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ENGLISH FICTION

BAD BLOOD: A KATE SHUGAK NOVEL
Author:   STABENOW, DANA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KATE SHUGAK   20

LB  07365
1 volume in 1 container

For many decades two Alaskan villages - Kuskulana and Kushtaka - have
been feuding. When someone murders a person in Kushtaka, trooper Jim
Chopin and PI Kate Shugak must look hard at the neighboring
Kuskalanans. Meanwhile, a secret Romeo-and-Juliet romance is taking
place. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions
of sex. 2013.

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BANDIT'S TRAIL
Author:   BRAND, MAX, 1892-1944
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07382
1 volume in 1 container

Don Sebastian Valdivia and his secretary, Juan Carrero, attend a
horse auction at the Garrison Ranch, where an outlaw stallion,
Twilight, is held back until last. The only man who can ride this
magnificent beast is Charles Dupont, known as The Crisco Kid, who
has bonded with the horse since he was a colt. 1924.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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BREAKING POINT: A JOE PICKETT NOVEL
Author:   BOX, C.J
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE PICKETT NOVEL   13

LB  07378
1 volume in 1 container

Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is stunned to learn that Butch
Roberson, the father of his daughter's best friend, is accused of
killing two EPA employees. The victims had ordered Butch to stop
building on his land. As Joe tracks Butch, new complications emerge.
Strong language and some violence. Bestseller.  2013.

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

LB  07377
1 volume in 1 container

Young Colin Lamb, working on an espionage case, happens on a murder
that has more than its share of baffling clues--four strange clocks
all showing the same time--thirteen minutes past four. Eventually
Hercule Poirot sifts out the relevant details, and Colin also
catches his spy. 1963.

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DISCOVERY
Author:   WALSH, DAN, 1957-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07380
1 volume in 1 container

When aspiring writer Michael Warner inherits his grandfather's
Charleston estate, he settles in to write his first novel and
discovers a novel his grandfather wrote that changes his future.
2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***
 

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MURDER ON EMBASSY ROW
Author:   TRUMAN, MARGARET, 1924-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CAPITAL CRIMES    5

LB  03364
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07368
1 volume in 1 container

The British ambassador is found dead, slumped over a bowl of his
favorite caviar at his embassy in Washington. Detective Captain Sal
Morizio and his intrepid assistant-lover Connie Lake attempt to solve
the crime despite bureaucratic stonewalling.  1984.

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NIGHT MOVES
Author:   WHITE, RANDY WAYNE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07379
1 volume in 1 container

Marine biologist Doc Ford agrees to help pilot Dan Futch search the
Everglades for the five Navy torpedo bombers whose 1945 disappearance
gave birth to the Bermuda Triangle legend. But as Futch's sabotaged
plane plummets to the ground, Ford begins to regret his decision.
Strong language and some violence. 2013.

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RACHEL'S GARDEN: PLEASANT VALLEY, BOOK 2
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PLEASANT VALLEY    2

LB  07364
1 volume in 1 container

With her Amish community's help, widow Rachel Brand operates a dairy
farm and raises her three children. When Gideon Zook, a friend of
Rachel's late husband, offers to build her a greenhouse, she initially
resists but comes to realize that life goes on. Commercial audiobook.
2010.

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SNOW WHITE MUST DIE
Author:   NEUHAUS, NELE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: OLIVER VON BODENSTEIN PIA KIRCHHOFF    4

LB  07367
1 volume in 1 container

Tobias Sartorius returns to his village after serving ten years for
killing two girls whose bodies were never found. When Tobias's mother
is attacked, cops Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein investigate.
Published in German in 2010. Some violence, some strong language, and
some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

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SWEET SANCTUARY
Author:   SAWYER, KIM VOGEL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07381
1 volume in 1 container

Lydia Eldredge longs to provide a sanctuary for her son, Nicky. But
a constant threat comes from Nicky's drug-addicted father, who
wants the boy and seems willing to do whatever it takes to get him.
Dr. Micah Hatcher serves the immigrant population in Queens, but
under cover of darkness he provides another service that must not be
discovered lest his and his brother's lives be in danger. 2013.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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VANISH IN PLAIN SIGHT
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07383
1 volume in 1 container

Since she was a little girl, Marisa Angelo has been haunted by the
image of her mother walking away, suitcase in hand, to return to her
Amish roots. Marisa and her "Englischer" father never saw or heard
from her again. Now Marisa has received a shocking call from police.
Her mother's bloodstained suitcase was found hidden inside the wall
of a Pennsylvania Dutch farmhouse. No one - not the police or Marisa's
tight-lipped Amish relatives - can explain what happened to her
mother. 2011.

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WHY DIDNT THEY ASK EVANS?
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01834
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07376
1 volume in 1 container

Bobby Jones finds a mortally injured man who has fallen over a
cliff. He notices a snapshot in the man's pocket and is glad to
pursue the problem when it appears that someone wishes that Jones
and his girlfriend were out of the way.
[Also published as "The Boomerang Clue" RC 12890  LB 04355]

 

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