» Archive for May, 2017

Stuart Woods-Below the belt (Stone Barrington; #40)

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Newly ensconced in his Santa Fe abode with a lovely female companion, Stone Barrington receives a call from an old friend requesting a delicate favor. A situation has arisen that could escalate into an explosive quagmire, and only someone with Stone’s stealth and subtlety can contain the damage.   c. 2017

David Baldacci-The fix (Amos Decker;#3)

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Walter Dabney is a family man. A loving husband and the father of four grown daughters , he’s built a life many would be proud of.  But then the unthinkable happens. Standing outside the FBI Headquarters in Washington, D C, Dabney shoots school teacher Anne Berkshire in cold blood before turning the gun on himself. One of the many witnesses is Amos Decker; a man who forgets nothing and sees what most miss.  c. 2017

Beatriz Williams-The wicked city

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

When she discovers her husband cheating, Ella Hawthorne impulsively moves out of their SoHo loft and into a small apartment in an old Greenwich Village building. Her surprisingly attractive new neighbor, Hector, warns her to stay out of the basement at night. Tenants have reported strange noises after midnight – laughter, clinking glasses, jazz piano – even though the space has been empty for decades. Back in the Roaring Twenties, the place hid a speakeasy.   c. 2017

Alex Kellerman-Heartbreak Hotel (Alex Delaware; #32)

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

At nearly 100 years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients that child psychologist Alex Delaware normally treats. But the charming, witty woman convinces Alex to meet with her in a suite at the Aventura, a luxury hotel with a checkered history.  What Thalia wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questions – about guilt, patterns of criminal behavior, victim selection. When Alex asks the reason for her morbid fascination, Thalia promises to tell all during their next session. But when he shows up the following morning, he is met with silence: Thalia is dead in her room.   c. 2017

Paula Hawkins-Into the water

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother’s sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from – a place to which she vowed she’d never return.  c. 2017

Karen Schwabach (local author)-A pickpocket’s tale

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Molly Abraham is a kinchin mort: a ten-year-old thief trying not to starve on the London streets. But everything changes for Molly when she is sentenced to be transported to the American colonies. She becomes an indentured servant to a kind Jewish family in New York City, and Molly has it good. So why is it that all she wants to do is go back to London? c. 2006

Sage Blackwood (local author-Karen Schwabach)-Miss Ellicott’s school for magically minded

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Chantel would much rather focus on her magic than on curtsying, which is why she often finds herself in trouble at Miss Ellicott’s School for Magical Maidens. But when Miss Ellicott mysteriously disappears along with all the other sorceresses in the city, Chantel’s behavior becomes the least of her problems.   c. 2017

Judith Kinghorn-Echo of twilight

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

In 1914, despite the clouds of war threatening Europe, Pearl Gibson’s future is bright. She has secured a position as a lady’s maid to a wealthy Northumberland aristocrat, a job that will win her not only respect but an opportunity to travel and live in luxury. Her new life at Lady Ottoline Campbell’s Scottish summer estate is a whirlwind of intrigue and glamour, scandals and confidences – and surprisingly, a strange but intimate friendship with her employer.   c. 2017

Melanie Wallace-The girl in the garden

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

When June arrives on the coast of New England, baby in arms, an untrustworthy man by her side, Mabel – who rents them a cabin – senses trouble. A few days later, the girl and her child are abandoned. June is soon placed with Mabel’s friend, Iris, in town, and her life becomes entwined with a number of locals who have known one another for decades: a wealthy recluse with a tragic past; a widow in mourning; a forsaken daughter returning for the first time in years, with a stranger in tow; a lawyer, whose longings he can never reveal; and a kindly World War II veteran who serves as the town’s sage.   c. 2017

Peter Swanson-Her every fear

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life.   c. 2017