Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Seven Minutes in Heaven by Sara Shepard


"For months, my long-lost twin, Emma, has been living my life and trying to solve my murder. She's unearthed dark secrets about my friends, my family, and my tangled past. But when it comes to finding my killer, she keeps running into dead ends. Until my body shows up in Sabino Canyon." from the cover.
Find in the Young Adult area under SHEPARD.

Monday, December 30, 2013

The Last Dead Girl by Harry Dolan

David Loogan, home inspector in Rome, New York, meets Jana Fletcher, law student, when he stops after she hits a deer with her car. He gives her a ride home and they become involved in a relationship that lasts 10 days. Then she is murdered and David becomes the prime suspect.
As the story unfolds, the story jumps back and forth in time from after Jana is killed to when she was still alive. Jana has a stalker, named K, who keeps his identity hidden until the surprising twist near the end of the story. Suspects abound from the cousins, Eli and Luke Daw, the professor who works for the Innocence Project with Jana, the Pruetts, and Poe Washburn. Washburn is responsible for putting one of the Pruetts in jail for murder when he says he hears a jailhouse confession about the man murdering his own wife. Jana feels that the case is worthy of the Innocence Project although her professor has doubts. 
Frank Moretti, Homicide Detective, lets David go for lack of evidence. David tries to convince Moretti that he is looking in the wrong places for the killer and works hard to uncover what was really going on in Jana’s life prior to the ten days David knew her.

The suspense builds as the suspects are brought forward and then eliminated by alibi or death. The story of Jana becomes more complicated as David finds out that Jana’s dreams of being trapped underground are all too real and her death is really only the tip of the iceberg to what really happened to Jana.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Hitler's Secret by William Osborne

Otto and Leni thought they were safe: They escaped (barely) from war-torn Europe and are living as refugees in England. But now the Crown has recruited them: Great Britain wants them to go back. As spies!
Dropped behind enemy lines, they embark on a top-secret operation. Code name: Wolfsangel. Their mission? Capture the one person who can defeat the ultimate evil of Nazism! Der Fuhrer has destroyed Otto's and Leni's families, but what if the tables were turned? What if Hitler's ultimate legacy was in their hands? from the cover
Find in the new Young Adult section of the library.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

Start with Ruby Red, then read Sapphire Blue.
Emerald Green is the final book in the Ruby Red series.
Find under Young Adult Gier.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Command Authority by Tom Clancy

Command Authority

About the Book: There's a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.

About Tom Clancy: Thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore's Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it "the perfect yarn." From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013. http://www.tomclancy.com/tom_clancy.php

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Smash Trial By Fire By Chris A. Bolton

Can an ordinary boy gain superpowers? Ten-year-old Andrew’s favorite superhero is Defender, and daydreams of being like just like him. One day something happens that means Andrew might get his wish to be super fast, super strong, and able to fly.

When Defender falls victim to one force he can’t repel, Andrew is in the right place at the right time - or maybe it will turn out to be the wrong place at the wrong time.

Andrew accidentally inherits Defender’s super powers and has to learn how to use them - birds can be quite inconvenient when you are trying to get the hang of flying. Who killed Defender and will they come after Andrew when they discover a young boy has gained his much sought after superpowers?

Smash is a comic book collaboration between brothers Chris Bolton and Kyle Bolton, and began as a free webcomic. Switching between Andrew’s normal life and that of his new alter ego - soon dubbed Smash by the media - the story and its smooth, clean artwork are classic comic book style, and easy to read.

There’s something appealing about Andrew in his homemade superhero costume - hooded cape, belt, big boots and goggles - and as any true superhero should, he dodges baddies and fights to save the day. Smash: Trial By Fire is book one in this graphic novel series which is marketed at a broad age range, and is all around fun for L-plate superheroes in waiting. ~Kids' Book Review~

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

History Decoded: The 10 greatest conspiracies of all time by Brad Meltzer with Keith Ferrell

Master storyteller Brad Meltzer, counts down the world's top ten most intriguing stories - the great conspiracies, from Leonardo da Vinci's stolen prophecy to the Kennedy assasssination.
Read about John Wilkes Booth, Confederate gold, D. B. Cooper and UFOS.
Brad Meltzer: "We'll give you our theories - plus the sensible and logical questions to ask - and then you decide who you believe....Show me your favorite conspiracy and I'll show you who you are."
Find in new books: 364.1 MELTZ

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich

Stephanie Plum is back in new situations with the same beloved characters.
Lula and Stephanie are on stakeout near the Trenton public housing projects buying knockoff purses out of the back of a car when they spot a giraffe loping by.
And so begins another madcap adventure with Stephanie and her friends.
Put your name on the reserve list for this popular title.

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King

The Bones of Paris

Known for her Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes mysteries, Laurie King goes in a new direction with Harry Stuyvesant, private detective. Missing since the end of March, Philippa “Pip” Crosby’s family from Boston hires Harris Stuyvesant, private investigator, to find her. Stuyvesant starts his search in Paris with Crosby’s friends and acquaintances, but the trail has gone cold. Europe has become a playground for poor little rich girls with allowances rebelling against their families. Crosby has involved herself in the art scene, spending some time as a model before her disappearance. As Stuyvesant goes deeper and deeper into the art scene, he finds disturbing representations of art and begins to wonder if he will find Pip Crosby alive. Paris 1929 with it's decadent lifestyle, gives a sense of high almost frenetic spirits before the crash and depression of the 1930s. Find in the new book section under Fiction KING

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Fiction

Smallish books with holiday cheer, magic of the season, and a little romance.

The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly

First lines:
"I approached the witness stand with a warm and welcoming smile. This of course, belied my true intent, which was to destroy the woman who sat there with her eyes fixed on me. Claire Welton had just identified my client as the man who had forced her out of her Mercedes E60 at gunpoint on Christmas Eve last year. She said he was the one who then shoved her to the ground before taking off with the car, her purse, and all the shopping bags she had loaded into the backseat at the mall."

Mickey Haller, known as the "Lincoln Lawyer", from the first book in the series, is back with new cases including the murder of a woman he had once represented.
Find in the new book section: Fiction CONNELLY

Monday, December 09, 2013

The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani

The third novel in the Valentine series, THE SUPREME MACARONI COMPANY is available at Hibbing Public Library.  Author, Adriana Trigiani is on Facebook. "Like" her page to find about about Adriana and her popular books. And she has a website: http://www.adrianatrigiani.com/

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

The Sons of Marella Windsong


McGauley’s eighth Moran family novel highlights the colorful Duluth priest, Father Mickey Moran, orchestrating another wild but believable
escapade. At the same time, Mickey continues to struggle with his vocation and cope with a challenge that will take a miracle to overcome.
The lives of Mickey and Marella Windsong become interwoven with a
mixture of real and fictional personalities that will delight Twins
baseball fans. from cover
Find in new books. Fiction MCGAULEY

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

How to Lose Everything by Philipp Mattheis

Jonathan, Sam, Schulz, and Eric were just four normal teenagers living normal teenage lives until the spring of 1994, when they broke into an abandoned home and found a hidden supply of cash. As the friends began to dig deeper into the mysteries of where that money came from and who exactly it belonged to, the stakes got higher and the regrets piled up. One way or another, these four friends were going to get what they paid for, and pay for what they got. from cover. Find in Young Adult Fiction MATTHE

Monday, December 02, 2013

Holiday Baking

Celebrate the holidays with these recipes: Cinnamon Rolls, Cheesecakes, Pies, Tarts, Brownies, Breads, Cookies and more. Find in New Books under 641.568 BETTE