Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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The guilty one

By Ballantyne, Lisa

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

London solicitor Daniel Hunter finds his life changed when he meets an eleven-year-old boy accused of murdering an eight-year-old boy--a case that forces him to confront his own childhood and unearths memories he'd long buried.

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City of Bohane: a novel

By Barry, Kevin

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Set 40 years in the future, the once great city of Bohane on the west coast of Ireland is in terminal decline, with vice and tribal splits rife. Logan Hartnett, godfather of the Hartnett Fancy gang has been in charge but his nemesis has arrived back in town, his henchmen are becoming ambitious, his wife wants him to give it all up and go straight and, he has his mother to contend with.

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A dark and twisted tide

By Bolton, S. J.

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Now living in a houseboat on the River Thames, Lacey Flint is becoming a part of London's weird and wonderful riverboat community. But at dawn one hot summer morning, Lacey finds the body of a shrouded young woman in the river. She assumes it was chance--after all she's recently joined the marine policing unit--but further investigation leads her team to suspect it was deliberately left for her to find. She is no longer a detective, but as she begins to suspect someone is watching her very closely, she can't help but be drawn into the investigation"--Provided by publisher.

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Cinnamon and gunpowder

By Brown, Eli

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In 1819, kidnapped chef Owen Wedgwood transforms meager shipboard supplies into sumptuous meals at the behest of his kidnapper, pirate queen Mad Hannah Mabbot, while she pushes her exhausted crew to track down a deadly privateer.

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Revenge of the middle-aged woman

By Buchan, Elizabeth

Publishing Date: 2004, c2002

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

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We need new names: a novel

By Bulawayo, NoViolet

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Follows ten-year-old Zimbabwe native Darling as she escapes the closed schools and paramilitary police control of her homeland in search of opportunity and freedom with an aunt in America.

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Wayfaring stranger: a novel

By Burke, James Lee

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A sprawling thriller drenched with atmosphere and intrigue that takes a young boy from a chance encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to the trenches of World War II and the oil fields along the Texas-Louisiana coast.

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The last girl: a crime novel

By Casey, Jane

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

London defense attorney Philip Kennford's money provides a gorgeous house, a wardrobe worthy of Milan runways-- but it can't provide a happy marriage, or good relationships with his twin daughters. And it does nothing to protect his family when someone brutally murders his wife and daughter in their own home. When Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan arrives at the scene, the two survivors-- Philip and his second favorite daughter, Lydia-- both claim to have seen nothing, but it's clear right away that this is an unhappy family accustomed to keeping secrets.

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The dead will tell

By Castillo, Linda

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Everyone in Painters Mill knows the abandoned Hochstetler farm is haunted. But only a handful of the residents remember the terrible secrets lost in the muted/hushed whispers of time--and now death is stalking them, seemingly from the grave. On a late-night shift, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of an apparent suicide--an old man found hanging from the rafters in his dilapidated barn. But evidence quickly points to murder and Kate finds herself chasing a singularly difficult and elusive trail of evidence that somehow points back to the tragedy of that long ago incident. Meanwhile, Kate has moved in with state agent John Tomasetti and for the first time in so long, they're both happy; a bliss quickly shattered when one of the men responsible for the murders of Tomasetti's family four years ago is found not guilty, and walks away a free man. Will Tomasetti be pulled back to his own haunted past? When a second man is found dead--also seemingly by his own hand--Kate discovers a link in the case that sends the investigation in a direction no one could imagine and revealing the horrifying truth of what really happened that terrible night thirty-five years ago, when an Amish father and his four children perished--and his young wife disappeared without a trace. And, as Kate knows--the past never truly dies . ."--

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Personal: a Jack Reacher novel

By Child, Lee

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott--an American marksman gone bad--is one of them. And after fifteen years in prison, he's out, unaccounted for, and likely drawing a bead on a G-8 summit packed with enough world leaders to tempt any assassin. If anyone can stop Kott, it's the man who beat him before: Reacher. And though he'd rather work alone, Reacher is teamed with Casey Nice, a rookie analyst who keeps her cool with Zoloft. But they're facing a rough road, full of ruthless mobsters, Serbian thugs, close calls, double-crosses, and no backup if they're caught. All the while Reacher can't stop thinking about the woman he once failed to save. But he won't let that happen again. Not this time. Not Nice. Reacher never gets too close. But now a killer is making it personal."--Dust jacket.

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This is the way

By Corbett, Gavin

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Fearing that he has reignited an ancient feud between the two halves of his family, Anthony Sonaghan hides out in an old tenement house in Dublin until his roguish uncle Arthur, who is on the run, arrives on his doorstep, bringing with him a world of trouble.

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Worst. person. ever: [a novel]

By Coupland, Douglas

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Meet Raymond Gunt. He's a B-unit cameraman who enters a downward failure spiral that takes him from London to Los Angeles and then on to an obscure island in the Pacific where a major American TV network is shooting a Survivor-style reality show. Along the way, Gunt suffers multiple comas and unjust imprisonment, is forced to re-enact the Angry Dance from the movie Billy Elliot and finds himself at the center of a nuclear war.

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Yesterday's echo: a novel

By Coyle, Matt

Publishing Date: [2013]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Rick Cahill was never convicted of his wife's murder, but he was never exonerated either. Not by the police. Not by the media. Not even by himself. Eight years later, police suspicion and his own guilt remain over his responsibility in his wife's death. When he meets Melody Malana, a beautiful yet secretive TV reporter, he sees a chance to love again. When she is arrested for murder and asks Rick for help, the former cop says no, but the rest of him says yes and he grasps at a chance for redemption. But Rick's attempt to help turns terribly wrong, and he becomes a suspect in the murder and the target of a police manhunt. On the run, Rick encounters desperate people who'll kill to keep their pasts buried. Before Rick can save himself and bring down a murderer, he must confront the truth about his own past and untangle his feeling for a woman he can never fully trust.

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Children of paradise: a novel

By D'Aguiar, Fred

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Based on the terrible truths of Jonestown, Jim Jones's utopian commune in Guyana, Children of Paradise is a novel that interweaves history and fiction to portray a mother and daughter's escape from the rule of a religious madman.

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Duplex: a novel

By Davis, Kathryn

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Mary and Eddie are meant for each other -- but love is no guarantee, not in these suburbs. Like all children, they exist in an eternal present; time is imminent, and the adults of the street live in their assorted houses like numbers on a clock. Meanwhile ominous rumors circulate, and the increasing agitation of the neighbors points to a future in which all will be lost. Soon, a sorcerer's car will speed down Mary's street, and as past and future fold into each other, the resonant parenthesis of her girlhood will close forever. Beyond is adulthood, a world of robots and sorcerers, slaves and masters, bodies without souls. Once you enter the duplex-- that magical hinge between past and future, human and robot, space and time-- there's no telling where you might come out" -- from publisher's web site.

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I, Hogarth

By Dean, Michael

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

This novel presents a rollicking picture of 18th century London life in that colourful period. Hogarth's epoch-defining paintings and engravings are renowned. He was London's painter par excellence, and supplies the most enduring vision of the eighteenth century's ebullience, enjoyments and social iniquities. From a childhood spent in a debtor's prison to his death in the arms of his wife, this book follows the life of painter Hogarth as he makes a name for himself and as he fights for artists with his Copyright Act. Through his lifelong marriage to Jane Thornhill, his inability to have children, his time as one of England's best portrait painters, his old age and unfortunate dip into politics, and ultimately his death, this is the artist's life through the artist's eyes.

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For all time: a Nantucket brides novel

By Deveraux, Jude

Publishing Date: c2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux returns to the magnificent, sunny island in For All Time, the second novel in her Nantucket Brides trilogy--this time featuring the next generation of her beloved family of Montgomery-Taggerts -- Provided by publisher.

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Float me through the deep

By Diaz de Leon, Frank Joseph

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Sky dancer: a Shoshoni story

By Diaz de Leon, Frank Joseph

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

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Lehrter station

By Downing, David

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Paris, November 1945. John Russell is walking home along the banks of the Seine on a cold and misty evening when Soviet agent Yevgeny Shchepkin falls into step alongside him. Shchepkin tells Russell that the American intelligence will soon be asking him to undertake some low grade espionage on their behalf--assessing the strains between different sections of the German Communist Party--and that Shchepkin's own bosses in Moscow want him to accept the task and pass his findings on to them. He adds that refusal will put Russell's livelihood and life at risk, but that once he has accepted it, he'll find himself even further entangled in the Soviet net. It's a lose-lose situation. Shchepkin admits that his own survival now depends on his ability to utilize Russell. The only way out for the two of them is to make a deal with the Americans. If they can come up with something the Americans want or need badly enough, then perhaps Russell will be forgiven for handing German atomic secrets over to Moscow and Shchepkin might be offered the sort of sanctuary that also safeguards the lives of his wife and daughter in Moscow. Every decision Russell makes now is a dangerous one"--Provided by publisher.

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