Dec. 24-25 - All libraries closed for Christmas.
"Prosecutor Dani Fox has handled some gruesome homicide cases, but her investigation into the brutal murder of a local Mafia capo's daughter goes from tricky to downright dangerous. Although the victim has ties to the New Jersey Mafia, she was also secretly engaged in an affair with someone from a rival New York crime family. As if squaring off against two powerful crime families weren't enough, Dani suspects that the murder is more than a simple crime of passion, and getting to the bottom of this grisly homicide puts Dani and her long-term boyfriend, Will, in harm's way"--Provided by publisher.
"It's 1983 in Berkeley, California. Twenty-year-old Allie Dodgson is a straitlaced college student working part-time at a dress shop to make ends meet. But when the shop turns out to be a front for a dangerous drug-dealing business, Allie finds herself on the lam, speeding toward Los Angeles in her best friend's Prelude with a Wonder Bread bag full of cocaine riding shotgun and a hit man named Vice Versa on her tail."--P.  of cover.
In this guide for library managers, leaders, and administrators, Blake, outreach coordinator for the PEARL Project at the University of North Texas, outlines the entire community outreach process, from assessing community needs through developing action plans and assessing their effectiveness.
Kit doesn't know who his mother is. What he does know, however, is that his father, Guy, is dying of cancer. Feeling his death is imminent, Guy gathers around him his oldest friends - or at least the friends with the most to lose by his death. But what will happen to Kit when Guy is gone? And why isn't Kit's mother in the picture? As the friends reunite for Guy's last days, old jealousies, affairs and lies come to light as Kit watches on.
Who is in Coma Suite Number 5? A matchless lover? A supreme egotist? A selfless martyr? A bad mother? A cherished sister? A selfish wife? All of these. For this is Silvia Shute, who has always done exactly what she wants, until now, when her life suddenly, shockingly stops. Her past holds a terrible secret, and now that she is unconscious in a hospital bed, her constant stream of visitors are set to uncover the mystery of her broken life. Meanwhile she must lie there, victim of the beloveds, the borings, the babblings and the plain bonkers. Like it or not, the truth is about to pay Silvia a visit. Again, and again and again...
Best friends Sarah and Jennifer kept a ''Never List'', a list of things they would never do, for safety reasons. But one night, despite the list, they accept a cab ride from a seedy driver. A ride that would leave them trapped in a cellar by a sadist hell bent on torturing them. Ten years later, Sarah struggles to resume a normal life and to deal with the guilt of Jennifer dying in the cellar. And when Sarah's abductor comes up for parole, Sarah decides to confront her fears once and for all.
"Welcome to the Rest In Peace Department--the devoted, yet dead, officers of divine law enforcement "patrolling the deadbeat...reporting to one boss." Yep--that boss. Nick Cruz was murdered by an unknown assailant, at the height of his personal and professional life. Now he's traded one hundred years of service to the R.I.P.D. in exchange for a shot at finding the one who killed him. Unfortunately, his search will take him to hell and back--literally!"--Provided by publisher.
On a deceptively quiet Minneapolis evening, Detective Lucas Davenport is summoned to one of the most heinous homicide scenes he's ever encountered. Two elderly women have been brutally bludgeoned inside their home, with only a few valuable yet common stolen items indicating the killer's sinister motives. Introduces investigator Virgil Flowers as a supporting character.
The author, who began sharing his open letters to his noisy upstairs neighbors (two impossibly ditzy single women in their twenties) on Twitter, breaks out of the 140-character limit and imagines what would happen if he put the wisdom of these girls to the test.
"Harlow's designs will be featured in a big magazine spread, but she only has a few days to finalize her collection. Plus she's busy helping to plan her mother's upcoming wedding, playing host to her old friend Orphie, and avoiding a competitive Dallas designer set on stealing Harlow's ideas. Harlow's making it all work--until someone breaks into Buttons & Bows and the rival designer is found dead. But when a near miss makes it clear that Orphie could be the next victim, Harlow will have to untangle the threads of evidence if she wants to save her friend, her mother's wedding, and her business from becoming fashion road kill..."--P.  of cover.
Presents thirty designs for beadwork jewelry incorporating soutache, or decorative fabric braids, and includes tips on stitching soutache, securing crystals on a work, and backing the beadwork.
When CEO Nathaniel West, a skilled dominant, is looking for a new submissive, Abby King agrees to play the part and although Abby finds fulfillment in her new experiences, she realizes that Nathaniel can only remain cold and distant.
Questlove tells his own story while tackling some of the lates, the greats, the fakes, the philosophers, the heavyweights and the true originals of the music world.
1840. When Emma Davis reads the words of Isaiah 6:8 in her room at a Georgia women's college, she understands her true calling: to become a missionary. It is a leap of faith that sweeps her away to Africa in an odyssey of personal discovery, tremendous hardship, and profound transformation.
Veterinarian and animal behaviorist Virga outlines a series of case studies with domestic and exotic animals that demonstrate how perceiving the world from the perspectives of animals can enrich human appreciation for life, improve relationships and reorder personal values.
Glenn Hubbard and Tim Kane present a bold, sweeping account of why powerful nations and civilizations break down under the heavy burden of economic imbalance.
What should have been a routine prisoner pickup turns ugly for Longarm when the young offender's father has no intention of letting his son go to Denver for trial, putting a bounty on the lawman's head.
"In the fall of 1984 life-long friends Jamie Anderson and Rod Coleman reunite for a backpacking trip to their favorite high country lake in the Colorado Rockies. The following four days will change their lives forever"--From publisher description.
"... about a terrorist's nuclear threat to blow up the White House. Alexandra James, devoted reporter for the New England Examiner, is attractive, exceptionally smart, an experienced high-end shoe shopper, and used to getting what she wants. When she is assigned to cover the death of a Harvard student doing his year abroad, the whirlwind investigation takes her to Cambridge, London, and then to Washington. The globe-trotting adventures suit her well, as Alex has always been able to talk her way into anywhere, sleep with anyone she fancies, and both out-drink and out-shop her demons. But when the circumstances surrounding the student's death point to something more nefarious than a suicide, Alex the hunter soon becomes Alex the hunted. And she must race to find a dangerous killer before she becomes the next victim"-- Provided by publisher.