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Money devils 1 : a cartel novel /
By Ashley,
"From the New York Times bestselling authors of The Cartel series comes a new chapter in a world that only Ashley and JaQuavis know how to bring to life. The LaCroixs are four beautiful Haitian American women bound by money and blood. On the surface The LaCroix Group is a venture capitalist company, but underneath it's so much more. The four sisters run long cons, targeting wealthy, prominent business figures. They have a system. Find the perfect mark, create the problem, then present the solution. For a cost... Sutton "Sutty" LaCroix, the eldest sister and an accomplished business maven, sits on the family throne as the CEO of the LaCroix Group and is the face of their operation. No one is as good as Sutton when it comes to finding new prey. However, when Sutton meets West, a young, black oil tycoon--a man who represents a life she and her sisters vowed never to live--she breaks all the rules. The LaCroix sisters have a pact-to never settle down and leave roots in one place. But Sutton falls in love with his good looks, charm, and old money. This means that West is a problem. When he inducts her into a high society of opulence, power, and generational wealth, Sutton finds herself torn between the love of her life and the love of her family"--

The mockingbird's song /
By Brunstetter, Wanda E.,
"In Strasburg, Pennsylvania, grief has paralyzed Sylvia, a young widowed mother, and mysterious events threaten to force the family-run greenhouse to close."--Sylvia has been nearly paralyzed with grief and anxiety since the tragic death of her husband, father, and brother in a traffic accident. She tries to help in the family's greenhouse while caring for her two children, but she prefers not to have to deal with customers. Her mother's own grief causes her to hover over her children and grandchildren. As a diversion, Sylvia takes up birdwatching, and meets an Amish man who teaches her about local birds. Dennis Weaver is new to Lancaster County, and their relationship sours when her mother doesn't trust him. -- adapted from back cover

Blunt force /
By La Plante, Lynda.
"Things can't get much worse for detective Jane Tennison. Unceremoniously kicked off the adrenaline-fuelled Flying Squad, she now plies her trade in Gerald Road, a small and sleepy police station in the heart of London's affluent Knightsbridge. With only petty crime to sink her teeth into, Tennison can feel her career slowly flatlining. That is until the discovery of the most brutal murder Jane has ever seen: Charlie Foxley has been found viciously beaten to death with a cricket bat - his body dismembered and disembowelled. As a big-time theatrical agent, Foxley had a lot of powerful friends - but just as many enemies. And alongside her old friend DS Spencer Gibbs, Tennison must journey into the salacious world of show business to find out which one is the killer, before they strike again."--Publisher.

The stone wall /
By Lewis, Beverly,
Anna Beachy is eager to begin a new chapter in her life as a Lancaster County tour guide in the picturesque area where her Plain grandmother once stayed. The elderly woman suffers from Alzheimer's, and beyond a vague hint about an old stone wall, much about that time is a mystery. Martin Nolt, a handsome Mennonite, takes Anna under his wing for her training, familiarizing her with the many local highlights, including Peaceful Meadows Horse Retreat, which serves children with special needs. Volunteering at the retreat, Anna strikes up a friendship with Gabe Allgyer, the young Amish widower who manages it. -- adapted from back cover

The nicotine chronicles /
Introduction -- Park & Play, Hannah Tinti -- My Simple Plan, Ariel Gore -- The Renovation of the Just, Christopher Sorrentino -- Deathbed Vigil, Jonathan Ames -- Dying for a Cigarette, Lee Child -- Smoke-free Room, Achy Obejas -- Sp├ęcial Treatment, Cara Black -- Yasiri, Michael Imperioli -- Smoking Jesus, Eric Bogosian -- The Summer You Lit Up, Lauren Sanders -- Climax Oregon, Robert Arellano -- Freshly Cut, Peter Kimani -- Smoke Break, David L. Ulin -- God's Work, Bernice L. McFadden -- Menthol, Jerry Stahl -- Vaping: A User's Manual, Joyce Carol Oates."In recent years, nicotine has become as verboten as many hard drugs. The literary styles in this volume are as varied as the moral quandaries herein, and the authors have successfully unleashed their incandescent imaginations on the subject matter, fashioning an immensely addictive collection."--Provided by publisher.

Troubled blood /
By Galbraith, Robert,
While visiting his family in Cornwall, Private Detective Cormoran Strike agrees to take on a cold case involving a woman who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974, and as Strike and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, investigate the disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer, and witnesses who cannot all be trusted.

The constant rabbit /
By Fforde, Jasper,
"There are 1.2 million human-size rabbits living in the UK. They can walk, talk, drive cars, and they like to read Voltaire, the result of an Inexplicable Anthropomorphizing Event fifty-five years before. A family of rabbits is about to move into Much Hemlock, a cozy little village in Middle England where life revolves around summer fetes, jam making, gossipy corner stores, and the oh-so-important Best Kept Village awards. No sooner have the rabbits arrived than the villagers decide they must depart, citing their propensity to burrow and breed, and their shameless levels of veganism. But Mrs Constance Rabbit is made of sterner stuff, and her and her family decide they are to stay. Unusually, their neighbors--longtime resident Peter Knox and his daughter, Pippa--decide to stand with them . . . and soon discover that you can be a friend to rabbits or humans, but not both. With a blossoming romance, acute cultural differences, enforced rehoming to a MegaWarren in Wales, and the full power of the ruling United Kingdom Anti-Rabbit Party against them, Peter and Pippa are about to question everything they had ever thought about their friends, their nation, and their species. An inimitable blend of satire, fantasy, and thriller, The Constant Rabbit is the latest dazzlingly original foray into Jasper Fforde's ever-astonishing creative genius"--

Thick as thieves /
By Brown, Sandra,
Twenty years ago four individuals pulled a heist and almost walked away with half a million dollars. By daybreak one was in the hospital; one was in jail; one was dead. And one got away with it. Arden Maxwell, a daughter of the man who disappeared, has never reconciled with her father's abandonment of her and her sister. Returning to her family home near Caddo Lake, she finally get answers to the many questions that torment her. Unfortunately two of her father's co-conspirators are watching her every move. Ledge Burnet is back in town to care for his ailing father - and to keep his eye on the county's corrupt district attorney, whom he suspects was the real murderer. Arden's presence ignites Ledge's determination to expose the D.A.'s treachery - and sparks a desire he wishes to deny. -- adapted from jacket

No offense : a novel /
By Cabot, Meg,
"A broken engagement only gave Molly Montgomery additional incentive to follow her dream job from the Colorado Rockies to the Florida Keys. Now, as Little Bridge Island Public Library's head of children's services, Molly hopes the messiest thing in her life will be her sticky-note covered desk. But fate - in the form of a newborn left in the restroom - has other ideas. So does the sheriff who comes to investigate the "abandonment." When John Hartwell folds all six-feet-three of himself into a tiny chair and insists that whoever left the baby is a criminal, Molly begs to differ and asks what he's doing about the Island's real crime wave (if thefts of items from homes that have been left unlocked could be called that). Not the best of starts, but the man's arrogance is almost as distracting as his blue eyes. Almost... John would be pretty irritated if one of his deputies had a desk as disorderly as Molly's. Good thing she doesn't work for him, considering how attracted he is to her. Molly's lilting librarian voice makes even the saltiest remarks go down sweeter, which is bad as long as she's a witness but might be good once the case is solved--provided he hasn't gotten on her last nerve by then. Recently divorced, John has been having trouble adjusting to single life as well as single parenthood. But something in Molly's beautiful smile gives John hope that his old life on Little Bridge might suddenly hold new promise--if only they can get over their differences"--Molly Montgomery followed her dream job from the Colorado Rockies to the Florida Keys after a broken engagement. As Little Bridge Island Public Library's head of children's services, Molly hopes the messiest thing in her life will be her sticky-note covered desk. When a newborn is left in the restroom John Hartwell, the sheriff who comes to investigate the "abandonment," insists that whoever left the baby is a criminal. Recently divorced, John has been having trouble adjusting to single life as well as single parenthood. But something in Molly's beautiful smile gives John hope that his old life on Little Bridge might suddenly hold new promise-- if only they can get over their differences. -- adapted from jacket

Whirlwind /
By Dailey, Janet,
At the Alamo Canyon Ranch the Champion women carry on the family legacy of breeding bucking bulls for the rodeo. Everyone's talking about Whirlwind at this year's Professional Bull Rider's Competition, but the promising young bull is the last thing on Shane Tully's mind once he lays eyes on the lady responsible for bringing Whirlwind to the arena. Lexie Champion has this rodeo man hungry for more than the thrill of his next competition. But the daughter of bull rancher Bert Champion wants nothing to do with a daredevil after losing her brother to a bull riding accident. Lexie is no stranger to the dangers of rodeo life, but after watching Shane go down in the ring is she willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of love? -- adapted from jacket

Someone to romance /
By Balogh, Mary,
"Love comes when you least expect it in this captivating new novel in the Wescott Regency romance series from New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh. Lady Jessica Archer lost her own interest in the glittering excitement of romance after her cousin and dearest friend Abigail Westcott was rejected by the ton when her father was revealed to be a bigamist. Ever practical, however, once she's twenty-five, she decides it's time to wed. Though she no longer believes she will find true love, she is still very eligible. She is, after all, the sister of Avery Archer, Duke of Netherby. Jessica considers the many qualified gentlemen who court her. But when she meets the mysterious Gabriel Thorne, who has returned to England from the New World to claim an equally mysterious inheritance, Jessica considers him completely unsuitable because he had the audacity, when he first met her, to announce his intention to wed her. When Jessica guesses who Gabriel really is, however, and watches the lengths to which he will go in order to protect those who rely upon him, she is drawn to his cause--and to the man"--

Shadows in death /
By Robb, J. D.,
"As it often did since he'd married a cop, murder interrupted more pleasant activities. Then again, Roarke supposed, the woman lying in a pool of her own blood a few steps inside the arch in Washington Square Park had a heftier complaint. When a night out at the theatre is interrupted by the murder of a young woman in Washington Square Park, it seems like an ordinary case for Detective Eve Dallas and her team. But when Roarke spots a shadow from his past in the crowd, Eve realises that this case is far from business as usual. Eve has two complex cases on her hands - the shocking murder of this wealthy young mother and tracking down the shadow before he can strike again, this time much closer to home. Eve is well used to being the hunter, but how will she cope when the tables are turned? As Eve and the team follow leads to Roarke's hometown in Ireland, the race is on to stop the shadow making his next move . ."--Provided by publisher.

Squeeze me /
By Hiaasen, Carl,
"Palm Beach. A prominent high-society matron - who happens to be a fierce supporter of the President and founding member of the POTUSSIES - has gone missing at a swank gala. When the wealthy dowager Kiki Pew Fitzsimmons is later found dead in a concrete grave, panic and chaos erupt. The President immediately declares that Kiki Pew was the victim of rampaging immigrant hordes. This, as it turns out, is far from the truth. Meanwhile, a bizarre discovery in the middle of the road brings the First Lady's motorcade to a grinding halt (followed by some grinding between the First Lady and a lovestruck Secret Service agent). Enter Angie Armstrong, wildlife wrangler extraordinaire, who arrives at her own conclusions after she is summoned to the posh island to deal with a mysterious and impolite influx of huge, hungry pythons ... "--Provided by publisher.

Total power /
By Mills, Kyle,
When an ISIS plot devastates America's power grid, Mitch Rapp and his CIA team race to find the responsible cyberterrorists to prevent the nation from succumbing to total collapse.Mitch Rapp captures ISIS's top technology expert, who was on his way to meet a man who claims to have the ability to bring down America's power grid. Rapp is determined to eliminate this shadowy figure, but the CIA's trap fails. When ISIS operatives plunge the country into darkness, the task of getting the power back on could take months-- perhaps even years. Rapp and his team embark on a desperate search for the only people who know how to repair the damage: the ones responsible. With computers and communication networks down, fuel can no longer be pumped from gas stations, water and sanitation systems are on the brink of collapse, and the supply of food is running out. -- adapted from jacket

A question of betrayal /
By Perry, Anne,
"On her first mission for MI6, the daring young photographer at the heart of bestselling author Anne Perry's thrilling 1930s mystery series travels to Mussolini's Italy to rescue the lover who betrayed her. Britain's secret service, MI6, has lost contact with its informant in northern Italy, just as important intel about the future plans of Austria and Nazi Germany is coming to light. And young Elena Standish, to her surprise, is the only one who can recognize MI6's man--because he's her former lover. Aiden Strother betrayed her six years before, throwing shame on her entire family. Now, with so much to prove, Elena heads to Trieste to track down Aiden and find out what happened to his handler, who has mysteriously cut off contact with Britain. As Elena hears word of a secret group working to put Austria in the hands of Germany, her older sister, Margot, is in Berlin to watch her childhood friend get married--to a member of the Gestapo. Margot and Elena's grandfather, the former head of MI6, is none too happy about the girls' travels at this tumultuous time, especially when a violent event at home reminds him that even Britain is growing dangerous. As his own investigation collides with his granddaughters', what's at stake in Europe becomes increasingly frightening--and personal"--

Royal : a novel /
By Steel, Danielle,
Summer, 1943. The King and Queen choose to send their youngest daughter, Princess Charlotte, to live with a noble family in the country. Despite her headstrong nature, the princess's fragile health poses far too great a risk for her to remain in war-torn London. She arrives in Yorkshire under an alias; only her guardians know her true identity. Charlotte befriends a young evacuee, trains with her cherished horse - and falls deeply in love with her protectors' son. When a tragic turn of events leaves an infant orphaned, the child is raised in humble circumstances by a stable manager and his wife. No one, not even she, knows of her lineage. When a stack of hidden letters comes to light, a secret kept for nearly two decades finally surfaces, and a long lost princess emerges. -- adapted from jacket

Graystripe's vow /
By Hunter, Erin,
"During a time of great turmoil and amid silence from StarClan, respected ThunderClan warrior Graystripe must break a promise from his past and leave his Clan behind for a quest to heal his past and uncover his future"--

Hide and seeker /
By Hermon, Daka,
Grades 4-6.Something is wrong with twelve-year-old Zee, who has returned after a year's absence; nobody knows where he was or what happened to him, but now he is distracted and violent, freaking out when he sees his friends, Justin, Nia, and Lyric, playing an odd game of hide-and-seek, and talking wildly about some danger that is approaching--and soon his friends are pulled into a shadowy world ruled by a monstrous, shape-shifting Seeker, forced to play a terrifying game of hide-and-seek where they will have to confront their worst nightmares in order to find their way home.

Vampires of Blinsh /
By Pinkwater, Daniel Manus,
A newly-arrived vampire in Blinsh, Pinksylvania, bites one resident, and the next night the two bite two more, then the four bite eight until all of Pinksylvania and, perhaps, the world, has been bitten.

When you were born /
By Dodd, Emma,
Ages 2-5.Rhyming text tells a child the different things that happened the day when he or she was born.