Fiction Follies: April 2007

Fiction Follies is a monthly newsletter containing a selection of NEW fiction added to the collection of the Sutherland Shire Libraries. Click on the book title to reserve your copy.

New Mysteries

Innocent in death by J.D. Robb
Eve Dallas has a mysterious homicide to solve when a popular teacher at an exclusive school turns up dead in his classroom, apparently poisoned. Dallas is baffled as to who could possibly hold a grudge against this young teacher. Eve grows more and more frustrated with the case when it becomes obvious that no one is as innocent.

The Intruders by Michael Marshall
Jack Whalen was an LAPD patrol cop for twelve years. He left in difficult circumstances and now he's not really sure what he is. He's not too sure about his wife, either, when she goes missing on a routine business trip to Seattle, Jack heads up there to find her.

Plum lovin' by Janet Evanovich
Love is in the air in Trenton, New Jersey and a new year for Stephanie and Lulu and Connie Rosolli has a secret admirer. Or does she? Connie is receiving both love and hate letters. Could they be from the same person, or does she have two stalkers? Stephanie is determined to find out.

Secret sins by Kate Charles
An ecclesiastical mystery starring newly ordained Anglican cleric Callie Anson, who when not distracted by romance, tends the needs of her parishioners, missing persons and maybe a murder.

New Fiction

A man walks into a room by Nicole Krauss
The story of a man suddenly liberated from his life he has made, disconnected from the people who have defined him. Withdrawing from a wife he has no memory of loving, Salmon plunges weightless into the future. But when he agrees to participate in a revolutionary experiment, what he gains is nothing short of the revelation of what it is not to be a human being.

Salmon fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday
With a wickedly wonderful cast of characters—including a visionary Sheikh, a weaselly spin doctor, Fred's devilish wife and a few thousand transplanted salmon—Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a novel about hypocrisy and bureaucracy, dreams and deniability and the transforming power of faith and love.

New Romance

The edge of winter by Luanne Rice
Neve Halloran will find herself drawn to a man who has devoted his life to the sanctuary, but who is unable to share the pain of a recent loss, or reconnect with the father who still bears the scars of World War II. As winter gives way to spring, and spring to summer, a secret will emerge that has lain buried in the depths.

New Thrillers

The abduction: imagine the most terrifying thing that could happen by Mark Gimenez
When hotshot lawyer Elizabeth Brice turns up to collect her tomboy daughter Grace from football practice in a small American town, the coach tells her that she needn’t have bothered, as Grace’s uncle has already picked her up. The only problem is – Grace has no uncles.

Rage therapy by Daniel Kalla
Dr. Stanley Kolberg was not just murdered; his lifeless body was battered and broken almost beyond recognition. Who killed him and why? The answers lie hidden in a lurid underworld of depraved sex and violence - and in the tortured past of one disturbed young woman.

The seventh sacrament by David Hewson
Back in Rome after their dramatic adventures in Venice, Nic Costa, Gianni Peroni, and Leo Falcone are rebuilding their lives. But they team up once again when faced with the sudden appearance of fresh bloodstains on a missing young boy's T-shirt. Found in a small museum exhibit.

When darkness falls by James Grippando
Miami attorney Jack Swyteck gets more than he bargained for when he takes on a homeless man as a client, in another thriller from James Grippando.

Spell of swallows by Sarah Harrison
Would you risk a stable marriage for a dangerous affair? Vivien loves her husband and is adored by him in return. So why does she find herself so strongly drawn to John, the enigmatic stranger who appears in Eadenford, as if from nowhere, the summer after the Great War ends?

New Fantasy

Spirit gate by Kate Elliot
First in a new series introducing a once prosperous but now lawless land called the Hundred. Its godlike Guardians, who dispersed justice, have disappeared and a mysterious, ruthless new force preys on the towns and inhabitants. The beginning of an epic fantasy full of fabled cities, mysterious gods and terrible dangers.

New Historical Fiction

The scarlet lion by Elizabeth Chadwick
Captivating historical novel, based on the true story of one of England’s greatest leaders, illuminates the complex lives William Marshal, his wife Isabelle and the turbulent era of the early thirteenth century with all the texture, colour and dramatic detail of the richest stained-glass window.

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