penny sets out to prove that art theft is at the heart
of the case, and that Jones' death was no accident. 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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BRUTAL TELLING: A THREE PINES MYSTERY
Author:   PENNY, LOUISE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: THREE PINES     

LB  07102
1 volume in 1 container

Quebec. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache investigates the murder of an
old man found bludgeoned in a bistro. At a remote cabin purportedly
owned by the deceased, Gamache and his team find a cache of rare
books, priceless antiquities--and blood. Some strong language. 2009.

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CHARMING QUIRKS OF OTHERS: AN ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY     

LB  07030
1 volume in 1 container

Edinburgh, Scotland. Philosopher Isabel Dalhousie is asked to
investigate the candidates for headmaster of a boys school after an
anonymous letter claims one of them has a skeleton in his closet.
Meanwhile Isabel suspects that her boyfriend Jamie is having an affair
with a fellow musician. 2010.

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COMFORTS OF A MUDDY SATURDAY: AN ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY    5

LB  07027
1 volume in 1 container

Scottish journalist Isabel Dalhousie helps Dr. Marcus Moncrieff to
clear his name after he is censured for falsifying data in a drug test
that resulted in the death of a patient. Meanwhile Isabel ponders her
relationship with her child's father--who was once her niece Cat's
boyfriend. 2008.

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DARK SUMMER
Author:   JOHANSEN, IRIS
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07065
1 volume in 1 container

While veterinarian Devon Brady assists with a search-and-rescue
mission, Jude Marrok brings in his gunshot-wounded black Lab. Devon
discovers that Jude raises special dogs gifted in healing. But her
life is in jeopardy as she falls in love. Violence, explicit
descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2008.

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DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY
Author:   JAMES, P.D.
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07034
1 volume in 1 container

Derbyshire, England; 1803. Fitzwilliam Darcy and his wife Elizabeth
(nee Bennet), who have been married six years and have two sons, are
relaxing on the night before their annual autumn ball. Elizabeth's
wayward sister Lydia arrives unexpectedly, declaring that her husband
Wickham has been murdered on Darcy's estate. Bestseller. 2011.

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ESPRESSO TALES: 44 SCOTLAND STREET, BOOK 2
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: 44 SCOTLAND STREET    2

LB  07098
1 volume in 1 container

Edinburgh, Scotland. Nineteen-year-old Pat decides to attend the local
university while she shares a flat with Bruce and works for Matthew at
his art gallery. Meanwhile Bruce opens a wine shop. Their neighbors
include six-year-old Bertie, who contends with his overprotective
mother Irene. 2005.

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FEAST DAY OF FOOLS
Author:   BURKE, JAMES LEE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07011
1 volume in 1 container

Texas sheriff Hackberry Holland and chief deputy Pam Tibbs investigate
a murder in the desert borderland. Meanwhile, serial killer "Preacher"
Jack Collins, from Rain Gods (DB 69989), returns and harbors a former
federal scientist whose knowledge of military secrets makes him a
terrorist target. Violence and strong language. 2011.

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FORBIDDEN FRUIT: A CORINNA CHAPMAN MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CORINNA CHAPMAN MYSTERY    5

LB  07068
1 volume in 1 container

Corinna Chapman, owner of the bakery Earthly Delights, detests
Christmas. The shoppers are frantic and the heat oppressive in
Melbourne, Australia, where Christmas is a summer festival. And her
boyfriend, Daniel, is tracking two runaways whose Romeo-and-Juliet
romance is not as straightforward as it seems. With the help of a
troupe of free-spirited "freegans," three internet hackers, and  a
bunch of singing vegans, Corinna and Daniel go head-to-head with a
sinister religious cult and a band of Romanies in a wild chase against
the clock. 2010.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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HEARTACHE FALLS: AN ETERNITY SPRINGS NOVEL
Author:   MARCH, EMILY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ETERNITY SPRINGS    3

LB  07033
1 volume in 1 container

Married for more than twenty years, and with her children out of the
nest, Ali Timberlake has come to Eternity Springs alone. She's
looking for answers to heartbreaking questions and searching for
something that's missing deep within herself. Taking a lease on the
Bristlecone Cafe in pursuit of a lifelong dream, Ali feels
revitalized as she becomes part of this charming mountain town. But
a big piece of her is back in Denver with her husband. Then Mac shows
up in Eternity Springs determined to win his wife back. 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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IN DUBLIN'S FAIR CITY: A MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY
Author:   BOWEN, RHYS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY     

LB  07101
1 volume in 1 container

New York City theater impresario Tommy Burke hires detective Molly
Murphy to find his long-lost sister in Ireland--Molly's homeland. On
the voyage, Molly encounters actress Oona Sheehan, who, craving
anonymity, proposes they trade identities. Soon after, Oona goes
missing and her maid turns up dead. 2007.

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LEOPARD
Author:   NESBO, JO, 1960-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY HOLE     

LB  07035
1 volume in 1 container

Having once again quit the Oslo police force, Harry Hole is in Hong
Kong feeding his new opium habit when detective Kaja Solness arrives
to convince him to help with a serial-killer case. Originally
published in Norwegian in 2009. Violence, strong language, and some
descriptions of sex. 2011.

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LIST
Author:   FLETCHER, MARTIN
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07073
1 volume in 1 container

London, October 1945. Austrian refugees Georg and Edith await the
birth of their first child. Yet how can they celebrate when almost
every day brings news of another relative or friend murdered in the
Holocaust? Their search for surviving family and their struggle to
rebuild their lives is further threatened by growing anti-Semitism
in London's streets; Englishmen want to take homes and jobs from
Jewish refugees and give them to returning servicemen. 2011.
Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

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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

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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LOST ART OF GRATITUDE: AN ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY    6

LB  07026
1 volume in 1 container

Scotland. A sudden tax audit and the mysterious gift of a funeral
wreath lead investment banker Minty Auchterlonie to believe she's
being blackmailed. As Isabel Dalhousie, philosopher and editor of the
Review of Applied Ethics, investigates these suspicions, she receives
an unexpected marriage proposal from her child's father. 2009.

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MATTERS OF THE HEART
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07064
1 volume in 1 container

Forty-four-year-old American photographer Hope Dunne meets bestselling
author Finn O'Neill in London on assignment. The two fall in love and
Finn wants to have a baby. But Hope gradually realizes that Finn is a
pathological liar, and she feels threatened by him. Bestseller.
Commercial audiobook. 2009.

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NIGHTSHADE: A CHINA BAYLES MYSTERY #16
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHINA BAYLES     

LB  07096
1 volume in 1 container

China's herb shop and catering business may be thriving, but she is
still reeling from the circumstances surrounding her father's death
sixteen years earlier and she isn't remotely interested in her
half brother's investigation into those events. China's husband, on
the other hand, has no such qualms about following Miles's lead and
finding out more. And when fate forces her to get involved as well,
China realizes it's time to bring the past to light or else it will
haunt her for the rest of her life. 2008.

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OH DANNY BOY: A MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY
Author:   BOWEN, RHYS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY     

LB  07099
1 volume in 1 container

New York, 1902. Private detective Molly Murphy works to exonerate
police captain Daniel Sullivan of bribery charges. Molly is convinced
he is innocent, and as her inquiry progresses she suspects Daniel's
troubles are related to his investigation of the East Side Ripper, a
serial killer targeting prostitutes. 2006.

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ONE DAY AT A TIME
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07060
1 volume in 1 container

Dogwalker Coco Barrington, the black sheep of her Hollywood family,
falls in love with British movie star Leslie Baxter. Although Coco's
mother dates a younger man and Coco's sister Jane's partner is
pregnant, they disapprove of Coco's relationship. Some strong language
and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2009.

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SACKETT'S LAND
Author:   L'AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SACKETTS    1

LB  07067
1 volume in 1 container

The Sackett saga goes back to England and follows Barnabas Sackett
from his struggles in the English countryside and intrigue in
Elizabethan London to the New World, where he establishes a western
dynasty.  Suggested related title:  The Sackett Brand, by L'Amour
(TB 4248, RC 36901).
Some strong language and some violence.

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SAFE HARBOUR
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07062
1 volume in 1 container

After losing her husband and son, Ophelie Mackenzie and her
eleven-year-old daughter, Pip, spend a summer at the beach where Pip
befriends lonely artist Matt Bowles. Matt and Ophelie find solace
together through heartache and betrayal until romance replaces their
grief. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller.
2003.

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SAGE CREEK
Author:   GREGORY, JILL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07074
1 volume in 1 container

After her marriage falls apart, Sophie McPhee returns to her hometown
of Lonesome Way, Montana, planning to steer clear of men and focus
on her new bakery, A Bun in the Oven. She doesn’t expect to see
Rafe Tanner, her first crush who is now a single parent running
his family's ranch. Both Sophie and Rafe have been hurt and each has
their guard up, but seem to melt in each other's company. 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SECOND CHANCE
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07061
1 volume in 1 container

At the Paris couture shows forty-two-year-old Fiona Monaghan,
editor-in-chief of a chic New York fashion magazine, falls for
conservative advertising executive John Anderson, a widowed father.
Their whirlwind romance leads to marriage, then divorce, then a
passionate rekindling--in which they decide to try again. Descriptions
of sex. Bestseller. 2004.

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SHAKE, MURDER, AND ROLL
Author:   OUST, GAIL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BUNCO BABES    3

LB  07032
1 volume in 1 container

Kat McCall loves Bunco. Gardening, not so much. But when Kate's fellow
Bunco Babe Rita Larsen invites her to a gardening club banquet, she
agrees to attend. Rita's college roommate, Sheila, now a famous botanist,
has agreed to be the guest speaker. Shelia and her significant other look fabulous.
 But when the banquet food doesn't agree with them and Sheila's beau does a
permanent face-plant, murder rears its head. Suspicion immediately falls on
Rita, and Kate starts rolling out an investigation of her own. 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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THEY CAME TO BAGHDAD
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01204
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07103
1 volume in 1 container

Victoria Jones, just fired from her typing job in London, met a
handsome young man in the park who said he was going to Baghdad.
Victoria talked him into letting her go too, but to her amazement
and fear, she became a key figure in a plot against world peace.

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TRICK OF THE LIGHT: A THREE PINES MYSTERY
Author:   PENNY, LOUISE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: THREE PINES     

LB  07075
1 volume in 1 container

Inspector Gamache attends Clara Morrow's solo art show in Montreal.
The next morning he is summoned to Three Pines village after the
Morrows discover Lillian Dyson dead in their garden. Clara's childhood
friendship with Lillian was shattered when Lillian wrote a scathing
review of Clara's student work. Strong language. 2011.

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TRICK OR TREAT: A CORINNA CHAPMAN MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence

Reading level: Adult
Series: CORINNA CHAPMAN MYSTERY    4

LB  07069
1 volume in 1 container

When a cut-price franchise bakery opens down the street from Earthly
Delights and crowds flock to purchase the bread, baker Corinna
Chapman is understandably nervous. And when her lover Daniel's old
friend, gorgeous Georgiana Hope, sets up residence in his house, it
doesn't take Corinna long to work out that she's up to something.
Can Corinna maneuver the maze of health regulations, missing
boyfriends, sinister strangers, fraudulent companies and back-alley
ambushes? 2007.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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WARRIOR'S PATH
Author:   L'AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SACKETTS    3

LB  02708
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07066
1 volume in 1 container

1630. When Yance Sackett's sister-in-law and another young woman are
kidnapped by Indians, Yance and his brother Kin traverse the Warrior's
Path from the Carolinas to Massachusetts Bay colony. Once the captives
are rescued, Kin sails to Jamaica to find the culprits among pirates,
cutthroats, and ruthless "businessmen." 1980.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

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TRAIN IN WINTER: AN EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF WOMEN, FRIENDSHIP, AND RESISTANCE IN OCCUPIED FRANCE
Author:   MOORHEAD, CAROLINE
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07029
1 volume in 1 container

[Subtitle reads: "An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and
Resistance in Occupied France"]
Among the women were teachers, students, chemists, writers, and
housewives, a singer at the Paris Opera, a midwife, and a dental
surgeon. They distributed anti-Nazi leaflets, secreted Jews to safety,
transported weapons, and conveyed clandestine messages. The youngest
was a schoolgirl of fifteen; the eldest, a farmer's wife in her
sixties. Eventually the Gestapo hunted down 230 women active in the
French Resistance and imprisoned them in a fort outside of Paris.
Violence. 2011.

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