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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Hunting Eve

By Johansen, Iris

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan battles her captor -- the madman Jim Doane -- and discovers brutally dangerous truths about why she has been targeted.

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What doesn't kill you

By Johansen, Iris

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When CIA operative Catherine Ling's old friend Hu Chang creates something so deadly, and completely untraceable, the chase is on to be the first to get it. With rogue operative John Gallo also on the hunt, Catherine finds herself pitted against a group so villainous and a man so evil that she may not survive the quest to protect those she cares about.

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Summer death: a thriller

By Kallentoft, Mons

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A teenage girl is found naked and bleeding in a city park in Linkp_ing, Sweden. She has no memory of what happened to her; another grisly discovery is made on a lakeside beach, and the whole town is on edge. Malin Fors must uncover the secrets behind these crimes, potentially putting herself and her own family at risk.

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Sight reading: a novel

By Kalotay, Daphne

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"When Hazel and Remy happen upon each other on a warm Boston spring day, their worlds immediately begin to spin. Remy, a gifted violinist, is married to composer Nicholas Elko, who was once the love of Hazel's life. Over the decades, each buried secrets, disappointments, and betrayals that now threaten to undermine their happiness. We follow the notes of their complicated, intertwined lives from 1987 to 2007, from Europe to America, and from conservatory life to the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Sight reading ... is an exploration of what makes a family, of the importance of art in daily life, and of the role of intuition in both the creative process and the evolution of the self" -- from publisher's web site.

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Stranded

By Kava, Alex

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Discovering the remains of a young woman in a highway ditch, FBI special agent Maggie O'Dell and her partner, Tully, embark on a frantic cross-country effort to capture a serial killer who is targeting truckers and travelers at rest stops.

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The fire witness

By Kepler, Lars

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When a medium contacts the police department with claims about a murder at a rural home for wayward girls, detective Joona Linna investigates bizarre clues only to find himself confronting more violent truths and a figure from his past.

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A man without breath

By Kerr, Philip

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Berlin, March, 1943. A month has passed since the stunning defeat at Stalingrad. Though Hitler insists Germany is winning the war, commanders on the ground know better. Morale is low, discipline at risk. Now word has reached Berlin of a Red massacre of Polish officers in the Katyn Forest near Smolensk. If true, the message it would send to the troops is clear: Fight on or risk certain death. For once, both the Wehrmacht and Propaganda Minister Goebbels want the same thing: irrefutable evidence of this Russian atrocity. To the Wehrmacht, such proof will soften the reality of its own war crimes in the eyes of the victors. For Goebbels, such proof could turn the tide of war by destroying the Alliance, cutting Russia off from its western supply lines. Both parties agree that the ensuing investigation must be overseen by a professional trained in sifting evidence and interrogating witnesses. Anything that smells of incompetence or tampering will defeat their purposes. And so Bernie Gunther is dispatched to Smolensk, where truth is as much a victim of war as those poor dead Polish officers. Smolensk, March, 1943. Army Group Center is an enclave of Prussian aristocrats who have owned the Wehrmacht almost as long as they have owned their baronial estates, an officer class whose families have been intermarrying for generations. The wisecracking, rough-edged Gunther is not a good fit. He is, after all, a Berlin bull. But he has a far bigger concern than sharp elbows and supercilious stares, for somewhere in this mix is a cunning and savage killer who has left a trail of bloody victims. This is no psycho case. This is a man with motive enough to kill and skills enough to leave no trace of himself. Bad luck that in this war zone, such skills are two-a-penny. Somehow Bernie must put a face to this killer before he puts an end to Bernie.

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Flight behavior: a novel

By Kingsolver, Barbara

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Set in the present day in the rural community of Feathertown, Tennessee, this novel tells the story of Dellarobia Turnbow, a petite, razor-sharp 29-year-old who nurtured worldly ambitions before becoming pregnant and marrying at seventeen. Now, after more than a decade of tending to small children on a failing farm, oppressed by poverty, isolation and her husband's antagonistic family, she has mitigated her boredom by surrendering to an obsessive flirtation with a handsome younger man. In the opening scene, Dellarobia is headed for a secluded mountain cabin to meet this man and initiate what she expects will be a self-destructive affair. But the tryst never happens. Instead, she walks into something on the mountainside she cannot explain or understand: a forested valley filled with a lake of silent red fire that appears to her a miracle. In reality, the forest is ablaze with millions of butterflies. Their usual migratory route has been disrupted, and what looks to be a stunningly beautiful view is really an ominous sign, for the Appalachian winter could prove to be the demise of the species. Her discovery of this phenomenon ignites a media and religious firestorm that changes her life forever. After years lived entirely in the confines of one small house, Dellarobia finds her path suddenly opening out, chapter by chapter, into blunt and confrontational engagement with her family, her church, her town, her continent, and finally the world at large.

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Obasan

By Kogawa, Joy

Publishing Date: 1994

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Naomi Nakane, a child of Japanese immigrant parents, is interned by the Canadians at the beginning of World War II when she is five years old.

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The golden egg

By Leon, Donna

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

At the request of his wife, Commissario Brunetti looks into the death of a deaf, mentally disabled man who worked at their dry-cleaners and uncovers a mystery when the man left no official records and his mother is reluctant to speak to him.

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The Ophelia cut: A novel

By Lescroart, John T.

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Defense attorney Dismas Hardy returns to defend a close friend against murder charges in New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart's most suspenseful and intricately plotted novel to date"--

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One heart to win

By Lindsey, Johanna

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Tiffany reluctantly travels to 1880s Montana Territory to end a family feud, a journey during which a train robbery and a case of mistaken identity lands her in her alluring fiance's ranch home.

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The girl in the green raincoat

By Lippman, Laura

Publishing Date: [2011?], c2008

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Pregnant Baltimore PI Tess Monaghan probes the disappearance of a chic blonde green-raincoated dog walker she'd been watching from her comfy prison. Tess also takes in the missing woman's abandoned green-slickered Italian greyhound from hell and unravels a complex scam.

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Dangerous refuge

By Lowell, Elizabeth

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Environmental conservancy advocate Shayne and big city cop Tanner join forces to uncover the truth behind Tanner's uncle's death. When Shaye becomes a killer's target, Tanner realizes he'd give up anything to protect her -- including his life.

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The last word

By Lutz, Lisa

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Targeted by the members of her dysfunctional family for control over Spellman Investigations after staging a retaliatory takeover, Izzy is wrongly accused of embezzling funds from a wealthy Alzheimer's patient.

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The stranger

By Läckberg, Camilla

Publishing Date: 2011, 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Detective Patrik Hedstrm_ tackles his toughest investigation yet when a string of suspicious deaths points to a potential serial killer who has turned his eye toward Fjallbacka and her dark forests, where two children vanished decades before.

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Rose Harbor in bloom: a novel

By Macomber, Debbie

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In Cedar Cove three women -- innkeeper Jo Marie Rose, young Annie Newton, and high-powered businesswoman Mary Smith -- make peace with their pasts as they boldly welcome their futures.

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A treacherous paradise

By Mankell, Henning

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Cold and poverty define Hanna Renstrom's childhood in remote northern Sweden, and in 1905, at nineteen, she boards a ship for Australia in hope of a better life. But none of her hopes--or fears--prepares her for the life she will lead. After two brief marriages, she finds herself a widow twice over, and the owner of a bordello in Portuguese East Africa, a world where colonialism and white supremacy rule, where she is isolated within society by her profession and her sex, and, among the bordello's black prostitutes, by her color. As Hanna's story unfurls over the next several years, we watch her in this "treacherous paradise," as she wrestles with a constant, wrenching loneliness and with the racism she's meant to unthinkingly adopt. And as her life becomes increasingly intertwined with the prostitutes, she moves inexorably toward the moment when she will make a decision that defies every expectation society has of her, and, more important, those she has of herself.

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Lifetime: a novel

By Marklund, Liza

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"David Lindholm is found naked on his bed with bullets through his head and stomach. All the homicidal evidence points in the direction of his wife Julia. Julia, who is suffering from shock and trauma, rambles on about a woman who she claims entered the house, killed her husband, and ran off with her son. When journalist Annika Bengtzon is assigned to the case, she must work against the clock to clear Julia's name and find the missing child, before it's too late."--Publisher's website.

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Trains and lovers

By McCall Smith, Alexander

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In the words of Alexander McCall Smith: 'You feel the rocking of the train, you hear the sound of its wheels on the rails; you are in the world rather than suspended somewhere above it. And sometimes there are conversations to be had, which is what the overarching story in this collection is all about. It is a simple device: people brought together entertain one another with tales of what happened to them on trains. It takes place on a journey I frequently make myself and know well, the journey between Edinburgh and London. It is best read on a train, preferably that one.'