New Fiction Standing Order

July 31, 2012

 
Annotations from Baker & Taylor or Ingram
Sorted by Author
 
Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories
Alexie, Sherman
The author of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and the PEN/Faulkner award-winning War Dances combines his beloved classic short stories with new ones in this anthology that features tales involving donkey basketball leagues, lethal wind turbines and marriage.
 
The Bone Bed
Cornwell, Patricia Daniels
Receiving a grisly communication in the wake of an eminent Canadian paleontologist’s disappearance, Kay Scarpetta investigates the discovery of a body in Boston Harbor and clues about other unsolved cases, a situation that makes Scarpetta wonder who she can trust.
 
The Panther
DeMille, Nelson
An anti-terrorist task force agent and his FBI agent wife search for the mastermind behind the bombing of the USS Cole bombing in Yemen in this new novel from the New York Times best-selling author of The Lion and Wild Fire.
 
The Woman Who Died a Lot
Fforde, Jasper
Forced into semi-retirement after an assassination attempt, Thursday Next finds her recuperation challenged by the personal and professional struggles of her children and Goliath’s constant attempts to replace her with synthetic duplicates. By the author of the Nursery Crimes series.
 
The Racketeer
Grisham, John
When a Federal judge and his secretary fail to appear for a scheduled trial and panicked clerks call for an FBI investigation, a harrowing murder case ensues and culminates in the imprisonment of a lawyer who imparts the story of who killed the judge and why. By the best-selling author of The Litigators.
 
Sleep No More
Johansen, Iris
Entreated by her mother to help find a missing woman who has escaped from a mental hospital, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is shocked to discover the woman’s true identity and enlists the help of rogue FBI profiler Kendra Michaels to survive a plot by a killer that is targeting her family.
 
Redoubt: A Valdemar Novel
Lackey, Mercedes
In the fourth and final volume of the best-selling series, a young Herald trainee in Haven, Mags, is trained as a spy to uncover secrets held by a mysterious new enemy of the kingdom of Valdemar.
 
Live by Night
Lehane, Dennis
In 1926, during the Prohibition, Joe Coughlin defies his strict law-and-order upbringing by climbing a ladder of organized crime that takes him from Boston to Cuba where he encounters a dangerous cast of characters who are all fighting for their piece of the American dream.
 
The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds
McCall Smith, Alexander
Investigating the theft of a valuable painting that was supposed to be donated to the Scottish National Gallery, Isabel harbors a growing suspicion that the thieves may be close to the painting’s wealthy owner. By the best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.
 
NYPD Red
Patterson, James / Karp, Marshall
Detective Zach Jordan investigates a series of brutal, public crimes that coincide with the arrival of dozens of glamorous celebrities in town for parties and premieres in this new novel from the authors of Kill Me If You Can.
 
A Christmas Garland
Perry, Anne
Set in 1857 India, a latest holiday story by the best-selling author of The Sheen on the Silk follows the first assignment of a young Victor Narraway, who with the help of two small children and a Christmas garland defends a British medical orderly throughout a murder investigation.
 
Mad River
Sandford, John
When three teenagers with dead-end prospects begin a Bonnie-and-Clyde killing and robbery spree through rural Minnesota and send footage of some of their exploits to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins a growing number of cops trying to stop them only to encounter a shocking turn of events.
 
The Sins of the Mother
Steel, Danielle
Having missed much of her children’s lives while she built a legendary home-furnishings empire, Olivia Grayson arranges a latest annual family vacation in the Mediterranean in the hopes of rekindling ties only to confront painful interpersonal dynamics and unexpected revelations.
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