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« NEW BOOKS »
Below are selected new titles at the library. Come in and check out these and other books recently added to the library collection.
The Peaceful Valley Crime Wave, by Bill Pronzini
Northwest Montana, 1914. It's a good life for the folks in Peaceful Valley and the town of Peaceful Bend, in no small part due to the efforts of Sheriff Lucas Monk. He earned both the badge and the respect the same way: honest, fair, hard work, and, if need be, the use of his fists and sidearm. Until now, he hasn't had to deal with any serious offenses in many years. But then the mysterious theft of a wooden cigar store Indian sets off a sudden weeklong crime wave. Beautiful but wild teenager Charity Axthelm goes missing; gossip-mongering Reba Purvis's housekeeper is poisoned by a glass of cyanide-laced buttermilk that Reba is sure was meant for her; and other misdeeds begin to pile up at an alarming rate. Cold-blooded murder and the threat of more violence make matters even more tense. Only dogged determination and shrewd detective work by Lucas Monk can solve reach of the crimes and restore the peace.--From the dust jacket.
The Gemini Experiment, by Brian Pinkerton
Tom Nolan has just learned he is going to die. He's a young father who is terminally ill and coming to grips with his fate, until he is recruited into a privately funded, covert experiment. The goal of the experiment is to achieve immortality through the transfer of a living human's mind and memory to a highly realistic human android replica. In the early stages of the testing, he is told not to discuss it with anyone, including his wife and daughter. In a secret lab, Tom's physical appearance is immaculately duplicated as an android, which hosts his digitised [sic.] consciousness. But when Tom's replica escapes before the transfer can take place, he is faced with the horrors of an alter ego who embarks on the ultimate form of identity theft. Impersonating Tom, the twin infiltrates his home, endangers his family and commits violent crimes, forcing the real Tom to go on the run. When Russian spies discover the technological breakthrough that turns man into machine, they seek to steal the secrets for their own nefarious
Speaking of Summer, by Kalisha Buckingham
On a cold December evening, Autumn Spencer's twin sister, Summer, walks to the roof of their shared Harlem brownstone and is never seen again. The door to the roof is locked, and the snow holds only one set of footprints. Faced with authorities indifferent to another missing black woman, Autumn must pursue the search for her sister all on her own. With her friends and neighbors, Autumn pretends to hold up through the crisis. But the loss becomes too great, the mystery too inexplicable, and Autumn starts to unravel, all the while becoming obsessed with the various murders of local women and the men who kill them, thinking their stories and society's complacency toward them might shed light on what really happened to her sister.--From the dust jacket.