Allison Public Library Notes 2/01
“THE SABOTEUR” by Paul Kix . . . Presents the life and exploits of British Special Operations Executive and French Resistance hero Robert de la Rochefoucald, tracing his privileged upbringing, his elite military training, and the missions he conducted as an Allied spy.
“DARK IN DEATH” by J.D. Robb . . . When a young woman is brutally murdered while attending a screening of "Psycho" at Times Square, Eve Dallas is contacted by a writer of crime fiction who recognizes the case, and other recent killings, from storylines in her books.
“INSIDIOUS INTENT” by Val McDermid . . . While Tony and Carol investigate a serial murderer luring single women from weddings, Paula McIntyre and her partner Elinor work to find a blackmailer targeting their ward.
“ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERS” by Jennifer Chiaverini . . . Educated in math and science by her mother, the only legitimate child of Lord Byron is introduced into London society before forging a bond with Charles Babbage and using her talents to become the world's first computer programmer.
“NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT” by Kristan Higgins . . . Returning to her hometown in the hopes of reconciling with her estranged family, a woman who recently survived a brush with death makes discoveries with the potential to heal the rift or permanently separate her from her surviving relatives.
“A LADY IN DISGUISE” by Sandra Byrd . . . After her father, a member of the Metropolitan police, is murdered, Gillian Young suspects that Viscount Thomas Lockwood, who is helping her with the investigation into her father's double life, may have ulterior motives related to her father's death.
“IF YOU KNEW HER” by Emily Elgar . . . Chief nurse Alice Marlowe investigates the story of a beautiful comatose patient who was the victim of a hit-and-run, while a patient on the same ward, unable to communicate because of locked-in syndrome, comes to understand that the comatose woman's life is in danger.
“A PLACE AT OUR TABLE” by Amy Clipston . . . Along with his volunteer work at the local fire department, running his Amish farm keeps Jamie Riehl busy. He barely has time to eat at the family table, never mind find someone to date. But when he meets Kayla Dienner, he is smitten. In the midst of family heartaches, can two young Amish people move past their grief and trust that God's will includes finding happiness again?
“WRONG TO NEED YOU” by Alisha Rai . . . Returning home 10 years after being accused of a crime he did not commit, Jackson Kane helps his brother’s widow, the only woman he has ever loved, with the café she’s inherited, and must decide if he is strong enough to face the past in order to have a future with this woman he cannot live without.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“HAUNT ME” by Liz Kessler . . . When her family moves to a new house, Erin encounters the spirit of the teenage boy, Joe, who used to live there, and meets Olly, who is still trying to adjust to his brother Joe's death, at her new school.
“RESTART” by Gordon Korman . . . When Chase returns to middle school after falling off the roof and losing his memory, he learns that the person he was before the amnesia is not someone he likes. In memory of Marilee Reiher.
“CHARLIE & MOUSE” by Laurel Snyder . . . Two inventive young brothers share a series of wacky adventures involving conversations with lumps, a neighborhood party, a rock-selling venture and the creation of the "bedtime banana."
“CLICK, CLACK, MOO: I LOVE YOU” by Doreen Cronin . . . Little Duck is working hard making valentines for everyone and decorating for the Valentine's Day dance, but what happens when an unexpected guest arrives?
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: DESPICABLE ME 3, THE BEGUILED, and HOME AGAIN.