Inspector of the Dead by David Morrell. The year is 1855 and as the Crimean war rages the British losses cause the fall of the government. As the Empire teeters , along comes one of the most idiosyncratic personalities of Victorian England, opium-eater Thomas De Quincy, tracking a killer targeting prominent Londoners. De Quincey comes to the conclusion that the ultimate victim will be Victoria herself.
The President’s Shadow by Brad Meltzer. It appears
that Ward Beecher has an ordinary job working with the National Archives but he has a much more important mission. He is a member of the Culper Ring, a secret society formed by George Washington. The current President needs the Culper Ring’s
help after a severed arm is discovered buried in the White House Rose Garden. The trail leads Beecher to one of our
country’s greatest secrets.
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume. It is 1987
and Miri Ammerman has returned to her home town of
Elizabeth, New Jersey to commemorate the worst year of her life. In 1952, thirty five years earlier when she was fifteen and in love for the first time, a succession of plane crashes devastated her community. Blume paints a vivid portrait of the early 50’s: its love and friendships, its fads and music, A-Bomb hysteria and rumors of the communist threat. Blume uses actual events that she experienced to remind us that from one generation to another life goes on.
The Precipice: a novel by Paul Doiron. Maine Game Warden Mike Bowditch joins the desperate search for two female hikers who have disappeared on a
remote stretch of the Appalachian Trail. Eventually two corpses are found, their bones picked clean by increasingly aggressive coyotes. Soon Maine is panicked by the fear of killer coyotes but Mike’s girlfriend wildlife biologist Stacey Stevens insists that the scavengers are being wrongly blamed. She believes that there is a two legged murderer loose and when Stacey disappears the search turns personal.
Gun street girl : a Detective Sean Duffy novel / by
Adrian McKinty. Sean Duffy, a Catholic policeman in the
Protestant RUC at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, finds himself demoted and demoralized. Then a suicide investigation that looks more and more like a homicide leads him back into conflict with his superiors, mysterious Americans and gun runners. Excellent narration by Gerard Doyle. Also on MP3.
The Wright Brothers / David McCullough. Orville and Wilbur Wright changed the world when they took flight. This biography by a master of historical writing looks at the lives of the two geniuses before and after the triumphant day.
A god in ruins : a novel / Kate Atkinson.
A companion to the author’s Life after Life, this is the story of Ursula’s brother
Teddy. A bomber pilot during WWII, and husband, father,and grandfather after, the story skips through his life adding up to a sometimes beautiful, sometimes heartbreaking whole. The narration by Alex Jennings suits the story perfectly.
Sephora Golding always imagined when she was child, that she was a beloved character in her mother’s fairytale. Now being sixteen she realizes her fairytale is more Grimm, than Disney, living in the shadows of her beautiful mother. She’s tired of being in the shadows and wants to make the fairytale her own. Then she meets Felix, and the fairytale takes a turn she never would have imagined.
This story is based on a wildly popular YouTube channel. You will learn the secrets of Sunshine, the adorable dork, who lives in a haunted house. This story is much deeper than a devoted viewer can ever imagine.
Starting a new life in Metropolis, army brat Lois Lane is determined to fit in. Having her family move around a lot, she has seen many things. Lois wants to stay quiet at her new school, but she can already see that this is going to be hard to do. Warheads, a group of students, is making life miserable for another girl. Using the high-tech immersive videogame they all play, they are somehow messing with her mind. Lois wants to solve the mystery, with the help of a guy online – SmallvilleGuy.