Wednesday, August 23, 2006

September 2006

Albert, Susan Wittig. The tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood. Berkley
Prime Crime, c2006.
Beatrix Potter returns from a trip to
find her attic overrun with rats. It seems resident rat,
Rosabelle, had offered her family a place to stay and now
they won't leave. To get rid of the rats, Beatrix invites
some cats over, offending Felicia Frummety, resident cat. In
addition to those problems, three of Beatrix's favorite
village children are in trouble. Beatrix must work with her
friends, human and animal, to set things right.

Ali, Monica, 1967-. Alentejo blue : fiction. New York :
Scribner, c2006.
The village of Mamarrosa is different
things to different people. Its story is told through the
lives of those who live there and those who are passing
through, from children and old men, to expatriates of all
ages, tourists, and locals. One old man reflects on his life
and the anticipated return of the village's prodigal son.
When the man does finally appear, everyone's jealousies,
passions, and disappointments collide.

Ansay, A. Manette. Blue water. 1st ed. New York : William
Morrow, c2006.
Meg and Rex Van Dorn's lives are forever
changed after a drunk driver slams into their car, killing
their six-year-old son, and when the driver, a woman who
used to be Meg's best friend, is let off with just a small
fine, Meg and Rex escape their heartache and rent a boat to
sail around the world in search of solace.

Baantjer, A.C. DeKok and variations on murder : number 21 in the
Inspector DeKok series. Denver, CO : London : Speck Press,
Turnaround [distributor], c2006.
As has been her habit
since her husband's death, Marlies van Haesbergen does
nightly rounds in the large office building where she
resides. Her husband had been the building superintendent,
and an apartment on the top floor came with the job. During
one of her nightly tours, Mrs. van Haesbergen finds Paul
Vreeden, managing director of a multi-national dredging
company, in the boardroom, dead. She turns to Inspector
DeKok, for help when the body disappears before the police

Bailey, Tom, 1961-. The grace that keeps this world : a novel.
1st ed. New York : Shaye Areheart Books, c2005
. Gary and
Susan Hazen have tried to bring up their sons with the same
values and ambitions they hold dear; however, but both young
men have secrets that threaten to strain the family fabric.

Ball, Margaret, 1947-. Duchess of Aquitaine : a novel of
Eleanor. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006.

Eleanor, beautiful daughter of the Duke of Aquitaine,
becomes heir to the richest province in France in 1137, when
she's just 15. This also makes her an irresistible prize for
the first baron who rides in to kidnap her and seize her
lands. Eleanor hatches a scheme to marry King Louis himself,
but can't hold up her end of the bargain afterward and
strikes her own path out of a loveless marriage to an even
greater alliance with Henry II of England.

Barr, Nancy Verde. Last bite : a novel. 1st ed. Chapel Hill,
N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2006.
Costello, chef for a network morning news show swears off
men after a bad relationship, until Danny O'Shea, a handsome
Irish chef from New York, shows up to make a guest
appearance on her television show.

Bartlett, Anne. Knitting. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
widows find themselves bonding over their joint knitting
projects and help each other overcome their grief and move
on with their lives.

Bear, Elizabeth. Blood and iron. New York : ROC, c2005.

Ancient grudges and ruthless schemes are simply business as
usual to the Faerie court in Bear's complex and involving
contemporary fantasy. Seeker, formerly Elaine Andraste, is a
changeling bound to the Mebd, the queen of the Daoine Sidhe,
to find other changelings and bring them to the Faerie
court. There, like legendary Tam Lin, and Seeker's own son,
Ian, they entertain the queen until she tires of them. Now
the queen needs Seeker to find and win the heart of the new
Merlin, latest incarnation of a being who, in the hands of
the Prometheans, could be used to destroy the Fae. Pragmatic
college professor Carel Bierce, the first female Merlin, is
not easily swayed by Fae or Promethean advances.
Long-forgotten rivalries and unsuspected blood ties arise to
tug at Seeker's loyalties, even as the queen promises to
free Ian when she succeeds. Publisher's Weekly.

Block, Lawrence. Hit parade. New York : W. Morrow, c2006.
Keller is a pro at what he does. He's a hit man's hit man.
But, he's also prone to doubts and loneliness, like everyone
else. In this third novel featuring Keller, readers learn
more about the assassin that they love to cheer for, even
when he's killing a complete stranger in cold blood.

Block, Francesca Lia. Ruby : a novel. 1st ed. New York :
HarperCollins Publishers, c2006.
Ruby, a Midwestern girl
named for the jewel that is believed to ward off evil
spirits, has a special gift, a sixth sense that makes her at
one with nature and gives her the ability to know her own
destiny. After growing up in an abusive family, Ruby escapes
to Los Angeles and learns of her soulmate, Orion Woolf, a
British actor. She travels to England, where she works at a
potions and herbs shop, and through a series of coincidental
circumstances, ends up nursing Orion back to health without
confessing that she has been on a quest to find him all
along. But just when she thinks her dream is becoming a
reality, Ruby is stopped in her tracks by the violent demons
of her past. Only by facing the darkness together can she
and Orion finally fulfill their destiny.--From publisher

Boyle, T. Coraghessan. Talk talk : a novel. New York : Viking,
Deaf Dana Halter is falsley arrested for assault with
a deadly weapon, auto theft, and passing bad checks, while
William Wilson has been living a blameless life of criminal
excess at her expense. Dana and her boyfriend Bridger set
out to track him down.

Brewer, Sonny. The poet of Tolstoy Park : a novel. 1st ed. New
York : Ballantine, 2005.
A fictionalized account of the
life of Henry Stuart that recounts Henry's reaction to the
news he has less than a year to live, and his desire to
create a utopian society in Alabama.

Buchan, Elizabeth. Wives behaving badly. New York : Viking,
What happens when the mistress becomes the wife?
Minty Lloyd is now the second wife to her husband,
Nathan--but she is shunned by his friends, despised by his
grown children, and haunted by her very much alive, and
quite reborn, predecessor Rose. Yet after a shocking phone
call, Minty finds herself united with an unexpected
ally--the woman she once betrayed.--From publisher

Burke, James Lee, 1936-. Pegasus descending : a Dave Robicheaux novel. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006.
Just when Dave
Robicheaux thinks stability has come to his life, memories
emerge to send the recovering alcoholic into a tailspin. It
all begins with the appearance of a young woman named Trish
Klein, who could be the daughter of one of Robicheaux's old
crime partners. The suicide of another young woman named
Yvonne Darbonne doesn't help his mood, either. Soon, Dave
finds himself caught up in a web of connections linking the
suicide to a Mafia thug and back into his own haunted past.

Cash, Dixie,. My heart may be broken, but my hair still looks
great. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2005.
Worth socialite Paige McBride, forced to get a job when her
wealthy father decides she needs to learn the value of a
dollar, finds work on a horse farm in Salt Lick, Texas,
where she becomes involved with the town's most famous
residents, the Domestic Equalizers, a team of hairstylist
detectives on the lookout for a horse thief, and falls in
love with the new local veterinarian.

Clark, Mary Jane Behrends. Lights out tonight. 1st ed. New
York : St. Martin's Press, 2006.
K-E-Y News film and
theater critic Caroline Enright is used to irate phone calls
and the occasional threat from disgruntled movie producers
and agents after her reviews, but she's totally unprepared
when her trip to a summer theater festival is interrupted by
murder. Ferreting out a killer takes on a special urgency
because her stepdaughter, who has a small part in a new play
there, could be a ruthless killer's next victim.

Clarke, Will. The worthy : a ghost's story. New York : Simon &
Schuster, c2006.
Conrad, a newly deceased
nineteen-year-old, sets out to prove that his fraternity
brother has a dark side, despite the fact that he had no
earthly body and no way to prove his suspicions.

Clement, Alison, 1953-. Twenty questions : a novel. New York :
Atria Books, c2006.
It seemed to June that she had the
perfect marriage until the day Ronald Pruett was arrested
for the murder of Vernay Hanks. Through her job at an
elementary school, June knew both the victim's child and
Pruett. Moreover, on the day of the murder, she had almost
taken a ride from Pruett herself. This connection with the
murder becomes an obsession for June and leads her into a
deceitful and increasingly complicated involvement with the
dead woman's brother and her child. Pretending to have been
a friend of the victim, June inserts herself into their
lives and through this discovers disturbing things about her
marriage and herself.

Coelho, Paulo. The Devil and Miss Prym : a novel of temptation.
1st U.S. ed. New York : $b $c : HarperCollins Publishers,
A stranger arrives in the remote village of Viscos
with a backpack containing a notebook and 11 gold bars,
setting in motion an extraordinary struggle between good and
evil. As the stranger searches for the answer to whether
humans, in essence, are good or evil, the village becomes an
accomplice to his plot, which will mark their lives forever.

Craig, Philip R., 1933-. Dead in Vineyard sand : a Martha's
Vineyard mystery. New York : Scribner, c2006.
A clash
between golfers and cyclists stirs up tension on idyllic
Martha's Vineyard. Ex-cop J.W. Jackson is buying a pound of
shrimp when he's verbally and physically attacked by Yale
professor Henry Highsmith, who takes exception to J.W.'s
parking his SUV too close to Highsmith's bike. When the
professor's wife, Abigail, is run off the road by an old
SUV, rumor suggests J.W. is to blame. A round of golf with
some friends reveals Highsmith's body buried in a sand trap.
When someone takes a shot at Abigail, J.W. starts sleuthing
to clear his name.

DePoy, Phillip. A minister's ghost. 1st ed. New York : St.
Martin's Minotaur, 2006.
Professor and noted folklorist
Fever Devilin abandons academia to return to his small
hometown of Blue Mountain, Georgia, where he takes up with
old friends and a former flame, and becomes involved in the
investigation of the deaths of two teens who were killed
while sitting in their vehicle at a train crossing.

Effinger, George Alec. A fire in the sun. New York : Tom
Doherty Associates, 2006, c1989.
Marid Audran has become
everything he once despised. Not so long ago, he was a
hustler in the Budayeen, an Arabian ghetto in a Balkanized
future Earth. Back then, as often as not, he didn't have the
money to buy himself a drink. But he had his independence.
Now Marid works for Friedlander Bey, "godfather" of the
Budayeen, a man whose power stretches across a shattered,
crumbling world. During the day, Marid is a policeman...and
Bey's personal envoy to the police. His new position has
brought him money and power which he would abandon in a
moment if he could return to a life of neither owning nor
being owned. Which, unfortunately, isn't one of his options.
It's also not an issue. For something dark is afoot.
Something that is sending the city into chaos. Helping a
child-mutilator to avoid arrest. Sending a killer to murder
Marid's partner. Murdering prostitutes and savaging their
remains. Signs point to the hand of Abu Adil--the one man in
the city whose power rivals Friedlander Bey's. Whatever
happens next, it's not going to be good news for Marid

Feist, Raymond E. Honored enemy. New York : Eos, 2006.
In the
first volume of the 'Legends of the Riftwar' series, sworn
enemies band together in the frozen Northlands of Midkemia
to survive the perilous climate and an enemy. Since both
sides carry painful scars from past wars, will they be able
to put their distrust aside?.

Gellis, Roberta. Chains of folly : a Madgdalene la Bâtarde
mystery. 1st ed. Waterville, Me. : Five Star, 2006.
the body of a murdered woman winds up in the bishop of
Winchester's bedchamber, the bishop and his knight, Sir
Bellamy of Itchen, realize that someone is out to tarnish
the bishop's reputation and perhaps threaten his life.

Giffin, Emily. Baby proof. New York : St. Martin's Press,
Claudia and Ben were the 'perfect' couple. Ever
since their first date when they both admitted they had no
desire for children, their courtship and marriage seemed
destined. Now that they're married Ben had changed his mind.
He did want children, after all. Can the 'perfect' couple
survive this unexpected twist in their relationship? Which
is more important: children or love?.

Goldstein, Judy. 24 karat kids. New York : St. Martin's Press,
One might say the trappings of power and privilege
changed Shelley Green's life and not necessarily for the
better! Hired by a trendy medical practice in Manhattan,
she's soon wearing Fendi and weekending in the Hamptons,
which baffles her school teacher fiance. Then Shelley drifts
into a secret relationship with a blue-blood hunk that
eventually starts to open her eyes about the bleakness under
the fashionable life she's been living and sets her back on
the right path.

Goudge, Eileen. Immediate family. New York : Pocket Books,
Fifteen years after graduation, best friends Jay,
Franny, Emerson, and Stevie meet at their college reunion.
Life has taken each of them in different directions -- Jay
is a married man with a baby on the way while Franny yearns
for a child as she searches for love in all the wrong
places. Divorced single mom Emerson is drawn to a man who
challenges everything she's come to believe about finding a
once-in-a-lifetime love. And Stevie's life has recently been
rocked by a shocking revelation -- the answer to a family
secret that will shatter everything she believes about

Gunning, Sally. The widow's war. 1st ed. New York : Morrow,
Lyddie, the wife of successful whaler Edward Berry,
finds her life turned upside down after her husband is lost
at sea, forcing her to rebuild her identity and adapt to
life as a widow, while struggling to keep her property out
of the hands of her closest male relative.

Hanauer, Cathi. Sweet ruin : a novel. 1st Atria Books hardcover
ed. New York : Atria Books, 2006.
Elayna Leopold lives in suburban New Jersey. Working from
home so that she can raise her six-year-old daughter, Hazel,
while her husband, Paul, puts in long hours as a corporate
lawyer. Two years ago her infant son died, sending her into
a deep depression from which she is just emerging. Awakening
now to the idea that she can want more than simply to get
through the day, Elayna finds herself suddenly --
thrillingly -- craving life's passions again. When she meets
Kevin, a young artist with whom she begins to spend more and
more time during Paul's absences, Elayna discovers a version
of herself she thought was gone forever. As she uncovers
yearnings that could destroy everything she cherishes, a
threat to Hazel emerges from an unlikely source, making
Elayna's choices and decisions that much more critical.

Harrigan, Stephen, 1948-. Challenger Park. 1st ed. New York :
Knopf, 2006.
Astronaut Lucy Kincheloe's dream of flying in
space finally come true, but as she prepares for her
mission, her personal life comes crashing down around her as
her husband, a fellow astronaut, is threatened by her
success, her son's health deteriorates, and her relationship
with her team leader becomes dangerously intimate.

Hecht, Daniel. Bones of the Barbary Coast : a Cree Black novel.
1st U.S. ed. New York : Bloomsbury Pub., 2006.
Marchetti, a friend and a San Francisco homicide inspector,
has asked Cree Black to help investigate a human skeleton
recently unearthed in the foundation of a Victorian home.
When the bones are sent to UC Berkeley for analysis, the
forensic anthropology team is intrigued. They call the
skeleton 'Wolfman.' Cree decides to find out who the Wolfman
was, what caused his obvious anatomical deformities, and how
he ended up where he did.

Hewson, David. The sacred cut. Delacorte Press hardcover ed.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2006, c2005.
Detective Nic
Costa investigates the murder of an American woman found
near the Pantheon in Rome and teams up with Agent Emily
Deacon, who has her own personal connection to the killer.

Holland, Thomas D. One drop of blood. New York : Simon &
Schuster, c2006.
Robert Dean "Kel" McKelvey, director of
the Department of the Army's Central Identification
Laboratory, joins disgraced FBI agent Michael Levine in an
unpopular investigation of the involvement of a Vietnam War
hero from Arkansas in a forty-year-old racial killing.

Hooper, Kay. Sleeping with fear. New York : Bantam Books,
Agent Riley Crane of the FBI's Special Crimes Unit
is used to dealing with bizarre situations and violent
death, but when she wakes up alone, head pounding, and
covered with human blood, she know's she's entered a new
kind of nightmare. Just as frightening as is is that she has
no memory of the past two weeks, she's right in the middle
of an undercover operation where friend and foe look alike,
and there's thought that she could possibly be a murderer!.

Hyde, Catherine Ryan. Love in the present tense. New York :
Doubleday/Flying Dolphin Press, c2006.
Pearl, only thirteen
when she gives birth to her son, Leonard, and on the run for
accidently killing his father, begins leaving the child with
her neighbor Mitch while she is at work, and Mitch and
Leonard are left to figure out how to approach the future
when Pearl fails to return home from work one day.

Hyde, Elisabeth. The abortionist's daughter. 1st ed. New York
: Knopf, 2006.
On a chilly December evening, Colorado
abortion clinic founder Dr. Diana Duprey is found dead
beside her home pool. Who killed her? The clues are few but
the suspects are legion-Diana's high-profile career had
inflamed feelings on both sides of the Roe v. Wade aisle.
Among the suspects are the minister whose pro-life group
regularly picketed her clinic; the woman who left hate
messages on her voice mail; her daughter, with whom she'd
argued that morning; and her husband, whose litany of
resentment and rejection grew daily. The police have a tough
time sifting through the sensational publicity and intricate
interrelationships of these small-town, high-powered people
to answer this fundamental question. Library Journal.

James, Bill, 1929-. Wolves of memory. W.W. Norton, c2006.
large, carefully plotted "cash-in-transit" raid goes
hopelessly awry when armed policemen intervene to seize the
perpetrators. Relatives and friends of the incarcerated are
convinced that information (the date, the time) was leaked
by the only man to escape before his arrest. Deputy
Constable Colin Harpur and Assistant Constable Desmond Iles
are delegated the job of hiding and protecting the informant
and his family.

F JAMES Favorite
James, Peter, 1948-. Dead simple. 1st Caroll & Graf ed. New
York : [S.l.] : Carroll & Graf Publishers ; Distributed by
Publishers Group West, 2005, c2004.
Michael Harrison is
enclosed in a coffin by a group of friends during his
bachelor party, but when his friends are killed in a car
accident before setting him free, Michael is left buried
alive while his fiance scrambles to find him before it is
too late.

Jance, Judith A. Dead wrong. 1st ed. New York : William
Morrow, c2006.
Juggling a career and a family is becoming a
challenge for Sheriff Joanna Brady. In addition to coping
with the impending birth of her second child, she's also
dealing with a staff shortage and two serious crimes. First,
the body of an unidentified man is found in the desert with
all his fingers severed. Then, one of her officers is
brutally attacked and left for dead while on an unauthorized
stakeout. Strapping on a bulletproof vest, Joanna risks
everything to see justice done for all parties.

John, Marie-Elena. Unburnable. 1st ed. New York : Amistad,
Lillian Baptiste had left Dominica when she was 15
after discovering she was the daughter of a half-crazy woman
whose life was told of in 'chante mas' songs sung during
Carnival. Songs that told of a village on a mountaintop,
bones and bodies, flying masquerades, and a man who dropped
dead. Now, after 20 years, Lillian was back to face the
demons of her past, and with the help of Teddy, the man she
loved, she would hopefully find a way to heal.

Kalfus, Ken. A disorder peculiar to the country : a novel. 1st
ed. New York : Ecco, c2006.
Amidst the fear of terrorism,
anthrax, the stock market collapse, and war, Marshall and
Joyce Harriman are caught up in their own drama as they
conduct a scorched-earth divorce campaign against each
other. Marshall works in the World Trade Center. Joyce has
booked a doomed flight out of Newark. On 9/11, each thinks
the other is dead and is visited by an intense, secret,
satanically guilty satisfaction. Both manage to survive, but
will it change anything between them?.

Kaplan, Janice. The men I didn't marry : a novel. 1st ed. New
York : Ballantine Books, 2006.
Hallie Lawrence Pierpont is
proof that love the second time around is never dull. When
her husband dumps her, she decides the path to love just
might be behind her and has a major pity party. Then she
decides to rejoin the dating world by looking up some old
loves. First up is Eric, the financial whiz she adored in
college. It's a journey into the past that will lead to her

Keck, David. In the eye of heaven. 1st ed. New York, NY : Tor,
After Durand is displaced by the return of a knight's
son who was thought to be dead, he becomes involved with
some unsavory characters that draw him into murder and
subterfuge. Hoping to turn his life around, he enters
tournaments anonymously as 'The Red Knight,' where he
demonstrates his heroism and prowess. With conspiracies
afoot that bind the kingdom, it could fall to Durand to save
the world of Man.

Kerley, Jack. A garden of vipers : a novel. New York : Dutton,
Mobile, Alabama, homicide detectives Carson Ryder and
Harry Nautilus find themselves at odds with the powerful and
wealthy Kincannons when their investigation of a string of
murders leads back to the family of philanthropists.

Kessler, Brad. Birds in fall : a novel. New York : Scribner,
When a plane crashes off the coast of a remote
island in Nova Scotia, a diverse group of characters are
thrown together as mourning family members gather at an inn
near the crash site awaiting news of their loved ones.

King, Kevin. All the stars came out that night : a novel. New
York : Dutton, c2005.
A fictionalized account of the 1934
baseball game between an all-white, non-Jewish team and the
African-American all-stars.

King, Laurie R. The art of detection. New York : Bantam Books,
San Francisco cop Kate Martinelli encounters her most
peculiar case yet while investigating a crime that seems to
be straight out of a Sherlock Holmes murder mystery.

Kittle, Katrina. The kindness of strangers. 1st ed. New York :
William Morrow, c2005.
Young widow and mother of two Sarah
Laden becomes the foster mother to Jordon, a neighborhood
boy after a tragedy leaves him an orphan.

Lackey, Mercedes. When darkness falls. 1st ed. New York : Tor,
As the Demon War reaches its climax, humans fear Wild
Magic, Elves, and all magical beings. But in order to
survive, save the High Magic, and the Golden City of the
Bells, they must join forces with those they've been taught
to hate. Meanwhile, Knight-Mage Kellen has learned how to
marry High and Wild Magic into an almost unstoppable magical
force. Together with an Elf Warrior, a dragon, a half-Demon,
half-human, and a High Mage in training, they will fight the
final battle against Darkness.

Larson, Leslie, 1956-. Slipstream : a novel. 1st ed. New York
: Shaye Areheart Books, c2006.
The loss of his job as head
of an airplane cleaning crew at Los Angeles Airport sends
Rudy spiraling into a mental breakdown that has far-reaching
repercussions for his wife Inez, his coworker Wylie and his
ex-con brother Logan, and Logan's estranged daughter Jewell.

F LYNCH Favorite
Lynch, Jim, 1961-. The highest tide : a novel. 1st U.S. ed.
New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by
Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2005.
When thirteen-year-old Miles
O'Malley discovers a rare deep-sea creature stranded in the
mud of the tidal flats of Puget Sound, he finds himself
thrown into the limelight, but when he continues discovering
rare ocean creatures, some begin to wonder if he is an
unlikely prophet.

MacDonald, Patricia J. Married to a stranger : a novel. New
York : Atria, 2006, c2005.
Emily Webster, married a year,
and pregnant, is happy to be spending a weekend alone with
her husband in a cabin in New Jersey. When David leaves the
cabin for firewood, a man wearing a black ski mask enters
and attacks Emily with an ax. Near death, she's transported
to a hospital where she begins a recovery period and an
investigation into her husband's past that causes her to
fear for her life and the safety of their unborn baby.

Mankell, Henning, 1948-. The return of the dancing master. New
York : Vintage Books, 2005.
Stefan Lindman, a young
policeman just diagnosed with cancer of the tongue, travels
to Harjedalen, Sweden to investigate the murder of a former
colleague, who seems to have been hiding some shocking
secrets about his involvement in the Holocaust.

Martin, Nancy, 1953-. Have your cake and kill him too : a
Blackbird Sisters mystery. New York, N.Y. : New American
Library, 2006.
Nora Blackbird and her two sisters, Libby
and Emma, are back in a rollicking mystery about a sports
bar with hot wings and hotter waitresses, explosive
political secrets, former rock stars, a dangerous
fame-and-fortune hungry aristo-brat, and, of course, a case
of blue- blooded murder that only Nora can solve.

Masiel, David. The western limit of the world : a novel. 1st
ed. New York : Random House, c2005.
At age fifty-nine,
Harold Snow knows that death is creeping closer than ever,
and his new post as boatswain aboard a decrepit tanker
carrying a lethal cargo of chemicals tests his courage and
endurance as he embarks on a dangerous quest to steal a
black-market fortune.

McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-. Espresso tales : the latest from
44 Scotland Street. New York : Anchor Books, 2006.
the lives of Pat, Bruce, Domenica, Irena, and her son
Bertie. It's the first day of kindergarten, and Bertie finds
himself sporting pink overalls. Bruce lost his job as a
surveyor, and is contemplating becoming a wine merchant. Pat
is attending Edinburgh University, and is dating a new man
thanks to Domenica, her witty neighbor.

McFadyen, Cody. Shadow man. New York : Bantam Books, 2006.

After FBI Special Agent Smoky Barrett's husband and daughter
are killed by a psychotic killer, she's emotionally and
physically scarred and suicidal. Then a new killer issued
Smoky a challenge to find him, in spite of the fact that he
had defied profilers' attempts to understand him. His latest
crime was enough to shock Smoky back to work. Little did she
know she was about to face her greatest fears as a cop, a
woman, a mother . . . and as a killer's next victim.

Mebus, Scott. The big happy : a novel. 1st ed. New York :
Miramax Books, c2006.
David has left behind his comfortable
career as a TV producer for a shot at the big happy. But
while he waits for his novel to sell, his life is falling
down around him. He’s almost thirty, he’s single, and his
apartment is the size of a Tic Tac. To pay the bills, he
takes on work as a downmarket DJ, doing weddings and bar
mitzvahs for chump change. At least he has his friends, or
does he? His best friend Annie is about to marry a man David
dubs "Rat Boy" and disappear forever. David’s trusty
bachelor buds Dustin and Cameron are doing the unthinkable
and settling down, while Zach, the model of cool, as aloof
and evasive as a wisp of smoke, is harboring a secret that
could capsize the whole crew. On top of everything, David
finds himself falling in love with Janey, an alluring
younger woman whose knack for witty repartee is matched only
by her instability.

Mina, Denise. The dead hour : a novel. 1st ed. New York :
Little, Brown and Co., 2006.
The domestic dispute in a
wealthy suburb seems like nothing unusual. The elegant
blonde bleeding in the shadows doesn't want help; and the
well-dressed, ingratiating man at the front door tells
investigative journalist Paddy Meehan everything's fine.
Then he asks her to make sure nothing appears in the paper,
slipping cash into her hand. The next morning Paddy sees on
TV: the blond woman had been tortured, beaten, and left to
die. The untraceable man was neither her boyfriend nor her
husband. Soon Paddy begins to make connections, and after a
suicide is pulled from the river, she finds links between
the two deaths. It's the story she's dreamed of, but she'll
lose all credibility if word gets out about the bribe, and
her boss at the newspaper is impatient with her hunches.
Only Paddy cares enough to pursue a brutal truth that could
make her career--or kill her.--From publisher description.

Minot, Eliza. The brambles. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 2006.

"The Brambles" examines the contrasting lives of three
siblings. There's Margaret, the mother of three children
under the age of six; Margaret's sister, Edie, aimless,
single, and a city-dweller with no commitments to anything
except a daily yoga class; and their newly married brother,
Max, who is buckling under the unexpected difficulties of
marriage to a woman he's discovering he doesn't understand.
It captures family life from every angle, anchored by
marriage, or undone by it.

Mosley, Walter. The wave. 1st ed. New York : Warner Books,
Errol Porter finds himself on the run from the U.S.
government when his dead father returns as a twenty-year-old
and brings him in on the secret of the "wave," a phenomenon
sparked by a meteor crash a billion years before, which has
"reanimated" dead people, who claim to be parts of a
primordial life-form.

Muir, Kate, 1964-. Left bank. 1st American ed. New York :
Viking, c2006.
Oliver and Madison Malin are the epitome of
a self-involved power couple. Madison is a beautiful
American movie star turned Parisian 'It' girl who has buried
her Texan upbringing beneath an impeccable French accent.
Oliver is a philosopher, gourmand, and media personality
with his mistress de jour on speed dial. When their trophy
daughter, Sabine, goes missing, they must unite to find her.
Along the way they come to differing conclusions about their
lives, their marriage, their career, their lifestyle, and
most importantly, their daughter.

Muller, Marcia. Vanishing point. 1st ed. New York : Mysterious
Press, 2006.
"Sharon McCone is hired to investigate the
22-year-old cold-case of a housewife and artist who vanished
inexplicably in the central part of California"--Provided by

Neel, Janet. Ticket to ride. 1st U.S. ed. New York : St.
Martin's Minotaur, 2005.
Lawyer Jules Carlisle learns more
about illegal immigration than she would like after taking
on the case of Mirko Dragunovic, who has overstayed his work
visa and wants to find a way to stay in England, but when
Mirko reveals that his brother may be one of the victims of
a recent mass murder, Jules is torn between protecting her
client and following correct procedure.

Nesser, Håkan, 1950-. Borkmann's point : an Inspector Van
Veeteren mystery. 1st American ed. New York : Pantheon
Books, c2006.
Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is called in to
help the local police find a suspected serial killer who
seems to choose his victims at random, but the case becomes
more personal when a colleague is taken by the murderer,
leading Veteren and the police on a chase to find their
friend before it is too late.

Oakdale confidential. Pocket Books hardcover ed. New York :
Pocket Books, 2006.
Wickham, producer of the long-running
TV soap 'As the World Turns' web site, brings readers a
mystery which ties in to the shows' 50th anniversary and
features the drama's most popular female characters as they
band together to solve the murder of philanthropist Gregory
Marron Jr. Katie, Maddie and Carly decide to give the police
a helping hand in solving the case. There is any number of
suspects, including the man's wife, his father, his
financial advisor, or his spoiled 21-year-old step-daughter.

Patterson, James, 1947-. Judge & jury. 1st ed. New York :
Little, Brown and Co., c2006.
FBI agent Nick Pellisante,
closing in on the notorious mob boss 'The Electrician,' vows
the Electrician's next move will be to a jail cell. Andie
Echeverra, a part-time actress and a single, full-time mom,
becomes a juror for the trial of Mafia Don Dominic Cavello.
Though Cavello's influence extends across blue uniforms and
black robes, the case should be open-and-shut. But the legal
system fails and Nick and Andie are the ones left to seek
justice by taking matters into their own hands.

Perry, Tyler. Don't make a black woman take off her earrings :
Madea's uninhibited commentaries on love and life. New York
: Riverhead Books, 2006.
Madea is a fictitous character
featured in Tyler Parry's movies and stage shows. This book
is full of her hilarious "advice" on such topics as romance,
love and marriage, kids, beauty, etiquette, health,
finances, the Bible and the church, and gun care.

Pritchett, Laura, 1971-. Sky bridge. 1st ed. Minneapolis,
Minn. : Milkweed Editions, 2005.
Libby, a
twenty-two-year-old supermarket clerk, keeps her sister Tess
from having an abortion by promising to raise the baby and
is somewhat surprised to find she must honor her word when
Tess skips town, leaving Libby to deal with single
motherhood, job loss, and a demand for custody by the
infant's father.

Quinlan, Patrick. Smoked. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin's
Press, 2006.
Smoke Dugan is on the run. The aging
bomb-maker was once a prized asset to the mafia. But when he
learns that one of his bombs was used to take down a plane
that killed innocent women and children, he was furious. He
took his revenge by killing a mafia boss and taking his 2.5
million dollars. Now he's hiding out, which only delays the
inevitable: a violent showdown.

Rayne, Sarah. A dark dividing. London : Pocket Books, 2005.

When his editor asks him to investigate the background of
Simone Anderson, a new Bloomsbury artist, journalist Harry
Fitzglen is skeptical. But once he's met the enigmatic
Simone, Harry is intrigued. What did happen to Simone's twin
sister who disappeared without trace? And what is the
Anderson sisters' connection to another set of twin girls,
Viola and Sorrel Quinton, born in London a century before?
All Harry's lines of inquiry seem to lead to the small
Shropshire village of Weston Fferna and the imposing ruin of
Mortmain House, standing grim and forbidding on the Welsh
borders. As Harry delves into the terrible history of
Mortmain, he finds himself drawn into a series of
interlocking mysteries, each one more puzzling--and
sinister--than the last.

Reichs, Kathy. Break no bones. New York : Simon & Schuster,
Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is
teaching at an archaeology field school in South Carolina
when she stumbles upon a fresh skeleton among the ancient
bones. Her investigation takes her to a free street clinic
where patients are going missing and winding up dead. The
list of suspects includes a charismatic evangelist, a shady
doctor, and several members of the underpaid staff. Now, she
must find a killer while juggling a current boyfriend in
Montreal and an old flame in Charleston.

Rendell, Ruth, 1930-. End in tears : a Chief Inspector Wexford
mystery. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2005.

There was no reason to believe, at first, that the deaths of
two people were linked. After all, a piece of concrete
falling off an overpass onto the first victim's car could
have been an accident. By contrast, the bludgeoning death of
Amber, a teenager returning home from an evening of
night-clubbing was obviously calculated. The link for
Inspector Wexford came when he discovered that Amber's car
had been right behind the car crushed by the falling piece
of concrete. Unfortunately, the killing would not stop

Saul, John. In the dark of the night : a novel. 1st ed. New
York : Ballantine Books, c2006.
The Brewster family
envisions an idyllic summer when they set off from Chicago
to a rented house on Phantom Lake. Then their teenage son
and his friends discover a mysterious secret room, filled
with disassembled objects including lamps without shades and
bladeless hacksaws. This leads the boys to imaginings about
the house's former resident, curious losses of time from
their memories, and nightmares. When another boy goes
missing, the teens fear they themselves may have become

Sittenfeld, Curtis. The man of my dreams : a novel. 1st ed.
New York : Random House, c2006.
Between the ages of
fourteen and twenty-eight, Hannah Gavener learns about love,
the lies one tells oneself, growing up, and taking risks as
she struggles through two relationships and an unrequited
love for her friend Henry for which she moves halfway across
the country.

Smith, Dominic. The mercury visions of Louis Daguerre : a novel.
1st Atria Books hardcover ed. New York : Atria Books, 2006.
After a decade of using poisonous mercury vapors to cure his
delusions, Louis Daguerre is losing his mind, believing the
world will end within one year and creating a list of ten
items he must photograph before his final day.

Spiegelman, Ian, 1974-. Welcome to yesterday : a novel. 1st ed.
New York : Miramax Books : Hyperion, c2006.
Leon Koch, a
reporter for an unnamed New York City tabloid owned by some
unsavory figures from down under, has long lived a life of
ennui, not caring much about anything. His attitude begins
to change after he receives a disturbing anonymous call from
a woman blaming him for the suicide of a talent agent, the
subject of a recent gossip column. A homicide detective
takes an interest in the case, and soon Koch and his
colleagues find themselves at the center of a scandal. In
order to unravel the mystery, Koch plunges into the bleak
and untrustworthy world of celebrities, publicists and
others who follow in their wake. Publisher's Weekly.

Spindler, Erica, 1957-. Copycat. Richmond : Mira, 2006.
years ago three young victims were found dead, posed like
little angels. The case nearly destroyed Illinois homicide
detective Kitt Lundgren's career - and her life. Now, with a
new rash of killings, it would seem the Sleeping Angel
Killer was back. Or, is he? Kitt's not so sure because
there's something different about the latest victims. As the
new detective on the case begins to investigate, Kitt starts
getting disturbing phone calls from the real Sleeping Angel
Killer who offers his help in finding the copycat.

Stansberry, Domenic. The big boom. 1st ed. New York : St.
Martin's Minotaur, 2006.
Dante Mancuso, an ex-cop, is back
in San Francisco following his father's death, to work for a
private investigator on a missing person case. When the
missing girl's body washes up on a beach, it becomes a
homicide causing Dante to face not only new adversaries, but
the demons of his own past, as well. Sequel to "Chasing the

Stringer, Vickie M. Dirty Red : a novel. 1st Atria Books
hardcover ed. New York : Atria Books, c2006.
When Red, 18,
tells Q she's pregnant when she isn't, he buys her a new
home, baby accessories, and offers love and affection. When
she gets pregnant for real by her ex-boyfriend, Bacon, who's
now in prison, circumstances get crazy. Soon, she's in more
trouble than she's ever known. Even so, she still manages to
become a successful author, purchase a new home, and obtain
a free car and $5,000! All her drama unravels when she's
overpowered by, of all things, love!.

Swift, Virginia. Hello, stranger. 1st ed. New York :
HarperCollins, c2006.
College professor Sally Alder helps a
troubled student after she has been brutally beaten, but
when the girl's father is found dead, Sally immediately
suspects her student may be the one responsible.

Thayer, Nancy, 1943-. The Hot Flash Club chills out. New York :
Ballantine Books, 2006.
The lively ladies of the Hot Flash
Club assemble on Nantucket Island to house-sit a beach
house. What would be a relaxing summer for others is not the
case for this quintet. The women's personal lives are plenty
busy. By summer's end, the five have dealt with personal
issues and find themselves contemplating the sale of their
spa retreat for middle- aged women. The holiday will
conclude with a wedding, but whose?.

Thurlo, Aimée. Prey for a miracle. 1st ed. New York : St.
Martin's Minotaur, 2006.
Sister Agatha is an extern nun in
the cloistered order at Our Lady of Hope Monastery near a
small New Mexican desert town. As such, Sister Agatha is the
link between her cloistered sisters and the outside world.
Usually this means running errands in the monastery's slowly
dying car (dubbed the Anti-Chrystler) or their motorcycle,
with Pax, the order's German Shepherd, in the side car. But
sometimes it means something a bit more -- like now when the
diocese is upset by reports of a young girl whose parents
claim is receiving visitations from the Virgin Mary and
providing insight into future events.

Troup, Gary. Bad twin. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion, c2006.

Private detective Paul Artisan must come up with a plan to
learn the truth when his investigation into the
disappearance of Alexander Widmore, one of the heirs to the
vast Widmore fortune, along with his twin brother Clifford,
yields more questions than answers.

Turtledove, Harry. The grapple. Del Rey/Ballantine Books,
Book three of Turtledove's series that re-imagines
World War II asks readers to imagine what would have
happened if the Confederacy had taken on Nazi Germany's role
during World War II as North battled South, brother killing
brother, with all the weapons available in the first half of
the 20th century. As the tide turns against the
Confederates, and Northern paratroopers swarm the Southern
capitol, its president finds his back against the wall,
which is not a good thing: especially with the atomic bomb
at his disposal.

Vinton, Victoria, 1954-. The jungle law : a novel. San
Francisco : MacAdam/Cage, c2005.
Chronicles Rudyard
Kipling's early years in Bombay and England, discussing how
his troubled past formed the foundations of his art and
helped inspire the enduring character of Mowgli.

Whitehead, Colson, 1969-. Apex hides the hurt. 1st ed. New
York : Doubleday, c2006.
The Winthrop town council hire a
consultant to help in the renaming of their town; however,
once there, the consultant must confront three members who
have very different ideas on what the name should be and

Wildgen, Michelle. You're not you : a novel. 1st ed. New York
: Thomas Dunne Books, c2006.
Bec, a Wisconsin college
student who is beginning to question her future, applies for
a summer job as caretaker for Kate Norris, a mid-thirties
woman paralyzed by ALS, and her friendship with Kate soon
comes to transcend everything else in her life.


578 WEI
Weidensaul, Scott. Return to wild America : a yearlong search
for the continent's natural soul. 1st ed. New York : North
Point Press, 2005.
The author retraces the legendary 1953
journey around North America of naturalists Roger Tory
Peterson and James Fisher, and describes how the continent's
natural landscape has changed over the past fifty years.

635.09747 ALE
Alexander, William, 1953-. The $64 tomato. Chapel Hill, NC :
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2006.
Bill Alexander
recounts the challenges he faced while trying to cultivate
his own vegetable garden and offers a cost-benefit analysis
of his efforts, determining that it cost him $64 to grow
each of his beloved tomatoes.

796.357 MNO
Mnookin, Seth. Feeding the monster : how money, smarts, and
nerve took a team to the top. New York : Simon & Schuster,
A century of Boston baseball -- For sale -- A fresh
start: 2002 -- The best hitting team ever assembled: 2003 --
The World Champion Boston Red Sox: 2004 -- Feeding the
monster: 2005. When the Boston Red Sox won the World Series
on October 27, 2004, they made history. Their stunning
comeback against the New York Yankees and their four-game
annihilation of the St. Louis Cardinals capped one of the
most thrilling postseason runs ever. Seth Mnookin was given
access never before granted to a reporter in the history of
organized sports. He had a key to Fenway Park and a desk in
the team's front office. He spent weekends talking business
with John Henry and afternoons in the clubhouse with Manny
Ramirez and David Ortiz. He learned never-before-told
details of the team's Thanksgiving Day wooing of Curt
Schilling, the jealousy Nomar Garciaparra felt toward
better-paid teammates, and the anxiety that impelled Pedro
Martinez to insist that the Red Sox guarantee his future. He
was there when general manager Theo Epstein's frustration
over the organization's ceaseless drive for more media
coverage and new revenue streams collided with his
fracturing relationship with CEO Larry Lucchino. The
resulting narrative -- juicy, gripping, and overflowing with
thrilling detail -- reveals how a savvy sports organization
tries to stay on top while under the relentless scrutiny of
the country's most voracious sportswriters and baseball's
most demanding fans.

814 LET
Lethem, Jonathan. The disappointment artist and other essays.
New York : Vintage contemporaries, c2006.
In a volume he describes as "a
series of covert and not-so-covert autobiographical pieces,"
Jonathan Lethem explores the nature of cultural
obsession--from western films and comic books, to the music
of Pink Floyd and the New York City subway. Along the way,
he shows how each of these "voyages out from himself" has
led him to the source of his beginnings as a writer. "The
Disappointment Artist is a series of windows onto the
collisions of art, landscape, and personal history that
formed Lethem's richly imaginative, searingly honest
perspective on life. A touching, deeply perceptive portrait
of a writer in the making.

Quammen, David, 1948-. The reluctant Mr. Darwin : an intimate
portrait of Charles Darwin and the making of his theory of
evolution. 1st ed. New York : Norton, c2006.
The human
drama and scientific basis of Darwin's twenty-one-year delay
from the time he hit upon the idea that "natural selection"
among competing individuals would lead to wondrous
adaptations and species diversity and the publication of "On
the Origin of Species." constitute a fascinating, tangled
tale that elucidates the character of a cautious naturalist
who initiated an intellectual revolution.

956.7044 GAL
Galbraith, Peter. The End of Iraq :--How American Incompetence
Created a War Without End. Simon & Schuster, c2006.
End of Iraq' examines how U.S. intentions resulted in the
disintegration of Iraq, further unsettling of the Middle
East, and how little U.S. policy makers understood about
Iraq before they tried to remake it. Laying out the depth
and breadth of U.S. miscalculations, Galbraith, a former
employee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, shows
how the U.S.'s central problem now is how to extricate
itself and learn how it will have to contend with the
aftermath for decades to come.


CD 232.9 TAB
Tabor, James D., 1946-. The Jesus dynasty : [the hidden history
of Jesus, his royal family, and the birth of Christianity].
Abridged. New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2006.
by the author. Using new evidence, Tabor argues that Jesus
understood himself as a descendant of the royal throne of
David, someone who could be both a kingly leader of the Jews
and a spiritual Messiah. Tabor says that Jesus attempted to
establish a dynasty, a leadership of which first passed to
his brother James and after James' death, to their younger
brother Simon, and later to other family members. Tabor's
research reveals a striking 'alternative' version of
Christianity that contrasts sharply with Paul's letters and
the Gospels.

CD 395.22 BRO
Browne, Jill Conner. The Sweet Potato Queens' wedding planner.
New York : Random House Audio, c2005.
Read by the author.
This tongue-in-cheek audio helps listeners plan a truly
regal wedding, or if it doesn't work out, also instructs in
how to survive even the nastiest divorce while maintaining
queenly composure. It also offers tips on planning wedding
'and ' divorce showers; what to wear or what not to wear to
a wedding; sending out wedding 'and' divorce announcements,
and hilarious personal stories from the Queens and their

CD 614.5 TAY
Tayman, John. The colony : the harrowing true story of the
exiles. Library ed. [S.l] : Tantor Media, p2006.
Read by
Patrick Lawlor. Reveals the untold history of the infamous
American leprosy colony on Molokai and the extraordinary
people who struggled to survive under the most horrific
circumstances. Tracked by bounty hunters and torn screaming
from their families, the luckles were loaded into shipboard
cattle stalls and abandoned in a lawless place where
brutality held sway. Many did not have leprosy, and most of
those whodid were not contagoius, yet all were caught in a
shared nightmaer. The colony hadl little food, little
medicine, and very little hope. Exile continued for more
than a century, the logest and deadliest instance of medical
segregation in American history. Nearly 9,000 people were
banished to the colony, trapped by pounding surf and armed
guards and the highest sea cliffs in the world. 28 live
there still.

CD 658.4092 LEN
Lencioni, Patrick, 1965-. Silos, politics, and turf wars : [a
leadership fable about destroying the barriers that turn
colleagues into competitors]. New York, NY : Audio
Renaissance, c2006.
Read by Eric Conger. Barriers to
workplace effectiveness (Silos) devastate organizations,
kill productivity, push good people out the door, and
jeopardize the achievement of corporate goals. They cause
stress, exasperation, and disappointment by forcing
employees to fight bloody, unwinnable battles with people
who should be teammates. Lencioni shares the fictionalized
tale of three organizations, all struggling to eliminate
their silos and bridge a sense of alignment back in place.
The lessons learned can be applied to real-life companies

CD 658.8 PAD
Padwa, Lynette. Say the magic words. Roseland, NJ : Listen &
Live Audio, p2005.
Read by Matilda Novak. Anyone who's
tried booking a hotel room, talking with their child's
teacher, or buying a new car knows that encounters that used
to be simple now feel like micro-excursions to a foreign
country. Now a proven master of the popular reference book
gives readers a passport to those daily encounters. Each
chapter is a crash course in the culture of a specific
field, its buzz-words, its policies, and the attitudes of
its insiders. Here are the "magic words" that unlock
information and secure cooperation-and the "absolute
no-no's" that guarantee nothing but grief. The insights come
directly from the pros, and their advice is both
entertaining and unnervingly candid.

CD 811.54 OLI
Oliver, Mary, 1935-. At Blackwater Pond : Mary Oliver reads Mary
Oliver. [Boston] : Beacon Press, [2005].
Featuring the
poet reading her selection of forty poems. Mary Oliver has
published fifteen volumes of poetry and five books of prose
in the span of four decades, but she rarely performs her
poetry in live readings. Now, with the arrival of At
Blackwater Pond, Mary Oliver has given her audience what
they"ve longed to hear: the poet"s voice reading her own
work. In this beautifully produced compact disc, Mary Oliver
has recorded forty of her favorite poems, nearly spanning
the length of her career, from Dream Work through her newest
volume, New and Selected Poems, Volume Two. The package is
shrink-wrapped so that the elegant clothbound audiobook can
takes its place on the poetry shelf. It also includes a
fifteen-page booklet with an original essay, "Performance
Note," photos of the author at Blackwater Pond, and a full
listing of the poems and their sources.

CD 978.032 EGA
Egan, Timothy. The worst hard time : the untold story of those
who survived the great American dust bowl. Unabridged.
[Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Media, p2006.
Read by Patrick
Lawlor. The story of the Dust Bowl is an unwritten chapter
in U.S. history. Ravaging the American High Plains for
nearly a decade, it dramatically changed lives and the
landscape of a nation. Tim Egan gives listeners a
character-driven narrative that captures the full drama of
the event and the voice of the times, its grit, pathos, and
abiding heroism.

Fesperman, Dan, 1955-. The prisoner of Guantánamo. Library ed.
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2006.
Read by David
Colacci. Revere Falk, interrogator of prisoners at
Guatanamo, is put in charge of the investigation into the
death of an American soldier whose body washes ashore on
Cuban territory.

Frey, Stephen W. The protége. Auburn, CA : Audio Partners,
Read by Holter Graham. Christian Gillette, head of
the world's most powerful private equity firm, hates to be
manipulated. But when a shadowy government agent asks his
cooperation in exchange for information about the death of
Gillette's father, he consents. Meanwhile, two of the firms'
employees with ulterior motives are vying for his attention.
When an attempt is made on his life, he assumes it's his
past catching up with him. He soon discovers however, that
it's not the past but the present that he has to be
concerned about.

Payne, David (William David). Back to Wando Passo. Ashland, Or.
: Blackstone Audiobooks, 2006.
Read by Dick Hill. "Back to
Wando Passo" grapples with the tangled subject of race in
America, and the plot lines are haunted by an occult twist.
When Ransom Hill, the contemporary protagonist, discovers a
Civil War-era "prenda", an iron pot used by Cuban slaves for
conjuring, he unearths something very strange indeed.

Ray, Jeanne. Julie and Romeo get lucky. Library ed. Grand
Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2005.
Read by Jeanne Ray.
Busy with aging parents, grown kids, grandchildren, and
their two flower shops, all Julie Roseman and Romeo
Cacciamani want is to find ten minutes alone together. When
a back injury puts Romeo flat on his back in Julie's
bedroom, they get their wish. When her eldest daughter is
put on pregnancy bed rest and joins the household with her
husband, Julie must find a way to keep the peace, her
sanity, and two flower shops running amidst the pandemonium.
Sequel to 'Julie and Romeo'.

Reichs, Kathy. Break no bones. New York, N.Y. : Simon &
Schuster Audio, 2006.
Read by Dorothée Berryman. The
success of the Fox TV show Bones, based on bestseller
Reich's series featuring forensic anthropologist Temeperance
Brennan (Cross Bones, etc.), bodes well for this latest
installment, in Brennan once again stumbles on a modern-day
mystery inadvertently. While supervising a dig of Native
American burial grounds in Charleston, S.C., Brennan finds
more recent remains. Soon, her ex-husband who's a lawyer,
appears in town, pursing leads in a missing persons case
connected with a local church. Bodies start piling up at an
alarming rate, and Brennan begins to suspect that the deaths
are linked to each other and her ex-husband's inquiry.
Reichs's down to earth heroine is an apppealing creation who
deftly juggles personal problems with professional
challenges. Despite the somewhat obvious solution this novel
confirms the series' place in the front rank of the ever
expanding forensic thriller subgenre.

Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955-. Birds of a feather. Unabridged ed.
Hampton, NH : BBC Audiobooks America, p2005.
Read by Kim
Hicks. At first, Maisie Dobbs thinks that the Charlotte
Waite case involves nothing more than a strict father and a
runaway heiress. But that first impression dissolves
instantly when the lifeless bodies of three of Charlotte's
closest friends turn up; each of them poisoned, bayoneted,
then left in a crime scene decorated by a white feather. Who
committed these mocking murders? Is Charlotte Waite the
culprit or merely the next name on the hit list?