New Large Print Books Received in November 2010 as of 12/02/2010

Non-Fiction

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ENGLISH FICTION

BADGE AND HARRY COLE
Author: ADAMS, CLIFTON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 06520 1 volume in 1 container

Recorded version in container with: OWLHOOT TRAIL by Cliff Farrell Deputy Marshall Harry Cole of the U.S. District Court for Western Arkansas in the late 1880's, a courageous and dedicated man, plots a campaign to capture the Sutter gang. He finds that he has to pay a high price for wearing a badge. 1971.

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BELLFIELD HALL: OR, THE OBSERVATIONS OF MISS DIDO KENT
Author: DEAN, ANNA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06472 1 volume in 1 container

Bellfield Hall, 1805. An engagement party is taking place for Richard Montague, son of wealthy landowner Sir Edward Montague, and his fiancee Catherine. During a dance with his beloved, a strange thing happens: a man appears at Richard's shoulder and seems to communicate something to him without saying a word. Instantly breaking the engagement, Richard rushes off to speak to his father, never to be seen again. Distraught with worry, Catherine sends for her spinster aunt, Miss Dido Kent, who has a penchant for solving mysteries. 2008. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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BLUEBERRY MUFFIN MURDER: A HANNAH SWENSEN MYSTERY #3
Author: FLUKE, JOANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HANNAH SWENSEN MYSTERY

LB 06455 1 volume in 1 container

Lake Eden, Minnesota, is hosting a winter festival, and bakery owner Hannah Swensen is the chief supplier of sweets. Celebrity television chef Connie Mac is hired to bake a cake but ends up being murdered in Hannah's kitchen. Hannah investigates with her sister Andrea's help. 2002.

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COLD PLACE IN HELL
Author: BLINN, WILLIAM
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06456 1 volume in 1 container

Salt Springs, Wyoming; 1870s. Aging cowhand Wilbur Moss helps teenage ranchhand Billy Piper recover from a serious injury. Billy becomes self-educated during his long rehabilitation and later defends Wilbur in a legal matter to show his gratitude. Strong language. 2009.

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CYRANO DE BERGERAC
Author: ROSTAND, EDMOND
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 06452 1 volume in 1 container

A classic play that captures the chivalry, bravery, wit, and romance of seventeenth-century France. The romance concerns Cyrano, one of the finest swordsmen in France, a gallant soldier, brilliant wit, and tragic poet with the face of a clown. Despite his many talents, Cyrano is unlucky in love because of his grotesque nose. 1897.

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DANGEROUS DAWN
Author: LESLIE, FRANK
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06473 1 volume in 1 container

Half white and half Indian, Yakima Henry tends to mind his own business among folks who see him as little more than a savage. But when a man named Barstow - who's taking his dead daughter home for burial - is bullied by badmen, Yakima steps in and becomes a target of bandits and lawmen alike. Barstow's daughter supposedly shared a secret with her father - the location of the loot her outlaw lover stole. Although he claims no knowledge, Barstow's become a wanted man. And now so has Yakima Henry. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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DEAREST COUSIN JANE: A JANE AUSTEN NOVEL
Author: PITKEATHLEY, JILL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06459 1 volume in 1 container

Free-spirited and seductive, Countess Eliza de Feuillade has an unquenchable thirst for life and a glamorous air that captivates everyone around her. Losing her only child, widowed by Madame la Guillotine - even such tragedy cannot dim her enthusiasm. It is this passionate spirit that she brings to the world of her cousin, a quiet unassuming writer named Jane Austen. 2010.

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DEATH GROUND
Author: GORMAN, EDWARD
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06509 1 volume in 1 container

Bounty hunter Leo Guild is on the trail of a wily mountain man wanted for a deadly bank robbery, but he's not entirely convinced his quarry is the true guilty party. 1988.

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DEVIL'S DRUM
Author: MACDONALD, WILLIAM COLT
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06474 1 volume in 1 container

When an eastbound freight train was halted by dynamite near Clarion City, Texas, Gregory Quist, the famous railroad detective, faced one of the most mystifying jobs of his eventful career. Two teamsters, with faked orders from a top railroad official, had rendezvoused with the stalled train and received twenty cases of canned preserves from the startled crew - and then were hijacked and killed on their way to town. Murder happened again before Quist learned what was in the cans innocently labeled "Strawberry Jam." 1956.***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED

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DOUBLE THE BOUNTY
Author: RANDISI, ROBERT J.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06475 1 volume in 1 container

He almost paid the ultimate price for a crime he didn't commit. Now Decker will make sure the innocent have nothing to fear. But the guilty won't stand a chance against the Bounty Hunter. - Brian Foxx was a legend. According to numerous eyewitnesses, he'd held up a bank in Wyoming and one in Arizona on the exact same day at the exact same time. Decker has no idea how Foxx pulled it off, but he's got a legend of his own to maintain: no matter how wily the opponent or impossible the crime, Decker always gets his man. 1987. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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EIGHT COUSINS: OR, THE AUNT HILL
Author: ALCOTT, LOUISA MAY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8; Young Adult
Series: PUFFIN CLASSICS

LB 06453 1 volume in 1 container

Rose Campbell is orphaned and sent to live with her six aunts and seven boy cousins on Aunt Hill. Rose is not accustomed to the commotion of a large household, but with the help of her guardian, Uncle Alec, she learns to adjust. Prequel to "Rose in Bloom"(RC 45948) 1875.

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FARM FRESH MURDER: A FARMERS' MARKET MYSTERY
Author: SHELTON, PAIGE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06476 1 volume in 1 container

Becca Robbins leads a simple life making jams and preserves on her very own farm. Late for her stall time at Bailey's Farmers' Market, she arrives to find the normally lively market turned into a crime scene, with a murdered peach vendor as the featured item of the day. Cranky old Abner Justen sells wildflowers and is like a father to Becca. It seems he's also the number one suspect, seen arguing with the victim just days before. 2010.***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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GUN WORK: THE FURTHER EXPLOITS OF HAYDEN TILDEN
Author: BUTTS, J. LEE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06471 1 volume in 1 container

In the twilight of his years, Deputy U.S. Marshal Hayden Tilden looks back on his life as a lawdog, and the time he recollects most vividly is when he rode with the Brotherhood of Blood, hunting down criminals deemed beyond justice who would never see the inside of a courtroom. The Coltrane brothers butchered most of the Cassidy family and made off with their daughter, Daisy. But when a girl down in Texas claims to be Daisy Cassidy, Tilden smells a lie. Still, he and his Brotherhood partners set off to escort her back from Texas. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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HANGING WOMAN CREEK
Author: L'AMOUR, LOUIS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

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Pronto Pike has known plenty of trouble in his day, but none like that winter on Hanging Woman Creek. He and his partner, as good a man with a rifle as there ever was, are making things tough for the rustlers lifting Bar J cattle. Then Ann Farley comes to stay with her brother and vigilantes cut them down. Pronto and his partner know they are in real trouble, because men who will shoot at a woman will do anything. LB 2235 bound with Lando.

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HANGMAN: A PETER DECKER/RINA LAZARUS NOVEL
Author: KELLERMAN, FAYE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PETER DECKER RINA LAZARUS

LB 06458 1 volume in 1 container

Fifteen years ago, Chris Whitman went to jail for murdering his girlfriend. Propelled by a misguided sense of chivalry, he confessed. When the truth came out, Chris was released from prison, got married and changed his last name to Donatti. He also became a professional killer. Peter Decker was detective on the case, and over the years, he and Donatti have kept in touch. But things become complicated when Terry, Donatti's wife, goes missing and Donatti himself disappears, leaving their 14-year-old son, Gabe, with no one to turn to except Peter and his wife, Rina Lazarus. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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HASH KNIFE OUTFIT
Author: GREY, ZANE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

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LB 06517 1 volume in 1 container

When Glory Traft comes to Arizona to visit her tenderfoot brother, Jim, she is innocent to the brutal ways of the West. Wanting "to meet a real desperado" she becomes the frightened captive of the most dangerous killer of the Hash Knife Outfit. 1975.

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HOW TO KNIT A LOVE SONG: A CYPRESS HOLLOW YARN
Author: HERRON, RACHAEL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06460 1 volume in 1 container

When Abigail inherits a cottage from her beloved mentor, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter, it's the perfect chance for a new start, a safe haven. She's ready to leave the city for the country, and trade in her worn-out designer heels for brand new cowboy boots. But she doesn't anticipate the wrath of a gorgeous rancher: Eliza's nephew. Cade inherited the rest of the ranch Abigail's new cottage is on. He isn't happy with the loss of what he thought would be his - and even less pleased that she's going to turn it into a knitting shop. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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JUNGLE
Author: SINCLAIR, UPTON
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PENGUIN CLASSICS

LB 06454 1 volume in 1 container

Published in 1906, this novel aroused the indignation of the American public and forced a government investigation that led to passage of the pure food laws. Vividly depicts factory life in the meat-packing industry as seen through the eyes of a young immigrant. Violence. [RC 9498 pub. 1960. BR 650, pub. 1965, has a new preface by the author.]

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LAST GUNFIGHTER: WINTER KILL
Author: JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06479 1 volume in 1 container

It was a favor to a dead friend: Frank Morgan is shepherding a group of mail-order brides to a brawling Alaska boomtown called Skagway. A bushwhacking, a storm-racked sea voyage, and anything-but-friendly reception isn't enough to stop Morgan and his blushing brides. But the last gunfighter will need skills he didn't know he had because this Alaska winter has turned into a death trap. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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LONE TEXAN
Author: THOMAS, JODI
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WHISPERING MOUNTAIN 3

LB 06519 1 volume in 1 container

Galveston, Texas; 1859. Widowed Sage McMurray Lander of Whispering Mountain ranch returns home after studying medicine back East. Drummond Roak has waited for Sage and begins courting her. But unsavory outlaws and Sage's brother-in-law cause problems that include kidnapping and murder. Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2009.

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MOON SPINNERS: A SEASIDE KNITTERS MYSTERY
Author: GOLDENBAUM, SALLY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06481 1 volume in 1 container

In the quaint fishing village of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, the Seaside Knitters are always looking for a new project. Their latest is helping their friend Gracie Santos open the Lazy Lobster and Soup Cafe on Pelican Pier. But they get sidetracked when Gracie's aunt Sophia goes flying off the cliff in her red Ferrari - and it was no accident. As gossip builds, and rumors circulate, the Seaside Knitters must stitch together the clues if they're to understand a killer's strange pattern. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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NEW TRICKS: AN ANDY CARPENTER NOVEL
Author: ROSENFELT, DAVID
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ANDY CARPENTER NOVEL

LB 06268 1 volume in 1 container

After billionaire pharmaceutical researcher Walter Timmerman is murdered, attorney Andy Carpenter, who runs a dog-rescue operation, represents Walter's seven-month-old Bernese mountain dog Waggy in a custody case. When Walter's widow is killed in an explosion and his son is arrested, Andy takes on a human client as well. 2009.

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NORTHLAND STORIES
Author: LONDON, JACK
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06482 1 volume in 1 container

In this collection of tales written after his return from the Klondike goldfields in 1898, Jack London explores the unique codes of behavior adopted by men faced with the unforgiving, lawless wilderness of the frozen north. Many of the stories also illuminate the impact of the influx of whites into the Native American lands. The nineteen short works presented here include "An Odyssey of the North," "The White Silence," "The Law of Life," "The League of the Old Men," and the universal classic "To Build a Fire." Some sex, some strong language, some violence. 1902.

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OUTLAW CANYON
Author: PATTEN, LEWIS B.
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06518 1 volume in 1 container

The Outlaw Canyon is a grim hiding place - and somewhere within its mysterious boundaries lay the answers to the riddle of the disappearing cattle. The feud between Matt Springer and Wes Knudson began long before, on the Fortress Ranch, when they were growing up together. At first, the pair had small spats, then they fought over a girl. But now the fight has turned serious...it's about missing cattle. Matt knows Wes has to be mixed up in the mess, and that he is going to have to ride to Outlaw Canyon and settle the feud between them once and for all. 1961. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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PANHANDLE BANDITS
Author: COLE, JACKSON
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06483 1 volume in 1 container

Panic and fear spread across the Texas Panhandle as marauding bands of Indians and cut-throat criminal gangs shed the blood of innocent sheep ranchers and cattlemen. Decent citizens cried out for law and order and that brought Jim Hatfield to the scene. Hatfield could not have guessed to what lengths his courage would be tested as he came face to face with a huge organization of sinister killers. Alone, he must face this menacing enemy - where every move could mean death and the least mistake would set off a bloody range war. 1938. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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RED DELICIOUS DEATH: AN ORCHARD MYSTERY
Author: CONNOLLY, SHEILA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB 06484 1 volume in 1 container

A bunch of young chefs fresh out of cooking school are looking to open a restaurant in Granford. They plan on using locally grown foods, which is great news for city-girl banker turned newbie orchard owner Meg Corey. But when one of the chefs is found dead, facedown in a farmers' pig wallow, plans come to a screeching halt. Who could possibly have murdered this nice young man? Meg sets about looking into it without stepping on people's toes, but her investigation digs up some old town secrets. Some strong language. 2010.

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RENEGADE RAMROD
Author: ERNENWEIN, LESLIE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06485 1 volume in 1 container

After the Lincoln County cattle wars, Clay Quantrelle took off his guns "for good." He rode into Tailholt seeking peace and quiet, but the acrid smell of gunsmoke dogged his every step. Clay's old buddy, Apache Pat Tanner, was in a range war up to his ears and it was up to Clay to pull him out. 1950. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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REWRITING MONDAY
Author: THOMAS, JODI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB 06521 1 volume in 1 container

After a run-in with thugs, crime reporter Pepper Malone leaves Chicago and relocates to Bailee, Texas, her mother's small hometown. Pepper starts working at the local weekly newspaper owned by Michael McCulloch. When threats arrive at work, Pepper and Michael investigate possible sources--and fall in love. 2009.

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STITCH IN CRIME
Author: HECHTMAN, BETTY, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06457 1 volume in 1 container

Summer's wrapping up - and it's time for the annual creative retreat hosted by the bookstore where Molly Pink works. This year, her boss has dropped out at the last minute, dumping all the responsibility on Molly. But even with the stress of organizing, it should be an exhilarating weekend out on the Monterey Peninsula for Molly and her crochet group, the Tarzana Hookers, complete with crochet classes and campfires. Unfortunately for one teacher, though, the breathtaking scenery is where she'll take her last breath. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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WESTWARD THE MONITORS ROAR
Author: BALLARD, TODHUNTER
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06486 1 volume in 1 container

It was one of the neatest swindles of all time. The scheme was simple: find a rich gold mine with a greedy superintendent, bribe him to report only half the mined gold, convert the stolen half into cash, and buy control of the company's stock. By the time the theft was uncovered, the company would have changed hands. The one element overlooked in the plan: chief mining engineer and troubleshooter Ghost Merrill. Merrill was an unusually capable man, but he soon found himself fighting a lonesome battle. 1963. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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WOLF IN TIGER'S STRIPES
Author: GORDON, VICTORIA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06487 1 volume in 1 container

A deceptive environmentalist in Queensland cost American environmental journalist Judith Theresa Bryan the job she loved. But in Tasmania, she gets a new chance, albeit one tainted by the fact that the same man will be involved in the story. Judith's plum assignment is to document the search for the elusive Tasmanian tiger, with unrestricted access to the expedition's leader, expert Bevan Keene. The problem is that Keene dislikes and distrusts all journalists. 2010. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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IMADE FOR GOODNESS
Author: TUTU, DESMOND AND MPHO TUTU
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB 06480 1 volume in 1 container

Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Mpho Tutu know all too well the cruelties, hurts, and hatreds that poison life on our planet. But Tutu and his daughter have come together to write this book because they know that the catalogue of injuries that we can and do inflict on one another is not the whole story of humanity. The Tutus believe we are made for something more. They believe humans are fundamentally good and that we are made for goodness. Heavy violence. 2010.

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