Mystery & Thrillers
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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Nancy Bilyeau
Publisher: Touchstone (2013, Mar 5th).
In the midst of England’s Reformation, a young novice will risk everything to defy the most powerful men of her era. In 1538, England’s bloody power struggle between crown and cross threatens to tear the country apart. Novice Joanna Stafford has tasted the wrath of the royal court, discovered what lies within the king’s torture rooms, and escaped death at the hands of those desperate to possess the power of an ancient relic. Even with all she has experienced, the quiet life is not for Joanna. Despite the possibilities of arrest and imprisonment, she becomes caught up in a shadowy international plot targeting Henry VIII himself. As the power plays turn vicious, Joanna realizes her role is more critical than she’d ever imagined. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ripley Entertainment Inc.
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Mason Crest; Reprint edition (2013, Jan 1st).
Gr 4-7-"The spiders are fried until the legs are stiff and the abdomen is not too runny, giving a crispy exterior and soft center said to resemble the taste of chicken." Definitely living up to their series title, these dense gatherings of bizarre facts, actions, and sometimes disturbing color photographs will prompt a range of varied but intense responses, even from hardened or pre-warned browsers. Each volume contains hundreds of pithy print entries in random order, photos of unexceptional but adequate quality, and a helpful index. From a gallery of the exotic in Eating Habits to the deceptively titled Fun Animals, which features views of veterinary surgery, two-faced creatures, and a heron chowing down on a baby bunny, this set is not for the squeamish. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Dan Brown
Publisher: Doubleday (2013, May 14th).
In his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date.In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno.Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability