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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: Broadway Garage, 1011 North Broadway, circa 1912 This photo, taken by That Man Stone, shows the Broadway Garage operated by G.C. Jones, who began selling Cadillacs around 1912. With no place at home to store their new cars, customers stored their automobiles in the upper floors of the Broadway Garage. (from an essay by Larry Johnson, MLS Oklahoma Collection Coordinator.) 1


BEST SELLERS Altar of Eden

Fatally Flaky

By James Rollins

By Diane Mott Davidson

Louisiana state veterinarian Lorna Polk investigates an abandoned shipwrecked fishing trawler carrying exotic caged animals, part of a black market smuggling ring. There is something disturbingly wrong with these beasts. They all have one uncanny trait: incredibly heightened intelligence. Lorna sets out to uncover the truth about this cargo and the terrorist threat it poses. One of the animals has escaped the shipwreck and is running amok. FIC

Caterer Goldy Schulz is planning a wedding reception for Aspen Meadow’s nuttiest bridezilla. Then the best friend of Goldy’s godfather, Jack, is killed when his car tumbles into a ravine. Jack thinks that his friend was murdered because of the research he was doing at the local spa. Goldy goes undercover at the spa. If she doesn’t find the killer on the spa grounds who’s watching her every move, catering weddings just might be the death of Goldy Schultz. MYS

Caught

Hangman

By Harlan Coben

By Faye Kellerman

Reporter Wendy Tynes is bringing down sexual offenders on nationally televised sting operations. When social worker Dan Mercer walks into her trap, she gets thrown into a story more complicated than she ever imagined. Dan is tied to the disappearance of a New Jersey girl and the shocking consequences will have Wendy doubting her instincts about the motives of the people around her. FIC

When Chris Whitman was in High School, he confessed to murdering his girlfriend to spare vulnerable Terry McLaughlin from having to testify at his trial. Years later, he’s set free when the actual truth is revealed. He marries Terry, and becomes a professional killer. Now both are missing and their teenage son turns to his mother’s friend, Detective Peter Decker to help. MYS

Family Ties

Heartless

By Danielle Steel

By Diana Palmer

Overnight Manhattan architect Annie Ferguson’s life was changed when she became the mother to her sister’s three orphaned children. Now, years later, she is facing an empty nest. With her nephew and nieces grown , she must navigate the difficult passage between helping and letting go. Then a chance encounter changes Annie’s life again in the most surprising direction of all. FIC

Gracie worshipped her stepbrother Jason, who left home early to seek his fortune. Now he’s the wealthy owner of Comanche Wells ranch and has come home to discover that the little girl he knew is all grown up. Gracie harbors a shameful secret that makes her afraid to love and rejects Jason’s attraction to her. Jason leaves to put the past behind him. When danger threatens her life, she hopes Jason will come home to save her. ROM 2


BEST SELLERS The Last Surgeon

Scream for Me

By Michael Palmer

By Karen Rose

Surgeon Nick Garrity spends his days and nights dispensing medical treatment from a mobile clinic to the homeless in D.C. and Baltimore. He is also constantly on the lookout for his best friend who disappeared on a secret military mission four years ago. Then there’s the case of an ICU nurse who appears to have killed herself. With the help of her sister, Nick determines that everyone involved in one specific surgical case is dying, one by one. FIC

Special Agent Daniel Vartanian searches for the serial killer whose crime mimics a thirteen-year-old case. His search leads to Alex Fallon, a nurse who bears a striking resemblance to one of the earlier victims. She’s soon the target of the killer and a perverse plan stretching to the very pillars of their community. Daniel must catch a criminal if he is to save the woman he has begun to love. ROM

The Scent of Jasmine

Minding Frankie

By Jude Deveraux

By Maeve Binchy

Catherine Harcourt is the daughter of Southern gentility. As she is visiting her bedridden godfather in Charleston, he asks her to deliver a packed horse to an old friend’s son, Alex, who also happens to be an escaped convict. She soon finds herself fleeing Alex’s captors and riding blind into the night with him. Catherine is drawn into his tale of misguided justice and his innocence as they seek refuge in the Florida everglades. ROM

Noel agrees to take care of his terminally ill former flame’s baby girl. With the help of caring friends, family, and neighbors, Noel adapts to his new responsibilities. When a nosy social worker gets involved, it’s up to Noel to persuade her that everyone in the neighborhood has something to offer when it comes to minding Frankie. FIC

Port Mortuary

To Have and To Kill

By Patricia Cornwell

By Mary Jane Clark

Kay Scarpetta’s secret military ties have drawn her to Poet Mortuary where she’s performing autopsies on fallen soldiers. A young man dies, apparently from a cardiac arrhythmia, eerily close to Kay’s new home. When his body is examined, there are indications that he may have been zipped in a pouch and locked inside the Center’s cooler while still alive. Kay discovers internal injuries unlike any she has ever seen. She now races against time to discover a cunning, cruel and invisible enemy. MYS

After an acting career that goes nowhere and a recently broken engagement, Piper Donovan moves back home and steps into the family bakery business. She’s soon creating a wedding cake for a friend, the star of a daytime television drama. Someone is determined that that this wedding never happens, and it starts with the murder of the bride-to-be’s co-star. With the help of FBI agent Jack Lombardi, Piper sifts through the suspects to find a killer. MYS 3


NONFICTION The Cake Doctor Returns

Earth: The Book

By Anne Byrn

By Jon Stewart

You can transform ordinary cake mix into extraordinary cakes through just the right additions. You can use buttermilk and sour cream for greater moisture and richness, boost flavor with cocoa powder, lemon zest, and even try orange juice, or a leftover cup of coffee instead of water. These 160 foolproof recipes will give you dozens of fresh ideas. HAF

Eight time Emmy winner Stewart seeks to expand his audience to aliens that might land on earth after the extinction of the human race and be puzzled over the artifacts we’ve left behind. In place of skits there are elaborate color illustrations accompanied by captions written with his trademark deadpan humor. HUM

The 50 Funniest American Writers

Devote 40 Days By Jane Jayroe

By Andy Borowitz

The former Miss America tells how she overcame the big bumps on her road in life by having a disciplined pattern of time with God. By setting aside time daily, she managed to get answers to problems that she had struggled with the night before. Most of these devotionals are based on her experiences, and many of her friends have contributed as well. REL

Here is an exclusive Who’s Who of the very best American comic writing from Mark Twain to Dave Berry with many more in between. There are lesser-known and equally hilarious pieces from the New Yorker, Esquire and The Atlantic here also. HUM

Gifted

Dollars to Donuts

By Mags Kandis

By Dawn Welch

You can create wearable accessories such as hats, mittens, scarves, socks, and wraps, plus a tea cozy, laptop cover or even a needle case from these delightful little patterns. Each project features creative embellishments and personal touches. Your family and friends will love being on the receiving ends of these personalized designs. ARC

Dawn is the owner of the famed Rock Café on Route 66 in Stroud, Oklahoma. She perfected the art of cooking smart, using short-order strategies and a little bit of advance planning to rack up huge savings of time, money, and effort. She advises us to make every bit count. Buy in bulk and store what you don’t need for later. But most importantly, have fun. HAF

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NONFICTION The Pioneer Woman

Skyjack

By Ree Drummond

By Geoffrey Gray

Ree recounts the details of her unlikely romance with a chaps wearing cowboy, from the early days of their courtship through the first year of their marriage. This isn’t just a love story, it’s a universal tale of passion, romance, and allencompassing love that sweeps us off our feet. Ree goes from being a city girl to living on a cattle ranch that is miles from anywhere. BIO

This is one of the most astonishing whodunits and manhunts in the history of American true crime. How did one man extort $200,000 from an airline and parachute into the wilds of the Pacific Northwest and into oblivion? D.B. Cooper became a legend as well as an obsession for his pursuers. With explosive new information and exclusive access to FBI files, one of the great cold cases is reopened.TC

A Prairie Kitchen By Rae Eighmey

Sorry, Wrong Answer

Here are selections from the first 50 years of Prairie Farmer magazine, there are recipes and social commentaries throughout. You will enjoy the humor, energy and dedication of the people who helped settle the prairie. The overall goal of the magazine was to give prairie settlers as much information as possible to make their lives easier. HAF

By Rod Evans, Ph.D. We all harbor misconceptions that are accepted not only because they are popular but also because they make sense. We believe that German chocolate originated in Germany rather than the actual truth, that it is named German chocolate because it was created by Sam German. Enjoy a tour of misleading trivia, and commonly held assumptions, and learn the real truth. SS

Reader’s Digest Guide to Eye Care By Jennifer Weizer, MD & Joshua Stein, MD From common eye nuisances to serious vision threatening diseases, this book will tell you what you need to know about any eye condition. Discover practical tips and useful information for maintaining and preserving your vision. This medical reference clearly outlines the steps you can take to keep your eyes healthy. HEA 5


NONFICTION Unmeasured Strength

Weird Oklahoma

By Lauren Manning

By Wesley Trent

Lauren Manning had a big job on Wall Street, a loving husband and an infant son. But on 9/11 a wall of flame at the World Trade Center burned more than 80 percent of her body. She began a ten year journey of survival and rebirth that tested her almost beyond human endurance. She possessed the strength and resilience to not yield to terrorists, or to the bottomless pain and exhaustion. She underwent a complete transformation that would allow her to embrace her life in a new way. BIO

When you travel through the Sooner State you’ll admire the splendor of its rural landscapes and the majesty of its cities. Venture beyond the typical tourist spots and you’ll discover that Oklahoma has a history that’s both notorious and peculiar. Find out about all the out of the way roadside spectacles and odd goings on in our state. HIS

© Metropolitan Library System

MLS Oklahoma Images Collection.

Territorial Normal School, Edmond, Photo Fall 1892. Work started in the summer of 1892 on Old North Tower, the first building on campus. Occupancy began Jan. 3, 1893. The school first operated as a normal school with two years of college work and a complete preparatory school. In 1897, the first graduating class - two men and three women - received their Normal School diplomas. The Normal School evolved into what is today University of Central Oklahoma. 6


FICTION And Kill Them All

Eve

By J. Lee Butts

By Iris Johansen

Sixteen-year-old Clementine Webb is determined to bring her family’s murderers to justice. Texas Ranger Lucius Dodge and his compatriot Boz Tatum try to talk some sense into the little lady. Trading lead with stone-cold killers is men’s work, at least that’s what Lucius always thought. But darling Clementine shows them her aim is true.

Eve Duncan’s mission in life is to bring closure to the families who have experienced the agony of a missing child. As a forensic sculptor, she is able to piece together bones, create a face, and bring an identity to a child. She is driven and tormented because her own daughter, Bonnie, was taken from her years ago. Now she has uncovered some new evidence linking a man from her past to Bonnie’s disappearance.

Cure

The First Gardener

By Robin Cook

By Denise Hildreth Jones

Satoshi Machita is set to own a valuable patent controlling stem cells, which are destined to spark a trillion dollar industry of regenerative medicine. Then he dies on a crowded New York City subway platform. Medical examiner Laurie Montgomery is determined to discover whether his death was natural or murder. Despite threats against her, Laurie presses on, until threats are against her son, J.J.

Jeremiah Williams has been tending the gardens of the Tennessee governor’s mansion for over twenty-five years. He has loved every one of the families that have lived there. Now the latest ones have suffered a tragedy that tears their world apart. Though his heart is also broken, Jeremiah realizes that his gift of gardening is about far more than pulling weeds and planting flowers. It’s about tending hearts as well.

Edge

The Long Hunt

By Jeffery Deaver

By Cameron Judd

Henry Loving is a lifter, a person hired to get information by any means, including torture. His expertise is kidnapping or threatening someone close to his principal, exerting pressure until they cave. Washington, D.C., police detective Ryan Kessler inexplicably becomes Loving’s target. Senior federal protection officer Corte is given the job of keeping Kessler’s family alive.

Reverend Eben Bledsoe has wondered for many years if he’d ever find his daughter, who was taken from him by Indians when she was a little girl. Lately, he’s heard tell of a wild white woman who loosely matches her description. Though desperate to find her, he lacks the knowledge, skill, or youth to track her down. After hearing the old man’s story, Crawford Fain agrees to help search for her. Now his son Titus has gone missing as well. 7


FICTION Mr. and Miss Anonymous

Secrets to the Grave

By Fern Michaels

By Tami Hoag

To pay for college, Lily Madison donates her eggs to a fertility clinic. Sam Parker, also a student, donates his sperm for extra money. Twenty years later Lily wonders if she has a child somewhere and also thinks about Sam whom she had met then. Sam had never forgotten Lily either. When two teenage boys go missing, and the disappearance is linked to the fertility clinic, Lily and Sam are determined to find out what really went on years ago.

A 911 call from a small child sends the idyllic California town of Oak Knoll into a tailspin. A crime scene is discovered with the body of Marissa Fordham and her young daughter Haley, who is injured but alive. Detective Tony Mendez calls child advocate Anne Leone to help him with his witness, Haley. They begin to peel back the layers of Marissa Fordham’s life and find a clue which puts Anne and Haley in the sights of a killer.

Playing the Game

Sundays at Tiffany’s

By Barbara Taylor Bradford

By James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet

Annette Remmington is a London art consultant and private dealer with a roster of wealthy clients. She is married to her mentor, the much older Marius. He has groomed her into the success that she has become, not to mention saving her from a dark past. Jack Chalmers is doing a profile of Annette for a popular newspaper, and there is a connection between them that could ignite so many secrets.

Jane Margaux is a lonely little girl whose mother is a Broadway producer and only sees her daughter once a week. They go every Sunday to admire jewelry at Tiffany’s. Jane has only one friend, a handsome, funny man named Michael. But, only she can see him. On Jane’s ninth birthday he leaves. Years later, Jane is just as alone as she was as a child. Then she meets, a handsome, funny man named Michael.

A Scattered Life

Wicked Lies By Lisa Jackson & Nancy Bush

By Karen McQuestion

For two years, Justice Turnbull has paced his room at Halo Valley Security Hospital, planning to escape. He has a mission that began two decades ago with a vicious murder. Now there are many others that must be sent back to the hell that spawned them. One of the victims will be Laura Adderly. Laura has always been able to sense approaching evil, but that won’t stop a psychopath bent on destroying her.

Skyla Plinka is a free spirit that is trying to settle into her life as wife and mother. But she can’t seem to quell her restlessness. Her only reprieve is her friendship with Roxanne, who has five kids, and a life in disarray. Much to her intrusive mother-in-law Audrey’s dismay, Skyla takes a part-time job at the local bookstore. She slowly begins to rediscover her voice, independence, and confidence. 8


ROMANCE Alaska Brides

By His Majesty’s Grace

By M. Connealy, C.Hake, & K. Y’Barbo

By Jennifer Blake

Meredith regularly refuses marriage proposals that give her little hope for being more than a maid and a cook, but the neighbor who offers only Christian friendship intrigues her most. Amy is small, but she is tough and strong enough to survive Alaska’s worst. Will she lose a chance at love with a widower who believes he can’t offer the type of protection a woman must need? Fiona’s one goal is to enroll in medical school, not to find a husband as her father wishes. Is there room in her dreams for a man with a dark past?

An ominous curse is over the three sisters of Graydon Hall. Any man betrothed to them without love is doomed to die. Lady Isobel has been given to Earl Rand Braesford as a reward from the Tudor king for his loyalty. He is then accused of a heinous crime and imprisoned in the Tower. Isobel has the power to seal his fate and be freed from her marriage bonds. But the more she learns of Rand the less convinced she is of his guilt. She is committed to discover the truth.

Distant Heart By Tracey Bateman Toni Rodden has escaped a life of prostitution and vows no man will ever control her again. After months on the wagon train, she has found a surrogate family in Fannie Caldwell and her two siblings. Toni is convinced that no man will be able to see beyond her marred past. Sam Two-Feathers, the half-Indian scout seems to know of a love that forgives sins and values much more than outward appearances.

Blackberry Summer By RaeAnne Thayne Claire Bradford leads a predictable life in Hope’s Crossing, Colorado as the owner of a successful bead shop. An accident forces Claire to slow down and lean on others, especially Riley McKnight, the new chief of police and her best friend’s handsome brother. The accident and the string of robberies committed by teenagers is a wake-up call for the people of Hope’s Crossing. They must find the sense of community and togetherness that has been lost.

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ROMANCE Phelan. After life on the battlefield has darkened Christopher’s soul, Beatrix’s letters to him come as a welcome relief. Soon the correspondence between them develops into something fulfilling and deep. When Christopher comes home, he’s determined to claim the woman he loves. What began as Beatrix’s innocent deception has resulted in the agony of unfulfilled love.

The Governess Wears Scarlet By Sari Robins Haunted by a terrible tragedy, Viscount Jason Steele roams the streets of London as a masked vigilante. He rescues a veiled young woman and even though they begin an illicit affair they must keep their faces hidden. He then hires a governess for his two nephews not knowing that Abigail West is the woman he saved. They discover a kidnapping plot that could plunge them all into mortal danger.

Midnight Eyes By Sarah Brophy As one of England’s fiercest killers, Robert Beaumont is well paid for his talents. The king has agreed to reward him with an estate, on one condition. He must marry the sitting tenant, the infamous Lady Deformed. Imogen Colebrook has lived a virtual prisoner of her cruel brother, the man responsible for her deformity. Living in a world without sight she is gently drawn out of her tortured past by her future husband, and finds sanctuary in his arms.

Highland Legacy By T. Bateman, P. Griffin, T. Murray, and J. Stengl Audrey MacMurray has been raised in the foster care system and is driven to learn the truth of who she is and where she came from. Her search leads her to Kennerith Castle in Scotland. She learns the stories of three women, her ancestors, who defied the conventions of the day, living with faith, courage, and passion. A handsome genealogist helps Audrey discover these brave women in her family tree.

The Promise of an Angel By Ruth Reid All Judith Fischer ever wanted is to marry within her community and raise a family with Levi Plank. On the day she suspects he will ask her parent’s permission to court her, her younger brother Samuel has an accident under her charge. She spies

Love in the Afternoon By Lisa Kleypas Beatrix Hathaway decides to help her friend Prudence Mercer by concocting Pru’s letters to her fiancé Captain Christopher 10


ROMANCE To Seduce a Texan

a strange man helping Samuel, a man she later believes is an angel. When she shares her conviction with her family and friends, no one believes her, including Levi. Only one person is willing to stand up for her, the bishops’ son, Andrew.

By Georgina Gentry Texan Will McCain and his gang are under orders to rob a bank in Prairie View, Kansas and get the loot back pronto. The town is crawling with Yankee soldiers so they must kidnap the banker’s stepdaughter. Rosemary Burke knows this kidnapping is the perfect opportunity for her greedy stepfather to get rid of her and keep her inheritance, which is why he’s ignoring the ransom demands. Rosemary decides that seduction of the handsome cowboy might be her best chance at escape.

Senseless By Mary Burton Ten years ago Eva Rayburn and her sorority sisters were celebrating the end of the school year when their party turned into a nightmare. Eva is now trying to start over in her Virginia hometown, but a new nightmare has begun. The serial killer knows that only Eva’s death will bring peace to him. Because, what started that night at the sorority can never be stopped, not until the last victim has been marked for death.

MLS Oklahoma Images Collection. © Metropolitan Library System

Sugar Rush By Donna Kauffman Leilani Trusdale left the bustle of New York City for Georgia’s sleepy Sugarberry Island to open up her own cupcakery. Suddenly, her former boss, Baxter Dunne, the man who taught her everything, wants to film his hit cooking show in her shop. Lani’s friends are convinced that Baxter is the missing ingredient in her recipe for happiness. But convincing Lani will be a job for Baxter himself.

Old Rock Island depot behind the Skirvin Hotel. The photo shown here was taken on November 30, 1930, at the last run of the westbound Rock Island passing through downtown. 11


MYSTERIES An Appetite for Murder

a deck of cards with a missing queen. Olivia Limoges and the Bayside Book Writers group try to decode the clues. Olivia then finds a dead body buried in the sand. Is it connected to the burglaries?

By Lucy Burdette Hayley Snow moves to Key West to take a job as a food critic which she thinks will take her mind off her current loss of romance. She discovers that her new boss is Kristen Faulkner, the woman who stole her boyfriend. Hayley doesn’t see how things could get worse until Kristen is murdered and the police pull Hayley in as a suspect. To clear her name she’ll have to find the real killer fast.

Evil Eclairs By Jessica Beck Donut shop owner Suzanne Hart knows that her sweet treats don’t qualify as health food, but does she deserve to be labeled as a “killer” by radio jockey Lester Moorefield? He’s urging citizens to boycott Suzanne’s shop. The he’s found dead stuffed with one of Suzanne’s éclairs. Because of the feud between them, this makes her the number one suspect. If she can’t figure out who killed Lester, she’ll soon be filling a prison cell instead of pastry.

Cookie Dough or Die By Virginia Lowell When prominent business owner Clarisse Chamberlain is found dead, no one is more shocked than Olivia Greyson. Clarisse was the one who encouraged Olivia to open The Gingerbread House, a quaint cookie shop. Word spreads that Clarisse left Olivia a large sum of money, along with a collection of valuable antique cookie cutters. Suddenly, Olivia is the prime suspect, and she must find the killer.

Feline Fatale By Linda Johnston When Kendra Ballantyne visits the condo of her friend and fellow pet-sitter Wanda, she sets off a squabble over the building’s animal policy. One week later she discovers anti-pet board member Margaret Shiler dead in her apartment. The only witness is Lady Cuddles, an escape artist of a cat. Even though Margaret has enemies, the police have Wanda in their sights. Kendra needs to find a way to clear her friend’s name.

A Deadly Cliché By Ellery Adams There are bizarre burglaries plaguing Oyster Bay, North Carolina and at each one there is an odd tableau set up. At one there was a stick of butter with a knife through it, dolls with silver spoons in their mouths, and 12


MYSTERIES A Killing in Antiques

body in their studio and the police name her as chief suspect. She decides to investigate the murder. She then learns that Rafe has changed his will, and his estranged half brother has come forward to sell the studio.

By Mary Moody It is time for Brimfield, the largest outdoor antiques show in all of New England. Lucy St. Elmo, owner of St. Elmo Fine Antiques, is armed with determination, and a keen eye. She never expected there would be a killing or that the victim would be her longtime friend, Monty Rondo. When Monty’s partner, Silent Billy, is arrested, Lucy’s certain that he is innocent. She starts collecting clues to clear his name.

Rita Jewel By Grace Carroll Rita Jewel sells fabulous clothes and accessories to the socialites of San Francisco. MarySue Jensen has old money and an eye for style. She must have those handmade silver stilettos in Rita’s store. She buys them and that night her cold lifeless body is found in Golden Gate Park, tragically barefoot. What kind of fashion conscious maniac would swipe a pair of handcrafted stilettos from a corpse? Rita sets out to track down a killer.

Mai Tai One On By Jill Mrie Landis Em Johnson is divorced, broke, and running the dilapidated Tiki Goddess Bar on the North Shore of Kauai. If all that wasn’t bad enough, an obnoxious neighbor with a grudge is found dead in the Goddess luau pit. Suspicion falls on Em and the rest of the Goddess staff. With the help of a quirky dance troupe of over-the-hill Hula Maidens, Em and the rest of the staff must ban together to find the killer.

Stay at Home Dead By Jeffrey Allen Stay-at-home dad, Deuce Winters, and his three-year-old daughter Carly are making their weekly trip to the grocery store in sleepy Rose Petal, Texas. But the discovery of a dead body in his mini-van quickly throws his quiet life into disarray. It doesn’t help that the victim ruined Deuce’s high school football career and married his ex-girlfriend. As the number one suspect Deuce is determined to clear his name with a little help from his wife Julianne, a high powered attorney.

Quickstep to Murder By Ella Barrick When Stacy Graysin catches her fiancé and dance partner, Rafe, in a compromising position with a samba queen, she nixes their engagement. They still co-own a ballroom dance studio and Rafe now wants to offer hiphop and tap classes. Stacy finds his lifeless 13


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believes she has set the perfect trap for a merciless killer. MYS

By John Sanford A house demolition crew is surprised to find the bodies of two girls wrapped in plastic. Lucas Davenport knows they have been there since 1985. He was a young cop and remembers that their disappearance had been a big deal. His bosses declared the case closed, but he never agreed with that. Now he has a chance to investigate it all over again. MYS

Devil’s Food Cake Murder By Joanne Fluke When Hannah Swenson’s good friend, Claire, and her new husband Rev. Bob Knudson go on their honeymoon, Bob’s friend Matthew Walters fills in for him. It was the perfect plan, until Hannah finds Matthew in the rectory face down in a plate full of Devil’s Food Cake, a single bullet in his head. Hannah discovers that the good Reverend wasn’t quite the saintly fellow he appeared to be. MYS

Dead by Midnight By Carolyn Hart Annie Darling, with the aid of her husband, Max, solves murder puzzles. A recent death appears to be suicide, but Annie suspects murder. To solve the case, she unravels the mystery of a towel hidden at midnight in a gazebo, the lack of fingerprints on a crystal mug, blood on a teenager’s shirt, and the secret of a lovers’ tryst. She

Doorstep Daddy By Shirley Jump Writer Dalton Scott demands solitude and not a screaming baby on his doorstep. He’s amazed when he finally gets the little girl to stop 14


LARGE PRINT Oklahoma to fix up a camp for underprivileged kids. But this city slicker doesn’t know anything about country life. He asks next door rancher Jenna for help. She’s back home after a stint in Iraq and is busy running her ranch, and raising her twin boys. But can she say no to gorgeous and kind Adam? ROM

crying. Beautiful single mom Ellie arrives, distraught that the babysitter left her precious child on Dalton’s doorstep. Can this chaotic pair make Dalton realize that too much of his life has been stored in fiction? ROM

Hideaway Home By Hannah Thayer Red Meyers had looked forward to returning to Hideaway, Missouri, and his sweetheart, Bertie Moennig, until he was gravely wounded during the last stages of World War II. Feeling that Bertie deserved a whole man, he was determined to stay away. Now a tragedy on the home front brings the couple together for the first time in years. A dangerous mystery threatens both their lives. FIC

Lumby’s Bounty By Gail Fraser The village of Lumby is tucked in the foothills of the Rockies and not a week goes by without some mayhem. All of this is watched carefully by the mayor, the sheriff, and Hank, a pink flamingo who thinks he’s a bald eagle. Lumby is about to host a hot-air balloon festival and everyone jumps in to help. As cultures clash and balloons crash, it’s beginning to seem like the festival is going to be a bust. FIC

Jenna’s Cowboy Hero By Brenda Minton Former football player Adam Mackenzie arrives in small town 15


LARGE PRINT Mulberry Park

people. His humility led him into friendship with the man who would become king in his place. INSP

By Judy Duarte Claire Harper drives to Mulberry Park every day and jogs for miles in an effort to find release for her sadness. One evening a letter falls from its hiding place in a nearby tree. The envelope is addressed “To God from Analisa,” and in it she asks God to look after her parents in heaven. Claire writes back, hoping to preserve the girl’s belief in prayers. Claire had lost her faith when she lost her son, but now Analisa’s letter managed to break through three years of grief. INSP

Sail By James Patterson The Dunne family finds its summer vacation bound for paradise turning into a nightmare. Carrie, the eldest, has thrown herself off the side of the boat in a bid for attention. Sixteen-yearold Mark is getting high below deck. And Ernie, the ten-year-old is nearly catatonic. Suddenly, a disaster hits and they are faced with real danger. Someone wants to make sure that the Dunne family never makes it out alive. FIC

The Prince By Francine Rivers Behind the men who shaped history are the heroes who forever changed it. Jonathan, the Prince, answered God’s call to serve without fame or recognition. His zeal carried him into battle. And his faithfulness won him honor among his

Santa Fe Dead By Stuart Woods Trial lawyer Ed Eagle testifies against his ex-wife, Barbara, and the trial ends in a way that leaves 16


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her in a position to make his life miserable. Ed calls in favors and follows every lead from the posh resorts of desert California and Napa wine country, to the New Mexico high country and the seedy hotels of Tijuana. All of this to discover the truth about what Barbara is up to. FIC

By Julie Garwood Los Angeles film student, Lyra Prescott, dives into work on her final school assignment, a documentary. It turns into a real life horror film, after she unwittingly witnesses a shocking crime. After a rash of mysterious, treacherous incidents convinces her that she’s headed for a violent ending, she is connected to handsome FBI agent Sam Kincaid. Now with him beside her, Lyra must learn to let down her defenses, trust her instincts, and follow her heart. ROM

Savor the Moment By Nora Roberts Wedding baker Laurel McBane works at Vows wedding planning company with her best friends Parker, Emma, and Mac. While she’s too low key to appreciate all the luxuries that their clients seem to long for, she does appreciate a strong, intelligent man. Parker’s older brother Delaney is just such a man and one that she has had a mega-crush on since childhood. Is the Ivy League lawyer out of her reach? ROM

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By Robert B. Parker A bad boy actor is accused of the rape and murder of a young woman in Boston while on location for a movie. The Boston PD calls on Spenser to investigate. He encounters the actor’s bodyguard, a young former football playing Native American named Zebulon Sixkill. The two forge an unlikely alliance, with Spenser serving as mentor for Sixkill. As the case grows darker, Spenser and Sixkill must put things right. MYS

The Whole Truth By David Baldacci Nicholas Creel heads up the world’s largest defense contractor. He hires Dick Pender to “perception manage” the company to even more riches by manipulating international conflicts. Shaw, a man with no first name, is doing the bidding of a secret multinational intelligence agency, and travels the globe keeping it safe and at peace. These characters’ lives will collide headon as a series of events is set in motion that could change the world as we know it. FIC

Twenty Wishes By Debbie Macomber Anne Marie Roche’s life is not what she’d expected. She’s childless, a recent widow and alone. She owns a successful bookstore, but her life feels empty. On Valentine’s Day, Anne Marie and several other widows get together and decide that they will each work on a list

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