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We know that the world is a dumpster fire, but you don't have to be. Check out this list of health and wellness materials to get yourself on the path to good health.

10% Happier: How I Tamed The Voice In My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, And Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story [Large Print]
Dan Harris
LP 158.12 Har
In Defense Of Food: An Eater's Manifesto [DVD]
Michael Pollan, Kikim Media (Firm), KQED-TV, PBS Distribution (Firm)
612.3 In d
A New Way To Food: 100 Recipes To Encourage A Healthy Relationship With Food, Nourish Your Beautiful Body, And Celebrate Real Wellness For Life
Maggie Battista, Kristin Teig
641.563 Bat
Mayo Clinic Family Health Book
Scott C Litin, Sanjeev Nanda, Mayo Clinic
613 May 2018
Byou 2: Hip Hop Meets Bollywood [DVD]
Debra Martin Chase, Fatima Robinson, Sabrina Bryan, Rujuta Vaidya, Byou LLC (Firm)
613.715 Byo
Mindfulness Goes Mainstream: Techniques [DVD]
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfield, Chade-Meng Tan, Saki Santorelli, Carl Fulwiler
158.12 Min
Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life
Emily Nagoski
613.95 Nag
Own It: The Power Of Women At Work
Sallie Krawcheck
303.34 Kra
Craftfulness: Mend Yourself By Making Things
Rosemary Davidson, Arzu Tahsin
745.5 Dav
Summer Berries & Autumn Fruits: 120 Sensational Sweet & Savory Recipes
Annie Rigg, Tara Fisher
641.64 Rig
Do What Feels Good: Recipes, Remedies, And Routines To Treat Your Body Right
Hannah Bronfman, Sandra Bark
613.0424 Bro
The Little Book Of Hygge: Danish Secrets To Happy Living
Meik Wiking
158.1 Wik
Eat Pretty Every Day: 365 Daily Inspirations For Nourishing Beauty, Inside And Out
Jolene Hart
613.2 Har
The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach To Living Younger, Healthier, Longer
Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Elissa Epel
572.87 Bla
Falling Awake: How To Practice Mindfulness In Everyday Life [Audiobook]
Jon Kabat-Zinn
158.13 Kab
The Wonder Down Under: The Insider's Guide To The Anatomy, Biology, And Reality Of The Vagina
Ellen Støkken Dahl, Nina Brochmann, Lucy Moffatt
612.628 Dah
Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health And Happiness
Qing Li
615.852 Li
Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents And Flourishing As We Age
Mary Bray Pipher
305.262 Pip
Fruitful: Four Seasons Of Fresh Fruit Recipes
Brian Nicholson, Sarah Huck
641.64 Nic
Yoga For Your Life: A Practice Manual Of Breath And Movement For Every Body
Margaret D Pierce, Martin G Pierce
613.7046 Pie
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
Jenny Lawson
B Law
You Are A Bad Ass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life
Jen Sincero
158.1 Sin
I Used To Be A Miserable F*ck: An Everyman's Guide To A Meaningful Life
John Kim
155.332 Kim

Dan Harris
Description: "A spiritual book written for--and by--someone who would otherwise never read a spiritual book, 10% HAPPIER is both a deadly serious and seriously funny look at mindfulness and meditation as the next big public health revolution"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP 158.12 Har
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Maggie Battista, Kristin Teig
Description: Shares plant-based and refined sugar-free recipes that encourage a healthy relationship with food, and includes stories from the author that chronicle her struggles, victories, and lessons from finally achieving a body-positive approach to food.
Call Number: 641.563 Bat
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Debra Martin Chase, Fatima Robinson, Sabrina Bryan, Rujuta Vaidya, Byou LLC (Firm)
Description: Dancer, singer, and actress Sabrina Bryan from The Cheetah Girls has a very important message for girls - be happy, be healthy - Byou. Byou 2 includes exercise combined with hip hop and Bollywood dance moves.
Call Number: 613.715 Byo
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Emily Nagoski
Description: An essential exploration of why and how women's sexuality works based on groundbreaking research and brain science that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.
Call Number: 613.95 Nag
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Rosemary Davidson, Arzu Tahsin
Description: Davidson and Tahsin believe that making things is a vital means of self-expression, self-realization, and self-help that sparks the mind, touches the soul, and rejuvenates the spirit. You won't get many crafting ideas from this book, but you will discover that--whether you knit, crochet, sculpt, weave, quilt, tat, draw, or bind books--working toward small, attainable goals gives us a sense of purpose, accomplishment, and control that is proven to positively impact our mental health and happiness. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: 745.5 Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Hannah Bronfman, Sandra Bark
Call Number: 613.0424 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Jolene Hart
Description: "365 bite-size daily readings that make it easy to put beauty nutrition know-how to practice in everyday life. Organized by the four seasons, the readings explore every aspect of what it means to eat pretty, offering simplified nutritional science, seasonal recipes, motivating goals and challenges, self-care exercises, and uplifting "mealtime mantras" that prompt self-reflection throughout the day."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 613.2 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Description: More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we think about awareness in everyday life with his now classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. He followed that up in 2005 with Coming to Our Senses, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, and spiritual. Now, the original text of Coming to Our Senses is being repackaged into four smaller books, each focusing on a different aspect of mindfulness, and each with a new foreword written by the author. In this second of these books, Falling Awake (which was originally published as Part III and Part IV of Coming to Our Senses), Kabat-Zinn focuses on the "how" of mindfulness-explaining how meditation brings us into intimate relationship with all our senses, how to establish a formal meditation practice, and how to overcome some of the common obstacles to incorporating meditation into daily life in an age of perpetual self-distraction. By "coming to our senses"-both literally and metaphorically-we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.
Call Number: 158.13 Kab
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Qing Li
Description: "The definitive guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or the art and science of how trees can promote health and happiness. Notice how a tree sways in the wind. Run your hands over its bark. Take in its citrusy scent. As a society we suffer from nature deficit disorder, but studies have shown that spending mindful, intentional time around trees--what the Japanese call shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing--can promote health and happiness. In this beautiful book--featuring more than 100 color photographs from forests around the world, including the forest therapy trails that criss-cross Japan--Dr. Qing Li, the world's foremost expert in forest medicine, shows how forest bathing can reduce your stress levels and blood pressure, strengthen your immune and cardiovascular systems, boost your energy, mood, creativity, and concentration, and even help you lose weight and live longer. Once you've discovered the healing power of trees, you can lose yourself in the beauty of your surroundings, leave everyday stress behind, and reach a place of greater calm and wellness"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 615.852 Li
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Brian Nicholson, Sarah Huck
Description: Fruitful is a trip to the local orchard, overflowing with ripe, seasonal produce, and it's not just desserts. From sweet to savory, including fresh juices, every chapter is devoted to the produce of the moment: rhubarb, strawberries, apples, plums, apricots, peaches, quinces, pears, and more. This cookbook showcases the bounty from New York's favorite orchard, illustrated with full-color photography throughout--but all of the fruit can be found wherever you live.
Call Number: 641.64 Nic
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Jenny Lawson
Description: In Furiously Happy, Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Law
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
John Kim
Description: The Angry Therapist shares his insights with everyone in this powerful guide--covering essential topics, from vulnerability and posturing to workouts and women. After some deep soul searching, John Kim came to a realization that he was a miserable f*ck who might just be to blame for the problems in his life. His blog, The Angry Therapist, is an admission that, while he was a licensed therapist and life coach, he was no better than the people who sought his advice. Through it, Kim evolved from behaving like a boy to living like a man--and showed his clients how to do so as well. Here Kim delivers the dos and don'ts for stepping up and into manhood, which he defines by transparency and strength of character. Kim takes you on a rugged, rough and tumble road trip of self-exploration and discovery, sharing his wisdom and insights. We are not born men. We are born boys. The transition from misery to meaning is an internal process that requires work: reflection, pain, courage, and sometimes, a rebirth. With this book as your guide, you will love hard, walk tall, and find a life filled with purpose and passion.
Call Number: 155.332 Kim
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Michael Pollan, Kikim Media (Firm), KQED-TV, PBS Distribution (Firm)
Description: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of food journalist Pollan's thesis. Humans used to know how to eat well, he argues, but the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists. As a result, we face today a complex culinary landscape dense with bad advice and foods that are not "real." Indeed, plain old eating is being replaced by an obsession with nutrition that is, paradoxically, ruining our health, not to mention our meals. Pollan's advice is: "Don't eat anything that your great-great grandmother would not recognize as food." Looking at what science does and does not know about diet and health, he proposes a new way to think about what to eat, informed by ecology and tradition rather than by the nutrient-by-nutrient approach.
Call Number: 612.3 In d
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Scott C Litin, Sanjeev Nanda, Mayo Clinic
Call Number: 613 May 2018
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfield, Chade-Meng Tan, Saki Santorelli, Carl Fulwiler
Description: The fundamental benefit of mindfulness is that it improves your overall health and well-being. Learn techniques from some of the nation's leading experts, including Jon Kabat-Zinn and Chade-Meng Tan, who will teach you how to focus your attention in a brand new way.
Call Number: 158.12 Min
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Sallie Krawcheck
Description: A new kind of career playbook for a new era of feminism, offering women a new set of rules for professional success: one that plays to their strengths and builds on the power they already have. Weren't women supposed to have "arrived"? Perhaps with the nation's first female President, equal pay on the horizon, true diversity in the workplace to come thereafter? We aren't quite there yet. The old rules didn't get us as far as we hoped, but we can go the distance, and we can close the gaps that still exist. We just need a new way. There are many reasons to be optimistic about the future, says Krawcheck. The business world is changing fast--driven largely by technology--and it's changing in ways that give us more power and opportunities than ever.
Call Number: 303.34 Kra
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Annie Rigg, Tara Fisher
Description: Sweet cherries, juicy oranges, succulent strawberries, tongue-tingling limes--everyone has a favorite fruit, though too often many of us just eat it as it comes, or stick to classics such as apple crumble. In this inspiring collection of seasonal recipes, Annie Rigg offers 120 original, exciting and tempting ways to enjoy the orchard's bounty. Whether introducing a splash of color to your plate or providing the perfect tangy countertaste to a rich cheese, she shows how fruit can play the starring role. Recipes include such dishes as Bulgar Wheat Salad with Cherries and Feta, Mango & Chili Hot Sauce, Fromage Frais Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Jelly and Pistachio and Coconut & Lime Cake, as well as all manner of tarts, pies, creams, dressings and syrups.--From statement provided by Amazon.com.
Call Number: 641.64 Rig
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Meik Wiking
Description: The Danes are famously the happiest people in the world, and hygge is a cornerstone of their way of life. Hygge (pronounce Hoo-ga) loosely translates as a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on the sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right. It is about gratitude and savoring the simple pleasures in life. In short, it is the pursuit of everyday happiness.
Call Number: 158.1 Wik
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Elissa Epel
Description: Have you wondered why some 60-year olds look and feel like 40-year-olds and why some 40-year-olds look and feel like 60-year-olds? While many factors contribute to aging and illness, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn discovered biological markers, called telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes telomeres, which protect our DNA She discovered that the length and health of one's telomeres provides a biological basis for the long hypothesized mind-body connection. Dr. Blackburn, along with health psychologist, Dr. Elissa Epel, discovered that there are things we can do to improve and lengthen our telomeres to keep us vital and disease-free.--From statement at NoveList.
Call Number: 572.87 Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Ellen Støkken Dahl, Nina Brochmann, Lucy Moffatt
Description: The Wonder Down Under explains everything you ever wanted to know about the vagina but didn't dare ask. Learn the truth about the clitoris' inner life, the menstrual hormone dance and whether the vaginal orgasm really exists. The book helps you understand how different types of contraception work in the body, what a "normal" vulva looks like and how wearing socks can change your sex life. Medical students and sex educators Nina Brochmann and Ellen Stokken Dahl draw on their medical expertise to bring vagina enlightenment to the world. Their no-nonsense approach, written with great humour, makes this a must-read for women (and men!) of all ages. Say goodbye to the myths and misconceptions surrounding female anatomy, this is a timely and empowering book that will inspire women to make informed choices about their sexual health.
Call Number: 612.628 Dah
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
Mary Bray Pipher
Description: Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be. Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. She explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face.--From dust jacket.
Call Number: 305.262 Pip
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Margaret D Pierce, Martin G Pierce
Call Number: 613.7046 Pie
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Jen Sincero
Description: "The self-help book for people who desperately want to improve their lives but don't want to get busted doing it"--Back cover.
Call Number: 158.1 Sin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
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We took a survey on Facebook to ask patrons what their favorite mystery series is. These books are the most beloved. 

"A" Is For Alibi
Sue Grafton
FIC Gra
Still Life [Large Print]
Louise Penny
LP FIC Pen
Absolution By Murder
Peter Tremayne
FIC Tre
The Bone Collector
Jeffery Deaver
FIC Dea
Agatha Raisin And The Quiche Of Death
M. C Beaton
FIC Bea
The Cold Dish
Craig Johnson
FIC Joh
Cocaine Blues
Kerry Greenwood
FIC Gre
The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Galbraith
FIC Gal
Curiosity Thrilled The Cat: A Magical Cats Mystery [Large Print]
Sofie Kelly
LP FIC Kel
The Dry
Jane Harper
FIC Har
Dead Irish
John T Lescroart
FIC Les
The Ice Princess
Camilla Läckberg, Steven T Murray
FIC Lac
Faceless Killers
Henning Mankell, Steven T. Murray
FIC Man
The Life We Bury : A Novel
Allen Eskens
FIC Esk
Immoral [Audiobook]
Brian Freeman
FIC Fre
The Mysterious Affair At Styles
Agatha Christie
FIC Chr
Iron Lake [Audiobook]
William Kent Krueger, David Chandler, LLC Recorded Books
FIC Kru
The Silent Corner: A Novel
Dean R. Koontz
FIC Koo
Maisie Dobbs [Audiobook]
Jacqueline Winspear, Rita Barrington, BBC Audiobooks America
FIC Win
The Silver Pigs
Lindsey Davis
FIC Dav
Open And Shut
David Rosenfelt
FIC Ros
The Sins Of The Fathers
Lawrence Block
FIC Blo
Rules Of Prey
John Sandford
FIC San
The Unquiet Dead
Ausma Zehanat Khan
FIC Kha

Sue Grafton
Description: The wife of a hated divorce lawyer becomes the main suspect in his murder and hires private detective Kinsey Millhone to find the real killer.
Call Number: FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
Peter Tremayne
Description: In A.D. 664, when someone murders the Abbess Etain during the synod between the Roman and Celtic churches, Sister Fidelma of the Celtic Church and Brother Eadulf of the Roman must find the killer and prevent civil war.
Call Number: FIC Tre
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
M. C Beaton
Description: Agatha has moved to a picture-book English village and wants to get in the swing. So she buys herself a quiche for the village quiche-making contest and is more than alarmed when it kills a judge. Hot on the trail of the poisoner, Agatha is fearless, all the while unaware, that she's become the next victim.
Call Number: FIC Bea
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 2, 2018
Kerry Greenwood
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 2, 2018
Sofie Kelly
Description: "When librarian Kathleen Paulson moved to Mayville Heights, Minnesota, she had no idea that two strays would nuzzle their way into her life. Owen is a tabby with a catnip addiction and Hercules is a stocky tuxedo cat who shares Kathleen's fondness for Barry Manilow. But beyond all the fur and purrs, there's something more to these felines. When murder interrupts Mayville's Music Festival, Kathleen finds herself the prime suspect. More stunning is her realization that Owen and Hercules are magical-and she's relying on their skills to solve a purr-fect murder."--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: LP FIC Kel
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
John T Lescroart
Description: When the boss of ex-cop Dismas Hardy begins an investigation into the alleged suicide of his brother-in-law, also a friend of Hardy, Hardy steps in to help and becomes privy to the lives of the victim's family.
Call Number: FIC Les
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
Henning Mankell, Steven T. Murray
Description: The murder of a farming couple in Sweden unleashes a wave of xenophobia when it is learned that the woman's dying words were "foreigner." The case is given to Inspector Kurt Wallender, a lover of opera and booze. Part crime story, part look at the attitude of Swedes to immigrants.
Call Number: FIC Man
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 5, 2018
Brian Freeman
Call Number: FIC Fre
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
William Kent Krueger, David Chandler, LLC Recorded Books
Description: Cork O'Connor loses his job as sheriff in small town Aurora, Minnesota, after being blamed for a tragedy on the local Anishinaabe Indian reservation. But he must set aside his personal demons when a young boy goes missing on the same day a judge commits suicide--and no one but O'Connor suspects foul play.
Call Number: FIC Kru
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
Jacqueline Winspear, Rita Barrington, BBC Audiobooks America
Description: Maisie Dobbs entered domestic service in 1910 at thirteen, working for Lady Rowan Compton. When her remarkable intelligence is discovered by her employer, Maisie becomes the pupil of Maurice Blanche, a learned friend of the Comptons. In 1929, following an apprenticeship with Blanche, Maisie hangs out her shingle: "M. Dobbs, trade and personal investigations." She soon becomes enmeshed in a mystery surrounding The Retreat, a reclusive community of wounded WWI veterans. At first, Maisie only suspects foul play, but she must act quickly when Lady Rowan's son decides to sign away his fortune and take refuge there. Maisie hurriedly investigates, uncovering a disturbing mystery, which, in an astonishing denouement, gives Maisie the courage to confront a ghost that has haunted her for years.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 2, 2018
David Rosenfelt
Description: Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys' network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan. But the fun stops the day Andy's dad, Paterson, New Jersey's legendary ex-D.A., drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium. The shocks pile on as he discovers his dad left him with two unexpected legacies: a fortune of $22 million that Andy never knew existed ... and a murder case with enough racial tinder to burn down City Hall. Struggling to serve justice and bring honor to his father, Andy must dig up some explosive political skeletons, and an astonishing family secret that can close his case (and his mouth) for good.
Call Number: FIC Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
John Sandford
Description: The "maddog" murderer who is terrorizing the Twin Cities is two things: insane and extremely intelligent. He kills for the pleasure of it and thoroughly enjoys placing elaborate obstacles to keep police befuddled. .. But when the brilliant Lieutenant Lucas Davenport ... is brought in to take up the investigation, the maddog suddenly has an adversary worthy of his genius.
Call Number: FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
Louise Penny
Description: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's nothing more than a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.
Call Number: LP FIC Pen
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 2, 2018
Jeffery Deaver
Description: A handicapped ex-forensic investigator is drawn into a New York murder investigation.
Call Number: FIC Dea
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 2, 2018
Craig Johnson
Description: Two years earlier, four high school boys were given suspended sentences for raping a Cheyenne girl. Now, two of the boys have been killed, and only Sheriff Walt Longmire can keep the other two safe.
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 5, 2018
Robert Galbraith
Description: After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man."--Dust jacket.
Call Number: FIC Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 5, 2018
Jane Harper
Description: "After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke's steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn't tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead. Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there's more to Luke's death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets. "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 2, 2018
Camilla Läckberg, Steven T Murray
Description: After she returns to her hometown to learn that her friend, Alex, was found in an ice-cold bath with her wrists slashed, biographer Erica Falck researches her friend's past in hopes of writing a book and joins forces with Detective Patrik Hedstrom, who has his own suspicions about the case.
Call Number: FIC Lac
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Allen Eskens
Description: College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer, medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder. Unable to reconcile Carl's valor in Vietnam with the despicable acts of the convict, Joe throws himself into uncovering the truth.
Call Number: FIC Esk
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2018
Agatha Christie
Description: There has been a murder at Styles Court. Detective Poirot comes out of retirement to solve who would want the rich heiress Inglethorp dead, and would have the impudence to poison her. The jagged plot turns keep Poirot--and the reader--guessing as suspicion shifts from one peculiar character to the next. In Agatha Christie's first published work, the reader meets Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, destined to become the central detective of her mystery novels.
Call Number: FIC Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 2, 2018
Dean R. Koontz
Description: ""I very much need to be dead." These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for--but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, Jane, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered . . . unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside of her demands: find the truth, no matter what"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Koo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
Lindsey Davis
Call Number: FIC Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
Lawrence Block
Description: A private detective who was a cop for fifteen years, investigates the savage murder of a Greenwich Village hooker supposedly killed by her homosexual roommate.
Call Number: FIC Blo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 2, 2018
Ausma Zehanat Khan
Description: "Detective Esa Khattak is in the midst of his evening prayers when he receives a phone call asking that he and his partner, Detective Rachel Getty, look into the death of a local man who has fallen off a cliff. At first Christopher Drayton's death doesn't seem to warrant a police investigation, especially not from Khattak and Rachel's team, which handles minority-sensitive cases. But it soon comes to light that Drayton might have been living under an assumed name, and he may not have been the upstanding Canadian citizen he appeared to be. In fact, he may have been a Bosnian war criminal with ties to the Srebrenica massacre of 1995"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kha
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
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