Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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The watchmaker of Filigree Street

By Pulley, Natasha

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In 1883, Thaniel Steepleton returns to his tiny flat to find a gold pocketwatch on his pillow. But he has worse fears than generous burglars; he is a telegraphist at the Home Office, which has just received a threat for what could be the largest-scale Fenian bombing in history. When the watch saves Thaniel's life in a blast that destroys Scotland Yard, he goes in search of its maker, Keita Mori--a kind, lonely immigrant who sweeps him into a new world of clockwork and music. Although Mori seems harmless at first, a chain of unexpected events soon proves that he must be hiding something. Meanwhile, Grace Carrow is sneaking into an Oxford library dressed as a man. A theoretical physicist, she is desperate to prove the existence of the luminiferous ether before her mother can force her to marry. As the lives of these three characters become entwined, events spiral out of control until Thaniel is torn between loyalties, futures and opposing geniuses. Utterly beguiling, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street blends historical events with dazzling flights of fancy to plunge readers into a strange and magical past, where time, destiny, genius--and a clockwork octopus--collide.

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The girl who knew too much

By Quick, Amanda

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Amanda Quick, the bestselling author of 'Til Death Do Us Part, transports readers to 1930s California, where glamour and seduction spawn a multitude of sins

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Ten thousand lovers

By Ravel, Edeet

Publishing Date: 2003

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Lily, a young emigrant student exploring the wonders and terrors of her Israel in the 1970s, finds the man of her dreams -- Ami, a former actor. Handsome, intelligent, and exciting, but like his beautiful, disintegrating country, Ami has a terrible flaw -- he is an army interrogator. As Ami and Lily's unexpected passion grows, so too does the shadow that hangs over them. They must face the unspeakable horrors of Ami's work and their uncertain future.

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Secrets in death

By Robb, J. D.

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"A new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series: Lt. Eve Dallas must separate rumors from reality when a woman who traffics in other people's secrets is silenced. The chic Manhattan nightspot Du Vin is not the kind of place Eve Dallas would usually patronize, and it's not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that's exactly what happens one cold February evening. The mortally wounded woman is Larinda Mars, a self-described "social information reporter," or as most people would call it, a professional gossip. As it turns out, she was keeping the most shocking stories quiet, for profitable use in her side business as a blackmailer. Setting her sights on rich, prominent marks, she'd find out what they most wanted to keep hidden and then bleed them dry. Now someone's done the same to her, literally--with a knife to the brachial artery. Eve didn't like Larinda Mars. But she likes murder even less. To find justice for this victim, she'll have to plunge into the dirty little secrets of all the people Larinda Mars victimized herself. But along the way, she may be exposed to some information she really didn't want to know..."--

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The frozen hours: a novel of the Korean War

By Shaara, Jeff

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"June, 1950: the North Korean army, a formidable force backed by Soviet arms and training, invades South Korea, with the intent of uniting the country under Communist rule. In response, the United States mobilizes a force to defend the overmatched South Korean troops. But the US is no better equipped than their allies. The American and United nations troops are fighting for their lives against the most brutal weather conditions imaginable, and an enemy that outnumbers them more than six to one. This struggle, and how the Americans respond, form the core of this novel. The Frozen Hours tells the story of "Frozen Chosin" from multiple points of view: Oliver P. Smith, the commanding general of the American 1st Marine Division, who famously redefined defeat as "advancing in a different direction"; Marine Private Pete Riley, a World War II veteran who now faces the greatest fight of his life; and the Chinese commander Sung Shi-Lun, charged with destroying the Americans he has so completely surrounded, ever aware that above him, Chairman Mao Tse-Tung watches his every move"--

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The heist: a novel

By Silva, Daniel

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Gabriel Allon, art restorer and occasional spy, searches for a stolen masterpiece by Caravaggio. Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one.

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Breakneck

By Spindler, Erica

Publishing Date: 2009, c2008

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Pursuing a string of apparently senseless murders of clean-cut young adults including MC's cousin, detectives MC Riggio and Kitt Lundgren find the investigation shattered by MC's fiancİ?'s murder, a development that strains MC's relationship with Kitt and brings the fiancİ?'s true nature into question (summary from online).

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Girl waits with gun

By Stewart, Amy

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Living in virtual isolation years after the revelation of a painful family secret, Constance Kopp is terrorized by a belligerent silk factory owner and fights back in ways outside the norm for early twentieth-century women.

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The ice soldier

By Watkins, Paul

Publishing Date: c2006

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Although haunted by his wartime experiences, William Bromley relishes his quiet life as a boarding school's history teacher, but when a soldier from his regiment reappears, he is forced to confront his fears and memories by returning to northern Italy.

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Signal: a Sam Dryden novel

By Lee, Patrick

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: FIC

Call Number: LARGE PRINT

"Ex-Special Forces operative Sam Dryden responds to an urgent call from a former colleague and finds himself in possession of a device which has the power to change the course of history. There are some very bad people determined to get their hands on this device, and will stop at nothing to do so"--

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