Friday, October 27, 2006

Freshly Processed For Your Personal Perusal.

Adult Fiction

Hood by Stephen Lawhead. First book in a planned trilogy that is a retelling of the Robin Hood myth. This time, Bran (Robin) is a prince on the Welsh border in 1093. After his father dies fighting the invading Normans Bran flees from his obligations. Bran recovers later to lead his band against the Normans.

Darth Bane: Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn. Dessel grows up in the mines of Apatros. After a deadly card game he flees to join the Sith army battling the Republic. His ruthlessness and intelligence secure him a place in the Sith academy where he becomes Darth Bane.

Kidnapped: an Irene Kelly Novel by Jan Burke. Reporter Irene Kelly's article on missing children sparks the now adult brother of one child to investigate further. Burke is not related to authors James Lee Burke or Alafair Burke (who are related).

Strange Candy by Laurell K. Hamilton. A collection of short stories by the popular vampire author.

Slay Ride by Chris Grabenstein. Grabenstein has two excellent mysteries, Tilt-a-Whirl and Mad Mouse, featuring a police duo in seaside New Jersey. In Slay Ride business executive Scott Wilkinson complains to a New York car service about his horrendous driver. Bad idea. The psychotic driver "will stop at nothing to wreak revenge on the one man he holds responsible for ruining his life."

Second Mouse by Archer Mayor. Mayor has been writing his Vermont based Joe Gunther police detective series since 1988. Mayort's details of Vermont terrain and it's people are a strong point.

Imperium: a Novel of Ancient Rome by Robert Harris. I've read two of Harris's thrillers: Fatherland and Archangel. Judging from those novels Imperium should be pretty good.

Stripped by Brian Freeman. I have no idea who this guy is. But, a lot of people read his books.

Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier. No clue about this one either. Frazier wrote the bestseller Cold Mountain. I don't know much about that book either but Nicole Kidman is in the film version.

Adult Non-Fiction
State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III by Bob Woodward. Woodward's third look inside the Bush Administration.

Wake-up Call: the Political Education of a 9/11 Widow by Kristen Breitweiser.

Paule Deen Celebrates! by Paula Deen. New recipes from the host of the Food Network cooking show. Make sure you stock up on butter and lard before starting.

New Inspirational Fiction

Two new novels by popular Inspirtional/Christian fiction author Karen Kingsbury (actually one of them, Forgiven, is from 2005 but it is new to our shelves).

Forgiven is #2 in Kingsbury's First Born series.
Family is #4 in the First Born series.

Until I order in other copies in this series you can go to the Library Catalog and reserve Fame (#1) and Found (#3) from another library.

Monday, October 23, 2006

New Adult Fiction Titles

Bancroft Strategy by "Robert Ludlum". Ludlum died in 2001 but his corporate name lives on.
Crossroads Cafe by Deborah Smith. Plot: 9/11 surivor and car crash survivor start dating. Here is a review.
Lisey's Story by Stephen King. Publisher's Weekly reviewer says: "the bestselling author proves he's still the master of supernatural suspense in this minimally bloody but disturbing and sorrowful love story set in rural Maine" More reviews.
Hundred-Dollar baby by Robert B. Parker. The latest Spenser novel with recurrig character, and call-girl, April Kyle.