Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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The mezzanine: a novel

By Baker, Nicholson

Publishing Date: 1990, c1986

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Turns an ordinary ride up an office escalator into a meditation on our relations with familiar objects--shoelaces, straws, and more. Baker's debut novel, and a favorite amongst many of us here. - (Random House, Inc.)

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A great and terrible beauty

By Bray, Libba

Publishing Date: 2005, c2003

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.

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War brides

By Bryan, Helen

Publishing Date: c2007

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Alice Osbourne, the stolid daughter of the late vicar, is reeling from the news that Richard Fairfax broke their engagement to marry Evangeline Fontaine, an American girl from the Deep South. Evangeline's arrival causes a stir in the village but not the chaos that would ensue if they knew her motives for being there. Scrappy Elsie Pigeon is among the poor of London who see the evacuations as a chance to escape a life of destitution. Another new arrival is Tanni Zayman, a young Jewish girl who fled the horrors of Europe and now waits with her newborn son, certain that the rest of her family is safe and bound to show up any day. And then there's Frances Falconleigh, a madcap, fearless debutante whose father is determined to keep her in the countryside and out of the papers. --amazon.com.

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Blood orange: a novel

By Campbell, Drusilla

Publishing Date: c2005

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Dana Cabot's seven-year-old girl is kidnapped, then returned after three months, with elective mutism and a new interest in water. Her husband angers her by defending a client accused of being involved in the crime. Then she learns that she played an unwitting role in the kidnapping.

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Swim to me: a novel

By Carter, Betsy

Publishing Date: 2007

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Desperate to compete with the newly opened Walt Disney World Resort, Miss Thelma Foote struggles to deal with the lack of business at Weeki Wachee Springs, while coping with the constant repairs, bills, and mischievous "mermaids," but everyone's luck takes a turn for the better when Delores Walker arrives from the Bronx to pursue her long-time dream of becoming a mermaid.

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The burning room: a novel

By Connelly, Michael

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When the vicitim of a crime succumbs to complications from a bullet wound from nine years ago, Detective Harry Bosch and his new partner Lucia Soto must find new leads from the past.

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The lost key

By Coulter, Catherine

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"The newest entry in the sizzling international thriller series featuring Nicholas Drummond, from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Catherine Coulter. Freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond is barely out of his Quantico training when he and his partner, Mike Caine, are called to investigate a stabbing on Wall Street. Their investigation, however, yields more questions than answers. It quickly becomes clear that the victim, John Pearce, was more than the naval historian and antiquities dealer he appeared to be. What Drummond doesn't know is that buying and selling rare books was Pearce's cover, and that he had devoted his life to discovering the whereabouts of a missing World War I U-boat concealing a stash of gold bullion, and an unexpected surprise that only raises more questions. When Drummond and Caine find both of Pearce's adult children have disappeared, the case assumes a new sense of urgency. The FBI agents know their best lead lies in the victim's cryptic final words-"The key is in the lock." But what key? What lock? The search for Adam and Sophia Pearce takes them on an international manhunt, which threatens to run them afoul of an eccentric billionaire industrialist with his own plans not only for the lost gold, but the creation of a weapon unlike anything the world has ever seen"--

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Waking Samuel: a novel

By Coyle, Daniel

Publishing Date: 2004, c2003

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

This moving first novel from an accomplished nonfiction writer--Coyle is the author of Hardball: A Season in the Projects (1993)--deals with loss, identity, and responsibility. At the center of the story is a woman named Sara Black, a 41-year-old nurse who has recently lost her young son in a car crash. Haunted by the boy's death, Sara occupies herself with thoughts of a mysterious patient in her care, the so-called tall man. She becomes obsessed with the nameless patient, a gunshot victim who was discovered by a traveling junior-high class in the Pacific Northwest. Despite many rumors, his entire life remains an enigma to all those around him. Coyle is a clever writer, and he ably weaves his main character's jumble of emotions into a satisfying whole. The novel takes a handful of unforeseen turns--for one thing, the tall man becomes an ever more perplexing figure--generating considerable excitement in what is essentially a character-driven story. An impressive debut. ((Reviewed October 1, 2003)) Copyright 2003 Booklist Reviews

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Havana storm: a Dirk Pitt novel

By Cussler, Clive

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt's children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone that may reveal the whereabouts of a vast historical Aztec treasure. The problem is, that stone was believed to have been destroyed on the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898.

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Misterioso: A Crime Novel

By Dahl, Arne

Publishing Date: 2012, c2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Detective Paul Hjelm is placed into an elite team of officers and sent on a mission to track down a killer who has been systematically targeting business leaders, a case that pits them against the Russian Mafia and Sweden's secret wealthy societies.

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The secret place: [a novel]

By French, Tana

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"The photo on the card shows a boy who was found murdered, a year ago, on the grounds of a girls' boarding school in the leafy suburbs of Dublin. The caption says I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM. Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to get a foot in the door of Dublin's Murder Squad´and one morning, sixteen-year-old Holly Mackey brings him this photo. "The Secret Place," a board where the girls at St. Kilda's School can pin up their secrets anonymously, is normally a mishmash of gossip and covert cruelty, but today someone has used it to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder of handsome, popular Chris Harper. Stephen joins forces with the abrasive Detective Antoinette Conway to find out who and why. But everything they discover leads them back to Holly's close-knit group of friends and their fierce enemies, a rival clique´and to the tangled web of relationships that bound all the girls to Chris Harper. Every step in their direction turns up the pressure. Antoinette Conway is already suspicious of Stephen's links to the Mackey family. St. Kilda's will go a long way to keep murder outside their walls. Holly's father, Detective Frank Mackey, is circling, ready to pounce if any of the new evidence points toward his daughter. And the private underworld of teenage girls can be more mysterious and more dangerous than either of the detectives imagined." --provided by publisher.

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Trust fund

By Frey, Stephen W.

Publishing Date: 2001

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Once the black sheep of Connecticut's most influential clan, Bo is now back at the helm of Warfield Capital, the multibillion-dollar investment firm at the heart of his family dynasty. But his return sparks a rapid-fire chain of events that could destroy the family and its vast fortune.

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October light

By Gardner, John

Publishing Date: 2005

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

October Light is one of John Gardner's masterworks. The penniless widow of a once-wealthy dentist, Sally Abbot now lives in the Vermont farmhouse of her older brother, 72-year-old James Page. Polar opposites in nearly every way, their clash of values turns a bitter corner when the exacting and resolute James takes a shotgun to his sister's color television set. After he locks Sally up in her room with the trashy "blockbuster" novel that has consumed her (and only apples to eat), the novel-within-the-novel becomes an echo chamber providing glimpses into the history of the family that spawned these bizarre, sad, and stubborn people. Gardner uses the turbulent siblings as a stepping-off point from which he expands upon the lives of their extended families, and the rural community that surrounds them. He also engages larger issues of how liberals and conservatives define themselves, and considers those moments when life transcends all their arguments. - (Norton Pub)

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The peripheral

By Gibson, William

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran's benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC's elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton has to go out, but there's a job he's supposed to do-a job Flynne didn't know he had. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. The job seems to be simple: work a perimeter around the image of a tower building. Little buglike things turn up. He's supposed to get in their way, edge them back. That's all there is to it. He's offering Flynne a good price to take over for him. What she sees, though, isn't what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder"--

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A Florentine death

By Giuttari, Michele

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara knows that the beautiful surface of his adopted city, Florence, hides dark undercurrents. When called in to investigate a series of brutal and apparently random murders, his intuition is confirmed. It is an investigation that will put not only his career, but also his life on the line.

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Winterland

By Glynn, Alan

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When two men from the same family die on the same night, Gina Rafferty is filled with grief and a growing anger that drives her to find the truth behind these deaths.

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Bookends: a novel

By Green, Jane

Publishing Date: 2003, c2002

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

The world of four lifelong friends--best friends Catherine and Simon, both unlucky in love, and Josh and Lucy, happily married to each other--struggling to cope with their thirties is thrown into turmoil by the arrival of Portia, a stunningly beautiful college friend with a reputation for breaking hearts.

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Changeling

By Gregory, Philippa

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In 1453, seventeen-year-old Luca Vero, accused of heresy and expelled from his monastery, is recruited to help investigate evil across Europe but frees his first subject, Isolde, from captivity in a nunnery, and together they seek the one who defends the boundaries of Christendom and holds the secrets of the Order of Darkness.

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The honor of spies

By Griffin, W. E. B.

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

August 6, 1943: In his brief career in the Office of Strategic Services, twenty-four-year-old Cletus Frade has already been involved in a lot of unusual situations, but nothing like the one he's in now, standing with a German lieutenant colonel named Wilhelm Frogger in a Mississippi prisoner-of-war detention facility. Frade's job? To help Frogger escape so the OSS can use Frogger's knowledge and connections to kill Adolf Hitler.

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Moriarty: a novel

By Horowitz, Anthony

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Days after the encounter at the Swiss waterfall that claimed the lives of Sherlock Holmes and criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty, Pinkerton detective agent Frederick Chase and Scotland Yard Inspector Athelney Jones, a devoted student of Holmes's methods of investigation and deduction, must track down a sinister figure who is determined to stake his claim as Moriarty's successor.

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