RESTLESS IN THE GRAVE

When aviation entrepreneur Finn Grant dies in the fiery crash of his Piper Super Cub, state trooper Liam Campbell has reason to believe it’s sabotage. Virtually everyone in southwestern Alaska has a motive including Grant’s betrayed wife, his bullied children, and even Liam’s own wife, bush pilot Wyanet Chouinard. With few places to turn, Liam seeks outside help from the friend of a friend a private investigator named Kate Shugak. Working undercover as a waitress at Bill’s Bar and Grill in Newenham, Kate learns over beer and burgers that Grant’s business had expanded meteorically. After buying a closed Air Force base from the government, he ran a fixed-base operation for fishing, hunting, and flight-seeing, as well as a lucrative air freight service. But what kind of freight was he moving, and where? The answers lead Kate on her most challenging case yet, from the fateful wreckage to family secrets to full-scale conspiracy and beyond.

AUTHOR: DANA STABENOW

TITLE: RESTLESS IN THE GRAVE

GENRE: Mystery

THE SAFE MAN

Brian Holloway is a safe man like his father before him.That is, his specialty is opening safes. Every job is a little mystery, and he has yet to encounter a lock he can’t break or a box he can’t crack. But the day Holloway gets called in to open a rare, antique safe in a famous author’s library, his skills open a door that should have remained closed.

AUTHOR: MICHAEL CONNELLY

TITLE: THE SAFE MAN

GENRE: Thriller, Mystery

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THREE CAN KEEP A SECRET

Joe Gunther and his team the Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI) are usually called in on major cases by local Vermont enforcement whenever they need expertise and back-up. But after the state is devastated by Hurricane Irene, the police from one end of the state are taxed to their limits, leaving Joe Gunther involved in an odd, seemingly unrelated series of cases.

In the wake of the hurricane, a seventeen year old gravesite is exposed, revealing a coffin that had been filled with rocks instead of the expected remains.At the same time, an old, retired state politician turns up dead at his high-end nursing home, in circumstances that leave investigators unsure that he wasn’t murdered. And a patient who calls herself The Governor has walked away from a state mental facility during the post-hurricane flood. It turns out that she was indeed once “Governor for a Day,” over forty years ago, but that she might have also been falsely committed and drugged to keep her from revealing something that she saw all those years ago. Amidst the turmoil and the disaster relief, it’s up to Joe Gunther and his team to learn what really happened with the two corpses one missing and what secret “The Governor” might have still locked in her brain that links them all.

AUTHOR: ARCHER MAYOR

TITLE: THREE CAN KEEP A SECRET

GENRE: Mystery

SUICIDE RUN

The apparent suicide of a beautiful young starlet turns out to be much more sinister than it seems. In “Cielo Azul,” Bosch is haunted by a long-ago closed case the murder of a teenage girl who was never identified. As her killer sits on death row, Bosch tries one last time to get the answers he has sought for years. In “One Dollar Jackpot,” Bosch works the murder of a professional poker player whose skills have made her more than one enemy.

AUTHOR: MICHAEL CONNELLY

TITLE: SUICIDE RUN

GENRE: Mystery

SUDDEN VACANCIES

Guests have come to expect the best when staying at the Paradise Hotel. Normally a safe haven and a popular place for relaxation and recreation, things have changed dramatically. Lately, its sense of security is shattered. A murderer is lurking inside the hotel. As the murders continue, it’s up to Detective Young to decipher the conflicting information, uncover the secrets, and see through the lies of everyone at the hotel.

AUTHOR: JAMES KIPLING

TITLE: SUDDEN VACANCIES

GENRE: Suspense, Crime, Mystery

THE RETURN OF SAMI

When an undercover agent tracking domestic jihadists is found murdered, it’s troubling enough for Bruno’s beloved village. But when this is followed by the return of Sami, a local autistic youth thought lost to Islamic extremism, provincial St. Denis suddenly becomes a front line in the global war on terror. Abducted and exploited for his technological genius in Afghanistan, Sami has used his talents to gather invaluable stores of al-Qaeda intel but as an international tribunal descends to begin an exhaustive debrief, it becomes clear Sami’s former handlers are far from ready to relinquish him.

Now the same jihadists who killed the agent aim to silence Sami, and as the eyes of the intelligence world turn toward his case, Bruno must scramble to track down the terrorists before they exact their own justice. As if things aren’t complicated enough, Bruno finds himself contending with the mixed, alluring signals of one of the high-ranking U.S. intelligence officers on Sami’s case, even while juggling the affections of his neighbor and sometime lover. Add to that a member of the tribunal with dangerous skeletons in his closet, the mysterious history of two Jewish siblings who claim to have been sheltered locally from the Nazis during World War II, and a high-profile philanthropist whose presence in St. Denis seems to be attracting attention from the jihadists, and it’s all almost enough to absent Bruno from the village’s wine festival.

AUTHOR: 

TITLE: THE CHILDREN RETURN

GENRE: Mystery, Crime

SPEAKING IN BONES

Hazel “Lucky” Strike a strident amateur detective who mines the Internet for cold cases comes to Brennan with a tape recording of an unknown girl being held prisoner and terrorized. Strike is convinced the voice is that of eighteen-year-old Cora Teague, who went missing more than three years earlier. Strike is also certain that the teenager’s remains are gathering dust in Temperance Brennan’s lab. Brennan has doubts about working with a self-styled websleuth.

But when the evidence seems to add up, Brennan’s next stop is the treacherous backwoods where the chilling recording and maybe Cora Teague’s bones were discovered. Her forensic field trip only turns up more disturbing questions along with gruesome proof of more untimely deaths. While local legends of eerie nocturnal phenomena and sinister satanic cults abound, it’s a zealous and secretive religious sect that has Brennan spooked and struggling to separate the saints from the sinners. But there’s nothing, including fire and brimstone, that can distract her from digging up the truth and taking down a killer even as Brennan finds herself in a place where angels fear to tread, devils demand their due, and she may be damned no matter what.

AUTHOR: KATHY REICHS

TITLE: SPEAKING IN BONES

GENRE: Detective, Crime, Mystery

TITLE: SPEAKING IN BONES

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A DEVIL IS WAITING

The President is coming to London, but not to an entirely warm welcome. A fanatical mullah is offering a blessing to anyone who will assassinate the President, and though most London Muslims think the mullah has crossed the line, a few think otherwise.Urgently, Sean Dillon, General Charles Ferguson, and the rest of the small band known as the “Prime Minister’s private army” are called in, augmented by an extraordinary new recruit, an intelligence captain and Afghan war hero named Sara Gideon. She has her own deep contacts, but the more she investigates, the more she discovers herself in a very dark place indeed. For the assassination plan is only the beginning. . . .

AUTHOR: JACK HIGGINS

TITLE: A DEVIL IS WAITING

GENRE: Thriller, Action, Crime

 

ONE OF THOSE DAYS BY WHITNEY HOUSTON ( THROW BACK THURSDAY )

Na na, na na na na
C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, ohh
Ohh, this is just for me
Na na, na na na, na na, na na na

Kick off my shoes and relax my feet
Hit the kitchen grab a bite to eat
Now, it’s been one of those crazy weeks
And I gotta do somethin’ special for me

See, hit the salon get a mani and a pedi
Have a massage, get a sip and then I’m ready
Gotta take time out
And all my real ladies know what I’m talkin’ about, sing

Ooh, baby, baby
You don’t know what I’ve been going through
Sing it again now, ooh, baby, baby
It’s obvious to see exactly what I need

One of those days
When the sun is shinin’ bright
And my life is going right
And the simple things are not wasted

One of those days
When you’re cruisin’ in your car
An’ you might just see the stars
And it’s warm outside and beautiful, oh yeah

Tonight, it’s all about me
Just wanna set my body free
Never mind the TV
Tonight, I’ll just let a little TV watch me

Light the candles, aroma therapy
Hot tub bubbles surrounding me
Mr. Big is in the background
The “Isley Brothers” gonna hold it down, sing

Ooh, baby, baby
You don’t know what I’ve been going through
Sing it for me now
Ooh, baby, baby
It’s obvious to see exactly what I need

One of those days
When the sun is shinin’ bright
And my life is going right
And the simple things are not wasted

One of those days
When you’re cruising in your car
An’ you might just see the stars
And it’s warm outside and beautiful

One of those days
When the sun is shinin’ bright
And my life is going right
And the simple things are not wasted

One of those days
When you’re cruising in your car
An’ you might just see the stars
And it’s warm outside and beautiful, oh yeah

Hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello, hello
I need one of those days
You don’t know how, ooh, ooh, ooh

One of those days
When the sun is shinin’ bright
And my life is going right
And the simple things are not wasted

One of those days
When you’re cruising in your car
An’ you might just see the stars
And it’s warm outside and beautiful

One of those days
When the sun is shinin’ bright
And my life is going right
And the simple things are not wasted

One of those days
When you’re cruising in your car
An’ you might just see the stars
And it’s warm outside and beautiful, oh yeah

THE WORLD WE LIVE IN NOW

YOUR FAITH IN GOD