New books at the Library

Adult bestseller:

The Sinners, a Quinn Colson novel by Ace Atkins: “The Deep South’s True Detective.” – Men’s Journal. Colson’s late uncle had put the patriarch of a criminal family into prison, now he’s getting out with revenge on his mind. A firm that may be shady has also moved into the area. Colson’s long serving deputy Virgil is now working in Memphis so he relies on new deputies to keep everything in order. His own wedding is getting closer and he wants everything solved before then.

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The Fifth to Die by J.D. Barker: A thriller. Detective Porter and his team have been pulled from the Four Monkey case by the feds but he continues on secretly because he has a strong hunch how to find 4MK. When the captain finds out, he is suspended but a single clue leads him from Chicago to New Orleans.

A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo: Chief of Police Kate Burkholder investigates when there is a crime at a historic barn with a victim found there. The community to which she once belonged doesn’t want to open up to her. There might be a connection to the passing of a young Amish girl a few months earlier.

The Good Fight by Danielle Steel: The 1960s. Meredith, the daughter and granddaughter of prominent Manhattan lawyers, has a brilliant future. Returning from Germany as her father prosecutes war criminals at the Nuremberg trials, she firmly decides that she too wants to be a lawyer. The story of a young woman changing her world as she herself is being changed by it.

Adult audio book:

Liar, Liar by Lisa Jackson, performed by Brittany Pressley: Who is the woman dressed in Didi’s clothes and wig? And why does it seem that the case is going to be closed? Remmi knows that the woman isn’t her mother and she does her best to explain to the authorities. At fifteen she had hidden in her mother’s vehicle in the Mojave Desert when she hoped to meet her crush, Noah Scott. That night she saw her mother hand over one of her twins to someone she didn’t recognize. Then Didi and the other twin disappeared. Noah reappears, wanting to find out what went on that night in desert, as he was also there.

Adult fiction:

The Melody by Jim Crace: Alfred lives alone in his villa overlooking the water, with only his music and piano for company. One night, just before he receives his town’s highest honour, something intrudes into his home and he is left bitten and scratched. He must decide whether he is able to sing once more.

Adult non-fiction:

The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the horse that inspired a nation by Elizabeth Letts: Harry de Leyer was late arriving at the auction. Looking over the horses in the truck ready to leave, he recognized the spark in the gray horse’s eyes and purchased him for eighty dollars. Harry was always looking for a thoroughbred to train for the show jumping circuit so he decided to sell Snowman to a farmer who lived a few miles down the road from his modest farm on Long Island. Snowman returned to Harry’s farm so he decided to train him. One show at a time the two rose to the very top of the sport of show jumping. Snowman loved to jump so much he would on his own, cruising the course with no bridle, saddle or rider.

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