Monday, 25 March 2013

New fiction titles for April

The following titles are now available for you to request:

Maya’s notebook Isabel Allende
Hit David Baldacci
Death of yesterday M.C. Beaton
Grace and Mary Melvyn Bragg
Marrying season Candace Camp
World of other people Steven Carroll
Daddy’s gone a-hunting Mary Higgins Clark
Manuscript found in Accra Paulo Coelho
Jimmy and the crawler Raymond E Feist
Herald of the storm Richard Ford
Wild girl Kate Forsyth
Third kingdom Terry Goodkind
Affliction Laurell K Hamilton
Poppet Mo Hayder
Taking Eve Iris Johansen
Born of fury Sherrilyn Kenyon
Man without breath Philip Kerr
Wedding night Sophie Kinsella
Deeply odd Dean Koontz
And then she fell Stephanie Laurens
Delicate truth John LeCarre
Nightshade Stephen Leather
Golden egg Donna Leon
Dangerous refuge Elizabeth Lowell
Starting now Debbie Macomber
Saving Grace Fiona McCallum
French promise Fiona McIntosh
Murder as a fine art David Morrell
Weeping girl Hakan Nesser
Raven girl Audrey Niffenegger
Blind justice Anne Perry
Mystery woman Amanda Quick
Shadow year Hannah Richell
Paris Edward Rutherford
Tides of memory Sidney Sheldon
Big brother Lionel Shriver
Wayward wife Jessica Stirling
Mortal lock Andrew Vachss
Ashford affair Lauren Willig
Art of war David Wingrove

Visit our catalogue to place your hold or visit one of our branches and ask staff for assistance or recommendations. Remember, all holds are free of charge.


Monday, 18 March 2013

A little sample of new Large Print titles

Now available to borrow or reserve

Chick Lit
Friends and Rivals by Tilly Bagshawe
General Fiction
The Little Village School by Gervase Phinn
The skeleton in the Closet by M.C. Beaton
When the Devil Drives by Chris Brookmyre
Agony of the Leaves by Laura Child
Never Say Pie: a pie shop mystery by Carol Culver
Dick Francis’s Gamble by Felix Frances
Beastly Things by Donna Leon
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith
The Secret Mistress by Mary Balogh
Yvonne goes to York by M.C. Beaton
Seduced by Grace by Jennifer Blake
Dangerous in Diamonds by Madeline Hunter
A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James
Shameless by Anne Stuart
The Race by Clive Cussler
Tuesday’s Gone by Nicci French
The Sixth Man by David Baldacci
The Fifth Witness by Michael Connolly
Before the Poison by Peter Robinson
Buffalo Stampede by Zane Grey
How to be a bad bird watcher by Simon Barnes
Michael Douglas: a Biography by Marc Eliot
Poppy Day by Amanda Prowse
Let’s Preserve It by Beryl Wood

Plus new MP3 Talking Books
The Daughters of Mars by Tom Keneally
Scatter the Stars by Di Morrissey
Far Horizon by Tony Park
Fifty Bales of Hay by Rachael Treasure
are also available to download
through BorrowBox

Want to know more? Library staff can help or visit our catalogue to place a hold.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Bleed for me by Michael Robotham

It’s been a packed filled holiday with lots of activity and of course, reading.

One of the best books I have read this last few weeks is Michael Robotham’s Bleed for me.  Definitely a thrilling crime mystery.  With great prose, and a multi-layered, storyline set in England I thoroughly enjoyed the style that Robotham brings to the novel. The characters are bright, funny. Ideas are entertaining and psychological insights are there too.

Summarising the plot we have the hero, psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, whose career in Bath, England, is forever getting sidetracked by problems with health, women, children, cops, and a blood-soaked neighbourhood girl who appears on his doorstep. His attempts to help her by exploring her memories parallel the steps in a criminal investigation and, in fact, lead to a nasty assortment of child abusers, sexual predators, and a blackmailer. Sounds grim, but the effect is exhilarating.
And yes, it's also one rollercoaster crime story, with suspense, chases, deductions, and startling revelations in the last pages.


Place hold

Monday, 4 March 2013

The one hundred year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

The title is a bit of a mouthful but says it all.

Allan Karlsson is the man, a resident in a nursing home faced with a celebratory party to which the mayor and the media will be invited. But Allan can’t be bothered with the hoo-ha and on impulse decides to climb out the window and disappear.

The book chronicles his adventures after he takes off, on a whim again, with a suitcase full of drug money entrusted to him by the owner who needed to go to the gents at the bus station. Inefficient criminals and incompetent police are soon after him even as Allan becomes an efficient serial killer.

Parallel to the current story set in 2005 is a retrospective of our hero’s life from 1905 to the present where he played a pivotal part in key events of the twentieth century. Read how he helped make the atom bomb, and became friends with American presidents, Russian tyrants and Chinese leaders.

History lessons delivered in a humorous vein, tips on how to age disgracefully, I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel from Jonas Jonasson which makes a nice change from the usual Nordic gloom.