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Library Corner by Gloria Kinley & Library Lines by Andrea Trembath

Library Corner

New Fiction 

Eeeny meeny, miney, moe. Who lives, who dies only I know. When the body of a doctor is discovered brutally murdered in local woodland, Detective Kim Stone is shocked to discover the victim is Gordon Cordell - a man linked to a previous case she worked on involving the death of a young school girl. Gordon has a chequered past, but who would want him dead? As the investigation gets underway, Gordon's son is involved in a horrific car crash which leaves him fighting for his life. Kim's sure this was no accident. Then the body of a woman is found dead in suspicious circumstances and Kim makes a disturbing link between the victims and Russells Hall Hospital. The same hospital where Gordon worked. With Kim and her team still grieving the loss of one of their own, they're at their weakest and facing one of the most dangerous serial killers they've ever encountered. Everything is on the line. Can Kim keep her squad together and find the killer before he claims his next victim? The killer is picking off his victims at a terrifying pace, and he's not finished yet. From author Angela Marsons comes another absolutely nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat crime thriller called Fatal Promise.

 On April 15, 1912, three women climbed into Lifeboat 21 and watched in horror as the Titanic sank into the icy depths. They were strangers then...Con artist Charlotte Digby lied her way through London and onto the Titanic. The disaster could be her chance at a new life - if she hides the truth about her past. Esme Harper, a wealthy American, mourns the end of a passionate affair and fears that everything beautiful is slipping from her grasp. And Anna Halversson, a Swedish farm girl in search of a fresh start in America, is tormented by the screams that ring out from the water. Is one of them calling her name? Twenty years later, a sudden death brings the three women back together, forcing them to face the impossible choices they made, the inconceivable loss, and the secrets they have kept for far too long. One a Cold Dark Sea, by Elizabeth blackwell, tells the story of three women who survived the Titanic along with their secrets.

It’s 1948, and Mabel is happily juggling the demands of being a wife, a mother and the owner of the town’s most popular bakery. Life if full an good. There is a wedding in the offing and plans for a special homecoming, but things quickly begin to unravel.  A violent attack, a tragic accident, and a shocking secret that forces Mabel to confront a troubling moral dilemma, combine to create  a page-turning narrative called Plenty To Hide, by Moira Leigh MacLeod, at times playful and fun, at others shocking and sad.

Deedee and Wendell, by Yuli Liv, is an inspiring and uplifting novel about aging. Deedee and Wendell embark on a spontaneous road trip through the northwest United States. During this trip, the two of them discover that people can still feel love`and passion at an old age. It is about hope, love, and human connections. There aren’t many books out there who explore life at old age, and it made me think about where everyone is heading.  

New Non Fiction 

Rick Mercer startled the nation when he announced that the 15th season of the enormously popular Rick Mercer Report would be the last. As this book reminds us, he quit while he was way, way ahead. Final Report includes blisteringly good, never-before-published rants from the final five seasons, plus some of the very best rants from the show’s early years. And in six brilliant new essays that take us behind the scenes of RMR, Rick reveals himself as a comic writer at the very top of his game.

Krista Law