This story took place in 1923 in Eddyville. Chester Walters and two other inmates killed three guards in what was known as the Battle of Eddyville.
“Pam’s Pick” this week: “The Night is Watching’ by Heather Graham, this is the third Krewe of Hunters novel. Agent Jane Everett is in Lily, Arizona to find out why a human skull was among the props in an old theater. Jane has a talent for creating images of the dead as they once were. Can she help put this person to rest?
New Fiction: “The Last Alibi” by David Ellis, this is a Jason Kolarich novel. James Drinker walks into Jason Kolarich’s office one day with a preemptive concern: two women have recently been murdered, seemingly by the same killer, and Drinker thinks he will be the police’s main suspect. He believes he is being framed. Can Kolarich prove his innocence?
“The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh” by Stephanie Laurens, this is a Cynster Sisters novel. Mary Cynster always gets what she wants. As the last unwed Cynster she is determined to remain in charge of her life. Ryder Cavanaugh wants Mary as his wife. Not just to take her hand in marriage, but to capture her heart.
“Rose Harbor in Bloom” by Debbie Macomber, this is the second book in the Rose Harbor series. Return to the charming Rose Harbor Inn, where each guest finds a second chance and every room comes with an inspiring new view. (also in large print)
“The Good Lord Bird” by James McBride, this is a story that will make you laugh and think. Abolitionist John Brown calls her “Little Onion,” but her real name is Henry. A slave in Kansas mistaken for a girl due to the sackcloth smock he was wearing when Brown shot his master, the light-skinned, curly-haired 12-year-old ends up living as a young woman, most often encamped with Brown’s renegade band of freedom warriors as they traverse the country, raising arms and ammunition for their battle against slavery.
“Compound Fractures” by Stephen White, this is the twentieth and final Alan Gregory mystery. Gregory gives evasive answers to his therapist, Delilah Travis, when she asks him about witnessing his professional partner shooting his wife Lauren. Gregory is also a suspect in three murders in this shocking final story.
New Christian Fiction: “The Tattered Quilt” by Wanda Brunstetter, this is the second book in the Half-stitched Amish Quilting Club. Emma is beginning a new quilting class with a group of students whose lives are tattered and need mending.
“To Write a Wrong” by Robin Caroll, this is the second book in the Justice Seekers series. Riley Baxter is an eager reporter desperate for a story to make a name for herself. When she stumbles upon the daughter of the incarcerated man, Riley sees a little too much of herself in the teen, and vows to help prove her father’s innocence.
New Mystery: “Cat in an Alien X-Ray” by Carole Nelson Douglas, this is a Midnight Louie mystery. Midnight Louie has his paws full this time with reports of UFO’s hovering over the Vegas strip. When a dead body is found on the construction site of a new secret enterprise some think it’s a mob hit some think it’s the unceremonious return of an alien abductee. Only Midnight Louie can solve this one.
New Large Print: “Death is the Hunter” by Charles G. West, this is a story of revenge. John’s parents were murdered by a gang of cutthroats, and now he is crossing Indian Territory to pick them off one by one.
New Biography: “Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio” by Francesca Ambrogetti and Sergio Rubin, this is the story of the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, longtime Archbishop of Buenos Aires, now Pope Francis, who was elected to succeed Pope Benedict. He is the first Latin American pope, the first Jesuit pope, and the first to take the name Francis, after St. Francis Assisi, the 13th century monk known for his charity and kindness.
New Non-fiction: “Hidden America” by Jeanne Marie Laskas, this is the story of the unseen people who make up this country’s work force.
“The American Way of Eating” by Tracie McMillan, this book tells us what is wrong with what we eat and how we must improve it.
“Railroads and the American People” by H. Roger Grant, this book will take you back to the “golden age” from 1830-1930, the time of the railroads in America.
“Safe Kids, Smart Parents” by Rebecca Bailey, PhD, this book will help parents with what they need to know to keep their children safe.
“The Founding Gardeners” by Andrea Wulf, this is the story of how the revolutionary Generation created an American Eden.
“The Complete Guitar Encyclopedia” designed by Sue Pressley and Paul Turner, this is a comprehensive illustrated guide to the modern guitar in rock and pop music.
“Running Science” by Owen Anderson, PhD, this is the ultimate nexus of knowledge for runners.
New Audio Books: “Unseen” by Karin Slaughter, “Sweet Salt Air” by Barbara Delinsky, and “Happy, Happy, Happy” by Phil Robertson.
New CDs: “Here’s to the Good Times” by Florida Georgia Line, and “Annie Up” by Pistol Annies.
New DVDs: “The Host,” “Terms of Endearment,” and “Angelina Ballerina: Friends Forever.”
New TV Season: “Duck Dynasty” season three.
New Display: The display case this month is dedicated to Constitution Week, Sept. 17 - 23. This is made possible by the James Thomas Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Happy Reading!
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.