Tuesday, July 25, 2017

HPL Adult Summer Reading




A Good Day to Buy
A Good Day to Buy
By Harris, Sherry
2017-04 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781496707512 Check Our Catalog
HER BROTHER IS NO BARGAIN

When Sarah Winston's estranged brother Luke shows up on her doorstep, asking her not to tell anyone he's in town--especially her ex, the chief of police--the timing is strange, to say the least. Hours earlier, Sarah's latest garage sale was taped off as a crime scene following the discovery of a murdered Vietnam vet and his gravely injured wife--her
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The Witch with No Name
The Witch with No Name
By Harrison, Kim
2014-09 - Voyager
9780061957956 Check Our Catalog

It's Rachel Morgan's ultimate adventure . . . and anything can happen in this final book in the New York Times bestselling Hollows series.
Rachel Morgan has come a long way from her early days as an inexperienced bounty hunter. She's faced vampires and werewolves, banshees, witches, and soul-eating demons. She's crossed worlds, channeled gods, and accepted her place as a …More


Say It Ain't So
Say It Ain't So
By Hunt, La Jill
2009-11 - Urban Books
9781601622549 Check Our Catalog
"Essence"-bestselling author Hunt returns with a drama-filled tale in which the truth remains hidden, lives become threatened, and all hell breaks loose. …More


Expecting to Die
Expecting to Die
By Jackson, Lisa
2016-12 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781496705006 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: This is a good summer mystery "read." The plot takes place in Montana in a small town. Town members are caught up in a supposed sighting of "Big Foot." Couple this with several deaths which may or may not be attributed to "Big Foot," a group of uncooperative teenagers who are a big part of the criminal investigation leading the two investigating …More


Snowblind: A Thriller
Snowblind: A Thriller
By Jonasson, Ragnar
2017-01 - Minotaur Books
9781250096074 Check Our Catalog

Where: A quiet fishing village in northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors. It is accessible only via a small mountain tunnel.
Who: Ari Thor is a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik. He has a past that he's unable to leave behind.
What: A young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed …More


Heartbreak Hotel
Heartbreak Hotel
By Kellerman, Jonathan
2017-02 - Ballantine Books
9780345541437 Check Our Catalog
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Alex Delaware and LAPD detective Milo Sturgis investigate the death of Alex's most mysterious patient to date in the sensational new thriller from the master of suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman.
At nearly one hundred years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients that child psychologist Alex Delaware …More


Above the Paw
Above the Paw
By Kelly, Diane
2016-12 - St. Martin's Press
9781250094841 Check Our Catalog

The crime-fighting duo of Megan Luz and her K-9 is back--and on the prowl. . .
WILL THEY DIG UP THE TRUTH?

When a rash of college students falls seriously ill after ingesting Molly, a "club drug" also known as ecstasy, Officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner Brigit are tasked with tracking down the dealers. Going undercover at the university leads Megan closer and
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Somewhere I'll Find You
Somewhere I'll Find You
By Kleypas, Lisa
1996-10 - Avon Books
9780380781430 Check Our Catalog

A classic tale of sensuous secrets and unanticipated passion, from the extraordinary New York Times bestselling author
The toast of the town ...
All London is at Julia Wentworth's feet--and anything she desires is hers for the asking. But the glamorous leading lady guards a shocking secret: a mystery husband whom she does not know, dares not mention ... and cannot love.
For years Damon …More


The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense
The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense
By Koontz, Dean
2017-06 - Bantam
9780345545992 Check Our Catalog
A dazzling new series, a pure adrenaline rush, debuts with Jane Hawk, a remarkable heroine certain to become an icon of suspense
"I very much need to be dead."
These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for--but took his own life. In the aftermath, his widow, Jane Hawk, does what all her grief, fear, and fury demand: find the truth, …More


The Most to Lose
The Most to Lose
By Landon, Laura
2012-10 - Montlake Romance
9781612184784 Check Our Catalog

A High-Stakes Courtship
When Jonah Armstrong, the Earl of Haywood, returns to London after a three year absence, his plan is simple: reenter society, find a wealthy bride, and save the Haywood name from ruin. He has no time for distractions. Yet when he encounters Lady Cecelia Randolph, Jonah can't resist a flirtation. After all, his feud with her brother, the Duke of Hadleigh, …More


Silent Revenge
Silent Revenge
By Landon, Laura
2012-10 - Montlake Romance
9781612184777 Check Our Catalog
A Marriage of Convenience Such is the agreement forged between Lady Jessica Stanton and Simon Warland, Earl of Northcote. Jessica needs a husband strong enough to protect her inheritance from her avaricious stepbrother. Simon needs money to restore the family legacy his father squandered. United by necessity, emotional attachment isn't part of the deal. An Unexpected Passion Yet once the reluctant …More


The Lady Chosen
The Lady Chosen
By Laurens, Stephanie
2014-08 - HarperLuxe
9780062353986 Check Our Catalog

Tristan Wemyss, Earl of Trentham, has a most unexpected challenge: like all men of his class he must find a suitable wife, but within a year, and if he fails, he must forfeit his inheritance. Despite the many alluring young women paraded before him, he picks his neighbor, Miss Leonora Carling. Spirited, educated, and no man's fool, Leonora meets his requirements perfectly. Unfortunately, she …More


The Taste of Innocence: A Cynster Novel
The Taste of Innocence: A Cynster Novel
By Laurens, Stephanie
2007-03 - William Morrow & Company
9780060840860 Check Our Catalog
A beloved "New York Times" bestselling author pens a scintillating new tale that returns to the territory of one of her most enduring Cynster novels. …More


The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty: (Humorous Fantasy and Science Fiction for Young Adults)
The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty: (Humorous Fantasy and Science Fiction for Young Adults)
By Lebel, Steve
2014-07 - Argon Press
9780991055401 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: This is a fantastic book by a local Michigan author that leaves you wanting more. The characters are well developed and you easily form attachments to them. The story is unique--scifi and fantasy lovers will embrace this book. This story brings out all your emotions and you don't want it to end! Your mind is challenged and your heart will melt.
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French Fried
French Fried
By Logan, Kylie
2017-06 - Berkley Books
9780425274897 Check Our Catalog
Poison's on the menu in the second book in the national bestselling Ethnic Eats series featuring Laurel Inwood and the quirky residents of Hubbard, Ohio.


The Statue of Liberty is 130 years old, and for the struggling residents of Hubbard, Ohio, any opportunity to bring in tourists is reason enough for a celebration. Laurel Inwood and her aunt, Sophie, are pitching in.
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The White Road
The White Road
By Lotz, Sarah
2017-05 - Mulholland Books
9780316396608 Check Our Catalog
A cutting-edge thriller about one man's quest to discover horror lurking at the top of the world.
Desperate to attract subscribers to his fledgling website, 'Journey to the Dark Side', ex-adrenalin junkie and slacker Simon Newman hires someone to guide him through the notorious Cwm Pot caves, so that he can film the journey and put it on the internet. With a tragic
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Alaska Home: A Romance Novel Falling for Him
Alaska Home: A Romance Novel Falling for Him
By Macomber, Debbie
2017-02 - Mira Books
9780778330196 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: It was very predictable. Had some dry areas, but held interest enough to keep reading.
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The Road to Love: Love by Degree\The Rain Sparrow
The Road to Love: Love by Degree\The Rain Sparrow
By Goodnight, Linda
Author Goodnight, Linda
2017-03 - Harlequin Books
9780373799299 Check Our Catalog

Fall for these two beloved stories about life, love and second chances
Love by Degree by Debbie Macomber
When Ellen Cunningham decides to go back to school as a mature student, she knows that money is going to be tight. She also knows she's lucky to find inexpensive lodging in a house near the campus, but she didn't count on having to live with three college-aged …More


16th Seduction
16th Seduction
By Patterson, James
2017-05 - Little Brown and Company
9780316274036 Check Our Catalog


The Instant #1 New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the most explosive case of her career.
Lindsay Boxer is learning to love again. After the picture-perfect world she shared with her husband, Joe, and their beautiful young daughter shattered under the weight of Joe's double life, Lindsay is determined to put …More


Murder Games
Murder Games
By Patterson, James
2017-06 - Little Brown and Company
9780316273961 Check Our Catalog


The life Dr. Dylan Reinhart saves may be his own

Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. Literally--he's a renowned, bestselling Ivy League expert on the subject. When a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene--along with a threatening message from the killer--it looks like someone has been taking notes.
Elizabeth Needham is the headstrong …More


Hope Blooms
Hope Blooms
By Pope, Jamie
2017-03 - Dafina Books
9781496708687 Check Our Catalog
"Beautifully written...a story you won't forget. --Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author
When tragedy destroys everything you've built, how do you find the strength to go on? In Jamie Pope's powerful novel, one woman must come to terms with grief--and a passionate but uncertain chance at remaking her future.
In one shattering instant, schoolteacher …More


The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband: A Bridgertons Prequel
The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband: A Bridgertons Prequel
By Quinn, Julia
2017-05 - Avon Books
9780062674777 Check Our Catalog

While you were sleeping...
With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead, she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health. But after a week of searching, she finds not …More


Black Rose
Black Rose
By Roberts, Nora
2014-02 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425269558 Check Our Catalog
The #1 "New York Times" bestselling author presents the second novel of her In the Garden trilogy, as three women discover secrets from the past contained within their historic home. Original. …More



Red Lily
Red Lily
By Roberts, Nora
2014-03 - Berkley Books
9780425269770 Check Our Catalog
In the final installment of her In the Garden trilogy, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Nora Roberts concludes the story of three women who learn that the heart of their historic home holds a mystery of years gone by. Unabridged. 9 CDs. …More

What to read while waiting for...



House of Spies
House of Spies
By Silva, Daniel
2017-07 - Harper
9780062354341 Check Our Catalog

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Black Widow comes the thrilling new summer blockbuster featuring legendary spy, assassin and art restorer Gabriel Allon.
A heart-stopping tale of suspense, Daniel Silva's runaway bestseller, The Black Widow, was one of 2016's biggest novels. Now, in House of Spies, …More


Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions.


The Devil's Triangle
The Devil's Triangle
By Coulter, Catherine
Author Ellison, J. T.
2017-03 - Gallery Books
9781501150326 Check Our Catalog
From New York Times bestselling authors Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison comes the highly anticipated thriller in their Brit in the FBI series, featuring special agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine in their new roles as heads of the Covert Eyes team--but will their first case be their last when the enigmatic and dangerous thief known as the Fox reappears?
"He who controls …More


The Hit
The Hit
By Baldacci, David
2013-04 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455529476 Check Our Catalog
Skilled assassin Will Robie is asked by the U.S. government to track down fellow assassin Jessica Reel, who has gone rogue, but during his pursuit of Reel, Robie realizes that her betrayal may be concealing a larger threat that could impact the whole world. …More


Bullseye
Bullseye
By Patterson, James
Author Ledwidge, Michael
2016-08 - Little Brown and Company
9780316407083 Check Our Catalog


Caught in the crosshairs of a deadly standoff, Detective Michael Bennett must kill...or be killed.


Snow blankets the avenues of Manhattan's exclusive Upper West Side. The storm is the perfect cover for a fashionable, highly trained team of lethal assassins as they prowl the streets, hunting their prey. But their first hit is simply target practice. Their
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Monday, July 24, 2017

HPL Adult Summer Reading




Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
By Watson, Paul
2017-03 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393249385 Check Our Catalog

Spanning nearly 200 years, Ice Ghosts is a fast-paced detective story about Western science, indigenous beliefs, and the irrepressible spirit of exploration and discovery. It weaves together an epic account of the legendary Franklin Expedition of 1845--whose two ships, the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror, and their crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice--with the …More


Storm Riders
Storm Riders
By Weis, Margaret
Author Krammes, Robert
2013-07 - Tor Books
9780765333490 Check Our Catalog

In a world where magic is intrinsic to the fabric of everyday life, two kingdoms, centuries-long enemies, have long sought a powerful magical weapon that will win them lasting dominance. But neither realm is ready when they are both attacked by the Bottom-Dwellers, a bitter people whose own land was destroyed, and who now live only to take vengeance on those they blame for a wretched life in …More


The Satanic Mechanic
The Satanic Mechanic
By Andrew, Sally
2017-03 - Ecco Press
9780062397690 Check Our Catalog

Tannie Maria, recipe writer turned crime fighter, writes the love advice and recipe column for the Klein Karoo Gazette: words of wisdom for the lovelorn, along with a recipe for something helpful and delicious. But Maria has a problem of her own. Her relationship with the rugged detective Henk Kannemeyer is still haunted by the memory of her abusive late husband, so she decides to …More


The Fix
The Fix
By Baldacci, David
2017-04 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455586561 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: I don't believe conspiracy theories are plausible in most fiction. This one was well crafted and fun to read.
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I'm Doin' Me
I'm Doin' Me
By Black, Anna
2016-10 - Urban Renaissance
9781622867523 Check Our Catalog
After Tiffany lands a position as executive producer and head writer for the hit television series Boy Crazy, her career is skyrocketing. All seems perfect, until she learns that the network will be cancelling her show. To add insult to injury, when she returns home from work, she catches her man in bed with the hired help.

Despite her personal problems, she's determined to move on and
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The Side Effects of You
The Side Effects of You
By Black, Anna
2016-06 - Urban Renaissance
9781622867448 Check Our Catalog
Andrea, Samantha, and Josie have one thing in common: an ex they want to forget. Although they've tried to keep it together, there comes a time when you have to move on. However, moving on only seems to make matters worse as they strive to make new lives for themselves. There is always something that keeps luring them back into the drama they're desperately trying to escape. Will these women …More


The Silence of the Flans
The Silence of the Flans
By Bradford, Laura
2017-03 - Berkley Books
9780425280904 Check Our Catalog
The second delectable Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery from the national bestselling author of Eclair and Present Danger.

Baker Winnie Johnson does her best work when the heat is on. As owner of the Emergency Dessert Squad, she has a deft touch in the kitchen and a soft spot for lost causes. So when her business professor beau, Jay Morgan, expresses misgivings over having
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Dangerous Behavior
Dangerous Behavior
By Bush, Nancy
2017-04 - Zebra
9781420142891 Check Our Catalog
SOME COUPLES

Just one look, and it's clear they're perfect together. It's in the way they touch, talk, and kiss. They share the same interests. The same twisted passions. They do everything together. Even kill...

ARE TOO GOOD

Julia St. James Ford has washed up on a beach near her home in Seaside, Oregon, with no memory of how she got there or how her
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The Secret
The Secret
By Byrne, Rhonda
2006-11 - Beyond Words Publishing
9781582701707 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Nautilus Award (2007)


The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers -- men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.
HPL patron: Great book about …More


Amongst Thieves
Amongst Thieves
By Carter, Quentin
2007-12 - Triple Crown Publications
9780979951725 Check Our Catalog
After serving 15 years in prison, Ramon Delay is back on the grimey streets of Kansas City, and the demons of his past are dragging him on a detour which may lead to a dead end.
Ramon again finds himself amongst his loyal crew of thieves, who hold him down whil mobbing his way to the top of one of Kansas City's most lucrative empires. But two women have their own agends for Ramon - Yawni, a …More


Nightshade for Warning
Nightshade for Warning
By Cattrell, Bailey
2017-05 - Berkley Books
9780451476890 Check Our Catalog
The second Enchanted Garden Mystery from Bailey Cattrell--author of the New York Times bestselling Magical Bakery Mysteries as Bailey Cates.
Elliana Allbright's custom-made perfume shop and the Enchanted Garden behind it are garnering all sorts of attention, but a dead body could bury her in bad publicity. . . .
Ellie's business and personal life have been flourishing in her …More


Deception
Deception
By Chase, Naomi
2012-03 - Dafina Books
9780758253224 Check Our Catalog
In a novel that combines the sensuality and suspense of Sasha Campbell and the streetwise edge of Kiki Swinson, Chase--author of "Exposed"--creates a scintillating story about two sisters and a secret that could destroy them both. …More


Knife Creek
Knife Creek
By Doiron, Paul
2017-06 - Minotaur Books
9781250102355 Check Our Catalog

When Maine game warden Mike Bowditch is tasked with shooting invasive feral hogs that are tearing up the forest in his district, he makes a horrific discovery -- a dead baby buried in a shallow grave.
Even more disturbing: evidence suggests the infant was the child of a young woman who was presumed to have died four years earlier after she disappeared from a group rafting trip.
As …More


Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
By Egan, Timothy
2012-10 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780618969029 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2013), Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence (2013), Chautauqua Prize (2013)


How a lone man's epic obsession led to one of America's greatest cultural treasures: Prize-winning writer Timothy Egan tells the riveting, cinematic story behind the most famous photographs in Native American history -- and the driven, brilliant man who made them.
HPL patron: I found it a bit difficult to stay with the book at times. It was wordy. It was …More


The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
By Egan, Timothy
2005-12 - Houghton Mifflin
9780618346974 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2007), Ambassador Book Awards (2007), Book Sense Book of the Year Award (2007), National Book Awards (2006), Oklahoma Book Award (2006), Washington State Book Award (2006)

Winner - 2007 ALA Notable Non Fiction Selection

Winner - 2006 National Book Award for Nonfiction

BookPage Notable Title


The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Timothy Egan follows a
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Banana Cream Pie Murder
Banana Cream Pie Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2017-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781617732201 Check Our Catalog
A romantic seven-day cruise is the perfect start to bakery owner Hannah Swensen's marriage. However, with a murder mystery heating up in Lake Eden, Minnesota, it seems the newlywed's homecoming won't be as sweet as she anticipated . . .



After an extravagant honeymoon, Hannah's eager to settle down in Lake Eden and turn domestic daydreams into reality. But
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Same Beach, Next Year
Same Beach, Next Year
By Frank, Dorothea Benton
2017-05 - William Morrow & Company
9780062390783 Check Our Catalog

New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank returns to her magical Lowcountry of South Carolina in this bewitching story of marriage, love, family, and friendship that is infused with her warm and engaging earthy humor and generous heart.
One enchanted summer, two couples begin a friendship that will last more than twenty years and transform their lives.
A …More


Faithful Place
Faithful Place
By French, Tana
2010-07 - Viking Books
9780670021871 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Anthony Awards (2011), Edgar Allan Poe Awards (2011), L.A. Times Book Prize (2010), Macavity Award (2011)


Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was 19, growing up poor in Dublin's inner city, and he and Rosie Daly were all ready to run away to London together. But on the night when they were supposed to leave, Rosie vanished. Twenty-two years later, Rosie's suitcase shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place, and Frank is going home whether he likes it or not.
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Dying Breath: A Heart-Stopping Novel of Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Dying Breath: A Heart-Stopping Novel of Paranormal Romantic Suspense
By Graham, Heather
2017-05 - Mira Books
9780778330622 Check Our Catalog

Buried alive...
As a teenager, Vickie Preston survived an attack by a serial killer. That was the first time she saw a ghost. Now the city of Boston is being terrorized--someone is kidnapping women and burying them alive, but cruelly leaving a glimmer of hope for the authorities by sending a clue about their location. Vickie is pulled into the investigation when her name is …More


Far Gone
Far Gone
By Griffin, Laura
2014-04 - Gallery Books
9781451689341 Check Our Catalog
To save her only brother, Andrea Finch must face down a criminal mastermind, the FBI, and her own demons in this thrilling novel from the author of the bestselling Tracers series. …More


One Wrong Step
One Wrong Step
By Griffin, Laura
2008-04 - Pocket Star Books
9781416537380 Check Our Catalog
In this sizzling novel of romantic suspense, Celie Wells tries to escape her past only to find herself in the dangerous path of a powerful drug cartel out for revenge. Original. …More


Thread of Fear
Thread of Fear
By Griffin, Laura
2008-09 - Pocket Star Books
9781416570639 Check Our Catalog
The author of "One Last Breath" pens a tempting new novel of passion and suspense, in which a female forensic artist joins a small-town sheriff in a deadly race to catch a serial killer. Original. …More


Untraceable
Untraceable
By Griffin, Laura
2009-11 - Pocket Star Books
9781439149195 Check Our Catalog
The first book in the thrilling new Tracers series--from rising romantic suspense star Griffin--features a group of high-level forensics experts that solves the crimes no one else can. Original. …More



Whisper of Warning
Whisper of Warning
By Griffin, Laura
2009-03 - Pocket Star
9781416570646 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Rita Awards (2010)

When Courtney Gass finds herself at the heart of a brutal murder plot, she must either run or trust the brooding detective in charge of discovering the truth, in this breathtaking follow-up to "Thread of Fear." Original. …More