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The best mystery stories of the year 2023

Author(s):

Wharton, Edith,

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"Amor Towles selects the best mystery short stories of the year 2023, including tales by Andrew Child, Jeffrey Deaver, and T.C. Boyle" 2/26

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LP FIC Bes 2023

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Burying Daisy Doe

Author(s):

Richards, Ramona, 1957-

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"Every small town has one unsolved case that haunts its memory, festering for generations below the surface with the truth of humanity's darkness. Star Cavanaugh is obsessed with the one that tore her family apart. Over sixty years ago, Daisy Doe was murdered and discarded outside Pineville, Alabama, buried without a name or anyone to mourn her loss. When Star's father tried to solve the case, he was also killed. Now a cold-case detective with resources of her own, Star is determined to get to the bottom of both crimes. But she'll have to face an entire town locked in corruption, silence, and fear--and the same danger that took two other lives. The only people in town she can trust are her grandmother and the charming Mike Luinetti, and both of them trust a God Star isn't sure she believes in. Can Christians so focused on the good really help her track down this evil?" 2/26

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The antique hunter's guide to murder : a novel

Author(s):

Miller, C. L. (Cara L.)

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"Freya Lockwood is shocked when she learns that Arthur Crockleford, antiques dealer and her estranged mentor, has died under mysterious circumstances. She has spent the last twenty years avoiding her quaint English hometown, but when she receives a letter from Arthur asking her to investigate-sent just days before his death-Freya has no choice but to return to a life she had sworn to leave behind. Joining forces with her eccentric Aunt Carole, Freya follows clues and her instincts to an old manor house for an advertised antiques enthusiast's weekend. But not all is as it seems. It's clear to Freya that the antiques are all just poor reproductions and her fellow guests are secretive and menacing. What is going on at this estate and how was Arthur involved? More importantly, can Freya and Carole discover the truth before the killer strikes again?" 2/26

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Sleeper straddle : a novel in stories

Author(s):

Gladstone, Max,

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"An alien virus ravages the world, with effects as random as a hand of cards. Those infected either draw the black queen and die, draw an ace and receive superpowers, or draw the joker and are bizarrely mutated. Croyd Crenson is the Wild Card's greatest failure--and its greatest success. Dubbed "The Sleeper," he randomly undergoes hibernations that can span weeks or even months. After each hibernation, he awakens with a new appearance and set of powers--sometimes a joker, sometimes an ace, and sometimes a combination of both--until exhaustion claims him and his next inevitable sleep shuffles the cards anew. Ever since his initial infection in 1946, he's awoken in a singular body--until now. His latest awakening has left him split into six different incarnations, each of them a self-contained piece of the original and each with a unique look and set of powers. One of them, at least, recognizes this for the the disaster that it is, and tasks the clever and elusive Tesla--a joker with ace powers--to locate and gather the remaining five versions of himself before sleep claims them again and leaves Croyd permanently fractured. As Tesla delves deeper into the investigation, he'll have to work fast, because not every Croyd is as amiable as the first--and they'll do whatever it takes to survive" 2/26

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LP FIC Sle

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You only call when you're in trouble : a novel

Author(s):

McCauley, Stephen

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"After a lifetime of taking care of his impossible but irresistible sister and his cherished niece, Tom is finally ready to put himself first. An architect specializing in tiny houses, he finally has an opportunity to build his masterpiece -- "his last shot at leaving a footprint on the dying planet." Assuming, that is, he can stick to his resolution to keep the demands of his needy family at bay. Naturally, that's when his phone rings. His niece, Cecily -- the real love of Tom's life, as his boyfriend reminded him when moving out -- is embroiled in a Title IX investigation at the college where she teaches that threatens her career and relationship. And after decades of lying, his sister wants him to help her tell Cecily the real identity of her father. Tom does what he's always done -- answers the call. Thus begins a journey that will change everyone's life and demonstrate the beauty or dysfunction, (or both?) of the ties that bind families together and sometimes strangle them" 2/20

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LP FIC McC

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The September house

Author(s):

Orlando, Carissa,

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"You can survive anything. That's what Margaret tells herself when the walls of her house start to drip blood every September. She's learned how to live with it... and the other terrifying apparitions that have made the sprawling Victorian house she and her husband bought four years ago turn from a dream home into a living nightmare. But she can outlast all of it. Hal felt differently, though. Her husband couldn't take the hauntings anymore, and he left. But now he's not returning calls, and their daughter Katherine arrives, intent on looking for her missing father, convinced something grim has happened to him. With every desperate attempt Katherine makes at finding Hal, the hauntings at the September House grow more harrowing, because there are some secrets the house needs to keep" 2/20

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LP FIC Orl

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Harbor lights : stories

Author(s):

Burke, James Lee, 1936-

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"Harbor Lights is a story collection from one of the most popular and widely acclaimed icons of American fiction, featuring a never-before-published novella. These eight stories move from the marshlands on the Gulf of Mexico to the sweeping plains of Colorado to prisons, saloons, and trailer parks across the South, weaving together love, friendship, violence, survival, and revenge. A boy and his father watch a German submarine sink an oil tanker as evil forces in the disguise of federal agents try to ruin their family. A girl is beaten up outside a bar as her university-professor father navigates new love and threats from a group of neo-Nazis. A pair of undercover union organizers are hired to break colts for a Hollywood actor, whose "Western hero" facade hides darkness. An oil rig worker witnesses a horrific attack on a local village while on a job in South America and seeks justice through one final act of bravery" 2/20

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Land of milk and honey

Author(s):

Zhang, C Pam

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A smog has spread. Food crops are rapidly disappearing. A chef escapes her dying career in a dreary city to take a job at a decadent mountaintop colony seemingly free of the world's troubles. There, the sky is clear again. Rare ingredients abound. Her enigmatic employer and his visionary daughter have built a lush new life for the global elite, one that reawakens the chef to the pleasures of taste, touch, and her own body. In this atmosphere of hidden wonders and cool, seductive violence, the chef's boundaries undergo a thrilling erosion. Soon she is pushed to the center of a startling attempt to reshape the world far beyond the plate. 2/20

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LP FIC Zha

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The roaring days of Zora Lily

Author(s):

Salazar, Noelle,

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2023, The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History: A costume conservator is preparing an exhibition featuring movie costumes from the 1920s to present day. As she gingerly places a gown once worn by Greta Garbo on a mannequin, she discovers another name hidden beneath the designer's label, leaving her to wonder--who is Zora Lily? 1924, Seattle: Poverty-stricken Zora Hough spends her days looking after her younger siblings while sewing up holes and fixing hems for clients to bring in extra money, working her fingers to the bone just to survive. But at night, as she lies in the bed she shares with one of her three sisters, she secretly dreams of becoming a designer like Coco Chanel and Jeanne Lanvin. When her best friend gets a job dancing in a club downtown, Zora is lured in by her stories of music, glittering dresses and boys. She follows her friend to the underground speakeasies that are at once exciting and frightening--with smoke hanging in the air, alcohol flowing despite Prohibition, couples dancing in a way that makes Zora blush and a handsome businessman named Harley. It’s a world she has only ever imagined, and one with connections that could lead her to the life she's always dreamed of. But as Zora's ambition is challenged by tragedy and duty to her family, she'll learn that dreams come with a cost. 2/12

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LP FIC Sal

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If the shoe fits

Author(s):

Murphy, Julie, 1985-

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Cindy loves shoes. As a fashion-obsessed plus-size woman, she can never find designer clothes that work on her body, but a special pair of shoes always fits just right. With a shiny new design degree but no job in sight, Cindy moves back in with her stepmother, Erica Tremaine, the executive producer of the world's biggest dating reality show. When a contestant on Before Midnight bows out at the last minute, Cindy is thrust into the spotlight. Showcasing her killer shoe collection on network TV seems like a great way to jump-start her career. But being the first and only fat contestant on Before Midnight turns her into a viral sensation--and a body-positivity icon--overnight. To make it to the end, despite the fans, the haters, and a house full of fellow contestants she's not sure she can trust, Cindy will have to take a leap of faith and hope her heels--and her heart--don't break in the process. 2/12

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Main character energy

Author(s):

Varon, Jamie

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"Poppy Banks would rather be writing mysteries than writing listicles for her dead-end job at Thought Buzz. But after a series of rejections, she's ready to accept life on the sidelines as a plus-size woman. Her aunt Margot is the one person unwilling to give up on her niece's dreams and tells her so at their secret yearly lunches. But all of Poppy's beliefs about herself are challenged when her beloved aunt dies and leaves her niece a grand surprise--a trip to her villa in the French Riviera. There, she learns her aunt intends to leave her stunning villa and secretive writer's residency to Poppy--if she can finish her novel in six months. When the writing countdown begins, Poppy realizes she has more to confront than her writer's block. Family drama, complicated romances and self-doubt all threaten to throw her off course" 2/5

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LP FIC Var

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The other princess : a novel of Queen Victoria's goddaughter

Author(s):

Bryce, Denny S.

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"With a brilliant mind and a fierce will to survive, Sarah Forbes Bonetta, a kidnapped African princess, is rescued from enslavement at seven years old and presented to Queen Victoria as a "gift." To the Queen, the girl is an exotic trophy to be trotted out for the entertainment of the royal court and to showcase Victoria's magnanimity. Sarah charms most of the people she meets, even those who would cast her aside. Her keen intelligence and her aptitude for languages and musical composition helps Sarah navigate the Victorian era as an outsider given insider privileges. But embedded in Sarah's past is her destiny. Haunted by visions of destruction and decapitations, she desperately seeks a place, a home she will never run from, never fear, a refuge from nightmares and memories of death. From West Africa to Windsor Castle to Sierra Leone, to St. James's Palace, and the Lagos Colony, Sarah juggles the power and pitfalls of a royal upbringing as she battles racism and systematic oppression on her way to living a life worthy of a Yoruba princess. Based on the real life of Queen Victoria's Black goddaughter, Sarah Forbes Bonetta's story is a sweeping saga of an African princess in Victorian England and West Africa, as she searches for a home, family, love, and identity" 2/5

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Easy money : cryptocurrency, casino capitalism, and the golden age of fraud

Author(s):

McKenzie, Benjamin, 1978-
Silverman, Jacob,

Description:

"A famous actor and an experienced journalist present an entertaining debunking of cryptocurrency, from its initial promise of taking power from banks while providing quick riches to its current spectacular crash" 2/5

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LP 332.4 McK

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Sisters under the rising sun

Author(s):

Morris, Heather (Screenwriter)

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"In the midst of World War II, an English musician, Norah Chambers, places her eight-year-old daughter Sally on a ship leaving Singapore, desperate to keep her safe from the Japanese army as they move down through the Pacific. Norah remains to care for her husband and elderly parents, knowing she may never see her child again. Sister Nesta James, a Welsh Australian nurse, has enlisted to tend to Allied troops. But as Singapore falls to the Japanese she joins the terrified cargo of people, including the heartbroken Norah, crammed aboard the Vyner Brooke merchant ship. Only two days later, they are bombarded from the air off the coast of Indonesia, and in a matter of hours, the Vyner Brooke lies broken on the seabed. After surviving a brutal 24 hours in the sea, Nesta and Norah reach the beaches of a remote island, only to be captured by the Japanese and held in one of their notorious POW camps. The camps are places of starvation and brutality, where disease runs rampant. Sisters in arms, Norah and Nesta fight side by side every day, helping whoever they can, and discovering in themselves and each other extraordinary reserves of courage, resourcefulness and determination" 2/5

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Where you end : a novel

Author(s):

Kahler, Abbott, 1973-

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When 22-year-old Kat Bird wakes up from a coma, she sees her mirror image: Jude, her twin sister. Jude's face and name are the only memories Kat has from before her accident. As Kat tries to relearn her history and identity, she trusts Jude will provide all the answers. But as the months progress, Kat begins to fear that, maybe, Jude has been lying to her. Recruit. Hunt. Perform or Perish. Growing up in a sophisticated New Age cult, isolated from society, the girls studied poetry and literature--but also played dangerous games of cunning and savagery, games with dark lessons that followed them into adulthood. Now, with Kat's mind as a blank slate, Jude invents an idyllic childhood in the hope of erasing this history, and all the threats it still holds. As Kat pulls at the threads of Jude's elaborate tapestry, those threats draw closer. When the past and present finally converge, the twins must risk everything to save both their unique bond, and each other's lives. 1/29

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Old-fashioned on purpose : cultivating a slower, more joyful life

Author(s):

Winger, Jill,

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Through engaging personal stories, history and lessons from life on the homestead, this inspiring and practical book shows us how doing things the old-fashioned way can help us find true happiness and meaningful connection--and unlock a powerful new sense of purpose. 1/29

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LP 640.286 Win

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The reformatory : a novel

Author(s):

Due, Tananarive, 1966-

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"Gracetown, Florida. June 1950. Twelve-year-old Robbie Stephens, Jr., is sentenced to six months at the Gracetown School for Boys, a reformatory, for kicking the son of the largest landowner in town in defense of his older sister, Gloria. So begins Robbie's journey further into the terrors of the Jim Crow South and the very real horror of the school they call The Reformatory. Robbie has a talent for seeing ghosts, or haints. But what was once a comfort to him after the loss of his mother has become a window to the truth of what happens at the reformatory. Boys forced to work to remediate their so-called crimes have gone missing, but the haints Robbie sees hint at worse things. Through his friends Redbone and Blue, Robbie is learning not just the rules but how to survive. Meanwhile, Gloria is rallying every family member and connection in Florida to find a way to get Robbie out before it's too late" 1/29

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LP FIC Due

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A council of dolls : a novel

Author(s):

Power, Mona Susan, 1961-

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"From the mid-century metropolis of Chicago to the windswept ancestral lands of the Dakota people, to the bleak and brutal Indian boarding schools, A Council of Dolls is the story of three women, told in part through the stories of the dolls they carried. Sissy, born 1961: Sissy's relationship with her beautiful and volatile mother is difficult, even dangerous, but her life is also filled with beautiful things, including a new Christmas present, a doll called Ethel. Ethel whispers advice and kindness in Sissy's ear, and in one especially terrifying moment, maybe even saves Sissy's life. Lillian, born 1925: Born in her ancestral lands in a time of terrible change, Lillian clings to her sister, Blanche, and her doll, Mae. When the sisters are forced to attend an "Indian school" far from their home, Blanche refuses to be cowed by the school's abusive nuns. But when tragedy strikes the sisters, the doll Mae finds her way to defend the girls. Cora, born 1888: Though she was born into the brutal legacy of the "Indian Wars," Cora isn't afraid of the white men who remove her to a school across the country to be "civilized." When teachers burn her beloved buckskin and beaded doll Winona, Cora discovers that the spirit of Winona may not be entirely lost" 1/29

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