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ENGLISH FICTION

ALMOST HEAVEN
Author:   FABRY, CHRIS, 1961-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06694
1 volume in 1 container

Some people say Billy has a heart of gold. Others say he's a bit odd.
The truth is, he's a hillbilly genius - a collector, a radio whiz -
and he can make the mandolin sing. Billy has dreams and though things
always seem to go wrong, his life has not gone unnoticed. Malachi is
an angel sent to observe and protect Billy. Though it's not his dream
assignment, Malachi always follows orders. And soon he begins to see
the bigger picture - that each step Billy takes is a note added to
a beautiful song. Some violence. 2010.

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ANATOMY OF GHOSTS
Author:   TAYLOR, ANDREW, 1951 OCT. 14-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06710
1 volume in 1 container

Jerusalem College, Cambridge, 1786. They say Jerusalem is haunted by
Sylvia Whichcote's ghost. Frank Oldershaw claims he saw her in the
garden, where she drowned. Now he's under the care of a physician.
Desperate to salvage her son's reputation and restore him to health,
Lady Anne Oldershaw employs John Holdsworth to investigate. The
author of a stinging attack on the existence of ghostly phenomena,
Holdsworth is haunted by his own family tragedy. He soon finds that
the heart of the mystery is what happened to Sylvia Whichcote.
Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of
sex. 2011.

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BERRIED TO THE HILT: A GRAY WHALE INN MYSTERY
Author:   MACINERNEY, KAREN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: GRAY WHALE INN MYSTERY    4

LB  06634
1 volume in 1 container

When a lobsterman discovers a sunken ship, Cranberry Island is abuzz
with excitement. Is it the remains of the missing ship of island sea
captain Jonah Selfridge? Or a notorious seventeenth-century pirate
ship that vanished without a trace? Soon the island is swarming with
marine archaeologists and treasure hunters. It's good news for Natalie
and for the Gray Whale Inn until the body of one of her guests turns
up floating near the wreck. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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BRYANT AND MAY ON THE LOOSE
Author:   FOWLER, CHRISTOPHER
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PECULIAR CRIMES UNIT     

LB  06702
1 volume in 1 container

With the special police's Peculiar Crimes Unit shut down, Arthur
Bryant is feeling withdrawn and depressed while his partner, John May,
is considering PI work. When a former team member stumbles on a
beheaded corpse in the heart of London's King's Cross neighborhood,
May artfully uses the discovery to gain the Peculiar Crimes Unit
another lease on life. Given one week to solve the case, without
any official sanction or access to police resources, May pulls Bryant
out of his doldrums and reassembles the unit. Violence, some strong
language and some descriptions of sex. 2009

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CITY OF BONES: DETECTIVE HARRY BOSCH MYSTERY
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY BOSCH     

LB  06715
1 volume in 1 container

The scattered bones of an abused, murdered child are discovered in
the Hollywood hills. Detective Harry Bosch takes the cold case and
tracks the corpse to a missing boy from 1980. Bosch also begins an
affair with a rookie cop as the case takes on strange twists. Violence
and strong language. 2002.

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CLOSERS: DETECTIVE HARRY BOSCH MYSTERY
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY BOSCH     

LB  06693
1 volume in 1 container

Harry Bosch's first "cold case" involves a DNA blood match on a gun
used to kill a biracial teenage girl seventeen years ago. The
detective investigates the white supremacist suspect linked to the
weapon and uncovers the far-reaching effects of the murder. Strong
language and violence. Bestseller. 2005.

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COMES A TIME FOR BURNING: A DR. THOMAS PARKS NOVEL
Author:   HAVILL, STEVEN F.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DR THOMAS PARKS NOVEL    2

LB  06635
1 volume in 1 container

It's 1892, and young Dr. Thomas Parks, keeping busy stitching and
bandaging lumberjacks' injuries, has no idea that his worst enemy is
lurking in the sleepy village of Port McKinney in the Puget Sound. A
working girl from the Clarissa Hotel is brought to the clinic
desperately ill and the diagnosis is Asian Cholera. It is soon
apparent that Thomas and his clinic have neither the supplies nor the
means to provide effective treatment, and within hours they are
swamped. Soon the battle spreads, threatening the very life of the
small village. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED**

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COPENHAGEN CONNECTION
Author:   PETERS, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06675
1 volume in 1 container

Elizabeth Jones accepts a position as secretary with her idol, a
Nobel Prize-winning historian and novelist.  The only distraction
for her in her new position is his moody son Christian, who is
unnecessarily rude.  Elizabeth decides to ignore him until
circumstances make that quite impossible. 1982.

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CREED IN STONE CREEK
Author:   MILLER, LINDA LAEL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: STONE CREEK     
Series: CREED CREEK    1

LB  06698
1 volume in 1 container

After the deaths of his friends Zack and Jillie, attorney Steven
Creed adopts their five-year-old son Matt and moves to a fixer-upper
ranch in Arizona. Steven and Matt become smitten with prosecutor
Melissa O'Ballivan, but work conflicts threaten the growing romance.
Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011

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CRYING BLOOD: AN ALAFAIR TUCKER MYSTERY #5
Author:   CASEY, DONIS
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALAFAIR TUCKER MYSTERY    5

LB  06606
1 volume in 1 container

On a hunting trip on the grounds of an abandoned farm once owned by
his stepfather, Shaw Tucker, his brother, sons, and nephews find the
skeleton of a long-dead man. At the campground that night, Shaw sees
some unexplained things, and his uneasiness persists at home, where
he learns that the farm is rumored to be haunted. Shaw becomes
concerned that someone has followed them home, and his suspicions are
confirmed when he captures a boy, Crying Blood, who is out to avenge
his brother's death at the hands of a white-haired man. After Crying
Blood is murdered, Shaw and his wife, Alafair, feel responsible for
finding the killer and unraveling the mystery of the past. 2011.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***.

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DOGS DON'T LIE
Author:   SIMON, CLEA
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06636
1 volume in 1 container

Pru Marlowe, an animal psychic on the run from her own gift, has
returned to the Bershires looking for a little peace. But her training
as an animal behaviorist got her mixed up with Lily, a rescue dog,
and Charles, Lily's person. Now Charles is dead, and Lily - a pitbull-
looks good for it. Listening to the animals, Pru picks up clues, and
learns there are secrets in the pretty little town that make murder
look simple. Some descriptions of sex, some strong language, some
violence. 2011.

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GROOM WANTED
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06712
1 volume in 1 container

Aleksandr Berinski was a brilliant Russian biochemist, but his days
in the United States were numbered - unless he got married! And who
else could make him a groom but the very woman who needed him to stay.
Julia Conrad's company would go under without his help, and Aleksandr
knew he'd be lost without Julia in his life. Having once been
betrayed, Julia dared not risk any romantic entanglements. It would be
a marriage in name only. Yet Aleksandr's passion and tenderness
proved a challenging test to Julia's best defenses. Explicit
descriptions of sex. 1993.

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HANGING WOOD
Author:   EDWARDS, MARTIN
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06637
1 volume in 1 container

Twenty years ago, teenager Callum Hinds went missing in England's
Lake District. His uncle was interviewed by the police. When the uncle
committed suicide near his cottage in the Hanging Wood, everyone
assumed it was a sign of guilt. The boy's body was never found. Now
Orla Payne has taken up a job in a library near the Hanging Wood.
She wants to learn what happened to her brother, Callum. She tries to
interest Hannah Scarlett, head of Cumbria's Cold Case Review Team, but
Hannah is reluctant. Then Orla dies in strange and shocking
circumstances, another body is found, and Hannah must race against
time to find a murderer. Strong language and some violence. 2011.

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IMPARTIAL WITNESS: A BESS CRAWFORD MYSTERY #2
Author:   TODD, CHARLES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BESS CRAWFORD MYSTERY    2

LB  06638
1 volume in 1 container

1917. Nurse Bess Crawford, from A Duty to the Dead (DB 72025), escorts
wounded soldiers back to London. At the train depot Bess recognizes
pilot Lt. Evanson's wife, who is tearfully bidding farewell to another
man. Bess assists Scotland Yard when she learns the woman has been
murdered. 2010.

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

LB  06639
1 volume in 1 container

After Brigitte Nicholson loses both her job and her boyfriend, she
helps her mother research their family's genealogy. Brigitte discovers
that a Native American, Wachiwi, married Brigitte's French ancestor,
the marquis de Margerac. Brigitte travels to Paris, where she meets
historian Marc Henri. Some violence, some strong language, and some
descriptions of sex. Commercial audio. 2010.

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LINCOLN LAWYER
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06705
1 volume in 1 container

L.A. criminal defense lawyer Mickey Haller defends lowlife clients
out of his Lincoln Town Car. He eagerly takes the case of Louis
Roulet, a wealthy Beverly Hills man arrested for beating a prostitute
but soon becomes suspicious of his client's behavior. Violence and
strong language. Bestseller. 2005.

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LONELY DEATH: AN IAN RUTLEDGE MYSTERY
Author:   TODD, CHARLES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR IAN RUTLEDGE MYSTERY     

LB  06633
1 volume in 1 container

Sussex, England; 1920. Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge, grieving
over a war buddy's suicide, investigates the murders of three veteran
soldiers. Rutledge interviews the villagers, is accused of misconduct,
and is eventually replaced, but persists in his search for the truth-
even if it means returning to France. 2011.

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LOST LIGHT: DETECTIVE HARRY BOSCH MYSTERY
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY BOSCH     

LB  06714
1 volume in 1 container

Following his retirement after the particularly brutal case in City
of Bones (RC 54156), L.A. detective Harry Bosch revisits a cold case
when a paralyzed former cop asks for help. Bosch ends up running afoul
of an FBI terrorist investigation. Violence and strong language.
Bestseller. 2003.

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NARROWS: DETECTIVE HARRY BOSCH MYSTERY
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY BOSCH     

LB  06716
1 volume in 1 container

Retired LAPD detective Harry Bosch investigates the death of his pal
Terry McCaleb from A Darkness More than Night (RC 51468). Disgraced
FBI agent Rachel Walling tracks down serial killer Bob Backus, her
former boss. The two cases merge as more bodies are discovered.
Violence and strong language. 2004.

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NIGHT VISION: A DOC FORD NOVEL
Author:   WHITE, RANDY WAYNE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DOC FORD NOVEL   18

LB  06701
1 volume in 1 container

There's plenty going on in the trailer park known as Little
Guadalajara, inhabited principally by illegal laborers. The park
manager is the hired gun of a financial syndicate that wants to
develop the property, and he's prepared to do whatever it takes - but
he can't figure out what to do about the teenage girl who the laborers
believe has some sort of gift. When she witnesses him killing a man
and runs, he knows he has to find her fast and shut her up for good.
Her only hope is a marine biologist named Doc Ford who must undertake
a search and hope he reaches her first. Violence, strong language,
and explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

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SECRETS OF A SUMMER NIGHT: THE WALLFLOWERS, BOOK 1
Author:   KLEYPAS, LISA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: WALLFLOWERS    1
Series: AVON HISTORICAL ROMANCE     

LB  06707
1 volume in 1 container

Four Victorian young ladies band together to seek husbands for one
another, despite their "unmarriageable" traits. Impoverished
aristocrat Annabelle attracts rich commoner Simon, who only wants a
mistress. Wealthy Evangeline and American sisters Daisy and Lillian
conspire to manipulate the situation. Explicit descriptions of sex and
some strong language. 2004.

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SERENDIPITY
Author:   HAKE, CATHY MARIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06711
1 volume in 1 container

A farmer who's been through several disasters, Todd Valmer travels to
Virginia to fetch his widowed mother to cook and help him around his
Texas farm - or that was the plan until she keels over on the train
and they get kicked off. Maggie Rose barters for a living and makes
soaps, lotions and perfumes with a special family recipe passed down
through generations. She hadn't wanted to marry until that handsome
Texan showed up. But their hasty marriage is followed by a clash of
cultures and a battle of wills. 2010.

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SHEER FOLLY: A DAISY DALRYMPLE MYSTERY #18
Author:   DUNN, CAROLA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DAISY DALRYMPLE     

LB  06649
1 volume in 1 container

1926. Daisy Dalrymple visits Appsworth Hall to research an
architectural folly and attend an elaborate house party. Among the
guests are Lord Rydal, the woman Rydal hopes to marry, and the woman
with whom he is having an affair. Rising tensions lead to a deadly
explosion. 2009.

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SUBSTITUTE BRIDE
Author:   DEAN, JANET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06713
1 volume in 1 container

Fleeing an arranged marriage, debutante Elizabeth Manning exchanges
places with a mail-order bride bound for New Harmony, Iowa. Life on
the frontier can't be worse than forced wedlock to pay her father's
gambling debts. But Ted Logan's rustic lifestyle and rambunctious
children prove more challenging than Elizabeth expects. She doesn't
know how to be a mother or a wife. 2010.

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THOUGH NOT DEAD: A KATE SHUGAK NOVEL
Author:   STABENOW, DANA
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KATE SHUGAK     

LB  06699
1 volume in 1 container

Kate is attacked while reading the diaries of her late uncle, "Old
Sam". When she discovers that Sam changed his will shortly before he
died, she searches for clues to his past and finds a Russian icon and
a deed to valuable property. Some violence and some strong language.
2011.

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VAULTS
Author:   BALL, TOBY
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06696
1 volume in 1 container

In an imaginary city in 1930s America, three men - a hermit-like
archivist, a high-profile journalist, and a socialist private eye -
will undertake their own investigations into the dark past and
uncertain future of their city. At the height of the most corrupt
administration in the city's history, a mysterious duplicate file is
discovered deep within the Vaults, a cavernous hall containing all
of the municipal criminal justice records of the last seventy years.
Strong language and some violence. 2010.

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WEST OF HERE
Author:   EVISON, JONATHAN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06695
1 volume in 1 container

A century after the late-19th-century settlers of the Olympic
Peninsula to the west of Seattle set out to build a dam, their
descendents want to demolish it to bring back fish runs. With one
segment of the narrative focused on the town's founders circa 1890
and another showing the lives of their descendants in 2006, the novel
develops as a kind of conversation between two epochs, one rushing
blindly toward the future and the other struggling to undo the damage
of the past. 2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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WHEN WILL THERE BE GOOD NEWS? A JACKSON BRODIE MYSTERY
Author:   ATKINSON, KATE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JACKSON BRODIE     

LB  06706
1 volume in 1 container

England. Thirty years ago, Joanna witnessed the murder of her family.
Now a pediatrician and a new mother, Joanna goes missing soon after
her family's killer is released. Joanna's worried young nanny, put off
by the police, turns to injured PI Jackson Brodie. Violence and strong
language. 2008. 

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EVERYONE HELPS, EVERYONE WINS
Author:   LEVINSON, DAVID T.
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06703
1 volume in 1 container

[Subtitle reads: "How Absolutely Anyone Can Pitch In, Help Out, and
Make the World a Better Place"] "Give back" is a message we hear
every day, but most of us have no idea where to start. David
Levinson has spent more than fifteen years matching people who want
to help with causes in need. In this frank, funny, and useful guide
to giving back, Levinson dumps the "holier-than-thou" perception of
volunteerism and gets down to the nitty gritty of how to "give back."
2010.

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LIFE YOU WANT: GET MOTIVATED, LOSE WEIGHT, AND BE HAPPY
Author:   GREENE, BOB (BOB W.)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06697
1 volume in 1 container

Author and Oprah fitness expert Greene teams up with psychologist
Kearney-Cooke and nutritionist Jibrin to examine barriers to weight
loss. Offers tips on overcoming emotional eating, poor body image,
and aversion to exercise, motivational tools, including lifestyle
logs and goal-setting worksheets. 2010.

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RAWHIDE DOWN: THE NEAR ASSASSINATION OF RONALD REAGAN
Author:   WILBER, DEL QUENTIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06709
1 volume in 1 container

Chronicles the March 30, 1981, assassination attempt on seventy-year-
old president Ronald Reagan by mentally ill gunman John Hinckley Jr.
Discusses the heroism of Secret Service Agent Jerry Parr and the
wounding of D.C. police officer Thomas Delahanty, press secretary
James Brady, and Secret Service Agent Tim McCarthy. 2011.

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SOUND OF A WILD SNAIL EATING
Author:   BAILEY, ELISABETH TOVA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06700
1 volume in 1 container

While an illness keeps her bedridden, Bailey watches a wild snail that
has taken up residence on her nightstand. As a result, she discovers
the solace and sense of wonder that this mysterious creature brings
and comes to a greater understanding of her own confined place in the
world. Intrigued by the snail's molluscan anatomy, cryptic defenses,
clear decision making, hydraulic locomotion, and mysterious courtship
activities, Bailey becomes an astute and amused observer, providing a
candid and engaging look into the curious life of this
underappreciated small animal. 2010.

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THERE'S A SUCKER BORN EVERY MINUTE
Author:   ROBINSON, JEFFRY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06704
1 volume in 1 container

[Subtitle reads: "A Revelation of Audacious Frauds, Scams and Cons -
How to Spot Them, How to Stop Them"] In this expose of fraud in
America today - who's doing it, how it's done, and how you can protect
yourself - the world of fraud is laid bare: from personal finance and
investment schemes to Internet scams and identity theft, to pyramid
cons and the infamous Nigerian advance fee frauds. Robinson gets
inside the heads of the most notorious scam artists to level the
playing field, arming consumers with the knowledge they need. 2010.
Some strong language.

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