Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches By Alan Bradley

England, 1951
Sixth book in the Flavia de Luce mystery series, Flavia and her family, the village and even the former prime minister, are waiting at the railway station for the return of Harriet de Luce, who has been missing in the Himalayas since 1941.
Flavia, daughter age eleven:
“Your mother has been found.
Nearly a week after he had made it, Father’s shocking announcement was still ringing in my ears.
Harriet! Harriet found! Who could believe it?
Harriet, who had been lost in a mountaineering accident when I was barely a year old; Harriet, whom I can’t remember seeing, ever, with my own eyes.”
In this book, the de Luce family’s involvement during World War II is finally explained.
Start with the first book, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, where Flavia, budding detective and chemist, and the de Luce family live on the crumbling estate, Buckshaw, which has survived for centuries.
Find in the new book section under Fiction BRADLEY

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Runner by Patrick Lee

Sam Dryden of El Sedero, finds running on the boardwalk next to the Pacific Ocean a compulsion. He runs at all hours. One night, he meets a young girl running from a group of men with guns. Without thinking, Sam grabs the girl’s hand and they hide under the board walk where they hear the chilling words that the men mean to kill her.
In charge of the hunt, a shadowy figure named Gaul has a satellite feed trained on the two. He arrogantly assumes that he will shortly have the two in custody. However, Sam and the girl escape in a pickup Sam hotwires. Sam, unfortunately, drops his wallet in his run from the boardwalk and Gaul soon realizes that Sam has Army Ranger skills as well as disappearing into black ops for six years.

And so the adrenaline-charged chase begins. Sam and the girl are barely a step ahead of a clandestine group where telling the good guys from the bad guys can be difficult until the secret agenda is revealed.  Nonstop action and scientific technological advances in mind control makes this book a terrific read. 

Monday, January 27, 2014

USA: Best of the Noir


Best short noir stories from some very popular authors: Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane Lee Child, Laura Lippman and many more. Even William Kent Krueger, MN author has a story included. FICTION USA 

Friday, January 24, 2014

And then there were nuns by Jane Christmas

Jane Christmas takes a decidedly unconventional journey to find out whether she is, as she puts it, "nun material". This is no carefree adventure. The call toward a religious vocation has beckoned Jane since she was a teenager, and now in her fifties she decides to explore it in earnest. Meanwhile, her long-term partner Colin, previously disinterested in marriage, springs a surprise marriage proposal on her unaware of what she is about to tell him. Jane, however, decides not to allow her monastic dreams to be interrupted. She sets off on an extraordinary and intense year-plus journey that takes her to four religious communities—one in Canada and three in the UK—and in the course of her immersion provides a seldom-seen glimpse inside modern cloistered life.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz

The last time Lucy Sheridan visited her Aunt Sara in Summer River thirteen years ago, she'd been sent home suddenly after being dragged out of a wild party-by the guy she had a crush on. Now, returning after her aunt's fatal car accident, Lucy learns that Mason Fletcher had saved her from a very nasty crime that night-and soon afterward, Tristan, the cold-blooded rich kid who'd targeted her, disappeared mysteriously. Then, Mason and Lucy make a shocking discovery inside Aunt Sara's house.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

In the Blood by Lisa Unger

Lana Granger lives a life of lies. She has told so many lies about where she comes from and who she is that the truth is like a cloudy nightmare she can’t quite recall. About to graduate from college and with her trust fund almost tapped out, she takes a job babysitting a troubled boy named Luke. Expelled from schools all over the country, the manipulative young Luke is accustomed to controlling the people in his life. But, in Lana, he may have met his match. Or has Lana met hers?

When Lana’s closest friend, Beck, mysteriously disappears, Lana resumes her lying ways—to friends, to the police, to herself. The police have a lot of questions for Lana when the story about her whereabouts the night Beck disappeared doesn’t jibe with eyewitness accounts. Lana will do anything to hide the truth, but it might not be enough to keep her ominous secrets buried: someone else knows about Lana’s lies. And he’s dying to tell. from the book

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Innocence by Dean Koontz


He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen.
She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found.
But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance—and nothing less than destiny—has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.
In Innocence, #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz blends mystery, suspense, and acute insight into the human soul in a masterfully told tale that will resonate with readers forever. 
From the Dean Koontz Website:  http://www.deankoontz.comttp://

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Alice in Zombieland and Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter

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Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed.  From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined?  Please.  But that's all it took.  One heartbeat.  A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone. from website

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Zombies stalk the night. Forget blood and brains. These monsters hunger for human souls. Sadly, they've got mine...  Alice Bell has lost so much. Family. Friends. A home. She thought she had nothing else to give. She was wrong. from website 
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Monday, January 06, 2014

AAUW Book Sale

Support your local American Association of University Women scholarship programs and buy books.

Friday, January 31, 2014
10 am to 8 pm
$1 per book

Saturday, February 1, 2014
9:30 am to 5:30 pm
$.50 per book

Sunday, February 2, 2014
11 am to 3:30 pm
$1.50 a bag

Hibbing Armory
2310 Brooklyn Drive
Hibbing, MN 55746

So many books to choose from, you may come back day 2 and day 3!