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Arctic Drift: A Dirk Pitt Novel     DB/RC 68120
14 hours 15 minutes
by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler
read by Jim Zeiger
Boaters mysteriously die in British Columbia, an explosion targets a scientist with a global-warming remedy, and U.S.-Canadian tensions rise. National Underwater and Marine Agency’s Dirk Pitt and his offspring link the incidents to a long-ago arctic expedition and a present-day plot to exacerbate America’s energy crisis. Some violence. Bestseller. 2008.

Black Widow: A Doc Ford Novel     DB/RC 67350
11 hours 21 minutes
by Randy Wayne White
read by Gregory Gorton
Doc Ford flies to the Caribbean to exchange a payment for a compromising video of his engaged goddaughter Shay and her friends. But when complying with monetary demands doesn’t stop the threats, Ford must confront the blackmail enterprise of a voodoo queen called the Widow. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure    RC 65225
4 hours 53 minutes
by Michael Chabon
read by Erik Sandvold
Tenth-century Khazaria. In the land of red-haired Jews, on the western shore of the Caspian Sea, Zelikman and Amram are itinerant hustlers who befriend Filaq, the heir to the kingdom. After Filaq’s father, the king, is deposed, the three try to recapture the throne. Bestseller. 2007.

Heaven’s Net Is Wide: The First Tale of the Otori    RC 66117
16 hours 55 minutes
by Lian Hearn
read by Robert Sams
This prequel to the Tales of the Otori series recounts Lord Otori Shigeru’s rise to power as the head of his medieval Japanese clan. Shigeru battles with rivals, falls in love, survives betrayals, and is supported by loyal allies. Prequel to Across the Nightingale Floor (RC 54917). 2007.

Iceberg: A Dirk Pitt Novel     DB/RC 67497
10 hours 44 minutes
by Clive Cussler
read by Jim Zeiger
An Icelandic yacht that disappeared en route to secret negotiations with U.S. contractors is discovered frozen in an iceberg. The only clues for Dirk Pitt of the National Underwater and Marine Agency are the passengers’ charred remains and several ornately carved rings. Some violence and some strong language. 1975.

The King’s Gold: The Adventures of Captain Alatriste, Book 4     DB/RC 68832
6 hours 46 minutes
by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
read by John Horton
Seville, 1626. Returning from Flanders after participating in the siege of Breda—in The Sun over Breda (RC 65637)—Captain Alatriste and his aide Iñigo Balboa take on another dangerous mission, this time to protect the gold arriving in Spanish galleons from the New World. First published in Spanish. Some violence. 2008.

Nation     DB/RC 67846
11 hours 35 minutes
by Terry Pratchett
read by Alec Volz
After a devastating tsunami, Mau, the sole survivor of his island village, joins forces with Daphne, a shipwrecked English girl. Their beach fire draws other refugees who band together to rebuild a community based on what they value most. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2008.

Slumdog Millionaire     DB/RC 68427
10 hours 4 minutes
by Vikas Swarup
read by Mark Ashby
Mumbai, India. Uneducated waiter Ram Mohammad Thomas wins a billion rupees on a quiz show but is accused of cheating and thrown into jail. In flashback-accounts to his lawyer, Ram explains how his past adventures supplied him the winning answers. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2005.Kava

Troubled Waters: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure     DB/RC 67088
12 hours 34 minutes
by Dewey Lambdin
read by Jack Fox
A Jamaican court convicts Captain Alan Lewrie of slave stealing and sentences him to death. In England, awaiting a legal ruling, Lewrie takes command of the frigate HMS Savage on a mission to blockade the French coast. Sequel to A King’s Trade
(RC 65904). Strong language and some violence. 2007.

Vixen 03: A Dirk Pitt Novel     DB/RC 67746
11 hours 41 minutes
by Clive Cussler
read by Jim Zeiger
Dirk Pitt discovers the sunken wreckage of Vixen 03, a military aircraft that crashed while carrying a deadly biological agent during a top-secret mission in 1954. When some of the cargo goes missing, Dirk fears a terrorist attack. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1978.

Animals

Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery     DB/RC 68453
8 hours 8 minutes
by Spencer Quinn
read by Michael Scherer
After flunking out of police school, canine Chet becomes partners and roommates with private investigator Bernie Little. Though easily distracted, Chet is a good sleuth. He describes Bernie’s latest case—the disappearance of fifteen-year-old Madison Chambliss—and his own frustration when trying to communicate clues. Strong language and some violence. 2009.

Swine Not? A Novel Pig Tale     DB/RC 67010
5 hours 11 minutes
by Jimmy Buffett
read by Erik Sandvold
Rumpy, a soccer-playing potbellied pig, and her twelve-year-old owner Barley move with their family from Tennessee to New York City after Barley’s mother takes a job as a pastry chef in a four-star hotel. While hiding from hotel staff, Rumpy searches for her long-lost brother. 2008.

Blindness and Physical Handicaps

The Fault Tree     DB/RC 66478
8 hours 30 minutes
by Louise Ure
read by Mare Trevathan
By the vehicle’s unique sound, blind Tucson auto mechanic Cadence Moran can identify the getaway car used after a neighbor’s murder. When the killers come for her too, Cadence tries to convince the police she’s a reliable witness. Violence and strong language. 2007.

Jerk, California     DB/RC 68141
9 hours 59 minutes
by Jonathan Friesen
read by Erik Sandvold
Isolated at school and tormented by his stepdad, Minnesota high school senior Sam Carrier feels defined by his Tourette syndrome. But long-distance running, his deceased father’s friend George, a girl named Naomi, and a road trip to Jerk, California, change his perspective. Some strong language. For senior high readers. Schneider Family Book Award. 2008.

Simply Love: Miss Martin’s School for Girls, Book 2    RC 64363
10 hours 56 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Lindsay Ellison
Regency England. Anne Jewell, an unwed mother and instructor at Miss Martin’s School for Girls, meets disfigured war veteran Sydnam Butler on an estate in Wales. As Anne fights her growing attraction to Sydnam, a wealthy estate manager, he falls in love with her. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

Thaw     DB/RC 68804
6 hours 45 minutes
by Monica M.  Roe
read by Erik Sandvold
Paralyzed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, eighteen-year-old champion skier Dane Rafferty is sent from New York State to a rehabilitation center in Florida. Dane’s arrogance gradually fades as he contends with his physical limitations. Meanwhile, Carissa visits her comatose father across the hall. Strong language. For senior high readers. 2008.

Together: A Novel of Shared Vision     DB/RC 67040
6 hours 4 minutes
by Tom Sullivan
read by Kevin Collins
Colorado. Twenty-five-year-old Brenden McCarthy is a first-year medical resident and an avid mountain climber until a climbing accident blinds him. Now Brenden’s widowed mother wants to care for him and his fiancée considers leaving him, while Brenden enters rehabilitation and gets a guide dog—thrice-rejected black Labrador named Nelson. 2008.

Family

The Art of Racing in the Rain     DB/RC 66787
9 hours 16 minutes
by Garth Stein
read by Peter Ganim
Enzo, a mixed-breed dog, believes he will be reincarnated as a human. He stands by his master Denny Swift’s side through Denny’s race-car driving career, the birth of his daughter Zoë, the death of his wife Eve, and a bitter custody battle with Eve’s parents. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

The Bastard of Istanbul     RC 65194
12 hours 39 minutes
by Elif Shafak
read by Mary Kane
Turkish Mustafa marries Rose in Arizona, where Rose lives with her daughter Armanoush, a child from her marriage to an Armenian. Meanwhile, Mustafa’s sisters and niece have remained in Istanbul. At twenty-one Armanoush decides to visit Mustafa’s relatives and a connection between the two families is revealed. 2007.

Being Elizabeth     DB/RC 67493
12 hours 44 minutes
by Barbara Taylor Bradford
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
At twenty-five, upon her hateful half sister’s death, Elizabeth Turner inherits Deravenels, the generations-old family business. Trusted advisor Cecil and Elizabeth’s childhood friend Robert help her deal with power struggles and money problems at Deravenels over the next ten years. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Best of Everything: A Reverend Curtis Black Novel     DB/RC 68824
8 hours 30 minutes
by Kimberla Lawson
Roby read by Gail Nelson
The Reverend Curtis Black’s twenty-two-year-old unemployed daughter Alicia has a shopping addiction. Her lies and denial threaten her recent marriage to Phillip Sullivan, who is her father’s assistant pastor. But Alicia seeks refuge from her problems by having an affair with wealthy drug dealer Levi Cunningham—until scandal erupts. 2009.

Bitter Sweets     DB/RC 66855
9 hours 9 minutes
by Roopa Farooki
read by Erin Jones
Bengali shopkeeper Nadim Rub dupes Ricky-Rashid Karim into marrying his lazy, illiterate thirteen-year-old daughter Henna, beginning a series of deceptions that plague succeeding generations. Ricky and Henna’s daughter Shona eventually confronts her own lies to save her sons. Some descriptions of sex. Orange Award nominee. 2007.

Bulls Island     DB/RC 66604
11 hours 19 minutes
by Dorothea Benton Frank
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Two decades ago, Elizabeth “Betts” McGee canceled her engagement to Charleston golden boy J.D. Langley because of a family feud and moved to Manhattan. Now Betts returns home to South Carolina on business. She wants to reconnect with her family while guarding old secrets. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

Climbing the Stairs     DB/RC 67638
6 hours 42 minutes
by Padma Venkatraman
read by Yolande Bavan
India, 1941. When fifteen-year-old Vidya, her eighteen-year-old brother Kitta, her mother, and her brain-injured father move into the grandfather’s traditional household, Vidya’s life changes abruptly. Vidya finds refuge in the second-floor library and meets Raman, who wants to marry her. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

A Complicated Kindness    RC 65625
7 hours 54 minutes
by Miriam Toews
read by Nicola Daval
Sixteen-year-old Mennonite Nomi Nickel and her bewildered and withdrawn father live in East Village, a small Canadian town that becomes a heritage tourist attraction every summer. Nomi rebels in the rigid religious atmosphere after her mother and older sister abandon the family. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2004.

Defining Dulcie    RC 65943
3 hours 2 minutes
by Paul AcamporA read by Mimi Bederman
After her father, a school janitor, dies, sixteen-year-old Dulcie and her mother relocate to California. Homesick, Dulcie steals the family’s 1968 Chevy pickup and drives back to Connecticut to live with her grandfather Frank. For senior high readers. 2006.

The Divorce Party     DB/RC 66990
7 hours 27 minutes
by Laura Dave
read by Susan Ericksen
Montauk, New York. At their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary party, Gwyn and Thomas Huntington announce their divorce. Their son Nate brought his fiancée Maggie to the gathering to meet his family—but Maggie discovers secrets about the Huntingtons that may threaten her future. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The End of the Jews     DB/RC 68243
13 hours 12 minutes
by Adam Mansbach
read by David Hartley-Margolin
New York City. Three generations of a Jewish American family make choices between their artistic impulses and the people they love. Tristan Brodsky fails his poetic wife, and later, his grandson Tris Freedman writes a novel about his family’s foibles. Strong language. 2008.

The God of Animals     DB/RC 67017
11 hours 9 minutes
by Aryn Kyle
read by Mare Trevathan
Colorado. When her older sister elopes, sixth-grader Alice Winston helps care for her mother, who is bedridden by depression, and assists her father in running the family’s struggling horse farm. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. Alex Award. 2007.

A Good Woman     DB/RC 68398
9 hours 48 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Jay O. Sanders
Wealthy nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington of Manhattan, who loses her father on the Titanic, marries older banker Josiah Millbank. After a scandalous divorce, Annabelle moves to France to study medicine—but her past catches up with her. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Home     DB/RC 67811
12 hours 13 minutes
by Marilynne Robinson
read by Jill Fox
Events take place concurrently with those in Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead (RC 59561). Like his friend and fellow minister John Ames, Robert Boughton is dying. Boughton’s daughter and his long-estranged son return home to care for him—and to take refuge from their own troubled lives. 2008.

The Hour I First Believed     DB/RC 68011
25 hours 17 minutes
by Wally Lamb
read by Mark Ashby
While teacher Caelum Quirk visits his recently deceased aunt’s Connecticut farm, his school-nurse wife Maureen witnesses the Columbine high school rampage at home in Colorado—and falls apart. Starting their lives over back East, Caelum learns life-altering family secrets. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

The House of Djinn    RC 67620
6 hours 41 minutes
by Suzanne Fisher Staples
read by John Horton
Dismayed fifteen-year-old Californian Jameel learns that he has been designated head of the family in Lahore, Pakistan—and that a marriage with his cousin Mumtaz has been arranged. A “djinni,” or spirit, helps him decide between cultures. Sequel to Haveli (RC 42984). For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

How to Build a House     DB/RC 68388
5 hours 45 minutes
by Dana Reinhardt
read by Jill Fox
Seventeen-year-old Harper’s Los Angeles family has been torn apart by a divorce that separated Harper from her beloved stepmother and stepsisters. To resurrect other damaged families and temporarily escape her own, Harper spends the summer helping to rebuild a tornado-ravaged Tennessee community. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2008.

I See You Everywhere     DB 68483
11 hours 43 minutes
by Julia Glass
read by Faith Potts
Two sisters, Clem and Louisa, alternately recount their very different but occasionally intersecting lives during the period from 1980 to 2005. Career choices, lovers, illness, and eventually tragedy affect and shape their long-distance relationship. Some strong language. 2008.

July and August     DB/RC 67768
14 hours 1 minute
by Nancy Clark
read by Faith Potts
In this sequel to A Way from Home (RC 62192), Lily’s relatives arrive to spend another summer at her Towne, Massachusetts, home. They are buzzing about Julie’s mysterious fiancé, who is supposed to return from Siberia for their end-of-the-summer wedding. Julie’s mother even plans to come from Libya. 2008.

Lock and Key     DB/RC 66546
10 hours 32 minutes
by Sarah Dessen
read by Kristin Allison
Seventeen-year-old Ruby, abandoned by her alcoholic mother, moves in with her sister Cora, whom Ruby hasn’t seen in ten years. Ruby struggles with learning to trust others and accepting help. Nate, the boy next door, assists Ruby but hides a secret of his own. For senior high readers. 2008.

Lucky: The Avery Sisters, Book 1     DB/RC 67454
4 hours 51 minutes
by Rachel Vail
read by Kristin Allison
Phoebe and her clique of privileged girlfriends are planning an extravagant eighth-grade graduation party. Then her mother faces a financial scandal and her father decides to cancel the party. Phoebe suddenly doesn’t feel so lucky. How can she tell her friends? For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Midnight: A Gangster Love Story     DB/RC 68016
17 hours 13 minutes
by Sister Souljah
read by Bob Moore
Midnight, from The Coldest Winter Ever (RC 57412), arrives in Brooklyn with his pregnant mother Umma. As a refugee from war-torn Sudan, Midnight struggles to maintain Muslim traditions and keep his family safe. Eventually, Midnight falls in love and prospers. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

The Mislaid Magician; or, Ten Years After: Being the Private Correspondence between Two Prominent Families Regarding a Scandal Touching the Highest Levels of Government and the Security of the Realm    RC 66316
8 hours 45 minutes
by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer
read by Corrie James
England, 1828. Cecelia and her husband explore the disappearance of a magician, while cousin Kate and her wizard spouse babysit the children. Sequel to The Grand Tour (RC 59247). For junior and senior high readers. 2006.

Promises of Change: The Ladies of Covington     DB/RC 68788
10 hours 27 minutes
by Joan Medlicott
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
The women of Covington face challenges in their routines after Hannah’s volatile stepson Zachary unexpectedly returns from India with a pregnant wife. Meanwhile Grace helps Randy Banks, a traumatized veteran who has come back from Iraq, and Amelia fears her stepdaughter and grandchild may leave the area. 2009.

The Rain before It Falls     DB 68456
8 hours 3 minutes
by Jonathan Coe
read by Colleen Delany
England. When her elderly aunt Rosamond dies, Gill discovers that Rosamond left behind recorded memories intended for Gill’s cousin, Imogen, who is blind. The tapes reveal Rosamond’s evacuation from WWII-era London to a relative’s farm and her role in the family’s history of emotional abuse that reverberated through generations. 2007.

Reaching Out     DB/RC 68152
4 hours 36 minutes
by Francisco Jiménez
read by Michael Scherer
When Francisco becomes a freshman  at the Santa Clara University in California in 1962, he enters an entirely different world from the Mexican migrant community his family still inhabits. Continuation of fictionalized autobiography in Breaking Through (RC 53946) and The Circuit (RC 46960). For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Rosewater and Soda Bread     DB/RC 68107
9 hours 55 minutes
by MarshA Mehran
read by Yolande Bavan
Ballinacroagh, Ireland; 1987. The three Iranian Aminpour sisters, from Pomegranate Soup (RC 64270), operate a successful Persian café. Marjan falls in love, Bahar contemplates converting to Catholicism, and Layla intensifies her relationship with Malachy. Then a sickly girl is discovered near the bay. Includes recipes. 2008.

The Saturday Wife     DB/RC 66408
11 hours 55 minutes
by Naomi Ragen
read by Gabra Zackman
After a scandalous affair with a Torah scholar’s son, New Yorker Delilah Goldgrab impulsively marries orthodox rabbinical student Chaim Levi. Delilah convinces Chaim to take a position at a synagogue in the wealthy Connecticut suburbs, where her foray into high society has socially disastrous consequences. Some descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Secret between Us     DB/RC 66558
9 hours 15 minutes
by BarbarA Delinsky
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Sixteen-year-old Grace and her mother Deborah Monroe, a divorced doctor, are driving home when Grace runs over her history teacher Cal McKenna. Deborah sends Grace on her way and takes responsibility for the accident. The deception harms their relationship and causes repercussions in the community. Some strong language. 2008.

The Secret Story of Sonía Rodríguez     DB/RC 68482
6 hours 2 minutes
by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
read by Annie Wauters
American-born teenager Sonia struggles to finish high school while keeping house for her family of seven. Sonia resents her heritage, but a crisis and a trip to her grandmother’s house in Mexico enable Sonia to pursue her dreams. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high readers. 2008.

See You down the Road     DB/RC 67849
4 hours 53 minutes
by Kim Ablon Whitney
read by Erin Jones
Sixteen-year-old Irish American Bridget Daugherty questions her family’s nomadic and criminal lifestyle. Her parents pressure her to quit school, marry, and help them in their shady business enterprises, while Bridget yearns for a different life. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2004.

Seen It All and Done the Rest     DB/RC 66669
8 hours 54 minutes
by Pearl Cleage
read by Victoria Gordon
Anti-Americanism sends African American actress Josephine Evans home to Atlanta after a thirty-year career in Europe. Josephine reconnects with her granddaughter Zora, from Baby Brother’s Blues (RC 63550), and the West End community, where she rebuilds her late mother’s house despite threats from developer Greer Woodruff. Strong language. 2008.

A Sister’s Hope: Sisters of Holmes County, Book 3     DB/RC 67545
7 hours 43 minutes
by Wanda E.  Brunstetter
read by Kristin Allison
Someone is vandalizing the Hostettler family’s Amish farm and attacking Martha Hostettler’s sheltie dogs. Martha’s father suspects her suitor, Luke Friesen, is responsible. Martha and Luke investigate as the violence increases. 2008.

Sofi Mendoza’s Guide to Getting Lost in Mexico    RC 66079
11 hours 9 minutes
by Malín Alegría
read by Robin Miles
Southern California high school senior Sofi Mendoza and her friends sneak into Tijuana for the weekend. When Sofi is not allowed back into the United States, she stays with relatives in rural Baja without an indoor bathroom, a telephone, the Internet, or American television. For senior high readers. 2007.

Split Estate     DB/RC 67226
10 hours 21 minutes
by Charlotte Bacon
read by Annie Wauters
After his wife Laura commits suicide, Manhattan attorney Arthur King and his teenage kids Cam and Celia move to the Wyoming ranch owned by Lucy, Arthur’s mother. The family reacts self-destructively to Laura’s death while Lucy battles for drilling rights. Some strong language. 2008.

Trading Dreams at Midnight     DB/RC 67818
9 hours 26 minutes
by Diane McKinney-Whetstone
read by Erin Jones
Philadelphia. Nan raises her granddaughters Neena and Tish after Nan’s mentally ill daughter Freeda abandons the girls. Neena spends her adult life searching for her mother and preying on married men for money. When Tish suffers through a fragile pregnancy, the family regroups. Strong language and some violence. 2008.

Fantasy

Air Apparent: Xanth     DB/RC 67089
13 hours 4 minutes
by Piers Anthony
read by John Polk
When the Good Magician’s son Hugo disappears and a dead body is discovered in his place, Hugo’s blind wife Wira attempts to find him. Accompanying her is young Debra, who’s trying to free herself from a curse, and storm spirits Happy and Fray. For senior high and older readers. 2007.

The Ancient: The Saga of the First King, Book 2     DB/RC 67007
14 hours 58 minutes
by R.A. Salvatore
read by Erik Sandvold
While seeking a cure to mysterious infirmities, outlaw Bransen Garibond, a.k.a. the Highwayman, is forced to journey to the wild lands of Vanguard, where he is recruited to fight against the brutal Samhaist leader Ancient Badden. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Bell at Sealey Head     DB/RC 68306
7 hours 30 minutes
by Patricia A. McKillip
read by Mary Kane
In the seaside village Sealey Head’s enchanted Aislinn House, where opened doors lead to another realm of knights and princesses, matron Lady Eglantyne lies dying. The arrival of her heir unlocks the mysteries of the mansion and of the unseen bell that tolls each day at twilight. 2008.

The Best of Michael Swanwick     DB 68491
17 hours 29 minutes
by Michael Swanwick
read by Steven Carpenter
Twenty-one fantasy and science fiction tales from 1980 through 2008 by a Hugo and Nebula winner. In “The Feast of Saint Janis” people worship Janis Joplin. Includes “Trojan Horse,” “Triceratops Summer,” and a story featuring conmen Darger and Surplus. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Blood Rites: The Dresden Files, Book 6     DB/RC 67798
12 hours 32 minutes
by Jim Butcher
read by Gregory Gorton
Chicago. Wizard PI Harry Dresden goes undercover for adult-film director Arturo Genosa, who believes his production company is the target of an entropy curse. Harry tries to protect the crew and find the culprit. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2004.

The Born Queen: The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 4     DB/RC 67344
15 hours 2 minutes
by Greg Keyes
read by Mary Kane
In the aftermath of the Briar King’s death, Anne Dare, empress of Crotheny, faces enemies from both the Church and the realm of Hansa. Meanwhile, Aspar White strives against hope to save his people. Sequel to The Blood Knight (RC 62881). Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Chalice     DB 68458
7 hours 7 minutes
by Robin McKinley
read by Annie Wauters
Young beekeeper Mirasol assumes the ceremonial role of Chalice of the Willowlands when her predecessor unexpectedly dies. Mirasol undertakes the daunting task of binding the governing circle to the new master, an elemental priest of fire, to save her wounded land. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Child of a Dead God: The Noble Dead, Book 6    RC 67127
16 hours 32 minutes
by Barb Hendee and J.C. Hendee
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Dhampir Magiere and half-blood elf Leesil seek a mysterious orb artifact of unknown purpose that they understand must not fall into the hands of Magiere’s half-brother Welstiel. They head for an ice castle along with sage Wynn, dog Chap, and two elves. Some violence. For senior high readers. 2008.

Dead Beat: The Dresden Files, Book 7     DB/RC 68025
14 hours 50 minutes
by Jim Butcher
read by Gregory Gorton
Murderous vampire Mavra threatens to frame police detective Karrin Murphy for murder unless Karrin’s friend wizard PI Harry Dresden recovers the Word of Kemmler. While Harry tries to find it (and learn what it is), necromancers descend on Chicago. Some  violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2005.

Dead Witch Walking: A Hollows Novel    RC 66118
17 hours 35 minutes
by Kim Harrison
read by Margaret Strom
Bounty-hunting witch Rachel Morgan polices Cincinnati and its suburb the Hollows as part of a supernatural crime-fighting unit. When a misunderstanding leads to her dismissal—and a contract on her life—Rachel joins reformed vampire Ivy and pixy Jenks to elude assassins. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2004.

Dingo     DB/RC 67602
4 hours 58 minutes
by Charles De Lint
read by Mark Ashby High school student Miguel and his longtime enemy Johnny fall in love with Lainey and Em, twin sisters from Australia. The twins shape-shift into dingoes to avoid a cursed ancestor who reaches out to Miguel and Johnny through dreams. Some violence. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Dragon Mage     DB/RC 67334
8 hours 0 minutes
by Andre Norton and Jean Rabe
read by Erin Jones
Fifteen-year-old Shilo finds among her late father’s effects a dragon puzzle that, once completed, transports her to ancient Babylon. There Shilo must fulfill her destiny as a dragon’s servant and savior of her world—but first she must retrieve stolen dragon eggs. For senior high and older readers. 2007.

The Dragons of Babel     RC 66290
13 hours 46 minutes
by Michael Swanwick
read by Kimberly Schraf
On his way to the bustling metropolis of Babel, exiled half-mortal orphan Will befriends foundling Esme and confidence man Nat Whilk. In Babel Will becomes the hero of a subterranean army of the city’s dispossessed. Sequel to The Iron Dragon’s Daughter (RC 39034). Strong language and some violence. 2007.

Dreamhunter: Dreamhunter Duet, Book 1    RC 66693
10 hours 29 minutes
by Elizabeth Knox
read by Mary Kane
1906. Fifteen-year-old Laura Hame and her cousin Rose come from a family of dreamhunters—people who enter the place of dreams and relay them to others. After Laura’s father disappears, Laura searches the magical world for him, experiences nightmares, and encounters a monster. For junior and senior high readers. 2005.

Dreamquake: Dreamhunter Duet, Book 2    RC 66894
12 hours 24 minutes
by Elizabeth Knox
read by Mary Kane
1906. Teen Laura Hame, from Dreamhunter (RC 66693), unleashes a nightmare on the elite attendees of a dream function. With the help of her cousin Rose and suitor Sandy, Laura exposes a government plot to control the place of dreams. For junior and senior high readers. Printz Honor Book. 2007.

Endless Things: A Part of Ægypt    RC 66377
15 hours 37 minutes
by John Crowley
read by Lewis Grenville
Pierce Moffett goes to Europe to search for the mythical realm of Ægypt. Guided by the writings of late novelist Fellowes Kraft, Pierce finds traces of the mysteries of Ægypt interwoven into the histories of philosopher-martyr Giordano Bruno and others. Sequel to Daemonomania (RC 51952). 2007.

A Flame in Hali: The Clingfire Trilogy, Book 3     DB/RC 67613
21 hours 1 minute
by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Deborah J. Ross
read by J.P. Linton
King Carolin Hastur and his friend, keeper Varzil Ridenow, continue to campaign for a ban on weapons in hopes of bringing peace to Darkover. Meanwhile, the renegade Eduin secretly raises an army to destroy them and fulfill his own destiny. Sequel to Zandru’s Forge (RC 58475). Some violence. 2004.

Fool Moon: The Dresden Files, Book 2     DB/RC 67372
10 hours 53 minutes
by Jim Butcher
read by Gregory Gorton
Chicago. Police lieutenant Karrin Murphy calls on professional wizard Harry Dresden to help investigate several brutal murders that seem to coincide with the full moon. Bloody paw prints and other crime-scene clues can mean only one thing—werewolves. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2001.

Foundation: The Collegium Chronicles, Volume 1     DB/RC 68175
11 hours 7 minutes
by Mercedes Lackey
read by L.J. Ganser
Orphan Mags escapes a life of slavery in the gem mines when he is chosen to be trained as a Herald of Valdemar. Mags and his magical companion horse Dallen travel to Haven, where Mags witnesses the founding of a new Collegium, discovers latent talents, and uncovers a conspiracy. 2008.

General Winston’s Daughter     DB/RC 67308
8 hours 3 minutes
by Sharon Shinn
read by Jill Fox
Eighteen-year-old Averie Winston arrives in the land of Chiarrin to join her fiancé and her father, an Aeberelle general. Averie is accompanied by Lieutenant Ket Du’kai, her Xantish bodyguard. Averie falls in love with Ket and makes new friends even as a rebellion occurs. For senior high readers. 2007.

Grave Peril: The Dresden Files, Book 3     DB/RC 67581
12 hours 26 minutes
by Jim Butcher
read by Gregory Gorton
Hostile ghosts seem to be targeting professional wizard Harry Dresden and his friends, wreaking havoc throughout Chicago. Before he becomes a ghost himself, Harry tries to figure out which of his many enemies wants him dead. Some violence, and some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2001.

The Gypsy Morph: The Genesis of Shannara, Book 3     DB/RC 67681
13 hours 17 minutes
by Terry Brooks
read by Jack Fox
As Knights of the Word, Logan Tom and Angel Perez struggle to protect elves and the gypsy morph—humanity’s last hope of salvation—from demons and once-men. Meanwhile, a band of refugees seeks safety in the ruins of America’s Pacific Northwest. Sequel to The Elves of Cintra (RC 65540). Some violence. 2008.

The Hidden World     DB/RC 66878
12 hours 29 minutes
by Paul Park
read by Jill Fox
Miranda, a Roumanian princess who can shape-shift into the White Tyger, faces the spirit-world enemies unlocked by evil baroness Nicola Ceausescu before her death. Meanwhile, Miranda’s love, army captain Peter, struggles to survive as he battles a Turkish offensive. Sequel to The White Tyger (RC 64407). For senior high readers. 2008.

Impossible     DB/RC 68401
9 hours 1 minute
by Nancy Werlin
read by Emily Durante
Pregnant seventeen-year-old Lucy Scarborough discovers that her family has been cursed by an evil elfin knight. To break the curse Lucy, with help from love-struck neighbor Zach, must perform three difficult tasks before her daughter is born. Some violence. For senior high readers. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Once upon a Time in the North     DB/RC 67621
2 hours 55 minutes
by Philip Pullman
read by Nick Sullivan
Texan Lee Scoresby, accompanied by his daemon Hester, lands his hot-air balloon on the arctic island of Novy Odense, where he becomes embroiled in local politics and first meets Iorek Byrnison, the armored bear. Companion to the His Dark Materials series. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Once upon a Time (She Said)     DB/RC 66867
15 hours 36 minutes
by Jane Yolen
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Fantasy writer presents a collection of poems, essays, and short stories. In the tale “Sans Soleil,” meaning sunless, a prince is raised in darkness in keeping with a dire prophecy. In “Ride Me like a Wave” a fisherman finds a mermaid in distress. Some descriptions of sex. 2005.

Passage: The Sharing Knife, Volume 3     DB/RC 66875
14 hours 52 minutes
by Lois McMaster Bujold
read by Jill Fox
Having met with disapproval and bigotry from both their communities, newlyweds Dag, a Lakewalker soldier-sorcerer, and Fawn, a farmer’s daughter, set out to mend the rift between their peoples. The journey tests both their loyalty and their talents, including Dag’s growing magical abilities. Sequel to Legacy (RC 65034). 2008.

The Pirate King: Forgotten Realms; Transitions, Book 2     DB/RC 68231
15 hours 33 minutes
by R.A.  Salvatore
read by Erik Sandvold
The Sword Coast city of Luskan has been seized by pirates and the Arcane Brotherhood, a cabal of powerful wizards. Captain Deudermont plots to retake the city, and his friend Drizzt Do’Urden, although plagued by internal conflict, joins the battle. Sequel to The Orc King (RC 65569). Some violence. 2008.

Promise of the Witch-King: Forgotten Realms; the Sellswords, Book 2    RC 65602
14 hours 20 minutes
by R.A. Salvatore
read by Erik Sandvold
Human assassin Artemis Entreri and his dark elf companion Jarlaxle are sent by their dragon matrons to the northern wastelands of Vaasa to find magical artifacts belonging to the fallen witch-king Zhengyi. Sequel to Servant of the Shard, a novel included in Paths of Darkness (RC 60200). Some violence. 2005.

Proven Guilty: The Dresden Files, Book 8     DB/RC 68058
15 hours 35 minutes
by Jim Butcher
read by Gregory Gorton
The White Council of Wizards drafts preternatural PI Harry Dresden to gauge the faerie court’s position in the war between vampires and wizards. Harry must also find the source of black magic in Chicago—and put a stop to it. Some violence and some strong language. 2006.

Rebel Fay: The Noble Dead, Book 5    RC 67122
15 hours 28 minutes
by Barb Hendee and J.C. Hendee
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Half-elf Leesil, half-vampire Magiere, and companions Wynn and Chap enter the Elven Territories in winter to rescue Leesil’s mother, trailed by vampires Welstiel and Chane. But the elves, led by Most Aged Father, hate vampires and humans alike and resist being disturbed. Some violence. For senior high readers. 2007.

Return to Summerhouse     DB/RC 67155
9 hours 30 minutes
by Jude Deveraux
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Three emotionally wounded women, Amy, Faith, and Zoë, are sent to a therapist’s house in Maine for help in recovering from their painful pasts. The three visit Madame Zoya’s shop, where Zoya and her sister Primrose transport them to eighteenth-century England to change their destinies. Bestseller. 2008.

Riders of the Storm: Stratification, Book 2     DB/RC 68124
14 hours 28 minutes
by Julie E. Czerneda
read by Kristin Allison
Exiled from her Om’ray clan, Aryl Sarc leads her followers to their new home in the ruined village of Sona. They begin to rebuild their lives but find their sanctuary threatened by rising tensions between the Oud and the Tikitik species. Sequel to Reap the Wild Wind (RC 67915). 2008.

1632: Ring of Fire    RC 66064
22 hours 31 minutes
by Eric Flint
read by Nick Sullivan
A cosmic disaster transports the entire community of Grantville, West Virginia, back in time to Europe during the Thirty Years’ War. The residents, led by union organizer and ex-soldier Mike Stearns, set about introducing American law and order to the war-torn land. Some violence and some strong language. 2000.

1633: Ring of Fire    RC 66101
28 hours 10 minutes
by David Weber and Eric Flint
read by Nick Sullivan
Residents of Grantville, West Virginia—transported back in time to 1630s Europe—have formed a new “United States” under Mike Stearns. Threatened by French cardinal Richelieu, Mike’s wife Rebecca becomes trapped in Amsterdam and his sister Rita is imprisoned in the Tower of London. Some violence and some strong language. 2003.

1634: The Baltic War; Ring of Fire    RC 66385
31 hours 4 minutes
by Eric Flint and David Weber
read by Nick Sullivan
Residents of Grantville, West Virginia—transported back in time to 1630s Europe—are caught up in a conflagration. The United States of Europe, led by Swedish king Gustav Adolf and American Mike Stearns, battle an alliance of France, Spain, England, and Denmark. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

1634: The Bavarian Crisis; Ring of Fire    RC 66809
28 hours 40 minutes
by Eric Flint and Virgini DeMarce
read by Nick Sullivan
The fledgling United States of Europe —an alliance between Swedish king Gustav Adolf and twentieth-century Americans transported to 1630s Europe—tries to restore iron production in the Upper Palatinate mines. But a battle with the duke of Bavaria and a marriage of state hinder their efforts. Strong language and some violence. 2007.

1634: The Galileo Affair; Ring of Fire    RC 67042
23 hours 28 minutes
by Eric Flint and Andrew Dennis
read by Nick Sullivan
Grantville, West Virginia, residents—transported through time to seventeenth-century Europe by a cosmic accident—spread democratic ideals. Mike Stearns, president of the fledgling United States of Europe, sends a diplomatic mission to Venice where a plot is underway to rescue Galileo from heresy charges. Strong language and some violence. 2004.

1634: The Ram Rebellion    RC 66572
21 hours 22 minutes
by Eric Flint
read by Nick Sullivan
Anthology of interrelated stories about an uprising of Franconian farmers in 1630s Europe. Rebel leaders, fighting for religious and other freedoms, hope to find allies in their new administrators—residents of Grantville, West Virginia, who have been transported through time, bringing with them twentieth-century American ideals. Some strong language. 2006.

1635: The Cannon Law    RC 66817
18 hours 0 minutes
by Eric Flint and Andrew Dennis
read by Nick Sullivan
Italy, 1635. Cardinal Gaspar Borja plots to undermine Pope Urban VIII’s rule. As Spain’s armies surround Naples and unrest grows, diplomat Sharon Nichols—a temporally displaced resident of twentieth-century Grantville, West Virginia—sends in her fiancé Ruy Sanchez to gather information on the situation. Some strong language. 2006.

1635: The Dreeson Incident; Ring of Fire     DB/RC 68816
23 hours 15 minutes
by Eric Flint and Virginia DeMarce
read by Nick Sullivan
Europe, 1600s. Temporally displaced residents of Grantville, West Virginia, have brought twentieth-century technology and democratic ideals to the fledgling United States of Europe (U.S.E.). But rival Huguenots plotting to disrupt peace negotiations between France and the U.S.E. threaten the carefully crafted country with assassinations and revenge. 2008.

Small Favor: The Dresden Files, Book 10     DB 68290
14 hours 43 minutes
by Jim Butcher
read by Gregory Gorton
Chicago. The Winter Queen of the Sidhe Court calls in a long-overdue favor from professional wizard Harry Dresden, coercing him to search for missing crime lord Gentleman Johnnie Marcone. Only by finding Johnnie and saving his life can Harry preserve his own. Some violence and some strong language. 2008.

Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1     DB/RC 67342
9 hours 16 minutes
by Jim Butcher
read by Gregory Gorton
Chicago. Harry Dresden, a wizard-for-hire specializing in paranormal investigations, helps the police probe the murders of mob enforcer Tommy and Tommy’s lover Jennifer, an escort who worked for a powerful vampire. Clues indicate rogue sorcery, but there are no leads and no suspects. Some violence and some strong language. 2000.

Thief of Lives: The Noble Dead, Book 2    RC 66830
14 hours 57 minutes
by Barb Hendee and J.C. Hendee
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Half-vampire, half-human Magiere, from Dhampir (RC 57598), and her half-elf partner Leesil are running a tavern in Miiska when Magiere is blackmailed into investigating another killing. Vampires Chane, Toret, and Sapphire reside in the nearby city of Bela and prepare to battle Magiere. Some violence. For senior high readers. 2004.

Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth     DB/RC 65877
25 hours 28 minutes
by J.R.R. Tolkien
read by Erin Jones
Posthumous collection further exploring the lore of Middle-earth. Includes accounts of Túrin, Galadriel, and the Black Riders’ hunt for the Ring, as well as other events from The Silmarillion (RC 60367) and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Edited with an introduction and commentary by Christopher Tolkien. 1980.

Victory of Eagles: The Temeraire Adventures, Book 5     DB/RC 67482
13 hours 7 minutes
by Naomi Novik
read by Erik Sandvold
The dragon Temeraire is exiled to Wales, and Captain Laurence is imprisoned for treason after events in Empire of Ivory (RC 64979). When Napoleon invades England, Laurence escapes and Temeraire gathers an army of feral dragons to defend the nation. Reunited, the two lead the war effort. Some violence and some strong language. 2008.

The War with the Mein: Acacia, Book 1     DB/RC 66162
28 hours 58 minutes
by David Anthony Durham
read by John Polk
The exiled race Mein attacks the empire of Acacia. While an assassin targets King Leodan, the royal siblings—Mena, Dariel, Corinn, and Aliver—are spirited away to separate remote locations where they attempt to avenge their father’s death and restore the kingdom. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

White Night: The Dresden Files, Book 9     DB 68157
14 hours 6 minutes
by Jim Butcher
read by Gregory Gorton
Chicago. Harry Dresden, a professional wizard specializing in preternatural cases, tracks a serial killer who targets witches. When evidence implicates his vampire brother Thomas, Harry enters the city’s supernatural underworld to prove him innocent. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Widdershins    RC 66500
20 hours 5 minutes
by Charles De Lint
read by Mary Kane
Artist Jilly Coppercorn, still struggling with injuries received in The Onion Girl (RC 56422), becomes trapped in a sinister otherworld that is based on her own worst memories. Jilly’s fiddler friend Geordie Riddell attempts a rescue while conflict erupts between mystical natives and fairy folk. Some violence. 2006.

Wrath of a Mad God: The Darkwar Saga, Book 3    RC 66673
14 hours 50 minutes
by Raymond E. Feist
read by Mark Ashby Sorcerer Pug and his companions venture into the realm of the Dasati seeking to destroy the Dark God and save Midkemia and Kelewan. Meanwhile, Pug’s wife Miranda plots to escape from her Dasati captors and evil Leso Varen. Sequel to Into a Dark Realm (RC 66307). Some violence. 2008.

The Wyrmling Horde: The Runelords, Book 7     DB/RC 67886
12 hours 50 minutes
by David Farland
read by Roy Avers
Flameweaver Fallion Orden is held prisoner by the fiendish Lord Despair, who is raising an army of wyrmlings to conquer the worlds that Fallion himself fused together. Fallion’s beloved, Rhianna, attempts to rescue Fallion and stop the spread of evil. Sequel to Worldbinder (RC 65903). Violence. 2008.

The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, 2008: Twenty-first Annual Collection     DB/RC 67816
33 hours 18 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow and others
read by Erin Jones
Forty selections of short fiction and poetry by Terry Dowling, Karen Joy Fowler, Tanith Lee, Garth Nix, Joyce Carol Oates, and others. Editors’ yearly review of the genre includes sections on comics and graphic novels, music, and the media. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

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Folktales

All the World’s Reward: Folktales Told by Five Scandinavian Storytellers    RC 63290
13 hours 26 minutes
edited by Reimund Kvideland and Henning K. Sehmsdorf
read by Catherine Byers
Collection of tales from the repertoires of five traditional storytellers, one from each of five principal Scandinavian tradition areas: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Swedish-speaking Finland, and Iceland. An introduction to each section places the tales and tellers in their cultural context, and short commentaries elucidate the ninety-eight individual texts. 1999.

The Bride Who Argued with God: Tales from the Treasury of Jewish Folklore     DB/RC 67116
9 hours 52 minutes
retold by HavA Ben-Zvi
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Anthology of Jewish tales from immigrants in Israel, focusing on women and their relationships with men in courtship, marriage, business, and family. In the title story a bride successfully argues with the angel of death, who comes to claim her groom at their wedding feast. 2006.

Folktales of Ireland     DB/RC 66584
14 hours 46 minutes
edited by Sean O’Sullivan
read by Terry Donnelly
An English-language compilation of Gaelic lore featuring animals, kings and warriors, saints and sinners, fairies, magicians, and historical characters. In “The Fairy Frog” a girl’s idle wish leads to a strange visit to a fairy palace, with unforeseen consequences. 1966.

General

A Case of Exploding Mangoes     DB/RC 68020
10 hours 19 minutes
by Mohammed Hanif
read by Michael Scherer
Pakistan, 1988. Junior military officer Ali Shigri believes his father’s suicide was actually a murder and holds General Zia, the country’s president, responsible. With the help of his friend and sometime lover Baby O, Ali plots revenge—the general’s assassination. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Dancer and the Thief     DB/RC 67448
8 hours 7 minutes
by Antonio Skármeta
read by Mark Ashby
Chile. Released from prison, young horse thief Ángel Santiago seeks out reformed bank robber Vergara Gray, who reluctantly helps him plan a daring heist. A beautiful dancer and an assassin complicate matters. Translated from Spanish by Katherine Silver. Some violence, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2003.

Diary of a Bad Year     DB/RC 66425
6 hours 47 minutes
by J.M. Coetzee
read by John Lescault
Australia. Aging South African writer JC is penning essays for a forthcoming book in which he and others expound on various contentious subjects. JC hires Anya, his beautiful neighbor who calls him Señor C, as his secretary. Anya’s lover Alan grows increasingly jealous and schemes to defraud JC. 2007.

Driftless     DB/RC 68424
17 hours 24 minutes
by David Rhodes
read by Suzanne Toren
July Montgomery, first met in Rock Island Line (RC 9486), settles into the small farming community of Words, Wisconsin. July’s neighbors include Olivia, who uses a wheelchair and loses her savings at a casino, and Grahm and his wife Cora, who confront the milk cooperative. Milkweed National Fiction Prize. 2008.

8 Sandpiper Way : Cedar Cove, Book 8     DB/RC 67608
10 hours 39 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Catherine Byers
Cedar Cove, Washington. Emily Flemming, the wife of pastor Dave, suspects that her husband is having an affair and may also be stealing a parishioner’s jewelry. Meanwhile widowed sheriff Troy Davis’s former high school girlfriend Faith returns to town and other residents prepare for the holidays. Bestseller. 2008.

The Elephanta Suite     DB/RC 66862
8 hours 37 minutes
by Paul Theroux
read by Jack Fox
Three tales of American travelers in India. In “The Gateway of India” a divorced lawyer finds succor in Mumbai’s slums. In “The Elephant God” a woman is stalked by a student from her call-center English class. Also includes “Monkey Hill.” Some  strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Elizabeth Costello     DB/RC 67640
8 hours 40 minutes
by J.M. Coetzee
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
At sixty-six, distinguished Australian author Elizabeth Costello travels the world making acceptance speeches for literary prizes and reflecting on her life and beliefs. She considers her roles as mother, sister, lover, and writer and discusses such concepts as animal rights, evil, Eros, and humanism. Some descriptions of sex. 2003.

A Free Life    RC 67373
20 hours 55 minutes
by HA Jin
read by Ted Stoddard
Nan Wu, a political science graduate student in Boston, no longer feels his native China is home since the Tiananmen massacre. Nan drops out of school in hopes of becoming a poet, and with his wife Pingping and their son, slowly builds a life in America. Strong language. 2007.

The Girl with No Shadow     DB/RC 67345
16 hours 26 minutes
by Joanne Harris
read by Laura Giannarelli
Chocolate maker Vianne Rocher, from Chocolat (RC 49086), now quietly resides in Paris under the name Yanne Charbonneau with her daughters, high-strung preadolescent Annie (Anouk) and unusual four-year-old Rosette. A dazzling new friend Zozie de l’Alba insinuates herself into their lives—but can she be trusted? 2008.

In the Country of Men     DB/RC 67794
7 hours 10 minutes
by Hisham Matar
read by Mark Ashby
Twenty-four-year-old Suleiman Faraj el-Dewani, exiled in Egypt, remembers the summer of 1979 when he was nine years old and living with his parents in Tripoli, Libya. Recalls childhood games disturbed by sinister phone calls, his father’s business trips, his mother’s “medicinal” confidences, and the political unrest. Booker Prize finalist. 2006.

Indignation     DB/RC 67841
4 hours 48 minutes
by Philip Roth
read by Barry Bernson
In 1951, during the Korean War, eighteen-year-old Marcus Messner, only child of a kosher butcher, leaves Newark, New Jersey, to attend Ohio’s Winesburg College. He experiences rudeness, heartache, and fear of expulsion before his death at age nineteen—which devastates his parents. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Laura Warholic; or, The Sexual Intellectual     DB/RC 67133
42 hours 25 minutes
by Alexander Theroux
read by Fred Major
Eugene Eyestones, a sex columnist for a literary magazine, is obsessed with Laura Warholic, the ex-wife of the magazine’s owner, who becomes fodder for his column. Eyestones’s politically incorrect and sometimes scabrous observations on Laura and sex mingle with misogyny and social/religious criticism. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2007.

Liberty : A Lake Wobegon Novel     DB/RC 67907
6 hours 17 minutes
by Garrison Keillor
read by Jack Fox
Lake Wobegon citizens demand the resignation of tyrannical Fourth of July committee chairman Clint Bunsen. Meanwhile, sixty-year-old Clint, who is married, receives shocking DNA results, has an affair with Angelica Pflame—the parade’s former Miss Liberty, and contemplates a bid for congress. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Made in the U.S.A.     DB/RC 67942
9 hours 51 minutes
by Billie Letts
read by Mare Trevathan
Fifteen-year-old Lutie and her eleven-year-old brother Fate live in South Dakota with their father’s obese girlfriend Floy. After Floy dies in a Wal-Mart, the siblings flee to Las Vegas to find their father. A mysterious circus performer rescues them. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Miss Julia Paints the Town     DB/RC 67666
11 hours 23 minutes
by Ann B. Ross
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Miss Julia rallies her town of Abbotsville, North Carolina, to protest plans of a New Jersey developer to replace city hall with condominiums. Miss Julia plots to scare off the Yankee by showcasing local eccentrics. In the meantime the husbands of three of Miss Julia’s friends have disappeared. 2008.

The School on Heart’s Content Road     DB/RC 68410
17 hours 48 minutes
by Carolyn Chute
read by Susan Ericksen
Maine. Fifteen-year-old dropout Mickey befriends militia leader Rex, who lives on a commune headed by polygamist Gordon St. Onge. Also residing there are six-year-old Jane, whose mother is incarcerated, and fifteen-year-old Bree, one of Gordon’s wives. Unrest, poverty, and suspicion abound. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Then We Came to the End    RC 65387
13 hours 6 minutes
by JoshuA Ferris
read by Don Hagen
Desperation, paranoia, and mischief abound as the staff of a beleaguered Chicago ad agency await the next round of layoffs. Workaholic Joe Pope and depressed but heavily medicated Carl Garbedian pass the time with mass e-mails, pranks, and a mysterious pro bono campaign. Strong language. 2007.

2666     DB/RC 68418
41 hours 58 minutes
by Roberto Bolaño
read by Ken Kliban
Three scholars travel to the Mexican border town of Santa Teresa searching for German writer Benno von Archimboldi. Professor Amalfitano and his daughter Rosa also move there, and African American reporter Oscar Fate arrives to cover a boxing match. Meanwhile, dozens of women are murdered. Some strong language. National Book Critics Circle Award. Bestseller. 2008.

The Widows of Eastwick     DB/RC 68785
10 hours 45 minutes
by John Updike
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Three decades after The Witches of Eastwick (RC 2090), the divorcées—Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie—have moved away, remarried, and become widows. They renew their friendships during trips to Egypt and China and decide to return to Eastwick—where some still remember them and wish them ill. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Zuckerman Bound: A Trilogy and Epilogue, 1979–1985; The Ghost Writer, Zuckerman Unbound, The Anatomy Lesson, The Prague Orgy     DB/RC 67357
26 hours 47 minutes
by Philip Roth
read by Robert Sams
Novels featuring writer Nathan Zuckerman. In The Ghost Writer (1979) Nathan meets someone who claims she’s Anne Frank. In Zuckerman Unbound (1981) Nathan is hounded after publishing his autobiography. The Anatomy Lesson (1983) and The Prague Orgy (1985) continue aging Nathan’s adventures. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Gothics

Dragonwyck     DB/RC 68205
12 hours 53 minutes
by Anya Seton
read by Erin Jones
1840s. Eighteen-year-old farmer’s daughter Miranda Wells is invited to be a governess at Dragonwyck, her distant relative Nicholas Van Ryn’s Hudson River estate. Upon his wife’s death, Nicholas weds Miranda. But Miranda’s initial joy turns to despair after dark secrets are revealed. Includes 2005 afterword by Philippa Gregory. 1944.

The House at Riverton     DB/RC 66900
17 hours 2 minutes
by Kate Morton
read by Corrie James
Grace Bradley has long-held secrets about a young poet’s alleged suicide near an English manor in 1924. When a film director contacts ninety-eight-year-old Grace about the tragic incident, she thinks back to the years she worked as the Hartford family maid and was their daughters’ confidant. 2006.

Scandal Becomes Her     DB/RC 68111
13 hours 59 minutes
by Shirlee Busbee
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
England, 1804. Heiress Nell Anslowe has recurring nightmares. When Nell escapes from a kidnapping, she takes refuge in an abandoned building where Julian Weston, the earl of Wyndham, is also sheltering. Marrying, the two fall in love and seek a reason for Nell’s bad dreams. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Seduction Becomes Her     DB/RC 68070
12 hours 56 minutes
by Shirlee Busbee
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
Napoleonic-era England. Daphne Beaumont and her two siblings arrive in Cornwall to claim their inheritance. Charles Weston, who is visiting Lord Wyndham, from Scandal Becomes Her (RC 68111), gets trapped in a cave for two days with Daphne—and is forced by honor to wed her. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Sister     DB/RC 67220
10 hours 34 minutes
by Poppy Adams
read by Corrie James
Dorset, England; 2007. Seventy-year-old Virginia Stone awaits her younger sister Vivien’s return after an absence of fifty years. When Vivien escaped to London as a teen, Virginia stayed in the decaying Victorian mansion and continued their father’s research into moths. But the past disrupts their reunion. Some strong language. 2008.

Walk of the Spirits     DB/RC 68209
9 hours 11 minutes
by Richie Tankersley Cusick
read by Madelyn Buzzard
After losing everything in a Florida hurricane, Miranda and her mother move back to the mother’s family home in St. Yvette, Louisiana. Miranda joins a school project involving the town’s history and discovers that she, like her grandfather, can speak to spirits from the past. For senior high readers. 2008.

Growing Up

Almost Alice     DB/RC 67093
6 hours 1 minute
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
read by Kerry Dukin
As her junior year winds down, Alice’s ex-boyfriend Patrick surprises her with an invitation to the prom. Meanwhile there is an unexpected turn of events with Alice’s school newspaper job, and one of her close friends makes a shocking discovery. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Braless in Wonderland     DB/RC 67903
7 hours 9 minutes
by Debbie Reed Fischer
read by Kerry Dukin
Smart, feminist Miami high school student Allee Rosen is shocked when a modeling agency hires her for commercials. Allee, who has always looked down on fashion-obsessed “trendy wendies,” soon learns that modeling is hard work—and that she shouldn’t be so quick to judge others. For senior high readers. 2008.

Confessions of a Serial Kisser     DB/RC 67899
6 hours 10 minutes
by Wendelin Van Draanen
read by Jill Fox
After reading her mother’s secret collection of romance novels during her parents’ difficult separation, high school junior Evangeline has a make-over and begins a quest for the perfect kiss. When her reputation begins to suffer, Evangeline reassesses her life. For senior high readers. 2008.

Crazy in Love     DB/RC 68536
5 hours 21 minutes
by Dandi Daley Mackall
read by Erin Jones
Seventeen-year-old high school senior Mary Jane “M.J.” Ettermeyer becomes popular when she begins dating the class “hottie” Jackson House. Although M.J. is a good daughter to her parents and friend to her mentally challenged older sister, a part of her wants to be bad. For senior high readers. 2007.

English, August: An Indian Story    RC 64115
11 hours 1 minute
by Upamanyu Chatterjee
read by Peter Berkrot
1980s. Privileged English-speaking college graduate Agastya “August” Sen from New Delhi joins the elite Indian Administrative Service and is sent to the remote village of Madna. August is miserable with culture shock, mountains of paperwork, and isolation, which he numbs with marijuana. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1988.

The Fortunes of Indigo Skye     DB/RC 67370
9 hours 36 minutes
by Deb Caletti
read by Colleen Delany
Seattle. The life of eighteen-year-old high school senior and part-time waitress Indigo Skye changes dramatically when a customer leaves her millions of dollars as a tip. Indigo’s familial relationships and personal values are tested by her newfound wealth. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2008.

Geek Magnet: A Novel in Five Acts     DB/RC 68373
7 hours 49 minutes
by Kieran Scott
read by Jill Fox
Junior KJ Miller suddenly becomes popular when she’s appointed stage manager for the annual high school musical. KJ abandons her nerdy friends, attends parties, and dates an athlete. But a family emergency causes KJ to reevaluate her new social status. For senior high readers. 2008.

Long May She Reign    RC 66641
27 hours 27 minutes
by Ellen Emerson White
read by Kerry Dukin
After escaping from kidnappers in Long Live the Queen (RC 33610), Meg Powers, whose mother is the U.S. president, endures posttraumatic stress and painful physical therapy. Meg must then leave the security of the White House for her first year of college. Strong language. For senior high readers. 2007.

Ten Things I Hate about Me     DB/RC 68318
7 hours 17 minutes
by RandA Abdel-Fattah
read by Corrie James
Lebanese Australian Jamilah, known in high school as Jamie, hides her heritage by dyeing her hair blonde and wearing blue contact lenses. At home, Jamie plays in an Arabic band and endures her father’s strict Muslim rules. The conflict between cultures forces Jamie to make choices. For senior high readers. 2006.

Historical Fiction

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and Related Readings    RC 64730
13 hours 25 minutes
by Ernest J. Gaines
read by Jill Ferris
A Louisiana ex-slave recounts her life from the end of the Civil War to the mid-twentieth-century civil rights movement. Also includes a speech by Sojourner Truth, a short story by Pearl S. Buck, and related memoirs, poems, and essays. Some strong language. 1971.

Believing the Dream: Return to Red River, Book 2     DB/RC 67115
12 hours 22 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Mitzi Friedlander
1890s. Thorliff Bjorklund, an aspiring journalist at college in Minnesota, confronts his failing relationship with his childhood sweetheart Anji, whom he left behind in North Dakota. Meanwhile, Thorliff’s friend Elizabeth Rogers inadvertently causes heartbreak in pursuit of her medical career. For senior high and older readers. 2002.

Blessing in Disguise: Red River of the North, Book 6     DB/RC 68814
9 hours 59 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Catherine Byers
1880s. Broken-hearted Augusta Bjorklund leaves Norway to start a new life in America. She intends to go to Blessing, North Dakota, to stay with relatives but boards the wrong train and meets handsome rancher Kane Moyer, who mistakes her for his mail-order bride. For senior high and older readers. 1999.

Bog Child     DB 68471
7 hours 10 minutes
by Siobhan Dowd
read by Alexander Strain
1981. Fergus, a Sinn Fein courier, crosses into Ireland from Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles. His imprisoned brother’s hunger strike and Fergus’s dreams about a girl whose body he discovered in a peat bog distract him from his studies. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2008.

Cathedral of the Sea     DB/RC 67129
25 hours 19 minutes
by Ildefonso Falcones
read by Roy Avers
Follows the life of peasant farmer’s son Arnau in medieval Spain. Orphaned at fourteen, Arnau cuts stone for the construction of a Barcelona cathedral, Santa Maria de la Mar. His love for a Jewish woman eventually delivers him to the Inquisitor—his adopted brother. Violence. 2006.

The China Lover     DB 68434
12 hours 33 minutes
by Ian Buruma
read by Ted Stoddard
Fictional biography. Three admirers recall Manchurian-born starlet Ri Koran, née Yamaguchi Yoshiko, who hides her Japanese heritage to act in Chinese movies. After World War II Ri ventures into American-occupied Japan to perform under her birth name and eventually becomes a television journalist in the Middle East. Some violence. 2008.

The Commoner    RC 66692
9 hours 15 minutes
by John Burnham Schwartz
read by Corrie James
Haruko Tsuneyasu grows up in postwar rural Japan and studies at Sacred Heart University, where she meets the crown prince. When they marry in 1959, she enters an oppressive, treacherous world and suffers a nervous breakdown after the birth of her son. 2008.

Daughter of the Sun     DB/RC 66800
16 hours 57 minutes
by Barbara Wood
read by Catherine Byers
American Southwest, 1150. Toltec leader Jakál kidnaps seventeen-year-old potter Hoshi’tiwa, taking her from her family and her betrothed to the Toltec’s drought-stricken lands. There she is forced to make a jar that will bring rain—or face execution. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Devil Water     DB/RC 66355
22 hours 16 minutes
by Anya Seton
read by Erin Jones
Follows the fortunes of British nobleman Charles Radcliffe, who joined the 1715 Jacobite uprising, and of Jenny, his beloved daughter from an affair with a working-class girl. Charles flees to France while Jenny sails for the New World, where she settles in Virginia. Includes 2007 foreword by Philippa Gregory. 1962.

A Dream to Follow: Return to Red River, Book 1     DB/RC 67095
10 hours 13 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Mitzi Friedlander
North Dakota, 1893. In this continuation of the Red River saga, seventeen-year-old aspiring journalist Thorliff Bjorklund applies to college. But once accepted Thorliff faces a dilemma—follow his dreams or stay and help his family on the farm. He turns to God for help. For senior high and older readers. 2001.

Escape from Andersonville: A Novel of the Civil War     DB/RC 66981
10 hours 46 minutes
by Gene Hackman and Daniel Lenihan
read by Christopher Lane
Union captain Nathan Parker and his men are captured in July 1864 and sent to Georgia’s infamous Andersonville prison. Escaping two months later, Parker, unable to convince his superiors to help free other captives, hires former Confederate Marcel LaFarge and his cutthroats. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Far Pavilions     DB/RC 66098
56 hours 25 minutes
by M.M. Kaye
read by Yolande Bavan
Nineteenth-century British India. Ashton Hilary Akbar Pelham-Martyn is raised as a Hindu at the foot of the Himalayas, the “Far Pavilions.” As a child, he falls in love with princess Anjuli. Years later Ash, now an English officer, unexpectedly reunites with Juli, but she is betrothed to another. 1978.

The Flames of Rome     RC 66078
19 hours 21 minutes
by Paul L. Maier
read by George Holmes
Ancient Rome. The spread of Christianity ignites political and religious unrest under Emperors Claudius and, after Claudius’s murder, Nero. As Christians are increasingly persecuted, Senator Flavius Sabinus becomes embroiled in conflict, eventually playing a crucial role in the development of the gospels. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 1981.

Genghis: Birth of an Empire; a Novel of Genghis Khan     DB/RC 67044
16 hours 8 minutes
by Conn Iggulden
read by Ken Kliban
Asia, twelfth century. When the clan abandons his family, young Temujin—the future Genghis Khan—fights for survival on the harsh steppe. As Temujin grows into both a fierce warrior and a diplomat, he builds an army to one day conquer his enemies and unite the Mongol tribes. Violence. 2007.

Genghis: Bones of the Hills; a Novel of Genghis Khan     DB/RC 68840
18 hours 35 minutes
by Conn Iggulden
read by Nick Sullivan
After he successfully invades the Chin empire, Mongol warrior Genghis Khan marches his army into the Islamic lands of central Asia. Meanwhile, another battle takes place between Khan’s own sons. Sequel to Genghis: Lords of the Bow (RC 67611). Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2009.

Genghis: Lords of the Bow; a Novel of Genghis Khan     DB/RC 67611
15 hours 19 minutes
by Conn Iggulden
read by Ken Kliban
Asia, twelfth century. Having consolidated power over the tribes of his homeland, Mongol warrior Genghis leads his army across the Gobi Desert to attack Xi Xia and the walled empire of the Chin. Sequel to Genghis: Birth of an Empire (RC 67044). Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Gift of Rain     DB/RC 68207
17 hours 59 minutes
by Tan Twan Eng
read by Alec Volz
Philip Hutton, son of a prosperous British trader and his Chinese second wife, is sixteen when he first meets Japanese diplomat Hayato Endo in 1939 Penang. Philip’s relationship with Endo, his beloved aikido sensei, changes when the Japanese occupy Malaya during World War II. Booker Prize nominee. 2008.

A Golden Age     DB/RC 67121
8 hours 39 minutes
by TahmimA Anam
read by Erin Jones
East Pakistan, 1971. When her teenage children Maya and Sohail join the struggle for an independent Bengali state, widow Rehana Haque is drawn into the conflict. Sohail uses their home as a base for guerilla operations, forcing Rehana to risk her life to keep their activities secret from authorities. 2007.

The Good Thief     DB/RC 68250
10 hours 35 minutes
by Hannah Tinti
read by Jim Zeiger
New England, 1800s. Ren, a twelve-year-old, one-handed orphan with no memory of his past, is adopted by Benjamin Nab, a con man claiming to be Ren’s long-lost brother. As Benjamin introduces Ren to a dark, surreal world of grave robbers and petty thieves, Ren discovers his true parentage. Some violence. 2008.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society     DB/RC 67526
8 hours 2 minutes
by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
read by Corrie James
London, 1946. Writer Juliet Ashton corresponds with Dawsey Adams and other members of a literary society created as a front during the Nazi occupation of the British channel island of Guernsey. Through letters, Juliet learns about their wartime experiences. Intrigued, Juliet sails to Guernsey, where she finds new inspiration. Bestseller. 2008.

Guerrilla Season    RC 64864
8 hours 29 minutes
by Pat Hughes
read by Jack Fox
Missouri, 1863. Fifteen-year-old buddies Matt and Jesse find their friendship and family loyalties tested by the Civil War. Jesse plans to join the guerrillas fighting the Union soldiers. Matt’s mother wants to move back North, but Matt wants to keep his father’s farm. For junior and senior high readers. 2003.

Heyday    RC 64866
24 hours 51 minutes
by Kurt Andersen
read by Ray Foushee
In 1848 British aristocrat Benjamin Knowles, inspired by the French Revolution, journeys to America in search of adventure. In New York Knowles meets actress/prostitute Polly Lucking; her brother Duff, a Mexican War veteran; and muckraker Timothy Skaggs. The group ventures out west, but an assassin pursues them. 2007.

The Indian Clerk     DB/RC 67675
17 hours 36 minutes
by David Leavitt
read by Gary Tipton
Trinity College, Cambridge; 1913. English mathematician G.H. Hardy discovers a math genius in self-taught Madras, India, bank clerk Srinivasa Ramanujan. Wanting to mentor the young man, Hardy asks don Eric Neville and his wife Alice to bring Ramanujan to England. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey     DB/RC 66312
17 hours 2 minutes
by Alison Weir
read by Anne Flosnik
Sixteenth-century England. Jane Grey, King Henry VIII’s great-niece, becomes a royal pawn in the battle for the Crown. Jane’s power-hungry parents and opponents of Jane’s Catholic cousin Mary plot Jane’s ascension, eventually bringing a brief reign—and treason charges. Some violence, some  strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

It Dreams in Me    RC 65915
6 hours 16 minutes
by Kathleen O’Neal
Gear
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Sora, former Black Falcon Nation high chieftess, is blamed for the murder of a rival clan chief. Amid escalating violence, Sora finds refuge with healer Strongheart, who grows suspicious of Sora’s ex-husband Flint. Sequel to It Wakes in Me (RC 63584). Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Katherine     DB/RC 67486
25 hours 19 minutes
by Anya Seton
read by Erin Jones
Fourteenth-century England. Novel about Katherine Swynford, sister-in-law of Geoffrey Chaucer and wife of John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster. As John fights for power, he falls in love with Katherine, a married woman. Their romance lasts through decades of war, adultery, and murder. Includes 2004 foreword by Philippa Gregory. 1954.

The Lady Elizabeth     DB/RC 67225
19 hours 51 minutes
by Alison Weir
read by Colleen Delany
Fictional account of the childhood of Elizabeth I (1533–1603), daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. After her mother’s beheading, two-year-old Elizabeth is exiled from court. She becomes a pawn in a power struggle and later battles her Catholic half sister  Mary I. Some violence. 2008.

Land of Marvels     DB/RC 68847
7 hours 50 minutes
by Barry Unsworth
read by John Horton
Mesopotamia, 1914. British archaeologist John Somerville discovers ancient Assyrian remains situated in the path of a railroad being built to access oil reserves. As John’s desperation mounts, restlessness spreads among his party, which includes his bored wife and an American geologist with hidden motives. Some descriptions of sex. 2009.

A Land to Call Home: Red River of the North, Book 3     DB/RC 68095
13 hours 2 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Catherine Byers
Dakota Territory, 1880s. Ingeborg and Haakan Bjorklund and their extended Norwegian family face hardships at their Red River Valley homestead. Fire erupts, an infant is born deaf, and another relative gets hurt in a train accident. But they persevere with faith and love. For senior high and older readers. 1997.

Lavinia     DB/RC 67310
10 hours 8 minutes
by Ursula K. Le Guin
read by Jill Fox
Ancient Italy. King Latinus’s daughter Lavinia, from Virgil’s The Aeneid (RC 64204), is pressured to marry Turnus despite prophecies that she will wed a foreigner and cause a war. When Trojan ships arrive bearing hero Aeneas, Lavinia discovers true love—and her destiny. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Man from Beyond    RC 66704
7 hours 48 minutes
by Gabriel Brownstein
read by Steven Carpenter
Young New York reporter Molly Goodman covers the rivalry between magician and skeptic Harry Houdini and spiritualist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who attempts to prove through “scientific” means that an afterlife exists. As Molly investigates the realm of spirits and frauds, she discovers her true self. Some strong language. 2005.

Mister Pip     DB/RC 67788
7 hours 3 minutes
by Lloyd Jones
read by Margaret Strom
Tom Watts, the lone white man on a war-torn Pacific island, volunteers to be schoolmaster and begins reading Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations to his students. The novel helps thirteen-year-old Matilda escape from the horrors of reality, even when the violence reaches her village. Some violence and some strong language. 2006.

More than a Dream: Return to Red River, Book 3     DB/RC 67125
12 hours 3 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Mitzi Friedlander
1890s. Thorliff Bjorklund, an aspiring journalist attending college in Minnesota, begins thinking of future doctor Elizabeth Rogers as more than a friend. But when tragedy strikes his family in North Dakota, Thorliff returns home to help. Meanwhile, Elizabeth works in a Chicago hospital. For senior high and older readers. 2003.

Mozart’s Sister     DB/RC 67888
12 hours 22 minutes
by Rita Charbonnier
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Maria Anna Mozart, brilliant musician and composer, is forced by her domineering father to relinquish her performing career to teach piano and support the family and her younger brother Wolfgang’s burgeoning talent. An epistolary romance compels Maria to choose between her duty and her dreams. Originally published in Italian. 2007.

My Theodosia     DB/RC 67485
12 hours 53 minutes
by Anya Seton
read by Erin Jones
A novel of Theodosia Burr, beloved daughter of Thomas Jefferson’s vice president Aaron Burr, from her seventeenth birthday to her mysterious death twelve years later. During her brief adult life, Theo marries wealthy Joseph Alston, bears a son, and supports her father during his arrest and trial for treason. 1941.

Newes from the Dead     DB/RC 68848
9 hours 23 minutes
by Mary Hooper
read by Terry Donnelly
England, 1650. Twenty-two-year-old Anne Green’s freshly executed body lies on the dissecting table when suddenly her eyelids move. As the immobile Anne reflects on the events that led to her conviction and hanging, others in the room debate whether she is alive. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

The Nineteenth Wife     DB/RC 67538
17 hours 42 minutes
by David Ebershoff
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Jordan Scott, a modern-day gay youth exiled from his fundamentalist polygamist sect, attempts to uncover the truth of his father’s murder. Interwoven with Jordan’s tale is that of Ann Eliza Young, the rebellious nineteenth wife of Mormon leader Brigham Young. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

The Painted Kiss    RC 65623
10 hours 20 minutes
by Elizabeth Hickey
read by Laura Giannarelli
Fictional account of the affair between Viennese painter Gustav Klimt and fashion designer Emilie Flöge, the model for Gustav’s masterpiece The Kiss. Emilie, who first meets Gustav in the late 1800s at age twelve, enters the artist’s subculture, becoming his mistress and muse. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2005.

LA Petite Four     DB/RC 67774
5 hours 51 minutes
by Regina Scott
read by Corrie James
Napoleonic-era England. Lady Emily and her friends Priscilla, Daphne, and Ariadne have graduated from finishing school and are anticipating their coming-out ball in London. But Lady Emily’s father informs her that she must immediately marry her childhood nemesis, Lord Robert. For senior high and older readers. 2008.

The Piano Teacher     DB 68609
10 hours 41 minutes
by Janice Y.K. Lee
read by Faith Potts
1952. Newlyweds Martin and Claire Pendleton arrive in Hong Kong, where Martin works for the British government and Claire teaches piano to the daughter of a wealthy Chinese family. Claire begins an affair with the family’s chauffeur, whose imprisonment during the Japanese occupation still haunts him. Violence. Bestseller. 2009.

The Reapers’ Song: Red River of the North, Book 4     DB/RC 68812
12 hours 2 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Catherine Byers
Dakota Territory, 1880s. When her husband Haakan falls ill, Ingeborg Bjorklund tries her hand at working the fields. Meanwhile, the family takes in Zeb MacCallister, a newcomer with a secret about his past. Zeb falls for Katy Bjorklund, which tests the family’s faith. For senior high and older readers. 1998.

The Religion: The Tannhauser Trilogy, Book 1     DB/RC 66503
27 hours 49 minutes
by Tim Willocks
read by David Cutler
1565. Adventurer Mattias Tannhauser escorts French noblewoman Carla La Penautier from Sicily to the isle of Malta to save Carla’s illegitimate son, now twelve, from the invading Turks. In Malta, Mattias assists the besieged Knights of John the Baptist and uncovers a traitor. Violence. 2006.

Sea of Poppies: Sea of Poppies, Book 1     DB/RC 68395
18 hours 25 minutes
by Amitav Ghosh
read by Phil Gigante
1838. With the opium trade as a backdrop, the ship Ibis leaves British India bound for Mauritius and carrying a diverse crew and passengers, including a Bengali widow, a French orphan, a deposed raja, and an American freedman. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Man Booker Prize finalist. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Sealed Letter     DB/RC 68079
14 hours 31 minutes
by Emma Donoghue
read by Lisette Lecat
London, 1864. Thirty-six-year-old Helen Codrington reclaims her friendship with women’s rights advocate Emily (Fido) Faithfull, revealing an extramarital affair and involving Fido in the courtroom drama of her divorce from Admiral Harry Codrington. Husband and wife each pressure Fido to support their side or risk consequences to her reputation. 2008.

Serena     DB/RC 68405
11 hours 25 minutes
by Ron Rash
read by Phil Gigante
Appalachian North Carolina, 1929. Newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton, owners of a logging company, arrive to strip the land before the government incorporates it into a national park. Serena’s cruelty extends to her lumber camp workers and to a teenager impregnated by her husband. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Shadow Country: A New Rendering of the Watson Legend     DB/RC 67860
38 hours 37 minutes
by Peter Matthiessen
read by Roy Avers
Reimagines the mythic life of E.J. Watson, a sugarcane planter in the turn-of-the-twentieth-century Florida Everglades, who was despised and shot to pieces by his neighbors. Watson’s favorite son becomes obsessed with his killing, and Watson’s own memoir concludes this account. Strong language. National Book Award. 2008.

Shadow of the Moon    RC 67558
18 hours 19 minutes
by M.M. Kaye
read by David Cutler
English captain Alex Randall escorts young Winter de Ballesteros to India in preparation for her marriage to her distant, much-older cousin Conway Barton, the commissioner of Lunjore. But as the country plunges into the Indian Mutiny of 1857, it is Alex who helps Winter endure danger and hardship. 1956.

Sharpe’s Company: The Siege of Badajoz     DB/RC 68267
10 hours 46 minutes
by Bernard Cornwell
read by Erik Sandvold
1812. Captain Richard Sharpe attempts to capture the fortress Badajoz to protect Portugal and move British forces into Spain. The campaign reunites him with his beloved Teresa—a guerrilla fighter who reveals they have a daughter—and with Obadiah Hakeswill, a sergeant Richard vowed to kill. Violence and some strong language. 1982.

Sharpe’s Rifles: Richard Sharpe and the French Invasion of Galicia, January 1809     DB/RC 68247
12 hours 11 minutes
by Bernard Cornwell
read by Erik Sandvold
British forces retreat as French dragoons sweep across Spain. Lieutenant Richard Sharpe attempts to lead the mutinous 95th Rifles to safety, but to do so he must ally with Major Blas Vivar, who is safeguarding a mysterious strongbox that could affect the war’s outcome. Violence and some strong language. 1988.

The Soul Thief: Corban Loosestrife, Book 1     DB/RC 68201
9 hours 42 minutes
by Cecelia Holland
read by Jack Fox
Corban witnesses the destruction of his family and their Irish farmstead and bondsmen by Vikings. He tracks his enslaved twin sister Mav to a sorceress, the Lady of Hedeby. Finding Mav raped and pregnant by Eric Bloodaxe, the man who murdered their people, Corban seeks revenge on Eric. Violence. 2002.

Tallgrass     DB/RC 68342
9 hours 47 minutes
by Sandra Dallas
read by Faith Potts
Colorado, 1942. The U.S. government opens Tallgrass, a Japanese internment camp, in thirteen-year-old Rennie Stroud’s town. Rennie’s father hires internees to work on his farm, but when a local girl is murdered, suspicion falls on the newcomers. Rennie and her family stand up for what is right. Spur Award. 2007.

Telex from Cuba     DB/RC 68056
11 hours 1 minute
by Rachel Kushner
read by Mark Delgado
Cuba, 1950s. American teens Everly Lederer and K.C. and Delmore Stites live in the eastern province of Oriente, where the Stites’s father manages the United Fruit Company. The three youths observe the political and social unrest among the residents, and Del joins the Castro brothers’ resistance movement. Strong language. 2008.

Tender Mercies: Red River of the North, Book 5     DB/RC 68813
10 hours 24 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Catherine Byers
Dakota Territory, 1880s. Mary Martha MacCallister from Missouri visits her brother Zeb in Blessing, where she volunteers at the school and befriends eligible pastor John Solberg. Just as everyone comes to love her, Mary Martha must leave to care for her ailing mother. For senior high and older readers. 1999.

The Tenderness of Wolves     DB/RC 65768
13 hours 51 minutes
by Stef Penney
read by Erin Jones
Canadian wilderness, 1860s. The day her adopted seventeen-year-old son Francis disappears, Mrs. Ross discovers her neighbor’s murdered corpse. The community suspects Francis of the crime. Mrs. Ross leaves her husband and sets out with half-Indian William Parker to find the teen. Some violence. Costa Book of the Year. 2006.

Under a War-Torn Sky     DB/RC 68311
8 hours 13 minutes
by L.M. Elliott
read by Joe Peck
Europe, 1944. After his plane is shot down by Hitler’s Luftwaffe, nineteen-year-old Lieutenant Henry Forester of Virginia begins trekking across occupied France. With help from members of the resistance, Henry tries to avoid capture and reach the safety of the American lines. Some violence. For senior high readers. 2001.

Under Enemy Colors     DB/RC 67747
18 hours 10 minutes
by S. Thomas Russell
read by Jim Zeiger
1793. British naval lieutenant Charles Hayden reports to HMS Themis, where he is to investigate rumored misconduct of tyrannical captain Josiah Hart. As the frigate prowls the French coast for enemy ships, the disgruntled crew moves closer to mutiny. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

An Untamed Land: Red River of the North, Book 1     DB/RC 67616
13 hours 46 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Catherine Byers
1880. Roald Bjorklund, his wife Ingeborg, and their five-year-old son Thorliff leave Norway in search of a better life in America. They journey to the Dakota Territory where they build a homestead in the Red River Valley with faith, love, and hard work. For senior high and older readers. Angel Award. 1996.

Valfierno: The Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa     DB/RC 67829
10 hours 15 minutes
by Martín Caparrós
read by Roy Avers
A con artist reinvented as the marqués de Valfierno divulges his escapades—from surviving a sordid childhood in Buenos Aires, where he was called Bollino, to perfecting an audacious heist of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911—and the reason behind the theft. First published in Spanish. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Premio Planeta. 2008.

Water     DB 65311
7 hours 15 minutes
by Bapsi Sidhwa
read by Yolande Bavan
India, 1930s. When her older husband dies, eight-year-old Chuyia is abandoned at a widow’s ashram. She befriends other residents, including beautiful Kalyani, who has been forced into prostitution. Chuyia facilitates a forbidden romance between Kalyani and a law student that defies Hindu tradition and disrupts their lives. Movie tie-in. 2006.

The Witches’ Kitchen: Corban Loosestrife, Book 2     DB/RC 68346
11 hours 22 minutes
by Cecelia Holland
read by Jack Fox
Corban sails for Denmark with his son Conn and nephew Raef to answer a summons, leaving his wife Benna and sister Mav on the remote island they all call home. Entangled in the intrigues of kingship successors, Conn swears allegiance to Sweyn, but Raef himself has royal blood. Violence. 2004.

A Woman’s Place     DB/RC 67644
16 hours 11 minutes
by Lynn Austin
read by Suzanne Toren
After the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, four diverse women take shipyard jobs in Michigan to help the war effort. They all struggle with personal problems: Virginia tires of pampering her ungrateful husband; middle-aged Helen loses her faith; Rosa lives with her new in-laws; and Jean yearns for college. 2006.

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Holidays

The Christmas Sweater     DB/RC 68511
5 hours 11 minutes
by Glenn Beck
read by Gary Tipton
Twelve-year-old Eddie is mad that he didn’t get a bike for Christmas—only a homemade sweater from his widowed mother. When Eddie’s mom is killed on their way home from visiting his grandparents, his grandfather tries to teach the grieving boy about life, happiness, and faith. Bestseller. 2008.

A Family Christmas     DB/RC 65732
10 hours 11 minutes
selected by Caroline Kennedy
read by Barbara Caruso
Anthology of Kennedy’s holiday favorites. Encompasses poems, stories, scriptures, songs, and essays of the Christmas season. Includes her own 1962 letter to Santa as well as works by Irving Berlin, Robert Frost, George Washington, Langston Hughes, and other notables. Bestseller. 2007.

An Irish Country Christmas     DB 68302
16 hours 55 minutes
by Patrick Taylor
read by David Cutler
Ballybucklebo, Northern Ireland; 1964. Doctors Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly and Barry Laverty compete with a newly arrived, incompetent physician while dealing with their own eccentric patients. Barry is disappointed when his girlfriend Patricia announces she may not visit for the holidays. Sequel to An Irish Country Village (RC 67803). 2008.

The New Year’s Quilt: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel     DB/RC 66840
7 hours 3 minutes
by Jennifer Chiaverini
read by Mitzi Friedlander
During the holidays, late-in-life newlywed Sylvia recalls New Years festivities of her youth as well as the tragic circumstances that distanced her from her sister. Determined not to repeat past mistakes, Sylvia reaches out to her new stepdaughter Amy who disapproved of Sylvia’s marriage to Amy’s father Andrew. 2007.

Silver Bells     DB/RC 67713
11 hours 42 minutes
by Fern Michaels and others
read by Mare Trevathan
Four romantic Christmas stories. In the title piece, Amy Lee returns home to Pennsylvania for the holidays and rekindles a relationship with her high school sweetheart Hank Anders, who has no idea that Amy is a movie star. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror     DB/RC 68133
6 hours 48 minutes
by Christopher Moore
read by Erik Sandvold
Pine Cove, California. Seven-year-old Josh Barker sees Lena Marquez murder her ex-husband Dale Pearson, the “evil developer,” as he returns home from playing Santa Claus. Meanwhile dimwitted archangel Raziel, who is sent to Earth to grant a child’s Christmas wish, discovers that Josh wants to resurrect Santa. Strong language. 2004.

Human Relationships

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything     DB/RC 67478
15 hours 3 minutes
by Janelle Brown
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
When Janice’s CEO husband runs off with her tennis partner the day he becomes a multimillionaire, Janice accidentally starts a crystal-meth habit. Meanwhile her elder daughter’s feminist magazine folds, and the younger daughter learns that she’s known as the school slut. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Back on Blossom Street: A Blossom Street Book     DB/RC 64791
13 hours 16 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Margaret Strom
Colette, a young widow who left her job after an affair with her boss; Alix, a jittery bride-to-be; and flower-store owner Susannah join A Good Yarn’s newest knitting class. Under instructor Lydia’s tutelage, they learn to make prayer shawls—and to cope with their problems. Some descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Bad Girl     DB/RC 66877
12 hours 6 minutes
by Mario Vargas Llosa
read by Fred Major
Ricardo Somocurcio recounts his romance with the mysterious woman who captivates him for three decades. He first encounters the metamorphic “bad girl” as teenage Lily in 1950s Peru and is later ensnared by her in the guises of “Comrade Arlette” and “Madame Arnoux.” Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

Belong to Me    RC 66610
13 hours 25 minutes
by Marisa De los Santos
read by Jill Fox
New to the Philadelphia suburbs, Cornelia, from Love Walked In (RC 64413), is put off by snobby neighbor Piper. Instead she befriends single mother Lake, who has just moved to town with her precocious son. Meanwhile, Piper learns to deal with her best friend’s cancer. Strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Bleeding Kansas     DB/RC 66917
15 hours 40 minutes
by Sara Paretsky
read by Faith Potts
Rivalry between the Grellier and the fundamentalist Schapen families escalates when a Wiccan moves into the area, a soldier son dies in Iraq, and a cow begets a perfect red heifer—a Jewish religious omen. Tensions rise as the calf’s fate is decided. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Bright Shiny Morning     DB/RC 66829
14 hours 27 minutes
by James Frey
read by Fred Major
Los Angeles vignettes and history. Teen runaways arrive in California, Old Man Joe and other drunks and junkies live in Venice Beach shacks, and movie star Amberton Parker hides his true sexual identity. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

The Elegance of the Hedgehog     DB/RC 68224
8 hours 53 minutes
by Muriel Barbery
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Middle-aged widow Renée Michel, a closet intellectual, works as a concierge for a small luxury apartment building in Paris. Twelve-year-old tenant Paloma realizes the absurdity of life and plans on suicide. But when Kakuro Ozu moves in, he befriends and transforms them both. Translated from the French. Bestseller. 2008.

An Elm Creek Quilts Album: Three Novels in the Popular Series     DB/RC 66629
34 hours 34 minutes
by Jennifer Chiaverini
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Tales of Pennsylvania needlecrafters. In The Runaway Quilt Sylvia discovers her ancestors’ involvement with the Underground Railroad. In The Quilter’s Legacy Sylvia seeks family heirlooms. In The Master Quilter the women of Elm Creek secretly make bride-to-be Sylvia a gift. Sequel to An Elm Creek Quilts Sampler (RC 65774). 2004.

An Elm Creek Quilts Sampler: The First Three Novels in the Popular Series     DB/RC 65774
35 hours 5 minutes
by Jennifer Chiaverini
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Women forge friendships while sharing their needlecraft. In The Quilter’s Apprentice  Waterford, Pennsylvania, newcomer Sarah McClure takes quilting lessons from her crotchety employer Sylvia Compson. In Round Robin the quilters open an instructional camp. In The Cross-Country Quilters five new members join the group. 2001.

Fellow Travelers     DB/RC 68035
14 hours 7 minutes
by Thomas Mallon
read by Joe Peck
Washington, D.C.; 1950s. While Senator McCarthy leads a crusade against Communists and sexual subversives, recent college graduate and devout Catholic Tim Laughlin begins his first homosexual affair with Hawkins Fuller—an older State Department official. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

The First Lady    RC 67573
9 hours 43 minutes
by Carl Weber
read by Bob Moore
After his wife’s death, Bishop T.K. Wilson seeks a new first lady for his New York ministry. Four women vie for T.K.’s affections: plastic surgery fanatic Monique, choir soloist Savannah, widow Sister Lisa, and recovering addict Marlene—with whom T.K. has a daughter. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Friday Nights     DB/RC 68091
12 hours 26 minutes
by Joanna Trollope
read by Terry Donnelly
Six British women who have been meeting regularly on Friday nights over the years have formed complex friendships. The group’s dynamics change when single mom Paula begins dating Jackson, who becomes part of all of their lives in different ways. 2008.

Game Control     DB/RC 68400
10 hours 45 minutes
by Lionel Shriver
read by Laural Merlington
American Eleanor Merritt, a family-planning worker, comes to Kenya to improve the lives of the poor. Eleanor unexpectedly falls in love with Calvin Piper, who views the lower classes as an imposition and advocates radical methods of population control. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

Grace     DB/RC 68794
5 hours 44 minutes
by Richard Paul Evans
read by Guy Williams
1960s. Ninth-grader Eric is still adjusting to his family’s move from California to Utah when he discovers his classmate Grace scrounging for food in a restaurant dumpster. Eric and his brother Joel hide Grace in their backyard clubhouse. But neither the boys nor Grace can keep their secrets forever. 2008.

How to Be Single     DB/RC 68368
12 hours 58 minutes
by Liz Tuccillo
read by Erin Jones
When Georgia’s husband leaves her, she demands that her friend Julie take her and her other thirtysomething single friends out to meet men. Depressed with all of their lifestyles, Julie decides to interview women worldwide for a book about being single. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

How to Talk to a Widower     DB/RC 67386
10 hours 3 minutes
by Jonathan Tropper
read by Erik Sandvold
Fun-loving magazine writer Doug Parker’s brief, happy marriage to Hailey, eleven years his senior, ended when Hailey died in a plane crash. A year later twenty-nine-year-old Doug, still grief-stricken, awkwardly begins to date again and to reach out to Hailey’s teenaged son. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

An Irish Country Christmas     DB 68302
16 hours 55 minutes
by Patrick Taylor
read by David Cutler
Ballybucklebo, Northern Ireland; 1964. Doctors Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly and Barry Laverty compete with a newly arrived, incompetent physician while dealing with their own eccentric patients. Barry is disappointed when his girlfriend Patricia announces she may not visit for the holidays. Sequel to An Irish Country Village (RC 67803). 2008.

An Irish Country Doctor     DB/RC 67767
10 hours 43 minutes
by Patrick Taylor
read by David Cutler
Newly graduated doctor Barry Laverty accepts his first job as assistant to Dr. O’Reilly in the Northern Ireland town of Ballybucklebo. Barry is puzzled by the village eccentrics and Dr. O’Reilly’s bedside manner and falls in love with engineering student Patricia Spence. Includes recipes. 2004.

The Juvie Three     DB/RC 68442
5 hours 17 minutes
by Gordon Korman
read by Mark Delgado
Juvenile delinquents Gecko, Arjay, and Terence readily accept a second chance at life outside of incarceration and they move into an apartment with social worker Doug Healy. Scared when an injury causes Healy to have amnesia, the boys continue their rehabilitation alone. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Knit Two: A Friday Night Knitting Club Novel     DB/RC 68636
10 hours 53 minutes
by Kate Jacobs
read by Colleen Delany
Manhattan. Club members, from The Friday Night Knitting Club (RC 65750), face love, career, and family challenges. Peri runs her handbag business and the group’s late founder’s yarn shop. Darwin prepares for twins, and Anita gets engaged despite her grown children’s disapproval. Includes recipes and instructions for an afghan. 2008.

Love     DB/RC 57353
7 hours 9 minutes
by Toni Morrison
read by Michele Schaeffer
Even after the death of seaside resort owner Bill Cosey, his women—widow Heed, granddaughter Christine, and mistress Celestial—continue their feuds. These members of the town’s African American former elite reminisce about the man they loved and hated. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2003.

The Moviegoer     DB/RC 68008
8 hours 25 minutes
by Walker Percy
read by Jim Zeiger
New Orleans. Apathetic young businessman and avid movie fan Binx Bolling undertakes a quest for authenticity that outrages his family, endangers his aunt’s fragile stepdaughter Kate, and leads him into the chaos of Mardi Gras—during which he opens up to love. Some strong language. National Book Award. 1960.

The New Year’s Quilt: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel     DB/RC 66840
7 hours 3 minutes
by Jennifer Chiaverini
read by Mitzi Friedlander
During the holidays, late-in-life newlywed Sylvia recalls New Years festivities of her youth as well as the tragic circumstances that distanced her from her sister. Determined not to repeat past mistakes, Sylvia reaches out to her new stepdaughter Amy, who disapproved of Sylvia’s marriage to Amy’s father Andrew. 2007.

Olive Kitteridge     DB/RC 67392
10 hours 6 minutes
by Elizabeth Strout
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Thirteen stories set in a small community on the Maine coast are linked by the presence of Olive Kitteridge, retired teacher and pharmacist’s wife. In “Tulips” Olive struggles in the aftermath of her husband’s stroke and with their son’s response to his father’s nursing-home confinement. Some strong language. Pulitzer Prize. 2008.

The Quilter’s Kitchen: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel with Recipes     DB/RC 68353
4 hours 41 minutes
by Jennifer Chiaverini
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Anna, now the chef of Elm Creek Manor, and Sylvia remodel the inn’s kitchen and plan a cookbook. They also use fabric scraps and old aprons to create a new quilt. Includes dozens of recipes. 2008.

River of Heaven     DB/RC 67070
8 hours 39 minutes
by Lee Martin
read by Gordon Gould
Sam Brady, an aging gay man in a small Illinois town, is jolted from his solitary life first by his widowed neighbor Arthur Pope, who wants to be friends, and then by the arrival of his estranged brother Cal, with whom he shares a long-buried secret. Some strong language. 2008.

Second Chance    RC 64935
10 hours 24 minutes
by Jane Green
read by Kristin Allison
After thirty-nine-year-old Tom Fitzgerald, a Brit living in America, is killed in a terrorist attack, his former school mates reunite at his memorial service. Illustrator Holly, writer Paul, animal sanctuary director Olivia, and actress Saffron reassess their lives and make changes after renewing their friendships. Some strong language. 2007.

South of Broad     DB/RC 69381
20 hours 50 minutes
by Pat Conroy
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Charleston, South Carolina; 1960s. Lonely, troubled Leo and several other high school students form an unlikely but close-knit friendship. They endure crises and successes until their loyalty is put to a final test two decades later, in San Francisco. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009.

Testimony     DB/RC 68084
9 hours 2 minutes
by Anita Shreve
read by ELisabeth Rodgers
Three drunken senior basketball players at a private Vermont high school are videotaped engaging in sexual acts with a willing fourteen-year-old girl. The incident affects the students’ lives and the lives of their families and friends—culminating in tragedy. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Them     DB/RC 66591
11 hours 34 minutes
by Nathan McCall
read by Bill Quinn
African American Barlowe Reed lives in a historically black Atlanta neighborhood where gentrification is bringing unwelcome changes for longtime residents. When young white marrieds Sean and Sandy Gilmore move next door to Barlowe, they forge an awkward, complex friendship amid rising tensions. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

This Charming Man     DB 68459
21 hours 1 minute
by Marian Keyes
read by Colleen Delany
Ireland. Playboy politician Paddy’s engagement to social climber Alicia shocks many, including Paddy’s recent girlfriend Lola, his emotionally unstable former lover Marnie, and Marnie’s journalist sister Grace. The women reexamine their relationships with Paddy while scandal erupts and Grace seeks revenge. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Twenty Wishes: A Blossom Street Book     DB/RC 66637
10 hours 57 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Four widows—Anne Marie, Lillie, Barbie, and Elise—meet at Anne Marie’s bookstore, and each makes twenty wishes to improve her life. Anne Marie assists Ellen, an at-risk child; Barbie meets Mark, who uses a wheelchair; Elise starts a foundation in memory of her husband; and Lillie falls in love. Bestseller. 2008.

The Used World     DB/RC 67400
12 hours 13 minutes
by Haven Kimmel
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Hazel, an eccentric, astrology-believer, runs the Used World Emporium in Jonah, Indiana. Her employees are lonely, middle-aged Claudia and young Rebekah, who escapes her father’s religious zealotry only to discover she’s pregnant—and alone. The three women bond after Claudia adopts an abandoned baby and takes Rebekah in. Some strong language. 2007.

What I’m Going to Do, I Think     DB/RC 67394
10 hours 55 minutes
by L. Woiwode
read by Erik Sandvold
Young Chris and his wife of one month Ellen, who is two months pregnant, arrive at her grandparents’ summer lodge in Michigan. Ellen revels in the wilderness, while Chris feels increasingly confused about his new role. Then Chris buys a rifle. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1969.

The Winding Ways Quilt: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel     DB/RC 67126
11 hours 32 minutes
by Jennifer Chiaverini
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Elm Creek, Pennsylvania, quilting circle experiences changes. Judy and Steve move to Philadelphia, Summer starts graduate school in Chicago, Sarah expects twins, and newcomers join the camp. Meanwhile Gwen searches for the creator of a quilt found in a church basement. 2008.

Humor

Airhead     DB/RC 67792
7 hours 33 minutes
by Meg
Cabot
read by Mary Kane
Sixteen-year-old Emerson “Em” Watts, an advanced-placement student who likes video games and disdains fashion, receives a “whole-body transplant” after an accident. Em is dismayed to find her mind in the body of teen supermodel Nikki Howard—a fact that she has to hide. For senior high readers. 2008.

Chasing Harry Winston     DB/RC 67032
12 hours 24 minutes
by Lauren Weisberger
read by Suzanne Toren
New Yorkers Leigh, Emmy, and Adriana, friends since college, seek changes in their lives as they near thirty. Newly dumped Emmy wants to date lots of men, gorgeous Brazilian Adriana decides to pick a man to marry, and editor Leigh meets a brilliant author. Strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Comfort Food     DB/RC 67901
11 hours 23 minutes
by Kate Jacobs
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Successful TV chef Augusta “Gus” Simpson is about to turn fifty when her show’s format is changed and she has to share the stage with former beauty queen Carmen Vega. As Gus’s daughters help her during a special live episode, Gus becomes attracted to the show’s new producer. 2008.

Cruisin’ on Desperation    RC 66068
10 hours 36 minutes
by Pat G’Orge-Walker
read by Saidah Arrika Ekulona
The ladies from the Oh Lawd, Why Am I Still Single church group in Pelzer, South Carolina, welcome their club’s first white member Birdie Tweet. When they discover that Birdie’s ex-boyfriend is a con artist they know, the women lure him onto a singles’ cruise to exact revenge. 2007.

Forever Princess: The Princess Diaries, Book 10     DB/RC 68378
10 hours 7 minutes
by Meg Cabot
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Graduation is on the minds of Mia’s classmates, yet she avoids telling the truth about her four-hundred-page senior project and college acceptance letters. Then her ex-boyfriend Michael returns from Japan and she begins to evade questions relating to prom and love. Some descriptions of sex. For senior high readers. 2009.

Gods Behaving Badly     DB/RC 66599
9 hours 13 minutes
by Marie Phillips
read by Michael Russotto
The Greek gods and goddesses, their powers fading, live in twenty-first-century London. Forced to work, Artemis is a dog walker, Apollo a TV psychic, Aphrodite a phone-sex operator, and Dionysus a DJ. Quarreling, the gods catch mortals in their crossfire. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Late, Lamented Molly Marx     DB/RC 69376
12 hours 18 minutes
by Sally Koslow
read by Tanya Eby Sirois
Newly dead Molly Marx observes from the afterlife as detective Hi Hicks investigates whether Molly’s death was a suicide, an accident, or a murder. She follows the inquiries and watches her husband, lover, twin sister, mother-in-law, friend, and young daughter—relishing each relationship. Strong language and descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

The Monkey Wrench Gang     DB/RC 66361
15 hours 53 minutes
by Edward Abbey
read by Fred Major
Vietnam veteran George Hayduke returns from war to find his beloved southwestern desert threatened by industrial development. George and an unlikely band of activists—libertarian Doc Sarvis, Bronx native Bonnie Abbzug, and Mormon outcast Seldom Seen Smith—declare war on strip miners, clear-cutters, and highway, dam, and bridge builders. Strong language. 1975.

My Husband’s Sweethearts     DB 68044
8 hours 41 minutes
by Bridget Asher
read by Margaret Strom
At her older, ailing husband Artie’s suggestion, Lucy Shoreman calls his many lovers to visit him before he dies. Elspa, a tattooed young woman, arrives to help, as does Artie’s illegitimate son John. While playing hostess, Lucy works hard to fight off her attraction to John. Some strong language. 2008.

Of Men and Their Mothers     DB/RC 68192
8 hours 9 minutes
by Mameve Medwed
read by Erin Jones
Maisie Grey escaped her marriage but not her annoying mother-in-law, who fusses over the way Maisie is raising her teenaged son. Supporting herself by performing odd jobs for her clients, Maisie meets a new man—who has his own mother issues. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Princess Mia: The Princess Diaries, Book 9     DB/RC 68358
6 hours 49 minutes
by Meg Cabot
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Mia’s best friend Lilly is not speaking to her, neither is her ex-boyfriend Michael, and her parents are forcing her to see a therapist. But then Mia discovers a document from a seventeenth-century Genovian princess that could change the fate of Genovia forever. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Queen of Babble Gets Hitched     DB/RC 67362
8 hours 25 minutes
by Meg Cabot
read by Annie Wauters
Manhattan wedding-dress restorer Lizzie Nichols, from Queen of Babble in the Big City (RC 65854), is finally engaged to her boyfriend Luke, who moves to France for the summer. But Lizzie has feelings for Luke’s friend Chaz and, in between meetings with celebrity clients, experiences marriage doubts. Strong language. 2008.

Queen of Babble in the Big City    RC 65854
8 hours 6 minutes
by Meg Cabot
read by Annie Wauters
Lizzie, whose straightforwardness created problems in Queen of Babble (RC 63557), moves from Ann Arbor to New York City with her friend Shari. Lizzie’s personality lands her in trouble with marriage-shy boyfriend Luke while she pursues a career as a wedding-gown specialist. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Queen Takes King     DB/RC 69374
10 hours 51 minutes
by Gigi Levangie Grazer
read by various narrators
Former prima ballerina Cynthia Power and her husband Jackson, a Manhattan real-estate tycoon, consider divorcing after twenty-five years of marriage. They turn to dirty tricks, as their gay daughter, Jackson’s father, and Jackson’s mistress spur them on. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Summer Blowout     DB/RC 68006
6 hours 10 minutes
by Claire Cook
read by Kristin Allison
Make-up artist Bella Shaughnessy and her siblings work for their father’s chain of beauty salons, which makes it difficult for Bella when her ex-husband starts dating her half sister. But then Bella meets Sean Ryan, who gives her a great business idea. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Swine Not? A Novel Pig Tale     DB/RC 67010
5 hours 11 minutes
by Jimmy Buffett
read by Erik Sandvold
Rumpy, a soccer-playing potbellied pig, and her twelve-year-old owner Barley move with their family from Tennessee to New York City after Barley’s mother takes a job as a pastry chef in a four-star hotel. While hiding from hotel staff, Rumpy searches for her long-lost brother. 2008.

The Uncommon Reader     DB/RC 66149
2 hours 32 minutes
by Alan Bennett
read by Jill Fox
England. When the royal dogs stray into a mobile library parked near the palace, the Queen feels obligated to borrow a book. She soon develops an obsession with reading that changes her worldviews, distracts her from official duties, and prompts her to write her own masterpiece—with surprising consequences. Bestseller. 2007.

Legal Themes

The Appeal     DB/RC 65629
13 hours 10 minutes
by John Grisham
read by Jim Zeiger
After a Mississippi jury returns a guilty verdict against a chemical company that dumped carcinogens into the water supply, the company’s owner, Carl Trudeau, appeals to the state’s supreme court. During judicial elections Trudeau tries to plant his own justice on the bench. Bestseller. 2008.

The Associate     DB/RC 67858
11 hours 15 minutes
by John Grisham
read by L.J. Ganser
A college misdeed comes back to haunt Yale law-school graduate Kyle McAvoy when he is blackmailed into working at a Wall Street firm that is handling a multibillion-dollar lawsuit involving a Pentagon contract. Forced into stealing documents, Kyle soon realizes he is in over his head. Bestseller. 2009.

Betrayal: A Dismas Hardy Mystery     DB/RC 66145
15 hours 7 minutes
by John Lescroart
read by Ray Foushee
Defense attorney Dismas Hardy takes on the caseload of missing lawyer Charlie Bowen. One case involves former second lieutenant Evan Scholler, who is accused of murdering Ron Nolan, a contractor Scholler met in Iraq. Hardy investigates Nolan’s nefarious activities in the Middle East. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Killer Heat: An Alexandra Cooper Mystery     DB/RC 66831
11 hours 16 minutes
by LindA Fairstein
read by Jill Fox
Manhattan assistant DA Alexandra Cooper is working a cold rape case during a heat wave when a woman’s body is discovered in an abandoned government building. After more bodies are found, Cooper joins homicide detective Mike Chapman to hunt a serial killer. Violence and strong language. 2008.

A Prisoner of Birth     DB/RC 66147
15 hours 39 minutes
by Jeffrey Archer
read by Fred Major
London mechanic Danny Cartwright and his fiancée are celebrating their engagement with her brother when four men attack them. The strangers kill the brother and frame Danny for murder. Sentenced to twenty-two years in prison, Danny gets an unexpected chance for vengeance. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Santa Fe Dead: An Ed Eagle Novel     DB/RC 66898
8 hours 21 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by Gregory Gorton
New Mexico attorney Ed Eagle’s ex-wife Barbara escapes custody while on trial for attempting to kill him. In disguise and using an alias, Barbara schemes to marry a widowed billionaire and have Ed and Ed’s actress girlfriend murdered. Strong language,  some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Show No Fear: A Nina Reilly Mystery     DB/RC 68292
10 hours 14 minutes
by Perri O’Shaughnessy
read by Mary Kane
In this prequel to the Nina Reilly Mystery series, Nina is a paralegal and law student in Carmel-by-the-Sea. When her ex-boyfriend and her mother are both murdered, Nina enlists the help of lawyer Jack McIntyre and detective Paul van Wagoner. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Literature

The Age of Innocence    RC 65343
13 hours 56 minutes
by Edith Wharton
read by Kimberly Schraf
New York, 1870s. Newland Archer anticipates a safe, conventional future with his socially impeccable fiancée, May Welland, until the arrival of May’s exotic cousin, Countess Ellen Olenska. Archer finds himself torn between his attraction to Ellen and his security in a bland, but proper, marriage to May. Pulitzer Prize. 1920.

The Complete Short Novels     DB/RC 67646
18 hours 34 minutes
by Anton Chekhov
read by John Horton
Works by Russian playwright and author Anton Chekhov (1860–1904). In My Life a delusional idealist seeks utopia in the country. Includes The Steppe, The Story of an Unknown Man, The Duel, and Three Years, which concerns a young merchant’s experiences in love. Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. 2004.

David Golder, The Ball, Snow in Autumn, The Courilof Affair     DB/RC 67355
14 hours 59 minutes
by Irène Némirovsky
read by Ted Stoddard
Four novellas by Russian Jewish émigré Irène Némirovsky (1903–1942), author of bestseller Suite Française (RC 62505). In The Courilof Affair a Russian revolutionary recalls his first assassination. In David Golder an aging Russian Jewish businessman suffers a breakdown in 1920s France. Translated from French by Sandra Smith. 1929.

The Eternal Husband and Other Stories     DB/RC 66300
13 hours 11 minutes
by Fyodor Dostoevsky
read by David Cutler
Five short tales by Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821–1881). Features “A Nasty Anecdote,” “Bobok,” “The Meek One,” “The Dream of a Ridiculous Man,” and the title piece, in which a widower encounters his deceased wife’s lover. Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. Includes 1997 preface. 1997.

The Grapes of Wrath     DB/RC 68308
17 hours 29 minutes
by John Steinbeck
read by Steven Carpenter
Steinbeck’s classic tale of the Joads, who, like many other families during the Great Depression, are driven from their homestead by drought, economic hardship, and the encroachment of large agricultural interests. They leave Oklahoma in search of a better life in California but meet with hardship and injustice. Pulitzer Prize. 1939.

Growth of the Soil     DB/RC 67499
13 hours 49 minutes
by Knut Hamsun
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Deep in Norway’s unspoiled back-country, Isak perseveres in building a homestead, nurturing his crops, and raising a family. But the demands of civilization eventually intrude upon—and destroy—his simple way of life. A 2007 translation by Sverre Lyngstad. 1917.

The Last Cavalier: Being the Adventures of Count Sainte-Hermine in the Age of Napoleon     DB/RC 66806
34 hours 56 minutes
by Alexandre Dumas
read by Robert Blumenfeld
Hector de Sainte-Hermine, vowing revenge on Napoleon for destroying his family, battles for Bourbon restoration. Hector is imprisoned and then released on the condition that he become a common French sailor and fight for his country. Conclusion by Dumas scholar Claude Schopp, who discovered the serial in 1988. 1869.

Lolita     DB/RC 67388
14 hours 40 minutes
by Vladimir Nabokov
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Incarcerated and awaiting trial, widowed middle-aged professor Humbert Humbert tells of his erotic obsession with preadolescent girls—particularly twelve-year-old Dolly Haze, whom he calls Lolita. Humbert details his fascination with Lolita and describes their bizarre road trip. Includes 1992 introduction by Martin Amis. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 1955.

Prose and Poetry: Maggie—A Girl of the Streets; The Red Badge of Courage; Stories, Sketches, and Journalism; Poetry     DB/RC 67263
52 hours 18 minutes
by Stephen Crane
read by Jim Zeiger
More than one hundred works of the nineteenth-century author and reporter Stephen Crane (1871–1900). Includes five novellas; dispatches from Asbury Park, New Jersey, and New York state; war reports from Greece during the Greco-Turkish wars and from Cuba during the Spanish-American War; and poetry. 1984.

Stories     DB/RC 67694
20 hours 22 minutes
by Anton Chekhov
read by Fred Major
Thirty tales by Russian playwright and author Anton Chekhov (1860–1904). Includes brief early pieces such as “The Huntsman” and later works marked by symbolism, irony, and social commentary. In “Ward No. 6” a doctor at a mental hospital becomes a patient. Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. 2000.

Under the Net     DB/RC 68815
11 hours 9 minutes
by Iris Murdoch
read by George Holmes
Follows the adventures of charming would-be writer Jake Donaghue in London and Paris. Jake falls in and out of love, resumes a friendship with a philosophy professor, kidnaps a canine movie star, and contemplates—at last—getting a real job. 1954.

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Medical Themes

The Cure for Modern Life     DB/RC 66977
10 hours 49 minutes
by Lisa Tucker
read by Scott Brick
Homeless ten-year-old Danny hoodwinks Philadelphia pharmaceutical executive Matthew Connelly into taking Danny and his younger sister in for the night. While Matthew’s former lover, medical researcher Amelia, intends to expose lethal side effects of Matthew’s new drug, she also appreciates the kids’ plight. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Heart and Soul     DB/RC 68437
12 hours 55 minutes
by Maeve Binchy
read by Annie Wauters
While her philandering husband wants a divorce and her immature adult daughters still live at home, Dublin cardiologist Clara Casey opens an underfunded heart clinic at St. Brigid’s hospital. Clara assembles a compassionate staff and ultimately realizes that their efforts are making a difference and that people can change. Bestseller. 2008.

Side Effects    RC 65610
4 hours 7 minutes
by Amy Goldman Koss
read by Miriam Wagner
Sarcastic eighth-grader Izzy is diagnosed with lymphoma and describes the whirlwind of hospital visits and unpleasant treatments that follow. Her constant doodling and her best friend help her handle reactions from family and classmates as she deals with side effects. Strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2006.

Still Alice     DB/RC 68429
8 hours 11 minutes
by Lisa Genova
read by Annie Wauters
As she turns fifty and begins experiencing odd lapses of memory, Harvard psychology professor Alice Howland gets the life-altering diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Her lecturing and traveling for work, and her relationships with her scientist husband and grown children, morph along with the disease. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Your Heart Belongs to Me     DB/RC 68412
8 hours 37 minutes
by Dean Koontz
read by Malcolm Hillgartner
Thirty-four-year-old California Internet entrepreneur Ryan Perry endures a successful organ transplant only to be stalked a year later by a mysterious woman wanting her heart back. Ryan’s fear leads to suspicion of his lover Samantha and his servants. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Mystery

American Detective: An Amos Walker Novel     DB/RC 66841
7 hours 20 minutes
by Loren D. Estleman
read by John Polk
PI Amos Walker is hired by former Detroit Tigers pitcher Darius Fuller to prevent his daughter Deirdre from marrying fortune hunter Hilary Bairn. When Deirdre is murdered, Walker searches for Bairn, but his investigation interferes with a crime syndicate run by Eurasian Charlotte Sing. Violence and strong language. 2007.

Anything Goes: A Grace and Favor Mystery     DB/RC 68769
6 hours 28 minutes
by Jill Churchill
read by Gabriella Cavallero
New York, 1931. Following the 1929 stock market crash, siblings Lily and Robert Brewster unexpectedly inherit the Hudson River Valley estate of their great-uncle Horatio. Lily and Robert move into the mansion—naming it Grace and Favor Cottage—and discover that Horatio’s recent boating death may not have been an accident. 1999.

An April Shroud: A Dalziel/Pascoe Mystery     DB/RC 67632
8 hours 42 minutes
by Reginald Hill
read by Steven Crossley
England. Detective Andy Dalziel finds shelter from heavy rains at the estate of voluptuous, recently widowed Bonnie Fielding. When Andy discovers that both of Bonnie’s husbands have died under suspicious circumstances, he launches a discreet investigation—while pursuing an affair with Bonnie. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1975.

Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter     DB/RC 67195
9 hours 9 minutes
by Nancy Atherton
read by Kimberly Schraf
Cotswolds, England. Overprotective mother Lori Shepherd is alarmed when her twins Will and Rob see a vampire while riding horses near Aldercot Hall. Lori seeks out the locals to learn the truth behind the sighting. With the help of Aunt Dimity, Lori’s actions ignite two romances. 2008.

Avalanche: A Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery    RC 66679
6 hours 36 minutes
by Patrick F. McManus
read by Robert Sams
Blight County, Idaho. When lodge owner Blanche Wilson reports her husband Mike as missing, sheriff Bo Tully and his dad head to the lodge and are nearly killed by an avalanche. Then Mike turns up dead and Mike’s partner is murdered, leaving Blanche millions in insurance money. 2007.

The Big Boom: A Dante Mancuso Novel     DB/RC 68622
6 hours 36 minutes
by Domenic Stansberry
read by Mark Delgado
San Francisco. Barbara and Nick Antonelli hire PI Dante Mancuso to investigate the death of their daughter Angie, Dante’s former sweetheart. Angie had been romantically involved with her boss, entrepreneur Michael Solano. Dante soon uncovers some shady business dealings. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2006.

Birds of a Feather: A Maisie Dobbs Mystery     DB/RC 67834
10 hours 55 minutes
by Jacqueline Winspear
read by Jill Fox
London, 1930s. Wealthy Joseph Waite hires private investigator Maisie Dobbs, a former battlefield nurse, to locate his missing thirty-two-year-old daughter Charlotte. Maisie finds chilling links to Scotland Yard inspector Stratton’s latest murder case and the Great War’s terrible legacy. 2004.

The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps     DB/RC 67305
75 hours 37 minutes
edited by Otto Penzler
read by Ray Foushee
Crime stories first published in pulpwood magazines from the 1920s to 1940s—the golden age of pulp fiction—that feature hard-boiled private detectives. Includes Raymond Chandler’s 1938 Red Wind, Dashiell Hammett’s Faith, and tales by Cornell Woolrich, Erle Stanley Gardner, and James M. Cain. Some violence. 2007.

Black Ship: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery     DB/RC 68451
9 hours 23 minutes
by Carola Dunn
read by Colleen Delany
London, 1925. Daisy’s husband Alec, a detective, inherits a large suburban house from his great-uncle. Soon after the couple and their seven-month-old twins move in, a maid discovers a dead body in the communal garden. The murder involves American gangsters, bootleggers, and an international liquor-smuggling ring operating rum-running ships. 2008.

The Blackpool Highflyer: A Jim Stringer Mystery     DB/RC 67229
10 hours 53 minutes
by Andrew Martin
read by David Cutler
England, early twentieth century. A Highflyer locomotive carrying excursionists to the seaside resort of Blackpool is derailed by a grindstone on the tracks. When another train meets a similar fate that same day, railway man Jim Stringer, from The Necropolis Railway (RC 67201), and his wife seek a saboteur. 2004.

Blood Memory: A Catherine McLeod Mystery     DB/RC 67820
10 hours 34 minutes
by Margaret Coel
read by Jill Fox
Denver reporter Catherine McLeod, the target of an unknown assailant, retreats to her wealthy ex-husband Lawrence Stern’s ranch. While Catherine covers a Native tribe lawsuit to reclaim ancestral lands and learns of her own part-Arapaho heritage, her life is again threatened. Some violence. 2008.

Blood Trail: A Joe Pickett Novel     DB/RC 67271
9 hours 11 minutes
by C.J. Box
read by David Hartley-Margolin
When a Wyoming hunter is murdered and his carcass treated like game, Governor Spencer Rulon asks Joe Pickett to join the investigation. Because a clue links the case to two other hunters’ deaths, Rulon suspects the killer is an animal activist—but Joe seeks proof. Violence and some strong language. 2008.

Blood Will Tell: A Kate Shugak Mystery     DB/RC 68791
8 hours 28 minutes
by Dana Stabenow
read by Mare Trevathan
Just before an important tribal vote about a contested tract of old-growth forest, suspicious deaths occur among members of the Niniltna Native Association—of which Kate Shugak’s grandmother Ekaterina is chair. Reluctant to get involved in politics, Kate nonetheless accompanies Ekaterina to Anchorage, where Kate encounters greed, corruption, and murder. 1996.

Bloodline: A Repairman Jack Novel     DB/RC 67797
12 hours 32 minutes
by F. Paul Wilson
read by Mary Kane
Recovering from the events in Harbingers (RC 67761), fix-it guy Repairman Jack finally agrees to take a case. Christy Pickering wants dirt on her teenaged daughter’s new love interest. After Jack discovers that Christy’s previous investigator is dead, he agrees the boyfriend definitely has a dark side. Strong language. 2007.

The Body in the Gallery: A Faith Fairchild Mystery     DB/RC 66797
8 hours 57 minutes
by Katherine Hall Page
read by ELisabeth Rodgers
Caterer Faith Fairchild helps her friend Patsy Avery, a trustee of a local museum. Patsy suspects someone has replaced a valuable painting with a forgery. Although Faith has promised her husband to stop her amateur sleuthing, she discovers the body of a young woman at the gallery. 2008.

Bones: An Alex Delaware Novel     DB/RC 67945
11 hours 44 minutes
by Jonathan Kellerman
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Psychologist Alex Delaware and LA cop Lieutenant Milo investigate the murder of music teacher Selena Bass, whose corpse, with a hand missing, is discovered with other bodies in a marsh. Clues lead to Selena’s wealthy student Kelvin Vander and his parents’ estate manager. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Book of the Dead: A Dr. Kay Scarpetta Mystery    RC 66536
13 hours 7 minutes
by Patricia Cornwell
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Dr. Kay Scarpetta leaves Florida and moves to Charleston, South Carolina, to open a private forensic pathologist practice along with niece Lucy and investigator Pete Marino. The team takes on the case of a teenaged tennis star murdered in Rome. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

Bowled Over: A Maggie Kelly Mystery     DB/RC 67011
9 hours 1 minute
by Kasey Michaels
read by Kristin Allison
Manhattan romance writer Maggie Kelly and her Regency hero Alex Blake head to New Jersey to spend Christmas with Maggie’s dysfunctional family. When her father is accused of murdering a bowling buddy who had affairs with Maggie’s mother and sister, Maggie and Alex investigate. Some strong language. 2007.

Breakup: A Kate Shugak Mystery     DB/RC 68806
8 hours 7 minutes
by Dana Stabenow
read by Mare Trevathan
Amid Alaska’s brief spring—known as breakup—freelance investigator Kate Shugak contends with grizzly bear encounters, plane crashes, and dead bodies. Kate, who is reluctant to get involved in Aleut tribal politics, also contemplates her role in her late grandmother’s native organization. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 1997.

Bridesmaids Revisited: An Ellie Haskell Mystery     DB/RC 68059
9 hours 2 minutes
by Dorothy Cannell
read by Corrie James
England. Ellie Haskell receives a letter from her grandmother Sophia’s friends Rosemary, Thora, and Jane—collectively called the bridesmaids—informing her that Sophia would like to make contact. But Sophia has been dead for years. Ellie travels to Cambridgeshire for an adventure involving séances, a hidden diary, and a long-ago murder. 2000.

The Broken Window: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel     DB/RC 68762
16 hours 0 minutes
by Jeffery Deaver
read by Jim Zeiger
When his cousin Arthur is accused of murder, quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme suspects Arthur was framed. As Lincoln and New York detective Amelia Sachs investigate, they connect the crime to a killer who uses computer data-mining software to pick his victims. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Buckingham Palace Gardens: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Mystery     DB/RC 66835
14 hours 0 minutes
by Anne Perry
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Victorian England. A prostitute’s naked body is found in Buckingham Palace, where the Prince of Wales is hosting a gathering of businessmen—and their wives—to discuss plans for a railroad spanning Africa. Detective Thomas Pitt’s maid Gracie goes undercover as a palace employee to find the culprit among the guests. 2008.

A Bullet for Cinderella     DB/RC 67677
5 hours 45 minutes
by John D. MacDonald
read by Jon Huffman
Korean War veteran Tal Howard travels to Hillston to find a girl named Cindy and money hidden by his late army buddy Timmy Warden. Tal discovers that another former prisoner of war is willing to kill for the loot, but Tal continues the search—and falls in love. Some violence. 1955.

Burn Out: A Sharon McCone Mystery     DB/RC 68805
6 hours 47 minutes
by Marcia Muller
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
California. Traumatized by a near-deadly investigation, PI Sharon McCone retreats to her high-desert ranch, where she becomes embroiled in the case of the murder of Hayley Perez, her foreman’s niece. While learning to accept her own Shoshone heritage, Sharon uncovers troubling secrets about Hayley’s dysfunctional family. Some strong language. 2008.

Cabal: An Aurelio Zen Mystery     DB/RC 68337
8 hours 53 minutes
by Michael Dibdin
read by Ted Stoddard
Rome police detective Aurelio Zen investigates an apparent suicide inside the Vatican by Ludovico Ruspanti, a nobleman whose reputation is tainted with financial scandal. But when Zen notices evidence of murder, his inquiries reveal Ruspanti family squabbles and shady business dealings. Strong language and some violence. 1992.

The Cajuns     DB/RC 67313
9 hours 27 minutes
by Gus Weill
read by Jack Fox
Louisiana, 1956. Sheriff Bob Boudreaux does not investigate an altar boy’s death until reporter Ruth Ann Daigle begins asking questions. Boudreaux, whose brother-in-law is the local priest, falls in love with Ruth Ann, whose inquiries rattle everyone in town. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2004.

The Calling     DB/RC 67782
10 hours 42 minutes
by Inger Ash Wolfe
read by Mary Kane
Detective Inspector Hazel Micallef faces few murders in her small Ontario hometown. But someone slashed an elderly, terminally ill resident’s throat, and it appears to be the work of a serial killer. More puzzling—the victims seem to be complicit in their own deaths. Some violence and some strong language. 2008.

Carrot Cake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery     DB/RC 68803
8 hours 12 minutes
by Joanne Fluke
read by Kristin Allison
Lake Eden, Minnesota. Baker Hannah Swensen attends the family reunion of a friend whose long-lost uncle Gus unexpectedly resurfaces. When Gus misses a group photo, Hannah looks for him and finds his body. She investigates Gus’s past to solve his murder—while handling her cat’s increasingly bizarre antics. Includes recipes. 2008.

Carved in Bone: A Body Farm Novel    RC 67119
9 hours 43 minutes
by Jefferson Bass
read by Jack Fox
Widowed forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton, of the University of Tennessee’s postmortem-decay research laboratory known as the “body farm,” investigates circumstances surrounding the death of a murdered pregnant woman whose mummified body was found in a Cooke County cave. An uncooperative sheriff rekindles old feuds. Some strong language. 2006.

The Case of the Missing Brontë: A Perry Trethowan Mystery     DB/RC 66927
6 hours 3 minutes
by Robert Barnard
read by David Cutler
In a Yorkshire pub, Inspector Perry Trethowan of Scotland Yard encounters retired schoolteacher Edith Wing, who possesses what appears to be a previously undiscovered Emily Brontë manuscript. When Edith is attacked, Perry tries to figure out who else may want the priceless work. 1983.

A Case of Vineyard Poison: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery     DB/RC 66940
7 hours 15 minutes
by Philip R. Craig
read by Michael Russotto
Zee, J.W. Jackson’s bride-to-be, discovers an extra hundred thousand dollars in her bank account—a mistake attributed to a computer glitch. Later, cop-turned-fisherman J.W. finds on his driveway the poisoned body of college coed Kathy Ellis, who, coincidentally, had recently withdrawn the same amount of money from her own account. 1995.

Cat in a Sapphire Slipper: A Midnight Louie Mystery     DB/RC 68828
12 hours 16 minutes
by Carole Nelson Douglas
read by J.P. Linton
Las Vegas. Public relations ace Temple Barr’s romance novelist aunt becomes engaged to rumored ex-mobster Aldo Fontana. Bachelor-party attendees end up at the Sapphire Slipper brothel, where Temple’s radio-talk-show-host fiancé, former priest Matt Devine, finds the body of a murdered prostitute. Luckily feline sleuth Midnight Louie has tagged along. 2008.

Chat: A Joe Gunther Mystery     DB/RC 66924
9 hours 33 minutes
by Archer Mayor
read by Gregory Gorton
Vermont Bureau of Investigation detective Joe Gunther suspects that the car accident his mother and brother are involved in is payback for an arrest Joe made. Meanwhile Joe’s team has two middle-aged male corpses, but no motive and no suspect. Strong language,  some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Chicago Way    RC 64549
7 hours 53 minutes
by Michael Harvey
read by Jim Zeiger
Chicago cop-turned-private-investigator Michael Kelly is hired by his former partner John Gibbons to look into a closed rape case. When Gibbons is murdered, Kelly enlists the help of television reporter Diane Lindsay and some old friends to solve both crimes. Violence and strong language. 2007.

A Christmas Beginning    RC 65944
3 hours 50 minutes
by Anne Perry
read by Gillian Green
Superintendent Runcorn of Scotland Yard takes a December holiday on the Isle of Anglesey off the Welsh coast. During a stroll through a churchyard, Runcorn discovers the body of Olivia, the town vicar’s spirited sister. Runcorn must determine who among Olivia’s friends, neighbors, and suitors, murdered her. 2007.

The Circle     DB 64948
10 hours 50 minutes
by Peter Lovesey
read by Jim Zeiger
British inspector Henrietta Mallin, from The House Sitter (RC 59049), takes over a murder case involving the Chichester Writers’ Circle. Maurice McDade, the group’s chairman, has already been arrested for the murder of an unscrupulous publisher. When other members become targets, the survivors begin their own investigation. 2005.

Cliff Hanger: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery     DB/RC 66896
8 hours 11 minutes
by Philip R. Craig
read by Michael Russotto
After three close calls ex-cop J.W. Jackson realizes that someone wants him dead. But when J.W. figures out that his attacker may have mistaken him for unassuming college professor John Skye, J.W. travels to Colorado to find the vacationing academic and warn him before the would-be killer strikes again. 1993.

A Clubbable Woman: A Dalziel/Pascoe Mystery     DB/RC 68835
8 hours 32 minutes
by Reginald Hill
read by Steven Crossley
Hill’s first published tale featuring young idealistic police officer Peter Pascoe and his boorish, aging superior Andy Dalziel. Onetime rugby star Sam Connon’s errant wife is found bludgeoned to death in their home. Sam, who was drunk the night of the murder, becomes the prime suspect. Some strong language. 1970.

A Cold-Blooded Business: A Kate Shugak Mystery     DB/RC 68771
8 hours 6 minutes
by Dana Stabenow
read by Mare Trevathan
After a series of employee drug overdoses, the CEO of Royal Petroleum’s Alaskan division hires Kate Shugak to stop a drug-smuggling ring operating within his company. Kate goes undercover as a contractor on the remote North Slope compound—until her true identity is exposed. Strong language and some violence. 1994.

Colour Scheme: An Inspector Roderick Alleyn Mystery    RC 64832
10 hours 48 minutes
by Ngaio Marsh
read by Jeremy Gage
New Zealand. Dr. James Ackrington contacts Scotland Yard inspector Roderick Alleyn to voice his concern about a guest at Ackrington’s sister’s hot spring resort—businessman Maurice Questing—whom Ackrington suspects of espionage. Questing subsequently vanishes. Luckily Mr. Septimus Falls, an inquisitive lodger with keen investigative skills, helps solve the mystery. 1943.

The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday: An Isabel Dalhousie Mystery     DB/RC 67833
7 hours 58 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Scottish journalist Isabel Dalhousie helps Dr. Marcus Moncrieff to clear his name after he is censured for falsifying data in a drug test that resulted in the death of a patient. Meanwhile Isabel ponders her relationship with her child’s father—who was once her niece Cat’s boyfriend. 2008.

Cool Repentance: A Jemima Shore Mystery     DB/RC 67309
8 hours 29 minutes
by Antonia Fraser
read by Mitzi Friedlander
England. After a scandalous extramarital affair with a much-younger pop star, actress Christabel Herrick returns to her hometown of Larminster to participate in an arts festival. Television reporter and sleuth Jemima Shore, who is assigned to cover the celebration, realizes that someone disapproves of Christabel’s behavior—and wants her dead. 1982.

Cream Puff Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery     DB/RC 68778
7 hours 53 minutes
by Joanne Fluke
read by Kristin Allison
Minnesota. To lose weight for her mother’s launch party, baker Hannah Swensen takes classes at a local gym, where she finds the dead body of flirtatious fitness instructor Ronni Ward near spilled cream puffs. Hannah’s suspects include jealous wives, girlfriends, and much of Lake Eden’s female population. Includes recipes. 2009.

The Crimes of Jordan Wise    RC 64073
8 hours 12 minutes
by Bill Pronzini
read by Richard Magesis
1977. Gold-digger Annalise Bonner tempts mild-mannered San Francisco accountant Jordan Wise into embezzling funds from his company and fleeing to the Virgin Islands. Annalise’s constant demands drive Jordan to commit two additional crimes. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

Cross Country: An Alex Cross Mystery     DB/RC 68014
7 hours 0 minutes
by James Patterson
read by Mark Delgado
Washington, D.C., police detective Alex Cross, from Double Cross (RC 66654), investigates the murder of his former girlfriend by an African gang. Alex pursues the killers to Nigeria, where he is at the mercy of corrupt officials—and his quarry. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

Cruel Intent: An Ali Reynolds Mystery     DB/RC 68240
8 hours 35 minutes
by J.A. Jance
read by Kristin Allison
Ali Reynolds is in the midst of renovating her Sedona house for a television show when her contractor Bryan Forester is accused of murdering his wife. Ali’s rush to prove Bryan’s innocence puts her in the path of a serial killer. Some violence and some strong language. 2008.

A Cure for Night     DB/RC 68875
8 hours 59 minutes
by Justin Peacock
read by Jim Zeiger
Brooklyn. Fired from a prestigious law firm amid scandal involving a paralegal’s drug-related death, Joel Deveraux—now a public defender—assists colleague Myra Goldstein on the high-profile, racially charged case of a young man from the projects accused of shooting a white college student. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Cut to the Quick     DB/RC 68241
11 hours 0 minutes
by Dianne Emley
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Pasadena homicide detective Nan Vining, recovered from wounds received in First Cut (RC 65381), investigates a double homicide. The prime suspect is the victims’ business partner Mark Scoville. Then Nan discovers a mute homeless person with drawings of murderous attacks—including Nan’s own. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Darkness and Light: A Frank Elder Mystery     DB/RC 68792
10 hours 51 minutes
by John Harvey
read by Jim Zeiger
As a favor to his ex-wife, retired cop Frank Elder investigates the disappearance of a friend’s sister. Frank learns, much to the friend’s shock, that widowed Claire has an active Internet dating life. While Frank traces her last moves, Claire reappears in her own house—dead. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

Dashing through the Snow: A Regan Reilly Mystery     DB/RC 68761
4 hours 50 minutes
by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Regan Reilly, Alvirah Meehan, and their families come to Branscombe, New Hampshire, for a holiday festival. Although four local market employees won millions in a lottery, a fifth coworker who normally plays is missing. While searching for the missing man, Regan and Alvirah discover wrongdoing in the town. Bestseller. 2008.

Dead in the Water: A Kate Shugak Mystery     DB/RC 68262
5 hours 52 minutes
by Dana Stabenow
read by Mare Trevathan
At the Anchorage District Attorney’s request, Kate Shugak goes undercover aboard the crab boat Avilda in the Bering Sea to learn the fate of two missing deckhands. Kate endures grueling labor and a dubious, well-connected skipper, who claims the men went ashore and never came back. Some strong language. 1993.

Dead Weight: A Posadas County Mystery     DB/RC 67385
9 hours 31 minutes
by Steven F. Havill
read by Jim Zeiger
New Mexico. Plumbing contractor Jim Sisson is found crushed to death by a tractor tire in his shop. When forensic tests indicate foul play, aging sheriff Bill Gastner uncovers evidence of illicit affairs and dirty politics involving Posadas County commissioners. Some violence and some strong language. 2000.

A Deadly Vineyard Holiday: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery    RC 66499
8 hours 5 minutes
by Philip R. Craig
read by Michael Russotto
The president of the United States vacations with his family on Martha’s Vineyard, where his spirited teenage daughter Cricket befriends ex-cop-turned-fisherman J.W. Jackson and J.W.’s wife Zee. When a reporter’s body is found near J.W.’s home, J.W. and Zee seek a killer among the first family’s entourage. 1997.

Death and the Princess: A Perry Trethowan Mystery     DB/RC 68296
6 hours 3 minutes
by Robert Barnard
read by David Cutler
Scotland Yard superintendent Perry Trethowan becomes Princess Helena’s personal bodyguard after her ex-boyfriend Bill Tredgold, a reporter working on a secretive story, dies under suspicious circumstances. Perry contends with the lovely young woman’s reckless ways while he tries to stop a killer and prevent a national scandal. 1982.

Death in Kashmir: A Mystery     DB/RC 66407
9 hours 55 minutes
by M.M. Kaye
read by Graeme Malcolm
1947. In the Kashmir mountains of India, young Sarah Parrish unwittingly becomes entangled in a treacherous plot that threatens global security. When two women are killed in separate ski accidents, Sarah investigates. She discovers important evidence, places her own life in jeopardy, and finds love. 1984.

Death in the Garden     DB/RC 66808
11 hours 26 minutes
by Elizabeth Ironside
read by Lisette Lecat
London attorney Helena discovers upon the death of her great-aunt Diana that the woman had been suspected but acquitted of her first husband’s murder back in 1925. Helena becomes obsessed with finding the real killer even as she begins questioning her own affair with a married politician. 1995.

Death of a Gentle Lady: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery     DB/RC 67061
5 hours 42 minutes
by M.C. Beaton
read by Graeme Malcolm
Scottish inspector Hamish Macbeth is the only person in his village who doesn’t like newcomer Margaret Gentle. Hamish overheard the elderly lady and believes he knows her true nature. Hamish has even proposed to Margaret’s fired servant Ayesha, an illegal alien. Then Margaret is murdered and Ayesha disappears. 2008.

Death of a Political Plant: A Gardening Mystery     DB/RC 67867
8 hours 44 minutes
by Ann Ripley
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Washington, D.C. PBS gardening-show host Louise Eldridge, who is besieged by houseguests and endorsement-seeking politicians, receives a visit from her ex-beau Jay McCormick, an investigative journalist working on a secret story. When she finds Jay’s body in a neighbor’s ornamental fish pond, Louise unearths connections to a presidential campaign. 1998.

Death of a Witch: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery     DB/RC 68823
5 hours 29 minutes
by M.C. Beaton
read by Graeme Malcolm
Scottish Highlands. Charming newcomer Catriona Beldame casts a spell on all the men of Lochdubh, except police constable Hamish Macbeth, who suspects she is peddling aphrodisiacs. After Hamish unofficially asks her to leave town, Catriona is murdered—the first in a series of killings. 2009.

Death on a Vineyard Beach: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery     DB/RC 67233
8 hours 21 minutes
by Philip R. Craig
read by Michael Russotto
While on his honeymoon in Boston with his bride Zee, ex-cop J.W. Jackson saves former mob boss Luciano Marcus from an assassination attempt. Trouble follows the newlyweds to Martha’s Vineyard, where Luciano—embroiled in conflict over a contested cranberry bog—hires J.W. to discover who is trying to kill him. 1996.

Death Song: A Kevin Kerney Novel     DB/RC 67208
9 hours 32 minutes
by Michael McGarrity
read by Gregory Gorton
New Mexico. Lincoln County deputy Tim Riley and his wife Denise are murdered at separate locations within hours of each other. When Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney and his son Sergeant Clayton Istee investigate, they uncover Denise’s shady past and her links to international crime. Some strong language. 2008.

Degrees of Separation: An Alaska Mystery     DB/RC 67883
7 hours 1 minute
by Sue Henry
read by Gary Tipton
Musher Jesse Arnold, who was previously sidelined by a knee injury, prepares to reenter the racing circuit with the upcoming Iditarod. During a practice run, she discovers a snow-covered body. Jessie and her boyfriend, Alaska state trooper Alex Jensen, investigate. 2008.

Devil Bones: A Dr. Temperance Brennan Mystery     DB/RC 68355
9 hours 0 minutes
by Kathy Reichs
read by Erin Jones
A plumber discovers a skull and a leg bone in a basement, laid out ritualistically. A decapitated teenage body carved with satanic symbols is found in a nearby lake. Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan works with detective “Skinny” Slidell to identify the two partial corpses. Strong language and some violence. 2008.

The Devil Riding: A Tamara Hayle Mystery     DB/RC 67699
6 hours 36 minutes
by Valerie Wilson Wesley
read by Madelyn Buzzard
African American private investigator Tamara Hayle is hired by a wealthy couple to find their runaway eighteen-year-old daughter Gabriella. Tamara follows a tip that leads to an apartment where Gabriella is staying. There Tamara finds a woman’s body—but no sign of Gabriella. Some violence and some strong language. 2000.

The Devil’s Feather     DB/RC 66518
10 hours 58 minutes
by Minette Walters
read by Anne Flosnik
2004. Reuters correspondent Connie Burns tracks to Iraq a British mercenary who she believes murdered five women in Sierra Leone two years ago. In Baghdad, Connie is kidnapped and tortured for three days. Once released she retreats to the British countryside and puzzles over a different mystery. Some violence. 2005.

Die for Love: A Jacqueline Kirby Mystery     DB/RC 67555
8 hours 40 minutes
by Elizabeth Peters
read by Kristin Allison
Jacqueline Kirby, a librarian at Coldwater College in Nebraska, attends the New York convention of the Historical Romance Writers of the World. When a muckraking columnist drops dead at a cocktail party while surrounded by enemies, Jacqueline believes it’s murder. The police are skeptical, but Jacqueline stalks the killer. 1984.

Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery     DB/RC 68453
8 hours 8 minutes
by Spencer Quinn
read by Michael Scherer
After flunking out of police school, canine Chet becomes partners and roommates with private investigator Bernie Little. Though easily distracted, Chet is a good sleuth. He describes Bernie’s latest case—the disappearance of fifteen-year-old Madison Chambliss—and his own frustration when trying to communicate clues. Strong language and some violence. 2009.

Doggie Day Care Murder: A Melanie Travis Mystery     DB/RC 68343
8 hours 15 minutes
by Laurien Berenson
read by Margaret Strom
Connecticut. Poodle owner and amateur sleuth Melanie Travis scouts out the Pine Ridge Canine Care Center on behalf of a friend who may leave her golden retriever there while she works. When the center’s charming co-owner Steve Pine is shot to death, Melanie goes undercover to catch the killer. 2008.

Dominion: Detective Ollie Chandler Mystery, Book 2    RC 66708
32 hours 35 minutes
by Randy Alcorn
read by Patrick Downer
Portland, Oregon. After his sister is murdered and his niece wounded, African American reporter Clarence Abernathy investigates inner-city gangs and racial conflict. Detective Ollie Chandler, from Deadline (RC 66492), assists Clarence, and their experiences cause both men to reassess their own attitudes and religious beliefs. 1996.

Down River     DB/RC 67467
11 hours 51 minutes
by John Hart
read by Jim Zeiger
Five years ago Adam Chase was acquitted of murder charges, despite his stepmother’s accusations, and hounded out of town. When he returns to North Carolina to help a friend, he’s confronted with family troubles and dangerous long-held secrets. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Edgar Award. 2007.

The 8th Confession: A Women’s Murder Club Mystery     DB/RC 68885
7 hours 47 minutes
by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
read by Catherine Byers
The Women’s Murder Club investigates the brutal death of street person Bagman Jesus. Meanwhile detective Lindsay Boxer reluctantly examines the high-profile case of young socialite couple Isa and Ethan Bailey, who mysteriously died in their sleep. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009.

End Games: An Aurelio Zen Mystery     DB/RC 67587
10 hours 39 minutes
by Michael Dibdin
read by Ted Stoddard
Temporarily stationed in Calabria in southern Italy, Venetian inspector Aurelio Zen investigates the murder of an American lawyer who worked for a Hollywood film company. When Zen discovers that the victim was a native Calabrian, he suspects powerful forces behind the local thugs. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

Endless Night     DB/RC 67578
6 hours 36 minutes
by Agatha Christie
read by David Cutler
England. Chauffeur Michael Rogers’s dream of owning a beautiful home seems out of reach until he marries American oil heiress Ellie Goodman. Despite warnings from locals and other sinister omens, they acquire a property rumored to be cursed by gypsies. Michael soon succumbs to resident evil. Some strong language. 1967.

Exit Music: A John Rebus Mystery     DB/RC 68820
14 hours 21 minutes
by Ian Rankin
read by Steven Crossley
Edinburgh. With just ten days until his retirement, Detective Inspector John Rebus investigates the case of an exiled Russian poet found beaten to death. Rebus and his colleague Siobhan Clarke uncover connections to local Scottish bankers and politicians —and find evidence of another murder. Strong language and some violence. 2007.

A Face at the Window: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery     DB/RC 68790
9 hours 35 minutes
by Sarah Graves
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Maine. Ozzie Campbell disappears two weeks before his trial for allegedly killing the mother of do-it-yourself enthusiast Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree thirty years ago. Jake’s worst fears are realized when a local babysitter and child are kidnapped and Jake receives threatening phone calls from Ozzie. Some violence. 2008.

A Fatal Vineyard Season: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery    RC 66519
6 hours 52 minutes
by Philip R. Craig
read by Michael Russotto
Actress Julia Crandel, niece of a prominent multiracial Martha’s Vineyard family, and fellow celebrity Ivy Holiday vacation on the island. Their arrival draws unwanted attention from two local thugs. With a hurricane threatening and his wife and children safely away, ex-cop J.W. Jackson intervenes. Includes recipes. Some strong language. 1999.

A Father’s Law     DB/RC 67046
9 hours 45 minutes
by Richard Wright
read by Bill Quinn
Chicago, 1950s. African American cop Ruddy Turner becomes police chief of Brentwood Park, an upscale suburb, after the former chief is murdered. Ruddy investigates a string of killings while worrying about his college-age son Tommy. Then Ruddy starts to see a sinister connection. Strong language and some violence. 1960.

The Fault Tree     DB/RC 66478
8 hours 30 minutes
by Louise Ure
read by Mare Trevathan
By the vehicle’s unique sound, blind Tucson auto mechanic Cadence Moran can identify the getaway car used after a neighbor’s murder. When the killers come for her too, Cadence tries to convince the police she’s a reliable witness. Violence and strong language. 2007.

The Fifth Floor     DB/RC 68233
7 hours 39 minutes
by Michael Harvey
read by Jim Zeiger
A former girlfriend hires PI Michael Kelly, from The Chicago Way (RC 64549), to help her escape an abusive marriage. The husband, a “fixer” for the mayor’s office, leads Kelly to the scene of a murder that appears to be connected with the historic Chicago fire. Some strong language. 2008.

The Fifth Woman: A Kurt Wallander Mystery    RC 66939
15 hours 36 minutes
by Henning Mankell
read by Mark Delgado
Ystad, Sweden; 1994. Detective Kurt Wallander and his colleagues investigate three grisly murders—searching for a common clue to tie them together. The investigation leads back to the previous year’s slaughter of four nuns and a Swedish tourist in North Africa. Some violence and some strong language. 2000.

The Final Detail: A Myron Bolitar Mystery     DB/RC 66893
10 hours 8 minutes
by Harlan Coben
read by Mark Ashby Sports agent Myron Bolitar’s friend and partner Esperanza stands accused of killing their client, troubled Yankees pitcher Clu Haid. Against Esperanza’s wishes, Myron tries to clear her name. The investigation leads to a cold missing-person’s case and a painful incident from Myron’s past. Some violence and some strong language. 1999.

Firehorse     DB/RC 67459
7 hours 43 minutes
by Diane Lee Wilson
read by Kristin Allison
Boston, 1872. Fifteen-year-old Rachel, who longs to be a veterinarian instead of a proper lady, rescues a severely burnt mare from a fire station. A serial arsonist threatens the city while distemper kills thousands of horses—leaving firemen stranded when a giant blaze occurs. For junior and senior high readers. 2006.

Firewall: A Kurt Wallander Mystery    RC 67231
14 hours 53 minutes
by Henning Mankell
read by Mark Delgado
Ystad, Sweden; 1997. Police inspector Kurt Wallander investigates the murder of a cabdriver and the shooting of a young man at an ATM. Tying the crimes together, Wallander uncovers an international scheme to disrupt the world’s economy. Originally written in Swedish in 1998. Some violence and some strong language. 2002.

Flesh and Blood: A Frank Elder Mystery     DB/RC 68232
12 hours 5 minutes
by John Harvey
read by Jim Zeiger
When retired inspector Frank Elder learns that troubled Shane Donald has been released from prison, Elder is compelled to revisit the fourteen-year-old case of a missing girl he thought Donald and an accomplice may have killed. Then another girl disappears. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2004.

Flesh and Bone: A Body Farm Novel     DB/RC 67318
10 hours 16 minutes
by Jefferson Bass
read by Jack Fox
Forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton, from Carved in Bone (RC 67119), recreates a death scene for coroner Jess Carter—his love interest—at the University of Tennessee’s post-mortem-decay research lab known as the “body farm.” When Jess is murdered, Bill becomes implicated. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Fourth Time Is Murder: A Posadas County Mystery     DB/RC 68793
10 hours 59 minutes
by Steven F. Havill
read by Jim Zeiger
Posadas County, New Mexico. Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman arrives at the scene of a fatal truck accident and discovers a suspicious footprint on the dead driver’s hand. After an autopsy reveals the driver actually died by drowning, Estelle investigates and uncovers evidence of a possible sweepstakes scam. Some violence. 2008.

Friend of the Devil: An Inspector Alan Banks Mystery     DB/RC 66588
12 hours 34 minutes
by Peter Robinson
read by Graeme Malcolm
Chief Inspector Alan Banks investigates the death of a college girl while Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot, on loan to another police district, probes the murder of a female quadriplegic. The two cases become intertwined with past serial killings. Violence and strong language. 2007.

From Doon with Death: The First Inspector Wexford Novel     DB/RC 67718
5 hours 52 minutes
by Ruth Rendell
read by Jim Zeiger
Kingsmarkham, England. Ronald Parsons’s wife Margaret is found strangled to death in the woods near her home. Chief Inspector Wexford’s primary clue is a trove of rare books, each volume inscribed by a passionate lover known only as “Doon.” Identifying Doon could be the key to solving the murder. 1964.

The Front     DB/RC 66899
5 hours 4 minutes
by Patricia Cornwell
read by Margaret Strom
Middlesex County D.A. Monique Lamont sends Massachusetts state investigator Win Garano to neighboring Watertown to solve the forty-five-year-old homicide of an English woman who was blind. He is distracted by bank robberies, stolen copper, and his own missing gym bag. Sequel to At Risk (RC 62949). Some strong language. 2008.

Full Cleveland: A Milan Jacovich Mystery     DB/RC 68191
8 hours 22 minutes
by Les Roberts
read by John Polk
Mobster Victor Gaimari hires ex-cop Milan Jacovich to find Gregory Shane, the mastermind of a scam to sell ads in a nonexistent magazine. Victor insists that his lackey Buddy tail Milan in a case that soon encompasses blackmail and murder. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 1989.

The Garden Tour Affair: A Gardening Mystery     DB/RC 67906
9 hours 32 minutes
by Ann Ripley
read by Madelyn Buzzard
PBS gardening-show host Louise Eldridge films on location at Connecticut’s historic Litchfield Falls Inn. But all is not well among her fellow guests, some of whom meet with untimely ends. Believing the deaths are no accident, Louise and her family investigate amid botanical scandals and lovers’ feuds. 1999.

The Genius     DB/RC 67169
13 hours 34 minutes
by Jesse Kellerman
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Reclusive artist Victor Cracke disappears, leaving behind a cache of disturbing drawings. When Manhattan art dealer Ethan Muller exhibits the sketches, he begins to receive cryptic, vaguely threatening letters and discovers that the portraits may be evidence of long-ago murders. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

A German Requiem     DB/RC 68097
11 hours 29 minutes
by Philip Kerr
read by Lewis Grenville
Berlin, Germany; 1947. PI Bernie Gunther is hired by a Russian colonel to prove black marketer Emil Becker innocent of the murder of American spy Edward Linden. The Americans also want to employ Gunther—to infiltrate the ranks of a secret group of ex-Nazis. Strong language and some violence. 1991.

The Girl of His Dreams: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery     DB/RC 67064
9 hours 34 minutes
by Donna Leon
read by Peter Ganim
Venetian detective Guido Brunetti is haunted by the death of Ariana Rocich, an eleven-year-old Gypsy girl found floating in a canal with stolen jewelry on her person. His investigation meets resistance from Ariana’s insular community—who train their children to commit petty crimes—and from his boss Patta. 2008.

A Good Story and Other Stories     DB/RC 67592
8 hours 37 minutes
by Donald E. Westlake
read by Margaret Strom
Eighteen short mysteries with surprising twists. In the title piece, a man’s infatuation with a beautiful blonde leads to his demise. In “The Mother of Invention Is Worth a Pound of Cure” a woman tries to get her lover to murder her husband. Some violence and some strong language. 1999.

The Grub-and-Stakers Move a Mountain     DB/RC 68316
6 hours 50 minutes
by ALisa Craig
read by Margaret Strom
Canada. As Dittany Henbit confronts water department employee Ben Frankland, who is about to bulldoze a wildflower preserve, the two of them narrowly escape an errant arrow. Minutes later they discover the skewered body of Ben’s boss. Dittany and fellow members of the Grub-and-Stake Gardening and Roving Club investigate. 1981.

Happy Are the Merciful: A Blackie Ryan Mystery    RC 65821
8 hours 56 minutes
by Andrew M. Greeley
read by Gregory Gorton
Chicago. Psychiatry student Clare Turner faces execution for the murders of her wealthy adoptive parents. Terry Scanlan, the prosecutor responsible for her conviction, falls in love with Clare and believes she is innocent. Guilt-ridden and hoping to save her life, Terry turns to Bishop Blackie for help. Strong language. 1992.

Happy Are Those Who Thirst for Justice: A Blackie Ryan Mystery     DB/RC 67762
9 hours 48 minutes
by Andrew M. Greeley
read by Gregory Gorton
Chicago. Domineering matriarch Violet Enright is found shot aboard her luxury yacht with her granddaughter Fionna holding the murder weapon. Monsignor Blackie Ryan believes Fionna is innocent and sets out to find the real killer among Violet’s troubled associates, including a hippie ex-priest and a bisexual surgeon. Strong language. 1987.

Harbingers: A Repairman Jack Novel     DB/RC 67761
11 hours 14 minutes
by F. Paul Wilson
read by Mary Kane
Paranormal fix-it guy Repairman Jack looks for a friend’s missing niece. When a mysterious group rescues her first, Jack discovers that the kidnapping was part of the eternal war between two vast cosmic forces. Jack is now designated the Heir, but at a terrible price. Violence and strong language. 2006.

Heart of the World: A Carlotta Carlyle Mystery     DB/RC 67807
12 hours 32 minutes
by Linda Barnes
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Boston cop-turned-PI Carlotta Carlyle drops everything when she learns Paolina, the fifteen-year-old girl Carlotta has befriended as a big sister, is missing. Paolina’s mother dismisses the absence as running away, but Carlotta follows the few clues to Colombia, where Paolina’s birth father lives. Strong language and some violence. 2006.

Hell Bent: A Brady Coyne Mystery     DB/RC 68818
10 hours 38 minutes
by William G. Tapply
read by Richard Davidson
Alex Shaw asks her ex-boyfriend, Boston attorney Brady Coyne, to handle her brother Gus’s divorce. Gus, a photojournalist who lost his hand and his livelihood in Iraq, is morose and uncooperative. Following Gus’s apparent suicide, Alex convinces Brady to investigate. Some strong language. 2008.

Highland Laddie Gone: An Elizabeth MacPherson Novel     DB/RC 66346
5 hours 51 minutes
by Sharyn McCrumb
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Forensic anthropologist Elizabeth MacPherson volunteers at the Glencoe Mountain Games, western Virginia’s Scottish festival. When Dr. Colin Campbell—the much-disliked president of the local Clan Campbell—is found murdered by a traditional Highland dagger, Elizabeth seeks a motive and a killer among the eccentric revelers. 1986.

Hit Parade: Keller’s Greatest Hits     DB/RC 67670
9 hours 6 minutes
by Lawrence Block
read by Roy Avers
With work becoming increasingly difficult after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, John Keller, a stamp-collecting, introspective hit man, seeks more assignments to fund his retirement. His new targets include a baseball player and a Cuban exile. Some violence and some strong language. 2006.

Hot Mahogany: A Stone Barrington Mystery     DB/RC 67542
7 hours 30 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by David Hartley-Margolin
CIA employee Lance Cabot asks Stone Barrington to help Lance’s brother Barton, who suffers from amnesia after being robbed. Antiques restorer Barton has a checkered past from his service in the Vietnam War—and may also own a desk worth millions. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

The Hot Rock: The First Dortmunder Novel     DB/RC 67667
6 hours 20 minutes
by Donald E. Westlake
read by Barry Bernson
An African diplomat, intent on possessing an emerald sacred to his country, hires parolee John Dortmunder to steal it from the New York Coliseum. Dortmunder and his motley crew pursue the errant jewel to the Utopia Park prison, an insane asylum, and a Fifth Avenue bank vault. 1970.

Hounded to Death: A Melanie Travis Mystery    RC 67023
8 hours 44 minutes
by Laurien Berenson
read by Margaret Strom
Canine enthusiast Melanie Travis attends a symposium for dog-show judges in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains with her aunt Peg and sister-in-law Bertie. Four-months-pregnant Melanie had hoped for some relaxation but ends up sleuthing when she discovers the body of a controversial judge floating in a hot tub. 2007.

I Shall Not Want: A Reverend Clare Fergusson Mystery     DB/RC 67554
13 hours 31 minutes
by Julia Spencer-Fleming
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Millers Kill, New York, police chief Russ Van Alstyne avoids Episcopal minister Clare Fergusson after his wife’s murder in All Mortal Flesh (RC 63790). But the two are thrown together again when Latino migrants are killed. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

In the Still of the Night: A Grace and Favor Mystery     DB/RC 68787
5 hours 59 minutes
by Jill Churchill
read by Gabriella Cavallero
New York State, 1932. Lily Brewster and her brother Robert decide to make money at Grace and Favor Cottage—the estate bequeathed to them by their great-uncle—by hosting parties where paying guests can hobnob with celebrities. Their first attempt, however, is marred by the murder of one rather unwelcome reveler. 2000.

An Incomplete Revenge: A Maisie Dobbs Mystery     DB/RC 67909
9 hours 53 minutes
by Jacqueline Winspear
read by Jill Fox
England, 1931. Investigator Maisie Dobbs is hired by developer James Compton to examine the Sandermere estate in Kent. Suspicious fires occur each fall at harvest time. Maisie and her assistant Billy Beale learn that somehow a 1916 attack by a German zeppelin is linked to the annual inferno. 2008.

Irish Whiskey: A Nuala Anne McGrail Novel     DB/RC 67832
9 hours 36 minutes
by Andrew M. Greeley
read by Jack Fox
Chicago. Singer/psychic Nuala Anne McGrail senses that the grave of Al Capone’s rival, gangster James “Sweet Rolls” Sullivan, is empty. While Nuala and her fiancé Dermot seek Sullivan’s fate, the FBI investigates Dermot because of a multimillion-dollar trading windfall he netted. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1998.

Island of Lost Girls     DB/RC 67786
7 hours 52 minutes
by Jennifer McMahon
read by Margaret Strom
After Rhonda Farr witnesses the kidnapping of a girl by someone wearing a bunny costume, suspicion falls on residents of Rhonda’s Vermont town. The crime triggers Rhonda’s memories of her childhood friend Lizzy’s disappearance and exposes long-kept secrets about adultery, incest, and murder. Strong language and some violence. 2008.

Jimmy the Kid: A Dortmunder Mystery     DB/RC 68357
5 hours 9 minutes
by Donald E. Westlake
read by Barry Bernson
Dortmunder goes along with a plot hatched by his zany accomplices to use a crime novel as a blueprint for a kidnapping. But Jimmy Harrington, the precocious twelve-year-old victim, is not covered in the book. When the FBI gets involved, Dortmunder loses all hope of ransom. Some strong language. 1974.

The Judas Goat: A Spenser Novel     DB/RC 68352
5 hours 25 minutes
by Robert B. Parker
read by Ray Foushee
Hugh Dixon hires Boston PI Spenser to track down the terrorists who randomly wounded him and killed his family in London. While on assignment Spenser encounters the “Liberty” group, whose members include a troubled young woman. Spenser calls on Hawk for backup. Violence and strong language. 1978.

Judas Horse: An Ana Grey Mystery     DB/RC 67619
14 hours 0 minutes
by April Smith
read by Alice Rosengard
FBI agent Ana Grey, last seen in Good Morning, Killer (RC 56612), goes undercover to infiltrate the anarchist group responsible for the death of her mentor Steve Crawford. Ana discovers a former FBI official belongs to the ecoterrorist gang. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Killer Market: A Deborah Knott Mystery, Book 5     DB/RC 66575
7 hours 43 minutes
by Margaret Maron
read by Catherine Byers
North Carolina district court judge Deborah Knott fills in for a colleague in High Point, which is hosting the International Home Furnishings Market. Frantically seeking lodging, Deborah encounters onetime love Chandler Nolan, now a furniture executive. When he turns up dead with Deborah’s purse nearby, Deborah becomes a suspect. 1997.

A Killing Rain: A Louis Kincaid Novel     DB 64960
11 hours 17 minutes
by P.J. Parrish
read by Peter Berkrot
South Florida. PI Louis Kincaid’s romantic pursuit of public defender Susan Outlaw is spoiled by the reappearance of Susan’s estranged husband, Austin, a shady businessman. When Austin fails to return with their eleven-year-old son after an outing, Louis investigates. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2005.

King of the Holly Hop: A Milan Jacovich Mystery     DB/RC 67884
10 hours 7 minutes
by Les Roberts
read by John Polk
At Cleveland PI Milan Jacovich’s fortieth high school reunion, someone murders a former classmate, cardiologist Phil Kohn. Playwright Tommy Wiggins is accused of the crime and hires Jacovich to investigate. Jacovich soon uncovers secrets among the surviving class members. Some violence and some strong language. 2008.

Kissing Christmas Goodbye: An Agatha Raisin Mystery     DB/RC 68104
6 hours 44 minutes
by M.C. Beaton
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
English Cotswolds. Wealthy matriarch Phyllis Tamworthy, suspecting that a family member is trying to kill her, hires detective Agatha Raisin. Soon after, Phyllis is fatally poisoned. Agatha investigates while planning a holiday dinner to woo her ex, James, and training a new teenaged employee who makes her feel old. 2007.

The Last Good Kiss: A C.W. Sughrue Mystery     DB/RC 68138
9 hours 27 minutes
by James Crumley
read by Jim Zeiger
While retrieving alcoholic writer Abraham Trahearne from a drinking binge, Montana-based private investigator C.W. Sughrue agrees to look for a barmaid’s missing daughter. Teenaged Betty Sue ran away to San Francisco ten years ago and has not been heard from since. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 1978.

Last Kiss     DB/RC 67391
10 hours 28 minutes
by Luanne Rice
read by Mare Trevathan
Hubbard’s Point, Connecticut. Singer-songwriter Sheridan Rosslare mourns her son Charlie’s death in New York City. Charlie’s girlfriend Nell hires PI Gavin Dawson to investigate Charlie’s murder. Gavin, once Sheridan’s lover, hopes to win her back after he solves the case. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Laughter of Dead Kings: A Vicky Bliss Mystery     DB/RC 67721
8 hours 57 minutes
by Elizabeth Peters
read by Kristin Allison
When King Tut’s mummy is stolen from Egypt, authorities suspect Vicky’s beau John Tregarth, a reformed art thief. John, Vicky, and Vicky’s boss at Munich’s National Museum set out to clear John’s name and recover the relic, but murder and rising doubts about John’s innocence complicate the investigation. 2008.

Lie Down with the Devil: A Carlotta Carlyle Mystery     DB/RC 67831
8 hours 38 minutes
by Linda Barnes
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Boston PI Carlotta Carlyle is worried about her exiled mob-connected boyfriend Sam and about her “little sister” Paolina’s slow recovery from being abducted in Heart of the World (RC 67807). Meanwhile a new case, which starts as a simple surveillance, soon involves murder—and Sam. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Lieberman’s Law: An Abe Lieberman Mystery     DB/RC 67636
11 hours 50 minutes
by Stuart M. Kaminsky
read by Richard Davidson
Chicago. Police detective Abe Lieberman and his partner, Bill Hanrahan, investigate instances of vandalism at several Jewish synagogues including Abe’s own, Mir Shavot. They attempt to find the culprit before the crimes turn violent. The case exposes the city’s deep-seated ethnic tensions. Some violence and some strong language. 1996.

The Likeness     DB/RC 67436
27 hours 6 minutes
by Tana French
read by Terry Donnelly
Ireland. A murder victim found in an old cottage looks exactly like detective Cassie Maddox and has the name Lexie Madison—an identity that Cassie once invented to infiltrate a drug ring. Cassie goes undercover to find her double’s killer. Sequel to In the Woods (RC 66071). Some strong language. 2008.

Loitering with Intent: A Stone Barrington Mystery     DB/RC 69005
7 hours 32 minutes
by Stuart Woods
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Cop-turned-lawyer Stone Barrington travels to Key West to find Warren Keating’s son Evan, who must consent before Warren sells the family business. But Evan refuses. While enjoying good food and the company of a beautiful Swede, Stone uncovers a murder plot. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009.

A Long Finish: An Aurelio Zen Mystery    RC 66120
8 hours 39 minutes
by Michael Dibdin
read by Ted Stoddard
Italian policeman Aurelio Zen is dispatched to the wine-making town of Alba to investigate the homicide of vintner Aldo Vincenzo even though Aldo’s son Manlio was arrested for the crime. While Zen is there, another vintner and a man illegally collecting truffles are murdered. Strong language and some violence. 1998.

Long Lost: A Myron Bolitar Mystery     DB 68613
9 hours 14 minutes
by Harlan Coben
read by Mark Ashby Celebrity Terese Collins begs former boyfriend Myron Bolitar to come to Paris after her ex-husband Rick arranges to meet her but never arrives. Rick has been killed by terrorists, and DNA evidence suggests Rick and Terese’s daughter was there. But she died ten years ago. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2009.

Looking for Rachel Wallace: A Spenser Novel     DB/RC 68379
5 hours 24 minutes
by Robert B. Parker
read by Ray Foushee
Rachel Wallace, a feminist author whose latest book targets “people in high places” who discriminate against gay women, hires Boston PI Spenser as a bodyguard. But Wallace is kidnapped on Spenser’s watch and he frantically tries to find her. Violence and strong language. 1980.

The Lost Symbol     DB/RC 69539
18 hours 23 minutes
by Dan Brown
read by Mark Ashby Peter Solomon, friend and mentor of professor Robert Langdon, from The Da Vinci Code (RC 55735), invites Langdon to speak at the U.S. Capitol. When Solomon is kidnapped, Langdon races to save him by uncovering the ancient secrets within Washington, D.C. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2009.

Lush Life     DB/RC 66237
12 hours 1 minute
by Richard Price
read by Jim Zeiger
New York, Lower East Side. Frustrated actor-writer Eric Cash claims two teens mugged him and his drinking companions as they stumbled home and shot Ike, an aspiring writer. But when Ike dies, detectives Matty Clark and Yolonda Bello arrest Eric for homicide. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

Maisie Dobbs     DB/RC 67808
9 hours 32 minutes
by Jacqueline Winspear
read by Jill Fox
Thirteen-year-old Maisie is lucky to be a maid in the home of a wealthy London suffragette who sees to her education. Maisie becomes a private investigator in 1929 after serving as a nurse during the Great War. Her first case involves a shelter for wounded veterans. 2003.

The Man Who Smiled: A Kurt Wallander Mystery    RC 66682
11 hours 51 minutes
by Henning Mankell
read by Mark Delgado
Ystad, Sweden; 1993. Detective chief inspector Kurt Wallander is on a year’s medical leave when Sten Torstensson asks him to investigate the death of his father. When Sten is murdered five days later, Wallander returns to work. Originally written in Swedish in 1994. Some violence and some strong language. 2005.

The Man Who Walked like a Bear: An Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov Novel     DB/RC 67629
6 hours 51 minutes
by Stuart M. Kaminsky
read by John Haag
Moscow. Detective Porfiry Rostnikov is visiting his wife in the hospital when a burly naked man from the mental ward barges into the room and recounts a tale of a devil in a factory. The odd occurrence precedes several overlapping investigations, including an assassination plot and the disappearance of a bus. 1990.

The Mercedes Coffin: A Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus Mystery     DB/RC 67480
11 hours 22 minutes
by Faye Kellerman
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Fifteen years ago, popular high school teacher Ben Little was found murdered in the trunk of his Mercedes. When another corpse is now discovered under similar circumstances, billionaire Genoa Greeves, who had been treated kindly by Little, asks police to reopen the old homicide case. Strong language and some violence. 2008.

Messenger of Truth: A Maisie Dobbs Mystery     DB/RC 67114
11 hours 6 minutes
by Jacqueline Winspear
read by Jill Fox
England, 1930s. Artist and WWI veteran Nick Bassington-Hope falls to his death from a scaffold while preparing for his gallery opening. Nick’s twin sister Georgina hires Maisie Dobbs to prove he was murdered. Maisie discovers that Nick’s masterpiece is missing and searches for clues among her client’s relatives. 2006.

The Miracle at Speedy Motors: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency     DB/RC 66569
7 hours 20 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Robin Miles
PI Precious Ramotswe of Botswana’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency investigates a case involving a woman seeking family members who may not actually exist. Meanwhile, Mma Ramotswe’s mechanic husband J.L.B. Matekoni falls under the influence of a secretive doctor who promises to cure their foster daughter’s medical condition. Bestseller. 2008.

A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries     DB/RC 67202
16 hours 54 minutes
edited by Ed Gorman
read by Annie Wauters
Anthology of twenty-five short mysteries published between 1954 and 1991 by Lawrence Block, Loren D. Estleman, Tony Hillerman, Ed McBain, Sharyn McCrumb, Sara Paretsky, and others. In Marcia Muller’s “The Broken Men” a PI seeks a killer at a clown convention. Also includes a Nameless Detective tale by Bill Pronzini. 1994.

The Moonpool     DB/RC 66987
12 hours 16 minutes
by P.T. Deutermann
read by Mel Foster
North Carolina private investigator Cam Richter takes a job at a nuclear power plant after one of his operatives dies from radiation poisoning. German shepherds Frick and Frack help Cam uncover a terrorist plot involving the plant’s radioactive storage pond. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Mulch: A Gardening Mystery     DB/RC 67674
7 hours 53 minutes
by Ann Ripley
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Gardener Louise Eldridge and her family move to the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. In their new neighborhood, Louise’s daughter discovers body parts stashed in bags of leaves. While police investigate, Louise attempts to elicit clues from her neighbors. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1994.

Murder at Hobcaw Barony: An Eleanor Roosevelt Mystery     DB/RC 68354
7 hours 57 minutes
by Elliott Roosevelt
read by Mitzi Friedlander
First lady Eleanor Roosevelt joins Joan Crawford, Humphrey Bogart, and other Hollywood celebrities at Bernie Baruch’s South Carolina estate, Hobcaw Barony, where an explosion kills a prominent movie producer. Eleanor investigates evidence of blackmail and illicit affairs to try to solve the crime before the president arrives. 1986.

Murder inside the Beltway: A Capital Crimes Novel     DB/RC 68783
9 hours 32 minutes
by Margaret Truman
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Senior detective Walter Hatcher and his colleagues Matthew Jackson and Mary Hall investigate the murder of Rosalie Curzon, a Washington, D.C., call girl. Rosalie had made videotapes of her clients—and one, Bob Colgate, is running for president. A child’s subsequent kidnapping is also linked to Rosalie’s death. 2008.

The Murders of Richard III: A Jacqueline Kirby Mystery     DB/RC 67724
6 hours 27 minutes
by Elizabeth Peters
read by Kristin Allison
Yorkshire, England. Librarian Jacqueline Kirby and her friend Thomas Carter attend a house party hosted by Sir Richard Weldon, who is obsessed with clearing the name of King Richard III. Guests masquerade in period costumes and reenact historical events—until an all-too-real murder occurs. 1974.

The Necropolis Railway: A Jim Stringer Mystery     DB/RC 67201
7 hours 25 minutes
by Andrew Martin
read by David Cutler
London, 1903. Railway man Jim Stringer signs on to be a cleaner for a funeral train and discovers that his predecessor, nineteen-year-old Henry Taylor, disappeared under mysterious circumstances. While battling hostile coworkers and unsavory working conditions, Jim investigates Henry’s fate. Jim’s alluring landlady lends assistance. 2002.

The New Centurions     DB/RC 66399
15 hours 19 minutes
by Joseph Wambaugh
read by Richard Davidson
In the tumultuous 1960s, three Los Angeles police rookies—Chicano ex-marine Serge Duran, insecure Augustus Plebesly, and racist Roy Fehler—fight crime while coping with money and women troubles. Some violence, some strong language, and descriptions of sex. 1970.

Nothing Gold Can Stay: A Liam Campbell Mystery     DB/RC 68303
8 hours 37 minutes
by Dana Stabenow
read by Annie Wauters
Alaska state trooper Liam Campbell’s pilot girlfriend Wy discovers a body while delivering mail. Then a prospector is murdered and his wife goes missing. Authorities find links to previous unsolved disappearances of women and an undetected serial killer. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2000.

Now and Then: A Spenser Novel     DB/RC 65876
5 hours 49 minutes
by Robert B. Parker
read by Ray Foushee
FBI agent Dennis Doherty hires Boston PI Spenser to ascertain the fidelity of Doherty’s wife Jordan Richmond. Spenser discovers the identity of Jordan’s lover only to find husband and wife murdered days later. Spenser enlists the help of his cohorts to investigate. Violence and strong language. 2007.

Obedience     DB/RC 67221
7 hours 34 minutes
by Will Lavender
read by Steven Carpenter
At Winchester University, professor Leonard Williams instructs his logic class to solve the hypothetical murder of a missing teenager. Students Brian, Dennis, and Mary become convinced an actual person may die and use the clues provided to discover the truth. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Of Blood and Sorrow: A Tamara Hayle Mystery     DB/RC 67853
6 hours 21 minutes
by Valerie Wilson Wesley
read by Madelyn Buzzard
New Jersey PI Tamara Hayle rejects a request to help shady Lilah Love reclaim her baby from Lilah’s sister. Hours later the baby’s paternal grandfather asks Tamara to get the baby for him. But Lilah’s murder changes the case. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

One Step Behind: A Kurt Wallander Mystery    RC 67197
15 hours 5 minutes
by Henning Mankell
read by Mark Delgado
Sweden, 1996. While inspector Kurt Wallander searches for three young adults missing since Midsummer’s Eve, a policeman colleague is murdered. When the revelers are found dead, Wallander connects the crimes. More murders occur—meaning there’s a serial killer. Originally written in Swedish in 1997. Some violence and some strong language. 2002.

Paper Towns     DB/RC 68404
8 hours 3 minutes
by John Green
read by Dan John Miller
During senior year, Margo, the girl next door, entices Quentin into a night of mischief—and she then disappears. Quentin and classmates Radar, Ben, and Lacey follow the clues Margo left while they worry about her state of mind. Strong language. For senior high readers. Edgar Award. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Pardonable Lies: A Maisie Dobbs Mystery     DB/RC 67865
11 hours 32 minutes
by Jacqueline Winspear
read by Jill Fox
London, 1930. Psychologist/investigator Maisie Dobbs is hired by Sir Cecil Lawton to discover the fate of his son Ralph, who was supposedly killed in France during the Great War. Maisie, a former battlefield nurse, faces her own demons from the past when she returns to the continent. 2005.

Paying the Piper: An Elizabeth MacPherson Novel     DB/RC 67693
4 hours 58 minutes
by Sharyn McCrumb
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Forensic anthropologist Elizabeth MacPherson and her beau Cameron  travel to Cameron’s native Scotland, where Elizabeth helps an archaeological team to study megalithic monuments. After the group becomes stranded at the remote Highland site and a bagpipe-playing American mysteriously dies, Elizabeth fears a killer is in their midst. 1988.

The Perennial Killer: A Gardening Mystery     DB/RC 68187
9 hours 46 minutes
by Ann Ripley
read by Madelyn Buzzard
While filming her televised gardening show on location in Colorado, Louise Eldridge becomes embroiled in a murder investigation. The victim: rancher Jimmy Porter, whose decision to sell his property to the county for preservation angered family members and developers. With the land in dispute, suspects—including sexist sheriff Earl Tatum—abound. 2000.

Perry Mason—Seven Complete Novels:  The Case of the Glamorous Ghost; the Terrified Typist; the Lucky Loser; the Screaming Woman; the Long-Legged Models; the Foot-Loose Doll; the Waylaid Wolf     DB/RC 67701
44 hours 58 minutes
by Erle Stanley Gardner
read by John Polk
Seven mysteries featuring attorney Perry Mason. In The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll (1958), a stenographer impersonating a dead hitchhiker faces a murder rap. In The Case of the Glamorous Ghost (1955), amnesia, blackmail, and jewel smuggling lead to murder. 1979.

A Pinch of Snuff: A Dalziel/Pascoe Mystery     DB/RC 67656
9 hours 18 minutes
by Reginald Hill
read by Steven Crossley
Inspector Peter Pascoe gets a lead from his dentist that an actress in an adult film may have been injured or killed. Pascoe investigates the Calliope Kinema Club, a controversial pornography house in posh Wilkinson Square. Everything seems legal until proprietor Gilbert Haggard turns up dead. Some strong language. 1978.

A Place of Execution     DB/RC 67779
14 hours 49 minutes
by Val McDermid
read by Alexander Strain
Scardale, England; late 1963. Thirteen-year-old Alison Carter disappears while walking her dog. New detective inspector George Bennett heads the investigation and deals with closed-mouthed neighbors in the rural community and Alison’s arrogant stepfather, the village squire. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1999.

Play with Fire: A Kate Shugak Mystery     DB/RC 68349
7 hours 34 minutes
by Dana Stabenow
read by Jill Fox
Alaska. While hunting mushrooms in the ashes of a recent forest fire, freelance investigator Kate Shugak discovers the body of schoolteacher Daniel Seabolt, son of a controversial fire-and-brimstone preacher. Kate soon learns that the father’s fanatic followers employ some very dangerous methods of conversion. Some strong language. 1995.

Presumed Guilty     DB/RC 66851
9 hours 6 minutes
by James Scott Bell
read by Jack Fox
Southern California. Fifty-year-old megachurch pastor Ron Hamilton is accused of murdering porn star Melinda Perry. Ron’s wife Dallas, hurt by his adultery, nevertheless believes in his innocence and gathers evidence to exonerate him. While praying to God for strength, Dallas uncovers political chicanery, unbridled ambition, and betrayal. Some violence. 2006.

The Price of Butcher’s Meat: A Dalziel/Pascoe Mystery     DB/RC 68829
18 hours 31 minutes
by Reginald Hill
read by Steven Crossley
Sandytown, England. Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel is recovering from injuries suffered in Death Comes for the Fat Man (RC 65297) when local woman Lady Daphne Denhamis murdered, Dalziel’s former partner Detective Chief Inspector Peter Pascoe arrives to investigate while Dalziel chafes in the convalescent home. Strong language. 2008.

Promises in Death: An Eve Dallas Mystery     DB/RC 68811
13 hours 3 minutes
by J.D. Robb
read by Suzanne Toren
New York City, 2060. Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates the murder of cop Amaryllis Coltraine, girlfriend of Chief Medical Examiner Morris. Eve discovers that Amaryllis, who just relocated from Atlanta, has a connection to Eve and her husband’s past. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009.

Quiet as a Nun: A Jemima Shore Mystery     DB/RC 67678
7 hours 7 minutes
by Antonia Fraser
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Sister Rosabelle Mary Powerstock, a troubled nun plagued by visions, is found dead in a secluded tower at a Sussex convent. British television reporter Jemima Shore, Rosabelle’s former school friend, investigates and soon finds out that more lives—including her own—may be in danger. 1977.

The Ragtime Kid    RC 64376
14 hours 20 minutes
by Larry Karp
read by Dan Bloom
Sedalia, Missouri; 1899. White piano-playing, ragtime-music-loving teenager Brun Campbell has left Oklahoma to study with his idol Scott Joplin. Brun discovers a body and later realizes the items he took from it incriminate Joplin. He also learns of prejudice and rivalry in the music industry. Strong language. 2006.

Raining Cats and Dogs: A Melanie Travis Mystery     DB/RC 65858
7 hours 10 minutes
by Laurien Berenson
read by Michele Schaeffer
Canine enthusiast and part-time sleuth Melanie Travis enrolls her poodle  Faith in the South Avenue Obedience Club. Fellow member Paul spearheads an outing to the nursing home of his wealthy great-aunt Mary. When Mary is found suffocated, Melanie seeks a killer among suspicious staff, club members, and Mary’s family. 2005.

Ratking: An Aurelio Zen Mystery     DB 68289
10 hours 35 minutes
by Michael Dibdin
read by Ted Stoddard
Italian police commissioner Aurelio Zen investigates the kidnapping of powerful Perugian businessman Ruggiero Miletti. Zen must deal with uncooperative local authorities and Miletti’s unscrupulous family members, including his four grown children, none of whom seem to want Zen to succeed in solving the crime. Strong language. 1989.

Red Chameleon: An Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov Mystery     DB/RC 68500
6 hours 49 minutes
by Stuart M. Kaminsky
read by Mark Ashby Soviet-era Moscow. Chief Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov investigates the murder of an elderly Jewish man found shot in a bathtub. But the case is soon overshadowed by a sniper who targets a police officer and a ring of car thieves who are believed to be enemies of the state. 1985.

The Risk of Infidelity Index: A Vincent Calvino Crime Novel     DB/RC 66925
13 hours 11 minutes
by Christopher G. Moore
read by Ted Stoddard
Bangkok, Thailand. American Vincent Calvino, a disbarred-lawyer-turned-PI, works for several unhappy expatriate wives who, since reading The Risk of Infidelity Index, believe their husbands are cheating on them. While pursuing the case, Vincent discovers connections to the death of another client for whom he investigated drug-piracy activity. Strong language. 2007.

Rough Weather: A Spenser Novel     DB/RC 67881
5 hours 37 minutes
by Robert B. Parker
read by Ray Foushee
Boston PI Spenser accompanies wealthy Heidi Bradshaw to her daughter’s island wedding. When kidnappers kill the groom and abduct the bride, Spenser and Hawk search for the culprit—the “Gray Man” from Small Vices (RC 44310)—while investigating the bride’s background. Strong language and some violence. 2008.

Rumpole Misbehaves: A Rumpole Mystery     DB/RC 67057
3 hours 0 minutes
by John Mortimer
read by John Horton
Barrister Rumpole’s latest courtroom arguments concern a twelve-year-old charged under an antisocial behavior order for playing street ball and a civil servant arrested for the murder of a Russian prostitute. The two cases become intertwined while Rumpole himself is accused of illegally drinking and smoking in his office. 2007.

Run for Your Life: A Michael Bennett Mystery     DB/RC 68436
6 hours 49 minutes
by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
read by Michael Scherer
NYPD hostage negotiator Michael Bennett is struggling to find a serial killer who calls himself the Teacher and who randomly targets people in the city. While texting with the sociopath, Mike tends to his ten adopted and newly motherless kids, who all have the flu. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2009.

Salvation in Death: An Eve Dallas Mystery     DB/RC 67912
11 hours 18 minutes
by J.D. Robb
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
When Father Miguel Flores dies after drinking wine laced with cyanide during a funeral mass, NYPD lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates. As Eve learns the true identity of the priest, a prominent evangelist is also lethally poisoned. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. Bestseller. 2008.

Say Goodbye: A Kimberly Quincy Mystery     DB/RC 67301
12 hours 48 minutes
by Lisa Gardner
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Much to her husband’s dismay, pregnant FBI agent Kimberly Quincy, from The Killing Hour (RC 56869), takes a case involving missing prostitutes and a spider-loving psychopath. But a lying witness and a lack of dead bodies leave Quincy with few clues. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Scarpetta: A Dr. Kay Scarpetta Mystery     DB/RC 68119
14 hours 25 minutes
by Patricia Cornwell
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Despite their troubled past, detective Pete Marino works again with pathologist Kay Scarpetta, her husband, and her niece, to expose the sadistic sexual psychopath who killed a graduate student who was a dwarf. Meanwhile, someone trashes Scarpetta’s reputation online. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Brontë     DB/RC 67111
12 hours 33 minutes
by Laura Joh Rowland
read by Erin Jones
Charlotte Brontë and her sister Anne travel to London in 1848 to meet with Charlotte’s publisher. On the train they meet Isabel White, a mysterious young woman who is later murdered. Drawn into the intrigue, Charlotte attempts to solve the crime. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Secret Hangman: A Peter Diamond Mystery     DB/RC 66794
9 hours 19 minutes
by Peter Lovesey
read by Julian Elfer
Widowed detective superintendent Peter Diamond of Bath, England, investigates the hanging deaths of a waitress and her ex-husband, which appear to be a murder-suicide. A secret admirer sends Diamond letters, and he begins to suspect that a serial killer is loose. Some strong language. 2007.

The Seventh Sinner: A Jacqueline Kirby Mystery     DB/RC 67546
5 hours 37 minutes
by Elizabeth Peters
read by Kristin Allison
Jean Suttman, one of seven scholars studying in Rome, discovers a fellow student dying after a brutal attack in an ancient subterranean temple. When small accidents befall Jean with disturbing regularity, she fears for her own life and contacts her new friend, librarian Jacqueline Kirby, for help. 1972.

Shake Hands Forever: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery     DB/RC 67543
7 hours 14 minutes
by Ruth Rendell
read by Jim Zeiger
Housewife Angela Hathall is found murdered in her home with no evidence of a break-in. Chief Inspector Wexford interviews beautiful Nancy Lake, the last person to see Angela alive. But what begins as a routine investigation becomes an obsession that threatens to destroy Wexford’s career and marriage. 1975.

A Share in Death: A Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James Mystery     DB/RC 68179
6 hours 41 minutes
by Deborah Crombie
read by Graeme Malcolm
Scotland Yard detective Duncan Kincaid is on vacation at a luxurious Yorkshire time-share, when the body of the resort’s assistant manager is found floating in a Jacuzzi. Duncan discovers that the victim may not have been the intended target and calls his young sergeant Gemma James for back up. 1993.

Snake Dreams: A Charlie Moon Mystery     DB 68338
12 hours 51 minutes
by James D. Doss
read by Gregory Gorton
Colorado. Charlie Moon’s aunt Daisy—a shaman—has visions of Chiquita Yazzi, a woman presumed dead. Chiquita expresses concern about Nancy, her teenage daughter left in the care of the girl’s abusive stepfather Hermann. Hermann’s murder disrupts Charlie’s plans to propose to his FBI-agent sweetheart Lila Mae McTeague. Some strong language. 2008.

The Snow Empress: A Sano Ichiro Mystery, Book 12     DB/RC 68433
10 hours 2 minutes
by Laura Joh Rowland
read by Robert Sams
Japan, 1699. Samurai chamberlain Ichiro goes to the northern island of Ezogashima to locate his kidnapped son only to find that Lord Matsumae is keeping the entire province hostage until someone confesses to killing his mistress. Ichiro investigates the murder mystery in exchange for the hostages’ release. Violence. 2007.

Someone to Watch Over Me: A Grace and Favor Mystery     DB/RC 68868
5 hours 11 minutes
by Jill Churchill
read by Gabriella Cavallero
New York State, 1932. Robert Brewster discovers a dead body in the old icehouse at Grace and Favor Cottage, the estate he and his sister Lily inherited. Lily investigates another death, while their friend, newspaper editor Jack Summer, travels to Washington, D.C., to cover the Bonus Army march. 2001.

Something Wicked: A Death on Demand Mystery    RC 65923
8 hours 21 minutes
by Carolyn G. Hart
read by Jill Fox
Atlanta. Mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance, her fiancé Max, and the rest of the summer stock players know their production of Arsenic and Old Lace needs to be a hit so they can get their new theater. Instead it is plagued by sabotage and murder. Some strong language. 1988.

Sorrow’s Anthem: A Lincoln Perry Novel     DB 68664
8 hours 58 minutes
by Michael Kortya
read by Mark Delgado
PI Lincoln Perry was still a cop when he tried to help his childhood best friend Ed Gradduk. Lincoln’s efforts backfired. Ed served time, and Lincoln’s name has been mud in the old neighborhood. Ed now faces new charges, and Lincoln again offers help. Strong language and some violence. 2006.

A Spoonful of Poison: An Agatha Raisin Mystery     DB/RC 68833
6 hours 36 minutes
by M.C. Beaton
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
English Cotswolds. A local vicar persuades detective Agatha Raisin to conduct public relations for his church’s annual fête, which happens to be organized by handsome widower George Selby. When two women die in connection to an LSD-laced jam offered at a tasting booth, Agatha investigates. 2008.

St. Albans Fire: A Joe Gunther Mystery     DB/RC 68042
8 hours 31 minutes
by Archer Mayor
read by Gregory Gorton
Vermont detective Joe Gunther investigates a series of barn fires, one of which has resulted in murder. The case leads Gunther and his partner to a mob arsonist in Newark, New Jersey. Gunther also uncovers connections to a Vermont land developer. Strong language and some violence. 2005.

Stalking Susan     DB/RC 67775
10 hours 6 minutes
by Julie Kramer
read by Margaret Strom
Minneapolis investigative reporter Riley Spartz receives a cold-case tip from a retiring cop friend. Two women named Susan were murdered in similar ways, exactly a year apart. As Riley discovers more Susan victims, “sweeps month” looms—and so does the murder date. Some violence and some strong language. 2008.

Strangers in Death: An Eve Dallas Mystery     DB/RC 65950
13 hours 50 minutes
by J.D. Robb
read by Suzanne Toren
NYPSD lieutenant Eve Dallas and her partner detective Delia Peabody investigate the murder of sixty-one-year-old business tycoon Thomas Anders. Eve uncovers ties to two other murders and enlists her husband Roarke in the search for the culprit. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. Bestseller. 2008.

Street of the Five Moons: A Vicky Bliss Mystery     DB/RC 67496
6 hours 40 minutes
by Elizabeth Peters
read by Kristin Allison
Art historian Vicky Bliss’s boss, convinced of a plot to rob Munich’s National Museum, asks her to track down the unknown creator of an imitation Charlemagne talisman found in a dead man’s pocket. Vicky heads to Rome—where she must face abductions and a romance with an unscrupulous English lord. 1978.

The Tale of Hawthorn House: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter     DB/RC 67016
9 hours 15 minutes
by Susan Wittig Albert
read by Kristin Allison
English Lake District, 1908. After someone leaves a baby girl on the steps of Hill Top Farm during harvesting, Beatrix Potter tries to find the mother. The child is given to the justice of the peace and his sister to mind, while traveling gypsies are questioned. Includes recipes. 2007.

Tanner’s Virgin: An Evan Tanner Mystery     DB/RC 67582
5 hours 23 minutes
by Lawrence Block
read by Gregory Gorton
Phaedra Harrow stayed with Evan Tanner for a month, refusing to relinquish her virginity. Now Phaedra has disappeared into Afghanistan, and her distraught mother asks Evan to attempt a dangerous rescue. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1968.

Third Strike: A Charlie Fox Thriller     DB/RC 68238
11 hours 57 minutes
by Zoë Sharp
read by Mare Trevathan
Now based in Manhattan and recovering from being wounded in Second Shot (RC 68123), bodyguard Charlie is shocked to see her British physician father commit professional suicide on the local news. Despite estrangement from her disapproving parents, Charlie soon protects both of them. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Three Sisters: A Charlie Moon Mystery     DB 68305
12 hours 47 minutes
by James D. Doss
read by Gregory Gorton
Colorado. Ute tribal investigator Charlie Moon, from Stone Butterfly (RC 64768), examines the death of newlywed Astrid Spencer-Turner, who was mauled by a bear in her bedroom. While Astrid’s surviving sisters—Beatrice and Cassandra, a TV psychic—vie for the hand of Astrid’s widower, Charlie tracks a killer. 2007.

Three-Shirt Deal: A Shane Scully Mystery     DB/RC 66289
8 hours 55 minutes
by Stephen J. Cannell
read by Robert Sams
Detective Shane Scully disobeys orders and investigates a closed case, suspecting that small-time crook Tru Hickman was framed for the murder of his own mother. Meanwhile Shane’s wife Alexa struggles with aftereffects from wounds she received in White Sister (RC 65825). Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Tonight I Said Goodbye: A Lincoln Perry Novel     DB 68476
9 hours 1 minute
by Michael Kortya
read by Mark Delgado
Cleveland PIs and former cops Lincoln Perry and Joe Pritchard reluctantly accept a job from John Weston. Weston refutes accounts that his PI son Wayne killed Wayne’s missing-and-believed-dead wife and daughter and then shot himself. The partners’ investigation quickly turns deadly. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2004.

Top of the Heap     DB/RC 67571
6 hours 15 minutes
by Erle Stanley Gardner
read by Gregory Gorton
Gangster’s girlfriend Maurine Auburn mysteriously vanishes from a nightclub. John Carver Billings, the last man seen with Maurine, hires PI Donald Lam to substantiate his alibi. Donald soon uncovers a mining scam, an illegal casino, a double homicide—and an opportunity to make a small fortune. Some strong language. 1952.

True Detectives: An Alex Delaware Novel     DB/RC 68768
12 hours 11 minutes
by Jonathan Kellerman
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Biracial half brothers PI Aaron Fox and LAPD detective Moe Reed discover that they are both investigating twenty-year-old Caitlin Frostig’s disappearance. They join forces and uncover clues involving murder, drugs, a missing baby, and an anorexic male movie star. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009.

Vendetta: An Aurelio Zen Mystery     DB/RC 68153
9 hours 11 minutes
by Michael Dibdin
read by Ted Stoddard
Italian Criminalpol officer Aurelio Zen arrives in the resort area of Sardinia to investigate the murder of billionaire businessman Oscar Burolo. But Zen finds the villa heavily fortified and his questioning leads to a price being put on his own head. Strong language and some violence. 1991.

Vineyard Chill: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery     DB/RC 67193
8 hours 2 minutes
by Philip R. Craig
read by Michael Russotto
Clay Stockton, a charming adventurer who once worked for a marijuana grower, visits his friend J.W. Jackson. When two unsavory characters come looking for Clay in connection with some missing drug money, J.W. tries to help. Meanwhile, the body of a young woman surfaces among island ruins. Includes recipes. 2008.

The Water’s Edge     DB/RC 66989
13 hours 4 minutes
by Daniel Judson
read by Christopher Lane
The murders of two drug couriers in Southampton, New York, have consequences for ex-gangster Jake Bechet and retired PI Tommy Miller. The two men are forced by their former associates to investigate the crime. Meanwhile more bodies litter the streets. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

What Was Lost     DB/RC 68374
7 hours 15 minutes
by Catherine O’Flynn
read by Jill Fox
In 1984 England, young Kate, accompanied by her monkey toy, spends hours conducting surveillance on suspicious-looking characters. One day she disappears. Two decades later, after a mall security guard sees still-young Kate on his monitor, he remembers noticing her that fateful day. Then her monkey shows up. Strong language. 2007.

When Will There Be Good News? A Jackson Brodie Mystery     DB/RC 67882
11 hours 12 minutes
by Kate Atkinson
read by Fred Major
England. Thirty years ago, Joanna witnessed the murder of her family. Now a pediatrician and a new mother, Joanna goes missing soon after her family’s killer is released. Joanna’s worried young nanny, put off by the police, turns to injured PI Jackson Brodie. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Where Are You Now?     DB/RC 65809
8 hours 44 minutes
by Mary Higgins Clark
read by Catherine Byers
When she was sixteen, Carolyn MacKenzie’s brother Mack disappeared but each Mother’s Day Mack makes a brief call home. Ten years later Carolyn, now an attorney, interrupts the call to tell Mack that she will find him. Despite a warning from Mack, Carolyn persists—and finds herself in danger. Bestseller. 2008.

Where Evil Sleeps: A Tamara Hayle Mystery     DB/RC 68375
6 hours 40 minutes
by Valerie Wilson Wesley
read by Madelyn Buzzard
PI Tamara Hayle is vacationing in Jamaica when she meets Lilah Love, also from New Jersey. Tamara reluctantly agrees to go clubbing with Lilah and her obnoxious husband. When the husband is stabbed at the bar, Lilah flees with Tamara’s passport. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1996.

Where Memories Lie: A Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James Mystery     DB/RC 68826
10 hours 47 minutes
by Deborah Crombie
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
London. Inspector Gemma James’s friend, widow Erika Rosenthal—a Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany with her now-deceased husband David—discovers an auction-catalog ad for a brooch that was stolen from Erika years ago. Gemma and her lover, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid, find links between the seller and David’s murder. 2008.

The White Lioness: A Kurt Wallander Mystery    RC 66497
15 hours 35 minutes
by Henning Mankell
read by Mark Delgado
Sweden, 1992. Inspector Kurt Wallander’s investigation of the murder of a real estate agent entangles him in a plot by South African secret police and ex-KGB agents to assassinate Nelson Mandela. Wallander’s intrusion into this scheme puts his daughter’s life in danger. Originally written in Swedish in 1993. Violence. 1998.

Wicked Game     DB/RC 68507
14 hours 33 minutes
by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush
read by Jill Fox
When a skeleton is excavated at her old high school, Becca Sutcliff is again haunted by visions of her friend Jessie, who disappeared two decades ago. Former classmates fall under suspicion, Becca falls for Jessie’s old boyfriend, and a stalker targets victims among them. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2009.

The Widening Gyre: A Spenser Novel     DB/RC 68360
4 hours 34 minutes
by Robert B. Parker
read by Ray Foushee
When Massachusetts congressman Meade Alexander is blackmailed with a videotape of his wife’s drug use and sexual escapades, Alexander’s staff hires PI Spenser. Aided by his cohort Hawk, Spenser searches for the culprits and uncovers dirty politics and mob connections. Violence and strong language. 1983.

The Wild Island: A Jemima Shore Mystery     DB/RC 68359
7 hours 32 minutes
by Antonia Fraser
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Scotland. Vacationing British television reporter Jemima Shore rents a cottage from Charles Beauregard but upon arriving learns that Charles is dead. Jemima enters the strange world of the eccentric Beauregard family—a dashing war hero, a forthright priest, and a wayward heiress—and discovers they are not quite what they seem. 1978.

Winter Study: An Anna Pigeon Mystery     DB/RC 66376
13 hours 26 minutes
by NevadA Barr
read by Suzanne Toren
Park ranger Anna Pigeon returns to the frigid Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior to join the fifty-year-old winter wolf study along with two scientists from Homeland Security who need to ascertain its feasibility. Anna’s uneasiness is justified when a biotechnician is killed. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Zapped: A Regan Reilly Mystery     DB/RC 66477
5 hours 18 minutes
by Carol Higgins Clark
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
During a New York City blackout, PI Regan Reilly and her cop husband Jack juggle multiple mysteries. A thief tries to remove a safe from the Reillys’ newly acquired loft—as does the safe’s owner. A disturbed woman is stalking her latest victim, and a SoHo gallery is burglarized. 2008.

Occult and Horror

All Together Dead: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel    RC 64954
9 hours 9 minutes
by Charlaine Harris
read by Kristin Allison
Telepathic barmaid Sookie Stackhouse attends the vampire summit where Louisiana vampire queen Sophie-Anne, whose power is already weakened by Hurricane Katrina, will face murder charges. Sookie and her weretiger lover Quinn contend with shifting alliances, preternatural politics, and more deaths. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Betrayed: House of Night, Book 2     DB/RC 68304
9 hours 20 minutes
by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
read by Mary Kane
As Zoey accepts her transformation into a vampire and the powers that come with it, teenagers from her former high school are murdered. When evidence in the case implicates Zoey’s new school, the House of Night, she investigates—and discovers betrayal. Strong language. For senior high readers. 2007.

Blood Noir: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter     DB/RC 66889
10 hours 58 minutes
by Laurell K. Hamilton
read by Victoria Gordon
Anita helps werewolf stripper Jason, her friend and sometime-lover, deal with his family issues. Meanwhile Marmee Noir, the ancient mother of all vampires, makes her move for power by severing the sensory link between Anita and master vampire Jean-Claude. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. Bestseller. 2008.

Blood Sins: Blood Trilogy, Book 2     DB/RC 68293
9 hours 32 minutes
by Kay Hooper
read by Laura Giannarelli
Noah Bishop and his band of psychics in the FBI’s Special Crimes Unit are trying to bring down Adam Deacon Samuel, whose church is behind some mysterious deaths. They recruit Tessa Gray to pose as a young widow owning land coveted by Samuel’s religious cult. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Clay    RC 64387
6 hours 21 minutes
by David Almond
read by Dan Bloom
Felling, England. Altar boy Davie befriends Stephen, an odd new boy, who was expelled from seminary school. Stephen recruits Davie to create a huge clay figure, which Stephen brings to life to confront the town bully. Some violence and some strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2005.

A Dangerous Climate: A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain     DB/RC 68348
13 hours 42 minutes
by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
read by Fred Major
1700s. Benevolent vampire Saint-Germain assumes the identity of a missing Hungarian diplomat and accompanies the man’s wife to Russia, where they join Peter the Great’s court. While spying for Poland and concealing his true nature, Saint-Germain aids the czar’s efforts to modernize St. Petersburg. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Dead as a Doornail: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel    RC 64117
9 hours 7 minutes
by Charlaine Harris
read by Lindsay Ellison
Louisiana. Telepathic cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse helps the werepeople, who are being attacked by a stalker, even though Sookie’s shape-shifting brother Jason is a suspect. Sookie asks sexy vampire Eric for help before becoming the killer’s next target. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2005.

Deadly Deceptions: A Mojo Sheepshanks Novel     DB/RC 67351
8 hours 10 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller
read by Annie Wauters
When the ghost of a deaf-mute girl appears to Mojo, the new private investigator begins looking for her murderer. Mojo’s boyfriend Tucker, who is now working for the Cave Creek sheriff’s department, is on the same case. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Eclipse    RC 65812
17 hours 27 minutes
by Stephenie Meyer
read by Anne Hancock
After befriending werewolf Jacob in New Moon (RC 64367), Bella must choose between him and her former vampire boyfriend Edward, from Twilight (RC 62066). Meanwhile, vicious killings occur in nearby Seattle as a female vampire seeks revenge—putting Bella in danger and stirring old enmities. For senior high readers. 2007.

Hell House     DB/RC 68106
8 hours 48 minutes
by Richard Matheson
read by John Horton
A wealthy media magnate offers a hundred thousand dollars to a physicist, a medium, and a psychic to investigate paranormal activity in the Belasco House on the Maine coast. Past attempts have led meddlers to madness, suicide, and murder. Violence, some strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 1971.

A Lick of Frost: A Meredith Gentry Novel    RC 66671
8 hours 38 minutes
by Laurell K. Hamilton
read by Annie Wauters
Meredith Gentry, mortal faerie princess, finds her efforts to conceive an heir interrupted by rape charges against three of her royal guards. Meredith attempts to protect her remaining retinue—including Frost—from the evil machinations of her uncle, King Taranis. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Volume 19     DB/RC 67696
31 hours 35 minutes
edited by Stephen Jones
read by Alec Volz
Twenty-six tales of horror, fantasy, and the supernatural. Includes Steven Erikson’s “This Rich Evil Sound,” Neil Gaiman’s “The Witch’s Headstone,” and Glen Hirshberg’s “Miss Ill-Kept Runt,” among others. Provides a genre overview for 2007, authors’ biographies, and useful addresses. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Masquerade: Blue Bloods, Book 2    RC 66680
7 hours 28 minutes
by Melissa De la Cruz
read by Colleen Delany
After learning of her vampire nature in Blue Bloods (RC 66487), Schuyler searches Italy for her grandfather, who holds the key to defeating the Blue Bloods’ rivals—the Silver Bloods. Returning to Manhattan, Schuyler and friends defend themselves against the Silver Bloods and learn more powers. For senior high readers. 2007.

The Missing     DB/RC 68005
11 hours 12 minutes
by Sarah Langan
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Maine. Schoolteacher Lois Larkin takes her fourth-graders to the abandoned town of Bedford, which was nearly destroyed by a mill fire and its sulfurous clouds. There a troubled student unearths a contagion that transforms people into something violent, inhuman—and hungry. Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. Stoker Award. 2007.

New Moon    RC 64367
15 hours 18 minutes
by Stephenie Meyer
read by Anne Hancock
Following Twilight (RC 62066), vampire Edward Cullen and his family leave Bella and her town to prevent themselves from devouring humans. Brokenhearted Bella turns to adventure-seeking Jacob and motorcycles. Meanwhile, a pack of werewolves tries to protect Bella from a vindictive vampire. For senior high readers. 2006.

Obsidian Butterfly: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter     DB/RC 67196
20 hours 24 minutes
by Laurell K. Hamilton
read by Victoria Gordon
A six-months-celibate Anita travels to New Mexico to help her bounty-hunter friend Edward investigate a series of brutal mutilation crimes reminiscent of Aztec ritual killings. They seek answers from female master vampire Itzpapalotl, owner of the Obsidian Butterfly nightclub. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2000.

The Pagan Stone: Sign of Seven Trilogy, Book 3     DB/RC 68165
13 hours 28 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Richard Davidson
Maryland. Friends Cal, Fox, and Gage, from The Hollow (RC 66786), and their love interests once again attempt to break the power of a demon first awakened at the Pagan Stone. But to do so someone may have to die. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Poe’s Children: The New Horror, an Anthology     DB 68446
22 hours 0 minutes
edited by Peter Straub
read by Michael Scherer
Twenty-four previously published tales written in the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe. In Dan Chaon’s “The Bees” past mistakes haunt a recovering-alcoholic father. Includes works by Jonathan Carroll, Elizabeth Hand, Glen Hirshberg, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Kelly Link. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Project 17     DB/RC 68881
5 hours 23 minutes
by Laurie Faria Stolarz
read by Mare Trevathan
Danvers State Hospital. Six teens sneak into an abandoned mental institution to investigate rumors of haunting. As the teens move through the asylum’s decaying rooms, armed with only flashlights and a camera, they unearth a resident’s chilling past. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2007.

Shifter     DB/RC 67473
10 hours 26 minutes
by AngelA Knight
and others
read by Kristin Allison
Four tales of paranormal romance. In Lora Leigh’s A Jaguar’s Kiss Saban Broussard, a “breed” genetically engineered with animal DNA, has only one weakness—the desire to mate. Includes Angela Knight’s Mad Dog Love, Alyssa Day’s Shifter’s Lady, and Virginia Kantra’s Sea Crossing. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2008.

Political Themes

Eclipse     DB/RC 68270
14 hours 19 minutes
by Richard North Patterson
read by Ted Stoddard
California attorney Damon Pierce heads to Luandia, Africa, to assist former flame Marissa Brand Okari and her husband, writer/activist Bobby, who has been arrested in the murder of three oil workers. As he defends Bobby against the charges, Damon encounters genocide, pollution, and corruption. Strong language and some violence. 2009.

Little Bee     DB 68617
10 hours 22 minutes
by Chris Cleave
read by Colleen Delany
Fourteen-year-old Little Bee flees Nigeria and spends two years in a British immigration detention center. Upon her release, Little Bee seeks out Andrew and Sarah O’Rourke, a couple she and her sister had previously encountered—with dire consequences—on an African beach. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Palace Council     DB/RC 68096
22 hours 11 minutes
by Stephen L. Carter
read by Kevin Collins
Harlem, 1950s. African American writer Eddie Wesley stumbles upon the body of white attorney Philmont Castle. Two years later, Eddie’s sister Junie disappears. Eddie spends two decades searching for Junie and discovers that she and Philmont—along with Eddie’s former girlfriend Aurelia—had connections to a secret political society. 2008.

Psychological Themes

All We Know of Heaven     DB/RC 67235
7 hours 5 minutes
by Jacquelyn Mitchard
read by Mary Kane
Two families are devastated when their sixteen-year-old daughters are involved in a car accident and one dies. Maureen and Bridget—similar-looking best friends—are, at first, misidentified at the hospital. Later, while Bridget’s family realizes its loss, Maureen’s rejoices in a miracle. But Maureen has brain damage. For senior high readers. 2008.

At First Sight: A Novel of Obsession     DB/RC 66979
8 hours 37 minutes
by Stephen J. Cannell
read by Scott Brick
While on vacation in Hawaii, middle-aged married California businessman Chick Best falls madly in love with newlywed Paige Ellis. Chick befriends Paige and her wealthy North Carolinian husband Chandler but, once home, Chick commits murder to possess Paige. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Cleaver     DB 68657
10 hours 47 minutes
by Tim Parks
read by Ted Stoddard
After a hard-hitting interview with the U.S. president, British broadcast journalist Harold Cleaver retreats to a mountain village near the Austrian border. Cleaver gets to know the locals while reflecting on his lovers, his late daughter, and his son, who recently published a scathing family exposé. Some strong language. 2006.

Eureka     DB/RC 67375
7 hours 12 minutes
by Jim Lehrer
read by Gregory Gorton
Eureka, Kansas. Fifty-nine-year-old CEO Otis Halstead experiences a personal crisis after making some nostalgic purchases. Determined to start a new life, Otis sets out on his classic Cushman motor scooter (with his Red Ryder BB gun) and heads west—but his adventure does not go as planned. Some strong language. 2007.

The Forgery of Venus     DB/RC 68206
11 hours 26 minutes
by Michael Gruber
read by Jon Huffman
Commissioned to restore an Italian palazzo, struggling American painter Chaz Wilmot attracts the attention of shady art dealer Werner Krebs. Art that Wilmot creates during his past-life hallucinations as painter Diego Velázquez prompts Krebs to concoct a one-million-dollar art-forgery scheme. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Garden of Last Days     DB/RC 66982
16 hours 40 minutes
by Andre Dubus III
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Early September 2001. Florida stripper April brings her three-year-old daughter Franny to work after her babysitter is hospitalized. Bassam, a Muslim, hires April to perform privately—but then Franny disappears. A local man becomes the main suspect while Bassam’s true intentions are revealed. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Gargoyle     DB/RC 68102
18 hours 42 minutes
by Andrew Davidson
read by Nick Sullivan
An adult-film star is hospitalized with severe burns after crashing his car during a drug-induced hallucination. He contemplates suicide until he befriends Marianne, a mentally unstable gargoyle sculptor whose insistence that they were lovers in medieval Europe brings him renewed vitality. Strong language, descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2008.

Losing You     DB/RC 66986
8 hours 22 minutes
by Nicci French
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Sandling Island, England. Divorced forty-year-old Nina Landry is preparing for a Florida vacation with the kids and her boyfriend when her fifteen-year-old daughter Charlie fails to return from a slumber party. The subsequent twenty-four hours and bureaucratic police investigation threaten Nina’s well-being. Some violence and some strong language. 2006.

The Other     DB/RC 67477
12 hours 19 minutes
by David Guterson
read by Guy Williams
Friends John William Barry and Neil Countryman take divergent paths to an authentic life. John, scion of a wealthy Seattle family, forsakes society to live in the wilderness. Neil, a married schoolteacher, conceals John’s whereabouts but becomes burdened by the secret as John retreats further. Some descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Painter of Battles    RC 66707
7 hours 56 minutes
by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
read by Mark Ashby War photographer Andrés Faulques retires to a Spanish tower to paint a battle mural and forget the violent death of his lover. But one of his subjects, former Croatian soldier Ivo Markovic, threatens to make Faulques pay for a damaging photo Faulques shot. Some violence and some strong language. 2006.

Sweethearts     DB/RC 67425
5 hours 17 minutes
by Sara Zarr
read by Mare Trevathan
Salt Lake City. Non-Mormons Jennifer and Cameron are each other’s only friend in elementary school. Cameron moves away and “Jenna” is told that he died. But eight years later Cameron reappears, and their past interferes with Jenna’s new life as a thin and popular senior. For senior high readers. 2008.

The Third Angel     DB/RC 66935
9 hours 37 minutes
by Alice Hoffman
read by Kimberly Schraf
London. Interwoven tales of three women at crossroads. In 1999 Maddy has an affair with her sister’s terminally ill fiancé Paul. In 1966 Paul’s mother Frieda falls for a troubled rock star. In 1952 Maddy’s mother Lucy experiences heartbreak in a fatal love triangle. 2008.

Time Is a River     DB/RC 66991
11 hours 39 minutes
by Mary Alice Monroe
read by Mare Trevathan
After losing her job in Charleston, South Carolina, battling cancer, and catching her husband committing adultery, Mia Landan returns to a North Carolina treatment center. The owner lends Mia a mountain cabin, where she reassesses her life—and discovers a diary. Some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Trigger     DB/RC 66853
10 hours 5 minutes
by Susan Vaught
read by John Polk
Seventeen-year-old Jersey returns home from a brain-injury treatment center, where he spent a year recovering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. With no memory, Jersey tries to decipher the past and the events that led to his suicide attempt. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2006.

We Need to Talk about Kevin    RC 65808
18 hours 17 minutes
by Lionel Shriver
read by Laura Giannarelli
In a series of letters to her husband, Eva Khatchadourian examines their past in order to understand the reason their son Kevin chose to go on a killing spree a few days before he turned sixteen. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Orange Prize. 2003.

The Year of Fog     DB/RC 66066
13 hours 57 minutes
by Michelle Richmond
read by Catherine Byers
San Francisco. Photographer Abby Mason takes her fiancé Jake Balfour’s six-year-old daughter Emma to the beach—where Emma disappears in the fog. Months later Jake and the police assume Emma drowned, but after discovering clues under hypnosis, Abby disagrees and continues the search in Costa Rica. Some strong language. 2007.

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Religious Themes

Between Sundays     DB/RC 67166
12 hours 6 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Jill Ferris
Christian football player Derrick Anderson becomes mentor and backup to shallow San Francisco quarterback Aaron Hill. Meanwhile Megan Gunn’s eight-year-old foster child Cory insists that he is Aaron’s son. When the two athletes volunteer at Cory’s youth center, Cory believes his prayers have come true. Complications and romance follow. 2007.

Can I Get a Witness?     DB/RC 67654
8 hours 39 minutes
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
read by Gail Nelson
Houston. Workaholic divorce-court judge Vanessa Colton-Kirk confronts the possible end of her own marriage when she discovers that her husband  Thomas is having an affair. Meanwhile, Vanessa’s sister Dionne also faces man troubles. Dionne’s lover, who is supposed to be getting a divorce, has another girlfriend. 2008.

A Change of Heart: A Harmony Novel    RC 64126
7 hours 31 minutes
by Philip Gulley
read by Derald Breneman
The congregation of Harmony Friends Meeting faces many changes in pastor Sam Gardner’s fifth year. Ornery Dale Hinshaw, who had threatened to join the Baptist Church, has a heart attack; spinster Deena Morrison plans her wedding; and the biological parents of Ellis and Miriam Hodge’s adopted niece reappear. 2005.

Chasing Fireflies: A Novel of Discovery     DB/RC 68173
11 hours 20 minutes
by Charles Martin
read by Frank Coffee
Glynn County, Georgia. A suicidal woman ousts a boy from her car before fatally colliding with a train. Reporter Chase Walker follows up with the orphan—“Snoot”—whose history of abuse and neglect echoes Chase’s childhood. Snoot, an artistic prodigy who does not speak, soon captures the reporter’s heart. Christy Award. 2007.

Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana     DB/RC 66745
8 hours 51 minutes
by Anne Rice
read by Erik Sandvold
In this sequel to Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt (RC 60914), young carpenter Yeshua (Jesus) resists pleasures of the flesh, accepts his destiny, and is baptized. He reveals who He is, gathers disciples, spreads the word, and performs miracles. He is also tempted by the devil. Bestseller. 2008.

Cover Girls    RC 64953
6 hours 38 minutes
by T.D. Jakes
read by Kristin Allison
Michelle, Tonya, Delores, and Miz Ada are at different stages of life but face the harsh realities of family problems and urban living. They make major decisions to change their unhappy situations while drawing strength from one another and from God. 2003.

The Cure     DB 68465
10 hours 0 minutes
by Athol Dickson
read by Michael Scherer
Alcoholic, divorced former minister Riley Keep has been living on the streets since a devastating missionary experience. Now Riley returns to his hometown of Dublin, Maine, where hordes of homeless people seek a rumored cure for addiction. But it may not be the miracle they hope for. Christy Award. 2007.

Every Now and Then     DB/RC 68801
8 hours 55 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Kristin Allison
After his father’s death in the World Trade Center attacks, Alex Brady left his mother and girlfriend to join the L.A. Sheriff’s Department. While battling ecoterrorists with his canine partner Bo, Alex gains renewed faith and a second chance at love. Companion to One Tuesday Morning and Beyond Tuesday Morning (RC 66466). 2008.

The Forbidden: The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, Book 2     DB/RC 66753
8 hours 4 minutes
by Beverly Lewis
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Caleb Yoder’s father forbids him to court Nellie Mae Fisher because her family has left the Old Order Amish church for the New Order. Nellie tries to figure out a way she can have both salvation in Jesus and a relationship with Caleb. Sequel to The Parting (RC 66456). 2008.

Hallie’s Heart     DB/RC 68798
6 hours 32 minutes
by Shelly Beach
read by Mare Trevathan
After the accidental death of a niece she was babysitting, middle-aged teacher Mona VanderMolen begins a new life as an antiques dealer in rural Michigan, separated from her family. But Mona’s other niece, fifteen-year-old Hallie, runs away to join Mona—and to deal with guilt and grief. Christy Award. 2007.

A Lady of Secret Devotion: Ladies of Liberty, Book 3     DB/RC 67665
9 hours 9 minutes
by Tracie Peterson
read by Jill Fox
Philadelphia, 1857. Elderly socialite Mrs. Jameston hires impoverished Cassandra “Cassie” Stover to be her companion. Cassie enjoys her new position but distrusts her employer’s son Sebastian, whom widowed insurance investigator Mark Langford suspects of fraud and murder. Cassie and Mark fake a courtship to uncover the truth. 2008.

The Longing: The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, Book 3     DB/RC 68131
8 hours 55 minutes
by Beverly Lewis
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Nellie Mae Fisher has stopped seeing Caleb Yoder because of her family’s conversion to the New Order Amish church, but Caleb still hopes for a reconciliation. Meanwhile, Nellie is courted by her late sister’s Mennonite friend, and her older sister wants to enter the Englischer world. 2008.

Madman     DB/RC 66729
13 hours 15 minutes
by Tracy Groot
read by Catherine Byers
Greek servant Tallis discovers that the Socratic academy in Palestine has been mysteriously disbanded. One scholar was murdered, another committed suicide, and one went mad. Living in the tombs of Kursi, the madman alone may hold the answers. A tale of the biblical Gerasene demoniac. Some violence. Christy Award. 2006.

My Heart Remembers     DB/RC 68450
10 hours 22 minutes
by Kim Vogel Sawyer
read by Margaret Strom
New York City, 1886. When their parents die in a fire, young Maelle Gallagher and her siblings Mattie and Molly board an orphan train to Missouri, where they end up with different families despite Maelle’s attempts to keep them together. Though years pass, Maelle vows to reunite the family. 2008.

The Parting: The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, Book 1     DB/RC 66456
8 hours 20 minutes
by Beverly Lewis
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Nellie Mae Fisher, still struggling with guilt and grief over her younger sister’s death, dreams of marrying handsome Caleb Yoder. But some people in their Pennsylvania Amish community don’t want them together—including Caleb’s father. Rebellion against Old Order ways threatens to tear them, and their church, apart. 2007.

The Pastor’s Wife     DB/RC 67645
7 hours 20 minutes
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
read by Gail Nelson
Houston. Twenty-nine-year-old Terrance Ellis, pastor of Lily Grove Missionary Baptist Church, was raised by his aunts Eva, Dorothy Mae, and Mamie after his grandmother’s tragic death. Now the sisters are determined to find him a wife. Terrance falls for misunderstood church member Savannah McKinney, but his aunts disapprove. 2007.

The Perfect Life     DB/RC 67328
5 hours 36 minutes
by Robin Lee Hatcher
read by Erin Jones
Katherine Clarkson’s life seems perfect—her husband Brad was recently named Humanitarian of the Year for his work with a charitable foundation, and both grown daughters are pregnant. But when Brad’s former employee accuses him of financial and sexual impropriety, Katherine struggles to regain control amid the chaos. 2008.

The Possibilities of Sainthood     DB/RC 68846
6 hours 49 minutes
by Donna Freitas
read by ELisabeth Rodgers
Fifteen-year-old Antonia Lucia Labella passionately desires two things—sainthood and her first kiss. After years of mailing letters to the Vatican about the first wish, Antonia uses her diary to secretly petition saints about her second wish—the kiss. Then miracles begin to happen. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Road to Nowhere     DB/RC 68381
14 hours 2 minutes
by Paul Robertson
read by Roy Avers
North Carolina. The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors considers funding the long-delayed construction of a highway going through a residential valley and into small-town Wardsville. With money and livelihoods at stake, aging councilman Joe Esterhouse finds himself at the center of an issue that spawns controversy, vandalism, and murder. 2008.

Ruby: Dakotah Treasures, Book 1     DB/RC 68770
12 hours 20 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Jill Ferris
Dakotah Territory, 1882. New York City housemaid Ruby Torvald and her nine-year-old sister Opal receive train tickets from their father to join him out West. When their dad dies upon their arrival and leaves them his saloon, Ruby prays that she and Opal will be able to survive. 2003.

The Shack     DB/RC 67237
9 hours 59 minutes
by William P. Young
read by Guy Williams
Years ago, Mackenzie “Mack” Phillips’s daughter Missy disappeared during a family vacation in Oregon. Now Mack receives a cryptic letter—apparently from God—inviting him back to the remote shack where Missy may have been murdered. There Mack confronts his grief, communes with God, and makes life-changing discoveries. Bestseller. 2007.

Sister’s Choice: Patchwork Circle, Book 2     DB/RC 66891
9 hours 51 minutes
by Judith Pella
read by Colleen Delany
Oregon, 1882. Maggie Newcomb is busy husband-hunting when newcomer Tamara Brennan threatens her plans. Maggie enlists her friend Evan Parker, a newly graduated lawyer, to help her snag Colby Stoddard even though Evan is busy defending a local boy accused of murder. Maggie learns the meaning of true love. 2008.

A Sister’s Hope: Sisters of Holmes County, Book 3     DB/RC 67545
7 hours 43 minutes
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
read by Kristin Allison
Someone is vandalizing the Hostettler family’s Amish farm and attacking Martha Hostettler’s sheltie dogs. Martha’s father suspects her suitor Luke Friesen is responsible. Martha and Luke investigate as the violence increases. 2008.

Somewhat Saved     DB/RC 67641
12 hours 8 minutes
by Pat G’Orge-Walker
read by Gail Nelson
At a Las Vegas conference, Sister Betty of Crossing Over Sanctuary Temple runs for president of Mothers Board against incumbent Sasha Pray Onn of the disbanded Ain’t Nobody Right but Us—All Others Goin’ to Hell Church. The face-off gives both women a deeper understanding of themselves and their faith. 2008.

Sunset: Sunrise, Book 4     DB/RC 67914
11 hours 58 minutes
by Karen Kingsbury
read by Jill Ferris
Bloomington, Indiana. John Baxter begins the difficult task of selling the family home before his remarriage. Dayne and Katy Matthews return from Hollywood to start a family and operate a local theater. Other family members rely on their faith as they contend with problems. 2008.

Wearing My Halo Tilted     DB/RC 67058
8 hours 14 minutes
by Stephanie Perry Moore
read by ELisabeth Rodgers
Discontented author of Christian novels Shari McCray goes on a book tour to temporarily leave her husband Dillon, a Baptist preacher. Shari’s ensuing one-night stand with a well-known singer gets splashed across the tabloids. She prays for redemption when she finds out she’s pregnant. Some descriptions of sex. 2008.

When the Soul Mends: Sisters of the Quilt, Book 3     DB/RC 68772
9 hours 47 minutes
by Cindy Woodsmall
read by Kristin Allison
Hannah Lapp has a new life in the Englischer world with Martin Palmer. But a friend’s accident forces Hannah to return to her Old Order Amish community, where she experiences mixed emotions as she faces family and friends—including her ex-fiancé, Paul. Sequel to When the Morning Comes (RC 66244). 2008.

Where Mercy Flows     DB/RC 67741
8 hours 31 minutes
by Karen Harter
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Washington State. Broke, unemployed, and sickly, single mom Samantha Dodd retreats with her young son to her hometown, where she hopes to make amends with her family. Samantha is depressed over past mistakes and her life-threatening heart condition, until childhood friend Donnie Duncan encourages her to fight. Christy Award. 2006.

Where My Heart Belongs    RC 66139
8 hours 4 minutes
by Tracie Peterson
read by Mary Kane
Sunny Halbert returns to her family’s farm after a twelve-year absence hoping to make amends. Sunny’s father, who is dying of cancer, welcomes her back, but Sunny’s sister Kathy remains bitter about the past. With the help of God the sisters slowly work toward reconciliation. 2007.

Whirlwind     DB/RC 68263
8 hours 25 minutes
by Cathy Marie Hake
read by Kristin Allison
1892. Londoner Millicent Fairweather accompanies her sister and brother-in-law to America. Crossing the Atlantic aboard the Opportunity, Millicent finds work as a nanny for widower Daniel Clark. When tragedy in New York brings the possibility of deportation, Daniel proposes. Millicent accepts, not knowing that Daniel seeks true romance. 2008.

Romance

After the Kiss: The Notorious Gentlemen     DB/RC 68019
9 hours 27 minutes
by Suzanne Enoch
read by Alexander Strain
1812. Battle-injured captain Sullivan Waring returns to London. Learning that his nobleman biological father has wrongfully claimed and dispersed Sullivan’s late mother’s artwork, Sullivan begins stealing the paintings back. He is discovered one night by Lady Isabel Chalsey—whose shock soon turns to passion. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Agnes and the Hitman     DB/RC 66277
13 hours 12 minutes
by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
South Carolina. After foiling an attempted dognapping with a frying pan, caterer and food columnist Agnes Crandall must deal with a hit-man bodyguard and other unruly characters while she tries to prepare for a wedding in her newly purchased home. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Almost a Lady     DB/RC 67087
13 hours 48 minutes
by Jane Feather
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Twenty-nine-year-old Englishwoman Meg Barratt is mistaken for a privateer, knocked unconscious, and brought aboard Captain Cosimo’s ship as it heads out to sea. Now he must convince her to help with his latest assignment—assassinating General Napoleon Bonaparte! Companion to Almost a Bride (RC 60161). Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2005.

Almost Dead: Oregon/California Series     DB/RC 65496
12 hours 16 minutes
by Lisa Jackson
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
Cissy Cahill, a teenager when her mother Marla was imprisoned in If She Only Knew (RC 65371), is a young mom when Marla escapes from jail. Cissy fears for her life and turns to her estranged husband for help. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

The Angel: Boston PD/FBI     DB/RC 67274
9 hours 27 minutes
by Carla Neggers
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Boston folklorist Keira Sullivan travels to Ireland to research a Celtic legend about a stone angel. When Keira becomes trapped in ancient ruins, FBI agent Simon Cahill rescues her. Simon and Keira soon realize that her search for the relic has attracted a killer. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

At Last Comes Love: The Huxtable Quintet, Book 3     DB/RC 69353
11 hours 5 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Anne Flosnik
The eldest Huxtable sister Margaret, a spinster at thirty, accepts the courtship of the scandalous earl of Sheringford, Duncan Pennethorne. Duncan ran away five years ago with a married woman but now needs a respectable wife to maintain his inheritance. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Basketball Jones     DB 68463
6 hours 32 minutes
by E. Lynn Harris
read by Bob Moore
African American interior designer A.J. Richardson has been in love with NBA star Dray Jones since he tutored Dray in college. A.J. is fine with keeping their long-term relationship secret—but after Dray marries, a blackmailer threatens A.J. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

Before the Scandal: The Notorious Gentlemen     DB/RC 68300
9 hours 7 minutes
by Suzanne Enoch
read by Alexander Strain
Lieutenant Colonel Phineas Bromley returns to his family estate from the Napoleonic wars upon hearing of his elder brother’s illness. He finds the property in near ruin after a series of suspicious events. But Phineas also rediscovers his beautiful neighbor Alyse Donnelly. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Blame It on Cupid     DB/RC 67118
12 hours 14 minutes
by Jennifer Greene
read by Carol Dines
Eleven years ago Merry promised her friend Charlie that if anything happened to him, she would take care of his daughter. Now that Charlie has died, his daughter and Merry’s neighbor Jack, a divorced father, have doubts about Merry’s parenting skills. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007.

Blame It on Paris     DB/RC 67902
9 hours 22 minutes
by Jennifer Greene
read by Jill Fox
Kelly Rochard from South Bend, Indiana, makes her dream trip to Paris. When she’s mugged, losing everything, American Will Maguire rescues her, and they have a brief affair. Kelly resumes her life back home, wanting to move on—but Will turns up. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2008.

The Book of Scandal     DB/RC 67946
9 hours 46 minutes
by Julie London
read by Kristin Allison
England, 1806. Nathan Grey and his wife Evelyn have been estranged since their small son’s death. Now the earl must force Evelyn to return to their country estate to protect her against treason charges. Although angry, Evelyn realizes her attraction to Nathan is still strong. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Bright Arrows    RC 66616
9 hours 3 minutes
by Grace Livingston Hill
read by Mitzi Friedlander
After Eden Thurston’s wealthy father dies, she is besieged by distant relatives and acquaintances who wish to benefit from her inheritance. Besides her loyal servants, the only person who comforts Eden is estate lawyer Lance Lorrimer, a fellow Christian who shares Eden’s strong religious faith. 1946.

Catch of the Day     DB/RC 68034
11 hours 35 minutes
by Kristan Higgins
read by Margaret Strom
Maine. Thirty-two-year-old Maggie Beaumont, who has been single since her high school boyfriend dumped her, keeps busy by running a diner, volunteering, and helping with her twin sister’s family. Maggie doesn’t notice her brother’s colleague, lobsterman Malone, although Malone is acutely aware of her. Some strong language. Rita Award. 2007.

Chances     DB 68490
10 hours 40 minutes
by Pamela Nowak
read by Julie-Ann Elliot
Denver, 1876. Telegraph operator Sarah Donovan helps two young sisters whose dog has been shot. Sarah escorts the girls home, where she meets their widowed father, undertaker Daniel Petterman. Though suffragette Sarah’s independent spirit clashes with Daniel’s conservative nature, they soon find romance. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Charity Girl     DB/RC 68244
8 hours 43 minutes
by Georgette Heyer
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Young Cherry Steane runs away from the drudgery of her aunt’s household to find her grandfather in London. Dashing Viscount Desford, attempting to assist Cherry while observing all proprieties, brings Cherry to his lifelong best friend Henrietta Silverdale— who has secretly loved Desford all along. 1970.

Cutting Loose     DB/RC 67575
9 hours 47 minutes
by Susan Andersen
read by Colleen Delany
Curator Jane Kaplinski and her two friends inherit the mansion and collections of a wealthy woman who befriended them as children. Jane has a bad first impression of the contractor they hire to work on the mansion, but sparks soon fly. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

A Daring Passion     DB/RC 66419
16 hours 11 minutes
by Rosemary Rogers
read by Terry Donnelly
Raine Wimbourne masquerades as the Knave of Knightsbridge, champion of the poor, to dupe authorities and protect her father—the real knave. Philippe Gautier kidnaps Raine, intending to make her his mistress and use her to thwart enemies, but love complicates his plans. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Daughters of Lancaster County: The Storekeeper’s Daughter, The Quilter’s Daughter, The Bishop’s Daughter     DB/RC 66094
30 hours 4 minutes
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
read by Catherine Byers
In this companion to Lancaster Brides (RC 61984), three Amish families in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, endure tragedies and romance. In The Storekeeper’s Daughter Naomi Fisher longs to marry Caleb, but since her mother’s death, she’s forced to rear her seven siblings and work in her father’s store. 2005.

Deadly Deceptions: A Mojo Sheepshanks Novel     DB/RC 67351
8 hours 10 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller
read by Annie Wauters
When the ghost of a deaf-mute girl appears to Mojo, the new private investigator begins looking for her murderer. Mojo’s boyfriend Tucker, who is now working for the Cave Creek sheriff’s department, is on the same case. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Deadly Harvest: Flynn Brothers Trilogy, Book 2     DB 68668
9 hours 58 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by Mark Delgado
Salem, Massachusetts. New Orleans PI Jeremy Flynn is searching for a friend’s missing wife when a woman is discovered murdered. Historian Rowenna Cavanaugh, worried that a past serial killer called the Harvest Man is back, assists Jeremy. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Deadly Night: Flynn Brothers Trilogy, Book 1     DB/RC 68635
10 hours 2 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by Mark Delgado
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, PI Aidan Flynn and his brothers inherit a Louisiana plantation presumed haunted by Civil War ghosts. After a human bone is found on the property, Aidan and local tarot-card reader Kendall Montgomery investigate. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Decadent Duke     DB/RC 68147
12 hours 52 minutes
by Virginia Henley
read by Colleen Delany
After marrying off her four oldest daughters, Lady Georgina Gordon’s mother arranges a marriage for Georgina with Francis Russell, the duke of Bedford. But Georgina is in love with Francis’s brother John and won’t accept a passionless union. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Deep in the Heart of Trouble     DB/RC 67172
10 hours 19 minutes
by Deeanne Gist
read by Gabriella Cavallero
1898. Texas bicycle enthusiast Essie Spreckelmeyer, who was reconciled to spinsterhood in Courting Trouble (RC 66255), now runs her father’s oil company. After Tony Morgan is disinherited, he takes a job working for Essie. The two fall in love and hope that past mistakes do not jeopardize their future. 2008.

Delicious     DB/RC 68422
11 hours 17 minutes
by Sherry Thomas
read by George Holmes
Victorian England. Barrister Stuart Somerset spends a passionate night with a mysterious woman who has a secret past, unaware that she is his estranged brother’s cook and former lover. Ten years later, newly engaged Stuart inherits his brother’s estate. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2008.

Desperately Seeking a Duke: The Heiress Brides, Book 1     DB/RC 67006
8 hours 44 minutes
by Celeste Bradley
read by Kristin Allison
England, 1815. Cousins Phoebe, Deirdre, and Sophie vie for their grandfather’s inheritance, which will go to the first one to wed a duke. Phoebe falls in love with Raphael Marbrook, but it is Rafe’s brother Lord Calder, the future duke of Brookhaven, who proposes. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Devil of the Highlands     DB/RC 68845
9 hours 41 minutes
by Lynsay Sands
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
In 1273, English Evelinde’s cruel stepmother arranges Evelinde’s betrothal to the infamous Scottish laird Cullen, the Devil of Donnachaidh. Evelinde is pleasantly surprised to meet and quickly marry the seductive Cullen, but she must deal with deadly mysteries surrounding his family. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2009.

Duchess by Night: Desperate Duchesses, Book 3     DB/RC 67207
10 hours 43 minutes
by Eloisa James
read by Corrie James
England, 1784. Seeking adventure, Isidore, the duchess of Cosway, and Harriet, the duchess of Berrow, visit the house of the infamous Lord Strange. Harriet, who dresses like a young man to protect her reputation, falls in love with their eccentric host—who discovers her secret. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Duke Next Door: The Heiress Brides, Book 2     DB/RC 67161
7 hours 58 minutes
by Celeste Bradley
read by Kristin Allison
England, 1815. Following eventsin Desperately Seeking a Duke (RC 67006), Deirdre, determined to inherit her grandfather’s fortune, immediately proposes to her cousin Phoebe’s jilted fiancé Lord Calder, the future duke of Brookhaven. But after the nuptials, Deirdre learns Calder’s darkest secret and seeks revenge. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Dylan: Montana Creeds, Book 2     DB/RC 68515
10 hours 14 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller
read by Ray Foushee
Rodeo champion Dylan Creed returns home to his Stillwater Springs, Montana, ranch with his two-year-old daughter Bonnie after Bonnie’s mother abandons her. Dylan takes Bonnie to story hour and runs into ex-lover, librarian Kristy Madison—and their romance is rekindled. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009.

The Edge of Desire: A Bastion Club Novel, Book 7     DB/RC 67802
15 hours 33 minutes
by Stephanie Laurens
read by Corrie James
London, 1816. Marquess Christian Allardyce, a former spy, is the last bachelor in the Bastion Club. Christian’s treacherous ex-lover, Lady Letitia Randall, asks for help after her husband is murdered. Christian agrees to investigate but also wants to possess her. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Enchanting Pleasures: The Pleasures Trilogy, Book 3     DB 68156
14 hours 6 minutes
by Eloisa James
read by Corrie James
In 1806 Gabrielle Jerningham is sent from India to London to wed Peter, the second son of her father’s friend, the viscount Dewland. But it is the elder son Quill who falls in love with unconventional Gabrielle and vows to win her hand. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2001.

England’s Perfect Hero: Lessons in Love, Book 3     DB/RC 68291
11 hours 29 minutes
by Suzanne Enoch
read by Corrie James
Early-nineteenth-century England. Like her two girlfriends, Lucinda Barrett vows to turn a rake into a gentleman and potential husband. She picks Lord Geoffrey, knowing her father, a general, would approve. But her friend Georgiana’s war-damaged brother-in-law Robert enters Lucinda’s life and shatters her plans. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2004.

Everlasting     DB/RC 65834
9 hours 56 minutes
by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
read by Michele Schaeffer
England, 1135. Lady Abrielle marries the lecherous Desmond de Marlé to save her family from poverty and disgrace after King Henry denies her stepfather a title and lands. But Abrielle is in love with Scottish Raven Seabern and hopes for a miracle. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Evermore: The Immortals, Book 1     DB 68641
9 hours 37 minutes
by Alyson Noël
read by Margaret Strom
After surviving a car accident that killed her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom sees auras, hears peoples’ thoughts, and visits with her dead sister. Ever also wonders why Damen, the hot new guy at school, has taken a special interest in her. For junior and senior high readers. 2009.

Everything Nice     DB/RC 67893
8 hours 43 minutes
by Ellen Shanman
read by Jill Fox
Manhattan. Michaela “Mike” Edwards, a socially challenged thirty-something advertising copywriter, loses her job and moves in with her widowed father. Suckered into teaching life skills to sixth-grade girls, Mike reinvents herself, rethinks her career, and unravels her feelings for her best friend Gunther. Strong language. 2008.

Fancy Pants    RC 64888
16 hours 40 minutes
by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
read by Erin Jones
Texan Dallie Beaudine takes a wrong turn onto a rural road and comes across Francesca Day. Once a wealthy British jet-setter who enjoyed the pleasures of Europe, Francesca is broke and ragged. Despite their differences, love grows. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1989.

Feels like Family: The Sweet Magnolias, Book 3     DB/RC 68765
10 hours 28 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Divorce attorney Helen Decatur has a successful career but still wants a family. Helping single mother Karen and falling for pastry chef Erik—both employees at her friend Dana Sue’s restaurant—give Helen a chance to realize her dream. 2007.

Fireside: The Lakeshore Chronicles, Book 5     DB/RC 68763
10 hours 26 minutes
by Susan Wiggs
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Sports publicist Kimberly van Dorn, down on her luck, retreats to her widowed mother’s boarding house in the Catskills. After baseball player Bo Crutcher moves in along with his twelve-year-old son AJ, Kimberly takes Bo on as a client. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009.

First Comes Marriage: Huxtable Quintet, Book 1     DB/RC 69351
10 hours 50 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Anne Flosnik
Elliott Wallace, the viscount Lyngate, arrives in the English countryside to inform seventeen-year-old Stephen Huxtable that he is now an earl. Stephen has three sisters he won’t leave behind, and one—widowed Vanessa—proposes to Elliott before he can ask for her sister. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Flirting with Forty     DB/RC 68255
8 hours 0 minutes
by Jane Porter
read by Kristin Allison
Divorced one year, lonely forty-year-old Seattle mom Jackie is thrilled when a girlfriend arranges a trip to Hawaii for them. After an emergency leaves Jackie reluctantly vacationing alone, she amazes herself by taking up with a much younger surfing instructor. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2006.

Freefall: A High Risk Novel     DB/RC 67316
10 hours 4 minutes
by JoAnn Ross
read by Erin Jones
Ex-Navy SEAL Zach Tremayne returns to Swann Island, South Carolina, hoping to shut out the world. He reconnects with former neighbor Sabrina, who is also trying to put her life back together. The couple face a killer—and learn to love again. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Glitter Baby     DB/RC 68764
11 hours 59 minutes
by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
read by Kristin Allison
Model Fleur Savagar struggles to come to terms with her American mother and her French Russian father until she uncovers their secrets. Fleur falls in love with playwright and actor Jake Koranda—a man with his own hidden past. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1987.

Good Luck     DB/RC 68260
9 hours 57 minutes
by Whitney Gaskell
read by Kristin Allison
On the same day that teacher Lucy Parker loses her job and car and finds her boyfriend cheating, she wins the Florida Lottery. Lucy heads for Palm Beach to plan the future and falls in love with a tennis pro. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Guilty     DB/RC 66706
12 hours 9 minutes
by Karen Robards
read by Colleen Delany
Philadelphia. Single-mom prosecutor Kate White is held hostage until one of the captors—a figure from Kate’s troubled youth—recognizes her and releases her under threat of blackmail. To protect her past, Kate lies to investigator Tom Braga despite their mutual attraction. Violence, explicit descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2008.

Heartbreak Hotel     DB/RC 66690
9 hours 45 minutes
by Anne Rivers Siddons
read by Faith Potts
Portrait of a latter-day Scarlett O’Hara during her college years in the 1950s South. Socialite Maggie Deloach, yearning for something more than fraternity parties, Presley records, and marriage to a nice young man, commits an act of defiance and courage that changes her forever. Some strong language. 1976.

Her Little Black Book     DB/RC 68843
8 hours 14 minutes
by Brenda Jackson
read by Robin Miles
When Courtney Andrews’s cousin Sonya marries, she gives Courtney her list of available men. Courtney suffers through some awful dates before meeting Lake Masters, an older advertising executive. But the philandering ways of Courtney’s father influence her relationships. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2008.

High Noon     DB/RC 65763
18 hours 8 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Savannah, Georgia. Restaurant owner Duncan Swift romantically pursues hostage negotiator Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara after she assists his suicidal bartender. Phoebe’s family problems and a vicious attack by an unknown stalker threaten the new romance. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

Honor Thyself     DB/RC 65913
9 hours 3 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Fifty-year-old actress Carole Barber travels to Paris to do research for a book she is writing. After a terrorist attack, Carole suffers from amnesia. While her friends, grown children, and ex-husband try to help her remember, a former lover stirs memories and opens doors to the future. Bestseller. 2008.

Hot Dish    RC 65042
10 hours 33 minutes
by Connie Brockway
read by Kristin Allison
Homemaking TV host Jenn Lind comarshals a hometown Minnesota festival with Steve Jaax—the artist (and ex-con) who twenty-one years ago carved Jenn’s bust from butter. When thieves steal the sculpture, Steve must find it before it melts and reveals a hidden secret. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2006.

Hot Item     DB/RC 67801
9 hours 34 minutes
by Carly Phillips
read by Colleen Delany
Gay sports agent Spencer Atkins flees New York after being publicly outed. Spencer’s son, NFL quarterback Riley Nash, fears the scandal will hurt his football career. Riley hires Hot Zone publicist Sophie Jordan for damage control and to find Spencer before the media does. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

Hot Number     DB/RC 67765
8 hours 28 minutes
by Carly Phillips
read by Colleen Delany
Micki Jordan, self-described tomboy and publicist for the Hot Zone sports agency, cannot forget her steamy New Year’s Eve kiss with playboy center fielder Damian Fuller. Micki’s two sisters help with her makeover as she attempts to win Damian’s heart. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2005.

Hot Property     DB/RC 67369
9 hours 12 minutes
by Carly Phillips
read by Colleen Delany
Twenty-five-year-old Amy Stone becomes a publicist for a PR firm for athletes. Her first client is John Roper, a center fielder for the New York Renegades baseball team. As Amy helps John straighten his life out, sparks fly between them. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Hot Stuff     DB/RC 67590
8 hours 33 minutes
by Carly Phillips
read by Colleen Delany
Manhattan. The Jordan sisters—Annabelle, Sophie, and Micki—work at the Hot Zone sports agency. After a public break-up, Annabelle swears off men. Everything changes when she does PR for ex-football player Brandon Vaughn, who is helping kids with learning disabilities. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2004.

How to Abduct a Highland Lord: MacLean Family, Book 1     DB/RC 67008
7 hours 12 minutes
by Karen Hawkins
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Scotland, 1807. Fifteen years ago, Fiona MacLean abandoned her elopement plans with Jack Kincaid. Furious, Jack became a gambling philanderer. Now Fiona kidnaps Jack and marries him while he’s unconscious—all to stop a feud between their families. Explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2007.

Ice Blue     DB/RC 68031
8 hours 37 minutes
by Anne Stuart
read by Annie Wauters
Museum curator Summer Hawthorne’s Japanese nanny gives her a blue ceramic bowl just before dying. Summer is then kidnapped for the coveted relic and rescued by handsome, dangerous Takashi O’Brien. Takashi also desperately wants the bowl and—despite himself—Summer. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. Rita Award. 2007.

The Ideal Wife     DB/RC 68004
7 hours 29 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Miles Ripley, the earl of Severn, impulsively weds impoverished Abigail Gardiner in a marriage of convenience. Abigail hides many family secrets as they gradually fall in love. Then a scandal threatens their alliance. Explicit descriptions of sex. 1991.

The Joys of Love     DB/RC 67472
6 hours 33 minutes
by Madeleine L’Engle
read by Gabriella Cavallero
After graduating from college in 1946, Elizabeth pursues her dream of acting and lands an apprenticeship in a summer theater company. She falls in love with an aspiring director, not realizing how much her friendship with a fellow apprentice means to her. For senior high and older readers. 1950.

Just Breathe     DB/RC 67740
12 hours 29 minutes
by Susan Wiggs
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
After her twelfth artificial insemination attempt, cartoonist Sarah Moon catches her husband with another woman. She leaves Chicago and returns to her northern California hometown. Sarah finds an unlikely friend in former classmate Will Bonner, a single dad raising his stepdaughter. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

A Lady’s Secret: The Malloren Family     DB/RC 66605
12 hours 10 minutes
by Jo Beverley
read by Madelyn Buzzard
1764. British aristocrat Robin Fitzvitry rescues beautiful Italian nun Petra d’Averio from a dangerous situation in France and escorts her to England to find her birth father. As Petra is pursued by assailants determined to capture her, she and Robin fall in love. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

The Last Summer (of You and Me)    RC 64944
7 hours 1 minute
by Ann Brashares
read by Kristin Allison
Alice and her tomboy older sister Riley, both in their twenties, spend the summer at their parents’ modest beach house on Fire Island. Along with their wealthy friend Paul, they experience romance, illness, and a secret that thrusts them into adulthood. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Lawman    RC 64952
6 hours 59 minutes
by Diana Palmer
read by Kristin Allison
Widowed FBI agent Garon Grier moves to a Texas ranch to be near his brothers. He is surprised to discover that troubled neighbor Grace Carver, whom he comforts when her grandmother dies, may hold the key to catching a serial child murderer. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Leaving Whiskey Bend     DB/RC 68197
9 hours 34 minutes
by Dorothy Garlock
read by Mitzi Friedlander
Colorado, 1890. Hallie and Pearl rescue their friend Mary from an assault by her stepbrother Chester. The three flee for safety, but a storm leaves them stranded at Eli Morgan’s tumbledown family ranch—where they find love. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

A Little Fate     DB/RC 64130
11 hours 4 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Don Feldheim
Three tales of love and magic. In “The Witching Hour” a young woman following her heart saves her kingdom. In “Winter Rose” a queen receives something unexpected for healing a warrior. In “A World Apart” a demon slayer finds herself transported to New York. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2004.

Logan : Montana Creeds     DB/RC 68504
10 hours 1 minute
by Linda Lael Miller
read by Ray Foushee
Logan Creed returns to the family’s neglected Montana ranch after two failed marriages and a legal career. He meets single mother Briana Grant, who is staying on the property. Logan protects Briana while becoming reacquainted with his two half brothers. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009.

Love Letters from a Duke     DB/RC 68844
11 hours 55 minutes
by Elizabeth Boyle
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
London, 1814. Felicity Langley believes she has been corresponding with a future duke for four years, when in fact her communications have been with his grandfather. After the old gentleman dies, the new duke of Hollindrake arrives to set Felicity straight—but she thinks he’s her new footman. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Love, Stargirl    RC 65552
6 hours 48 minutes
by Jerry Spinelli
read by Erin Jones
Stargirl and her parents have moved away, but the homeschooled free spirit still misses her Arizona boyfriend Leo, who dumped her. She begins writing him “the world’s longest letter,” describing her new neighbors and her feelings. Sequel to Stargirl (RC 54207). For junior and seniorhigh readers. 2007.

Lucky Charm: The Corwin Curse, Book 1     DB/RC 68397
8 hours 32 minutes
by Carly Phillips
read by Renee Raudman
In high school, Derek broke up with Gabrielle to avoid the Corwin Curse—a witch’s decree that Corwin men who marry for love will lose their women and fortunes. But Derek, now divorced with a teenage daughter, reunites with Gabrielle. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Man Must Marry     DB/RC 68021
7 hours 49 minutes
by Janet Chapman
read by Colleen Delany
The three Sinclair brothers are shocked when their grandfather Abram brings unsophisticated Willamina Kent from Maine to Manhattan to decide who will lead their family’s corporation. Sam suspects that Abram wants one of the bachelors to marry the coffin maker. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Manning Grooms     DB/RC 68186
10 hours 34 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Erin Jones
Two novellas feature unexpected marriages. In Bride on the Loose a teenager convinces veterinarian Jason Manning to date her mother. In Same Time, Next Year James Wilkens meets Summer Lawton on New Year’s Eve. Companion to The Manning Sisters (RC 65861). Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

Married in Seattle     DB/RC 68420
12 hours 10 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Alice Rosengard
In “First Comes Marriage” (1991), Janine’s grandfather, who raised her, decides she should marry his young business partner—before Janine even meets him. In “Wanted: Perfect Partner” (1995), thirty-seven-year-old divorced bookstore owner Meg is horrified to learn that her fifteen-year-old daughter set her up with an online stranger. Bestseller. 2009.

Married Lovers     DB/RC 67105
11 hours 26 minutes
by Jackie Collins
read by Erin Jones
Fitness trainer Cameron Paradise, having fled her abusive husband, works at an exclusive L.A. studio. She falls in love with producer Ryan Richards, who is married to a Hollywood princess. The two resist each other until tragedy intervenes. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Midnight Pleasures: The Pleasures Trilogy, Book 2     DB/RC 68041
14 hours 51 minutes
by Eloisa James
read by Corrie James
London, 1804. Because Lady Sophie York is determined not to be heart-broken if her future husband takes mistresses, she becomes engaged to Braddon Chatwin, a man she feels nothing for. But she can’t stop thinking about rake Patrick Foakes. Sequel to Potent Pleasures (RC 50208). Explicit descriptions of sex. 2000.

My Lady Notorious: The Malloren Family, Book 1     DB/RC 67663
13 hours 33 minutes
by Jo Beverley
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Lord Cynric Malloren is riding in a coach that is captured by Chastity Ware, a lady disguised as a highwayman. Chastity is helping her widowed sister Verity and Verity’s baby escape from a guardianship battle. Cyn joins them and falls in love. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Rita Award. 1993.

My Mistress’s Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories, from Chekhov to Munro     DB/RC 66489
21 hours 39 minutes
edited by Jeffrey Eugenides
read by Alexander Strain
Twenty-seven short romantic pieces. Includes classic works by William Faulkner (“A Rose for Emily”) and Anton Chekhov (“The Lady with the Little Dog”) and stories by William Trevor, James Joyce, Vladimir Nabokov, Denis Johnson, Raymond Carver, and Alice Munro. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Never Romance a Rake     DB/RC 67879
11 hours 51 minutes
by Liz Carlyle
read by Erin Jones
Kieran, the baron Rothewell, wins Camille Marchand, the comte de Valigny’s bastard daughter, in a card game designed to find Camille an English husband and secure her grandfather’s inheritance. But the deal unexpectedly turns to love. Sequel to Never Deceive a Duke (RC 66343). Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

No Choice but Seduction: A Malory Family Novel     DB/RC 67020
8 hours 56 minutes
by Johanna Lindsey
read by Kristin Allison
1826. Shipowner Boyd Anderson falls for passenger Katey Tyler and is heartbroken that she is married. But after Katey rescues Anthony Malory’s daughter from kidnappers, Boyd discovers Katey lied about being married and he vows to seduce her. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

On My Terms: The Claytons, Book 4     DB/RC 66908
9 hours 5 minutes
by Shirley Hailstock
read by Colleen Delany
When Theresa Ramsey arrives at her late parents’ New York estate, she is dismayed to find the house still occupied by a film crew that rented the location for a movie. After the appealing director convinces Theresa to let them stay, sparks fly. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

One Day at a Time     DB/RC 68514
9 hours 46 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Jill Fox
Dogwalker Coco Barrington, the black sheep of her Hollywood family, falls in love with British movie star Leslie Baxter. Although Coco’s mother dates a younger man and Coco’s sister Jane’s partner is pregnant, they disapprove of Coco’s relationship. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009.

The Pajama Girls of Lambert Square     DB/RC 67776
14 hours 43 minutes
by Rosina Lippi
read by Margaret Strom
Forty-year-old John Dodge moves to Lamb’s Corner, South Carolina, to purchase a new business. On Lambert Square he meets linen-shop owner Julia Darrow, whose staff wears pajamas to sell their wares. John becomes enmeshed in small-town living and begins an affair with the quirky Julia. 2008.

The Perfect Wife     DB/RC 67378
11 hours 43 minutes
by Victoria Alexander
read by Corrie James
England, 1818. Sabrina Winfield needs money for her daughter’s marriage to the son of Nicholas Harrington, the earl of Wyldewood. When Sabrina, a former smuggler, finds her late husband’s treasure map, she sails off to Egypt. An intrigued Nicholas impetuously agrees to join her. Explicit descriptions of sex. 1996.

A Proper Pursuit     DB/RC 67039
14 hours 52 minutes
by Lynn Austin
read by Barbara Caruso
Chicago, 1893. Twenty-year-old Violet Hayes leaves her hometown for her grandmother’s house with the goals of finding her long-lost mother, stopping her father’s upcoming wedding, and learning God’s purpose for her. Violet attends the World’s Fair and finally falls in love after three uninspiring marriage proposals. 2007.

Rescue Me     DB/RC 67734
7 hours 46 minutes
by Cherry Adair and others
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Three short romantic suspense stories featuring couples in danger. In “Desert Heat” assistant D.A. Elena Martinez and detective Seth King are participating in a charity scavenger hunt in the Grand Canyon when a drug dealer targets them for revenge. Explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2008.

The River Knows    RC 64567
8 hours 57 minutes
by Amanda Quick
read by Lindsay Ellison
Victorian England. Caught snooping for evidence against businessman Elwin Hastings, Anthony Stalbridge and journalist Louisa Bryce have no recourse but to feign intimacy. Romance becomes real when they join forces to bring Elwin to justice—for shady dealings and to avenge Anthony’s fiancée’s death. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Rogue     DB/RC 66998
9 hours 11 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Maxine Williams, Manhattan child psychiatrist and mother of three, is divorced from billionaire Blake when she meets Dr. Charles West. Blake continues his hedonistic lifestyle—until he funds an orphanage in Morocco. But when Maxine decides to remarry, Blake realizes he wants his family back. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Running Hot: An Arcane Society Novel     DB/RC 68796
8 hours 39 minutes
by Jayne Ann Krentz
read by Kristin Allison
After escaping a psychic-blast murder attempt, high-level aura reader Grace Renquist became a librarian for the paranormal Arcane Society. Now in need of her talent, the Society sends her to Maui, assigning ex-cop aura talent Luther Malone as her bodyguard. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Rustler: A Stone Creek Novel     DB/RC 67890
8 hours 59 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller
read by Erin Jones
Arizona territory, 1907. Ex-con Wyatt Yarbro joins his lawman brother Rowdy in Stone Creek. Wyatt falls in love with Sarah Tamlin, a career woman who runs a bank for her ailing father while hiding her previous indiscretions. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Scandalous Deception     DB/RC 68098
13 hours 9 minutes
by Rosemary Rogers
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
England and Russia, 1820. To thwart an assassination plot, Edmond masquerades as his twin brother, the duke of Huntley. When Brianna Quinn seeks the duke’s protection from her stepfather, Edmond, overcome by lust, puts both Brianna and himself in harm’s way. Explicit descriptions of sex and some violence. 2008.

The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever    RC 65036
8 hours 30 minutes
by Julia Quinn
read by Kristin Allison
England, 1810. Ten-year-old Miranda begins keeping a journal at the suggestion of her friend Olivia’s older brother Nigel “Turner” Bevelstoke, whom she adores. Nine years later Miranda is still in love with Turner—now a widower with no desire to remarry. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007.

Secrets     DB/RC 66866
8 hours 59 minutes
by Jude Deveraux
read by Erin Jones
Cassie Madden works as a nanny for widower Jeff Ames—a man Cassie has had a crush on since she was twelve. When Jeff begins dating spoiled Skylar, heartbroken Cassie befriends a retired actress and accidentally uncovers a long-forgotten mystery and secrets involving Jeff. 2008.

Seduce Me at Sunrise: The Hathaways     DB/RC 68361
9 hours 5 minutes
by Lisa Kleypas
read by Erin Jones
England, 1851. Kev Merripen, a gypsy taken in by the Hathaway family as a boy, always loved their daughter Winnifred. Even after Win is sent abroad to recover from an illness and later returns, Kev still cannot act on the yearnings of his heart. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Seduction of a Proper Gentleman: The Last Man Standing, Book 4     DB/RC 68339
9 hours 48 minutes
by Victoria Alexander
read by Corrie James
England, 1854. Oliver Leighton is the last of his friends to remain a bachelor. When Kathleen MacDavid suffers a bad fall and experiences amnesia, she recovers at Oliver’s estate and soon the two are in love. But Kathleen’s true identity threatens their happiness. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Seduction of an Unknown Lady     DB/RC 66921
9 hours 16 minutes
by Samantha James
read by Corrie James
London, 1852. Fionna Hawkes pens novels pseudonymously to support her widowed mother. While canvassing the city, Fionna meets Lord Aidan McBride, brother of Annabel, from The Secret Passion of Simon Blackwell (RC 65482). Aidan falls in love with Fionna, but someone else is stalking her. Descriptions of sex. 2008.

Seven Days and Seven Nights     DB/RC 67891
8 hours 17 minutes
by Wendy Wax
read by Erin Jones
Talk-radio host Olivia Moore advises women about relationships; Atlanta’s Bachelor of the Year Matt Ransom broadcasts no-holds-barred Guy Talk. When a publicity stunt has them spending a week together in an apartment—airing their shows and being filmed by webcam—opposites attract. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2003.

She: A History of Adventure    RC 65193
13 hours 49 minutes
by H. Rider Haggard
read by Ted Stoddard
Haggard’s classic in which Englishman Leo Vincey seeks a two-thousand-year-old African queen rumored to have murdered one of his ancestors. The sorceress, “She,” falls in love with Leo and beckons him into the depths of the earth for the secret of life. Includes 2002 introduction by Margaret Atwood. 1887.

Silver Bells     DB/RC 67713
11 hours 42 minutes
by Fern Michaels and others
read by Mare Trevathan
Four romantic Christmas stories. In the title piece, Amy Lee returns home to Pennsylvania for the holidays and rekindles a relationship with her high school sweetheart Hank Anders, who has no idea that Amy is a movie star. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

Simply Love: Miss Martin’s School for Girls, Book 2    RC 64363
10 hours 56 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Lindsay Ellison
Regency England. Anne Jewell, an unwed mother and instructor at Miss Martin’s School for Girls, meets disfigured war veteran Sydnam Butler on an estate in Wales. As Anne fights her growing attraction to Sydnam, a wealthy estate manager, he falls in love with her. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

Simply Magic: Miss Martin’s School for Girls, Book 3    RC 64381
11 hours 14 minutes
by Mary Balogh
read by Lindsay Ellison
Regency England. Susanna Osbourne, a teacher at a girls’ school in Bath, meets Peter Edgeworth, viscount Whitleaf, at a friend’s estate during summer recess. The two fall in love, even though Susanna secretly holds Peter’s family responsible for her father’s suicide years ago. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

A Slice of Heaven: The Sweet Magnolias, Book 2     DB/RC 68237
10 hours 44 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Gabriella Cavallero
It has been two years since restaurant owner Dana Sue threw her husband Ronnie out for being unfaithful. When their daughter Annie struggles with anorexia, Dana Sue must let Ronnie back into the family dynamics. 2007.

Some Like It Wicked     DB/RC 67630
8 hours 41 minutes
by Teresa Medeiros
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
England, 1810. Twenty-year-old Scotswoman Catriona Kincaid has lived with her uncle’s family since her parents were killed trying to defend their land against the English. Catriona makes a shocking offer to disgraced war hero Sir Simon Wescott—marriage in exchange for help returning to Scotland. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Some Nerve     DB/RC 65772
11 hours 11 minutes
by Jane Heller
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Thirty-year-old Hollywood entertainment journalist Ann Roth is fired after she botched an interview with actor Malcolm Goddard. Ann regroups in her Missouri hometown, where coincidentally Malcolm is being treated incognito for a heart condition. Ann becomes a hospital volunteer to get the scoop—and falls in love. Some strong language. 2006.

Something Wicked: The Malloren Family, Book 3     DB/RC 68351
12 hours 42 minutes
by Jo Beverley
read by Madelyn Buzzard
London, 1762. Intent on having fun, Lady Elfled Malloren, a spinster at twenty-five, attends the Vauxhall Midsummer Night’s masquerade disguised as a French woman. She encounters her family’s enemy, the earl of Walgrave, and falls in love amid treason and danger. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1997.

Star Bright: The Harrigan Family, Book 2     DB/RC 68775
12 hours 39 minutes
by Catherine Anderson
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Crystal Falls, Oregon. After escaping from her abusive husband Peter, Rainie Danning works as a bookkeeper on Parker Harrigan’s horse ranch. Parker falls in love with Rainie and learns about her past—but Peter tracks down Rainie for revenge. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

Stealing Home: The Sweet Magnolias, Book 1     DB/RC 68122
10 hours 13 minutes
by Sherryl Woods
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Divorced after her pediatrician husband got a nurse pregnant, distraught Maddie Townsend focuses on managing a new women’s gym. Meanwhile, baseball coach Cal Maddox expresses concern to Maddie about her son’s changing attitude. Maddie and Cal’s resulting friendship causes problems in small-town Serenity, South Carolina. 2007.

A Stranger’s Game: Bitter Creek Saga, Book 7     DB/RC 67256
10 hours 11 minutes
by Joan Johnston
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Merle Raye Finkel spent eight years in juvie for the murders of her abusive father and her stepmother. Now free, she seduces FBI agent Breed Grayhawk, knowing she’ll need his help to prove his boss was the real killer. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Sundays at Tiffany’s     DB/RC 67037
5 hours 47 minutes
by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet
read by Susan McInerney
Thirtysomething Jane is reunited with a sweet, funny, and handsome man from her past named Michael who happens to be her imaginary friend from childhood. But not even Michael knows the real reason they have been brought together. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

Tangled Up in You     DB/RC 67014
7 hours 26 minutes
by Rachel Gibson
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
True-crime writer Maddie Dupree arrives in Truly, Idaho, to write a book about a decades-old crime—a wife killed her bar-owner husband, his waitress girlfriend, and herself. The murdered husband’s son falls for Maddie, unaware she is the waitress’s daughter. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Temptation and Surrender: The Cynster Family, Book 15     DB/RC 68859
14 hours 13 minutes
by Stephanie Laurens
read by Kristin Allison
Devon, England; 1825. Emily Colyton and her siblings leave their uncle’s house in search of family treasure allegedly hidden in their ancestral village. Lucifer Cynster’s brother-in-law Jonas Tallent hires Emily to run the local inn and falls in love with her despite her secrets. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

That Summer Place: Old Things, Private Paradise, Island Time     DB/RC 67082
9 hours 23 minutes
by Debbie Macomber and others
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Three romantic novellas set in a Victorian house on Spruce Island in the Pacific Northwest. In Old Things former lovers reunite after thirty years. In Private Paradise single parents share the lodge. In Island Time a marine biologist falls for a millionaire. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1998.

Thigh High    RC 66555
10 hours 24 minutes
by Christina Dodd
read by Mare Trevathan
PI Jeremiah MacNaught masquerades as an insurance investigator and enlists New Orleans banker Nessa Dahl’s help in capturing a group of Mardi Gras-masked bank robbers. Mac actually suspects Nessa’s involvement, even as he falls in love with her. Some violence, Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

This Fire down in My Soul     DB/RC 67067
9 hours 57 minutes
by J.D. Mason
read by Robin Miles
Dr. Faye Watkins counsels the women of her husband’s church on their man troubles. Among her charges are interior decorator Renee, who sleeps with a client’s husband, and realtor Elise, whose lover is married with children. Meanwhile Faye faces her own marital problems. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

To Marry an Heiress     DB/RC 67353
8 hours 21 minutes
by Lorraine Heath
read by Alexander Strain
England, 1878. Devon Sheridan, the impoverished earl of Huntingdon, who has been hiding his lack of funds, marries Texas heiress Georgina Pierce. But Georgina’s inheritance comes with conditions—and a surprise for both of the newlyweds. Georgina is also shocked when they reach Devon’s estate. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2002.

To the Limit: A NASCAR Novel     DB/RC 67689
7 hours 6 minutes
by Pamela Britton
read by Erin Jones
Aerospace engineer Kristen McKenna returns to designing race cars after her boss Mathew Knight purchases a NASCAR team. Kristen hides her past racing career while dealing with the all-male crew. Complications arise when both Mathew and driver Todd Peters fall in love with Kristen. Some descriptions of sex. 2007.

To Wed a Wicked Prince: Cavendish Square Trilogy, Book 2    RC 67234
13 hours 11 minutes
by Jane Feather
read by Corrie James
1807. Lady Livia Lacey enjoys London’s social life while her friend Aurelia, from A Wicked Gentleman (RC 65061), honeymoons. Livia meets Prince Alexander Prokov from Russia and accepts his marriage proposal—unaware that Alex is a spy. Descriptions of sex and some violence. 2008.

The Treasure     DB/RC 68189
12 hours 14 minutes
by Iris Johansen
read by Mitzi Friedlander
1196. Ex-assassin Kadar Ben Arnaud is called from Scotland to steal a religious relic in Tuscany. Kadar’s true love Lady Selene, a former child slave in the Holy Land, is also summoned, in order to ensure Kadar’s cooperation. Sequel to Lion’s Bride (RC 41864). Descriptions of sex. 2008.

Twisted Creek     DB/RC 68799
7 hours 25 minutes
by Jodi Thomas
read by Kristin Allison
College dropout Allie Daniels inherits a lake property outside Lubbock, Texas, from her previously unknown uncle Jefferson. Allie and her Nana arrive, reopen Jefferson’s country store, and meet the neighbors. Meanwhile ATF agent Luke Morgan investigates Jefferson’s suspicious death—and falls in love with Allie. Some violence. 2008.

Unexpected     DB/RC 67374
9 hours 10 minutes
by Lori Foster
read by Colleen Delany
Wealthy Eli Connors hires mercenary Ray Vereker to rescue Eli’s brother from the Central American jungle. Eli is shocked to learn Ray is a female, but her skills impress him. When Ray reluctantly lets Eli accompany her, mutual attraction builds. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2003.

Vision in White: The Bride Quartet, Book 1     DB/RC 69355
9 hours 37 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by Emily Durante
Childhood friends Emmaline, Laurel, Mackensie, and Parker start a wedding-production business using Parker’s family estate in Connecticut. Photographer Mackensie is happy staying out of the bridal limelight—until she meets English teacher Carter Maguire. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

A Wallflower Christmas: The Wallflowers, Book 5     DB/RC 67766
5 hours 46 minutes
by Lisa Kleypas
read by Corrie James
London, 1845. Wallflowers Daisy and Lillian Bowman’s brother Rafe arrives from America intending to marry heiress Lady Natalie Blandford. However, Rafe falls in love at first sight with Natalie’s impoverished cousin Hannah Appleton. At Christmas, Rafe has to choose between romance and fortune. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

A Wanted Man: A Stone Creek Novel     DB 64959
8 hours 51 minutes
by Linda Lael Miller
read by Kristin Allison
Arizona territory, 1905. Ranger Sam O’Ballivan, from The Man from Stone Creek (RC 6272), hires Rowdy Rhodes to catch train robbers—even Rowdy’s own father. Meanwhile, schoolmarm Lark Morgan is hiding from an abusive husband when she falls in love with Rowdy. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007.

Western Weddings     DB/RC 68383
9 hours 52 minutes
by Jillian Hart and others
read by Mitzi Friedlander
In “Rocky Mountain Bride” Savannah, who lost her family during the Civil War, arrives in Montana expecting to marry Nathaniel Brooks, but he’s not the man who has been responding to her letters. Also includes “Shotgun Vows” and “Springville Wife.” Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

What I Did for Love     DB 68629
12 hours 3 minutes
by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
read by Annie Wauters
After a night in Las Vegas, former sitcom icon Georgie York finds herself married to another has-been, her ex-costar and nemesis Bram Shepard. Still smarting from a recent divorce, Georgie agrees to stay married for six months to avoid notoriety. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

Wild Card     DB/RC 67793
13 hours 58 minutes
by LorA Leigh
read by Michael Scherer
Sabella Malone believes that her Navy SEAL husband Nathan has been dead for six years. But Nathan, now known as Noah Blake, has survived capture and torture. He returns home with a new face and persona, determined to win Sabella back. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Science Fiction

Anathem     DB/RC 67760
30 hours 52 minutes
by Neal Stephenson
read by Steven Carpenter
In the thirty-seventh century, mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers are cloistered in sanctuaries to nurture and safeguard knowledge from the corrupting forces of the secular realm. When catastrophe looms, young scholar Erasmas and his highly intelligent friends are called upon to save their world. Bestseller. 2008.

By Schism Rent Asunder     DB/RC 67494
23 hours 53 minutes
by David Weber
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Religious war looms on the space colony Safehold. King Cayleb, ruler of the island kingdom Charis, challenges the authority of the oppressive and corrupt governing body, the Church of God Awaiting. Sequel to Off Armageddon Reef (RC 65705). Some strong language. 2008.

Chronicles of the Lensmen: Volume 1; Triplanetary, First Lensman, Galactic Patrol    RC 64818
7 hours 32 minutes
by E.E. “Doc” Smith
read by Richard Davidson
The first three books in the Lensmen series. Two advanced and diametrically opposed races, the good Arisians and the evil Eddorians, have lived in conflict for billions of years. A bracelet called the Lens grants select members of the Galactic Patrol telepathic and other powers. 1948.

City at the End of Time     DB/RC 68210
19 hours 44 minutes
by Greg Bear
read by Gary Tipton
Fate-shifters Ginny, Jack, and Daniel—whose consciousness can move through time and inhabit other bodies—undertake a dangerous quest to save the last vestiges of intelligent life in the future city Kalpa. Salvation rests with the mysterious ancient artifacts safeguarded by the trio but sought after by powerful rival forces. 2008.

The Dead and the Gone     DB/RC 68838
9 hours 15 minutes
by Susan Beth Pfeffer
read by Aimee Jolson
After a meteor hits the moon causing a series of horrific climate changes, seventeen-year-old Alex Morales must take care of his younger sisters alone in the chaos of New York City. Companion to Life as We Knew It (RC 65047). For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Double Contact: A Sector General Novel     DB/RC 68188
8 hours 54 minutes
by James White
read by Jack Fox
Senior physician Prilicla leads an expedition aboard the ambulance spaceship Rhabwar in response to three separate distress beacons. The team encounters two alien species—one of which has been nearly annihilated by the other—and evidence of botched first contact. Prilicla tries to set things right. 1999.

Earth Made of Glass    RC 66791
15 hours 25 minutes
by John   Barnes
read by Jeremy Gage
Margaret and Giraut, married diplomatic agents with the Council of Humanity, use a springer to instantaneously travel to Briand, a planet inhabited by two enemy cultures. They work for peace while sorting out their own marital issues. Sequel to A Million Open Doors (RC 65694). Some descriptions of sex. 1998.

Empire of Bones     DB 68478
11 hours 22 minutes
by Liz Williams
read by Mark Ashby India, 2030. Aliens arrive to integrate Earth into their empire. In exchange for a pardon and rights for the untouchable caste, ailing revolutionary Jaya Nihalani—a Receiver who can communicate with the visitors—acts as a liaison and discovers their true intent. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2002.

Ender in Exile     DB/RC 68125
15 hours 36 minutes
by Orson Scott Card
read by Erik Sandvold
Describes events taking place between chapters fourteen and fifteen of Ender’s Game (RC 22934). Instead of returning home after the war, thirteen-year-old admiral Ender Wiggin voyages through space. Accompanied by his sister Valentine, Ender becomes governor of a colony ship and encounters an enemy out to destroy him. 2008.

The Execution Channel     DB/RC 68085
10 hours 46 minutes
by Ken MacLeod
read by Steven Crossley
A nuclear detonation in Scotland is followed by a series of terrorist attacks. Briton James Travis—a spy for the French—and his peace-activist daughter Roisin become suspects. James searches for the truth amid a propaganda war, rampant disinformation, and a mysterious wave of televised executions. Strong language and some violence. 2007.

Fireships     DB/RC 67050
12 hours 45 minutes
by David Drake
read by J.P. Linton
Intergalactic trader Sarah “Sal” Blythe narrowly escapes an attack on her vessel by Earth’s North American Federation. Determined to retaliate, Sal allies with warrior Stephen Gregg, commander Piet Ricimer, and Venusian rebels in a raid against the federation. Sequel to Through the Breach (RC 46309). Some violence. 1996.

General Practice: A Sector General Omnibus, Volume 3     DB/RC 67700
16 hours 34 minutes
by James
White
read by Jack Fox
Omnibus containing the seventh and eighth volumes in the Sector General series. In Code Blue—Emergency warrior-surgeon Cha Thrat uses her many agile limbs to assist in healing. In The Genocidal Healer surgeon-captain Lioren blames himself for an ill-conceived cure for a plague that nearly annihilates an entire sentient species. 2003.

Her Smoke Rose Up Forever    RC 66285
22 hours 12 minutes
by James Tiptree Jr.
read by Mary Kane
Eighteen science fiction short stories originally published between 1969 and 1981. Includes the Hugo Award winner “Houston, Houston, Do You Read?” about astronauts who slip into a future where gender roles are successfully questioned. The Nebula winner “The Screwfly Solution” presents a chilling answer to the population problem. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2004.

The Hunger Games, Book 1     DB/RC 68384
9 hours 19 minutes
by Suzanne Collins
read by Erin Jones
In a future North America, Panem’s rulers maintain control through a televised survival competition pitting teens from twelve districts in a fight to the death. Sixteen-year-olds Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are this year’s girl and boy contestants from District Twelve. Some violence. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

In the Courts of the Crimson Kings     DB/RC 67588
11 hours 17 minutes
by S.M. Stirling
read by Michael Scherer
Alternate twenty-first century. Earth archaeologist Jeremy Wainman travels to Mars to study the lost city of Rema-Dza. Jeremy’s guide is Teyud za-Zhalt, a mercenary who conceals her true connections to the ancient Crimson Dynasty. Sequel to The Sky People (RC 64337). Some violence and some strong language. 2008.

In War Times     DB/RC 67795
14 hours 35 minutes
by Kathleen Ann Goonan
read by Michael Scherer
Washington, D.C.; 1941. Jazz-loving army soldier Sam Dance studies theoretical physics. A mysterious female instructor seduces Sam and gives him plans for a device that could change history. Sam goes on to fight a war and eventually builds the device to no apparent effect—until alternate realities converge. 2007.

The Jack Vance Treasury    RC 65161
26 hours 14 minutes
by Jack Vance
read by Mark Ashby Compilation of Hugo, Nebula, and Edgar award-winning author’s short science fiction stories published between 1950 and 1977. Includes “The Dragon Masters,” xenological mystery “The Gift of Gab,” several Dying Earth tales featuring wayward hero Cugel the Clever, and “Sail 25,” a story about a solar-sail-powered starship. 2007.

Keeper of Dreams     DB/RC 67268
28 hours 0 minutes
by Orson Scott Card
read by Erik Sandvold
Twenty-two short science fiction and fantasy tales by this Hugo and Nebula Award winner. In “Dust” a young boy travels to another world to rescue his mother. Includes “Atlantis,” “Geriatric Ward,” “Homeless in Hell,” “Space Boy,” “Waterbaby,” two stories featuring Alvin Maker, and author commentary. Some violence. 2008.

Little Brother     DB/RC 67004
12 hours 42 minutes
by Cory Doctorow
read by Erik Sandvold
After a terrorist attack on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, the Department of Homeland Security detains high school senior Marcus and his friends without cause. When Marcus is released, he lashes out at the authorities by hacking into the city’s universal electronic surveillance system. For senior high and older readers. 2008.

Lost in Transmission    RC 64380
17 hours 4 minutes
by Wil McCarthy
read by Ray Childs
Sequel to Wellstone (RC 64123). With humanity near ruin, architect Conrad Mursk recalls the precipitating events. Exiled for involvement in the Children’s Revolt, the rebels, including Prince Bascal, Conrad, and Conrad’s love Xmary, start a new colony. But it is not the utopia they imagined. Some strong language. 2004.

Make Room! Make Room!     DB/RC 68208
8 hours 28 minutes
by Harry  Harrison
read by Alec Volz
As Earth becomes overpopulated, New York City swells to a metropolis of thirty-five million people and food riots erupt. In the midst of demonstrations, detective Andrew Rusch hunts for mobster Mike O’Brien’s killer. Basis for the 1973 movie Soylent Green. Some violence and some strong language. 1966.

Mars Life     DB/RC 67819
12 hours 12 minutes
by Ben
BovA read by Fred Major
Anthropologist Carter Carleton discovers village remains on Mars—proof that intelligent life once existed there. On Earth the New Morality religious movement campaigns to cut funding for Mars exploration. Scientist Jamie Waterman, who is Navajo, tries to save the program while Carter uncovers the vanished Martians’ fate. Some strong language. 2008.

Matter: A Culture Novel     DB/RC 67810
20 hours 49 minutes
by Iain M. Banks
read by Gary Tipton
Ferbin, heir to the embattled world of Sursamen, survives an assassination attempt that claims his father King Hausk. Ferbin locates his sister Djan in the Culture, a technologically advanced interstellar civilization, and the siblings seek revenge against their father’s killer. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Mind Changer: A Sector General Novel     DB/RC 67866
8 hours 47 minutes
by James White
read by Jack Fox
O’Mara, chief psychologist of a multienvironment, interspecies space hospital, is temporarily promoted to administrator for as long as it takes him to find and train a permanent replacement. O’Mara’s early career in deep-space medicine—during which he underwent mental imprinting—unfolds throughout the selection and interview process. 1998.

The New Space Opera     DB/RC 67821
26 hours 24 minutes
edited by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan
read by John Polk
Eighteen tales of interstellar adventure. In Stephen Baxter’s “Remembrance,” an old man’s recollection of a legendary resistance fighter who battled Earth’s alien conquerors inspires a new generation of dissidents. Includes Greg Egan’s “Glory,” Nancy Kress’s “Art of War,” and works by Alastair Reynolds, Robert Silverberg, and others. Some violence. 2007.

The Other Side of the Island     DB 68671
7 hours 58 minutes
by Allegra Goodman
read by Margaret Strom
Born in the eighth year of the Enclosure, ten-year-old Honor and her parents move to a highly regulated tropical island, where neither she nor her parents fit in. But defiance is not tolerated in the colony—and one morning her parents disappear. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present     DB/RC 67402
7 hours 24 minutes
by Cory Doctorow
read by Kristin Allison
Six previously published science fiction stories. In the postapocalyptic “When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth” heroic systems administrators defend cyberspace from worms and bioweapons. In “Anda’s Game,” gamers are recruited to generate virtual wealth. Includes the Locus Award-winning “I, Robot,” which is based on Isaac Asimov’s classic tale. Strong language. 2005.

Paul of Dune     DB/RC 68105
21 hours 4 minutes
by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
read by J.P. Linton
The bloody jihad of Paul Atreides and his army of desert warriors successfully ousts Shaddam IV. But though his military campaign has been victorious, Paul remains plagued by doubt and fear of betrayal. Portrays events taking place between Frank Herbert’s Dune (RC 44126) and Dune Messiah (RC 19126). 2008.

The Road to Dune     DB/RC 66412
16 hours 49 minutes
by Frank Herbert and others
read by J.P. Linton
Collection of notes, correspondences, and stories revealing the creative process behind the Dune series. Includes previously unpublished chapters from Frank Herbert’s Dune (RC 44126) and Dune Messiah (RC 19126), an alternate version of Dune called Spice Planet by Herbert’s son Brian and Kevin J. Anderson, and four short stories. 2005.

Rolling Thunder     DB/RC 67347
13 hours 6 minutes
by John Varley
read by Mary Kane
Martian naval officer Patricia “Podkayne” Strickland accepts a position as an entertainer on Jupiter’s moon Europa as part of the Music, Arts, and Drama Division. Between performances, Podkayne discovers that there is trouble brewing. Sequel to Red Lightning (RC 62386). Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Saturn’s Children: A Space Opera     DB/RC 67567
12 hours 3 minutes
by Charles Stross
read by Mary Kane
Freya, an obsolete android concubine for the extinct human race, takes a job with the mysterious Jeeves Corporation to deliver a sensitive package from Mercury to Mars. The mission turns dangerous as various parties vie for possession of the precious cargo. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Sixty Days and Counting    RC 66097
18 hours 40 minutes
by Kim Stanley Robinson
read by Richard Davidson
President-elect Phil Chase undertakes an ambitious plan to prevent ecological disaster. Promising to implement change within his first sixty days, Chase assembles a team of top scientists and politicians, including troubled sociobiologist Frank Vanderwal. Sequel to Fifty Degrees Below (RC 62127). Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Slan    RC 64910
7 hours 15 minutes
by A.E. van Vogt
read by Jack Fox
In Earth’s global police state, humans conduct government-sponsored raids to ruthlessly hunt down and exterminate telepathic mutants called slans. After young slan Jommy Cross escapes an attack that kills his mother, he sets out to find and unite other surviving slans. 1940.

Star Wars: Coruscant Nights I, Jedi Twilight     DB/RC 67643
9 hours 17 minutes
by Michael Reaves
read by Christopher Hurt
Jax Pavan, a Jedi knight who survived Palpatine’s slaughter, conceals his true identity while bounty hunting in Coruscant Blackpit Slums. When Jax discovers that his former mentor, Jedi master Even Piell, has been assassinated, he honors Even’s dying request—to find a droid carrying data vital to the resistance movement. 2008.

Star Wars: Coruscant Nights II, Street of Shadows     DB/RC 68071
8 hours 26 minutes
by Michael Reaves
read by Christopher Hurt
Dejah Duare enlists Jedi-for-hire Jax Pavan to help her escape Coruscant with her partner, light sculptor Ves Volette, whose work resembles the energy signatures of lightsabers. When Volette is murdered, Jax and his allies track a killer. Sequel to Coruscant Nights I, Jedi Twilight (RC 67643). 2008.

Star Wars: Coruscant Nights III, Patterns of Force     DB/RC 68831
9 hours 23 minutes
by Michael Reaves
read by Christopher Hurt
Tudan Sal approaches Jedi Jax Pavan, requesting that droid I-Five, Jax’s friend, assassinate Emperor Palpatine—possibly the man responsible for the slaying of Jax’s father. As Jax and I-Five target imperial forces, Darth Vader looms closer to finding the Jedi. Sequel to Coruscant Nights II, Street of Shadows (RC 68071). 2008.

Star Wars: Millennium Falcon     DB/RC 68168
10 hours 55 minutes
by James Luceno
read by Christopher Hurt
Force-sensitive Allana Solo—daughter of the late Jacen Solo, brutal sith lord Darth Caedus—discovers an alien device aboard her grandfather Han’s beloved starship the Millennium Falcon. To unravel the mystery, Allana convinces Han and Leia to retrace the Falcon’s checkered history on what turns out to be another momentous voyage. 2008.

Star Wars Tales: Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina, Tales of the Bounty Hunters, Tales from Jabba’s Palace    RC 65606
41 hours 1 minute
edited by Kevin J. Anderson
read by Jim Zeiger
Anthology of forty Star Wars stories by Kevin J. Anderson, A.C. Crispin, Barbara Hambly, Daniel Keys Moran, Timothy Zahn, and others. Includes the tales of Bib Fortuna, who conspires to overthrow gangster Jabba the Hutt, and of Boba Fett, a feared intergalactic bounty hunter tracking his nemesis Han Solo. 1995.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed     DB/RC 67609
12 hours 15 minutes
by Sean Williams
read by J.P. Linton
The Republic has been shattered and the Jedi Council decimated. Darth Vader orders his apprentice, known as Starkiller, on a secret mission to destroy surviving Jedi Rahm Kota. But as he befriends Kota and a beautiful imperial pilot, Starkiller begins to remember his former life and question his allegiance. Bestseller. 2008.

The Starry Rift: Tales of New Tomorrows; an Original Science Fiction Anthology     DB/RC 67743
17 hours 20 minutes
edited by Jonathan Strahan
read by Jim Zeiger
Sixteen short science fiction stories about the future. In “Ass-Hat Magic Spider” by Scott Westerfeld, a teen exercises and shaves his head so he can join an expedition to the planet Tau. Includes works by Cory Doctorow, Garth Nix, and Stephen Baxter. For senior high readers. 2008.

Steampunk     DB 68444
14 hours 40 minutes
edited by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer
read by Mary Kane
Tales about an alternate Victorian era with mechanical wonders, steam-driven robots, and other anachronistic technologies. Michael Chabon’s “The Martian Agent, a Planetary Romance” depicts the aftermath of Custer’s failed mutiny against the Crown. Features works by James P. Blaylock and Michael Moorcock. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Stone Gods     DB/RC 67892
6 hours 51 minutes
by Jeanette Winterson
read by Erin Jones
Billie Crusoe leaves a world plagued by war, pollution, and genetic manipulation for the pristine, newly discovered Planet Blue. Alternate versions of Billie and her Robo sapiens lover Spike face humanity’s greatest mistakes in four end-of-the-world scenarios in different times and places. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

To Crush the Moon: Being the Final Volume in the History of the Queendom of Sol    RC 64362
14 hours 38 minutes
by Wil McCarthy
read by Ray Childs
To save humanity, Conrad Mursk and King Bruno de Towaji return to the moon they once crushed. Now Conrad and Bruno prepare to face the Glimmer King and his robot army. Sequel to Lost in Transmission (RC 64380). Some violence. 2005.

Unwind     DB/RC 66918
10 hours 32 minutes
by Neal Shusterman
read by Erik Synnestvedt
In a future world, parents may “unwind,” or disassemble, their offspring between the ages of thirteen and eighteen to harvest their body parts for others’ use. Teens Connor, Risa, and Lev fight to uphold their beliefs and perhaps save their own lives. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Watermind     DB/RC 68409
12 hours 17 minutes
by M.M. Buckner
read by TAnya Eby Sirois
From computers and technological waste a dangerous intelligence dubbed the Watermind forms in the Louisiana swamps. MIT dropout CJ Reilly and her boyfriend Max discover the life-form while cleaning up a chemical spill in Devil’s Pond. They are intrigued—until the Watermind kills. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Wellstone    RC 64123
12 hours 44 minutes
by Wil McCarthy
read by Geoffrey Centlivre
Radmer, formerly architect Conrad Mursk, seeks Bruno de Towaji, the mastermind behind the Collapsiter grid, to save humanity. Radmer recalls the past when he and Bruno’s son Prince Bascal escaped summer camp aboard a makeshift starship and triggered the Children’s Revolt. Sequel to The Collapsium (RC 56678). Strong language. 2003.

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Short Stories

The Best American Short Stories, 2006: Selected from U.S. and Canadian Magazines    RC 63826
17 hours 19 minutes
edited by Ann Patchett
read by Celeste Lawson
Twenty stories from the New Yorker and other periodicals. In Alice Munro’s “The View from Castle Rock” a Scottish family emigrates to Canada. Also includes Tobias Wolff’s “Awaiting Orders” and selections by Donna Tartt, Mary Gaitskill, and others. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2006.

The Best American Short Stories, 2007: Selected from U.S. and Canadian Magazines    RC 65379
19 hours 36 minutes
edited by Stephen King
read by Chuck Young
Twenty stories from the New Yorker and other periodicals. In T.C. Boyle’s “Balto” a young girl provides shocking testimony at her father’s trial. Includes selections by Alice Munro, Richard Russo, and others. Edited with an introduction by Stephen King. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Best of Michael Swanwick     DB 68491
17 hours 29 minutes
by Michael Swanwick
read by Steven Carpenter
Twenty-one fantasy and science fiction tales from 1980 through 2008 by a Hugo and Nebula winner. In “The Feast of Saint Janis” people worship Janis Joplin. Includes “Trojan Horse,” “Triceratops Summer,” and a story featuring conmen Darger and Surplus. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Best Western Stories of Loren D. Estleman     DB/RC 67823
4 hours 35 minutes
by Loren D. Estleman
read by Roy Avers
Tales of the American frontier by prizewinning western and mystery writer. In “A Web of Books” a stranger introducing himself as an insurance investigator consults a New Mexico bookstore owner, a former policeman, about a rare-book thief, who is later found murdered. 1989.

Cheating at Canasta    RC 66093
6 hours 49 minutes
by William Trevor
read by Steven Crossley
Twelve stories by Irish writer whose previous collections include A Bit on the Side (RC 62728). In “Men of Ireland” a derelict and one-time altar boy confronts the elderly priest who may have contributed to his undoing. Also contains the title piece and O. Henry Prize-winner “The Dressmaker’s Child.” 2004.

The Collected Short Stories of Louis L’Amour, Volume 6: The Crime Stories     DB/RC 68033
25 hours 44 minutes
by Louis L’Amour
read by Mark Ashby
Thirty-three tales of crime, suspense, and sports. In “Unguarded Moment” an honest man succumbs to the temptation to steal. In “A Friend of a Hero” a cop investigates the suspicious death of a fellow Korean War veteran. Includes “Fighters Don’t Dive” and stories featuring sleuth Joe Ragan. Some violence. 2008.

Collected Stories    RC 65163
28 hours 55 minutes
by Roald Dahl
read by Steven Carpenter
Nearly fifty adult short stories, written between 1943 and 1986, by the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (RC 33498). They feature Dahl’s signature twists of fate and macabre humor. “The Landlady” describes an unusual boarding house, and “Yesterday Was Beautiful” depicts a soldier’s encounter with war-weary islanders. 2006.

Dangerous Laughter: Thirteen Stories     DB/RC 67461
8 hours 52 minutes
by Steven Millhauser
read by Guy Williams
A Pulitzer Prize winner’s tales of obsession, dark humor, and alternate history. In “The Room in the Attic” a young boy becomes infatuated with a classmate’s ill sister. “Cat ’n’ Mouse” reimagines a deadly ritual between cartoon rivals. Includes the title story, in which teenage hysteria has fatal consequences. 2008.

The Deportees and Other Stories     DB/RC 67627
8 hours 22 minutes
by Roddy Doyle
read by George Holmes
Eight tales by prize-winning Irish writer explore his homeland’s changing demographics. In “Guess Who’s Coming for the Dinner” a father who believes himself open-minded meets his daughter’s new boyfriend. Includes “57% Irish” and the title story, which features Jimmy Rabbitte from Doyle’s novel The Commitments (RC 35794). Strong language. 2007.

The Development: Nine Stories     DB/RC 68245
7 hours 26 minutes
by John Barth
read by Guy Williams
National Book Award winner presents nine stories set in a gated Chesapeake Bay community on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Comfortably retired residents contend with marital issues, advancing age, a toga party, a Peeping Tom, and a freak storm. In “Assisted Living” a husband recounts his wife’s demise. Strong language. 2008.

Gallatin Canyon : Stories     DB/RC 67458
8 hours 56 minutes
by Thomas McGuane
read by Joe Wilson
Ten short stories. In “The Refugee” a guilt-ridden, alcoholic sailor prowls the turbulent waters off South Florida seeking redemption. In “The Zombie” a bank manager hires a prostitute for his sheltered, idle son—with disastrous results. Includes “Vicious Circle,” “Cowboy,” “Ice,” and the title story. Some strong language. 2006.

A Good Story and Other Stories     DB/RC 67592
8 hours 37 minutes
by Donald E. Westlake
read by Margaret Strom
Eighteen short mysteries with surprising twists. In the title piece, a man’s infatuation with a beautiful blonde leads to his demise. In “The Mother of Invention Is Worth a Pound of Cure” a woman tries to get her lover to murder her husband. Some violence and some strong language. 1999.

Happy Families: Stories     DB/RC 68321
11 hours 21 minutes
by Carlos Fuentes
read by Mark Delgado
Sixteen stories set in modern-day Mexico. Vignettes depict relationships between spouses, lovers—including a homosexual couple—and parents and children while invoking Tolstoy’s observation about happy and unhappy families. In “Sweethearts” former lovers cross paths unexpectedly on a cruise ship. Translation from Spanish by Edith Grossman. Some strong language. 2008.

Her Smoke Rose Up Forever    RC 66285
22 hours 12 minutes
by James Tiptree Jr.
read by Mary Kane
Eighteen science fiction short stories originally published between 1969 and 1981. Includes the Hugo Award winner “Houston, Houston, Do You Read?” about astronauts who slip into a future where gender roles are successfully questioned. The Nebula winner “The Screwfly Solution” presents a chilling answer to the population problem. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2004.

Jungfrau : A Selection of Works from the Caine Prize for African Writing    RC 67501
11 hours 21 minutes
by Mary Watson and others
read by Lisette Lecat
Seventh annual short story collection includes the Caine Prize winner and works shortlisted for 2006 as well as tales by 2007 Caine Prize workshop writers. In the title piece by South African Mary Watson, a girl becomes jealous of her mother’s impoverished students and discovers a family secret. Some strong language. 2007.

Killer Year: Stories to Die For—from the Hottest New Crime Writers     DB/RC 67368
9 hours 35 minutes
edited by Lee Child
read by Gregory Gorton
Sixteen short stories from crime fiction writers, thirteen of them newcomers who published their first books in 2007. Also includes entries by established writers Duane Swierczynski and Ken Bruen—contributors to Dublin Noir (RC 64135)—and Allison Brennan. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Last Chicken in America: A Novel in Stories     DB/RC 66909
7 hours 5 minutes
by Ellen Litman
read by Annie Wauters
Twelve interconnected stories about Russian Jewish immigrants settling in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood. In the title story, seventeen-year-old Masha becomes responsible for her unemployed, non-Engish-speaking parents’ navigation of American ways. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Lost Trails     DB/RC 67178
8 hours 16 minutes
edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Russell Davis
read by Jim Zeiger
Fourteen short westerns by Don Coldsmith, Loren D. Estleman, William W. Johnstone, John D. Nesbitt, and others. In Louis L’Amour’s “The Gift of Cochise” a courageous widow wins respect—and an unlikely offering—from an Apache warrior. Includes Elmer Kelton’s “Born to Be Hanged” and Johnny D. Boggs’s “The Cody War.” 2007.

The Mammoth Book of Short Spy Novels     DB/RC 67570
17 hours 53 minutes
edited by Bill Pronzini and Martin H. Greenberg
read by Alexander Strain
Twelve novellas published in America and England between 1927 and 1972. Includes Erle Stanley Gardner’s The Danger Zone, about a game of international intrigue; Ian Fleming’s Octopussy, featuring James Bond; Cornell Woolrich’s Tokyo, 1941, concerning a captured American; and a Sherlock Holmes tale by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 1986.

A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries     DB/RC 67202
16 hours 54 minutes
edited by Ed Gorman
read by Annie Wauters
Anthology of twenty-five shortmysteries published between 1954 and 1991 by Lawrence Block, Loren D. Estleman, Tony Hillerman, Ed McBain, Sharyn McCrumb, Sara Paretsky, and others. In Marcia Muller’s “The Broken Men” a PI seeks a killer at a clown convention. Also includes a Nameless Detective tale by Bill Pronzini. 1994.

My Mistress’s Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories, from Chekhov to Munro     DB/RC 66489
21 hours 39 minutes
edited by Jeffrey Eugenides
read by Alexander Strain
Twenty-seven short romantic pieces. Includes classic works by William Faulkner (“A Rose for Emily”) and Anton Chekhov (“The Lady with the Little Dog”) and stories by William Trevor, James Joyce, Vladimir Nabokov, Denis Johnson, Raymond Carver, and Alice Munro. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The O. Henry Prize Stories, 2008     DB/RC 66915
15 hours 29 minutes
edited by LauraFurman
read by Mary Kane
Twenty prizewinning stories. In Anthony Doerr’s “Village 113” an Asian woman resists leaving a hamlet doomed by dam construction. Includes Edward P. Jones’s “Bad Neighbors,” Yiyun Li’s “Prison,” and tales by Michel Faber, Alice Munro, and William Trevor. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Once upon a Time (She Said)     DB/RC 66867
15 hours 36 minutes
by Jane Yolen
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Fantasy writer presents a collection of poems, essays, and short stories. In the tale “Sans Soleil,” meaning sunless, a prince is raised in darkness in keeping with a dire prophecy. In “Ride Me like a Wave” a fisherman finds a mermaid in distress. Some descriptions of sex. 2005.

Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present     DB/RC 67402
7 hours 24 minutes
by Cory Doctorow
read by Kristin Allison
Six previously published science fiction stories. In the postapocalyptic “When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth” heroic systems administrators defend cyberspace from worms and bioweapons. In “Anda’s Game” gamers are recruited to generate virtual wealth. Includes the Locus Award-winning “I, Robot,” which is based on Isaac Asimov’s classic tale. Strong language. 2005.

Poe’s Children: The New Horror, an Anthology     DB 68446
22 hours 0 minutes
edited by Peter Straub
read by Michael Scherer
Twenty-four previously published tales written in the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe. In Dan Chaon’s “The Bees” past mistakes haunt a recovering-alcoholic father. Includes works by Jonathan Carroll, Elizabeth Hand, Glen Hirshberg, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Kelly Link. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Pushcart Prize XXXII: Best of the Small Presses, 2008    RC 66171
25 hours 36 minutes
edited by Bill Henderson
read by Roy Avers
Sixty-three stories, essays, and poems from literary magazines, online and print journals, and small presses. In “Cartagena” Nam Le portrays a young Colombian assassin who is in over his head. Also features Rick Bass, Joyce Carol Oates, and Edward Hirsch. Strong language, violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Pushcart Prize XXXIII: Best of the Small Presses, 2009     DB/RC 68212
24 hours 6 minutes
edited by Bill Henderson
read by Erin Jones
Sixty-three stories, essays, and poems from literary magazines, online and print journals, and small presses. In Wells Tower’s “Retreat” a music therapist visits his scheming, antagonistic real-estate-developer brother in Maine. Includes works by Katie Chase, Anthony Doerr, and Louise Glück. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2009.

Say You’re One of Them     DB/RC 68167
13 hours 58 minutes
by Uwem Akpan
read by Lisette Lecat
Five tales about children struggling to survive in war-torn Africa. In “Fattening for Gabon” siblings whose parents have AIDS go to live with an uncle who tries to sell them into slavery. The Caine Prize finalist “My Parents’ Bedroom” describes the Rwandan genocide. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Secrets of a Fire King: Stories    RC 64731
10 hours 2 minutes
by Kim Edwards
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Fourteen short stories by the author of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter (RC 63403). In “The Story of My Life” the teenage daughter of an antiabortion leader discovers her mother is a hypocrite. In “Sky Juice” a poor village girl becomes a mail-order bride to escape her life of prostitution. Some strong language. 1997.

Shakespeare’s Kitchen: Stories     DB/RC 66910
6 hours 59 minutes
by Lore Segal
read by Ted Stoddard
Thirteen interrelated tales, several of which appeared in the New Yorker, about Vienna-born Ilka, newcomer to a Connecticut think tank, as she struggles to befriend her fellow academics, especially institute director Leslie Shakespeare. Includes “At Whom the Dog Barks” and O. Henry Prize winner “Reverse Bug.” Some strong language. 2007.

Stories for a Winter’s Night: Short Fiction by Native Americans    RC 65844
5 hours 6 minutes
edited by Maurice Kenny
read by Annie Wauters
Thirty-seven tales reflecting both the traditional and contemporary Native American experience. Includes Peter Blue Cloud’s “Coyote Meets Raven,” Leslie Marmon Silko’s “His Wife Had Caught Them Before,” and E. Pauline Johnson’s “The Derelict,” in which an English minister faces a moral dilemma when he falls for a half-Chippewa woman. 2000.

The Strong Shall Live     DB/RC 67489
5 hours 40 minutes
by Louis L’Amour
read by Roy Avers
Ten short westerns. In the title story, Cavagan, a black Irishman, is left for dead in the desert along the Colorado River by his enemy John Sutton. Cavagan fights for survival with one wish—to live to see Sutton dead. Also includes “One Night Stand” and “The Romance of Piute Bill.” 1980.

Theft: Stories     DB/RC 68089
11 hours 2 minutes
by N.S. Köenings
read by Lisette Lecat
Five tales about loss in settings ranging from Europe to the Indian Ocean. In the title story, a boy is unjustly blamed and beaten for stealing the luggage of an American shopgirl visiting Africa. Includes “Pearls to Swine,” “Setting Up Shop,” “Sisters for Shama,” and “Wondrous Strange.” Some violence. 2008.

Words without Borders: The World through the Eyes of Writers; an Anthology     DB/RC 68109
15 hours 0 minutes
edited by Samantha Schnee and others
read by Gordon Gould
Translated stories, essays, poems, and excerpts by twenty-eight writers from twenty-one countries including Bosnia, China, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, and Nigeria. In Egyptian writer Gamal al-Ghitani’s “A Drowsy Haze” a Cairo man prepares for death. In Norwegian writer Johan Harstad’s “Vietnam. Thursday” a psychologist interviews a napalm-burned refugee. 2007.

The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, 2008: Twenty-first Annual Collection     DB/RC 67816
33 hours 18 minutes
edited by Ellen Datlow and others
read by Erin Jones
Forty selections of short fiction and poetry by Terry Dowling, Karen Joy Fowler, Tanith Lee, Garth Nix, Joyce Carol Oates, and others. Editors’ yearly review of the genre includes sections on comics and graphic novels, music, and the media. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Yesterday’s Weather     DB/RC 68425
11 hours 6 minutes
by Anne Enright
read by Terry Donnelly
Thirty-one stories set in Ireland by the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Gathering (RC 65634). In “Until the Girl Died” a forgiving wife contemplates her husband’s infidelity after tragedy strikes. Includes the title work and “Here’s to Love.” Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Spies and Espionage

The Amateur Spy     DB/RC 66978
14 hours 24 minutes
by Dan Fesperman
read by Phil Gigante
Freeman Lockhart, a dispirited international-aid worker, retires to a Greek island. But Lockhart is kidnapped and blackmailed into spying on a former colleague, Palestinian Omar al-Baroody, in Jordan. Meanwhile, an Arab American woman has her own agenda. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Assassin     DB/RC 67908
11 hours 59 minutes
by Stephen Coonts
read by Fred Major
After his son is killed in Iraq, wealthy Huntington Winchester and his friends hire contract assassins to go after terrorist mastermind Abu Qasim. CIA agents Tommy Carmellini and Jake Grafton also set a trap for Qasim. Sequel to The Traitor (RC 67880). Violence and strong language. 2008.

The Bourne Identity     DB/RC 65406
18 hours 19 minutes
by Robert Ludlum
read by Conrad Feininger
Rescued wounded and amnesic from the Mediterranean, the protagonist struggles to discover his identity—and that of his would-be assassins. His only clue: microfilm, surgically implanted in his skin, bearing the number of a Zurich bank account under the name “Bourne.” Violence, some  strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1980.

The Echelon Vendetta    RC 66676
14 hours 20 minutes
by David Stone
read by Gregory Gorton
CIA agent Micah Dalton investigates the demise of his associate Porter Naumann, who was found dead in an Italian hotel, apparently a suicide. When Naumann’s family is killed, Micah uncovers an illegal high-level conspiracy within the agency. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

Extreme Measures: CIA Agent Mitch Rapp     DB/RC 68506
11 hours 28 minutes
by Vince Flynn
read by Jack Fox
Using harsh methods, CIA agent Mitch Rapp interrogates two Taliban prisoners in Afghanistan and learns of an impending attack on America. But back in the United States someone leaks the information about Rapp’s techniques. A politically correct senator censures Rapp—and an attack occurs. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

The German Woman     DB/RC 69331
11 hours 33 minutes
by Paul Griner
read by Anne Flosnik
British-born nurse Kate Zweig and her German husband Horst, a doctor, suffer in Prussia during and after World War I. When World War II begins, a now-widowed Kate meets Charles Murphy, an American filmmaker spying for the British in London. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

I’d Tell You I Love You, but Then I’d Have to Kill You: Gallagher Girls, Book 1    RC 66621
6 hours 29 minutes
by Ally Carter
read by Erin Jones
Sophomore Cameron Morgan attends the Gallagher Academy—a girls’ school for secret agents, where her mother is the headmistress. On a covert training mission in town, Cammie meets Josh, a cute but ordinary boy, and arranges to see him again. For junior and senior high readers. 2006.

Illegal Action     DB/RC 68108
9 hours 19 minutes
by StellA Rimington
read by ELisabeth Rodgers
After the events in Secret Asset (RC 66383), MI5 agent Liz Carlyle and her colleague Peggy Kinsolving are transferred to the counterespionage division. Their mission entails protecting a Russian oligarch living in London, who is targeted for assassination by Kremlin officials. Violence and some strong language. 2007.

The Mammoth Book of Short Spy Novels     DB/RC 67570
17 hours 53 minutes
edited by Bill Pronzini and Martin H. Greenberg
read by Alexander Strain
Twelve novellas published in America and England between 1927 and 1972. Includes Erle Stanley Gardner’s The Danger Zone, about a game of international intrigue; Ian Fleming’s Octopussy, featuring James Bond; Cornell Woolrich’s Tokyo, 1941, concerning a captured American; and a Sherlock Holmes tale by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 1986.

Moonraker: A James Bond 007 Novel     DB/RC 65927
8 hours 3 minutes
by Ian Fleming
read by Jim Zeiger
Secret agent James Bond investigates the activities of Sir Hugo Drax—card player, notorious cheat, and head of England’s new missile defense system, Moonraker. Aided by Gala, a beautiful fellow agent disguised as Drax’s private secretary, Bond uncovers trouble just before the project’s scheduled test launch. 1955.

A Most Wanted Man     DB/RC 67864
10 hours 14 minutes
by John Le Carré
read by Jack Fox
Issa Karpov, a Chechen Muslim who has entered Germany illegally, uses human rights lawyer Annabel Richter to obtain his late father’s millions from a shady British bank. Meanwhile the English, German, and American intelligence agencies all pursue Issa. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Past Perfect    RC 64739
11 hours 5 minutes
by Susan Isaacs
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
New Yorker Katie Schottland, unceremoniously fired from the CIA fifteen years ago, is now happily married and writes scripts for a TV show based on her spy novel. When former coworker Lisa Golding calls for help and then disappears, Katie investigates—with deadly results. Some strong language. 2007.

Rules of Deception     DB/RC 67850
13 hours 25 minutes
by Christopher Reich
read by Fred Major
After his wife Emma is killed while skiing in the Alps, Doctors Without Borders surgeon Jonathan Ransom receives two Swiss baggage-claim tickets in her name. But when Jonathan picks up the bags, he comes under attack—and discovers that his wife was an undercover agent. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Secret Asset    RC 66383
11 hours 27 minutes
by Stella Rimington
read by ELisabeth Rodgers
London. While MI5 is investigating an Islamic bookstore, counterterrorist agent Liz Carlyle, from At Risk (RC 61418), uncovers evidence that an IRA sleeper mole has been activated in their division. Liz and her team recheck their colleagues’ credentials to identify the spy. Some violence and some strong language. 2006.

The Spies of Warsaw     DB/RC 67031
10 hours 2 minutes
by Alan Furst
read by Lewis Grenville
Warsaw, 1937. Colonel Jean-François Mercier, French military attaché to Poland, spends his time socializing and recruiting spies. Mercier alerts his superiors to the threat of Nazi invasion but is ignored. Meanwhile he falls in love and rescues an agent. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

The Spy Who Came for Christmas     DB/RC 68407
5 hours 52 minutes
by David Morrell
read by David Colacci
Santa Fe, New Mexico. Undercover agent Paul Kagan hides the newborn son of Palestinian peacekeeper Ahmed Hassan from the Russian Mafia, who want to kidnap the infant. Kagan finds refuge with abused wife Meredith and her son Cole. Some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Traitor     DB/RC 67880
11 hours 29 minutes
by Stephen Coonts
read by Fred Major
Jake Grafton meets CIA operative Tommy Carmellini in Paris to investigate investments in the Bank of Palestine and secure the city for a G-8 summit meeting. They also track a turncoat who has murdered several agents. Sequel to Liars and Thieves (RC 59563). Strong language and some violence. 2006.

Tsar: An Alex Hawke Thriller     DB/RC 68347
16 hours 56 minutes
by Ted Bell
read by Barry Bernson
Diabolical Russian count Ivan Korsakov plots to restore Russian imperialism by reclaiming former Soviet territories and conquering Europe. Only British agent Alex Hawke, from Spy (RC 63869), can stop him, but Hawke falls in love with Korsakov’s daughter Anastasia. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Sports

Basketball Jones     DB 68463
6 hours 32 minutes
by E. Lynn Harris
read by Bob Moore
African American interior designer A.J. Richardson has been in love with NBA star Dray Jones since he tutored Dray in college. A.J. is fine with keeping their long-term relationship secret—but after Dray marries, a blackmailer threatens A.J. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

Dream Racer     DB/RC 69021
2 hours 36 minutes
by Jacqueline Guest
read by Kristin Allison
Zoë Kendall and her boyfriend Adam, from Racing Fear (RC 61515), thrive on racing and secretly plan to attend an automobile-engineering program together. When Zoë’s mother plans a different life for her, Zoë self-reflects and learns to be true to herself. A high-interest, low-vocabulary book. For senior high readers. 2006.

The Entitled: A Tale of Modern Baseball    RC 65622
8 hours 17 minutes
by Frank Deford
read by Erik Synnestvedt
Howie Traveler, a failed minor-league player, is in his second year of managing the Cleveland Indians. Howie’s contract is up for renewal, but his star player Jay Alcazar isn’t performing well. When Jay is accused of rape, Howie holds both their careers in his hands. Strong language. 2007.

The Great Receiver     DB/RC 68265
7 hours 33 minutes
by Elena Yates Eulo
read by Erik Sandvold
Sophomore honors student Joey Eastland messes up during football tryouts and becomes the team water boy. But when the coach gives him a second chance, Joey is determined to be the best wide receiver ever. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Just Too Good to Be True     DB/RC 67403
9 hours 19 minutes
by E. Lynn Harris
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Georgia. College football star Brady Bledsoe, a committed Christian, has taken a vow of celibacy and plans to follow NCAA rules in his career. But sports agent Nico Benson hires Raquel Murphy to seduce Brady and blackmail him into signing with Nico. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Open Ice     DB/RC 67873
7 hours 20 minutes
by Pat Hughes
read by Andy Pyle
High school hockey player Nick Taglio is forced to give up the game after another serious concussion. Nick, whose entire identity is based on the sport, must reevaluate his life while coping with his brain injury. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high readers. 2005.

The Perfect Distance     DB 68676
7 hours 53 minutes
by Kim Ablon Whitney
read by Margaret Strom
Seventeen-year-old Mexican American Francie Martinez, the daughter of a barn manager at a horse-training facility, longs to become a professional rider even though her father urges her to go to college. Francie works as a groom and practices riding while dealing with prejudice. For junior and senior high readers. 2005.

Throwing like a Girl     DB/RC 66845
6 hours 11 minutes
by Weezie Kerr Mackey
read by Erin Jones
Ella is dismayed about moving from Chicago to Dallas during her sophomore year of high school, but she joins the softball team and makes friends. With understanding parents and a romantic interest in her lab partner Nate, Ella begins to feel at home. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Yellow Flag     DB/RC 66770
4 hours 16 minutes
by Robert Lipsyte
read by Gary Roan
Seventeen-year-old Kyle comes from a family of NASCAR drivers. Kyle prefers playing the trumpet in a brass quintet, but when his racer brother Kris is injured, Kyle steps in. While helping his kin, Kyle becomes torn between racing and music—and two potential girlfriends. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Suspense

The Abduction     DB/RC 66857
12 hours 12 minutes
by Mark Gimenez
read by Fred Major
Ten-year-old Gracie Brice is snatched after a soccer game while her Internet-billionaire father is distracted by a phone call. As the FBI team assembles and her attorney mother offers a reward and a bounty, Gracie’s Vietnam-vet-sniper grandfather begins his own  search. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Absolute Fear: New Orleans Series    RC 64385
15 hours 45 minutes
by Lisa Jackson
read by John Haag
New Orleans detective Reuben Montoya, from Shiver (RC 62591), investigates after an assault leaves Eve Renner with amnesia, her friend dead, and her lover Cole Dennis the main suspect. As a serial killer strikes, Reuben uncovers Eve’s connection to his fiancée Abby Chastain. Violence and some strong language. 2007.

The Accident Man     DB/RC 67227
12 hours 28 minutes
by Tom Cain
read by Alexander Strain
Assassin Samuel Carver’s specialty is making his victims’ deaths look like accidents. On August 31, 1997, Carver is paid to eliminate a terrorist in a Paris tunnel. After he realizes he killed Princess Diana, Carver investigates the reason he was set up. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

American Gangster    RC 66051
6 hours 57 minutes
by Max Allan Collins
read by Julian Thompson
Black gangster Frank Lucas beats the 1970s New York Mafia in their own drug trade by smuggling heroin from Southeast Asia. His nemesis is Narcotics Bureau director Richie Roberts. Novelization of the movie. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

At the City’s Edge     DB/RC 66902
12 hours 1 minute
by Marcus Sakey
read by Patrick Downer
Discharged soldier Jason Palmer returns from Iraq to find his widowed older brother Michael fighting a war against gang violence in their Chicago neighborhood. When Michael is murdered, Jason vows to keep Michael’s young son safe and find those responsible. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Bad Monkeys     DB/RC 68037
7 hours 12 minutes
by Matt Ruff
read by Faith Potts
Jane Charlotte awakens in a psychiatric detention center after murdering a man—a “bad monkey”—for the secret crime-fighting organization she belongs to. Dr. Vale listens to Jane’s life story while determining whether she is mentally ill. Some violence and some strong language. Alex Award. 2007.

Black Ops: A Presidential Agent Novel     DB 68284
18 hours 43 minutes
by W.E.B. Griffin
read by Mark Ashby U.S. Army special forces lieutenant colonel Carlos Castillo is assigned to investigate the assassinations of American agents—and he may be the next target. Russian defectors also come to Castillo seeking asylum in exchange for divulging the location of weapons of mass destruction in Africa. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Black Out     DB/RC 68143
11 hours 35 minutes
by Lisa Unger
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Annie Powers lives a luxurious Florida lifestyle with her small daughter and her husband, who works for his father’s privatized military company. But Annie is still terrified of a killer from her past—and no one can convince her that he’s really dead. Strong language and some violence. 2008.

The Blade Itself     DB/RC 67261
10 hours 8 minutes
by Marcus Sakey
read by Jim Zeiger
Lifelong friends Danny and Evan were robbing a pawnshop when Evan shot the owner. Danny left the scene—and a life of crime—while Evan spent seven years in prison. Newly released, Evan believes that Danny owes him help with one big job. Violence and strong language. 2007.

Blood Dreams: Blood Trilogy, Book 1    RC 66130
8 hours 13 minutes
by Kay Hooper
read by Laura Giannarelli
Psychic group members, including twin sisters Dani and Paris, gather in Venture, Georgia, to help the FBI Special Crimes Unit, run by Noah Bishop from Out of the Shadows (RC 51474). They are after the serial killer revealed in Dani’s premonitions. Violence and some strong language. 2007.

Blue Smoke and Murder     DB/RC 66937
10 hours 8 minutes
by Elizabeth Lowell
read by Mary Kane
Arizona river guide Jill Breck receives a death threat shortly after her great-aunt leaves her a dozen unsigned paintings that once belonged to Jill’s grandmother. Jill asks security expert Zach Balfour to investigate the origins of the paintings. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Blue Zone    RC 64956
8 hours 17 minutes
by Andrew Gross
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
New York gold trader Benjamin Raab is accused of money laundering for a Colombian drug cartel. He and his family, save for daughter Kate, go into the Witness Protection Program. After Raab leaves protective custody, Kate searches for the truth. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Bodies Left Behind     DB/RC 68127
13 hours 41 minutes
by Jeffery Deaver
read by Jim Zeiger
A husband and wife are shot in their secluded Wisconsin vacation house. Because the man dialed an aborted 911 call, off-duty deputy Brynn McKenzie arrives to investigate. Drawing gunfire, Brynn and the couple’s female houseguest run for their lives through the woods. Violence and strong language. 2008.

The Charlemagne Pursuit: A Cotton Malone Novel     DB/RC 68767
16 hours 47 minutes
by Steve Berry
read by Jim Zeiger
Cotton Malone, from The Venetian Betrayal (RC 66540), seeks clues about his submariner’s father’s death forty years ago in 1971. Malone reads the classified file about his father’s mission and, following clues found in a manuscript in Charlemagne’s tomb, learns the truth. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Charley’s Web     DB/RC 67120
12 hours 42 minutes
by Joy Fielding
read by Jill Fox
When Palm Beach Post columnist and single mother Charley Webb agrees to write the biography of convicted child-murderer Jill Rohmer, Charley receives threatening e-mails regarding her own children. She also must deal with upset family members, neighbors, and friends. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Child 44     DB/RC 67117
15 hours 22 minutes
by Tom Rob Smith
read by Roy Avers
Stalinist Russia, 1953. Detective Leo Demidov is exiled to a remote village as a prison guard after his wife is accused of espionage. Demidov suspects a killer is preying on children along the Trans-Siberian Railway, but his investigation makes him an enemy of the state. Violence and strong language. 2008.

City of the Sun     DB/RC 67163
10 hours 20 minutes
by David  Levien
read by Jim Zeiger
Paul and Carol Gabriel’s twelve-year-old son Jamie disappears on his paper route in an Indianapolis suburb. A year later they hire PI Frank Behr, a former cop whose own son has died, to find Jamie. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Cold Hearted     DB/RC 67790
12 hours 23 minutes
by Beverly Barton
read by Colleen Delany
Even though Senator Dan Price’s death is ruled a suicide, his brother hires PI Rick Carson to investigate. Rick fights his attraction to the senator’s wife Jordan, who has a string of suspicious deaths in her past. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Collateral Damage: Revenge of the Sisterhood     DB/RC 68076
8 hours 8 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Catherine Byers
FBI agent Erin Powell, a childhood friend of Myra’s daughter, is ordered to bring down the Sisterhood. Meanwhile, Charles offers the ladies—Myra, Annie, Alexis, Yoko, Kathryn, Nikki, and Isabelle—an assignment that could lead to a presidential pardon. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Dangerous Deception    RC 65850
8 hours 58 minutes
by Beverly Barton
read by Mary Kane
Billionaire Edward Bedell hires PI Dom Shea, a former Navy SEAL, to find his missing daughter Audrey. Dom finds Audrey—but the woman turns out to be Lausanne Raney, whom Audrey hired as an impersonator. Dom seeks the truth while resisting his attraction to Lausanne. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

Dark Summer     DB/RC 68137
10 hours 24 minutes
by Iris Johansen
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
While veterinarian Devon Brady assists with a search-and-rescue mission, Jude Marrok brings in his black Lab with a gunshot wound. Devon discovers that Jude raises special dogs gifted in healing. But her life is in jeopardy as she falls in love. Violence, explicit descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2008.

A Darker Place: Sean Dillon Series     DB/RC 68780
9 hours 37 minutes
by Jack Higgins
read by David Hartley-Margolin
World-renowned Russian novelist and former paratrooper Alexander Kurbsky defects to England under the care of Sean Dillon and his colleagues. Unbeknownst to Dillon, Kurbsky is a double agent and has been forced to spy on Prime Minister Putin’s enemies in exchange for his sister’s freedom. Violence and strong language. 2009.

The Darker Side     DB/RC 68253
12 hours 0 minutes
by Cody McFadyen
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
When the transsexual daughter of a presidential hopeful is murdered aboard a plane, the victim’s mother requests the help of special agent Smoky Barrett. Smoky’s team tracks a religious serial killer who stalks his prey and uncovers their deepest secrets. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Dead Heat    RC 66742
11 hours 34 minutes
by Joel C. Rosenberg
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Amid soaring oil prices and worldwide political unrest, a bitterly divided America comes under nuclear attack. Newlywed Jon Bennett, a former presidential advisor, and other U.S. officials race to find the parties responsible and prevent annihilation. Sequel to The Copper Scroll (RC 63595). Some violence. Bestseller. 2008.

Dead Time: An Alan Gregory Novel     DB/RC 67348
12 hours 54 minutes
by Stephen White
read by Gregory Gorton
Psychologist Alan Gregory helps his ex-wife Merideth search for missing Lisa, a surrogate mother carrying  Merideth and her fiancé Eric’s child. Clues lead to a Grand Canyon trip Eric and Lisa took long ago—and to another missing woman. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Death Angel     DB/RC 67180
10 hours 22 minutes
by Linda  Howard
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Drea Rousseau steals millions from her lover, drug lord Rafael Salinas, and escapes, but Salinas’s assassin catches up with her. Sent back from the afterlife to redeem herself, Rousseau later seeks out the FBI to bring Salinas down—and falls in love. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Dexter in the Dark    RC 66839
10 hours 54 minutes
by Jeff Lindsay
read by Alec Volz
In this sequel to Dearly Devoted Dexter (RC 66617), Miami blood-spatter analyst Dexter is dismayed to find himself accidentally engaged. Even more troubling, shortly after he commits one of his righteous murders, his inner serial killer the Dark Passenger  apparently deserts him. Violence and strong language. 2007.

Divine Justice: A Camel Club Novel     DB/RC 68065
11 hours 35 minutes
by David Baldacci
read by L.J. Ganser
On the run after killing two powerful men in Stone Cold (RC 66653), Oliver Stone lands in the coal-mining town of Divine, Virginia. While his Camel Club members try to come to his aid, Stone uncovers some deadly local secrets. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Don’t Tell a Soul     DB/RC 67785
7 hours 19 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Mark Delgado
New Jersey. Tim Wallace, who was falsely accused of his wife’s recent boating death, encounters a stranger in a bar. This drunken person confesses to a murder, even revealing the body’s location. When Tim is suspected of the second killing, he flees—and uncovers a terrorist plot. Some violence and some strong language. 2008.

Dying for Revenge     DB/RC 68101
16 hours 49 minutes
by Eric Jerome Dickey
read by Bill Quinn
Contract killer Gideon, from Waking with Enemies (RC 66023), retires in the Cayman Islands, but hired assassins sent by his female enemy—the current mayor of Detroit—attempt to kill him. Gideon moves fast to protect himself and his family. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Empire of Lies     DB/RC 68403
11 hours 25 minutes
by Andrew Klavan
read by Andrew Klavan
Midwestern religious conservative Jason Harrow becomes entangled in a dangerous plot after his ex-lover Lauren summons him to New York City. Jason’s illegitimate daughter Serena, whom he didn’t know about, is involved with terrorists, and Jason begins to doubt his own sanity. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Envy the Night     DB/RC 68272
10 hours 59 minutes
by Michael Kortya
read by Ted Stoddard
Frank Temple III hunts Devin Matteson, the mobster who convinced Frank’s late father, a U.S. marshal, to become an assassin and then turned him in to the FBI. Along the way, a car wreck leads to shootouts, kidnappings, and surprising revelations. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Executive Privilege     DB/RC 68322
10 hours 3 minutes
by Phillip Margolin
read by Annie Wauters
PI Dana Cutler is hired to tail Washington, D.C., college student Charlotte Walsh, who turns up dead after a secret meeting with President Christopher Farrington. Now Dana’s own life is in danger. Meanwhile, Oregon attorney Brad Miller investigates another death connected to Farrington. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Fast Track: Revenge of the Sisterhood     DB/RC 67433
7 hours 55 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Catherine Byers
After Hokus Pocus (RC 66375), the Sisterhood returns from exile in Spain and relocates to North Carolina. A secret task force for the World Bank hires the Sisterhood to oust the bank president, a political appointee who is stealing billions from the organization. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Final Justice: Revenge of the Sisterhood     DB/RC 68417
8 hours 4 minutes
by Fern Michaels
read by Catherine Byers
The seven women of the Sisterhood, seeking a pardon, maneuver Bert Navarro into the position of FBI director. Meanwhile, Myra and Annie help Beatrice, a childhood friend, extricate Beatrice’s gambling daughter from a dangerous situation in Las Vegas. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

Fire and Ice     DB/RC 68227
8 hours 45 minutes
by Julie Garwood
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Chicago newspaper reporter Sophie Rose receives constant harassment from law-enforcement officials about her popular but career-criminal father. But when the subject of her article is killed—and Sophie is also targeted—Sophie turns to FBI agent Jack MacAlister. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

Good People     DB/RC 66993
9 hours 2 minutes
by Marcus Sakey
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Chicagoans Tom and Anna Reed, in debt from unsuccessful fertility treatments, discover $400,000 in their deceased tenant’s apartment. The Reeds keep the money—not knowing that it came from drug dealing—and now have various criminals and the police on their backs. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

The Graveyard Position     DB/RC 67447
7 hours 34 minutes
by Robert Barnard
read by David Cutler
Leeds, England. Upon the death of clairvoyant Clarissa Cantelo, her long-lost nephew Merlyn resurfaces to claim his rightful inheritance after years of hiding in Europe. While trying to prove his identity to the rest of his dysfunctional relations, Merlyn uncovers clues to his family’s dark secret history. 2004.

Guilty     DB/RC 66706
12 hours 9 minutes
by Karen Robards
read by Colleen Delany
Philadelphia. Single-mom prosecutor Kate White is held hostage until one of the captors—a figure from Kate’s troubled youth—recognizes her and releases her under threat of blackmail. To protect her past, Kate lies to investigator Tom Braga despite their mutual attraction. Violence, explicit descriptions of sex, and some strong language. 2008.

His Illegal Self     DB/RC 67653
8 hours 35 minutes
by Peter Carey
read by Kevin Collins
In 1972, Che, the young son of radical underground activists, lives in New York with his wealthy grandmother. When a woman arrives for a visit, Che assumes she is his mother and eagerly runs away with her. But nothing that follows is what he expected. Strong language. 2008.

Hollywood Crows     DB/RC 66568
13 hours 58 minutes
by Joseph Wambaugh
read by Richard Davidson
Nathan Weiss and Bix Ramstead, cops in Hollywood’s Community Relations Office, help residents with quality-of-life issues like graffiti and panhandlers. Both men become entangled with Margot Aziz, who wants to get rid of her wealthy husband. Sequel to Hollywood Station (RC 65317). Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

Hooked: A Thriller about Love and Other Addictions    RC 64946
9 hours 30 minutes
by Matt Richtel
read by Guy Williams
Upon receiving a note handwritten by his supposedly dead lover Annie, San Francisco writer Nat Idle flees an Internet café just before it explodes. Nat tracks down a waitress who survived the blast with the hope of finding Annie and uncovers a computer conspiracy. Strong language. 2007.

Hunter’s Moon: A Doc Ford Novel    RC 64766
9 hours 48 minutes
by Randy Wayne White
read by Michael Russotto
Former U.S. president Kal Wilson recruits Florida marine biologist Doc Ford to avenge the death of his wife Wray, who was killed in a suspicious plane crash in Nicaragua. They sail to Central America seeking the same sociopath who previously kidnapped Doc’s son. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

Ice Trap: A Novel of Suspense     DB/RC 66932
11 hours 28 minutes
by Kitty Sewell
read by Alexander Strain
A thirteen-year-old girl from the Canadian wilderness writes to half-Welsh doctor Dafydd Woodruff claiming he is her and her twin brother’s father. Dafydd worked in Canada fourteen years ago but, despite a damning DNA test result, never slept with their mother, an antagonistic nurse. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2005.

Intent to Kill     DB/RC 68029
9 hours 37 minutes
by James Grippando
read by Annie Wauters
Boston. After his wife Chelsea died in a car crash, Ryan James quit baseball and became a radio talk-show host. Now, three years later, prosecutor Emma Carlisle receives a cryptic letter linking the accident to Chelsea’s brother Babes, who has Asperger’s syndrome. Then Babes disappears. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Into the Fire: A Troubleshooter Novel     DB/RC 67553
17 hours 59 minutes
by Suzanne Brockmann
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Ex-marine Vinh Murphy is implicated in the assassination of Tim Ebersole, head of the neo-Nazi Freedom Network that Vinh blames for his wife Angelina’s murder. Vinh turns to his former associates at Troubleshooters Inc.—and Angelina’s hearing-impaired friend Hannah Whitfield—for help. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2008.

It Only Takes a Moment     DB/RC 67487
6 hours 55 minutes
by Mary Jane Clark
read by Erin Jones
Popular television morning-show host Eliza Blake, from Do You Want to Know a Secret (RC 47977), is a widow raising her seven-year-old daughter Janie with the help of housekeeper Mrs. Garcia. Eliza’s world falls apart when Mrs. Garcia and Janie are kidnapped. Some violence and some strong language. 2008.

The Keepsake     DB/RC 67723
9 hours 15 minutes
by Tess Gerritsen
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Boston medical examiner Maura Isles and homicide detective Jane Rizzoli team up to investigate modern-day murder victims preserved with ancient Egyptian techniques. Just as Isles and Rizzoli realize that a young archaeologist figures prominently in the case, the archaeologist disappears. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Killer Year: Stories to Die For—from the Hottest New Crime Writers     DB/RC 67368
9 hours 35 minutes
edited by Lee Child
read by Gregory Gorton
Sixteen short stories from crime fiction writers, thirteen of them newcomers who published their first books in 2007. Also includes entries by established writers Duane Swierczynski and Ken Bruen—contributors to Dublin Noir (RC 64135)—and Allison Brennan. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Last Shot: A Tim Rackley Novel     DB/RC 67393
15 hours 18 minutes
by Gregg Hurwitz
read by Jon Huffman
Deputy U.S. marshal Tim Rackley and his partner George “Bear” Jowalski are hunting down an intelligent fugitive with extensive combat training. Tim and Bear want to know why the escapee would risk his life breaking out of prison only sixteen months before his release date. Violence and strong language. 2006.

Lost Girls: A Sherry Moore Novel     DB/RC 68334
7 hours 1 minute
by George D. Shuman
read by Mary Kane
When a mountain climber is found dead in Alaska, blind psychic Sherry Moore uses her gift of seeing a corpse’s last thoughts in hopes offinding the victim’s fellow climbers. Instead, visions lead Moore to a Caribbean slave-trafficking ring and a missing girl’s mother. Strong language and some violence. 2008.

Lying with Strangers    RC 66507
10 hours 6 minutes
by James Grippando
read by Victoria Gordon
Escalating incidents cause pediatric resident Peyton Shields to think she is being stalked. Her attorney husband Kevin, feeling guilty about a one-night stand, suspects Peyton is having an affair. And her stalker believes he is chatting with an amorous Peyton online. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

The Missing Girl     DB/RC 66933
4 hours 32 minutes
by Norma Fox Mazer
read by Mary Kane
A middle-aged man secretly stalks the Herbert family’s five sisters, ages eleven to seventeen, as they go about  their everyday activities in the small town of Mallory, New York. Then the stranger makes his move, luring Autumn, the youngest girl, into his house. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Mission Canyon : An Evan Delaney Novel     DB/RC 68620
10 hours 39 minutes
by Meg Gardiner
read by Colleen Delany
Three years ago Franklin Brand mowed down two cyclists with his car and fled the country. Now the injured survivor, attorney Jesse Blackburn, and his fiancée Evan Delaney spot Brand back in California and vow to bring him to justice. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2003.

Most Wanted: A Melanie Vargas Novel     DB 68053
12 hours 19 minutes
by Michele Martinez
read by Colleen Delany
When federal prosecutor Melanie Vargas learns that her prominent attorney neighbor has been murdered, she is determined to land the case. But she must juggle the dangerous investigation with caring for her infant daughter and dealing with her cheating husband. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2005.

Night of Thunder: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel     DB/RC 68246
10 hours 3 minutes
by Stephen Hunter
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Bob Lee Swagger, from The 47th Samurai (RC 65589), has returned from Japan when his journalist daughter Nikki is almost killed by a hit man. Swagger investigates the stories Nikki has been working on and uncovers a drug-dealing Tennessee clan and NASCAR cheating. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Out of Control    RC 66264
14 hours 50 minutes
by Suzanne Brockmann
read by Mare Trevathan
Savannah von Hopf convinces navy SEAL Ken “WildCard” Karmody to help her deliver ransom money to terrorists in Indonesia who have kidnapped Savannah’s beloved gay uncle. When the mission goes awry, Ken and Savannah find themselves trapped in the jungle. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2002.

Patriot Acts: An Atticus Kodiak Novel    RC 66589
10 hours 47 minutes
by Greg Rucka
read by J.P. Linton
Bodyguard Atticus Kodiak is targeted in an assassination attempt that leads to his partner’s death. Atticus and Alena Cizkova, the hit woman he tangled with in Critical Space (RC 66468), band together to discover the identity of the powerful man who wants them dead. Violence and strong language. 2007.

Phantom Prey     DB/RC 66825
10 hours 23 minutes
by John Sandford
read by Barry Bernson
At his wife’s request, detective Lucas Davenport agrees to look into the unsolved murder of her wealthy, widowed friend’s daughter Frances Austin, who was a Goth. Now other Goths are being murdered. But a series of unusual bank transactions causes confusion. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

The Quiet Girl     DB/RC 67053
15 hours 36 minutes
by Peter Hoeg
read by Catherine Byers
Denmark. Kasper Krone, a circus clown and music instructor facing extradition for tax evasion, discovers that his former student KlaraMaria has been kidnapped. Kasper sets out to rescue her and others from sinister businessmen seeking to exploit their psychic abilities. Translated from Danish by Nadia Christensen. Some violence. 2006.

Road to Nowhere     DB/RC 68381
14 hours 2 minutes
by Paul Robertson
read by Roy Avers
North Carolina. The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors considers funding the long-delayed construction of a highway going through a residential valley and into small-town Wardsville. With money and livelihoods at stake, aging councilman Joe Esterhouse finds himself at the center of an issue that spawns controversy, vandalism, and murder. 2008.

Rough Justice: Sean Dillon Series     DB/RC 67719
11 hours 26 minutes
by Jack Higgins
read by David Hartley-Margolin
U.S. president Jake Cazalet’s troubleshooter Blake Johnson and his British counterpart Harry Miller run into trouble in Kosovo when Miller shoots a Russian who’s about to set fire to a Muslim mosque. When the Russians retaliate, Sean Dillon directs an operation that uncovers a traitor. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Running Hot: An Arcane Society Novel     DB/RC 68796
8 hours 39 minutes
by Jayne Ann Krentz
read by Kristin Allison
After escaping a psychic-blast murder attempt, high-level aura reader Grace Renquist became a librarian for the paranormal Arcane Society. Now in need of her talent, the Society sends her to Maui, assigning ex-cop aura talent Luther Malone as her bodyguard. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Safer     DB/RC 69342
9 hours 25 minutes
by Sean Doolittle
read by Patrick Lawlor
Married Boston professors Paul and Sara Callaway move to a rural Iowa town, where Paul begins a feud with well-respected ex-cop Roger Mallory. When Paul is falsely accused of a sex offense, he investigates Roger’s past and uncovers a decade-old crime. Strong language and some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Sail     DB/RC 67084
7 hours 7 minutes
by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
read by Erin Jones
Widow Katherine Dunne and her former brother-in-law take her troubled kids, teens Carrie and Mark and ten-year-old Ernie, on a yacht vacation to reconnect as a family. A natural disaster pulls them together—but then an even greater catastrophe occurs. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

Second Shot: A Charlie Fox Thriller     DB/RC 68123
11 hours 44 minutes
by Zoë Sharp
read by Mare Trevathan
After the Florida nightmare she endured in First Drop (RC 67929), British bodyguard Charlie Fox has no desire to return to the United States. However, accompanying lottery winner Simone Kerse to Boston for a reunion with her father sounds easy. Ultimately, it is not. Violence and some strong language. 2007.

Silent Thunder     DB/RC 67842
10 hours 24 minutes
by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Marine architect Hannah Bryson conducts a safety inspection on the decommissioned Russian nuclear submarine Silent Thunder, recently acquired by an American museum. Discovering a secret code and a lethal trap puts Hannah between rival Russian operatives, one whose interests include Hannah herself. Some violence and some strong language. 2008.

Stalked     DB/RC 67194
11 hours 42 minutes
by Brian Freeman
read by Michael Scherer
In this sequel to Stripped (RC 64161), Duluth detective Jonathan Stride attempts to prove his partner Maggie Bei did not kill her husband. Meanwhile Jonathan’s lover, private investigator Serena Dial, agrees to help a politician deal with a blackmailer. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Sweetheart     DB/RC 67716
8 hours 56 minutes
by ChelseA Cain
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
In this sequel to Heartsick (RC 65582), Portland detective Archie Sheridan is still addicted to painkillers and obsessed with beautiful imprisoned serial killer Gretchen Lowell. He’s working a complicated case with the help of reporter Susan Ward when Gretchen escapes. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Third Degree    RC 65731
11 hours 18 minutes
by Greg Iles
read by Conrad Feininger
While preparing for an IRS audit of his medical practice, Warren Shields finds a letter from his wife’s lover and goes into a rage. Panicked, his wife Laurel denies the affair—and does not tell Warren about her pregnancy. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2007.

Three Weeks to Say Goodbye     DB/RC 68781
9 hours 51 minutes
by C.J. Box
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Denver couple Jack and Melissa McGuane learn that the birth father of their adopted nine-month-old baby is federal judge John Moreland’s creepy teenaged son, who now demands custody. The McGuanes and their friends frantically look for ways to stop the Moreland family. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon     DB/RC 67862
8 hours 42 minutes
by David Michaels
read by Roy Avers
Captain Scott Mitchell and his elite team of covert special forces known as the Ghosts infiltrate China’s coast to stop the Spring Tigers, a renegade military group plotting to seize Taiwan. When Mitchell discovers that an old nemesis is aiding the enemy, the mission becomes personal. Some violence. Bestseller. 2008.

TripTych    RC 64375
14 hours 19 minutes
by Karin Slaughter
read by John Haag
Agent Will Trent from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation searches for an Atlanta serial killer with the help of local detective Michael Ormewood and vice squad undercover agent Angie Polaski. Evidence at first points to newly released ex-con John Shelley. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

Unknown Means: An Evelyn James Mystery     DB/RC 67260
9 hours 22 minutes
by Elizabeth Becka
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
After wealthy Grace Markham is strangled in her Cleveland penthouse, forensic specialist Evelyn James and her boyfriend, detective David Milaski, can’t figure out how the killer got in. The case turns personal when Evelyn’s coworker, who lives in the same building, is attacked. Some violence and some strong language. 2008.

Virgin Lies     DB/RC 66922
9 hours 7 minutes
by Roderick Anscombe
read by Patrick Downer
Psychiatrist Paul Lucas, from The Interview Room (RC 66703), searches for eight-year-old Danielle, who disappeared while fetching coffee for Paul’s wife Abby. A homeless schizophrenic identifies two likely suspects, but as time runs out, Abby pressures Paul to manipulate a vulnerable patient for clues. Strong language and some violence. 2007.

Whitewash     DB/RC 68251
10 hours 32 minutes
by Alex Kava
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Shortly before an international energy summit, scientist Dwight Lansik meets a horrible death that silences his suspicions about EchoEnergy, a revolutionary company that converts waste into oil. When Lansik’s coworker Sabrina Galloway investigates his disappearance, the killer targets her. Violence and strong language. 2007.

Wild Fire: A John Corey Novel     DB/RC 65316
18 hours 53 minutes
by Nelson DeMille
read by Scott Brick
New York, 2002. John Corey and his FBI wife Kate Mayfield discover a plot by right-wing extremists, led by Bain Madox, to destroy two American cities with suitcase bombs. Their goal is to incite nuclear war with the Middle East. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2006.

War

Battlecruiser     DB/RC 66181
12 hours 32 minutes
by Douglas Reeman
read by John Polk
1943. Thirty-nine-year-old captain Guy Sherbrooke, still scarred by the sinking of his former ship, takes command of the legendary battle cruiser HMS Reliant. Guy and his crew join the Allied war effort as Britain prepares to invade occupied Europe. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 1997.

China Sea : A Tale of the Modern Navy     DB/RC 65837
12 hours 28 minutes
by David Poyer
read by Steven Carpenter
Naval commander Dan Lenson relieves the skipper of the frigate Gaddis to deliver the decommissioned ship to Pakistan. Instead he finds himself fighting pirates in the South China Sea with an undermanned, undergunned, and near-mutinous crew as a typhoon approaches. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2000.

City of Thieves     DB/RC 67228
7 hours 51 minutes
by David Benioff
read by Steven Carpenter
Leningrad, 1942. Seventeen-year-old Lev Beniov, a looter, and his cellmate Kolya, a deserter, are reprieved by a Soviet colonel who needs eggs for his daughter’s wedding cake. The two leave the besieged city and cross enemy lines, where they encounter death squads and partisans. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Days of Infamy: The Pacific War, Book 2     DB/RC 66892
12 hours 9 minutes
by Newt Gingrich and others
read by Ted Stoddard
Following events in Pearl Harbor (RC 65841), the alternate history of World War II continues with Admiral Yamamoto pressing the attack on American carriers after a third strike on Hawaii. President Roosevelt limits troops in Europe, as they are needed for Admiral Halsey’s Pacific buildup. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Death and Honor: Honor Bound, Book 4     DB/RC 67043
17 hours 34 minutes
by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV
read by Christopher Hurt
1943. U.S. agent Cletus Frade bolsters Allied interests in Argentina, where his father is a high-ranking official. Meanwhile Germany launches operations to establish Nazi havens in South America and to enable Jews to purchase freedom for relatives in concentration camps. Sequel to Secret Honor (RC 49601). Some strong language. 2008.

The Eleventh Man     DB 68274
12 hours 24 minutes
by Ivan Doig
read by Mark Delgado
Eleven starters of a Montana college football team enlist during World War II. The military propaganda arm selects one of them, Lieutenant Ben Reinking, to chronicle the combat experiences of his friends, who are dying one by one. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Escape from Andersonville: A Novel of the Civil War     DB/RC 66981
10 hours 46 minutes
by Gene Hackman and Daniel Lenihan
read by Christopher Lane
Union captain Nathan Parker and his men are captured in July 1864 and sent to Georgia’s infamous Andersonville prison. Escaping two months later, Parker, unable to convince his superiors to help free other captives, hires former Confederate Marcel LaFarge and his cutthroats. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Steel Wave: A Novel of World War II, Book 2     DB/RC 67049
20 hours 39 minutes
by Jeff Shaara
read by John Haag
1944. As Sergeant Jesse Adams, from Rising Tide (RC 64265), and his men parachute behind German lines, the Allies plan their invasion of France at Normandy. German field marshal Rommel waits for the attack, while U.S. private Tom Thorne fights his way onto Omaha Beach. Violence and strong language. 2008.

Strike Force: A Patrick McLanahan Thriller     DB/RC 67022
15 hours 40 minutes
by Dale Brown
read by Jim Zeiger
With Russia helping Iran develop nuclear weapon technology, U.S. presidential adviser Lieutenant General Patrick McLanahan assists Iranian rebel leader Major-General Hesarak al-Kan Buzhazi by employing newly developed spaceplanes. But political enemies who want to prevent McLanahan’s plan from succeeding leak information. Violence and strong language. 2007.

Westerns

Beggar’s Gulch     DB/RC 68009
4 hours 35 minutes
by Cameron Judd
read by Jim Zeiger
Facing a lynch mob after avenging his father’s murder, nineteen-year-old Matt McAllison flees to Montana Territory. He works as a cowpuncher on Ezra Jernigan’s ranch and falls in love with Jernigan’s daughter Melissa. When thugs kidnap Melissa, Matt tracks them to the notorious outlaw hideout Beggar’s Gulch. 1980.

The Best Western Stories of Loren D. Estleman     DB/RC 67823
4 hours 35 minutes
by Loren D. Estleman
read by Roy Avers
Tales of the American frontier by prizewinning western and mystery writer. In “A Web of Books” a stranger introducing himself as an insurance investigator consults a New Mexico bookstore owner, a formerpoliceman, about a rare-book thief, who is later found murdered. 1989.

The Black Dove: A Holmes on the Range Mystery     DB/RC 67580
10 hours 29 minutes
by Steve Hockensmith
read by Robert Sams
San Francisco, 1890s. Following a brief but disastrous stint as railway police, unemployed detective Gustav “Old Red” Amlingmeyer and his brother Big Red venture into the seedy underworld of Chinatown’s opium dens and brothels. The siblings seek a beautiful—and elusive—woman in connection with a murder. Strong language. 2008.

The Border Trumpet     DB 68487
9 hours 17 minutes
by Ernest Haycox
read by Ted Stoddard
Arizona. After three years at a Boston school for young ladies, Eleanor Warren returns to an army outpost, where she reunites with her beau Lieutenant Philip Castleton. But Phil is preoccupied with the search for renegade Apache warrior Antone, as is his fellow officer Tom Benteen. 1939.

The Canyon of Bones: A Barnaby Skye Novel     DB/RC 67614
9 hours 5 minutes
by Richard S. Wheeler
read by L.J. Ganser
At the urging of his Crow wife Victoria, Barnaby takes a second spouse—Mary, a young Shoshone woman. British journalist Graves Mercer hires Barnaby and his wives to guide him through Yellowstone Valley. In a sacred canyon of dinosaur bones, Graves takes a souvenir—with disastrous results. 2007.

Dance on the Wind     DB/RC 67315
20 hours 11 minutes
by Terry C. Johnston
read by Jack Fox
1800s. Sixteen-year-old Titus Bass runs away from his Kentucky home to seek adventure downriver. He joins a flatboat crew traveling the Ohio and Mississippi rivers toward a dangerous, rough-and-tumble country full of bandits and Indians. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1995.

The Devils Legion: The Last Gunfighter, Book 14    RC 67091
8 hours 54 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Roy Avers
San Remo, Arizona Territory. Gunfighter Frank Morgan rides into a vicious range war between Howard Flynn of the Lazy F ranch and cattleman Ed Sandeen. Residents persuade Frank to become marshal and establish order. But when Howard is killed, Frank is blamed. Violence and some strong language. 2006.

The Fire Arrow: A Barnaby Skye Novel     DB/RC 67639
9 hours 5 minutes
by Richard S. Wheeler
read by L.J. Ganser
Barnaby Skye’s Crow wife Victoria is wounded during a raid by Blackfoot tribe members. Stranded and with little food, Skye and Victoria chance upon two horses that could take them to safety. But unscrupulous whiskey traders capture Skye and force him to aid their exploitation of Indians. 2006.

Heller with a Gun     DB/RC 66366
4 hours 43 minutes
by Louis L’Amour
read by Jack Fox
Gunslinger King Mabry encounters a traveling theatrical troupe heading to Alder Gulch, Montana. Mabry decides to escort them on the journey because he distrusts their unsavory guide Andy Barker, whom Mabry believes to be after their wagonload of secret cargo—and because he’s fallen in love with actress Janice Ryan. 1955.

Lost Trails     DB/RC 67178
8 hours 16 minutes
edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Russell Davis
read by Jim Zeiger
Fourteen short westerns by Don Coldsmith, Loren D. Estleman, William W. Johnstone, John D. Nesbitt, and others. In Louis L’Amour’s “The Gift of Cochise” a courageous widow wins respect—and an unlikely offering—from an Apache warrior. Also includes Elmer Kelton’s “Born to Be Hanged” and Johnny D. Boggs’s “The Cody War.” 2007.

Lucky Billy     DB 68643
9 hours 58 minutes
by John Vernon
read by Michael Scherer
When English businessman John Tunstall is murdered by Irish rivals during New Mexico’s Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid—John’s hired gun—undertakes a quest for vengeance that leads to his infamous 1881 jailbreak and his killing by Pat Garrett. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

Many a River     DB/RC 67356
10 hours 2 minutes
by Elmer Kelton
read by Robert Sams
1855. Comanches attack the Barfields, killing both parents and taking Todd captive. Todd is sold to a trader, and his brother Jeffrey, who was hiding, is brought to a homesteading family that has lost a son. The boys survive separately until the Civil War brings a change of fate. 2008.

Resolution     DB/RC 68236
5 hours 39 minutes
by Robert B. Parker
read by Jim Zeiger
While serving as a lookout at Amos Wolfson’s Blackfoot Saloon, Everett Hitch battles mine owner Eamon O’Malley’s hired guns. As O’Malley competes with Wolfson for control of the town of Resolution, Hitch’s friend, ex-lawman Virgil Cole, arrives in time for war. Sequel to Appaloosa (RC 60764). Strong language and some violence. 2008.

Revenge of Eagles: Eagle Series, Book 10    RC 66644
6 hours 46 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Jack Fox
On his way to visit his newly purchased Arizona silver mine, Falcon MacCallister’s stagecoach is ambushed. The attackers kill his fellow passenger Cloud Dancer, an Indian chief’s daughter. Falcon tracks down the culprits to prevent war. Sequel to Destiny of Eagles (RC 66613). Violence and some strong language. 2005.

The Rocky Mountain Company: The Rocky Mountain Company, Book 1     DB/RC 67805
13 hours 33 minutes
by Richard S. Wheeler
read by John Polk
1841. Businessman Guy Straus and his partners, frontiersman Brokenleg Fitzhugh and fur trader Jamie Dance, form the Rocky Mountain Trading Company and head west with their wives to open a trading post. But they face many obstacles, including deceptive Indians, murderous rivals, and a lone gunman bent on revenge. 1991.

Savage Country: The Last Gunfighter, Book 13     DB/RC 66874
9 hours 50 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Roy Avers
Harvard-educated businessman Conrad Browning hires his estranged father, gunslinger Frank Morgan, to find the saboteur of the railroad spur construction in New Mexico Territory. Frank, knowing Conrad still blames him for his mother’s death, also hopes to reconcile their strained relationship. Violence and some strong language. 2006.

Stranger from the Tonto     DB/RC 673596 hours 33 minutes
by Zane Grey
read by Robert Sams
Dying prospector Bill Elway confesses to cowboy Kent Wingfield that he was once an outlaw in a notorious gang and implores Kent to settle an old score. A fortune in gold awaits—but first Kent must slay the prospector’s former nemesis and rescue a beautiful woman. 1956.

The Strong Shall Live     DB/RC 67489
5 hours 40 minutes
by Louis L’Amour
read by Roy Avers
Ten short westerns. In the title story, Cavagan, a black Irishman, is left for dead in the desert along the Colorado River by his enemy John Sutton. Cavagan fights for survival with one wish—to live to see Sutton dead. Also includes “One Night Stand” and “The Romance of Piute Bill.” 1980.

Sun Going Down     DB/RC 68822
21 hours 29 minutes
by Jack Todd
read by Nick Sullivan
Saga of the Paint family’s hardscrabble life on the plains of Nebraska, Dakota, and Wyoming. After the Civil War Ebenezer fathers twin boys Eli and Ezra. The brothers steal horses until Eli begins ranching. During the Great Depression, Eli’s daughter Velma falls ill. Violence and strong language. 2008.

A Tale out of Luck     DB/RC 68372
8 hours 35 minutes
by Willie Nelson
read by Roy Avers
A cattle rustler’s murder stirs up the past for retired Texas Ranger Hank Tomlinson, who runs the Broken Arrow ranch and founded the local frontier town of Luck, Texas. The investigation involves Comanche Indians, Hank’s son Jay Blue, and Flora Barlow, a tavern owner who enjoys detective work. 2008.

The Trail Driver     DB/RC 64700
10 hours 18 minutes
by Zane Grey
read by Derald Breneman
1871. Cattleman Adam Brite attempts the largest cattle drive ever up the Chisholm Trail with forty-five hundred Texas longhorns. With a hodgepodge group of drivers, including outlaw Pan Handle Smith and a tenderfoot from Pennsylvania, Brite encounters rustlers, stampeders, and an orphan with something to hide. Some strong language. 1936.

The Treasure of Jericho Mountain     RC 65937
5 hours 50 minutes
by Cameron Judd
read by Dave Corey
1892. Jeremy Prine is summoned to Colorado by Thomas Stuart, the son of Jeremy’s deceased Confederate army buddy. Thomas wants to find stolen government money that his father believed was hidden in the abandoned mines of Jericho Mountain. The men face dangerous competition from Priscilla Tate’s hired gang. 1980.

Violent Sunday: The Last Gunfighter, Book 11    RC 66646
10 hours 3 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Roy Avers
An assassin targeting Frank Morgan disrupts the wedding of Victoria, possibly Frank’s daughter, and Frank’s friend, Texas Ranger Tyler Beaumont. The ensuing gunfight leaves Victoria gravely wounded. To make amends, Frank helps Tyler squelch a deadly range war being fought over barbed wire fences. Violence and some strong language. 2005.

Virgin River: A Barnaby Skye Novel     DB/RC 67063
8 hours 34 minutes
by Richard S. Wheeler
read by L.J. Ganser
Barnaby Skye and his two wives guide ten consumptive youngsters and their guardians to the Utah desert, where the children’s chief caregiver believes the climate will alleviate their symptoms. The group endures bad weather, hostile Indians, and a military conflict between Mormon militia and the U.S. government. 2008.

Western Union     DB/RC 68230
9 hours 26 minutes
by Zane Grey
read by Jim Zeiger
1861. Wayne Cameron leaves Boston to seek his fortune out west. The tenderfoot joins a crew of Western Union workers constructing a telegraph line along the Oregon Trail. Wayne and his friends cross hundreds of miles of mountains and treeless plains full of buffalo, hostile Indians, and other perils. 1939.

Westward the Tide     DB 68460
6 hours 59 minutes
by Louis L’Amour
read by Mark Delgado
Despite warnings, drifter Matt Bardoul joins a wagon train headed for the Big Horns in search of gold. Matt signs on because he is interested in treasure and in the expedition leader’s lovely daughter Jacquine. Matt discovers outlaws among the party—and a brutal conspiracy of greed, lust, and murder. 1977.

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