Alyssa Maxwell-Murder at the Breakers

December 17th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Clues lead Emma from posh Bellevue Avenue across the bustling seaport to the modest Point neighbourhood where she grew up, and to suspects who hail from America’s most powerful families. While being the granddaughter several generations removed from Cornelius “The Commodore” Vanderbilt gives her the connections she needs to investigate high society, it’s her Newport roots that will provide her with the stubbornness and fortitude to confront a murderer.  C. 2014

Janet Evanovich-The chase (O’Hare and Fox; #2)

December 17th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox is famous for running elaborate and daring scams. His greatest con of all: convincing the FBI to team him up with the only person who has ever caught him, and the only woman to ever capture his attention, Special Agent Kate O’Hare. Together they’ll go undercover to swindle and catch the world’s most wanted – and untouchable – criminals.  c. 2014

Suzanne Woods Fisher-The calling (The Inn at Eagle Hill; #2)

December 17th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Twenty-year-old Bethany Schrock is restless. Her love life has derailed, her faith hangs by a thread, and she is spending the incredibly hot summer days wading through a lifetime’s accumulation of junk at the home of five ancient Amish sisters. About the only thing that holds her interest is the spirited and dangerously handsome Jimmy Fisher – and he seems bent on irritating her to no end.   c. 2014

Richard Paul Evans-The mistletoe promise

December 17th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years earlier, her husband cheated on her with her best friend, resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and distrustful.

Then, one November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court. Though she recognizes the man from her building, Elise has never formally met him. Tired of spending the holidays alone, the man offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks – until the evening of December 24 – he suggests that they pretend to be a couple. He draws up a contract with four rules:  c.  2014

Most Circulated Books by 4CLS Patrons–November 2014

December 16th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Personal (Jack Reacher) by Lee Child

Gone girl by Gillian Flynn

Paris match by Stuart Woods

Eye of heaven by Clive Cussler

Somewhere safe with somebody good by Jan Karon

Mean streak by Sandra Brown

Unlucky by James Patterson

Burn by James Patterson

Burning room by Michael Connelly

Invisible by James Patterson

Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly

Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly

Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly

Unbroken by Laura Hildebrand

 

 

Annie’s Attic Mysteries

December 13th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

     

Join Annie Dawson and the members of the Hook and Needle Club of Stony Point, Maine, as they track down mysteries connected with the contents found in the attic Annie’s ancestral home: Grey Gable.  c. 2013

 

Mark Leibovich-This town: two parties and a funeral–plus plenty of valet parking!-in America’s gilded capital

December 13th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral--Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!--in America's Gilded CapitalWashington, D.C., might be loathed from every corner of the nation, yet these are fun and busy days at this nexus of big politics, big money, big media, and big vanity. There are no Democrats and Republicans anymore in the nation’s capital, just millionaires. In This Town, Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, presents a blistering, stunning—and often hysterically funny— examination of our ruling class’s incestuous “media industrial complex.”   c. 2013.

Steve Almond-Against football: one fan’s reluctant manifesto

December 13th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Steve Almond takes on America’s biggest sacred cow: football

Steve Almond details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves. Using a synthesis of memoir, reportage, and cultural critique, Almond asks a series of provocative questions;  Does our addiction to football foster a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and homophobia? What does it mean that our society has transmuted the intuitive physical joys of childhood—run, leap, throw, tackle—into a billion-dollar industry? How did a sport that causes brain damage become such an important emblem for our institutions of higher learning?

There has never been a book that exposes the dark underside of America’s favorite game with such searing candor.  c. 2014

 

Deborah Harkness-The shadow of life (All souls trilogy; #3)

December 13th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

After travelling through time in SHADOW OF NIGHT, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home in France they reunite with their families – with one heart-breaking exception. But the real threat to their future is yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for the elusive manuscript Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on a terrifying urgency.  c. 2014

Fern Michaels-Kiss and tell (Sisterhood; #23)

December 12th, 2014 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Life comes in stages. Even the Sisterhood has been content to let their gold shields gather a little dust while they enjoy their friends and family. But when a string of anonymous emails arrives at Pinewood, suggesting shady dealings at a local assisted-living facility, Myra Rutledge and her best friend Annie de Silva are more than ready to out-hustle a master con-artist at his own game.   c. 2014