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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Cheap shot: a Spencer Novel

By Atkins, Ace

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"The iconic, tough-but-tender Boston PI Spenser returns in an outstanding new addition to the New York Times-bestselling series from author Ace Atkins. Kinjo Heywood is one of the New England Patriots' marquee players-a hard-nosed linebacker who's earned his reputation as one of the toughest guys in the league. When off-field violence repeatedly lands Heywood in the news, his slick agent hires Spenser to find the men who he says have been harassing his client. Heywood's troubles seem to be tied to a nightclub shooting from two years earlier. But when Heywood's nine-year-old son, Akira, is kidnapped, ransom demands are given, and a winding trail through Boston's underworld begins, Spenser puts together his own all-star team of toughs. It will take both Hawk and Spenser's prote;ge;, Zebulon Sixkill, to watch Spenser's back and return the child to the football star's sprawling Chestnut Hill mansion. A controversial decision from Heywood only ups the ante as the clock winds down on Akira's future. "--

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Gypped

By Clark, Carol Higgins

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: M

Call Number: M

PI Regan Reilly and her husband Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, investigate an L.A.-based business scam that extends up and down the coast of California --

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Medals in the attic

By Elliott, Cathy

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"Annie Dawson is enjoying rummaging through the jumble of memorabilia, old toys, and discarded furniture in the attic of Grey Gables, the stately Victorian house in Stoney Point, Maine, that she has inherited from her grandmother. But when she discovers a carved wooden case holding two World War II military medals she is dumbfounded...and troubled. Grandpa Holden's military service medals are on full display in the living room. Are these also Grandpa's? If so, why are they hidden away where no one can see them? And if not, whose are they? Why have they been kept in secret in the attic of Grey Gables all these years?"--Publisher's description.

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The Hand that trembles: [a mystery]

By Eriksson, Kjell

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Years after the mysterious disappearance of a Swedish county commissioner, a veteran police officer stumbles on a seemingly unrelated case while Ann Lindell investigates the murder of a woman in a housing development populated by single men.

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The Janus stone

By Griffiths, Elly

Publishing Date: 2012, c2010

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Ruth Galloway is called in to investigate when builders, demolishing a large old house in Norwich to make way for a housing development, uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway -- minus the skull. Is it some ritual sacrifice or just plain straightforward murder? DCI Harry Nelson would like to find out -- and fast. It turns out the house was once a children's home. Nelson traces the Catholic priest who used to run the home. Father Hennessey tells him that two children did go missing from the home forty years before -- a boy and a girl. They were never found. When carbon dating proves that the child's bones predate the home and relate to a time when the house was privately owned, Ruth is drawn ever more deeply into the case. But as spring turns into summer it becomes clear that someone is trying very hard to put her off the scent by frightening her half to death...

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A serpent's tooth

By Johnson, Craig

Publishing Date: [2013]

Classification: M

Call Number: M

When a lost Mormon child wanders into Absaroka County, the intrepid Wyoming sheriff teams up with feisty deputy Victoria Moretti and longtime friend Henry Standing Bear on a high plains scavenger hunt that leads them to a violent interstate polygamy group.

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As the crow flies

By Johnson, Craig

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: M

Call Number: M

When the site of his daughter's upcoming wedding burns down, Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire and his friend, Henry Standing Bear, witness the falling death of a young Crow woman and are recruited into an investigation that incites the wrath of the bride-to-be.

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Hell is empty

By Johnson, Craig

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Transporting a confessed murderer only to learn that the man's crime falls under his jurisdiction and that the killer has escaped, Sheriff Walt Longmire taps insights from Indian mysticism and Dante's "Inferno" in a manhunt through the icy Cloud Peak Wilderness Area.

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The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe

By McCall Smith, Alexander

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"The newest installment in the beloved and best-selling series. In this delightful fifteenth installment, Mma Ramotswe has her hands full both at home and in the office. To add to her current challenges, her devoted partner, Grace Makutsi, has decided to branch out on her own and open The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe. But even "Miss 97 Per Cent" can't quite meet all the demands of running a business--not to mention those that a lightning strike makes on her building. Eventually, she'll have to accept all the help she can get--even if it comes from a completely unexpected source"--

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A fatal grace: a Chief Inspector Gamache novel

By Penny, Louise

Publishing Date: 2011, c2006

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Sent to a village south of Montreal to investigate the death of CC de Poitiers, an extremely unpopular woman apparently killed in an electrical accident, Armand Gamache of the Surete du QueŽbec finds that nearly everyone in town had a motive to kill her.

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A trick of the light: a Chief Inspector Gamache novel

By Penny, Louise

Publishing Date: 2012, c2011

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Investigating a murder at a solo artist's Quebec village home, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team encounter deceptive nuances in the art world that distort every clue they find with tales of duality and broken hearts.

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To fetch a thief: a Chet and Bernie mystery

By Quinn, Spencer

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"Chet has smelled a lot of unusual things in his years as trusted companion and partner to P.I. Bernie Little, but nothing has prepared him for the exotic scents he encounters when an old-fashioned traveling circus comes to town. Bernie scores tickets to this less-than-greatest-show-on-earth because his son Charlie is crazy about elephants. The only problem is that Peanut, the headlining pachyderm of this particular one-ring circus, has gone missing--along with her trainer, Uri DeLeath. Stranger still, no one saw them leave. How does an elephant vanish without a trace?--Cover, p. 2.

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The midwife's tale: [a mystery]

By Thomas, Samuel S.

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: M

Call Number: M

A tale set against a backdrop of the 1644 Siege of York finds midwife Bridget Hodgson joining forces with resourceful servant Martha Hawkins to prove the innocence of a woman who has been sentenced to burn at the stake for murdering her husband. A first novel. - (Baker & Taylor)

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