Allison Public Library Notes 9/13
“THE MONEY SHOT” by Stuart Woods . . . Disguising himself as a stuntman to investigate blackmail threats against an actress starring in a new production, Teddy Fay discovers that the perpetrators are looking for something other than money.
“DEAR MRS. BIRD” by A.J. Pearce . . . An adventurous young woman takes a typist job to assist the war effort and lands in the employ of a renowned advice columnist before she begins secretly replying to heart-wrenching letters rejected as unsuitable. In honor of Linda Thoreson for service as a trustee.
“PARADOX” by Catherine Coulter . . . When divers discover the bones of multiple murder victims during a search of Lake Massey, agents Sherlock and Savich make a connection between the bones and an escaped psychopath who attempted to kidnap five-year-old Sean Savich.
“THE ADDRESS” by Fiona Davis . . . Interior designer Bailey Camdenis leaps at a chance to renovate her heiress cousin's lavish apartment at The Dakota, and learns the scandalous history of a distant ancestor's connection to the murder of the building's architect a century earlier.
“THE CAPTIVES” by Debra Jo Immergut . . . After a woman is convicted of a brutal crime, a prison psychologist recognizes her as his high-school crush, prompting a charged reunion that sets off an astonishing chain of events with dangerous consequences for both.
“STORM FRONT” by Susan May Warren . . . When a tornado search and rescue effort brings back the girl that got away, Ty Remington determines to succeed in rescuing a group of kids--and his own heart.
“THE LATE BLOOMERS' CLUB” by Louise Miller . . . Nora, the owner of the local diner, and her sister Kit inherit a house and land targeted for development, leading to conflict in the community and a dilemma for Nora, who is confused over her growing feelings for the developer's representative. In honor of Linda Thoreson for service as a trustee.
“HOT RESPONSE” by Shannon Stacey . . . When firefighter Gavin Boudreau, who believes in “work hard, play harder,” and EMT Cait Tasker, who has returned home to help her family deal with an unexpected tragedy, start working together, they try to deny the attraction between them until things heat up both on and off the job.
“PANDEMIC 1918” by Catharine Arnold . . . Draws on eyewitness accounts from around the world to describe the outbreak of the Spanish Flu that killed more than fifty million people around the world, including 550,000 in the United States, during and after World War I. In honor of Linda Thoreson for service as a trustee.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE” by Tomi Adeyemi . . . Zâelie, her brother Tzain, and princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.
“I WISH I WAS AN ELEPHANT” by Jennifer Bove . . . An introduction to what it is like to live like an elephant compares the behaviors and routines of an elephant to those of a child, in a Ranger Rick reader that is complemented by striking wildlife photography.
“BE KIND” by Pat Zietlow Miller . . . From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a difference—or at least help a friend.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: DEADPOOL 2, THE MIRACLE SEASON, and THE LEISURE SEEKER.