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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
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lisa Gardner
Publisher: Dutton Adult (2013, Feb 5th).
#1 New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner, author of Catch Me and Love You More, returns with a heart-thumping thriller about what lurks behind the facade of a perfect family. This is my family: Vanished without a trace Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life that looks good in the pages of a glossy magazine. A beautiful fifteen-year old daughter, Ashlyn. A gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston’s elite Back Bay neighborhood. A great marriage, admired by friends and family. A perfect life. This is what I know: Pain has a flavor When investigator Tessa Leoni arrives at the crime scene in the Denbes’ home, she finds scuff marks on the floor and Taser confetti in the foyer. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Donna Leon
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press (2013, Apr 2nd).
In The Golden Egg, as the first leaves of autumn begin to fall, Vice Questore Patta asks Brunetti to look into a minor shop-keeping violation committed by the mayor’s future daughter-in-law. Brunetti has no interest in helping his boss amass political favors, but he has little choice but to comply. Then Brunetti’s wife, Paola, comes to him with a request of her own. The mentally handicapped man who worked at their dry cleaner has just died of a sleeping pill overdose, and Paola loathes the idea that he lived and died without anyone noticing him, or helping him.Brunetti begins to investigate the death and is surprised when he finds nothing on the man: no birth certificate, no passport, no driver’s license, no credit cards. As far as the Italian government is concerned, he never existed. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jonathan Kellerman
Publisher: Ballantine Books (2013, Feb 26th).
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Jonathan Kellerman’s “psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix” (Los Angeles Times), and this intensely thrilling blend has never been so powerful as in the acclaimed author’s new novel of murder and madness among the beautiful dreamers, seductive predators, and doomed innocents adrift in the glare of Southern California’s eternal sunshine. A series of horrifying events occur in quick succession in the same upscale L.A. neighborhood. A backyard renovation unearths an infant’s body, buried sixty years ago. And soon thereafter in a nearby park, another disturbingly bizarre discovery is made not far from the body of a young woman shot in the head. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sherryl Woods
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA (2013, Mar 26th).
In a trade-off she's lived to regret, Emily Castle left home years ago to become an interior designer. The youngest of three sisters, Emily desperately wanted to prove herself. Success, though, came at the cost of leaving behind the man she loved.For Boone Dorsett, losing Emily left his heart shattered, but another woman was waiting in the wings. Now a widower with a young son, Boone has a second chance with Emily when a storm brings her home. But with his former in-laws threatening a custody suit, the stakes of loving her are higher than ever.Will fate once again separate themor is the time finally right for these two star-crossed lovers? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Benjamin Percy
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (2013, May 7th).
Award -winning author Benjamin Percy presents an explosive and deeply layered literary thriller set in the American West.They live among us. They are our neighbors, our mothers, our lovers.They change.When government agents kick down Claire Forrester's front door and murder her parents, Claire realizes just how different she is.Patrick Gamble was nothing special until the day he got on a plane and hours later stepped off it, the only passenger left alive, a hero. Chase Williams has sworn to protect the people of the United States from the menace in their midst, but he is becoming the very thing he has promised to destroy. So far, the threat has been controlled by laws and violence and drugs. But the night of the red moon is coming, when an unrecognizable world will emerge. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Dee Henderson
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (2013, May 1st).
Eagerly Awaited Novella from Dee HendersonIt's a summer of change for Jennifer O'Malley. The busy physician has a pediatrics practice in Dallas, and meeting Tom Peterson, and falling in love, is adding a rich layer to her life. She's sorting out how to introduce him to her family--she's the youngest of seven--and thinking about marriage.She's falling in love with Jesus too, and knows God is good. But that faith is about to be tested in a way she didn't expect, and the results will soon transform her entire family. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Fern Michaels
Publisher: Kensington (2013, Apr 30th).
Bestselling author Michaels is at her very best in this page-turning, richly rewarding new stand-alone novel filled with unforgettable characters, as a family is torn apart and then brought back together in a fight to save their fortune from a vengeful ex-wife. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Amanda Quick
Publisher: Putnam Adult (2013, Apr 23rd).
Under the plain gray skirts of Miss Beatrice Lockwood’s gown, a pistol waits at the ready. For Beatrice is a paid companion on a secret missionand with a secret pastand she must be prepared to fight for her life at any moment. Yet she is thrown oddly off guard by the fierce-looking man who joins her in foiling a crime outside a fancy balland then disappears into the shadows, leaving only his card. His name is Joshua Gage, and he claims to know Beatrice’s employers. Beyond that, he is an enigma with a hypnotically calm voice and an ebony-and-steel cane. . . . Joshua, who carries out clandestine investigations for the Crown, is equally intrigued. He has a personal interest in Miss Lockwood, a suspected thief and murderer, not to mention a fraudster who claims to have psychical powers. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Iris Johansen
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (2013, Apr 16th).
#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen is back with the first book in a chilling new Eve Duncan trilogy that asks the question: will Eve survive what lies ahead?Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan’s mission is to bring closure to the families whose loved ones have vanished. She knows their anguish—her own beloved daughter, Bonnie, was taken from her when Bonnie was just seven years old. It is only recently that this mystery was resolved and Eve could begin her journey to peace. Now, Jim Doane wants the same kind of answers that Eve always longed for. His twenty-five-year old son may or may not be dead and he has only burned skull fragments as possible evidence. But he cannot go to the police for answers without risking his own secrets and dark past, so instead he chooses a bold step to find the truth—a truth that takes Eve down a twisted path of madness and evil and into the darkest heart of her own history. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability