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Week of April 28, 2014

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Week of April 28, 2014

Releases for the week of April 28th include THE CUCKOO'S CALLING, the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith; LADIES' NIGHT by Mary Kay Andrews, a story about life’s unpredictable twists and turns; LET ME GO, book six in Chelsea Cain's series starring Detective Archie Sheridan and serial killer Gretchen Lowel; A DELICATE TRUTH, a psychological thriller by John le Carré that revolves around a counter-terrorist operation code-named Wildlife; and A SERPENT'S TOOTH, Craig Jonhson's ninth Western mystery that finds Longmire staring down his most dangerous foes yet.

The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs - Romance

April 29, 2014

 

A story of family ties --- both old and new --- and of the moments that connect our hearts, Susan Wiggs brings readers to the lush abundance of Sonoma County in a novel of sisters, friendship and how memories are woven like a spell around us.

As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling by Anne Serling - Memoir

April 29, 2014


To Anne Serling, the imposing figure the public saw hosting "The Twilight Zone" each week was not the father she knew. Her fun-loving dad was her best friend, her playmate, and her confidant. She coped with his unexpected death by talking to his friends, poring over old correspondence, and recording her childhood memories. Now she shares personal photos, revealing letters, and beautifully rendered scenes of his childhood, war years, and their family’s time together.

The Babylon Rite by Tom Knox - Thriller/Adventure

April 29, 2014


From Templar Knights to Mexican drug cartels and everywhere in between, young journalist Adam Blackwood digs into the mysterious death of the world’s foremost Templar historian and unearths an ancient evil that threatens to consume both him and all those around him.

The Barbed Crown: An Ethan Gage Adventure by William Dietrich - Historical Thriller/Adventure

May 7, 2013


In William Dietrich’s THE BARBED CROWN, the sixth tale of rogue and adventurer Ethan Gage, our hero returns to Paris and London. Against a background of imperial pomp and the gathering clouds of war, Gage plots revenge on Napoleon Bonaparte for the kidnapping of his son.

Black Dahlia & White Rose: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates - Fiction/Short Stories

April 29, 2014


Joyce Carol Oates takes readers deep into dangerous territory, from a maximum-security prison to the inner landscapes of two beautiful and mysteriously doomed young women in 1940s Los Angeles: Elizabeth Short, otherwise known as the Black Dahlia, victim of a long-unsolved and particularly brutal murder, and her roommate Norma Jeane Baker, soon to become Marilyn Monroe.

Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick - History

April 29, 2014


Nathaniel Philbrick brings a fresh perspective to the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution. He finds new characters, and new facets to familiar ones. The real work of choreographing rebellion falls to a 33-year-old physician named Joseph Warren, who emerges as the on-the-ground leader of the Patriot cause and is fated to die at Bunker Hill.

Candlemoth by R.J. Ellory - Thriller

April 4, 2013


Accused of killing his best friend Nathan, Daniel Ford has exhausted all appeals and now faces the electric chair in 30 days. Father John Rousseau is the man to whom the last month of Daniel's life has been entrusted. With time running out, Ford begins to tell his story --- beginning with his first meeting with Nathan, through first loves, Vietnam, the death of JFK, and finally their flight from the draft that ended in Nathan's brutal murder.

Choke Point: A Risk Agent Novel by Ridley Pearson - Thriller

April 29, 2014


When an award-winning foreign journalist reveals the existence of an Amsterdam-based sweatshop that employs and enslaves young girls as laborers, private security firm Rutherford Risk is hired by a philanthropist to find it and shut it down. Joined by Grace Chu, whose more subtle skills for acquiring sensitive tech information help to balance his improvisational style, Knox heads to Amsterdam in an attempt to dismantle the child labor operation and rescue the girls.

Complex 90 by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins - Historical Hard-boiled Mystery

April 29, 2014


Mike Hammer accompanies a conservative politician to Moscow on a fact-finding mission. Arrested and imprisoned by the KGB on a bogus charge, he quickly escapes, creating an international incident by getting into a fire fight with Russian agents. On his stateside return, the government is none too happy with Hammer. Russia is insisting upon his return to stand charges, and various government agencies are following him. A question dogs our hero: why him?

Constance by Rosie Thomas - Fiction

April 29, 2014


When Connie hears the news that her sister, Jeanette, is dying, the last thing she wants is to leave her home and return to London. As a child, she was aware only of the differences between herself and her sister. One of them was dark, the other sunny. Yet they both fell in love with the same man. But with the bitterness of betrayal still between them, Connie and Jeanette have to learn to forgive each other.

The Cuckoo's Calling by J. K. Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith - Mystery

April 30, 2013

 

There’s a new detective on the block, and his name is Cormoran Strike. Just when he’s down on his luck and close to broke, a case walks through the door that may make him rich and famous. Maybe a little famous anyway. The brother of a supermodel who was thought to have leapt to her death wants Strike to prove that she didn’t.

A Delicate Truth by John le Carré - Thriller

April 29, 2014


In 2008, a counter-terrorist operation was mounted by an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, so secret even the Minister’s personal secretary, Toby Bell, was not cleared for it. In 2011, a disgraced Special Forces Soldier delivers a message from the dead. Was Operation Wildlife the success it was cracked up to be --- or a ruthlessly covered-up human tragedy? Toby might have the answer, and he must choose between his conscience and his duty.

Eye for an Eye: A Dewey Andreas Novel by Ben Coes - Thriller

April 29, 2014


When Dewey Andreas uncovers the identity of a mole embedded at a high level in Israel’s Mossad, it triggers a larger, more dangerous plot. The mole was the most important asset of Chinese Intelligence, and Fao Bhang, head of China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS), responds to the discovery and brutal elimination of the mole, by immediately placing a kill order on the man responsible --- Dewey Andreas.

The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit - Literary Criticism/Memoir

April 29, 2014


Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination. In the course of unpacking some of her own stories --- of her mother and her decline from memory loss, of a trip to Iceland, of an illness --- Solnit revisits fairy tales and entertains other stories. Woven together, these stories create a map that charts the boundaries and territories of storytelling, reframing who each of us is and how we might tell our story.

Fin & Lady by Cathleen Schine - Historical Fiction

April 29, 2014


It’s 1964. Eleven-year-old Fin and his glamorous, worldly, older half sister, Lady, have just been orphaned, and Lady, whom Fin hasn’t seen in six years, is now his legal guardian and his only hope. That means Fin is uprooted from a small dairy farm in rural Connecticut, landing in Greenwich Village in the middle of the Swinging Sixties. He soon learns that Lady --- giddy, impulsive, and pursued by an ardent and dogged set of suitors --- is as much his responsibility as he is hers.

First Sight by Danielle Steel - Romance

April 29, 2014


When two very different worlds and strong-willed people collide, everything changes in an instant, as they confront the age-old question of whether to lay oneself bare and risk intimacy --- or not. Are they brave enough to face what comes next? And will they do it together or apart? FIRST SIGHT is a tale of daring to take risks, and losing control just enough to have a life, when the opportunity presents itself.

Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff - History

April 29, 2014


On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on board survived, and the US military launched a daring rescue operation. But after picking up one man, the Grumman Duck amphibious plane flew into a severe storm and vanished. FROZEN IN TIME tells the story of these crashes and the fate of the survivors.

Ladies' Night by Mary Kay Andrews - Fiction

April 29, 2014


Grace Stanton’s life as a rising media star and beloved lifestyle blogger takes a surprising turn when she catches her husband cheating and torpedoes his pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool. Can Grace figure out a new way home and discover how strong she needs to be to get there? Heartache, humor, and a little bit of mystery come together in a story about life’s unpredictable twists and turns.

Let Me Go: An Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell Novel by Chelsea Cain - Thriller

April 29, 2014


Escaped serial killer Gretchen Lowell is back, and detective Archie Sheridan’s nemesis and sometimes lover has something special in mind for him, something she’s been planning for a very long time. With time running out, and the life of someone close to Archie on the line, Archie knows his only chance is to give Gretchen exactly what she wants. But Gretchen will prove more horrifying and unpredictable than Archie could ever imagine.

Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman - Fiction

May 28, 2013


Teddi Overman has learned to turn other people’s castoffs into beautifully restored antiques, and eventually finds a way to open her own shop in Charleston. But nothing can alleviate the haunting uncertainty she has felt in the years since her brother Josh’s mysterious disappearance. When signs emerge that Josh might still be alive, Teddi is drawn home to Kentucky. It’s a journey that could help her come to terms with her shattered family, but first she must decide what to let go of and what to keep.

Please Don't Tell by Elizabeth Adler - Thriller

April 29, 2014


Fen Dexter’s quiet life on the idyllic California coast is interrupted one stormy night when a blood-covered man shows up on her doorstep, claiming to have had a car accident. He tells her that he is on his way to San Francisco to help the police solve the murder of his fiancé. Who is this mysterious stranger? What does he want with Fen and her family? And will they live long enough to uncover the truth?

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews - Thriller

April 29, 2014


In present-day Russia, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the post-Soviet intelligence jungle. Ordered against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress, Dominika is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a young CIA officer who handles the Agency’s most important Russian mole. Soon, one of them begins a dangerous double existence in a life-and-death operation that consumes intelligence agencies from Moscow to Washington, DC.

The Rental Sister by Jeff Backhaus - Fiction

April 29, 2014


Megumi, a young Japanese woman living in New York and hiding from her past, is hired to help rescue Thomas, an enigmatic, scarred man who has isolated himself in his bedroom for three years. With the tacit acceptance of Thomas’s wife, a passionate relationship develops between Megumi and Thomas. Its emotional impact and surprising conclusion will leave all three characters forever changed and stronger.

Second Watch: A J. P. Beaumont Novel by J. A. Jance - Thriller

April 29, 2014


SECOND WATCH shows Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont taking some time off to get knee replacement surgery. But instead of taking his mind off work, the operation plunges him into one of the most perplexing mysteries he's ever faced. His past collides with his present in a story that explores loss and heartbreak, duty and honor, and, most importantly, the staggering cost of war and the debts we owe those who served in the Vietnam War, and those in uniform today.

A Serpent's Tooth: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson - Mystery/Western

June 4, 2013


A Mormon “lost boy,” Cord Lynear is searching for his missing mother, but clues are scarce. Walt Longmire and his companions, feisty deputy Victoria Moretti and longtime friend Henry Standing Bear, embark on a high plains scavenger hunt in hopes of reuniting mother and son. The trail leads them to an interstate polygamy group that’s presiding over a stockpile of weapons and harboring a vicious vendetta.

Summer Days by Lisa Jackson, Elizabeth Bass, Mary Carter, and Holly Chamberlin - Romance

April 29, 2014


Join Lisa Jackson, Elizabeth Bass, Mary Carter and Holly Chamberlin for stories that will get you in the mood for summer --- and romance. It's all about sun-filled days, warm nights, and the sweet expectation that comes with finding --- or rediscovering --- love.

Tell Me You're Sorry by Kevin O'Brien - Thriller

April 29, 2014


Stephanie Coburn has barely recovered from her sister's mysterious suicide before her brother-in-law and his new wife are murdered, her face disfigured beyond recognition. Stephanie never met the bride, but she knew her sister and knows something is desperately wrong. Her only ally is another victim's son. Step by step, they're uncovering a trail of brutal vengeance and a killer who will never relent --- and whose forgiveness can only be earned in death.

Where Earth Meets Water by Pia Padukone - Fiction

April 29, 2014


Karom Seth should have been in the Twin Towers on the morning of 9/11, and on the Indian shores in 2004, when the tsunami swept his entire family into the ocean. Karom can’t be sure if it’s a curse or a blessing, but his absence from these disasters has left him with crushing guilt --- and a belief that fate has singled him out for invincibility. Will he ever be able achieve the clarity he’s been looking for all these years?

You Are One of Them: A Novel About Secrets, Betrayal, and the Friend Who Got Away by Elliott Holt - Fiction

May 30, 2013


YOU ARE ONE OF THEM is a taut, moving debut about the ways in which we define ourselves against others and the secrets we keep from those who are closest to us. In her insightful forensic of a mourned friendship, Elliott Holt illuminates the long-lasting sting of abandonment and the measures we take to bring back those we have lost.