Mysteries: The Edgar Awards 2020

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If a good whodunnit is right up your alley, you'll love the Edgar Awards list, celebrating the very best of mysteries from each year.


Laura Tucker, Kelly Murphy
Description: SoHo, 1981. Twelve-year-old Olympia is an artist -- and in her neighborhood, that's normal. Her dad and his business partner Apollo bring antique paintings back to life, while her mother makes intricate sculptures in a corner of their loft, leaving Ollie to roam the streets of New York with her best friends Richard and Alex, drawing everything that catches her eye. Then everything falls apart. Ollie's dad disappears in the middle of the night, leaving her only a cryptic note and instructions to destroy it. Her mom has gone to bed, and she's not getting up. Apollo is hiding something, Alex is acting strange, and Richard has questions about the mysterious stranger he saw outside. And someone keeps calling, looking for a missing piece of art.... Olympia knows her dad is the key -- but first, she has to find him, and time is running out.-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: J FIC Tuc
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Maureen (Journalist) Callahan
Description: "Ted Bundy. John Wayne Gacy. Jeffrey Dahmer. The names of notorious serial killers are usually well-known; they echo in the news and in public consciousness. But most people have never heard of Israel Keyes, one of the most ambitious and terrifying serial killers in modern history. The FBI considered his behavior unprecedented. Described by a prosecutor as "a force of pure evil," Keyes was a predator who struck all over the United States. He buried "kill kits"--cash, weapons, and body-disposal tools--in remote locations across the country. Over the course of fourteen years, Keyes would fly to a city, rent a car, and drive thousands of miles in order to use his kits. He would break into a stranger's house, abduct his victims in broad daylight, and kill and dispose of them in mere hours. And then he would return home to Alaska, resuming life as a quiet, reliable construction worker devoted to his only daughter. When journalist Maureen Callahan first heard about Israel Keyes in 2012, she was captivated by how a killer of this magnitude could go undetected by law enforcement for over a decade. And so began a project that consumed her for the next several years--uncovering the true story behind how the FBI ultimately caught Israel Keyes, and trying to understand what it means for a killer like Keyes to exist. A killer who left a path of monstrous, randomly committed crimes in his wake--many of which remain unsolved to this day. American Predator is the ambitious culmination of years of interviews with key figures in law enforcement and in Keyes's life, and research uncovered from classified FBI files. Callahan takes us on a journey into the chilling, nightmarish mind of a relentless killer, and to the limitations of traditional law enforcement"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP 364.1523 Cal
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Lauren Wilkinson
Description: 1986, the heart of the Cold War. A young black woman working in an old boys' club, Marie Mitchell's FBI career has stalled out and her days are filled with monotonous paperwork. Given the opportunity to join a task force aimed at undermining Thomas Sankara, the charismatic revolutionary president of Burkina Faso whose Communist ideology has made him a target for American intervention, she says yes. In the year that follows Marie observes Sankara, seduces him-- and has a hand in the coup that will bring him down. But doing so will change everything she believes about what it means to be a spy, a lover, a sister, and a good American. -- Adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Ursula Buchan
Description: John Buchan's name is known across the world for The Thirty-Nine Steps. The classic thriller has never been out of print and has inspired numerous adaptations for film, television, radio and stage. Yet there was vastly more to 'JB'. He wrote more than a hundred books--fiction and non-fiction--and a thousand articles for newspapers and magazines. He was a scholar, antiquarian, barrister, colonial administrator, journal editor, literary critic, publisher, war correspondent, director of wartime propaganda, member of parliament and imperial proconsul--given a state funeral when he died, a deeply admired and loved Governor-General of Canada. His teenage years in Glasgow's Gorbals, where his father was the Free Church minister, contributed to his ease with shepherds and ambassadors, fur-trappers and prime ministers. His improbable marriage to a member of the aristocratic Grosvenor family means that this account of his life contains an enduring love story. Ursula Buchan, his granddaughter, writes this comprehensive and illuminating biography, as she brings vividly to life this remarkable man and his times.
Call Number: B Buc
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Jonathan Moore
Description: "Who is Claire Gravesend? So PI Lee Crowe wonders when he finds her dead, in a fine cocktail dress, on top of a Rolls Royce in the most dangerous neighborhood in San Francisco. Claire's mother, Olivia, is one of the richest people in California. She doesn't believe the coroner: her daughter did not kill herself. Olivia hires Crowe, who--having just foiled a federal case against a cartel kingpin--is eager for distraction. But the questions about the Gravesend family pile up fast. To start: the autopsy reveals round scars running down Claire's spine, old marks Olivia won't explain. Then, Crowe visits Claire's Boston townhouse and has to fend off an armed intruder. Is it the Feds, out for revenge? Or is this connected to the Gravesends? He leaves Boston afraid, but finds his way to Claire's secret San Francisco pied-à-terre. It's there that his questions come to a head. Sleeping in an upstairs bedroom, he finds Claire--her face, her hair, her scars--and so far as he can tell, she's alive. And Crowe's back at the start: Who is Claire Gravesend?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Tracy P. Clark
Description: "Cassandra Raines, the former Chicago cop turned private investigator, looks into a suspicious death as a favor to a friend--and makes some powerful enemies... Tim Ayers, scion of a wealthy Chicago family, has been found dead, floating in Lake Michigan near his luxury boat. Cass reluctantly begins digging only to discover that Tim Ayers was terminally ill. Given the large quantities of alcohol and drugs found in his body, Ayers' death appears to be either an accident or suicide. But there are too many unanswered questions and unexplained coincidences. Why would anyone kill a dying man? Working her connections on both sides of the law, Cass tries to point the police in the right direction. But violence is escalating around her, and Cass's persistence has already attracted unwanted attention, uncovering sinister secrets that Cass may end up taking to her grave"-- Jacket.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Naomi Kritzer
Description: Because her mother is always on the move, sixteen-year-old Steph hasn't lived anywhere longer than six months. Her only constant is an online community called CatNet -- a social media site where users upload cat pictures -- a site whose admin is CheshireCat, a sentient AI who loves cat pictures. When a threat from Steph's past catches up to her and CheshireCat's existence is discovered, it's up to Steph and her friends, both online and IRL, to save them. Catfishing on CatNet is a near-future thriller about online privacy and out-of-control technology and the importance of making connections in an increasingly fragmented society.
Call Number: YA FIC Kri
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Susan Alice Bickford
Description: "The remote town of Oriska, New York, hasn't been home for Sydney Lucerno for thirteen years. She's escaped the creeping addictions and long-simmering anger that are as much a part of the landscape as the bitter cold. But when she gets the call that her mother is dying, every secret and fear she left behind is waiting to welcome her back. Two days later, her mother's lover is dead too. And Sydney's sworn to protect a half-sister she never knew she had, a prickly teenager named Maude, with an opiate habit and a bad-news family. But more lies and feuds are poised to spring from every once-familiar corner. The predators Sydney thought she'd escaped are threatening both her and Maude. To get free, Sydney will have to discover the truth about what happened when she left--and decide what should stay buried, deep in the unforgiving snow..."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bic
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Corey Ann Haydu
Description: To Elodee, eleven, things seem a little too perfect in Eventown when she moves there with her parents and identical twin, Naomi, especially since forgetting the past is so highly valued.
Call Number: J FIC Hay
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Barbara Bourland
Description: "After a fire decimates her studio, including the seven billboard-size paintings for her next show, a young, no-name painter is left with an impossible task: recreate her art in three months--or ruin her fledgling career. Homeless and desperate, she begs her way into an exclusive retreat in upstate New York famous for its outrageous revelries and glamorous artists. And notorious as the place where brilliant young artist Carey Logan drowned in the lake. As the young painter works obsessively in Carey's former studio, she uncovers strange secrets and starts to fall--hard and fast--for Carey's mysterious boyfriend, it's as if she's taking her place. But one thought shadows her every move: What really happened to Carey Logan?"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bou
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Alan Parks
Description: Detective Harry McCoy is on the job again after weeks of enforced leave and psychological evaluation. His last case didn't end well. And his first day back couldn't have gone worse. A boy has been murdered, maimed, his lifeless body used to send a cryptic message.
Call Number: FIC Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2020
William Lashner
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 3, 2020
Marcie R. Rendon, Marcie R. Murder on the Red River Rendon
Description: "Her name is Renee Blackbear, but what most people call the 19-year-old Ojibwe woman is Cash. She lived all her life in Fargo, sister city to Minnesota's Moorhead, just downriver from the Cities. She has one friend, the sheriff Wheaton. He pulled her from her mother's wrecked car when she was three. Since then, Cash navigated through foster homes, and at 13 was working farms, driving truck. Wheaton wanting her to take hold of her life, signs her up for college. She gets an education there at Moorhead State all right: sees that people talk a lot but mostly about nothing, not like the men in the fields she's known all her life who hold the rich topsoil in their hands, talk fertilizer and weather and prices on the Grain Exchange. In between classes and hauling beets, drinking beer and shooting pool, a man who claims he's her brother shows up, and she begins to dream the Cities and blonde Scandinavian girls calling for help."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ren
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Michael Robotham
Description: A girl is found hiding in a secret room in a house being renovated after a terrible crime. For weeks, she has survived by sneaking out at night, stealing food for herself and two dogs that are kept in the garden. The nurses at the hospital where she is taken call her "Angel Face" because she won't tell anyone her name, or her age, or where she came from. Maybe she is 12, maybe 15, or somewhere in between. She doesn't appear on any missing person's file, or match the DNA of any murder victim. Six years later, still unidentified, the same girl is living in a secure children's home with a new name, Evie Cormac, when she initiates a court case demanding the right to be released as an adult. Psychologist Cyrus Haven is sent to interview Evie and decide if she's ready to go free, but Evie Cormac is unlike he's anyone he's ever met. She's damaged, destructive, and self-hating, yet possessed of a gift, or a curse, that makes her both fascinating and dangerous to be with - the ability to tell when someone is lying. Soon, he is embroiled in her unique and dangerous world, his life in utmost peril.
Call Number: LP FIC Rob
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
James Polchin
Call Number: 070.4493 Pol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Adriana Mather
Description: "November is trapped. At the mysterious Academy Absconditi, a school that's completely off the grid, there's no electricity, no internet, and a brutal eye-for-an-eye punishment system. Classes include everything from knife-throwing and poisons to the art of deception. And the other students? All children of the world's most elite strategists, in training to become assassins, spies, and master manipulators. November Adley doesn't know why she's been sent to this place, or the secrets that make up its legacy, but she'll quickly discover that allies are few in a school where competition is everything. When another student is murdered, all eyes turn to November, who must figure out exactly how she fits in before she is found guilty of the crime...or becomes the killer's next victim." -- Jacket flap.
Call Number: YA FIC Mat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Winner
Susan Vaught
Description: Alternates between the detective work of middle-schooler Jesse and her new friend, Springer, after her father is accused of stealing, and post-tornado rescue efforts of Jesse and her Pomeranian, Sam-Sam.
Call Number: J FIC Vau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Winner
Angie Kim
Description: In rural Virginia, Young and Pak Yoo run an experimental medical treatment device known as the Miracle Submarine--a pressurized oxygen chamber that patients enter for therapeutic 'dives' with the hopes of curing issues like autism or infertility. When the Miracle Submarine mysteriously explodes, killing two people, a dramatic murder trial upends the Yoos' small community. The ensuing trial uncovers unimaginable secrets from that night--trysts in the woods, mysterious notes, child-abuse charges--as well as tense rivalries and alliances among a group of people driven to extraordinary degrees of desperation and sacrifice. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Kim
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Samantha Downing
Description: Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored. We look like a normal couple. We're your neighbors, the parents of your kid's friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with. We all have our secrets to keeping a marriage alive. Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.
Call Number: FIC Dow
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Peter Houlahan
Description: "Norco '80 tells the story of how five heavily armed young men--led by an apocalyptic born-again Christian--attempted a bank robbery that turned into one of the most violent criminal events in U.S. history, forever changing the face of American law enforcement. Part action thriller and part courtroom drama, Norco '80 transports the reader back to the Southern California of the 1970s, an era of predatory evangelical gurus, doomsday predictions, megachurches, and soaring crime rates, with the threat of nuclear obliteration looming over it all. In this riveting true story, a group of landscapers transformed into a murderous gang of bank robbers armed to the teeth with military-grade weapons. Their desperate getaway turned the surrounding towns into war zones. When it was over, three were dead and close to twenty wounded; a police helicopter was forced down from the sky, and thirty-two police vehicles were destroyed by thousands of rounds of ammo. The resulting trial shook the community to the core, raising many issues that continue to plague society today: from the epidemic of post-traumatic stress disorder within law enforcement to religious extremism and the militarization of local police forces." -- Dust jacket.
Call Number: 364.1552 Hou
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Tara Laskowski, Brittany Pressley, Nan McNamara
Description: When house sitter Allison Simpson becomes drawn into the story of a girl who disappeared from town thirty years before, she begins to realize that Opal Beach isn't as idyllic as it seems. The walls of the gorgeous homes hide dark secrets. And as Allison digs deeper into the mystery, she uncovers not only the shocking truth, but finds herself caught in the middle of a twisted plot.
Call Number: FIC Las
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Randy Ribay
Description: "Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Jun was murdered as part of President Duterte's war on drugs, and no one in the family wants to talk about what happened, Jay travels to the Philippines to find out the real story. Hoping to uncover more about Jun and the events that led to his death, Jay is forced to reckon with the many sides of his cousin before he can face the whole horrible truth -- and the part he played in it." -- Jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Rib
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Linda Castillo
Description: An Amish grandmother is murdered on an abandoned farm, her seven year old granddaughter abducted. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder plunges headlong into a case that quickly becomes a race against the clock. She knows the longer the girl is missing, the more likely a tragic outcome. The family of the missing girl is well thought of--a pillar of the Amish community. Their pain is palpable and they cooperate in every way, but Kate soon learns they're keeping secrets... The investigation takes Kate to an isolated Old Order Amish settlement along the river in southern Ohio. At first, the community seems upstanding and helpful. But when Kate starts asking questions, they stonewall her--and the situation soon becomes dangerous. What are they hiding and why? After an attempt on her life, Kate unearths a haunting and tragic secret that changes everything she thought she knew about the family for whom she is fighting, the Amish community as a whole--and everything she thought she knew about herself. Will she reach the girl in time to save her life?
Call Number: LP FIC Cas
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Abir Mukherjee
Description: Recognizing ritualistic injuries on a murder victim from a memory compromised by his opium addiction, Captain Sam Wyndham, aided by sidekick Surrender-Not Banerjee, struggles to solve two mysteries while hiding his personal demons from the Calcutta police force.
Call Number: FIC Muk
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Catriona McPherson
Description: "Who do you turn to when everyone's a stranger and you've stopped believing your own eyes? Finnie Doyle and Paddy Lamb are leaving city life in Edinburgh behind them and moving to the little town of Simmerton. Paddy's been made partner at the law firm in town, and Finnie has snagged a job as a church deacon. Their rented cottage is quaint; their new colleagues are charming, and they can't believe their luck. But only days after moving into the gate house, Finnie begins to have doubts. She keeps hearing strange sounds, and the thicket of trees make her feel claustrophobic rather than safe. When they witness the bloody aftermath of a brutal murder, it changes everything. They've each been keeping secrets about their pasts. And they both know their precious new start won't survive a scandal. Together, for the best of reasons, they make the worst decision of their lives. And that's only the beginning. The deep, deep valley where Simmerton sits is unlike anywhere Finnie and Paddy have been before. They are not the only ones hiding in its shadow and very soon they've lost control of the game they decided to play.."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC McP
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Gigi Pandian
Description: In an effort to rescue her mentor, Nicolas Flamel, centuries-old alchemist Zoe Faust and her best friend, Dorian the gargoyle chef, delve into the world of art forgery to unearth a clue hidden in a stolen painting.
Call Number: FIC Pan
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Lisa Sandlin
Description: "After a serial killer almost murdered Delpha Wade (The Do-Right, 2015), the hospital releases her into the rough hands of the Beaumont police for questioning. She doesn't deny she killed the man--in self-defense. Problem is, she's an ex-con. Self-defense was also her plea in 1959, when a knife changed hands and she buried it in the chest of a man who was raping her. Self-defense didn't keep her out of prison. Now it's 1973, and cops are still the first judges--will they charge her? Her boss, neophyte private detective Tom Phelan, has a plan. He holds her job for her, and soon they have a new client. Easy case: one brother looking for the long-lost other, but it turns out that around one of these guys, people die. Which one? Maybe the red-headed girl--the strange one who catches glimpses of the darkest places and can see into the past--can help. But only Delpha is wise enough to listen to that wild gal"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2020
Kristen Simmons
Description: Brynn Hilder's academic record and talent for running cons earns her a place at Dr. Odin's exclusive private school Vale Hall, where students are trained to collect secrets that have the power to overthrow corrupt politicians.
Call Number: YA FIC Sim
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Karen Abbott
Description: The true crime story of bootlegger George Remus and the murder that shocked the nation. In the early days of Prohibition, before Al Capone became a household name, a German immigrant named George Remus quits practicing law and starts trafficking whiskey. Within two years he's a multi-millionaire, and the press calls him "King of the Bootleggers." By the summer of 1921, Remus owns 35 percent of all the liquor in the United States. Pioneering prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt is determined to bring him down. Right out of law school, she dispatches her best investigator, Franklin Dodge, to look into his empire. With Remus behind bars, Franklin and Remus' wife Imogene begin an affair and plot to ruin him, sparking a bitter feud that reaches the highest levels of government--and that can only end in murder. A stranger-than-fiction story of a rags-to-riches entrepreneur and a long-forgotten heroine, of the excesses and absurdities of the Jazz Age, and of the infinite human capacity to deceive.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 345.7302 Abb
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2020
John McMahon
Description: Detective P.T. Marsh was a rising star on the police force of Mason Falls, Georgia--until his wife and young son were killed in an accident. Since that night, caught in a spiral of grief and booze, he's lost the ability to see the line between smart moves and disastrous decisions. Such as when he decides to 'help out' an exotic dancer by confronting her abusive boyfriend. When the next morning he gets called to the scene of his newest murder case, he is stunned to arrive at the house of a dead man, the very man he beat up the night before. He could swear the guy was alive when he left, but can he be sure? What he does know is that his fingerprints are all over the crime scene. But the trouble is only beginning. P.T. and his partner Remy begin to suspect the murder is connected to a local arson and lynching; two days earlier, the dead body of a black teenager was found in a burned-out field, a portion of a blackened rope around his neck--and P.T. realizes he might have killed the #1 suspect of this horrific crime.
Call Number: FIC McM
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Winner
Adam O'Fallon Price
Description: Thirty-one years after workers first broke ground, the magnificent Hotel Neversink in the Catskills finally opens to the public. Then a young boy disappears. This mysterious vanishing--and the ones that follow--will brand the lives of three generations over the course of this novel. At the root of it all is Asher Sikorky, the ambitious and ruthless patriarch whose purchase of the hotel in 1931 set a haunting legacy into motion. His daughter Jeanie sees the Hotel Neversink into its most lucrative era, but also its darkest. Decades later, Asher's grandchildren grapple with the family's heritage in their own ways: Len fights to keep the failing, dilapidated hotel alive, and Alice sets out to finally uncover the murderer's identity. Told by an unforgettable chorus of Sikorsky family members--a matriarch, a hotel maid, a traveling comedian, the hotel detective, and many others--The Hotel Neversink is the gripping portrait of a Jewish family in the Catskills over the course of a century. With an unerring eye and with prose both comic and tragic, Adam O'Fallon Price details one man's struggle for greatness, no matter the cost, and a long-held family secret that threatens to undo it all.
Call Number: FIC Pri
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2020
Winner
Axton Betz-Hamilton
Description: In a powerful memoir, identity theft expert Betz-Hamilton tells the shocking and unsettling story of her family, betrayal, and deceit. Convinced that the thief had to be someone they knew, Axton and her parents completely cut off the outside world, isolating themselves from friends and family. Betz-Hamilton spent her formative years crippled by anxiety; her mother became paranoid, consumed by how others perceived the family. Herself a victim of the identity thief, her credit ruined, Betz-Hamilton vowed to find the thief who broke the unwritten rules of love, protection, and family. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: 364.163 Bet
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Edwin Hill
Description: "Hester Thursby has given up using her research skills to trace people who don't want to be found. A traumatic case a few months ago unearthed a string of violent crimes, and left Hester riddled with self-doubt and guilt. Caring for a four-year-old is responsibility enough in a world filled with terrors Hester never could have imagined before. Finisterre Island, off the coast of Maine, is ruggedly beautiful and remote--the kind of place tourists love to visit, though rarely for long. But not everyone who comes to the island is welcome. A dilapidated Victorian house has become home to a group of squatters and junkies, and strangers have a habit of bringing trouble with them. A young boy disappeared during the summer, and though he was found safely, the incident stirred suspicion among locals. Now another child is missing. Summoned to the island by a cryptic text, Hester discovers a community cleaning up from a devastating storm--and uncovers a murder. Soon Hester begins to connect the crime and the missing children. And as she untangles the secrets at the center of the small community, she finds grudges and loyalties that run deep, poised to converge with a force that will once again shake her convictions about the very nature of right and wrong "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Hil
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Description: "Law student Rachel North will tell you, without hesitation, what she knows to be true. She's smart, she's a hard worker, she does the right thing, she's successfully married to a faithful and devoted husband, a lion of Boston's defense bar, and her internship with the Boston DA's office is her ticket to a successful future. Problem is--she's wrong. And in this cat and mouse game--the battle for justice becomes a battle for survival. The Murder List is a new standalone suspense novel in the tradition of Lisa Scottoline and B. A. Paris from award-winning author and reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Rya
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Mo Moulton
Description: Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957) was a renowned crime novelist who achieved fame and fortune during a period that Mo Moulton calls 'the day after the revolution.' In a time when just as many doors were closed to women as open, Sayers found professional success with her Lord Peter Wimsey novels. Yet she never could have done it without the cohort of women she met at university--all of whom would go on to challenge societal norms and fight for equality of opportunity in their own way. In 1912, Sayers and five friends founded a writing group at Somerville College, Oxford and called themselves the 'Mutual Admiration Society.' These women were also sheltered and chaperoned, barred from receiving degrees despite taking classes and passing exams. Within a few short years, WWI rapidly expanded the rights and opportunities available to women, including the right to vote (1918) and access to the professions (1919). In October 1920, members of the MAS returned to Oxford to receive full degrees. This book follows these six women as they navigate the complexities of adulthood, work, intimacy, and sex in Interwar England. Sayers was intimately intertwined with the members of the MAS, and together they fought their way into modernity.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 823.09 Say
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Winner
Carol Goodman
Description: When Alice gets off a bus in the middle of a snowstorm in Delphi, NY, she is fleeing an abusive relationship and desperate to protect ten-year-old Oren. Though Alice is wary, Oren bonds nearly instantly with Mattie, a social worker in her fifties who lives in an enormous run-down house in the middle of the woods. Mattie is the person the hotline always calls when they need a late-night pickup. According to protocol Mattie should take Alice and Oren to a local shelter, but instead takes them to her house. Oren reminds her of her little brother, who died thirty years ago. As the snowstorm worsens around them, each woman's past will prove itself unburied, stirring up threats both within and without. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: LP FIC Goo
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Peter Heller
Description: "Wynn and Jack have been best friends since freshman orientation, bonded by their shared love of mountains, books, and fishing. Wynn is a gentle giant, a Vermont kid never happier than when his feet are in the water. Jack is more rugged, raised on a ranch in Colorado where sleeping under the stars and cooking on a fire came as naturally to him as breathing. When they decide to canoe the Maskwa River in northern Canada, they anticipate long days of leisurely paddles and picking blueberries and nights of stargazing and reading paperback Westerns. But a wildfire making its way across the forest adds unexpected urgency to the journey. When they hear a man and woman arguing on the fog-shrouded riverbank and decide to warn them about the fire, their search for the pair turns up nothing and no one. But: The next day a man appears on the river, paddling alone. Is this the man they heard? And, if he is, where is the woman?"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hel
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Sujata Massey
Description: "India, 1922: It is rainy season in the lush, remote Satara mountains southeast of Bombay, where the kingdom of Satapur is tucked away. A curse seems to have fallen upon Satapur's royal family, whose maharaja died of a sudden illness shortly before his teenage son was struck down in a tragic accident. The kingdom is now ruled by an agent of the British Raj on behalf of Satapur's two maharanis, the dowager queen and the maharaja's widow. The royal ladies are in dispute over the education of the young crown prince, and a lawyer's council is required--but the maharanis live in purdah and do not speak to men. Just one person can help them: Perveen Mistry, India's only female lawyer. Perveen is determined to bring peace to the royal house and make a sound recommendation for the young prince's future, but knows she is breaking a rule by traveling alone as a woman into the remote countryside. And she arrives to find that the Satapur palace is full of cold-blooded power plays and ancient vendettas. Too late, she realizes she has walked into a trap. But whose? And how can she protect the royal children from the palace's deadly curse?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mas
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Lara Prescott
Description: At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where no one dare publish it, and help Pasternak's magnum opus make its way into print around the world. Glamorous and sophisticated Sally Forrester is a seasoned spy who has honed her gift for deceit all over the world--using her magnetism and charm to pry secrets out of powerful men. Irina is a complete novice, and under Sally's tutelage quickly learns how to blend in, make drops, and invisibly ferry classified documents.
Call Number: FIC Pre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Winner
Elly Griffiths, Sarah Feathers, Anjana Vasan, Esther Wane, Andrew Wincott
Description: Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school English teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R.M. Holland, she teaches a course on it every year. But when one of Clare's colleagues and closest friends is found dead, with a line from R.M. Holland's most famous story, "The Stranger," left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her life collide with the storylines of her favorite literature. To make matters worse, the police suspect the killer is someone Clare knows. Unsure whom to trust, she turns to her closest confidant, her diary, the only outlet she has for her darkest suspicions and fears about the case. Then one day she notices something odd. Writing that isn't hers, left on the page of an old diary: 'Hallo Clare. You don't know me.' Clare becomes more certain than ever: The Stranger" has come to terrifying life. But can the ending be rewritten in time?
Call Number: FIC Gri
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Greg (Gregory Steven) Howard
Description: "Eleven-year-old Riley's mom has disappeared and Riley knows that if he leaves tributes for the whispers, magical fairies that grant wishes, his mom will come back to him"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC How
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
John Vercher
Description: "Pittsburgh, 1995. The son of a black father he's never known, and a white mother he sometimes wishes he didn't, twenty-two year-old Bobby Saraceno has passed for white his entire life. Raised by his bigoted maternal grandfather, Bobby has hidden the truth about his identity from everyone, even his best friend and fellow comic-book geek, Aaron, who has just returned home from prison a newly radicalized white supremacist. Bobby's disparate worlds crash when, during the night of their reunion, Bobby witnesses Aaron mercilessly assault a young black man with a brick. Fearing for his safety and his freedom, Bobby must keep the secret of his mixed race from Aaron and conceal his unwitting involvement in the crime from the police. But Bobby's delicate house of cards crumbles when his father enters his life after more than twenty years, forcing his past to collide with his present."--Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Ver
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Emma Rowley
Description: "My name is Kate. I volunteer at a local charity--young people who have run away from home call me, and I pass on messages to their loved ones, no questions asked. I don't get many phone calls, and those I do are usually short and vague, or pranks. But this morning a girl named Sophie called. I'm supposed to contact her parents to let them know their child is safe. The problem is, Sophie isn't safe. And Sophie is my daughter"--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Row
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Leah Thomas
Description: "In Samsboro, Kentucky, Kalyn Spence's name is inseparable from the brutal murder her father committed when he was a teenager. Forced to return to town, Kalyn must attend school under a pseudonym . . . or face the lingering anger of Samsboro's citizens, who refuse to forget the crime. Gus Peake has never had the luxury of redefining himself. A Samsboro native, he's either known as the "disabled kid" because of his cerebral palsy, or as the kid whose dad was murdered. Gus just wants to be known as himself. When Gus meets Kalyn, her frankness is refreshing, and they form a deep friendship. Until their families' pasts emerge. And when the accepted version of the truth is questioned, Kalyn and Gus are caught in the center of a national uproar. Can they break free from a legacy of inherited lies and chart their own paths forward?"
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
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