New Arrivals · All Fiction

April 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A loyal spy : a thriller

April 19, 2018
Conway, Simon, 1967- author.
396 pages ; 24 cm
The last time Jonah saw Nor ed-Din, he was lying face-down in a pool of icy water in the Khyber Pass. He thought he had killed him, but now the trail of betrayal has come full circle. Friends since childhood, Jonah and Nor ed-Din had been groomed for the intelligence service, with Jonah as handler for Nor's penetration of ISI. But when Nor is cut loose after the Soviets are forced to withdraw from Afghanistan, the pattern of engagement and abandonment begins. Years later, when contact with Nor is revived to stage an off-the-books, multi-agency assassination attempt on Bin Laden that goes badly wrong, Jonah no longer knows who Nor is really working for--and whether he has simply taken revenge on his former countrymen in a private act of jihad. In the aftermath of 9/11, the failed operation comes back to haunt its survivors, sowing mistrust when they most need CIA support. For, gradually, the outlines of a plot begin to emerge that takes Nor from the diamond fields of Africa to the mountains of Afghanistan and to the beating heart of London, where millions of lives are at stake.

The forgotten road : a novel

April 19, 2018
Evans, Richard Paul, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
259 pages ; 21 cm.
"The second novel in a trilogy about a man on an inspirational pilgrimage across Route 66 to find his way back to himself"--Provided by publisher.

The emissary

April 19, 2018
Tawada, Yōko, 1960- author.
New York : New Directions, 2018.
138 pages ; 20 cm
Japan, after suffering from a massive irreparable disaster, cuts itself off from the world. Children are so weak they can barely stand or walk: the only people with any get-go are the elderly. Mumei lives with his grandfather Yoshiro, who worries about him constantly. They carry on a day-to-day routine in what could be viewed as a post-Fukushima time, with all the children born ancient--frail and gray-haired, yet incredibly compassionate and wise. Mumei may be enfeebled and feverish, but he is a beacon of hope, full of wit and free of self-pity and pessimism. Yoshiro concentrates on nourishing Mumei, a strangely wonderful boy who offers "the beauty of the time that is yet to come."A delightful, irrepressibly funny book, The Emissary is filled with light. Yoko Tawada, deftly turning inside-out "the curse," defies gravity and creates a playful joyous novel out of a dystopian one, with a legerdemain uniquely her own.

In her skin

April 19, 2018
Savage, Kim, 1969- author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
293 pages ; 22 cm
Jolene Chastain, a con artist since early childhood, assumes the identity of a girl who went missing years before and weaves a new life of deception with a wealthy Boston family.

Stay sweet

April 19, 2018
Vivian, Siobhan, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018.
359 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Amelia has looked forward to her last summer before college working at the Meade Creamery, but when the owner of the local landmark passes away her nephew has big changes in mind.

The family gathering

April 19, 2018
Carr, Robyn, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Mira, [2018]
352 pages ; 24 cm.
Having left the military, Dakota Jones is at a crossroads in his life. With his elder brother and youngest sister happily settled in Sullivan's Crossing, he shows up hoping to clear his head before moving on to his next adventure. But, like every visitor to the Crossing, he's immediately drawn to the down-to-earth people and the seemingly simple way of life. Dakota is unprepared for how quickly things get complicated.

The home for unwanted girls : a novel

April 19, 2018
Goodman, Joanna, 1969- author.
364 pages, 23 cm.
In 1950s Quebec, French and English tolerate each other with precarious civility--much like Maggie Hughes' parents. Maggie's English-speaking father has ambitions for his daughter that don't include marriage to the poor French boy the next farm over. But Maggie's heart is captured by Gabriel Phénix. When she becomes pregnant at fifteen, her parents send the baby Elodie to an orphanage where she receives horrible treatment. Seventeen years later, Maggie, married to a businessman eager to start a family, cannot forget the daughter she was forced to abandon, and a chance reconnection with Gabriel spurs a wrenching choice. As time passes, the stories of Maggie and Elodie intertwine but never touch, until Maggie realizes she must take what she wants from life and go in search of her long-lost daughter, finally reclaiming the truth that has been denied them both.

The little clan

April 19, 2018
Cohen, Iris Martin, author.
Toronto, Ontario Park Row Books, 2018.
327 pages ; 24 cm
"Ava Gallanter is the librarian in residence at the Lazarus Club, an ancient, dwindling Manhattan arts club full of eccentric geriatric residents stuck in a long-gone era. Twenty-five-year-old Ava, however, feels right at home. She leads a quiet life, surrounded by her beloved books and sequestered away from her peers. When Ava's enigmatic friend Stephanie returns after an unplanned year abroad, the intoxicating opportunist vows to rescue Ava from a life of obscurity. Stephanie, on the hunt for fame and fortune, promises to make Ava's dream of becoming a writer come true, and together they start a Victorian-inspired literary salon at the Lazarus Club. However, Ava's romanticized idea of the salon quickly erodes as Stephanie's ambitions take the women in an unexpected and precarious direction.

Noir : a novel

April 19, 2018
Moore, Christopher, 1957- author.
339 pages ; 24 cm
Madcap, zany noir set on the mean streets of post-World War II San Francisco. Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin is the bartender in a scruffy gin joint, with street connections that make him the go-to guy for just about everything. When one of his schemes goes south and his lady vanishes, Sammy follows a tortuous trail from Chinatown to Telegraph Hill to a hidden forest enclave in a desperate search to find his girl. Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted by the Pacific Coast near Mount Ranier, followed by a mysterious plane crash in Roswell, New Mexico ... but the real weirdness is happening in the City by the Bay.

The soul of a thief : a novel

April 19, 2018
Hartov, Steven, author.
293 pages ; 22 cm
"Shtefan Brandt, adjutant to a colonel of the Waffen SS, has made it through the war so far in spite of his commander's habit of bringing his staff into combat, and a pair of secrets that are far more dangerous than the battlefield. Shtefan is a Mischling and one of the thousands of German citizens of Jewish descent who have avoided the death camps by concealing themselves in the ranks of the German army. And he is in love with Gabrielle Belmont, the colonel's French mistress. Colonel Himmel has other concerns, however. He can see the war's end on the horizon and recognizes that he is not on the winning side... So he has taken matters into his own hands, hatching a plot to escape Europe. To fund his new life, he plans to steal a fortune from the encroaching Allies. A fortune that Shtefan, in turn, plans to steal from him"-- Provided by publisher.

The comedown : a novel

April 19, 2018
Frumkin, Rebekah, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018.
320 pages : genea. table ; 24 cm
A dazzling epic that follows two very different families in Cleveland across generations, beginning with their patriarchs. Scrappy, street smart drug dealer Reggie Marshall has never liked the simpering addict Leland Bloom-Mittwoch, which doesn't stop Leland from looking up to Reggie with puppy-esque devotion. But when a drug deal goes dramatically, tragically wrong and a suitcase (which may or may not contain a quarter of a million dollars) disappears, the two men and their families become hopelessly entangled.

The dark side of town

April 19, 2018
Hill, Sasscer, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, [2018]
308 pages ; 22 cm
McKee, now officially employed by the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TPRB), is sent undercover to Saratoga Racetrack to investigate Mars Pizutti, a racehorse trainer whose horses' wins are suspiciously lucky--and lucrative. Fia's bosses believe Pizutti's success is based on illegal drugs and deceitful methods, and they want Fia to work inside his barn to ferret out the truth. But after witnessing the tragic and inexplicable suicide of a jockey, Fia discovers the rider's death is only the tip on an iceberg.

The extraordinary life of Sam Hell : a novel

April 19, 2018
Dugoni, Robert, author.
428 pages ; 22 cm
Born with ocular albinism, small-town eye doctor Sam Hill must finally face a past tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown, and the life he'd always known--a journey that makes him realize what truly matters.

The farm

April 19, 2018
Abad Faciolince, Héctor Joaquín, author.
New York, NY : Archipelago Books, 2018.
468 pages ; 19 cm

Raising the dad

April 19, 2018
Matthews, Tom, 1960- author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2018.
314 pages ; 22 cm
Navigating the challenges of a stale marriage, a hostile teen daughter, his brother's recent prison release, and his mother's progressive dementia, an overwhelmed family man stumbles on an incredible secret regarding his father's fate that changes his relationships in profound ways.


April 19, 2018
Scott, Kylie, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2018.
270 pages ; 21 cm.
"Bartender and all round bad boy, Eric Collins, has come to a crossroads. It's time to take life seriously and maybe even attempt to settle down. If only the person he was hoping to settle down with didn't turn out to be pregnant. Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she'd had. Since local bar owner and all round hottie, Eric, is now determined to steer clear of her pregnant self, it should be easy. When she goes into labor during a snowstorm and her car slides on some ice, however, it's Eric who comes to the rescue. There seems to be a bond between them now, but is it enough? And can Eric give up his manwhore ways to be the man Jean needs"-- Provided by publisher.

Adjustment day

April 19, 2018
Palahniuk, Chuck, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
316 pages ; 25 cm
As the politicians bring the nation to the brink of war, a mysterious book appears offering directives and carrying wisdom to prepare people for Adjustment Day.

Miss Wilton's waltz : proper romance

April 19, 2018
Kilpack, Josi S., author.
342 pages ; 22 cm
"Lenora Wilton has struggled with shyness and social anxiety her whole life, but when she moves to Bath to teach music at an all-girls' school, she unexpectedly falls in love with the uncle of one of her most troublesome students"--Provided by publisher.


April 19, 2018
DeLano, L. E., author.
New York : Swood Reads, 2018.
314 pages ; 21 cm
Sequel to: Traveler.
"This thrilling sequel to Traveler doles out adventure and heartbreak in equal measure as it takes readers through a kaleidoscope of intricately crafted worlds of wonder, discovery, and danger. You're still you no matter where you go. Jessa has learned the hard way that traveling to alternate dimensions isn't all delicious, glittering desserts and fancy parties: it also means accidentally running into people she thought she'd never see again. Still mourning a devastating loss, Jessa isn't really prepared for the arrival of a reckless version of someone she once loved who is now bent on revenge. Add an increasingly complicated relationship with her best friend Ben, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the threat of the multiverse collapsing, and Jessa's got a lot on her plate. She may be destined to help save an infinite multitude of worlds ... but in the end, all Jessa really wants to do is save her friends. In Dreamer, the young adult fantasy follow up to Traveler, author L.E. DeLano delivers a gripping, emotional story that will leave readers on the edge of their seat."--Amazon.

Trust me

April 19, 2018
Wand, Zosia, author.
London : Head of Zeus, 2017.
360 pages ; 24 cm
Lizzie is 27, and she has a great relationship with her 17-year-old stepson, Sam, even though they could pass for brother and sister. When Sam becomes sullen and withdrawn, Lizzie starts to suspect that something sinister is going on at school. She thinks an older woman is grooming him, trying to turn him against his family. But nobody believes her, and then suspicion falls on Lizzie herself.

The Greek's secret son

April 19, 2018
James, Julia (Romance fiction writer), author.
252 pages ; 17 cm.
"Tia is horrified when imposing Anatole Kyrgiakis sweeps back into her life demanding marriage. Six years ago he left her heartbroken--no matter how fiercely she craves him, she won't make the same mistake again! But Tia is bound to this powerful Greek by more than just passion... Does she dare confess to the biggest secret of all?" -- Page [4] cover.

The Greek's ultimate conquest

April 19, 2018
Lawrence, Kim, author.
251 pages ; 17 cm.
"Reeling from his best friend's death, Greek shipping magnate Nik Latsis found oblivion in the arms of a stunning stranger. Since then, her innocence has haunted his dreams. And now Nik knows only another taste will rid him of his burning desire. But Nik will need more than seductive charm if he's to entice feisty Chloe back into his bed..."--Back cover.

Dark territory

April 19, 2018
Hunter, Jerry, author.
Tal-y-bont : Y Lolfa, 2017.
360 pages ; 19 cm
Translated from the Welsh.

Twisted prey

April 18, 2018
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23- author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
387 pages ; 24 cm.
"Lucas Davenport had crossed paths with her before. A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the U.S. 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. He was right. A federal marshal now, with a very wide scope of investigation, he's heard rumors that Grant has found her seat on the Senate intelligence committee, and the contacts she's made from it, to be very ... useful. Pinning those rumors down was likely to be just as difficult as before, and considerably more dangerous. But they had unfinished business, he and Grant. One way or the other, he was going to see it through to the end"-- Provided by publisher.

A promise given : a Henrietta and Inspector Howard novel

April 18, 2018
Cox, Michelle (Historical fiction writer), author.
366 pages ; 22 cm
"This third book in the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series provides a delightful romp through the English countryside and back. Anxious to be married, Henrietta and Clive push forward with their wedding plans despite their family differences, made worse now by Oldrich Exley's attempts to control the Von Harmons. When the long-awaited wedding day arrives, there is more unfolding than just Clive and Henrietta's vows of love. Stanley and Elsie's relationship is sorely tested by the presence of the dashing Lieutenant Harrison Barnes-Smith and by Henrietta's friend Rose --a situation that grows increasingly dark and confused as time goes on. As Clive and Henrietta begin their honeymoon at Castle Linley, the Howards' ancestral estate in England, they encounter a whole new host of characters, including the eccentric Lord and Lady Linley and Clive's mysterious cousin, Wallace. When a man is murdered in the village on the night of a house party at the Castle, Wallace comes under suspicion and Clive and Henrietta are reluctantly drawn into the case, despite Clive's anxiety at involving his new bride and Henrietta's distracting news from home. Delicately attempting to work together for the first time, Clive and Henrietta set out to prove Wallace's innocence, uncovering as they do so some rather shocking truths that will shake the Linley name and estate forever."--Page [4] of cover.

Before Mars : a Planetfall novel

April 18, 2018
Newman, Emma, 1976- author.
New York : ACE, 2018.
340 pages ; 21 cm.
"Hugo Award winner Emma Newman returns to the captivating Planetfall universe with a dark tale of a woman stationed on Mars who starts to have doubts about everything around her. After months of travel, Anna Kubrin finally arrives on Mars for her new job as a geologist and de facto artist in residence--and already she feels she is losing the connection with her husband and baby at home on Earth. In her room on the base, Anna finds a mysterious note, painted in her own hand, warning her not to trust the colony psychiatrist. A note she can't remember painting. When she finds a footprint in a place that the colony AI claims has never been visited by humans, Anna begins to suspect that she is caught up in an elaborate corporate conspiracy. Or is she losing her grip on reality? Anna must find the truth, regardless of what horrors she might discover or what they might do to her mind"-- Provided by publisher.

Blackfish City

April 18, 2018
Miller, Sam J., author.
328 pages ; 24 cm
After the climate wars, a floating city is constructed in the Arctic Circle, a remarkable feat of mechanical and social engineering, complete with geothermal heating and sustainable energy. Now crime and corruption have set in, the contradictions of incredible wealth alongside poverty are spawning unrest, and a new disease called "the breaks" is ravaging the population. When a strange new visitor arrives--a woman riding an orca, with a polar bear at her side--the city is entranced. She very subtly brings together four people--each living on the periphery--to stage unprecedented acts of resistance. By banding together to save their city before it crumbles under the weight of its own decay, they will learn shocking truths about themselves.

The city of lost fortunes

April 18, 2018
Camp, Bryan, author.
367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"A John Joseph Adams book"--T.p.
"The fate of New Orleans rests in the hands of a wayward grifter in this novel of gods, games, and monsters ... The post-Katrina New Orleans of The City of Lost Fortunes is a place haunted by its history and by the hurricane's destruction, a place that is hoping to survive the rebuilding of its present long enough to ensure that it has a future. Street magician Jude Dubuisson is likewise burdened by his past and by the consequences of the storm, because he has a secret: the magical ability to find lost things, a gift passed down to him by the father he has never known--a father who just happens to be more than human ... Jude has been lying low since the storm, which caused so many things to be lost that it played havoc with his magic, and he is hiding from his own power, his divine former employer, and a debt owed to the Fortune god of New Orleans. But his six-year retirement ends abruptly when the Fortune god is murdered and Jude is drawn back into the world he tried so desperately to leave behind. A world full of magic, monsters, and miracles. A world where he must find out who is responsible for the Fortune god's death, uncover the plot that threatens the city's soul, and discover what his talent for lost things has always been trying to show him: what it means to be his father's son"-- Provided by publisher.

The first family

April 18, 2018
Palmer, Michael, 1942-2013, author.
342 pages : 25 cm
A doctor informs the President and First Lady that to make a diagnosis on their son Cam, they need to find other people with the same symptoms to conduct additional testing, but when two young people Dr. Lee has found, each with exceptional gifts, are murdered, Cam's condition suddenly takes on a terrifyingly new dimension. As Dr. Lee searches for answers, he will uncover unimaginable secrets and dark betrayals that breach the highest levels of security.

Head on

April 18, 2018
Scalzi, John, 1969- author.
335 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent's head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh and bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are "threeps," robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden's Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real and the crowds love it. Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field. Is it an accident or murder? FBI Agents and Haden-related crime investigators, Chris Shane and Leslie Vann, are called in to uncover the truth--and in doing so travel to the darker side of the fast-growing sport of Hilketa, where fortunes are made or lost, and where players and owners do whatever it takes to win, on and off the field.

If we had known

April 18, 2018
Juska, Elise, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2018.
314 pages ; 24 cm
English professor Maggie Daley and her college-student daughter struggle with guilt, fear, and the dangerous bonds of family in the aftermath of a mass shooting in their small New England town when it is revealed that the gunman had been one of Maggie's students.

In Prior's wood : a Max Tudor mystery

April 18, 2018
Malliet, G. M., 1951- author.
xv, 281 pages ; 22 cm.
When the lady of the local manor house is found dead among rumors of a suicide pact with her young lover, handsome vicar Max Tudor lends his MI5 expertise to the ensuing investigation, which is tied to the victim's far-from-bereaved husband.

The saint of wolves and butchers

April 18, 2018
Grecian, Alex, author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
388 pages ; 24 cm
Travis Roan and his dog Bear are hunters: they travel the world pursuing evildoers in order to bring them to justice. They have now come to Kansas on the trail of Rudolph Bormann, a Nazi doctor and concentration camp administrator who snuck into the US under the name Rudy Goodman in the 1950s and has at last been identified. Travis quickly learns that Goodman has powerful friends who will go to any length to protect the Nazi; what he doesn't know is that Goodman has furtively continued his diabolical work, amassing a congregation of followers who believe he possesses God-like powers. Caught between these men is Kansas State Trooper Skottie Foster, an African American woman and a good cop who must find a way to keep peace in her district--until she realizes the struggle between Roan and Bormann will put her and her family in grave peril.

Shot in the dark

April 18, 2018
Coyle, Cleo, author.
viii, 338 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes recipes.
"A smartphone dating game turns the Village Blend into a hookup hotspot--until a gunshot turns the landmark coffeehouse into a crime scene. As Village Blend manager Clare Cosi fixes a date for her wedding, her ex-husband is making dates through smartphone swipes. Clare has mixed feelings about these match-ups happening in her coffeehouse. Even her octogenarian employer is selecting suitors by screenshot! But business is booming, and Clare works hard to keep the espresso shots flowing. Then one night, another kind of shot leaves a dead body for her to find. The corpse is an entrepreneur who used dating apps with reckless abandon--breaking hearts along the way. The NYPD quickly arrests one of the heartbreaker's recent conquests. But the suspect's sister tearfully swears her sibling was framed. Clare not only finds reason to believe it, she fears the real killer will strike again. Now Clare is "swiping" through suspects in her own shop--with the help of her globetrotting ex-husband, a man who's spent his life hunting for coffee and women. Together they're determined to find justice before another shot rings out"-- Provided by publisher.

Warning light

April 18, 2018
Ricciardi, David, author.
New York : Berkley, 2018.
323 pages ; 24 cm
"Original edition published by the author"--Title page verso.
"No one knows what CIA desk jockey Zac Miller is capable of--including himself--when a routine surveillance job becomes a do-or-die mission in the Middle East"-- From the publisher.

Whispers of the dead

April 18, 2018
Kope, Spencer, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2018.
viii, 323 pages ; 24 cm.
"A series of bizarre murders--the victims nearly unidentifiable--forces FBI tracker "Steps" Craig to match wits with the most cold-blooded killer he's ever encountered. A pair of severed feet, stored in a portable a cooler, is found in the house of a Federal judge in El Paso. The victim is unknown. The reason the killer went to such trouble--breaking into the judge's house--and what message he intends to send are both mysteries. Magnus "Steps" Craig is part of the elite three-man Special Tracking Unit of the FBI. Called in on special cases where his skills are especially indispensable, Steps is renowned for his incredible ability to find and follow trails over any surface better than anyone else. But there's a secret to his success. Steps has a kind of synesthesia, an ability that allows him to see whatever a person has touched in a unique color--what Steps calls 'shine.' His ability is known to only a few people--his father, the director of the FBI, and his partner, Special Agent Jimmy Donovan. The Special Tracking Unit soon discovers another, earlier victim; again, only the feet were left behind in an icebox. In Spencer Kope's Whispers of the Dead--with few clues besides the body parts left behind--Steps and his team find themselves enmeshed in the most difficult case of their careers. And The Icebox Killer has only just begun"-- Provided by publisher.

By his own hand

April 18, 2018
Griffin, Neal, author.
335 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"The body of a young man has been found in the woods outside Newberg, dead from a close-range shotgun blast. The gun--his own--lies beside the body. Certain things don't add up for Detective Tia Suarez. Where did the fat envelope of cash in his pocket come from? Who called the police to report the body, then disappeared before the cops arrived? [And] what if it isn't suicide? What if this young mans death is covering up something that will shake the town to its foundations?"

Every other weekend : a novel

April 18, 2018
Summerfield, Zulema Renee, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
282 pages ; 24 cm
"The year is 1988, and sun-scorched Southern California is full of broken homes. Nenny is a simultaneously precocious and nervous eight-year-old, adjusting to a newly rearranged life after her parents split. Nenny and her mother and two brothers have just moved in with her new stepfather and his two kids. With her old life replaced by this unfamiliar configuration, Nenny's natural anxieties intensify, and both real and imagined dangers entwine: earthquakes and home invasions, ghosts of her stepfather's days in Vietnam, Gorbachev knocking down the door of her third-grade class and recruiting them all into the Red Army. Knock-kneed and a little stormy-eyed, she is far too small for the thoughts that haunt her--yet her fears are not entirely unfounded. With an irresistible voice, Zulema Renee Summerfield taps into the unease that was bubbling under the surface of life in America in the 1980s, bottles it, and serves it up in devastating, heartfelt, and even occasionally hilarious doses. Every Other Weekend beautifully and unsettlingly captures the terrible wisdom that children often possess, as well as the surprising ways in which families fracture and re-form."--Dust jacket.

Hiding lies

April 18, 2018
Cross, Julie, author.
Fort Collins, CO : Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing, LLC, 2018.
295 pages ; 21 cm.
"The Eleanor Ames series"--Cover.
"A Liz Pelletier collection book"--Back cover.
"Eleanor Ames has never been what she seems. Average high school student on the outside, but reformed con artist trying to break free of her past on the inside. When Eleanor receives startling news about someone from her previous criminal life, plans for a new operation coinciding with her school's upcoming field trip quickly consume her. But operations rarely go according to plan. And this is one her irresistible teen FBI agent boyfriend, Miles, would never approve of. Now, more than just Ellie's reputation is at stake. If she fails, it could be her life."--Back cover.

Love & war : an Alex & Eliza story

April 18, 2018
De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- author.
366 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Alex & Eliza: a love story.
"1781. Albany, New York. As the war for American independence rages on, Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler begin their new life as a married couple. Still, Alex is as determined as ever to prove his mettle and secure his legacy... even if that means leaving his beloved Eliza behind to join the front lines at the Battle of Yorktown. But when the war unexpectedly arrives on Eliza's doorstep, she must fight for a better future-- for their fledgling country and for her marriage. Yet even after the Revolution comes to its historic close, Alex and Eliza's happily-ever-after is threatened. Eliza struggles to build a home in the hustle and bustle of New York City just as Alex's burgeoning law practice brings him up against his greatest rival-- the ambitious young lawyer Aaron Burr. And with Alex's star on the rise, Eliza can't help but feel neglected by a husband who seems to have time for everyone but her. Torn apart by new trials and temptations, can Alex and Eliza's epic love survive life in the big city?"--Back cover.

Shadow call

April 18, 2018
Strickland, AdriAnne, 1984- author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2018]
422 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Shadow run.
"Qole is the youngest starship captain in living memory on her homeworld of Alaxak and has spent her life hunting a dangerous energy source called Shadow. Alaxans distrust and evade the galaxy's royalty as a rule, but Qole is now harboring the exiled Prince Nevarian Dracorte, along with some very conflicting feelings about it--and him. Nev's feelings are just as complicated, but not towards her. When it comes to Qole, he knows one thing: he'd do anything to stay with her. But when Alaxak is attacked and Nev finds himself framed for murder, he realizes the only way to help Qole and her people is to fight for the throne that should be his. To become the royal she might hate. As for Qole, she would never have imagined herself as the leader of a rebellion. Despite that, she soon realizes that hiding from her power is no longer an option. It's time to answer the call, even if it kills her."--Inside dust jacket.

Star struck

April 18, 2018
McLachlan, Jenny, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, [2018]
264 pages ; 22 cm.
Jealous of new student Hoshi, who "stole" her role in a play, Pearl soon befriends her and confides in her about her difficult family situation.

Suitors and sabotage

April 18, 2018
Anstey, Cindy, author.
New York : Swoon Reads, 2018.
330 pages ; 22 cm
In 1917 Kent, England, eighteen-year-old Imogene Chively's father has chosen Ernest Steeple as her future husband, but his younger brother, Benjamin, wins her heart while she is giving him drawing lessons, all while someone seeks to do them harm.

Wilder country

April 18, 2018
Smith, Mark, 1957- author.
Melbourne, Vic. : Text Publishing Company, 2017.
261 pages ; 24 cm
Sequel to: The road to winter.
Finn, Kas and Willow have survived the winter of storms. Severe winds and cold have kept the Wilders at bay. Now that spring has come, everything has changed. They're being hunted again, and they won't be safe while Ramage wants their blood.But Finn and Kas made a promise to Rose - to find her baby and bring her back. And finding Hope means finding Ramage...And Finn will face the toughest decision of his life.

The hellfire club

April 18, 2018
Tapper, Jake, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
342 pages ; 24 cm
After a mysterious fatal car accident kills his predecessor, Congressman Charlie Marder struggles to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, D.C., where he finds an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a conspiracy at the highest levels of the government.

The long silence

April 18, 2018
O'Donovan, Gerard, 1965- author.
227 pages ; 23 cm
February, 1922. Hollywood is young but already mired in scandal. When a leading movie director is murdered, Irish-American investigator Tom Collins is called in by studio boss Mack Sennett, whose troubled star, Mabel Normand, is rumoured to be involved. But Normand has gone missing. And, as Collins discovers, there's a growing list of suspects. His quest leads him through the brutal heart of Prohibition-era Los Angeles, from speakeasies and dope dens to the studios and salons of Hollywood's fabulously wealthy movie elite, and to a secret so explosive it must be kept silent at any cost ... Inspired by the unsolved real-life murder of movie director William Desmond Taylor, The Long Silence is the first in a richly evocative, instantly compelling series of new noir mysteries set in Hollywood's early days.

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April 18, 2018
Belsky, Richard, author.
Sarasota, Florida : Oceanview Publishing, [2018]
343 pages ; 23 cm
When eleven-year-old Lucy Devlin disappeared on her way to school more than a decade ago, it became one of the most famous missing child cases in history. The story turned reporter Clare Carlson into a media superstar overnight. Clare broke exclusive after exclusive. She had unprecedented access to the Devlin family as she wrote about the heartbreaking search for their young daughter. She later won a Pulitzer Prize for her extraordinary coverage of the case. Now Clare once again plunges back into this sensational story. With new evidence, new victims, and new suspects--too many suspects. Everyone from members of a motorcycle gang to a prominent politician running for a US Senate seat seem to have secrets they're hiding about what really might have happened to Lucy Devlin. But Clare has her own secrets. And, in order to untangle the truth about Lucy Devlin, she must finally confront her own torturous past.

Ainā : kathā saṅgraha

April 18, 2018
Jośī, Rāmalāla, author.
Kālikāsthāna, Kāṭhamāḍaum̐ : Book Hill, Kārtika 2073 [2016]
206 pages ; 20 cm
Short stories.
"Madana puraskāra 2072 vijetā."


April 18, 2018
Kulin, Ayşe, author.
© 2017
293 pages ; 20 cm
"There is only one desire for a young woman who is suffering from a mysterious accident resulting in memory loss and is therefore called "mystery": to reach her own reality ... Having been in a private clinic for a while after being hospitalized, the mystery has been used in this closed environment with a young woman who has experienced traumas she cannot even imagine, and Orhan, a doctor who is especially interested in her. Kördüğüm tells of a stunning "return" story of a young woman trapped in today's cruel wheels in a delicate environment of her life. Ayşe Kulin reveals the struggle for survival of a young woman who is like her very loved wings of broken birds, who is shaken by the turbulence of her country but also has responsibilities for her passions." -- Previous cataloger's summary.

U Ime Oca

April 18, 2018
Šodan, Ivica, 1979- author.
© 2014
256 pages ; 20 cm
Eunuh -- Zlatna Dijadema -- Pukovnici, žene, Ljubavnici -- Ljubav u sivilu sumraka -- Bogataš poderanog prezimena -- Irmina injekcija -- Kepeci i iluzionist.
"Writing about the time in which he lives, 'In the name of the father' is the third part of the author's series "psychedelic-halucionogenic observation of another person's reality" which continues to question "the relationship of the mythical and unreal to the real," which occurs through the "distorted image" that ultimately reflect reality.... a novelty in domestic fiction, the author's love of psychedelic rock... musical genre from the 1960s through whose vision - "utopian attitude drift positively, caused by hallucinogens" and "psychedelic music that brought illusive feeling of love, peace and harmony "- he observes the environment, space and time in which he lives, with an emphasis on bizarre... psychological and social dimensions.... full of symbols... Seven stories in the book treat topics of family, war, interpersonal relationships or signs that emphasize bizarre and surreal and occasionally extremely allegorical, with the idea of charting the reality of it as it really is - sometimes incomprehensible, bordered by fighting with the authorities and external forces that affect the lives of people with often fatal consequences - and because of the common denominator can be read as the author says, "an unusual chapter of the novel." -- cataloger's tanslation and summary of cover.

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