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 chase: a novel

By Evanovich, Janet

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"FBI Agent Kate O'Hare is a force of nature, and she's lived for one thing and one thing only: to put the slippery conman known as Nicolas Fox behind bars. Nick is a fed's worst nightmare: exceptionally talented in his line of work, known the world over for being able to pull off some of the most dangerous, high-profile cons. In a cruel twist of fate, Kate's bosses at the FBI force her to covertly partner up with Nick to take down big league crime. Their adventures continue in this exciting second novel in the series"--

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The drowning spool

By Ferris, Monica

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"Even though running Crewel World keeps Betsy plenty busy, a little extra cash on the side doesn't hurt. So when the local senior complex, Watered Silk, asks her to teach a class on the tricky punchneedle technique, Betsy jumps at the opportunity to win over some new customers. Unfortunately, the business that Betsy drums up is not of the needlework variety. A young woman is found floating in Watered Silk's therapy pool, and Betsy's sleuthing skills are immediately called upon to figure out who drowned her. But the list of suspects is more twisted than any Betsy has encountered before. The young woman had three lovers--each with a motive for the murder. It's up to Betsy to sort out the snarl of romantic entanglements and find a killer, or the wrong man is bound to get pinned for a crime he didn't commit.."--

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Blackberry pie murder

By Fluke, Joanne

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Hannah's on the trail of a baker with a penchant for murder.

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The Invisible Code: a Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery

By Fowler, Christopher

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"When a young woman is found dead in the pews of St. Bride's Church--alone and showing no apparent signs of trauma--Arthur Bryant assumes this case will go to the Peculiar Crimes Unit, an eccentric team tasked with solving London's most puzzling murders. Yet the city police take over the investigation, and the PCU is given an even more baffling and bewitching assignment. Called into headquarters by Oskar Kasavian, the head of Home Office security, Bryant and May are shocked to hear that their longtime adversary now desperately needs their help. Oskar's wife, Sabira, has been acting strangely for weeks--succumbing to violent mood swings, claiming an evil presence is bringing her harm--and Oskar wants the PCU to find out why ... When a second bizarre death reveals a surprising link between the two women's cases, Bryant and May set off on a trail of clues from the notorious Bedlam hospital to historic Bletchley Park. And as they are drawn into a world of encrypted codes and symbols, concealed rooms and high-society clubs, they must work quickly to catch a killer who lurks even closer than they think."--

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The outcast dead

By Griffiths, Elly

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway uncovers the bones of a Victorian murderess while a baby snatcher threatens modern-day Norfolk in this exciting new entry in a beloved series. Every year a ceremony is held in Norwich for the bodies in the paupers' graves: the Service for the Outcast Dead. Ruth has a particular interest in this year's proceedings. Her recent dig at Norwich Castle turned up the body of the notorious Mother Hook, who was hanged in 1867 for the murder of five children. Now Ruth is the reluctant star of the TV series Women Who Kill, working alongside the program's alluring history expert, Professor Chet Bruce. DCI Harry Nelson is immersed in the case of three children found dead in their home. He is sure that the mother is responsible. Then another child is abducted and a kidnapper dubbed the Childminder claims responsibility. Are there two murderers afoot, or is the Childminder behind all the deaths? The team must race to find out--and the stakes couldn't be any higher when another child goes missing. "--

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The way of all fish

By Grimes, Martha

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Cindy Sella struggles with writer's block and a lawsuit by her unscrupulous former agent, L. Bass Hess, who is targeted by bumbling hitmen Candy and Karl's zany efforts to drive him out of New York City.

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Murder as a second language

By Hess, Joan

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"Claire Malloy--now a married woman of leisure--tries her hand at volunteering, but instead lands her right in the middle of another murder investigation Longtime bookseller and single mother, Claire Malloy has recently married her long term beau and moved out of her less than opulent apartment into a sprawling, newly remodeled house. Her daughter, Caron, is making plans for college. All of which leaves Claire with something she hasn't had in quite a while: spare time. When her attempts to learn French cooking start getting "mixed" reviews, she agrees to help Caron and her best friend Inez in fluffing up their college applications by volunteering as an ESL tutor with the Farberville Literacy Council. But her modest effort to give back quickly becomes a nightmare when she's railroaded onto the Board of Directors of the troubled nonprofit. Vandalism, accusations of embezzlement, epic budget problems, and a cacophony of heavily-accented English speakers are just the tip of the iceberg. Just as she decides that it might be best to extricate herself, Claire gets a frantic call from her husband, Deputy Chief Peter Rosen. One of the students, an older Russian woman named Ludmilla, famed for her unpleasantness, has been murdered in the offices of the Farberville Literary Council. For the first time ever, Peter actually asks Claire for her help, and Hess brings a new depth to this fan-favorite series"--

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Moving target: a novel

By Jance, Judith A.

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: M

Call Number: M

B. Simpson teams up with Sister Anselm to investigate a suspicious accident that has left a teen prison inmate severely burned, while in England, Ali Reynolds investigates the decades-old murder of Leland's father.

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Little green

By Mosley, Walter

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Classification: M

Call Number: M

Surviving a near-fatal car wreck and cruising the streets of the Sunset Strip during the heyday of the late 1960s, Easy Rawlins investigates the disappearance of a young African-American, a case that is complicated by Rawlins's changing perspectives.

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Death on Blackheath: a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel

By Perry, Anne

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Investigating evidence of a violent struggle at the home of Ministry of Defense member Dudley Kynaston, Pitt and the Special Branch discover the brutally murdered body of a young woman before realizing that Kynaston is not who he appears to be.

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Saints of the Shadow Bible

By Rankin, Ian

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Reinstated on the force, demoted, and wearing a chip on his shoulder, Rebus reteams with internal affairs officer, Malcolm Fox, to solve a cold case from 30 years ago in the 19th book in the Rebus series and the third one featuring Fox.

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The fire dance

By Tursten, Helene

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"In this sixth installment in the critically acclaimed Swedish crime series, the murder of a young ballerina named Sophie, apparently an arson victim, sets off shrill alarm bells for Detective Inspector Irene Huss, who remembers the matching details of an unsolved case from fifteen years earlier, when Irene had only just started in the police force. The stepfather of the then eight-year-old Sophie has been murdered in a very similar way, and at the time the girl herself had been under suspicions. The circumstances force Irene and her colleagues to confront an uncomfortable question: can a child be responsible for the cold-blooded murder of an adult? The case awakens vivid memories that take the reader back to Irene's days as a young police officer"--

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Caliban's war

By Corey, James S. A.

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

We are not alone. On Ganymede, breadbasket of the outer planets, a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier. On Earth, a high-level politician struggles to prevent interplanetary war from reigniting. And on Venus, an alien protomolecule has overrun the planet, wreaking massive, mysterious changes and threatening to spread out into the solar system. In the vast wilderness of space, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante have been keeping the peace for the Outer Planets Alliance. When they agree to help a scientist search war-torn Ganymede for a missing child, the future of humanity rests on whether a single ship can prevent an alien invasion that may have already begun . . .

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Mentats of Dune

By Herbert, Brian

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

"The sequel to Sisterhood of Dune...The thinking machines have been defeated but the struggle for humanity's future continues. Gilbertus Albans has founded the Mentat School, a place where humans can learn the efficient techniques of thinking machines. But Gilbertus walks an uneasy line between his own convictions and compromises in order to survive the Butlerian fanatics, led by the madman Manford Torondo and his Swordmaster Anari Idaho. Mother Superior Raquella attempts to rebuild her Sisterhood School on Wallach IX, with her most talented and ambitious student, Valya Harkonnen, who also has another goal--to exact revenge on Vorian Atreides, the legendary hero of the Jihad, whom she blames for her family's downfall. Meanwhile, Josef Venport conducts his own war against the Butlerians. VenHold Spacing Fleet controls nearly all commerce thanks to the superior mutated Navigators that Venport has created, and he places a ruthless embargo on any planet that accepts Manford Torondo's anti-technology pledge, hoping to starve them into submission. But fanatics rarely surrender easily . . . The Mentats, the Navigators, and the Sisterhood all strive to improve the human race, but each group knows that as Butlerian fanaticism grows stronger, the battle will be to choose the path of humanity's future--whether to embrace civilization, or to plunge into an endless dark age"--

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Greasy grass: a story of the Little Big Horn

By Boggs, Johnny D.

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: W

Call Number: W

Boggs brings the events and personalities of Little Big Horn to life in a series of first-hand accounts.

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Stagecoach: a western story

By Brand, Max

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: W

Call Number: W

Sammy Greeg is a tenderfoot from New York City on the frontier to make his fortune. He has a fearless determination to succeed no matter the cost, and that makes Sammy a formidable adversary to horse thieves, robbers, and killers. When the lead starts flying, it turns out Sammy has a lot more grit than folks thought.

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The wolf and the man: a western story

By Brand, Max

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: W

Call Number: W

There is a $2,500 reward for the head of the killer wolf, Gray Cloud. When Dave Reagan, considered little better than a half-wit by all who know him, finds the wolf held in his traps, something in the fearless animal's eyes keeps Dave from killing him. Instead, he releases Gray Cloud and carries him on his back to save the wolf from a prairie fire that is threatening them both. Dave brings Gray Cloud home and chains him in a shed that he uses as a blacksmith shop. Dave expects now that, as a result of this feat, his cousins who have always called him a dummy will for the first time come to respect him. But his cousins don't feel anything of the kind. As far as they are concerned, this is the time to put a bullet in Gray Cloud and claim the $2,500 reward. Dave escapes with Gray Cloud to live in the wilderness, away from humans . . .

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Ride the man down

By Brooks, Bill

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: W

Call Number: W

John Henry Cole, working as a deputy U.S. marshal out of Judge Isaac Parker's court in Arkansas, was on assignment in the Indian Nations, in pursuit of a group of white renegades who were in hiding there above all a particularly vicious renegade named Caddo Pierce. He had a wagon of captive renegades when he was shot and seriously injured. He managed to come out of the Nations with his prisoners, but decided that he had enough of that job and so resigned. Now fifteen years later, employed as a deputy for Judge Roy Bean in Texas, Cole receives a personal summons from Judge Parker. He learns that Caddo Pierce and his gang are systematically murdering Indian law enforcement officers and their families in the Nations. By treaty, Parker cannot send any officer into the Nations to pursue a killer unless that killer has killed a white man, so Cole is without backing in his pursuit of Pierce.

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War in Lincoln County: a western story

By Coolidge, Dane

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: W

Call Number: W

Curly Wells knew there was something off about the young gunfighter who nearly took his life during a simple trip to find a stolen horse. A suspected rustler, the gunfighter, named Tuffy Malone, has been harassing Melissa McCoy. When Curly's horse again goes missing, Curly faces a group of renegade rustlers who seem bent on war.

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Jury of six

By Fisher, Dave P.

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: W

Call Number: W

"Jury of Six is a steadily moving western set against the backdrop of 1880 Nebraska. Families like the MacMahons were the backbone of the developing west. It was a time when the law was spread thin and honest men and women took care of difficulties in black and white. Good men were respected; bad men were dealt with by the law of rope and gun. For eight years the disappearance of Niobrara ranchers Owen and Aiden MacMahon remained a mystery. When an outlaw gang begins running roughshod over the country leaving another MacMahon for dead, the hard-as-nails MacMahons go hunting for those responsible only to find an old enemy and the answer to the eight-year-old mystery"--