Recently Added Staff Picks

212 by Alafair Burke

“Burke’s third white-knuckle thriller finds NYPD Det. Ellie Hatcher and her partner, J.J. Rogan, investigating the murder of NYU student Megan Gunther, who’s the target of threatening posts on a college gossip Web site… Burke expertly weaves real-life headlines into her plot—particularly the Craig’s List Killer and the slew of recent political scandals—without ever sacrificing originality.”  (From Publishers Weekly)

Recommended By: John Shea, Library Page

The Day After Tomorrow by Allan Folsom

“In a Paris cafe, American surgeon Paul Osborn looks across the room and spots the man who murdered his father thirty years before. In London, a grizzled L.A. homicide cop named McVey joins Scotland Yard to unravel the mystery of a severed head and seven headless corpses. Neither American knows the link between the long-ago killing and the recent murders. But Paul’s obsession to catch his father’s killer will send him careening across Europe at breakneck speed, his life in the balance, his heart in the hands of a beautiful woman who may be his lover-or his downfall…”  (From the Publisher)

Recommended By: Ali Tirmazi, Library Clerk

The Girl Next Door by Elizabeth Noble

“For Eve, home is far away in England since she and her husband relocated to an apartment building on New York’s Upper East Side. Violet has lived in the building for decades, but she’s always kept herself apart, until Eve’s loneliness touches her heart. Jason in apartment 6A is no longer sure he loves his wife, but he’s head over heels for Rachel in 6B. What they all have in common is an address, but it is also a home where their lives and secrets intertwine. ”  (From the Publisher)

Recommended By: Susan Santa, Health Reference Librarian

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

“When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family…The Kitchen House is a tragic story of page-turning suspense, exploring the meaning of family, where love and loyalty prevail.”  (From the Publisher)

Recommended By: Pam Martin, Head of Adult Programming & Rosemarie Germaine, Senior Library Clerk

 

The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly

“Connelly hits it out of the park with one of the best thrillers of the year. Seasoned reporter Jack McEvoy has just been laid off from his job at the Los Angeles Times and—to add insult to injury—is assigned to train his replacement, a precocious young woman who will work for half his salary with none of his experience. But McEvoy will not go gently into the land of the downsized…”  (From Publishers Weekly)

Recommended By: Jackie Ranaldo, Readers’ Services Librarian

– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

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