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ENGLISH FICTION

ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MURDER: AN URBAN FARM MYSTERY
Author:   DAILEY, JUDY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: URBAN FARM MYSTERY    1

LB  07468
1 volume in 1 container

Sunny Day Burnett, a passionate gardener, turns amateur sleuth to save
her urban farm in Seattle. Gathering eggs for breakfast, Sunny
discovers a neighbor face down and dead in a patch of Swiss chard,
clutching a photo of Sunny's recently deceased husband wearing little
more than a feather boa and stilettos. Unrated. 2013.

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APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY   19

LB  02001
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07476
1 volume in 1 container

The tyrannical, detestable matriarch Mrs. Boynton dies of heart
failure and friends and family are only too happy to pass it off as
natural. When Hercule Poirot sees a tiny puncture mark on her wrist,
however, he only has 24 hours to solve the case before the suspects
are released. 1938.

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BLACK AMBER
Author:   WHITNEY, PHYLLIS A., 1903-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07477
1 volume in 1 container

A suspense novel set in a Turkish household where a woman tries to
discover the truth about the death of her half-sister without
disclosing her own identity. 1964.

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BLIND JUSTICE: A WILLIAM MONK NOVEL
Author:   PERRY, ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WILLIAM MONK AND HESTER LATTERLY MYSTERY   19

LB  07491
1 volume in 1 container

Hester Monk, the wife of William Monk, commander of the Thames River
Police, questions the finances of a London church whose members'
hard-earned charitable gifts appear to have ended up in the pocket of
charismatic preacher Abel Taft. Taft is accused of extortion, and
brilliant barrister Oliver Rathbone, newly appointed a judge, is
chosen to preside over his trial. It seems clear that Taft is indeed
guilty. However, at the last second, the defense produces a witness
who completely undermines the charges. Then Rathbone makes a well
meaning but reckless move that could ruin his career, his reputation,
and his life. Unrated. 2013.

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CALLING INVISIBLE WOMEN
Author:   RAY, JEANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07478
1 volume in 1 container

Feeling unattractive and unappreciated as she enters her fifties,
wife and mother Clover wakes up one morning and discovers that she
has actually become invisible, a condition that goes unnoticed by
her family. 2012.
unrated.

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CENTURY OF GREAT WESTERN STORIES
Author:   JAKES, JOHN, 1932-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07487
1 volume in 1 container

Thirty western short stories from the twentieth century. Includes
work by Louis L'Amour, Jack London, Elmer Kelton, Luke Short, Max
Brand, and Zane Grey. Introduction by John Jakes. Some violence.

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DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE TEXAS STAR
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07488
1 volume in 1 container

When the Texas Star herself - aviatrix Miss Lily Dare, the fastest
woman in the world - is threatened and her plane sabotaged, the
Darling Dahlias must weed through the rumors to find the truth to
take down a saboteur who may be propelled by revenge. unrated. 2013.

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DICK FRANCIS'S REFUSAL
Author:   FRANCIS, FELIX
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07496
1 volume in 1 container

Retired investigator Sid Halley is lured back into the game exploring
alleged race-fixing after the suspicious death of the chairman
of the racing authority. unrated. 2013.

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EVIL UNDER THE SUN: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY   23

LB  02010
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07483
1 volume in 1 container

Glamorous Arlena Marshall, vacationing with her husband and step-
daughter in a hotel on Smugglers Island, is found strangled to
death. Poirot finds that at least six of the other hotel guests
had motives for the murder, but his usual faultless reasoning
eventually discovers the murderer, along with some surprises.
Also available in "Five Complete Novels of Murder and Detection"
(RC 60232) with "Peril at End House," "Murder at Hazelmoor,"
"Easy to Kill," and "Ten Little Indians." 1941.

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HARLEQUIN TEA SET AND OTHER STORIES
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07484
1 volume in 1 container

Nine short mysteries previously unpublished in the United States from
magazines for which the author wrote prior to her success. In the
title story an old friend prevents a family murder; in "The Edge" a
romantic rival drives a cheating wife to her suicide. 1923.
Contains: The edge; The actress; While the light lasts; The house of
dreams; The lonely god; Manx gold; Within the wall; The mystery of
the Spanish chest; The harlequin tea set.

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HEAVEN AND HELL: CIVIL WAR TRILOGY, BOOK 3
Author:   JAKES, JOHN, 1932-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CIVIL WAR TRILOGY    3

LB  07470
1 volume in 1 container

This novel concludes the panoramic trilogy of two families - the
Mains, wealthy South Carolina planters; and the Hazards, Pennsylvania
industrialists - whose friendship, fortunes, and lives have been
profoundly transformed by the Civil War.  Now the war is over, but
peace has not come in its wake. Sequel to "Love and War" (RC 21202).
Bestseller. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of
sex.

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HEIST
Author:   EVANOVICH, JANET
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: FOX AND OHARE    1

LB  07465
1 volume in 1 container

After many failed attempts FBI agent Kate O'Hare finally catches
charming con artist Nick Fox. When Nick manages to escape custody Kate
goes after him, only to learn he is going to be putting his scamming
skills to good use--as her new partner. Violence and strong language.
Bestseller.  2013.

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HER LAST BREATH
Author:   CASTILLO, LINDA
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KATE BURKHOLDER NOVEL    5

LB  07481
1 volume in 1 container

Police chief Kate Burkholder arrives at a horrific hit-and-run scene:
someone drove into an Amish buggy, killing the father and two of three
children inside. Kate must tell her childhood friend Mattie about
Mattie's family's tragedy--and that it was no accident. Violence,
strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

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HOME IN THE HILL COUNTRY
Author:   RUSTAND, ROXANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07495
1 volume in 1 container

Kristin Cantrell accepted the subsidized land for her and her son.
In return she was to work as a physician's assistant. What she did
not expect was to have to answer for a crime her deceased father had
supposedly committed. She also did not expect to see Ryan Gallagher
again. How would she clear her and her father's reputations? unrated.
2005.

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HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN
Author:   PENNY, LOUISE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: THREE PINES    9

LB  07493
1 volume in 1 container

In Quebec, Chief Inspector Gamache's best agents have left the
department and his lieutenant isn't speaking to him. When Gamache
learns from Myrna Landers that her longtime friend did not arrive
for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he is happy to go
investigate. Some strong language. 2013.

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KILLER MAIZE: A FARMERS' MARKET MYSTERY
Author:   SHELTON, PAIGE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07472
1 volume in 1 container

The last person Becca Robbins expects to run into at the Swayton
County Fall Festival is her ex-husband, Scott Triplett, who's
operating a shooting gallery. Honesty was not always Scott's policy,
and their unexpected reunion becomes further complicated when the
festival becomes a crime scene. On Becca's second day there, the
Ferris wheel operator is found hanging from his ride, dead from a
gunshot. Unrated. 2012.

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LIGHT OF THE WORLD: A DAVE ROBICHEAUX NOVEL
Author:   BURKE, JAMES LEE, 1936-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DAVE ROBICHEAUX NOVEL   20

LB  07494
1 volume in 1 container

Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux is vacationing in Montana with his
daughter Alafair and friends. But the trip turns deadly after someone
shoots an arrow at Alafair. Suspects include a rodeo cowboy and a
serial killer. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of
sex. Bestseller.  2013.

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LYDIA'S HOPE
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07482
1 volume in 1 container

With no memory of her birth parents, or the tragic accident that took
their lives, Lydia Beachy has always been grateful for the aunt and
uncle who took her in and raised her as their own. Now a married
woman with two sons, Lydia finds her life turned upside down when
she discovers that she has two younger sisters: Susanna, who was
adopted by an Amish family in another community, and Chloe, who was
raised by their grandmother among the Englisch. unrated. 2013.

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MAN IN THE BROWN SUIT
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07485
1 volume in 1 container

Anne Beddingfeld witnesses the death of a man when he falls on the
tracks at a London tube station. She also observes a man in a brown
suit who examines the body and drops a piece of paper as he hurries
away.  1924.

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PANIC BUTTON: BUTTON BOX MYSTERY
Author:   LOGAN, KYLIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BUTTON BOX MYSTERY    3

LB  07473
1 volume in 1 container

At her Button Box shop, Josie Giancola is approached to appraise a
very rare item - a complete charm string. In Victorian times, if
a girl's button string reached one thousand buttons - no two alike -
legend had it that the owner would meet her beloved. But the owner
of this charm string is not looking for love. Believing that it's
cursed, she's desperate to donate the piece to a museum and be rid
of it. Until Josie finds her strangled with the charm string. Unrated.
2012.

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SAD CYPRESS: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY   21

LB  01187
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07486
1 volume in 1 container

Elinor Carlisle stands accused of murdering her aunt and a sensually
beautiful young woman out of jealousy. Amid a battle over the dead
aunt's fortune, Poirot investigates the secret pasts of all possible
suspects and nearly becomes a third victim of the killer.
**Also available in "Agatha Christie's Detectives" RC 64438**
with "Murder at the Vicarage," "Dead Man's Folly," "Towards Zero,"
and "N or M?"]

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TRAINS AND LOVERS
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07474
1 volume in 1 container

"The rocking motion of the train as it speeds along, the sound of
its wheels on the rails...There's something special about this form
of travel that makes for easy conversation, which is just what
happens to the four strangers who meet in Trains and Lovers. As
they journey by rail from Edinburgh to London, the four travelers
pass the time by sharing tales of trains that have changed their
lives. Unrated. 2012.

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TREACHEROUS PARADISE
Author:   MANKELL, HENNING, 1948-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07464
1 volume in 1 container

1904. Recently widowed Hanna Lundmark works as a cook on a steamship
headed to Australia. But she abandons ship while docked in Portuguese
East Africa and soon becomes the owner of a notorious brothel.
Originally published in Sweden in 2011. Some violence. 2013.

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W IS FOR WASTED
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   23

LB  07492
1 volume in 1 container

Two dead bodies changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I
knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the
morgue. The first was a PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned
down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone
bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. No identification. A
slip of paper with Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket.
The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID
him. Two seemingly unrelated deaths, one a murder, the other
apparently of natural causes. but as Kinsey digs deeper into the
mystery of the John Doe, some very strange linkages begin to emerge.
Unrated. 2013.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB
Author:   SCHWALBE, WILL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07469
  1 volume in      1 container

Journalist and publishing professional chronicles the conversations he
had with his mother as he accompanied her on treatments for advanced
pancreatic cancer. Discusses books such as Crossing to Safety (DB/RC
49441), The Hobbit (DB/RC 48978), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
(DB/RC 67759), and others. Bestseller.  2012.

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ESCAPE FROM CAMP FOURTEEN: ONE MAN'S REMARKABLE ODYSSEY FROM NORTH
Author:   HARDEN, BLAINE
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07479
  1 volume in      1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Korea to Freedom in the West"
Reporter covers the life of Shin Dong-hyuk, born in 1982 in a North
Korean prison labor camp, and details his 2005 escape. Discloses the
brutal conditions, including hunger and torture, the prisoners endured
and discusses Shin's difficulty adjusting to life as a defector.
Violence and some strong language. Bestseller.  2012.

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GOING SOLO: THE EXTRAORDINARY RISE AND SURPRISING APPEAL OF LIVING
Author:   KLINENBERG, ERIC
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07480
  1 volume in      1 container

(Subtitle reads: "The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of
Living Alone") Renowned sociologist and author Eric Klinenberg
explores the dramatic rise of solo living and examines the seismic
impact it's having on our culture, business, and politics. 2012.

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MORTAL SINS: SEX, CRIME, AND THE ERA OF CATHOLIC SCANDAL
Author:   D'ANTONIO, MICHAEL
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07490
  1 volume in      1 container

An explosive, sweeping account of the pedophile scandal that has
sent the Catholic church into a tailspin and the fight to bring it
to justice. Explicit descriptions of sex, violence, and some strong
language. 2013.

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STREET CAT NAMED BOB: AND HOW HE SAVED MY LIFE
Author:   BOWEN, JAMES, 1979-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07489
  1 volume   in      1 container

A London street musician and recovering drug addict recounts his 2007
discovery of an injured stray cat he named Bob, with whom he became
inseparable. Describes the ways the companions have helped each other
and become known around the world. Bestseller. 2013.

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