Friday, November 30, 2012

Speaking from Among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley

Speaking from among the Bones (Flavia de Luce Series #5)

St. Tancred’s Church, England 1951. In order to celebrate 500 years since the death of their holy Saint Tancred, the church membership will open his tomb. Flavia de Luce, a rather precocious child, makes sure she is on hand to witness this epic occasion. On the day the tomb is opened, Church Organist Mr. Collicutt, missing for the past several months, is found entombed in the crypt that houses the saint. Nothing puts Flavia’s detecting skills to the test like a dead body presumably poisoned. Flavia, for only being 12 years old, is something of an expert in poisons after staking claim to the chemistry laboratory of her deceased Uncle Tar in the moldering estate of her impecunious family.
Getting around the village and countryside with her trusty bicycle, Gladys, inherited from her mother – missing and presumed dead in a mountain climbing accident - Flavia runs a parallel investigation with the local constabulary.  The Inspector warns her that her detecting would put her in danger if the killers realize she is getting close to the truth, for Flavia has solved murders in the past and has built herself something of a reputation for crime solving.  

This time Flavia has competition when Adam Sowerby, flora-archaeologist, as well as Miss Tanty, chairman of the Altar Guild, want to collaborate with Flavia on finding the killer and be part of her investigation. Three amateur sleuths trying to figure out the Legend of the Heart of Lucifer gives a motive as to why Mr. Collicutt was murdered.
Book five in the series, you can read more about Flavia de Luce on her website:

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Liberator by Alex Kershaw

General Felix Sparks:
"They lay beneath perfect rows of white graves that lined lush green lawns. He knew where they were buried. He had their names."
"Often he had questioned what kept his men going. The American Army was on the attack all the time in Europe. He had kept thinking, Why do they go? It was hard to explain why his men had not hesitated. Many times he had said: 'Let's go!' Every time they had gone."
"The graves of his men stretched across Europe, over two thousand miles. They had died in Sicily, in France, at the dark heart of Nazi Germany."
"...General Felix Sparks wandered through towns he had set free, across battlefields and through several graveyards. The white crosses were silent. The men who had died for him could not be resurrected."
Check out the discussion of Alex Kershaw's new book; The Liberator with the author on the Goodreads Website:
Find the book in the new book section under 940.541273092 KERSH

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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Jane: The woman who loved Tarzan by Robin Maxwell

Jane by Robin Maxwell

Authorized by the Estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs the original author of Tarzan, Jane marks the centennial of the Original Tarzan of the Apes.
Everyone knows the story of how Tarzan meets Jane in books, comics and movies. Now we have a new version of how Jane meets Tarzan in the jungles of West Africa in 1905.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Frozen by Mary Casanova


Minnesota author, Mary Casanova, tells the story of Sadie Rose during the 1920s on Rainy Lake in Minnesota. Taken in by the Worthingtons, orphan Sadie Rose is raised in a wealthy family who lives in a mansion on Summit Avenue in St Paul and spends the summers up north. Even with her fortunate change in circumstance, Sadie Rose can't help wondering about the mother who had died and left her without speech in a snowbank. Find in the Young Adult Section under Casanova.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Minnesota Explorer

Copies of the Winter 2012-2013 edition of the Minnesota Explorer are now available at the library.

Find out about winter festivals throughout the state.  There is also a calendar of art exhibits, music and theater events in taking place in the Twin Cities area and around the state.  If you are planning a fun family winter getaway "Explore Minnesota" is a great place to start.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Soldier Dogs: The untold story of America's canine heroes by Maria Goodavage

Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of Americarsquo;S Canine Heroes

Enter the world of military working dogs' extraordinary training heroic accomplishments, and the lasting impacts they have on those who work with them. In Soldier Dogs, Maria Goodavage tells the heartwarming stories of training, combat operations, retirement, and adoption - often into the families of their handlers - of these remarkable dogs who have become some of America's most devoted warriors. from the book.
Find on the new Large Print table under Large Print 355.4 GOODA.

New Talking Books

Sleep No More: Eve Duncan: Iris Johansen - MP3 CD audiobook

Sleep no more by Iris Johansen
Eve Duncan is asked by her mother, Sandra, to help find a missing friend. The friend has been locked away in a mental institution for years. Eve enlists the help of a profiler and finds a conspiracy that also involves Eve and her mother.

Angels at the Table: Debbie Macomber - CD audiobook

Angels at the Table by Debbie Macomber
Angels reunite a young couple who had met previously in Times Square on New Year's Eve: a chef in a new restaurant and a columnist for a major New York newspaper for a Christmas miracle.

Merry Christmas Alex Cross by James Patterson

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

Nineteen books in the Alex Cross series, James Patterson started the series back in 1993 with Along Came a Spider. Detective Alex Cross is celebrating Christmas Eve with his family when he receives a call that a family from the neighborhood has been taken hostage. Put your name on the reserve list for this popular title.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

An American Spy by Olen Steinhauer

An American Spy (Center Point Platinum Mystery (Large Print)) - Large Print [ AN AMERICAN SPY (CENTER POINT PLATINUM MYSTERY (LARGE PRINT)) - LARGE PRINT BY Steinhauer, Olen ( Author ) Jul-01-2012

With only a few CIA-trained assassins-called Tourists-left, and their government department officially disbanded, Milo Weaver takes the opportunity to walk away from his past and regain a normal life with his family. But his former boss in the CIA, Alan Drummon, just can't let go. from the cover. Find in new Large Print fiction.

A Place in the Country by Elizabeth Adler

Caroline Evans has finally left Singapore and her wealthy, cheating husband, James, behind her. With her surly fifteen-year-old daughter Issy in tow, she heads home to England's Cotswolds.
from the cover. Find this book in the new Large Print Section.

Gone Missing by Linda Castillo

Gone Missing (Kate Burkholder #04) - Large Print [ GONE MISSING (KATE BURKHOLDER #04) - LARGE PRINT BY Castillo, Linda ( Author ) Aug-01-2012

Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and State Agent John Tomasetti delve into the lives of missing teens in a small Amish community and discover links to cold cases that may go back years. from the cover
Part of the Amish Country mystery series. Find this book on in the New Large Print section.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

NYPD Red by James Patterson and Marshall Karp


He calls himself the Chameleon.
"The film business in New York needs chameleons, and he was one of the best. It was all on his resume-the Woody Allen movies, Law and Order, the soaps-at least a hundred features plus as many TV shows. Always in the background. Never saying a word. Never upstaging. Blending, Blending, Blending. Not today. He was sick of being a face in the crowd. Today he was the star. And the producer, and the director, and the writer. It was his movie-..."
James Patterson is a prolific writer and has several ongoing series. Read about him here: and like him on Facebook.