Allison Public Library Notes 12/07
"Books transport people who have no money to travel." - unknown
“QUICK & DIRTY” by Stuart Woods . . . When a beautiful new client seeks out Stone Barrington, he becomes entangled in the rarefied and intricate world of the art business, where mistakes are costly and trouble lurks beneath the exclusive veneer.
“KILLING SEASON” by Faye Kellerman . . . While investigating his sister's death, Ben Vicksburg sees patterns that don't fit and clues similar to other unsolved murders in the evidence, but his obsession leads the police to suspect him and makes him a target of the real killer.
“SEVEN DAYS OF US” by Francesca Hornak . . . Looking forward to a Christmas family reunion for the first time in years, the Birch family is upended by the news that their physician-activist daughter has been exposed to a foreign virus that forces the entire family into quarantine for a week also shaped by respective anxieties, past glory and a shocking secret.
“NOELLE” by Greg Kincaid . . . Accepting the role as Crossing Trail's first woman Santa Claus, rebellious matriarch Mary Ann McCray embarks on a season marked by her close friends' divorce and her son Todd tenaciously training a high-spirited, lovable dog to be a service animal.
“AWAY IN A MANGER” by Rhys Bowen . . . Molly Murphy steps in on behalf of two young beggars who are severly mistreated by their aunt when one is accused of stealing a purse, and an inquiry into the children's background reveals a seedy element of New York upper class society.
“THE CAPTIVATING LADY CHARLOTTE” by Carolyn Miller . . . All she wants is to marry for love. And as the belle of the season, Lady Charlotte Featherington should have her choice of suitors. But even this captivating lady must obey her noble papa's wishes – and the marquess has determined that his daughter will wed a widowed duke, not a dashing young lord.
“UNDER ONE ROOF” by Barry Martin . . . Details the extraordinary friendship between an old woman who refused to sell her home to make way for a commercial development in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle and the construction supervisor who, erecting the shopping mall around her little house, helped her through the last days of her life.
“NO PLACE TO HIDE” by Lynette Eason . . . When Jackie Sellers discovers that former crush and childhood friend Ian Lockwood is wanted for terrorist activity, she resolves to find him and discover the truth before the authorities or the bad guys can catch up with him.
“RIDE WILD” by Laura Kaye . . . When he hires Cora Campbell to take care of his sons, Raven Rider Motorcycle Club member and widower Sam “Slider” Evans gets an unexpected second chance at love until Cora witnesses something she shouldn’t have, placing both of their lives in danger.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“THE TERRIBLE TWO” by Mac Barnett . . . When master prankster Miles Murphy moves to sleepy Yawnee Valley, he challenges the local mystery prankster in an epic battle of tricks but soon the two join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen.
“GOODBYE AUTUMN, HELLO WINTER” by Kenard Pak . . . As leaves fall from their trees, animals huddle against the cold, and frost creeps across windows, everyone knows—winter is on its way! Given in memory of Marilee Reiher.
“A LOUD WINTER'S NAP” by Katy Hudson . . . Tortoise is found trying to hibernate now that winter has arrived, but his friends want him to wake up and enjoy all the fun that the frosty winter season brings. In memory of Marilee Reiher, forever a teacher.
“THE PRINCESS AND THE PONY” by Kate Beaton . . . Wanting a big, strong, beautiful horse that will help her fulfill her dream of becoming a warrior, Princess Pinecone is dismayed when her birthday arrives and she does not quite get the horse she envisioned.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: MEGAN LEAVEY, 47 METERS DOWN, and FALLEN.