Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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The hanging girl: a Department Q novel

By Adler-Olsen, Jussi

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"New York Times and internationally bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with the sixth book in his exhilarating Department Q series, featuring Detective Carl Mİirck and his enigmatic assistants, Assad and Rose. In the middle of his usual hard-won morning nap in the basement of police headquarters, Carl Mİirck, head of Department Q, receives a call from a colleague working on the Danish island of Bornholm. Carl is dismissive when he realizes that a new case is being foisted on him, but a few hours later, he receives some shocking news that leaves his headstrong assistant Rose more furious than usual. Carl has no choice but to lead Department Q into the tragic cold case of a vivacious seventeen-year-old girl who vanished from school, only to be found dead hanging high up in a tree. The investigation will take them from the remote island of Bornholm to a strange sun worshipping cult, where Carl, Assad, Rose, and newcomer Gordon attempt to stop a string of new murders and a skilled manipulator who refuses to let anything--or anyone--get in the way"--

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The Japanese lover: a novel

By Allende, Isabel

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"From New York Times and internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco's parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family's Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his family--like thousands of other Japanese Americans--are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world. Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life. Irina Bazili, a care worker struggling to come to terms with her own troubled past, meets the elderly woman and her grandson, Seth, at San Francisco's charmingly eccentric Lark House nursing home. As Irina and Seth forge a friendship, they become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma, eventually learning about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years. Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents, The Japanese Lover explores questions of identity, abandonment, redemption, and the unknowable impact of fate on our lives. Written with the same attention to historical detail and keen understanding of her characters that Isabel Allende has been known for since her landmark first novel The House of the Spirits, The Japanese Lover is a profoundly moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change"--

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The heart goes last

By Atwood, Margaret

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Margaret Atwood puts the human heart to the ultimate test in an utterly brilliant new novel that is as visionary as The Handmaid's Tale and as richly imagined as The Blind Assassin. Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. They desperately need to turn their situation around and fast. The Positron Project in the town of Consilience seems to be the answer to their prayers. No one is unemployed and everyone gets a comfortable, clean house to live in. for six months out of the year. On alternating months, residents of Consilience must leave their homes and function as inmates in the Positron prison system. Once their month of service in the prison is completed, they can return to their "civilian" homes. At first, this doesn't seem like too much of a sacrifice to make in order to have a roof over one's head and food to eat. But when Charmaine becomes romantically involved with the man who lives in their house during the months when she and Stan are in the prison, a series of troubling events unfolds, putting Stan's life in danger. With each passing day, Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled"--

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The blue guitar

By Banville, John

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Oliver Otway Orme, a semi-famous artist and petty thief, despairing of limits in his talents, flees when his latest theft is discovered and sequesters himself in his childhood home, where he struggles to understand how he reached his current state.

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Last light

By Blackstock, Terri

Publishing Date: c2005

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Following a sudden, inexplicable loss of electricity worldwide, the human race is abruptly confronted with the practical and ethical dilemmas created by the loss of familiar technologies.

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Off the grid: a Joe Pickett novel

By Box, C. J.

Publishing Date: [2016]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Joe Pickett's old friend Nate Romanowski is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and lying low while the FBI search for him. But they are not the only ones looking for him and Nate finds himself confronting an elite team of special forces soldiers. They're not there to take him in - they say - but to make a deal. They need his help destroying a domestic terror cell in Wyoming's Red Desert, and in return they'll make Nate's criminal record disappear. But Joe's not sure they can be trusted. And they can't. They have a very different plan in mind, and it just may be something that takes them all down--Nate and Joe included.

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Lamb in love: a novel

By Brown, Carrie

Publishing Date: 1999

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

An Englishman discovers love at the age of 51. It happens to Norris Lamb, a village postman after he sees Vida Stephen, a 41-year-old spinster, dancing naked in the moonlight. Too shy to speak to her, he writes her anonymous love letters. By the author of Rose's Garden.

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House of the rising sun: a novel

By Burke, James Lee

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"[T]he story of a father and son separated by war and circumstance--and whose encounter with the legendary Holy Grail will change their lives forever-- an epic tale of love, loss, betrayal, vengeance, and retribution that follows Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland on his journey to reunite with his estranged son, Ishmael, a captain in the United States Army" --

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House of the rising sun: a novel

By Burke, James Lee

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A Texas ranger escapes after a violent encounter with a stolen artifact that has an Austrian arms dealer pursuing him and targeting his estranged son.

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A water war in California

By Calnan, Selma

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

LOCAL AUTHOR. In August of 1998, El Viejo, an ancient village in El Diablo County, must decide the fate of its Mutual Water Company in an imminent election. Pollard Park, a juggernaut is at their doorstep and covets their land for expansion for industry and commerce. In July, three 34 year old, childhood friends reunite in the crisis in spite of personal, time-related priorities. Jesus (Jesse) Martinez, a diplomat, has responded to his widowed mother|´|s urgent call to help her decide how to vote in the coming election. He and Esperanza Moreno had been the poorest children in the school. She, as Ranza Moreno, is a savvy political candidate campaigning in a run-off election. She has remained friends with Consuela Sanchez-Shrewsberry, whose estate has been annexed to Pollard Park over her objections, leaving her vulnerable for seizure by eminent domain unless her adobe mansion can qualify for protection as a historical treasure. The story shows how the three pool their resources to save the water company, while experiencing tragedy, an on-again off-again romance, exposing a network of prejudice and political corruption, and solving the 150-year-old mystery surrounding the violent death of Don Miguel. They achieve realistic outcomes fo a satisfying conclusion.-book cover.

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Bohemian Gospel

By Carpenter, Dana Chamblee

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Thirteenth-century Bohemia is a dangerous place for a girl, especially one as odd as Mouse, born with unnatural senses and an uncanny intellect. Some call her a witch. Others call her an angel. Even Mouse doesn't know who -- or what -- she is. But she means to find out. When young King Ottakar shows up at the Abbey wounded by a traitor's arrow, Mouse breaks church law to save him and then agrees to accompany him back to Prague as his personal healer. Caught in the undertow of court politics at the castle, Ottakar and Mouse find themselves drawn to each other as they work to uncover the threat against him and to unravel the mystery of her past. But when Mouse's unusual gifts give rise to a violence and strength that surprise everyone, especially herself, she is forced to ask herself: Will she be prepared for the future that awaits her?

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All dressed in white

By Clark, Mary Higgins

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

The second novel in the "series following The Cinderella Murder, featuring intrepid television producer Laurie Moran as she investigates the case of a missing bride. Five years ago Amanda Pierce was excitedly preparing to marry her college sweetheart in a lavish ceremony at The Grand Victoria Hotel in Palm Beach. Then, with their guests and families on site, Amanda disappeared. In present-day New York City, Laurie Moran realizes a missing bride is the perfect cold case for her investigative television series, Under Suspicion."--

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The crow trap

By Cleeves, Ann

Publishing Date: 2016

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

An ingenious psychological suspense novel. At the isolated Baikie's Cottage on the North Pennines, three very different women come together. Three women who each know the meaning of betrayal -- For team leader Rachael the project is the perfect opportunity to rebuild her confidence after a double-betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Botanist Anne, on the other hand, sees it as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace, a strange, uncommunicative young woman with plenty of her own secrets to hide -- When Rachael arrives at the cottage, however, she is horrified to discover the body of her friend Bella Furness. Bella, it appears, has committed suicide - a verdict Rachael finds impossible to accept. Only when the next death occurs does a fourth woman enter the picture - the unconventional Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope.

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A song of shadows

By Connolly, John

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Still recovering from his life-threatening wounds, private detective Charlie Parker investigates a case that has its origins in a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War. Parker has retreated to the small Maine town of Boreas to regain his strength. There he befriends a widow named Ruth Winter and her young daughter, Amanda. But Ruth has her secrets. Old atrocities are about to be unearthed, and old sinners will kill to hide their sins. Now Parker is about to risk his life to defend a womanhe barely knows, one who fears him almost as much as she fears those who are coming for her. His enemies believe him to be vulnerable. Fearful. Solitary. But they are wrong. Parker is far from afraid, and far from alone. For something is emerging fromthe shadows"--

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Host

By Cook, Robin

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Lynn Pierce, a fourth-year medical student at Mason Dixon University, thinks she has her life figured out. But when her otherwise healthy boyfriend, Carl, enters the hospital for routine surgery, she doesn't know it's the last time she will see him whole again. Devastated by Carl's death, Lynn searches for answers. Convinced there's more to the story than what the authorities are willing to reveal, Lynn uses all her resources at Mason Dixon--including her initially reluctant lab partner, Edward--to hunt down evidence of medical error or malpractice. What she uncovers, however, is far more disturbing. Hospitals associated with Sentinel Healthcare, including the one attached to Mason Dixon, have unnervingly high rates of unexplained anesthetic complications and patients contracting serious and terminal illness in the wake of routine surgery. When Lynn and Edward begin to receive death threats, they know they're into something bigger than either of them anticipated. They soon enter a desperate race against time for answers before shadowy forces behind Sentinel Healthcare can put a stop to their efforts once and for all" --

The leatherstocking tales, v.1: the pioneers, the last of the Mohicans, the prairie

By Cooper, James Fenimore

Publishing Date: c1985

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In The Pioneers, Natty Bumppo, forced by a local landowner to obey new hunting laws, rebels and finds allies in the landowner's daughter and a mysterious stranger. In The Last of the Mohicans, Hawkeye, a scout, leads a small band of Americans fleeing from the British and their Indian allies in the French and Indian War.

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The leatherstocking tales, v.2: the pathfinder, or the inland sea; the deerslayer, or the first war-path

By Cooper, James Fenimore

Publishing Date: c1985

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

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The Courtesan

By Curry, Alexandra

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"The year is 1881. Seven-year-old Jinhua is left an orphan, alone and unprotected after her mandarin father's summary execution for the crime of speaking the truth. For seven silver coins, she is sold to a brothel-keeper and subjected to the worst of human nature. Will the private ritual that is her father's legacy and the wise friendship of the crippled brothel maid be enough to sustain her? When an elegant but troubled scholar takes Jinhua as his concubine, she enters the close world of his jealous first wife. Yet it is Jinhua who accompanies him--as Emissary to the foreign devil nations of Prussia, Austro-Hungary, and Russia--on an exotic journey to Vienna"--Amazon.com.

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The gangster

By Cussler, Clive

Publishing Date: [2016]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. Detective Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Agency is hired to form a special 'Black Hand Squad,' but the gangsters appear to be everywhere--so much so that Bell begins to wonder if there are imitators, criminals using the name for the terror effect. And then the murders begin, each one of a man more powerful than the last, and as Bell discovers, to his dismay, the ultimate target may be the most powerful man of all"--

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Everyone in their place

By De Giovanni, Maurizio

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Investigating the death of a duchess in 1931 Naples, Commissario Ricciardi is assisted by Brigadier Maione to connect the victim's demise to her associates in the Neapolitan privileged social circles and the local fascist elite.

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