“Pam’s Pick” this week is “NYPD Red 2” by James Patterson and Marshall Karp, this new thriller careens through New York City and deep into the psyche of the most depraved killer you’ll ever see.
New Fiction: “Seduction in Silk” by Jo Beverley, this is the newest in the Malloren World series. Peregrine Perriam finds he has only one month to persuade Claris Mallow to marry him before his family property is lost forever and his line cursed. Claris drives him off at pistol point. Will the two be united or will the family be cursed?
“Cold Days” by Jim Butcher, this is the new Dresden Files novel. Harry Dresden, the Chicago PI and professional wizard, has been having a pretty weird time of it lately. Harry is trapped between life and death and on the trail of his own killer. After discovering the killer’s shocking identity, he decides to let himself pass into death. But Queen Mab has other ideas.
“Tempting Fate” by Jane Green, this is the story of how little we really understand the temptations of life. Gabby and Elliott have been happily married for eighteen years. They have two teenaged daughters together. So why does forty-three-year-old Gabby feel like she has only three more minutes left of youth? Why does she ever even look at the handsome guy ten years younger at the other end of the bar one night? Gabby is the last person to have an affair. But Matt makes her feel fascinating. Something she hasn’t felt in years. Surely there’s no harm in continuing a long-distance friendship? Surely there’s no harm in an emotional affair?
“The Memory of Lost Senses” by Judith Kinghorn, this is the story of a lasting friendship. In the summer of 1911, the sleepy village of Linford doesn’t have much to offer Cecily Chadwick. Until a mysterious countess moves into the large house at the edge of the village. Drawn to the countess’ stories of precious artwork, grand ballrooms, and hushed romance, Cecily and the countess and her companion form friendships that will last long after the summer ends.
“After I’m Gone” by Laura Lippman, this is the story of one man’s disappearance and how it affected five women he left behind. Baltimore gambling boss Felix Brewer goes on the lam in 1976, leaving behind his wife, Bambi, his beloved daughters, Linda, 17, Rachel, 14, and Michelle, three; and his mistress, ex-stripper Julie Saxony. Ten years later, Julie disappears. It’s suspected that she joined Felix, until her body is discovered in 2001 in a park near Bambi’s childhood home. The Saxony cold case is reopened in 2012 by Roberto “Sandy” Sanchez, a widowed retired detective working as a consultant for the Baltimore police department.
“Blossom Street Brides” by Debbie Macomber, this is a Blossom Street novel. As the lives of three women intersect in unexpected ways, Lydia, Lauren, and Bethanne realize that love heals every heart and the best surprise still lay ahead.
“Without Warning” by David Rosenfelt, this is a tightly plotted thriller. It’s been thirteen years since Kate Callahan’s husband committed suicide after being arrested for murdering Police Chief Sean Blaylock’s wife. They’ve all tried to put the tragedy behind them, especially Kate and Sean. But it’s all brought up again when the town’s quaint tradition of creating a time capsule every fifty years reveals a macabre set of predictions dating back to days before the murder/suicide. Someone predicted Cindy Blaylock’s death, and forty-nine other tragedies, which have been occurring right on time for more than a decade. At last, after all these years, Kate has reason to hope that her husband might not have been guilty of Cindy’s murder after all.
New Christian Fiction: “”Orchard of Hope“ by Ann H. Gabhart, this is the second book in the Heart of Hollyhill series. Jocie Brooke is having an eventful summer. She befriends a new family that are fresh off the freedom train and worried about their new life in the segregated South. Can Jocie bridge the gap between them and the town folks?
“Wildwood Creek” by Lisa Wingate, this is the story of love and loss. Allie Kirkland leaps at the opportunity to be a costume assistant in a docudrama about an abandoned Texas frontier settlement. Once at Wildwood, she discovers strange connections between herself and Bonnie Rose, an Irish schoolteacher who disappeared a century ago. Is history about to repeat its self?
New Biographies: “The Royal Family: Prince George of Cambridge” by Life Books, this book is full of smiles and warm moments of the Royal baby.
“Growing Up Duggar” by Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger Dugger, this is all about relationships, with themselves, with their parents, with their siblings, with friends, with boys, and with God.
New Non-fiction: “Tips for Quilting” by the Staff of the Old Country Story, this book was donated by the Trigg County Quilters Guild. I would like to give them a very special Thank you for this donation.
“Organic Gardening for the 21st Century” by John Fedor, this is a complete guide to growing vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers.
“Childhood Psychological Disorders” edited by Alberto M. Bursztym, this book was compiled to disentangle contemporary controversial issues, to understand the needs of children with disabilities and the families raising them.
“Daughters in Danger” by Elayne Bennett, M.ED., this book is to help girls thrive in today’s culture.
“Baseball Myths” by Bill Deane, this book has the debating, debunking, and disproving tales from the diamond.
“Taste of Home Farm Fresh Favorites” with 336 recipes plus tips and techniques to cook, can and freeze your fresh fruits and vegetables.
New Audio Books: “NYPD Red 2” by James Patterson, “Blackberry Pie Murder” by Joanne Fluke, and “The Everything Store” by Jeff Bezos.
New CDs: “You Can’t Make Old Friends” by Kenny Rogers, and “To All the Girls” by Willie Nelson.
New DVDs: “Thor: the Dark World,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” and “Fruitvale Station.”
New TV Season: “24” first season.
Upcoming Events: On Tuesday, April 29, at 6 p.m., come and meet Sammy the Otter this special family night event is sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. We will have fun games, stories and treats. Happy Reading!
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.