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Week of October 29, 2012

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Week of October 29, 2012

V IS FOR VENGEANCE is a spiderweb of dangerous relationships.

In ELEGY FOR EDDIE: A Maisie Dobbs Novel, Maisie Dobbs takes on her most personal case yet: a twisting investigation into the brutal killing of a street peddler that will take her from the working-class neighborhoods of her childhood into London’s highest circles of power.

The Darkening Field by William Ryan - Historical Mystery
It is 1937, and Captain Alexei Korolev of Criminal Investigation Division of the Moscow Militia is bound for Odessa after the suspicious suicide of a loyal young party member who supposedly had an illicit intimate relationship with the party director. 
Down the Darkest Road by Tami Hoag - Thriller


In the third installment of her Oak Knoll series, Tami Hoag explores the early days of forensic police work through FBI agent Vince Leone's pioneering, science-based investigatory skills.

Elegy for Eddie: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear - Historical Mystery

Maisie Dobbs takes on her most personal case yet: a twisting investigation into the brutal killing of a street peddler that will take her from the working-class neighborhoods of her childhood into London’s highest circles of power.

The Great Leader by Jim Harrison - Mystery


On the verge of retirement, Detective Sunderson begins to investigate a hedonistic cult. At first, the self-declared Great Leader seems merely a harmless oddball, but as Sunderson and his 16-year-old sidekick dig deeper, they find him more intelligent and sinister than they realized.

Hotel Vendome by Danielle Steel - Fiction


Danielle Steel’s new novel invites readers into the ultra-glamorous world of a five-star New York hotel, and brings to vivid life the man who builds it as his dream, the girl who grows up in its loving embrace, and the colorful guests and staff who make its magic complete.

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley - Historical Mystery


The precocious Flavia de Luce must solve a murder that took place while the entire village gathered to see a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern being filmed at the de Luces’ decaying English estate.

Need You Now by James Grippando - Thriller


When big-city life threatens the safety of one of their children, Brad and Darlene Henderson move with their three teenagers from Houston to the tiny town of Round Top, Texas, where adjusting is difficult for the entire family.  Darlene takes a job outside the home for the first time in their marriage, and when the widowed father of one of Darlene's students starts paying more attention to her than is appropriate, Darlene needs God more than ever.

Prince of Ravenscar: A Sherbrooke Novel by Catherine Coulter - Fiction

Nicholas Monroe is feeling pressure from his family to remarry. But the mysterious death of his first wife still hangs over his head. Her brother, Richard, believes Nicholas is responsible for her death. When Richard finally confronts Nicholas, long-held secrets threaten to resurface --- despite someone's desperate effort to keep them buried.

Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History by Robert Hughes - History


Starting on a personal note, Robert Hughes takes us to the Rome he first encountered as a hungry 21-year-old fresh from Australia in 1959. He then takes us back more than 2,000 years to the city's foundation, one mired in mythologies and superstitions that would inform Rome's development for centuries.

Stealing Mona Lisa by Carson Morton - Historical Mystery


What happens when you mix a Parisian street orphan, a hot-tempered Spanish forger, a beautiful American pickpocket, an unloved wife, and one priceless painting?

V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton - Mystery

A woman with a murky past who kills herself --- or was it murder? A dying old man cared for by the son he pummeled mercilessly. A lovely woman whose life is about to splinter into a thousand fragments. A professional shoplifting ring racking up millions in stolen goods. A brutal and unscrupulous gangster. A wandering husband, rich and powerful. A spoiled kid awash in gambling debt thinking he can beat the system. A lonely widower mourning the death of his lover, desperate for answers that may be worse than the pain of his loss. An elegant but ruthless businessman whose dealings are definitely outside the law: the spider at the center of the web.

We Got Him!: A Memoir of the Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein by Steve Russell - Memoir

Here is the riveting account of the six-month manhunt that ended at a hole on the bank of the Tigris River, and the blow-by-blow plays of the actual raids that netted Saddam Hussein. 

The Wedding Quilt: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini - Fiction


Sarah McClure arrived at Elm Creek Manor as a newlywed, never suspecting that her quilting lessons with master quilter Sylvia Bergstrom Compson would inspire the successful and enduring business Elm Creek Quilts, whose members have nurtured a circle of friendship spanning generations. THE WEDDING QUILT opens as the wedding day of Sarah's daughter Caroline approaches.

When Elves Attack: A Joyous Christmas Greeting from the Criminal Nutbars of the Sunshine State by Tim Dorsey - Fiction


Tim Dorsey offers the perfect antidote for all those sappy feel-good holiday stories with this zany blockbuster extravaganza in which his wonderfully deranged serial killer Floridaphile delivers his special brand of Christmas cheer.