New Books at the Library

Adult bestseller:

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder: A Hannah Swensen mystery with recipes! by Joanne Fluke: The Cookie Jar becomes the setting for a TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota. Hannah hopes that the spotlight will be on her bakery, not her personal life.

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The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley: A group of young friends from Oxford in their thirties gather in the tradition they began ten years ago. The isolated estate in the Scottish highlands seems to be the perfect place to get away and enjoy each others’ company. The scenery is stunning, the champagne in front of the crackling fireplace is enjoyable, and the past reminisces are warming. But something happens to one of them. "Harkens back to Agatha Christie and the Orient Express."

The Lost Man by Jane Harper: Queensland, Australia. Three brothers, one death, no answers. Brothers Nathan and Bub meet for the first time in months in the lonely outback at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches. Their third brother, Cameron, lies at their feet. They are wondering what made him head out alone under the unrelenting sun. Their homes are three hours apart in this isolated area. They return to Cameron's ranch with their suspicions.

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff: Danger and mystery. 1946, Manhattan. On her way to work, passing through Grand Central Terminal, Grace sees an abandoned suitcase tucked under a bench. She opens it and sees there are a dozen photographs of different women. She takes it. She learns that the suitcase belonged to Eleanor, leader of a network of female secret agents deployed from London during the war. These twelve were sent to Europe but never returned home.  

Adult fiction:

Stranger Things: suspicious mindsby Gwenda Bond: the thrilling prequel to the hit show Stranger Things.

The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald: A mystery. Abi Knight is woken by the phone call in the small hours of the morning. Her teenage daughter Olivia has fallen from a bridge. She needs to be kept on life support for her baby's sake even though she may never wake up. Then Abi sees the bruises on Olivia's wrists. Her fall is ruled an accident but Abi decides to find out what really happened that night and begins her questioning.

Adult non-fiction:

Empty Planet: the shock of global population decline by Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson

Spies of No Country: behind enemy lines at the birth of the Israeli Secret Service by Matti Friedman

The Bathroom Chronicles: 100 women, 100 images, 100 stories edited by Friederike Schilbach

Junior easy:

See and Slide: In the garden

Margret & H.A. Rey's Curious George in the Big Surprise!

Junior fiction:

Best Family Ever by Karen Kingsbury and Tyler Russell: A Baxter Family children story.

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