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ENGLISH FICTION

DOUBLE SIN AND OTHER STORIES
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  04360
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07501
1 volume in 1 container

Eight eerie short mysteries featuring Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane
Marple. In "The Dressmaker's Doll" a toy adopts some rather human--and
sinister--traits. In "Sanctuary" a dying man's last word becomes a
clue to a crime. Also includes "Wasps' Nest," "The Last Séance,"
"Greenshaw's Folly," the title piece, "The Theft of the Royal Ruby,"
and "The Double Clue." 1925.

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ENGLISH HORSES
Author:   LUCKEY, WILLIAM
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07505
1 volume in 1 container

When wealthy Englishman Gordon Meiklejon purchases the giant L Slash
ranch in New Mexico, he creates a tense situation with Jack Holden
and Burn English by stringing barbed wire around his holdings.
unrated. 2007.

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HICKORY, DICKORY, DEATH: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY   30

LB  07500
1 volume in 1 container

Normally, a mere outbreak of petty thefts in a youth hostel wouldn't
be enough to interest the great detective Hercule Poirot. However,
the warden of the hostel is sister to Poirot's secretary Miss Lemon,
and concern for her sister is interfering with Miss Lemon's usually
impeccable typing abilities. Poirot finds himself with an intriguing
puzzle on his hands, and before long, murder increases the mystery.
1955.

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HOUSE RULES
Author:   PICOULT, JODI, 1966-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07503
1 volume in 1 container

Eighteen-year-old Jacob Hunt, who has Asperger's syndrome, lives with
his mother and younger brother and has a social-skills tutor. Jacob is
obsessed with forensic science. When a murder occurs in Jacob's small
world, both his hobby and his condition make him a suspect. Strong
language. Bestseller.  2010.

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KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES: A DEPARTMENT Q NOVEL
Author:   ADLER-OLSEN, JUSSI
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DEPARTMENT Q    1

LB  07015
1 volume in 1 container

After a traumatizing assignment, Copenhagen homicide detective Carl
Morck is shunted to the newly developed department Q to work on cold
cases. Morck searches for long-missing politician Merete Lynggaard,
who disappeared from a ferry, leaving behind her mute brother.
Translated from Danish. Violence and strong language. 2011.

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MIRROR CRACK'D: A MISS MARPLE MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     

LB  07498
1 volume in 1 container

When murder happens almost on Jane Marple's doorstep, she wonders at
first if it might have been the wrong murder.  1962.
Also available in RC 56994 "Five Complete Miss Marple Mysteries"
with "A Caribbean Mystery," "Nemesis," "What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw,"
and "The Body in the Library."
First published under the title:  "The Mirror Crack'd from Side to
Side"  LB 00299.

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NICKELED-AND-DIMED TO DEATH
Author:   SWANSON, DENISE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07499
1 volume in 1 container

Dev Sinclair's five-and-dime may be doing well, but her love life is
in turmoil. She's torn between Deputy U.S. Marshal Jake Del Vecchio
and her ex-beau Noah Underwood. So she welcomes the distraction when
Elise Whitmore offers her a great deal on antique chocolate molds.
But do the molds actually belong to Elise's soon-to-be ex-husband? In
buying them, has Dev committed a felony? When Elise is found shot to
death, the mystery deepens. unrated. 2013.

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REFLEX
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07497
1 volume in 1 container

Aging jockey Philip Nore, a loner who was abandoned by his unwed,
junkie mother, decides to quit the track and make photography a
profession instead of a hobby. At the same time, he tries to locate
a half-sister he has just learned about, hoping she can shed some
light on his past. Then the racetrack's official photographer is
murdered and Philip gets involved in finding out why. Bestseller 1981.
Some strong language. 

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

HER: A MEMOIR
Author:   PARRAVANI, CHRISTA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07504
1 volume in 1 container

Identical twins Christa and Cara Parravani were raised up from poverty
by a determined single mother. Gifted and beautiful, the girls
sheltered each other from family violence and loss by inventing their
own haven of creativity. Then an act of brutality sent Cara into a
downward spiral toward a shocking early death. Immediately at risk,
Christa was left to transform herself into an identical able to live
without her twin. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions
of sex. 2013.

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