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The Malta exchange /
By Berry, Steve,
"The next in New York Times top 5 bestseller Steve Berry's Cotton Malone series involves the Knights of Malta, papal conclave, and lost documents that could change history. A deadly race for the Vatican's oldest secret fuels New York Times bestseller Steve Berry's latest international Cotton Malone thriller. The pope is dead. A conclave to select his replacement is about to begin. Cardinals are beginning to arrive at the Vatican, but one has fled Rome for Malta in search of a document that dates back to the 4th century and Constantine the Great. Former Justice Department operative, Cotton Malone, is at Lake Como, Italy, on the trail of legendary letters between Winston Churchill and Benito Mussolini that disappeared in 1945 and could re-write history. But someone else seems to be after the same letters and, when Malone obtains then loses them, he's plunged into a hunt that draws the attention of the legendary Knights of Malta. The knights have existed for over nine hundred years, the only warrior-monks to survive into modern times. Now they are a global humanitarian organization, but within their ranks lurks trouble -- the Secreti -- an ancient sect intent on affecting the coming papal conclave. With the help of Magellan Billet agent Luke Daniels, Malone races the rogue cardinal, the knights, the Secreti, and the clock to find what has been lost for centuries. The final confrontation culminates behind the walls of the Vatican where the election of the next pope hangs in the balance" --

A justified murder /
By Deveraux, Jude,
The small town of Lachlan, Florida, was rocked last year when two bodies were uncovered in the roots of a fallen tree. Despite their lack of investigative experience, Sara Medlar; her niece, Kate; and Jack Wyatt found themselves at the center of the mystery, working together to reveal the truth behind a decades-old secret in the sleepy town. After a narrow escape, they vowed to never again involve themselves in something so dangerous--until Janet Beeson is murdered. When Janet's body is discovered, everyone is shocked by the violence of the attack. The sweet little old woman has been shot, stabbed and poisoned, but no one can imagine who would want to harm one of the town's kindest, most helpful residents. Sara, Kate and Jack are determined to leave this case to the professionals. But they are soon bombarded by townspeople eager to tell their stories and clear their names with the trio who solved the Morris murders. Even the sheriff is hoping they'll lend their skills to a crime that seems to have no explanation and no motive. And once the town gets talking, they begin to see that there are more secrets buried in quiet Lachlan than anyone could have imagined"--

Grateful American : a journey from self to service /
By Sinise, Gary,
Gary Sinise shares the never-before-told story of his journey from trouble-making Chicago kid to cofounder of the legendary Steppenwolf Theater Company, world-famous actor, and tireless advocate for America's active duty defenders, veterans, and first responders.Yearning to breathe free -- Baptism -- The start of Steppenwolf -- The corner of Hollywood and love -- When we started to look beyond ourselves -- Glimpses of glory -- Of mice and Gary -- Big movie years -- Darkness and light -- Turning point -- A bridge between worlds -- Honor. Gratitude. Rock and roll -- Perfect timing -- Helping children -- Flurry of activity -- The Gary Sinise Foundation -- Why I'm still on a mission.

Cemetery Road : a novel /
By Iles, Greg.
"The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Natchez Burning trilogy returns with an electrifying tale of friendship, betrayal, and shattering secrets that threaten to destroy a small Mississippi town.When Marshall McEwan left his hometown at age eighteen, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away ultimately spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington D.C. But just as the political chaos in the nation's capital lifts him to new heights, Marshall is forced to return home in spite of his boyhood vow. His father is dying, his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing, and the town is in the midst of an economic rebirth that might be built upon crimes that reach into the state capitol--and perhaps even to Washington. More disturbing still, Marshall's high school sweetheart, Jet, has married into the family of Max Matheson, patriarch of one of the families that rule Bienville through a shadow organization called the Bienville Poker Club. When archeologist Buck McKibben is murdered at a construction site, Bienville is thrown into chaos. The ensuing homicide investigation is soon derailed by a second crime that rocks the community to its core. Power broker Max Matheson's wife has been shot dead in her own bed, and the only other person in it at the time was her husband, Max. Stranger still, Max demands that his daughter-on-law, Jet, defend him in court. As a journalist, Marshall knows all too well how the corrosive power of money and politics can sabotage investigations. Without telling a soul, he joins forces with Jet, who has lived for fifteen years at the heart of Max Matheson's family, and begins digging into both murders. With Jet walking the dangerous road of an inside informer, they soon uncover a web of criminal schemes that undergird the town's recent success. But these crimes pale in comparison to the secret at the heart of the Matheson family. When those who have remained silent for years dare to speak to Marshall, pressure begins to build like water against a crumbling dam. Marshall loses friends, family members, and finally even Jet, for no one in Bienville seems willing to endure the reckoning that the Poker Club has long deserved. And by the time Marshall grasps the long-buried truth, he would give almost anything not to have to face it"--

California girls /
By Mallery, Susan,
Three sisters, after getting dumped in the same week, set out to help each other start over and rebuild their lives.

Chocolate cream pie murder/
By Fluke, Joanne,
When The Cookie Jar becomes the setting of a star-studded TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota, Hannah hopes to shine the spotlight on her bakery - not the unsavory scandal swirling around her personal life. But that's practically impossible with a disturbing visit from the shifty character she once believed was her one and only love, a group of bodyguards following her every move, and a murder victim in her bedroom. Now, swapping the crime scene in her condo for her mother Delores's penthouse, Hannah and an old flame team up to solve a case that's messier than an upended chocolate cream pie. As suspects emerge and secrets hit close to home, Hannah must serve a hefty helping of justice to an unnamed killer prowling around Lake Eden ... before someone takes a slice out of her!

Be expert with map & compass : the complete orienteering handbook /
By Kjellström, Björn,
© 1994., Collier Books ; Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; Maxwell Macmillan International,

Collins Scottish clan & family encyclopedia /
By Way, George,
© 1994., HarperCollinsPublishers,

Down the river unto the sea /
By Mosley, Walter,
Ten years after serving time at Rikers Island for assault, Joe King Oliver, an ex-NYPD investigator working as a private detective, receives a note from a woman who admits she was paid to frame him, compelling him to find out who on the police force wanted him out. He also agrees to help a radical black journalist accused of killing two on-duty police officers who had been abusing their badges to traffic in drugs and prostitutes in the city's poorest neighborhoods. The two cases intertwine, exposing a pattern of corruption and brutality wielded against black men, women, and children whose lives the law detroyed.

The terminal list : a thriller /
By Carr, Jack
"A Navy SEAL has nothing left to live for and everything to kill for after he discovers that the American government is behind the deaths of his team in this ripped-from-the-headlines political thriller. On his last combat deployment, Lieutenant Commander James Reece's entire team was killed in a catastrophic ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward avenging the deaths of his family and teammates. With breathless pacing and relentless suspense, Reece ruthlessly targets his enemies in the upper echelons of power without regard for the laws of combat or the rule of law. An intoxicating thriller that cautions against the seduction of absolute power and those who would do anything to achieve it, The Terminal List is perfect for fans of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Stephen Hunter, and Nelson DeMille"--

The Black Hills /
By Johnstone, William W.,
Hunter Buchanon and his rescued coyote are blamed for the death of the sheriff's deputy.

After-school snack cookbook : 40 delicious snacks kids will love.
"Super snacks you can make yourself" ... "fast and easy snacks" ... "snacks that double as a meal" ... "helpful utensil and ingredient lists"
© 2009, Meredith Corporation,

Dog finds lost dolphins : and more true stories of amazing animal heroes /
By Carney, Elizabeth,
Includes web references (page 111) and index.Presents the stories of a dog that helps stranded dolphins, a capuchin monkey who helps a young man with physical limitations, and a rat that sniffs out land mines.Cloud : dolphin rescue dog -- Kasey : monkey miracle worker -- Rats : heroes in small packages.

Curiosity killed the cat /
By Harimann, Sierra.
"Hannah isn't thrilled to be moving in with her dad and his new family, who live in a house this close to a spooky cemetery. Luckily, Hannah doesn't believe all the "ghost cat" stories she's heard about the graveyard. Besides, Hannah has bigger worries: her stepsister, Madison, is a total mean girl. Hannah's cat, Icky, has been missing since the move. And worst of all, every night something scratches at her door, but when she looks, nothing is there! Hannah's starting to wonder-- could those scary stories be true after all?" -- p. [4] of cover.
© c2011., Scholastic,

The dog days of Charlotte Hayes /
By Kennedy, Marlane.
Eleven-year-old Charlotte is not a dog person but does not like that the rest of her family neglects their Saint Bernard puppy, and so with a lot of determination and a little sneakiness, she works on finding a good home for the gentle giant.
© 2010, c2009., Scholastic,

Dare to be scared : thirteen stories to chill and thrill /
By San Souci, Robert D.
Nighttown -- The dark, dark house -- The caller -- The double dare -- Space is the place -- Ants -- The Halloween spirit -- The Bald Mountain monster -- Playland -- Smoke -- Mrs. Moonlight (Senora de Luna) -- Hungry ghosts -- Bakotahl.Thirteen original tales that start out with normal kids and normal lives, then take you to dark places where fear dwells.
© [2005], c2003., Scholastic,

Cam Jansen and the first day of school mystery /
By Adler, David A.
On her first day of fifth grade, Cam Jansen uses her photographic memory to help the police find a car thief. Includes a memory game.
© c2002,, Scholastic,

The wolf princess /
By Constable, Cathryn,
Sophie Smith is a teenage orphan stuck in a boarding school in London, but at night she dreams of Russia and wolves--then, on a class trip to St. Petersburg, she finds herself and her two friends deliberately separated from the group and whisked off into the silver forest of her dreams, where a mystery awaits.

Train stories /
By Amery, Heather
In these short stories Mrs. Boot introduces Poppy and Sam to the newly restored Apple Tree Station and its steam train.Beginning readers.
© 2000., EDC Pub.],

Haunted Clubhouse /
By Kelman, Marcy.
Ages 3 and up.It's almost Halloween, and Mickey and the gang are getting ready for their big Clubhouse Halloween party, but Donald is having trouble deciding on a costume.
© c2010., Disney Press,