New Adult Fiction [Standing Order]
December 30, 2010
Death of a Chimney Sweep
Beaton, M. C.
After a dead body is found stuffed up a chimney and then lovable chimney sweep Pete Ray also ends up dead, it is up to Police Constable Hamish MacBeth to scour the Scottish Highlands to find out who is responsible for the dirty deeds.
Agreeing to care for the baby that a terminally ill former girlfriend claims is his, recovering alcoholic Noel turns to a loving network of family and friends for help until an social worker attempts to place the baby in a foster home.
Crunch Time: A Novel of Suspense
Davidson, Diane Mott
First, the apartment building where Yolanda Garcia lives with her aunt is torched; then, when they move in with PI Ernest McLeod, he’s shot dead and his house is set ablaze. So Goldy Schulz invites them to stay with her and swings into action.
One of Our Thursdays Is Missing: A Novel
A latest entry in the best-selling series finds an imminent war compelling the Council of Genres to enlist the written Thursday to emulate her retired living self on a peace-keeping mission up the Metaphoric River, a journey that reveals a fiendish plot.
The Dawn Country: A People of the Longhouse Novel
Gear, W. Michael / Gear, Kathleen O’Neal
Rallying his fellow child captives in Gannajero’s camp, young Wrass desperately works to convey important information to the Peoples, while Koracoo and Gonda forge an alliance with a weary Mohawk war chief and a Healer to rescue the children.
Fadeaway Girl: A Novel
A sequel to Belle Ruin continues 12-year-old Emma Graham’s investigation into the disappearance of the Slade baby 20 years earlier, a case that is shaped by the child’s father’s unexpected appearance and the arrival of a charismatic drifter.
Former foster child Lexi has become Mia’s best friend, and Mia’s twin brother, Zach, has fallen in love with her. The twins’ mom, Jude, couldn’t be happier that her children are happy—until one dark night when Lexi is implicated in a terrible accident and the family is torn apart. Years later, Jude must consider reconciling with Lexi.
Fatal Error: A Novel
Jance, Judith A.
Boone Drake follows all the rules – as a cop, husband and father. But when everything in his personal life is destroyed, he buries himself in guilt. But when he comes face-to-face with the most vicious gang leader Chicago has seen in decades, he begins to realize that God is a God of second chances and can change the hardest heart . . . and forgive the worst of crimes.
The #1 bestselling author delivers the first in a trilogy that will begin to answer questions that have haunted her legion of fans for over a decade, in her newest novel of breathtaking suspense.
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
McCall Smith, Alexander
Hoping to reclaim a van that was featured in a possible prophetic dream, Precious and Grace find themselves helping an apprentice of Phuti Radiphuti, investigating a cattle poisoning and considering Grace’s possible marriage to Phuti.
A Heartbeat Away
Preparing to give a State of the Union address when a terrorist group releases a deadly virus into the Capitol building, President Max Hilliard is forced to enlist the services of a virologist who has been wrongly imprisoned for suspected terrorist intentions.
Patterson, James / McMahon, Neil
Agent Hays Baker and his wife, Lizbeth, are genetically engineered and technologically enhanced superhumans called Elites, who are tasked with saving the human race from extinction.
Sing You Home: A Novel
Ten years of infertility issues culminate in the destruction of music therapist Zoe Baxter’s marriage, after which falls in love with another woman, Vanessa, and wants to start a family; but her ex-husband, Max, in the grips of an anti-gay pastor, stands in the way. Includes a CD of songs created for the novel.
Preston, Douglas / Child, Lincoln
After his relentless quest to avenge his father’s death leads him to become a rogue operative with only one year to live, Gideon Crew must search the globe for plans to a menacing weapon of mass destruction, in a new series by the best-selling authors of Cemetery Dance.
Susan Pressman is volunteering at her daughter’s school to make sure she doesn’t get bullied by mean girl Amanda when an explosion occurs. She hustles both girls to safety, but Amanda runs off and is injured, leaving Susan with the blame. To avoid hostility (and a lawsuit), Susan tries to figure out what really happened that day.
Posted by Jenifer Brown