New Books and DVDs
Here are some of the adult fiction books and DVDs we’ve added to the collection.
Murder is a must
"Hayley Burke is determined to make the First Edition Library a success in every way but was not counting on having to solve an old friend's murder."--
"Farlingaye Hall is a beautiful hotel in Suffolk on the east coast of England. Unfortunately, it is also the site of the brutal murder of Frank Parris, a retired advertising executive. Stefan Codrescu, a Romanian maintenance man, is arrested after police find blood spatter on his clothes and bed linen. He is found guilty and spends eight years in prison. It appears an open and shut case, but there is more than meets the eye. Alan Conway, the late author of the fictional Magpie Murders, knew Frank Parris and once visited Farlingaye Hall. Conway based Atticus Pund Takes the Cake, the third book in his detective series, on the hotel. Cecily Treherne, the daughter of the hotel owner, read the book and believes the truth of Stefan's innocence is found in its pages. But now...she has disappeared. Conway's former editor Susan Ryeland leaves her own hotel in Crete and travels to Suffolk to investigate the murder and Treherne's disappearance"--
Noopiming : the cure for white ladies
Award-winning Nishnaabeg storyteller and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson returns with a bold reimagination of the novel, one that combines narrative and poetic fragments through a careful and fierce reclamation of Anishinaabe aesthetics.
Return of the Trickster
The third and final book of the brilliant and captivating Trickster Trilogy. Jared finally knows for sure that he has no hope of ever being normal because he really is the son of Wee'git, a Trickster, and he's won the magic lottery - he is the only one of Wee'git's 535 children who is a Trickster too. Everyone else he loves is either pissed with him or in danger from the dark forces he's accidentally unleashed in their world. A horrible place to be for one whose first instinct is not mischief and mind games but to make the world around him a kinder, safer, place.
The four winds : a novel
Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl era, has arrived with a vengeance. In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli-like so many of her neighbors-must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life.
The sanatorium : a novel
"A chilling debut in which a detective must uncover the dark history of a luxury hotel in the Alps if she has any hope of stopping the deaths that won't let up... Half-hidden by forest and overshadowed by threatening peaks, Le Sommet has always been a sinister place. Once a sanatorium treating tuberculosis patients, it was abandoned years ago and had fallen into disrepair. Long plagued by troubling rumours, it has recently been renovated into a lavish hotel. And an imposing, isolated hotel, high up in the Swiss Alps, is the last place detective Elin Warner wants to be. But having received an invitation out of the blue to celebrate her estranged brother's recent engagement, she had no choice but to accept. Arriving in the midst of a threatening storm, Elin is immediately on edge. Though it's a stunning retreat, something about the hotel makes her nervous - as does her brother, Isaac. When Elin wakes the following the morning to discover Isaac's fiancée Laure has vanished without a trace, Elin's alarm grows. With the storm cutting off access to and from the hotel, the more the remaining guests start to panic. Yet no one has realized that another woman has gone missing. And she's the only one who could have warned them just how much danger they're all in..."-- Provided by publisher.
Trophy Son : : a novel
Private lessons. Professional coaches. Specialized camps for sports, math, music, and other fields. Today’s children are pushed to achieve excellence―or else. But at what cost? New York Times bestselling author Douglas Brunt’s third novel, Trophy Son, tells the story of a tennis prodigy, from young childhood to the finals of the US Open, Wimbledon, and other tournaments around the world.
The Affliction : a novel
Who killed the too-talkative teacher . . . ? As the chair of a team sent to evaluate the faltering Rye Manor School for Girls, Maggie Detweiler expects to be as welcome as a case of Ebola virus. Yet upon the group’s arrival on campus, no one seems keener for all to go well than Florence Meagher, a star teacher who is loved and respected despite her affliction—she can’t stop talking. The following morning, Florence fails to show up for class and her husband seems more annoyed than alarmed at her disappearance. Florence’s sister, however, is distraught. There have been tensions in the marriage, and during their last visit, Florence had warned, “If anything happens to me, don’t assume it’s an accident.” Two days later, Florence’s body is found in the campus swimming pool. Maggie obviously knows schools, but she also knows something about investigating murder. She and her madcap socialite friend, Hope Babbin, solved a mysterious death in Maine the previous year. Soon Hope, who was looking for a reason to ditch her book club anyway, has joined Maggie at Rye Manor to try to uncover what on earth is going on in this idyllic town that seems to have more than its share of secrets. Is this a garden-variety marital murder? Could it have something to do with a school trustee’s real-estate schemes? Or is it possible that someone killed Florence just so she’d finally shut up?
The Windsor knot
It is the early spring of 2016 and Queen Elizabeth is at Windsor Castle in advance of her 90th birthday celebrations. But the preparations are interrupted when a guest is found dead in one of the Castle bedrooms. The scene suggests the young Russian pianist strangled himself, but a badly tied knot leads MI5 to suspect foul play was involved. The Queen leaves the investigation to the professionals -- until their suspicions point them in the wrong direction. Unhappy at the mishandling of the case and concerned for her staff's morale, the monarch decides to discreetly take matters into her own hands. With help from her Assistant Private Secretary, Rozie Oshodi, a British Nigerian and recent officer in the Royal Horse Artillery, the Queen secretly begins making inquiries. As she carries out her royal duties with her usual aplomb, no one in the Royal Household, the government, or the public knows that the resolute Elizabeth will use her keen eye, quick mind, and steady nerve to bring a murderer to justice.
Investigating a trio of horrifying murders in three major U.S. cities against a backdrop of his impending nuptials, Detective Michael Bennett risks getting caught in a deadly trap set by a particularly elusive killer.
The Call of Cthulhu : and other weird stories
“Unknowable evils, horrifying cosmic beings, and supernatural terrors haunt the pages of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu stories. As ordinary men and women discover the truth about the Elder Gods and their dangerous ways, they begin to doubt their own sanity, and must battle against their fears and their own worst instincts as they struggle to survive in the darkness. This collection contains eleven essential stories from Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos, including ‘The Call of Cthulu,’ ‘The Horror at Red Hook,’ and ‘The Rats in the Walls.’ ”
Yellowstone Season 3
In the most explosive season of Yellowstone yet, John Dutton and his family must protect their land from new and old enemies, led by Wall Street maverick Roarke. Threatened by betrayals, bad blood, and lucrative business deals, the Duttons form unexpected alliances and confront dangerous measures to safeguard their legacy. This season includes extended content and bonus features, making-of featurettes, behind the scenes clips, never-before-seen interviews with cast and crew, and much more.
3 Film Collection : The Legend of Hercules / Pompeii / Immortals,
THE LEGEND OF HERCULES: The origin story of the the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.
The final wish
After the death of his father, Aaron returns home to help his grief-stricken mother and to confront his past. Going through his dad's belongings, he comes across a mysterious item that is more than it seems. As his wants and wishes come true, Aaron thinks his prayers have been answered until he realizes the price of this good fortune is more than he bargained for.
The call of the wild
Adapted from the beloved literary classic, this film is the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team, and later its leader, Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.
The West Wing The complete sixth season
As the Bartlet administration enters the last year, Oval Office hopefuls emerge from both major parties. And so do political strategists eager to back those bids for the White House--dreamers and doers willing to leave their West Wing posts for another grab at the brass ring. An up-and-coming congressman (Jimmy Smits) and an astute Republican senator (Alan Alda) are among the presidential aspirants. But in addition to running for office, there's the business of running the country--a job on the shoulders of Bartlet and his now reorganized staff. It's a taxing job under any circumstance, even more so when the nation's commander-in-chief battles the ravages of MS.
Westworld : the new world Season three
The real gods are coming and they are very angry. Born into a world of pain, Westworld's android hosts were never allowed to go or see one place: the world. But now, at the end of the game, they're here.
An RAF squadron is assigned to knock out a German rocket fuel factory in Norway. The factory supplies fuel for the Nazi effort to launch rockets on England during D-Day.