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Arts & Crafts Biography Fiction Home & Family Health History Humor Inspirational Fiction Literature Mystery Psychology Romance Social Science Supernatural True Crime Religion

The vintage photos appearing in this catalog are a result of the Oklahoma Images project, a collection of pictures and essays that illustrate the history of Central Oklahoma. Find photographs, art works, primary source materials, and essays that tell the story of the people who have called Oklahoma home. These images can be found on the MLS website www.metrolibrary.org.

On the cover: Riveted Bridge Girder at J. B. Klein Foundry, 1024 W. 2nd (c. 1928) by Waterhouse & Terry. From the Oklahoma Historical Society: In 1909 John Bernard Klein founded the J. B. Klein Iron and Foundry Company in Oklahoma City. The company advertised foundry work of all types, including ornamental iron, brass work, wire, stairs, railings, fire escapes, and construction products. 1


BEST SELLERS Betrayal of Trust

A Daring Passion

By J.A. Jance

By Rosemary Rogers

The troubled grandson of the governor of Washington State has a snuff film discovered on his cell phone. The boy swears he doesn’t know the victim and his grandfather turns to his old friend J. P. Beaumont, for help. He discovers that the crime’s multiple perpetrators might well be minors. The case then leads him down a twisted path of corruption and lies. MYS

Headstrong Raine Wimbourne longs for adventure, and when her ailing father reveals his secret as England’s most notorious highwayman, she seizes her chance. She vows to uphold her father’s legacy as champion of the poor. But a midnight encounter with the powerful Philippe Gautier shows her the price of protecting her family’s honor. Philippe has captured the beautiful impostor and now is on a mission to save his brother’s life. ROM

Chasing Fire By Nora Roberts

The Doomsday Key

Rowan Tripp is a Missoula smoke jumper who lost her partner last season in a fire. She meets Gulliver Curry a hotshot firefighter with a big ego. Rowan tries to avoid him as much as possible not wanting to hook up with another partner. Then everything is thrown off balance when a dark presence lashes out against Rowan. Someone is looking to blame her for last year’s tragedy. ROM

By James Rollins Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma Force have only days to solve an apocalyptic puzzle dating back centuries. The race is on, from the Roman Coliseum to the icy peaks of Norway to the lost tombs of Celtic kings, the future hangs in the balance. Humankind’s ultimate nightmare is locked within a talisman buried by a dead saint. FIC

Crunch Time

I, Alex Cross

By Diane Mott Davidson

By James Patterson

Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz tries to help her longtime friend Yolando Garcia when the rental house she shares with her aunt Ferdinanda is destroyed by arson. The pair move in with Ernest McLeod and then he is shot dead and his house set on fire. Yolanda, Ferdinanda, and nine beagle puppies all move in with Goldy. But then even her house isn’t safe and she must swap her chef’s hat for a sleuthing cap. MY

Detective Alex Cross gets the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. He quickly learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington, D.C.s wildest scenes, and she was not the killer’s only victim. With the help of Detective Brianna Stone, they confront some very important, very protected, and very dangerous people. Alex discovers evidence that could rock the entire world. FIC 2


BEST SELLERS The Ideal Man

more dangerous threat lurks. A ruthless enemy who has proved more than a match for him in the past has returned. FIC

By Julie Garwood Dr. Ellie Sullivan witnesses the shooting of an FBI agent in pursuit of a ruthless couple known as the Landrys. She is the only person to see the shooter’s face and is thrust into the center of a criminal investigation spearheaded by handsome Agent Max Daniels. When the Landrys are captured, she’ll be called on to testify. They have been captured before and the witnesses are scared into silence, or disappeared. Max vows to be Ellie’s shadow, but this could be dangerous for both of them. ROM

State Fair By Earlene Fowler The annual San Celina Mid-State Fair is a much anticipated break in Benni Harper’s routine of overseeing museum exhibits. When a replica of a special African story quilt is stolen, Benni suspects it is more than mere thievery. Then the theft leads to a cold-blooded murder, and Benni will have to search through a crazy quilt of clues to discover who in San Celina is really a wolf in sheep’s clothing. MYS

The Last Manhunt

Treasure Hunt

By Ralph Compton

By John Lescroat

Newspaper reporter Lester Booker traveled to Santa Fe to interview legendary gunfighter and dime novel hero Ransom March. The man Booker meets turns out to be little more than an old ex-lawman of questionable moral fiber. Then, suddenly, an unrepentant murderer has resurfaced and Ransom is compelled to come out of retirement to put his old enemy six feet under once and for all. WES

Private investigator Wyatt Hunt and his crack Hunt Club team are hired to help the police find the killer of Dominic Como, a society page star. It soon becomes clear that while power may be the greatest aphrodisiac, money isn’t far behind, and the charity circuit sits at the intersection of both. Lots of folks, including the ones employing Hunt, had both a reason and opportunity to kill Como. FIC

Santa Fe Edge By Stuart Woods Ed Eagle is a take-no-prisoners Santa Fe attorney, and is no stranger to murder, corruption, or organized crime. A puzzling murder in a golfer’s hacienda brings in a new client for Ed. As he tries to unravel a complex web of sex, money, and false identity, a much 3


NONFICTION Almost Amish

Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Recipes

By Nancy Sleeth

By Sunbeam Products

Something is wrong about the way we spend our time. We Tweet while we work, text while we drive, and basically stare at our computer screens. It’s time to simplify our lives, to slow down, make faith and family the focal point, and recapture the lost art of simple living. The Amish has kept simplicity, family and faith the center of all they say and do. We can have a less harried life and deeper relationships with our families, friends, and God. REL

Almost everyone in America owns a slow cooker, but they only have a few actual recipes for it. The crock-pot is a versatile appliance and a great time saver. The recipes in the book are easy, delicious, and only take a few ingredients. There are recipes for main courses and desserts. So, pull out that slow cooker and start to enjoy the freedom it gives. HAF

Bob Macy

By William Smith, M.S.

By Bob Macy

Your brain is your most important organ, so you should strive to keep it healthy and active. Regular exercise can not only improve brain function, but also potentially prevent the onset of cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Parkinson’s. Smith gives physical and mental exercises that are designed to strengthen both mind and body. HEA

Exercises for Brain Health

Most people know of Bob Macy as the white haired gentleman who wore a western style string bow tie who sent a lot of people to prison. During the 1980s, there were a large number of vicious crimes happening in Oklahoma City and Bob Macy was the guy to clean house. This is a journey into the life of Bob Macy, encompassing his life before his career in the law. BIO

The Ghost of Mingo Creek

The Book of the Bizarre

By Greg Rodgers

By Varla Ventura

Here are renditions of our state’s lore in well crafted narratives peopled with recognizable Oklahoma characters. Here are tales of headless ghosts seeking ill-gotten gold, graves guarded by rattlesnakes, and even a guest appearance by Bigfoot himself. You will probably recognize some of the stories as ones that you have heard before. SPN

This is a veritable treasure trove of startling and stranger than fiction trivia that spans history, continents, and even worlds. Did you know that duck dander is hallucinogenic, the Bible is the number one book stolen in the United States, before he was a rock star, Rod Stewart worked as a gravedigger? These are just a few of the freaky facts found in this book. SPN 4


NONFICTION Kitchen Memories

your faith, as they transport you back into the lives of everyday pioneer heroines. HAF

By Elizabeth Drury & Philippa Lewis

Stealing Secrets

Packed with charming advertisements, labels, and magazine cuttings, this book is a nostalgic reminder of major brands that have graced our tables. The essence of a wonderful era, not only of manufacture and consumerism, but also of old fashioned housekeeping, elbow grease, and domestic skills are captured within these pages. HIS

By H. Donald Winkler During America’s most divisive war, both the Union and Confederacy took advantage of brave and courageous women willing to support their causes. They participated in the world’s second oldest profession—spying—a profession perilous in the extreme. The tales of female spies are filled with suspense, bravery, treachery, and trickery. Their risks changed the face of the war itself. HIS

More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts By Joelle Hoverson

A Stolen Life

Joelle is the founder of Purl Soho, one of the most renowned yarn and fabric stores in the world. She presents a collection of 30 fresh, new ideas for elegant gifts for all levels of knitting. She organizes her projects according to the time it takes to complete them, from less than two hours to more than eight. There are projects such as, mittens, gloves, bracelets, baby blankets, etc. ARC

By Jaycee Dugard Jaycee Dugard was a prisoner for eighteen years. She was not allowed to speak her own name. Kidnapped in 1991, when she was only 11 years old, she was used and abused. She had two children with the monster that took her. But through it all, Jaycee was a survivor. Here is her remarkable story in her own words. BIO

1905 Cookbook-Food for Body and Soul

When Death Rode the Rails

By Judy Steiger Howard

By Marilyn A. Hudson

These delectable recipes combine with a glimpse into the lives of courageous pioneer women who left family, friends, and the comforts of first homes to homestead in a hostile and barren landscape before Oklahoma became a state. The recipes with cameos of the individual contributors will renew your hope, and inspire

Could there have been a serial killer along the rail systems in Oklahoma during the early 1900s? Law enforcement and amateur sleuths alike have long been interested in the intriguing deaths that were reported by the railroads. Read about the early railroad history and decide for yourself. HIS 5


FICTION Angel Lane

Dreams of the Dead

By Sheila Roberts

By Perri O’Shaughnessy

Three small town shop owners launch an ambitious “Have a Heart” campaign asking neighbors to commit one random act of kindness every day. Emma, Sarah, and Jamie love their lakeside community, but feel the little town is growing too big too fast. They figure that doing a good deed never hurt anyone, or so they thought.

Nina Reilly defended Jim Strong two years ago against charges of murder, after which the sociopath vanished and was presumed dead. Now his father has come to Nina with a letter from his fugitive son, demanding a share of the profits from the sale of his father’s Tahoe ski resort. Nina’s certain it’s a con, but to prove that means exposing the secrets of someone very close to her.

Best Kept Secret

The Girl Who Disappeared Twice

By Amy Hatvany Cadence’s drinking began as a way to relax after a long day, to relieve some of the stress of the painful divorce that’s left her struggling to make ends meet with her five-year-old son, Charlie. A few years ago she seemed to have it all, but with the end of her marriage, her life begins to spiral out of control. When she leaves her son alone one night so she can go pick up some wine, her ex-husband shows up to take Charlie away, and Cadence realizes her best kept secret has been discovered.

By Andrea Kane After her daughter’s kidnapping, Judge Hope Willis has called on a team not bound by the legal system to get her back. The team consists of a behaviorist, a techno-wizard, an intuitive, and an ex-Navy SEAL, all with unique talents and personal reasons for helping the judge. There are signs of a nervous spouse, a guilty conscience, and a nanny that hides on her phone. Secrets beg to creep into the open.

Cottage by the Sea

House Divided

By Robin Jones Gunn

By Mike Lawson

Erin Bryce and her friend, Sharlene, utilize their wedding planning business to help Erin’s son Jordan and his fiancée, Sierra, plan a grand wedding. Then Erin’s father develops a medical problem that puts him in the hospital. Erin rushes to Oregon and his cottage by the sea to help. She is greeted by her father’s downright odd second wife, Delores. She is soon on a journey of highs and lows of hurt and healing.

NSA illegally records a rogue military group murdering two American civilians, but they can’t just walk over to the Pentagon and demand what’s going on. The recording is part of an underground eavesdropping program. They do have plenty of options, mostly illegitimate, to find out just what is happening. They discover that this is a lethal game between a master spy and a four star general. 6


FICTION Long Lost

The Scoop

By Harlan Coben

By Fern Michaels

Myron Bolitar is awakened from sleep by an old flame that needs his help. He makes the trip to Paris and learns a decade long secret. She once had a daughter who died in a car accident. Now it seems that the daughter may be alive and tied to a sinister plot with shocking global implications.

Toots Loundenberry has crammed a great deal of living and eight husbands into her life. Her daughter is about to lose her job at a paper due to the owner’s gambling debts. Eager to keep her daughter employed, Toots call on her three friends, Sophie, Mavis, and Ida to help her pull some strings. Together they hatch a plan that proves you should never underestimate Southern ladies of a certain age.

Now You See Her By Joy Fielding Marcy Taggart’s life fell apart two years ago when her daughter, Devon, died in a canoeing accident. Though her body was never recovered, Marcy knows she is gone forever, but why does she see the young woman’s face everywhere? On a trip to Ireland she sees Devon through a pub window, and what was supposed to be the end of a chapter is the beginning of a mad race for answers.

Split Second By Catherine Coulter A serial killer is on the loose, and FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock are out to bring him down. They discover the killer has blood ties to an infamous and now long dead monster. Agents Lucy Carlyle and Cooper McKnight join them and the chase is on.

Quinn By Iris Johansen

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Former Navy SEAL turned cop, Joe Quinn knows how deadly evil can be. He never expected to fall in love with Eve, a woman whose life is defined by her desires to bring her missing daughter home and discover the truth behind her disappearance. Quinn makes a shocking discovery that sheds new light on young Bonnie’s abduction and puts him squarely in the cross-hairs of danger. 7


ROMANCE Along Came a Cowboy

knows. Caine Bradley is an undercover FBI agent who’s been posing as Walker’s henchman. Dana must work with Caine to lure her ex out of hiding.

By Christine Lynxwiler Rachel Donovan’s illusions about romance were trampled by a rogue cowboy at seventeen. In the last fifteen years she has steered clear of spurs and Stetsons. Now she has been roped into chairing the rodeo committee, and has to work closely with the one man she most wants to avoid. Jack Westwood never forgot his teenage fascination for Rachel, and wonders if she is the same feisty cowgirl he remembers.

An Invitation to Sin By Suzanne Enoch Lord Zachary Griffin must teach the seven marriageable Whitfield sisters all the ways of driving a man into submission. Caroline Whitfield looks at Zachary, not with attraction, but more to do with admission to a prestigious arts conservatory. If she could get him down on canvas, her dreams would all come true. But now she is having different dreams about Zachary, ones that hardly befit a lady.

Big Sky Country By Linda Lael Miller Sheriff Slade Barlow grew up as the illegitimate son of a wealthy rancher, and never acknowledged by his father. Now he has inherited half of Whisper Creek Ranch, but this doesn’t sit well with his half brother, Hutch. Joslyn Kirk is the homecoming queen that Slade has never forgotten. She is trying to pay back everyone her crooked stepfather cheated.

Irish Dreams By Nora Roberts Keeley Grant was practically royalty as the daughter of a rich horse-breeding dynasty. Brian Donnelly was a hardworking horse trainer. Her wealth and position didn’t deter Brian. Keeley’s innocence threatens to corral his heart. Model Cassidy St. John has been fired from yet another job. She never expected that an absolute stranger would have the solution to her difficulties. Colin Sullivan offers her a job modeling for one of his paintings and it seemed her troubles were over.

Dark and Dangerous By Jeanne Adams Dana Markham is up against a cold blooded killer who is also her ex-husband, Donovan Walker. What she knows could land him behind bars forever or put her and her son in an early grave. She has to put their lives into the hands of a man she barely 8


ROMANCE Justice

at each other in a whole new way. At 15 Peter Sommars needs a little more independence and that’s why he’d like his mom, Carol, to start dating. He even knows the perfect man, his best friend’s dad, Alex. Alex is interested but Carol is doing everything she can to sidestep his pursuit. This only makes the boys more determined.

By Karen Robards Criminal attorney Jessica Ford is wondering why her ex, Secret Service agent Mark Ryan, insists on being her personal bodyguard. Winning her first high profile trial wasn’t the key to hiding her true identity, but nobody is trying to kill her, right? Her predecessor on the case has vanished, and the star witness is also missing. Are the disappearances simply a coincidence?

Summer in Sonoma By Robyn Carr Four women have been best friends since seventh grade, and this summer they are going to need each other more than ever. Cassie has sworn off romance, but deep down still looking for Mr. Right. Julie married her high school sweetheart but wonders how her life is all about leaky faucets and checkbook balances. Marty’s firefighter husband has forgotten all about romance. Beth is a busy doctor who has become a difficult patient and a secretive friend.

The Moon and the Stars By Constance O’Banyon Caroline’s husband died on their wedding day, and she started running from her malicious brother-in-law. She thought that she had found some peace in Texas, until a mysterious bounty hunter arrives. Wade Renault was out to see a murderess brought to justice. When he met Caroline, he sensed more panic than treachery. She seemed too honest and scared. Someone had deceived him.

Tears of the Renegade By Linda Howard Cord Blackstone has a score to settle with his family. This is the same genteel clan that sheltered Susan Blackstone after her husband’s death. He will stop at nothing to punish the Blackstones, even if it means ruining the one woman who can’t stop loving him.

Right Next Door By Debbie Macomber Ten year old Jeff Masterson wants a dog more than anything in the world, and there just happens to be one right next door. But the black Lab belongs to the most unfriendly man in the neighborhood. Jeff persists and soon his mom and the neighbor are looking 9


ROMANCE aboard a transcontinental railroad to visit a family friend. Sam Duncan boards the train and claims to have been hired by her father to be a bodyguard. He plans to gain entrance to the spread Laura is going to visit by sticking close to her. But maybe he’s getting too close.

A Wanted Man By Susan Kay Law As the pampered daughter of a wealthy tycoon, Laura has never been allowed to spread her wings. She now embarks on a trip

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Parade of Oklahoma National Guard by North Losey, (5/18/1904) Main Street, downtown Oklahoma City. The view of the parade we see here is a view of Company M of the Oklahoma National Guard as it makes its way down Main Street. The guard was led by Capt. Mont F. Highley. Many of these guardsmen were veterans of the Spanish American War (1898) and several Oklahoma volunteers formed part of the famed “Rough Riders” of that war. The guard received top marks and high praise for their drill from visiting Major General Samuel S. Sumner, who commanded the cavalry at the famous battle of Santiago in that war. (Essay by Larry Johnson.) 10


MYSTERIES Allergic to Death

drop dead gorgeous, but not literally. She is now a prime suspect, and Mel and Angie have to dig into Malloy’s shady past to discover who served him his just desserts .

By Peg Cochran Gigi Fitzgerald’s business of preparing calorie conscious meals for dieters is looking up thanks to restaurant reviewer Martha Bernhardt. But instead of dropping a few pounds, Martha drops dead from a severe peanut allergy right after eating one of Gigi’s signature dishes. Gigi suddenly finds herself and her business on the chopping block. She has to track down who tampered with her recipe.

Buttons and Bones By Monica Ferris Betsy Devonshire is invited on a vacation by the Larson family to help renovate their cabin. The work comes to a sudden halt when a human skeleton is found beneath the linoleum. The evidence suggests that the dead man might have been a German soldier from a POW camp that was nearby during World War II. Betsy decides to investigate, even though it happened long ago, there’s no expiration on justice.

The Big Kitty By Claire Donally Sunny Coolidge left her job in New York City to go to Maine to take care of her ailing father. Sunny agrees to help the town’s elderly Cat Lady find her winning lottery ticket. She arrives at the woman’s home to find her dead at the bottom of the stairs. With the help of a stray tomcat named Shadow, they set out to find the ticket and a killer.

Death of a Kitchen Diva By Lee Hollis Single mom Hayley Powell is barely keeping her leaking roof over her head when her boss at the Island Times gives her a new assignment, taking over the paper’s food column. The extra income is tempting and her first column is a success. When rival food writer Karen Applebaum is found face down in a bowl of Haley’s clam chowder, all signs point to Haley. She finds herself in a dangerous mix with a killer.

Buttercream Bump Off By Jenn McKinlay With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura’s business, Fairy Tale Cupcakes, is doing great. Then someone iced Baxter Malloy on his first date with Mel’s mother. Her mother had been hoping for someone 11


MYSTERIES Don’t Die Under the Apple Tree

Hot Button

By Amy Patricia Meade

Josie Giancola is the chairwoman of an international conference for button collectors. Between greeting collectors, overseeing the dinner cruise, and attending the many needs of the guest of honor, Thad Wyant, she barely has time to think. Thad is found dead in the hotel’s linen room, and the police need Josie’s help. Wyant’s historic Geronimo button is missing, and considering how many enemies he’s made in the small and peculiar world of button collectors, Josie will have to act fast or become history herself.

By Kylie Logan

Life isn’t easy for Rosie O’Doyle Keefe, but she can handle working in New York City’s World War II shipyards, that is until her foreman winds up dead. This is right after she rebuffed his “requirements” for a promotion. Rosie discovers that everyone who knew the man had good reasons to kill him. She finds an ally in police lieutenant Jack Riordan. Together they look for the truth and a very desperate killer.

File M for Murder

Roast Mortem

By Miranda James

By Cleo Coyle

Charlie Harris is the good natured librarian in Athena, Mississippi, who walks his Maine coon cat, Diesel on a leash. His daughter, Laura, is visiting and will be subbing for another professor this fall semester. An old flame, Connor Lawton, has gotten her the job. Now one of his admirers tries to drive Laura out of town. When Connor is murdered, Laura is the prime suspect.

When coffeehouse owner Clare Cosi’s friends are pulled out of a blazing café, she visits the firefighters of Ladder Company 189 with a donated espresso machine. Someone starts torching cafes around the city and firefighters begin to die in suspicious ways. Clare’s detective boyfriend is pulled into a fire of false accusations. She must come to his rescue before someone tries to extinguish her.

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MYSTERIES A Sheetcake Named Desire

dead body in the woods with a hatchet in its back. Then, a mysterious white moose starts appearing around town. Meanwhile, the annual Winter Moose Fest is in full swing. Candy begins to suspect that there is a link between the body, the moose, and the festival.

By Jacklyn Brady After two years, pastry chef Rita Lucero is still trying to get her ex, Philippe, to sign divorce papers. She visits his fancy New Orleans cake shop to get them signed, only to find him dead with a chef’s knife in his chest. She is shocked to find out later that since the divorce wasn’t final, she now inherits part ownership in his business. Her windfall now sets her up as a prime suspect in Philippe’s murder.

The Way of the Guilty By Jennifer Stanley Cooper Lee has a new outlook on life thanks to her friends at Hope Street Church. She has a great friend, Nathan, who just might be the “One”. When her sister Ashley is implicated in a gruesome murder, Cooper snaps into action. Along with Nathan and her friends from Hope Street, she vows to solve this unholy mess, with a wing, a prayer, and a small dose of snooping.

Town in a Wild Moose Chase By B.B. Haywood Candy Holliday has an idyllic life in Cape Willington, Maine, tending to the farm she runs with her father. Town hermit Solomon Hatch claims to have seen a

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First Christian Church, 130 NW 10th, c.1915, by That Man Stone. This building was occupied by First Christian Church from 1911 until 1956. In 1984 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. 13


LARGE PRINT Book of Lies

detailed information he extracts to rape, rob, and kill, then blame unsuspecting innocents for the crimes. He has mastered the perfect murder. FIC

By Brad Meltzer Cain kills Abel in the world’s most famous murder. In 1932, Mitchell Siegel was killed by two gunshots to the chest. His son dreamed of a bulletproof man and created Superman. The gun used in this murder was never found. Today in Florida, Cal Harper’s long missing father has been shot with that gun. What does Cain have to do with Superman, and what do two murders, committed thousands of years apart, have in common? FIC

Dead Man’s Switch By Tammy Kaehler Aspiring racecar driver Kate Reilly goes looking for a ride in the American Le Mans Series and stumbles over a dead driver. Hours later she takes his job and takes pole position on the list of suspects in his murder. Kate quickly gets to know the car and team, bumping into plenty of suspects along the way. Exhilaration and hazards exist on and off the track as Kate throttles through a murder investigation. MYS

The Broken Window By Jeffery Deaver

Commercial companies collect information about us from thousands of sources, among them credit cards, medical histories, employment and banking records, and then sell the data to anyone. Now a psychotic killer is using the

Elvis Takes a Back Seat By Leanna Ellis Claudia, a young widow, is determined to fulfill her husband’s last request by hauling a three foot 14


LARGE PRINT bust of Elvis in the backseat of her vintage Cadillac from Dallas to Memphis, to return it to its rightful owner. The road trip includes an eccentric aunt who actually knew “The King”, and a temperamental teen. The three women uncover pieces of their past and the bust’s mysterious history. FIC

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society By Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

It’s 1946 and London is emerging from the Shadow of World War II. Author Juliet Ashton is looking for inspiration for her next book when she gets a letter from Dawsey Adams in Guernsey, a British island that had been occupied by the Nazis. She learns that a unique book club was formed as an alibi to protect its members from arrest by the Germans. What Juliet finds out will change her life forever. FIC

Grace in Autumn By Lori Copeland & Angela Hunt The residents of Heavenly Daze, Maine, are preparing for winter, as sacks of mail pour in to postmistress Beatrice Coughlin. The requests are different but they all begin with Dear Angel. Bea and her sister Birdie consider answering them under the moniker “angel assistants”, but where will they get the funds to help these folks? INSP

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LARGE PRINT Gun Games

murdered and suspicion is on Murphy. It becomes clear that the group is out to avenge their leader, and Murphy is their target. FIC

By Faye Kellerman Gregory Hesse, a student at the exclusive school, Bell and Wakefield, has committed suicide. Gregory’s mother refuses to believe her son shot himself and convinces LAPD detective Peter Decker to look deeper. The case becomes complicated by the suicide of another student. He uncovers a nasty group of rich and privileged students with a predilection for guns and violence. MYS

The Keepsake By Tess Gerritsen A perfectly preserved mummy has lain forgotten in the basement of the Crispin Museum for years. Its rediscovery seems a ghoulishly godsend for the struggling institution. But medical examiner Maura Isles discovers a message hidden within the corpse. This relic is instead a modern day murder victim. When the grisly remains of another woman are found in the museum, it becomes clear that a maniac is at large. FIC

Into the Night By Suzanne Brockmann Vinh Murphy has been MIA from the firm Troubleshooters Inc., ever since his wife, Angelina, was killed during a routine assignment. He’s spent the years mourning and lost in an alcohol induced fog. Now, the leader of the neoNazi group, who was blamed for Angelina’s death, has been 16


LARGE PRINT Red Mist

Society start to reveal themselves. A shadow from Eugenie’s past haunts the order of her life, Merry feels her identity is slipping away, Camille dreams of leaving town, and sisters Ruth and Esther must confront a lie they’ve lived with for over thirty years. FIC

By Patricia Cornwell Kay Scarpetta is determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, who was murdered. She travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information on Fielding and a string of killings. Scarpetta discovers connections to a terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale. And she is the only one who can stop it. MYS

A Tailor-Made Bride By Karen Witemeyer Jericho Tucker is convinced that the new dressmaker in Coventry, Texas is shallow and more devoted to fashion than beauty. Hannah Richards is baffled by the liveryman and is riled at his arrogant assumptions about her. When she decides to help Jericho’s sister catch a beau, the consequences are unforeseen. Will Hannah and Jericho bridge the gap between them? ROM

The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society By Beth Pattillo Each month, Eugenie, Ruth, Esther, Merry, and Camille meet at the Sweetgum Christian Church to enjoy knitting and a passion for books. Their camaraderie is threatened when Eugenie introduces an angry teenager into their midst. The ladies of the Knit Lit 17


LARGE PRINT Hanley doesn’t let rules get in his way. That’s why he’s the first person Caroline King asks for help when a deranged stalker attempts to murder their daughter. The daughter Dodge has never met. There is one compelling reason to drop everything and fly down to Texas—guilt. ROM

1022 Evergreen Place By Debbie Macomber Mary Jo Wyse is falling in love with her next door neighbor, Mack. She hasn’t always made good decisions when it comes to men. Her baby daughter’s father is testament to that. She worries that he might sue for custody. So, she is a little wary about any relationship with Mack. ROM

Trago By Frank Bonham The open country of Oklahoma was changing at the turn of the century. Land started disappearing, parceled up by land grabbing homesteaders. Cowmen couldn’t live with fences, they needed space and plenty of it. Trago was a man of the West, big shoulders, and a gun hung on his hip. In September of 1893 there would be a land rush the likes of which no one had ever seen. WES

Together By Tom Sullivan & Betty White On mountain climber Brenden McCarthy’s latest adventure a misstep and a tumble has cost him his sight. He feels that his life is shattered forever. But a special dog named Nelson helps pull him back to life and shows Brenden how to see what really matters. INSP

Tough Customer By Sandra Brown Private investigator Dodge 18


LARGE PRINT Veil of Night

V is for Vengeance

By Linda Howard

By Sue Grafton

Jaclyn Wilde is a wedding planner who loves her job, but working with bridezilla Carrie Edwards has been a nightmare. When Carrie is brutally murdered, everyone involved with the ceremony is under suspicion. Detective Eric Wilder finds too much evidence pointing toward too many suspects. As the heat intensifies between Eric and Jaclyn, a murderer moves dangerously close. ROM

Private detective Kinsey Millhone’s thirty-eighth birthday gift is a punch in the face that leaves her with two black eyes and a busted nose. What does this have to do with a spoiled kid awash in gambling debt, a woman who kills herself, a professional shoplifting ring, and a dirty cop so entrenched on the force he is immune to exposure? Kinsey must sort through it all to find the truth. MYS

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