Just in: suspense

In Sulfur Springs by William Krueger, a search for a missing man in the Arizona desert exposes a violent power struggle along the Mexican border.  The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille involves a charter skipper who takes advantage of the Cuban ‘thaw’ to recover cash hidden since Castro’s revolution. In The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapeña, parents return from  a neighbor’s party to find their front door open and their infant daughter’s crib empty.  james Patterns, Inc has 2 new titles out:  in Haunted  (James Born), Detective Michael Bennet’s Maine vacation is interrupted by the discovery of bodies in the woods near his cabin; in The Store (Richard DiLallo), reporters pose as workers in an Amazon-like mega-store.

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Just in: mysteries and crime

In A Casualty of War toddby Charles Todd,  Nurse Bess Crawford treats an officer who claims he was wounded by a cousin over a family dispute.  Joe Gunther takes a back seat in Archer Mayor’s Trace as three of his subordinates tackle tricky cases.  In The Hangman’s Sonnet by Reed Farrel Coleman (Pinch-hitting for the late Robert Parker),  Jesse Stone is tasked with providing security for a gala honoring a reclusive singer-songwriter.  Kate Shugak’s routine wilderness rescue get complicated in Less than Treason by Dana Stabenow when a pile of human remains are found on the scene. In Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb, a gossip columnist using her sources for blackmail is found shot. Harlan Coben, the ‘folk poet of the suburbs’ (NYT) pens a stand-alone about an unsolved crime in Don’t Let Go. 

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We’ve got parking!

No street work today, so there are plenty of places to park while you drop by to check out the new books and new lights!  Last chance before the holiday!

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Breaking: more new books!!

upsJust ahead of Columbus Day, 14 new items, including the much talked about Beneath a Scarlet Sky (Mark Sullivan), a tale of WWII resistance.  Also, fiction by award-winner Jennifer Egan,  suspense by Stephen King and Dan Brown, relationship drama by Susan Mallery and Elin Hilderbrand, mysteries by Anne Perry and Will thomas, a western by Michael Zimmer and more.

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We’re back! –Bestsellers

fireHere are some of the bestsellers which arrived while the library was working on its lighting.  “A Column of Fire” is Ken Follett’s third installment of his drama set in the Cathedral town of Knightsbridge. It’s now the Tudor era, where power precariously shifts between Catholics and Protestants.  Follett serves up suspense, romance and history in equal measure. “The Girl who takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz (pinch-hitting  for the late Stieg Larson) is the latest case for the dragon tattoo girl. In “Little Fires Everywhere” by book  club fav Celeste Ng, a placid Cleveland suburb becomes the scene of an intense family drama. In “A Legacy of Spies”  by John Le Carré, George Smiley’s protégé Peter Guillam is summoned from retirement in Brittany “to clear up a bit of unpleasantness” from the past. In “The Romanov Ransom” by Clive Cussler, The Fargos, neo- Nazis and Russian crime lords vie to recover a Tsarist McGuffin.

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Little brown truck

We’ve been so excited about the new lights that we almost forgot to mention that the man from UPS was here with a delivery of new books and DVDs while we were closed.  Look for suspense Coben, Demille, Patterson and Cussler, the latest epic by Ken Follet, mysteries by Charles Todd and Dana Stabenow, and fiction by Jan Karon and Jaime Ford.  New DVD include the 5th season of Longmire, Wonder Woman and the latest Pirates of the Caribbean farrago.

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Finished!

The new stack lights are installed and they look terrific.  Drop by and see for yourself! The installation  was done  by Consolidates Electrical Distributors of Gilford.  Many heartfelt thanks to Annette Nichols, The CH Energy Cte, the Board of Selectmen and the Library Board of Trustees for all their hard work in making this happen. IMG_0655

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