• Cartier Cartel: Part 4, Head Games

    Cartier Cartel: Part 4, Head Games

    Santiago, Nisa

    "Cartier is back from South Beach and anxious to begin the next chapter of her life with Head. She soon awakens from her love fantasy, however, and realizes that her dark knight isn't all he seems. With her love life on the rocks yet again, Cartier has a nightmare case of du00e9ju00e0 vu that she must snap out of. Vowing to harden her heart for good this time, she redirects her energy to forming a new Cartier Cartel"--Back cover.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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  • Tall Oaks

    Tall Oaks

    Whitaker, Chris

    Nothing is as it seems in Tall Oaks, a small California town where everyone knows each other and violent crime is unheard of. The community's idyllic facade is shattered when a kidnapper in a clown costume snatches three-year-old Harry Monroe from his own home. Despite sensational media coverage and dogged police investigations, the abduction remains a mystery. Three months later, Harry is still missing and most people have moved on, except for Jessica, Harry's distraught mother, and Jim, the local sheriff. Anyone in Tall Oaks could be a suspect: Jerry, the loner with a secret that only his mother knows; Jared, the roving lothario; teenage Manny, an aspiring gangster; and even Jessica's Aunt Henrietta and Uncle Roger, who are clearly hiding something.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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  • Lie in the Dark

    Lie in the Dark

    Fesperman, Dan

    Inspector Vlado Petric of the Sarajevo police investigates the murder of a police chief and discovers a racket in the smuggling of art treasures. Lots of authentic detail on wartime Sarajevo, the author having served as a war correspondent. A debut in fiction.

    Format: Book - 2012

    Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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  • The Execution of Justice

    The Execution of Justice

    Dürrenmatt, Friedrich

    "A respected professor is dead - shot in a crowded Zurich restaurant, in front of dozens of witnesses. The murderer calmly turned himself in to the police. So why has he now hired a lawyer to clear his name? And why has he chosen the drink-soaked, disreputable Spu00e4t to defend him? As he investigates, Spu00e4t finds himself obsessed, drawn ever deeper into a case of baffling complexity until he reaches a deadly conclusion: justice can be restored only by a crime."--Publisher's description.

    Format: Book - 2017

    Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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  • Relic

    Relic

    Preston, Douglas J.

    Investigating a series of savage murders that disrupt a massive new exhibition at the New York Museum of Natural History, graduate student Margo Green finds a clue in a failed Amazonian expedition.

    Format: Book - 1996

    Holds: 4 on 6 copies

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  • The Murmur of Bees

    The Murmur of Bees

    Segovia, Sofía

    "From the day that old Nana Reja found a baby abandoned under a bridge, the life of a small Mexican town forever changed. Disfigured and covered in a blanket of bees, little Simonopio is for some locals the stuff of superstition, a child kissed by the devil. But he is welcomed by landowners Francisco and Beatriz Morales, who adopt him and care for him as if he were their own. As he grows up, Simonopio becomes a cause for wonder to the Morales family, because when the uncannily gifted child closes his eyes, he can see what no one else can -- visions of all that's yet to come, both beautiful and dangerous. Followed by his protective swarm of bees and living to deliver his adoptive family from threats -- both human and those of nature -- Simonopio's purpose in Linares will in time, be divined." -- from book jacket

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 6 on 5 copies

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  • Frail Sister

    Frail Sister

    Green, Karen L.

    Artist and writer Karen Green's second book originated in a search for a woman who had vanished: her Aunt Constance whom Green knew only from a few family photos and keepsakes. In her absence, Green has constructed an elliptical arrangement of artifacts from an untold life. In this rescued history, Green imagines for her aunt a childhood in which she is bold, reckless, perspicacious, mischievous; an adolescence ripe with desire and scarred by violation and loss; and an adulthood in which she strives to sing above the incessant din of violence. Constance is one half of a sister duo put to work performing as musical prodigies in the dirt-poor town of Oil City, Pennsylvania. during the Great Depression. She escapes as a teenager to the USO and tours a ravaged Italy during World War II. Soon after she returns to an unsparing life in New York City, she disappears. Green traces her dissolution in a deftly composed trove of letters Constance writes to her beloved sister and those she receives from dozens of men smitten by her stage persona, along with her drawings, collages and altered photographs. Though told mostly from Constance's point of view, Frail sister is also haunted by the voices of the transient, the absent and the dead. The letters (a few real, many invented) expose not only the quotidian reality of war but also the ubiquitous brutality it throws into relief. Nimble, darkly funny and poignant, 'Frail sister' is possessed by the disappeared, giving voice to the voiceless, bringing into a focus a life disintegrating at every edge.

    Format: Book - 2018

    Holds: 9 on 4 copies

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  • I Am Watching

    I Am Watching

    Kavanagh, Emma

    A professor of criminal psychology returns to her hometown to interview the serial killer whose crimes left an indelible mark on her childhood.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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  • That Which Grows Wild: 16 Tales of Dark Fiction

    That Which Grows Wild: 16 Tales of Dark Fiction

    Guignard, Eric J.

    Equal parts of whimsy and weird, horror and heartbreak, That Which Grows Wild, by award-winning author Eric J. Guignard, collects sixteen short stories that traverses the darker side of the fantastic.In "The House of the Rising Sun, Forever," a tragic voice gives warning against the cycle of opium addiction from which, even after death, there is no escape.In "Dreams of a Little Suicide," a down-on-his-luck dwarven man unexpectedly finds his dreams and love in Hollywood as a munchkin for filming of The Wizard of Oz, but soon those rainbow dreams begin to darken.In "A Journey of Great Waves," a Japanese girl encounters, years later, the ocean-borne debris of her tsunami-ravaged homeland, and the ghosts that come with it....and thirteen unforgettable others.Explore within, and discover a wild range upon which grows the dark, the strange, and the profound! (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2018

    Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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  • Alif the Unseen

    Alif the Unseen

    Wilson, G. Willow

    In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields his clients, dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups, from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. He goes by Alif, the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, and a convenient handle to hide behind. (4/19/2019 4:50:52 AM)

    Format: Book - 2013

    Holds: 21 on 8 copies

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