Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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A minute to midnight

By Baldacci, David

Publishing Date: 2019

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

'My sister was abducted from here nearly thirty years ago. The person who took her was never found. And neither was she. Her abductor nearly killed me. So I'm back here now trying to find the truth' Atlee Pine has spent most of her life trying to find out what happened that fateful night in Andersonville, Georgia. Her six-year-old twin sister, Mercy, was taken and Atlee was left for dead while their parents were apparently partying downstairs. One person who continues to haunt her is notorious serial killer, Daniel James Tor, confined to a Colorado maximum security prison. Does he really know what happened to Mercy? The family moved away. The parents divorced. And Atlee chose a career with the FBI dedicating her life to catching those who hurt others. When she oversteps the mark on the arrest of a dangerous criminal, she's given a leave of absence offering the perfect opportunity to return to where it all began, and find some answers. But the trip to Andersonville turns into a roller-coaster ride of murder, long-buried secrets and lies. And a revelation so personal that everything she once believed to be true is fast turning to dust.

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The spider's house

By Bowles, Paul

Publishing Date: 1982

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Set in Fez, Morocco, during that country's 1954 nationalist uprising, The Spider's House is perhaps Paul Bowles's most beautifully subtle novel, richly descriptive of its setting and uncompromising in its characterizations. Exploring once again the dilemma of the outsider in an alien society, and the gap in understanding between cultures -- recurrent themes of Paul Bowles's writings -- The Spider's House is dramatic, brutally honest, and shockingly relevant to today's political situation in the Middle East and elsewhere.

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Long range

By Box, C. J.

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett must investigate an attempted murder--a crime committed from a confoundingly long distance--in the riveting new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author C. J. Box"--

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The harder they come

By Boyle, T. Coraghessan

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Set in contemporary Northern California, The Harder They Come explores the volatile connections between three damaged people -- an aging ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son, and the son's paranoid, much older lover -- as they careen towards an explosive confrontation.

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The family gathering

By Carr, Robyn

Publishing Date: [2018]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Having left the military, Dakota Jones is at a crossroads in his life. With his elder brother and youngest sister happily settled in Sullivan's Crossing, he shows up hoping to clear his head before moving on to his next adventure. But, like every visitor to the Crossing, he's immediately drawn to the down-to-earth people and the seemingly simple way of life. Dakota is unprepared for how quickly things get complicated.

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The last of the Mohicans

By Cooper, James Fenimore

Publishing Date: 2004

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Hawkeye and his loyal Mohican friends Chingachgook and Uncas become embroiled in the bloody battles of the French and Indian War.

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In the distance

By DŪaz, HernŠn

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"A young Swedish boy finds himself in penniless and alone in California. He travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great push to the West. Driven back over and over again on his journey through vast expanses, H©∆kan meets naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, Indians, and lawmen, and his exploits turn him into a legend. Diaz defies the conventions of historical fiction and genre (travel narratives, the bildungsroman, nature writing, the Western), offering a probing look at the stereotypes that populate our past and a portrait of radical foreignness. At first, it was a contest, but in time the beasts understood that, with an embrace and the slightest push, they had to lie down on their side and stay until H©∆kan got up. He did this each time he thought he spied someone on the circular horizon. Had H©∆kan and his animals ever been spotted, the distant travelers would have taken the vanishing silhouettes for a mirage. But there were no such travelers-the moving shadows he saw almost every day in the distance were illusions. With the double intention of getting away from the trail and the cold, he had traveled south for days. Hernan Diaz is the author of Borges, Between History and Eternity (Bloomsbury 2012), managing editor of RHM, and associate director of the Hispanic Institute at Columbia University. He lives in New York"--

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The job: a Fox and O'Hare novel

By Evanovich, Janet

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Agent O'Hare reluctantly partners with con-man Nicolas Fox to take down a big-league criminal.

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The family upstairs

By Jewell, Lisa

Publishing Date: 2019

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she's been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I am finally going to know who I am. She soon learns not only the identity of her birth parents, but also that she is the sole inheritor of their abandoned mansion on the banks of the Thames in London's fashionable Chelsea neighborhood, worth millions. Everything in Libby's life is about to change. But what she can't possibly know is that others have been waiting for this day as well--and she is on a collision course to meet them. Twenty-five years ago, police were called to 16 Cheyne Walk with reports of a baby crying. When they arrived, they found a healthy ten-month-old happily cooing in her crib in the bedroom. Downstairs in the kitchen lay three dead bodies, all dressed in black, next to a hastily scrawled note. And the four other children reported to live at Cheyne Walk were gone. In The Family Upstairs, the master of "bone-chilling suspense" (People) brings us the can't-look-away story of three entangled families living in a house with the darkest of secrets."--provided by publisher.

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Hunting Eve

By Johansen, Iris

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan battles her captor -- the madman Jim Doane -- and discovers brutally dangerous truths about why she has been targeted.

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When we found home

By Mallery, Susan

Publishing Date: [2018]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Life is meant to be savored, but that's not easy with no family, limited prospects and a past you'd rather not talk about. Still, Callie Smith doesn't know how to feel when she discovers she has a brother and a sister - Malcolm, who grew up with affection, wealth and privilege, and Keira, a streetwise twelve-year-old. Callie doesn't love being alone, but at least it's safe. Despite her trepidation, she moves into the grand family home with her siblings and grandfather on the shores of Lake Washington, hoping just maybe this will be the start of a whole new life.

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Show no fear

By O'Shaughnessy, Perri

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Future intrepid lawyer Nina Reilly makes her way through law school by working as a paralegal, an endeavor that is challenged by an ex-boyfriend's custody battle, her mother's failing health, and a suspicious suicide.

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Black water

By Oates, Joyce Carol

Publishing Date: [1992]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Flattered by the attentions of a senator she has met at a Fourth of July beach party on Grayling Island, Kelly Kelleher accepts a ride from him, taking a first step toward her final confrontation with death.

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Max & the Midknights

By Peirce, Lincoln

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Max and a group of friends dubbed the Midknights go on a quest to rescue the Kingdom of Byjovia from the mean King Gastley!"--

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Porius: [a novel]

By Powys, John Cowper

Publishing Date: 2007

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In a Roman fort in Wales at the turn of the sixth century, Porius, the son of a reigning prince, is aided by Merlin the magician, Nineue, and Medrawd in a battle for cultural survival.

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City of endless night

By Preston, Douglas J.

Publishing Date: 2018

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

""FOR GOD'S SAKE, TELL US WHAT'S HAPPENED!" "VENGEANCE. VENGEANCE IS WHAT'S HAPPENED." It begins as a manhunt for Grace Ozmian, the missing daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire. At first, the NYPD assumes Grace, beautiful, reckless, and a regular feature of the local tabloids, has simply sped off on another wild adventure. But the case becomes something altogether different when the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D'Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene also assigned to the case. "I feel rather like Brer Rabbit being thrown into the briar patch," Pendergast tells D'Agota, "because I have found you here, in charge. Just like when we first met, back at the Museum of Natural History." D'Agosta hopes the case will give Pendergast an opportunity to demonstrate his considerable abilities back in the city he has made home. But neither Pendergast nor D'Agosta are prepared for what lies ahead. It quickly becomes clear that a diabolical presence is haunting the greater metropolitan area, and Grace Ozmian was only the first of many victims to be murdered ... and decapitated. Worse still, there's something unique to the city itself that has attracted its evil eye of the killer--or killers. As mass hysteria sets in, Pendergast and D'Agosta find themselves in the crosshairs of an opponent who has threatened the very lifeblood of the city. It'll take all of Pendergast's skill to unmask this most dangerous foe--let alone survive to tell the tale. <SCRIPT language=Javascript type=text/javascript> <!-- var myWidth = 295+75; var myHeight = 300; //Usage: writeRichText(fieldname, html, width, height, buttons, readOnly, showScrollingFlag) writeRichText('onixSynopsis', document.getElementById('onixSynopsisSect').innerHTML, myWidth, myHeight, true, false, true) //--> </script>"--

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The rescue

By Wick, Lori

Publishing Date: c2002

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

While caring for her ill father, "the Colonel, " Anne meets Robert Weston, who stops by the Gardiner cottage while inspecting his newly inherited estate. When Anne accidentally falls into Robert's arms, her father mistakes the scene and demands honor for Anne. A hasty "marriage" is arranged. Soon, the Colonel's tales of the event threaten Anne's reputation. Anne and Robert soon wonder if a real marriage can repair the damage.

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Clear to lift

By Wilson, Anne A.

Publishing Date: 2016

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When she is assigned to a new search and rescue team, Navy helicopter pilot Lt. Alison Malone meets mountain guide Will during a dangerous mission, a man who shows her that it is never too late to start living.

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Hell's corner

By Baldacci, David

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: LARGE PRINT

A bomb detonates in the White House immediately after the British Prime Minister departs from the State Dinner. Oliver Stone, who witnesses the event, believes the Prime Minister and the President were the targets of a terrorist plot. MI-5 agent Mary Chapman is assigned to assist the Stone and his Camel Club with the investigation, which reveals that the bombing may have actually been botched and is part of a darker, deadlier conspiracy.

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Death wears a beauty mask and other stories

By Clark, Mary Higgins

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: FIC

Call Number: LARGE PRINT

A collection of short stories by the "Queen of Suspense" features her first published short story, "Stowaway."

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