Allison Public Library Notes 2/07
“NIGHT MOVES” by Jonathan Kellerman . . . When an affluent family returns home from Sunday dinner to discover the murdered body of a complete stranger in their house, psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis navigate unexpected consequences in a case that tests their intellectual and emotional limits.
“MURDER INTERRUPTED” by James Patterson . . . Two true-crime tales relate the stories of a rich financier pursuing the hit man he hired to kill his wife, and a supposedly chronically ill teenager who killed her mother after years of abuse.
“THE MERMAID AND MRS. HANCOCK” by Imogen Hermes Gowar . . . When one of his trading vessels returns to eighteenth-century London with the remarkable body of a mermaid, Jonah gains entry into high society and falls in love with a highly accomplished courtesan, with unexpected consequences.
“VIRGIL WANDER” by Leif Enger . . . Emerging from an accident with damaged memories and compromised language skills, a movie house owner from a small Midwestern town pieces together his story against a backdrop of community history, which is shaped by a prodigal son's return.
“THE GIRL THEY LEFT BEHIND” by Roxanne Veletzos . . . Adopted by a wealthy couple when she is found abandoned in war-torn 1941 Romania, a young Jewish girl comes of age under the Soviet occupation before traces of her identity resurface and lead to a transformative discovery.
“THE PROMISE OF BREEZE HILL” by Pam Hillman . . . When Connor OShea indentures himself as a carpenter to pay for his brothers' passage from Ireland, he finds that Isabella Bartholomew of Breeze Hill Plantation is in danger and vows to do what he can to keep her safe.
“BLESSED BE THE WICKED” by D.A. Bartley . . . After her husband's death, detective Abish Taylor returns to Utah where she finds the quiet Mormon suburb of her childhood shaken by a grisly, ritualistic murder and uncovers the dark side of her old home, including infidelity, corruption and greed.
“ONE PERFECT KISS” by Jaci Burton . . . Finally finding a place to call home in Hope, Oklahoma, high school teacher Josie Barnes falls for football coach Zach Powers, who is almost too good to be true.
“RACKED AND STACKED” by Lorelei James . . . Former cattle broker Ike Palmer was ready for a new chapter in his life as a stock contractor when he started working with Riss, a sassy truck driver who gets under his skin at every turn. But Riss is unlike any woman he's ever met and her candor inflames him in the most unexpected ways.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“DOG MAN 6: BRAWL OF THE WILD” by Dav Pilkey . . . Is Dog Man bad to the bone? The heroic hound is sent to the pound for a crime he didn't commit! While his pals work to prove his innocence, Dog Man struggles to find his place among dogs and people. Being a part of both worlds, will he ever fully fit in with one?
“LITTLE FOX IN THE SNOW” by Jonathan London . . . A fiery red fox emerges from its burrow on a snow-covered winter morning and takes on the roles of both hunter and hunted on evocative scenes that poetically depict his encounters with a mouse, a hare and a wolverine.
“DREAMERS” by Yuyi Morales . . . In 1994, Yuyi Morales left her home in Xalapa, Mexico and came to the US with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn't come empty-handed. She brought her strength, her work, her passion, her hopes and dreams...and her stories.
“SMALL WALT AND MO THE TOW” by Elizabeth Verdick . . . Walt the snowplow learns that, while his work is very important, there are some things he cannot do without the help of his new tow truck friend, Mo.