April 30 John L. Street Library Notes
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Saturday, May 3, will be the 140th Run for the Roses, the Kentucky Derby, also known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” or “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports.” No matter how you say it the Kentucky Derby is the best race to watch. And yes, I watch it every year. One day I hope to get to go to the Derby.

“Pam’s Pick” this week is: “The Kentucky Derby” by James C. Nicholson, this is the exciting story of how the Run for the Roses became America’s premier sporting event.

New Fiction: “Warrior” by Ted Bell, this is an Alex Hawke novel. Hawke must rescue a kidnapped American scientist. Psychotic despot General Sun Yat Moon needs to be stopped before he can release weapons created by the brilliant Western scientist.

“Cavendon Hall” by Barbara Taylor Bradford, this is the story of secrets, love, honor, and betrayal. Lady Daphne is the most beautiful of the Earl’s daughters is about to be presented at court when a devastating event changes her life and threatens the Ingham name. Loyalties will be challenged and betrayals will be set into motion. One thing is sure they will never be the same again. (also in large print)

“Heat Rises” by Richard Castle, this is the second book in the Nikki Heat series. Nikki Heat, has uncovered a conspiracy in the New York Police Department while investigating the murder of a priest at a New York bondage club. She has her badge taken from her, and finds she has become the target of killers. She must rely on the help of reporter Jameson Rook to solve the case and stay alive.

“The Last Dead Girl” by Harry Dolan, this is the prequel to “Bad Things Happen.” David Malone finds himself the prime suspect in the investigation into the murder of Jana Fletcher, with whom he recently began an affair. David soon learns that Jana was involved with the Innocence Project, an organization committed to freeing the wrongly accused. Believing Jana’s murder to have some connection with her investigation David searches out those involved for answers.

“Waking the Dead” by Heather Graham, this is a Cafferty & Quinn novel. Danielle Cafferty and Michael Quinn are quickly drawn into the case of a painting reputed to come to life and to bring death. They begin to make connections between that summer it was painted and now. As they confront this work of art and the evil. The people in the portrait might be dead, but something seems to wake them and free them to commit bloody crimes. Cafferty and Quinn must discover what that is. And they have to destroy it before it destroys them.

“Death on Blackheath” by Anne Perry, this is a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel. The local police call on Thomas, about the disappearance of a housemaid who lives in a London suburb near Greenwich. Traces of blood and hair have been found just outside the house where she works. What triggers the involvement of Special Branch is the fact that she’s employed by Dudley Kynaston, a government official intimately involved with developing Britain’s naval defense systems. A few weeks later after the discovery of a savagely butchered woman who may be the missing servant; signs indicate that she was killed some time before her body was found. Can Thomas find the killer?

New Mystery: “Killer Physique” by G. A. McKevett, this is a Savannah Reid mystery. P.I. Savannah Reid gets a taste of the high life when she attends a Hollywood premiere on the arm of husband Dirk Coulter. She gets weak in the knees when she meets celebrity athlete-turned-movie-star Jason Tyrone. So imagine how she feels when the star’s body is found dead.

New Christian Fiction: “Strait of Hormuz” by Davis Bunn, this is a Marc Royce adventure. Investigating the funding of Iran’s nuclear program, Marc Royce must rely on an old ally to help him uncover the truth before it’s too late.

“Courting Cate” by Leslie Gould, this is the first book in the Courtships of Lancaster County. Pete Treger moves to Paradise Township, seeking a better life. When he meets sisters Cate and Betsy Miller, both are beautiful, but older sister Cate that catches his eye.

New Large Print: “The Wedding Bees” by Sarah-Kate Lynch, this is the story of finding new love, letting go of the past, and the magic of rooftop honey in New York City. Sugar Wallace attracts troubled strangers the way flowers attract her honeybees. Sugar sets up her honeybees on the balcony of an East Village walk-up and then she gets to know her neighbors. They may not know what to make of her bees and her politeness, but they can’t deny the magic in her honey.

New Biographies: “Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out” by John Calipari, this is the story of Kentucky college basketball from the coach’s chair as you have never seen it before.

“The Women of Duck Commander” by Kay, Korie, Missy, Jessica, and Lisa Robertson, this is the story of Duck Commander from the wives. This is a surprising insight from women behind the men with the beards about what makes this family work.

New Non-fiction: “Upheaval” by Lou Dobbs, the author gives his take on some of the country’s most pressing problems including provocative topics no one is talking about and what might be done to address them.

“Mission at Nuremberg” by Tim Townsend, this is the story of Lt. Minister Henry Gerecke, the American army chaplain who was sent to save the souls of the Nazis incarcerated at Nuremberg.

“Stargazing with Binoculars” by Robin Scagell, this book will help you to set up and use binoculars for stargazing with month-by-month guides for the best objects to study and easy to use star maps covering the whole sky.

“The 20-30 Something Garden Guide” by Dee Nash, this is a no-fuss down and dirty gardening 101 helpful guide for anyone who wants to grow just about anything.

“Betty Crocker 300 Calorie Comfort Food” this book has 300 favorite recipes for eating healthy every day.

“The Real Wood Bible” by Nick Gibbs, this is a complete illustrated guide to choosing and using 100 decorative woods.

The Story of the Jews” by Simon Schama, this is a detailed story of the Jewish people, tracing their experience across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492.

New Audio Books: “The Counterfeit Agent” by Alex Berenson, “Trouble in Mind” by Jeffery Deaver, and “The Call of the Canyon” by Zane Grey.

New CDs: “Bad Blood” by Bastille, and “Melophobia” by Cage the Elephant.

New DVDs: “Gravity” and “Ender’s Game.”

New TV Season: “Rizzoli & Isles” season three.

Book Sale: We are having a Spring Book Sale, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 1-3. We have lots of bargains for the first sale of the year. Stop by for some really good buys. Happy Reading!

The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.
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