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For the love of quilts/ Ann Hazelwood

Monday, December 10th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

After quitting her boring editing job, aspiring writer Lily Rosenthal isn’t sure what to do next. Her only joys in life are collecting antique quilts and frequenting the area’s beautiful wine country.  The murder of a friend results in her inheriting the inventory of a local antique store.

Sold on Monday/ Kristina McMorris

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

2 CHILDREN FOR SALE.

In 1931, near Philadelphia, ambitious reporter Ellis Reed photographs the gut-wrenching sign posted beside a pair of siblings on a farmhouse porch. With the help of newspaper secretary Lily Palmer, Ellis writes an article to accompany the photo. Capturing the hardships of American families during the Great Depression, the feature story generates national attention and Ellis’s career skyrockets.

Twisted prey/John Sandford (Lucas Davenport; #28)

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the US Senate, where Lucas had predicted she’d fit right in. He was also convinced that she’d been responsible for three murders, though he’d never been able to prove it. Once a psychopath had gotten that kind of rush, though, he or she often needed another fix, so he figured he might be seeing her again.

A place to remember/ Jenn J. McLeod

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Running away for the second time in her life, twenty-seven-year old Ava believes the cook’s job at a country B&B is perfect, until she meets the owner’s son, John Tate. The young fifth-generation grazier is a beguiling blend of both man, boy and a terrible flirt. With their connection immediate and intense, they begin a clandestine affair right under the noses of John’s formidable parents.  Thirty years later, Ava returns to Candlebark Creek with her daughter, Nina, who is determined to meet her mother’s lost love for herself.

The boy at the keyhole/ Stephen Giles

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Nine-year-old Samuel lives alone in a once-great estate in Surrey with the family’s housekeeper, Ruth. His father is dead, and his mother has been abroad for months, purportedly tending to her late husband’s faltering business. She left in a hurry one night while Samuel was sleeping and did not say good-bye.  Beyond her sporadic postcards, Samuel hears nothing from his mother. He misses her dearly and maps her journey in an atlas he finds in her study.

Imposter’s lure/ Carla Neggers (Sharpe & Donovan; #8)

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Newlyweds Emma and Colin are suspicious when prosecutor Tamara McDermott is a no-show at a Boston dinner party. Matt Yankowski, head of HIT, Emma and Colin’s small, elite Boston-based team, is a friend of Tamara’s, and he needs them to find her.  In London, a woman who was supposed to meet Emma’s art-detective grandfather to talk about forgeries is discovered near death. Her husband has vanished. The couple’s connection to Tamara adds to the puzzle.

Transcription/ Kate Atkinson

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathisers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever.

Unbound/ Stuart Woods (Stone Barrington; #44)

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

In the wake of a personal tragedy, former CIA operative Teddy Fay – now a successful Hollywood film producer known as Billy Barnett – takes a leave of absence to travel and grieve and lands in Santa Fe in the company of his friends Stone Barrington and Ed Eagle. There, fate hands him an unexpected opportunity to exact quiet revenge for his recent loss, from a man who helped to cover up the crime.

Confound it/ Maggie Toussaint (Dreamwalker, #5)

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Dreamwalker, sheriff’s consultant, and amateur sleuth Baxley Powell is called upon to help investigate a suspicious fire. A meth cook is dead, but the homicide investigation leads to more than a drug supply chain. Someone is pulling the strings behind the scenes, and unless Baxley stops the killer, the world will never be the same.

The winter soldier/ Daniel Mason

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Vienna, 1914. Lucius is a twenty-two-year-old medical student when World War One explodes across Europe. Enraptured by romantic tales of battlefield surgery, he enlists, expecting a position at a well-organized field hospital. But when he arrives, at a commandeered church tucked away high in a remote valley of the Carpathian Mountains, he finds a freezing outpost ravaged by typhus. The other doctors have fled, and only a single, mysterious nurse named Sister Margarete remains.