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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kaoru Tada
Publisher: Digital Manga Publishing (2012, Apr 24th).
It''s summer vacation again and the couple are headed off to visit Naoki''s grandfather and cousins. Ever eager to make a good impression, Kotoko manages to yet again embroil herself into a situation. Just what will Naoki''s relatives make of her, and what will Naoki have to say about her latest misadventure? It''s a laugh aminute with hapless heroine Kotoko and her true love, Naoki, in the sensational hit romantic comedy by Kaoru Tada. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jussi Adler-Olsen
Publisher: Dutton Adult (2013, May 21st).
The New York Times and # 1 international bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with another shocking cold case in his exhilarating Department Q series. Detective Carl Mørck holds in his hands a bottle that contains old and decayed message, written in blood. It is a cry for help from two young brothers, tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Could it be real? Who are these boys, and why weren’t they reported missing? Could they possibly still be alive? Carl’s investigation will force him to cross paths with a woman stuck in a desperate marriage- her husband refuses to tell her where he goes, what he does, how long he will be away. For days on end she waits, and when he returns she must endure his wants, his moods, his threats. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Graham Brown
Publisher: Putnam Adult (2013, May 28th).
The dazzling new novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series from the grand master of adventure. It is called zero point energy, and it really exists—a state of energy contained in all matter everywhere, and thus all but unlimited. Nobody has ever found a way to tap into it, however—until one scientist discovers a way. Or at least he thinks he has. The problem is, his machines also cause great earthquakes, even fissures in tectonic plates. One machine is buried deep underground; the other is submerged in a vast ocean trench. If Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala and the rest of the NUMA team aren’t able to find and destroy them, and soon, the world will be on the threshold of a new era of earth tremors and unchecked volcanism. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lauren Child
Publisher: Candlewick (2013, May 14th).
Crack open Ruby Redfort’s second adventure — and you will literally be on the edge of your wits.Everyone’s favorite girl detective is back for a second mind-blowing installment, packed with all the off-the-wall humor, action, and friendship of the first book. This time, though, it’s an adventure on the wide-open ocean, and Ruby is all at sea. . . . Can she crack the case of the Twinford pirates while evading the clutches of a vile sea monster as well as the evil Count von Viscount? Well, you wouldn’t want to bet against her. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Susan Moody
Publisher: Severn House Publishers (2013, Feb 1st).
A woman’s unresolved past has disturbing implications for her future in this compelling psychological mystery. When she was nineteen, Kate’s father, stepmother and eight-year-old sister were killed in a mysterious car accident in South America. The only survivor, Kate has no recollection of what happened that terrible day. But a proposition from a stranger becomes the catalyst for a series of events that will change Kate’s life irrevocably. Somehow everything leads back to that one dreadful day in Ecuador, and loose ends that need to be resolved. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: John Pilkington
Publisher: Severn House Publishers (2013, Mar 1st).
From the author of the successful Thomas the Falconer mysteries comes a new historical series featuring Elizabethan intelligencer Martin Marbeck . . . 1600: a new century dawns. War with Spain has dragged on for fifteen years, the conflict in Ireland for six. Unease stalks England in the dying years of Elizabeth I’s reign, and Elizabethan intelligencer Martin Marbeck is bored. Then a message from his spymaster, Sir Robert Cecil arrives: the existence of a spy has been discovered, code-named Morera, and Marbeck must uncover the true identity of this traitor quickly, before rumours of the young King Philip III forming a new Armada prove themselves to be true. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: R N. Morris
Publisher: Creme de la Crime (2013, Apr 1st).
In this intriguing historical mystery, Detective Inspector Silas Quinn investigates one of the strangest cases of his career . . . London, 1914. Called out to investigate the murder of a fashion model employed by the House of Blackley, a prestigious Kensington department store, Detective Inspector Silas Quinn of Scotland Yard’s Special Crimes Department is thrown into the bizarre: the chief murder suspect is a monkey. He may be sceptical, but how will Quinn ever get to the truth when faced with the maelstrom of seething jealousy, resentment, forbidden desires and thwarted passion that is the Mannequin House? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ellen Datlow
Publisher: Tachyon Publications (2013, Apr 1st).
The spookiest of specters inhabit this spine-tingling anthology—compiled by an acclaimed editor of the horror genre—that collects the most chilling ghost stories from the past 25 years. The human obsession with the mysteries of the afterlife is explored in these supernatural tales of haunted houses, lost souls, unexplained phenomena, and “good” neighbors. Neil Gaiman’s “Closing Time” is a troubling tale recounted by an elderly man on a cold drizzly night in London while Joyce Carol Oates’ “Haunted” is a chilling story of two young girls drawn to abandoned houses and what they find in one. Francis Wardwell is eager to inform readers that everything they think they know about ghosts is wrong in Peter Straub’s “Hunger: An Introduction,” and George R. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: James Dean
Publisher: HarperCollins (2013, Feb 26th).
Pete the Cat is hungry. What should he make for lunch? Pete decides to make a sandwich!But this isn't an ordinary sandwich. . . . Pete has some pretty groovy ideas about what should go inside. And the bigger this sandwich gets, the more ideas Pete has! But what happens if Pete's sandwich gets too big for him to eat? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Victoria Kann
Publisher: HarperCollins (2013, Apr 30th).
In Victoria Kann’s ninth Pinkalicious I Can Read book, Pinkalicious: Puptastic!, Pinkalicious is expecting to have a pinkatastic weekend puppy-sitting. She’s sure she’ll have all kinds of fun with Pinky, the visiting poodle. But Pinky is shy and doesn’t want to play. Pinkalicious gets creative and coaxes the poodle into having a fabulous time. It is the mission of the I Can Read program to create lifelong readers. Part of encouraging a love of reading in a child is finding engaging books at the right reading level. Pinkalicious: Puptastic! is a Level One I Can Read book. That means it has short sentences, perfect for kids who are eager to read on their own. Full-color illustrations up the humor of Pinkalicious’s adventures. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability