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Week of December 3, 2012

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Week of December 3, 2012

In PRIVATE LONDON by James Patterson and Mark Pearson, young women are being abducted off the street of central London. When the bodies are found some days later, they have been mutilated in a particularly mysterious way. Former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter’s ex-wife, DI Kirsty Webb, is involved in the investigation, and it looks likely that the two cases are gruesomely linked.

Breakdown: A V.I. Warshawski Novel by Sara Paretsky - Mystery
 
Carmilla, Queen of the Night, is a shape-shifting raven whose fictional exploits thrill girls all over the world. When Chicago tweens hold an initiation ritual in an abandoned cemetery, they stumble on an actual corpse, a man stabbed through the heart in a vampire-style slaying.
Egypt: The Book of Chaos by Nick Drake - Historical Fiction
The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney - Mystery
 
Small-time private investigator Ray Lovell veers between paralysis and delirium in a hospital bed. But before the accident that landed him there, he'd been hired to find Rose Janko, the missing wife of the son of a traveling Gypsy family.
The Lost Ones: A Quinn Colson Novel by Ace Atkins - Thriller

 

Fresh from 10 years as a U.S. Army Ranger, Quinn Colson finds his hands full as the newly elected sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi. An old buddy running a local gun shop may be in over his head when stolen army rifles start showing up in the hands of a Mexican drug gang.

Private London by James Patterson and Mark Pearson - Thriller

 

In central London, young women are being abducted off the street. When the bodies are found some days later, they have been mutilated in a particularly mysterious way. Former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter’s ex-wife, DI Kirsty Webb, is involved in the investigation and it looks likely that the two cases are gruesomely linked. Carter draws on the whole resources of Private International in a desperate race against the odds.

The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman - Fiction
 
Lamont Williams is a paroled felon looking to turn his life around. Adam Zignelik is a struggling professor, his life falling apart around him. The worlds surrounding these two men collide through the vast forces of history.
Van Gogh: The Life by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith -

 

 

Working with the full cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith have accessed a wealth of previously untapped materials to produce this heartbreaking portrait of creative genius Vincent van Gogh.

The Wrong Man by David Ellis - Legal Thriller

 

When Jason Kolarich accepts the case of a homeless Iraq War veteran accused of murdering a young paralegal, his course seems clear: to mount an insanity defense for a man suffering so badly from post-traumatic stress disorder that he has no real memory of the crime. But as Kolarich digs deeper, he learns that only days before her death, the murdered paralegal had stumbled onto information that someone would kill to keep secret.