Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Purses and Poison by Dorothy Howell: Fashion sleuth Haley Randolph decides to help out when she arrives at Holt department store for the employee luncheon and fashion show--being catered by her mother, to find one of the servers is sick, but everything goes sour when model Claudia Gray, is found dead in the ladies room, and Haley becomes a prime suspect.

The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen: Medical examiner Maura Isles and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli investigate when a murderer begins placing his victims in the Crispin Museum and a young archaeologist goes missing.

Gingham Mountain by Mary Connealy: Grant is a cowboy with a ranch full of orphans he's rescued and wants to take in two more. Hannah takes the job of schoolmarm and is determined that Grant should not exploit these children with hard labor. Then oil is discovered on Grant's land and the con artists are trying to steal his ranch.

The Deep Blue Sea For Beginners by Luanne Rice: Years ago Lyra Davis left behind her privileged world and the people she loved. Now that her father is dead, Pell and her sister long for the mother who ran away. Pell travels across the ocean to make sure Lyra is secure and discovers the deep truths Lyra could never tell.

The Siege by Stephen White: On the Yale campus it appears that a number of students may have gone missing. Suspended Boulder police detective Sam Purdy soon finds himself and FBI agent Christopher Poe and CIA analyst Deirdre Drake trying to solve the riddle of what is going on inside the windowless stone tomb on the edge of campus.

Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant: In the year 1570, a convent is disrupted by the arrival of Serafina, the daughter of a noble family who has been forced to attend the convent and begins a complex relationship of trust and betrayal with one of the nuns.

Dragons of the Hourglass Mage by Margaret Weis: Raistlin Majere, now a Black Robe wizard, travels to the lord city of the Dark Queen, Neraka, where he feigns a desire to work for her to gain more power, but when he uncovers Takhisis' plot against the gods of magic, Raistlin will be forced into battle against his own sister and her ally, Lord Soth.

Jumbo: This Being the True Story of the Greatest Elephant in the World by Paul Chambers: The true uncensored story of Jumbo the elephant from his birth to his tragic end including how Jumbo was exploited, how he was self-destructive, and how he lived an extraordinary life.

How the Mighty Fall and Why Some Companies Never Give In by Jim Collins: Examines why large, successful companies fail in times of hardship, explains how a company's failure can be detected while there is still time to stop it, and discusses how companies can reverse their course and prevent failure.

My life in France by Julia Child: Julia Child's chronicles the years she spent in France, where she discovered a passion for French cuisine and found her life's calling as a chef.

Sickened by Julie Gregory: The author describes her life as the daughter of a woman afflicted with Munchausen by proxy, a form of child abuse in which a parent, most often a mother, invents or induces illness in a child in order to gain attention from medical professionals, tells how she was able to save herself, and discusses her efforts to have another young girl removed from her mother's care.

Dear First Lady: Letters to the White House: This unique collection of letters offers a glimpse of the wit and wisdom the First ladies dispensed, the joys and tragedies they endured, and the exuberant diversity of the women themselves.

Candle Creations by Simon Lycett: Provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions for making and displaying candles.

Tiling Complete by Michael Schweit: Filled with trade secrets only a pro would know, as well as detailed instructions and many photos and drawing that show every step.

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