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December 13, 2017

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New Fiction Books for Adults

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Fiction books for adults.

 

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Crazy Rhythm: A Gunnar Nilson Mystery

Crazy Rhythm: A Gunnar Nilson Mystery
Emory, T. W.

"In the summer of 1950, private eye Gunnar Nilson reluctantly agrees to accompany Rune Granholm on an errand to collect gambling winnings. When Gunnar arrives at Rune's Wallingford apartment, he finds the man dead, shot with his own gun. No one much cared for the caddish ne'er-do-well, but Gunnar feels he owes it to Rune's brother, a good friend and casualty of World War II, to find the killer. When a paying client arrives, Gunnar puts this investigation aside. Attorney Ethan Calmer wants him to investigate a series of phone calls menacing his fiancee, Mercedes Atwood. Mercedes lives in Broadmoor, a tony neighborhood occupied by Seattle's moneyed class, many of whom are descended from lumber barons. A poor little rich girl, Mercedes is beautiful but strangely passionless. Then, like the hula-girl lamp in the apartment of the late and unlamented Rune, Mercedes shows him her moves. Gunnar soon wonders if the two cases might be connected in sone way, but how, exactly.?"-- back cover


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Holds: 0 on 12 copies

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King Zeno

King Zeno
Rich, Nathaniel, 1980-

New Orleans, 1918. The birth of jazz, the Spanish flu, an ax murderer on the loose.


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Holds: 0 on 12 copies

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Stray City: A Novel

Stray City: A Novel
Johnson, Chelsey, 1975-

"A hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age and modern family drama, set in the queer underground of late 90s Portland, that explores the complications of belonging--to a city, a culture, and a family--and what happens when those forms can't quite contain who you really are"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 10 copies

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The Dogs of War

The Dogs of War
Forsyth, Frederick, 1938-

A mountain containing ten billion dollars worth of platinum lies in a small republic in a remote corner of Africa. How to get the platinum? Hire a band of mercenaries to invade and overthrow the government. In other words, release the dogs of war.


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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Peach

Peach
Glass, Emma

Something has happened to Peach. Staggering around the town streets in the aftermath of an assault, Peach feels a trickle of blood down her legs, a lingering smell of her anonymous attacker on her skin. It hurts to walk, but she manages to make her way to her home, where she stumbles into another oddly nightmarish reality: Her parents can't seem to comprehend that anything has happened to their daughter.


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Holds: 0 on 12 copies

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In A Cottage in A Wood

In A Cottage in A Wood
Green, Cass

A strange encounter. Neve comes across a troubled woman called Isabelle on Waterloo Bridge late one night. Isabelle forces a parcel into Neve's hands and jumps to her death in the icy Thames below. An unexpected gift. Two weeks later, as Neve's wreck of a life in London collapses, an unexpected lifeline falls into her lap - a charming cottage in Cornwall left to her by Isabelle, the woman on the bridge. The solution to all her problems. A twisted secret. When Neve arrives, alone in the dark woods late one night, she finds a sinister-looking bungalow with bars across its windows. Her dream home quickly becomes her worst nightmare - a house hiding a twisted secret that will change her life forever...


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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In Black and White: A Novel

In Black and White: A Novel
Tanizaki, Jun'ichirō, 1886-1965

"Black and White is a full translation of Tanizaki Jun'ichirō's 1928 novel, Kokubyaku, with an introduction that identifies the special conditions that might have made it a "lost" novel. This novel offers a window into Tanizaki's life and work at a critical transition point in his career. The introduction focuses on the moment Tanizaki astounded the literary world in 1928 by writing three novels in the same year, after several years of relative silence following the 1923 Great Kantō Earthquake. Two of the three (Some Prefer Nettles and Quicksand) immediately became famous; this third disappeared from view. The novel tells the story of a writer who in essence kills another writer with his writing. In it, an obsessive paranoid fantasy turns out to invade "real life," and it ends with a man confessing to a murder he did not commit. Over the course of the story, he (the character? the author?) invents a character he calls the "Shadow Man," who is out to entrap the writer (the protagonist? the author?) and destroy him. The tone of the story is comic rather than tragic, sardonic rather than dramatic. There is a peculiar ambiguity between author and character that distinguishes the story from the usual "I-novel" genre of the day; the novel is autobiographical in an unusual way, although Tanizaki was never considered an autobiographical writer. The central questions the introduction addresses are: What is autobiographical in the novel; who was killed and why; and how did that elimination help make Tanizaki a great writer?"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Starfire: Shadow Sun Seven

Starfire: Shadow Sun Seven
Ellsworth, Spencer

"Jaqi, Araskar and Z are on the run from everyone - the Resistance, the remnants of the Empire, the cyborg Suits, and right now from the Matakas - and the Matakas are the most pressing concern because the insectoid aliens have the drop on them. The Resistance has a big reward out for Araskar and the human children he and Jaqi are protecting. But Araskar has something to offer the mercenary aliens. He knows how to get to a huge supply of pure oxygen cells, something in short supply in the formerly human Empire, and that might be enough to buy their freedom. Araskar knows where it is, and Jaqi can take them there. With the Matakas as troops, they break into Shadow Sun Seven, on the edge of the Dark Zone."--Page [4] of cover.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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The Rancher's Christmas Song: The Cowboy's Christmas Miracle

The Rancher's Christmas Song: The Cowboy's Christmas Miracle
Thayne, RaeAnne


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Holds: 4 on 5 copies

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Under the Pendulum Sun: A Novel of the Fae

Under the Pendulum Sun: A Novel of the Fae
Ng, Jeannette

Catherine Helstone's brother, Laon, has disappeared in Arcadia, legendary land of the magical fae. Desperate for news of him, she makes the perilous journey, but once there, she finds herself alone and isolated in the sinister house of Gethsemane. At last there comes news: her beloved brother is riding to be reunited with her soon - but the Queen of the Fae and her insane court are hard on his heels. - from Goodreads.com


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Holds: 2 on 6 copies

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