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Frozen Horrors: Books to Chill Your Blood

One heat wave's behind us.  The weather forecasters predict that more scorching temperatures are on their way.  Walking around outside at noon feels a bit like vacationing on Mercury.  But hey, no sweat-- I have just the book for you! 

When your air conditoner is laboring and it's too hot to sleep, you can always rely on a good, gripping horror novel to freeze you to the marrow.  As a bonus, all the titles I've selected are set in icy climes: Antarctica, Scandinavia, Alaska, Russia, northern Canada-- even deep space!  Let the library help you beat your soaring electric bill this month with our own brand of chilling out.  (And if these don't work... don't forget that the library is air conditioned!)

Coming in January

Fiction:

Adrian, Lara. Darker After Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novel.

Barry, Dave & Alan Zweibel. Lunatics.

Cook, Robin. Death Benefit.

Crais, Robert. Taken.

Dark, Juliet. The Demon Lover.

Gibson, William. Distrust That Particular Flavor.

Griffin, W.E.B. & William E. Butterworth IV. Covert Warriors: A Presidential Agent Novel.

Higgins, Jack. A Devil Is Waiting.

Krentz, Jayne Ann. Copper Beach: A Dark Legacy Novel.

Koontz, Dean. 77 Shadow Street 

Mosley, Walter. All I Did Was Shoot My Man: A Leonid McGill Mystery.

O’Connell, Carol. The Chalk Girl.

Patterson, James & David Ellis. Guilty Wives.

Paretsky, Sara. Breakdown: A V.I. Warshawski Novel.

Penney, Stef. The Invisible Ones.

Coming in December

Fiction:

Black, Daniel. Twelve Gates to the City.

Cannell, Stephen J. Vigilant

Child, Lincoln. The Third Gate.

Cornwell, Patricia. Red Mist.

Crichton, Michael & Richard Preston. Micro.

Deveraux, Jude. Heartwishes: An Edilean Novel.

Holt, Anne. 1222: A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel.

Jakes, T.D. Untitled Novel #1.

Kardashian, Kourtney & others. Untitled.

Scott, Michael & Collette Freedman. The Thirteen Hallows.

Theroux, Paul. Murder in Mount Holly.


Non-fiction:

Philbin, Regis. Untitled

Coming in November

Fiction:

Baldacci, David. Zero Day.

Chiaverini, Jennifer. An Elm Creek Quilts Novel

Connelly, Michael. The Drop.

Coulter, Catherine. The Prince of Ravenscar.

Cussler, Clive & Graham Brown. Devil’s Gate: A Novel from the NUMA Files.

Del Toro, Guillermo & Chuck Hogan. The Night Eternal

Eco, Umberto. The Prague Cemetery.

Grafton, Sue. V Is for Vengeance.

Horowitz, Anthony. The House of Silk.

King, Stephen. 11/22/63.

Leibovitz, Annie. Pilgrimage.

Maguire, Gregory. Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years.

Murray, Sabina. Tales of the New World: Stories.

Oates, Joyce Carol. The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares: Novellas and Stories of Unspeakable Dread.

Patterson, James. Kill Alex Cross.

Rankin, Ian. The Impossible Dead.

Coming in October

Fiction:

Bohjalian, Chris. The Night Strangers.

Connolly, John. The Infernals.

Eugenides, Jeffrey. The Marriage Plot.

Flynn, Vince. Untitled.

Grisham. John. Untitled.

Hoffman, Alice. The Dovekeepers.

Johansen, Iris. Bonnie.

Lindsay, Jeff. Double Dexter.

McCall Smith, Alexander. The Forgotten Affairs of Youth: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel.

Oz, Amos. Scenes from a Village Life.

Palahniuk, Chuck. Damned.

Patterson, James & Richard DiLallo. The Christmas Wedding.

Pratchett, Terry. Snuff.

Robb, J.D. New York to Dallas: An In Death Novel.

Sandford, John. Shock Wave.

Sparks, Nicholas. The Best of Me.

T.I. with David Ritz. Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets.

Non-fiction:

Coming in September

Fiction:

Brown, Sandra. Lethal.

Collins, Jackie. Goddess of Vengeance.

Erickson, Carolly. The Favored Queen: A Novel of Henry VIII’s Third Wife.

Grossman, Lev. The Magician King.

Harbach, Chad. The Art of Fielding.

Ice-T & Mal Radcliff. Kings of Vice.

Kleier, Michele & others. Hot Property.

McBride, Susan. Little Black Dress.

Stephenson, Neal. Reamde.

Thompson, Craig. Habibi.

Toyne, Simon. Sanctus.

White, Kate. The Sixes.

Non-fiction:

Ebert, Roger. Life Itself: A Memoir.

Frankel, Valerie. It’s Hard Not To Hate You.


Coming in August

Fiction:

Armstrong, Kelley. Spell Bound (Other World, Bk. 12).

Baker, Nicholson. House of Holes: A Book of Raunch.

Box, C.J. Back of Beyond.

Garwood. Julie. The Ideal Man.

Kenyon, Sherrilyn. Retribution.

Lippman, Laura. The Most Dangerous Thing.

Patterson, James & Marshall Karp. Kill Me If You Can.

Preston, Douglas & Lincoln Child. Cold Vengeance.

Reichs, Kathy. Flash and Bones.

Unger, Lisa. Darkness, My Old Friend.

Non-fiction:

CBS News. What We Saw: The Events of September 11, 2001, in Words, Pictures, and Video

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. A Short Autobiography.



New Romance Fiction for July 2011

In paperback:

Beg for Mercy by Jami Alden C, M
Storm Kissed by Jessica Andersen (6, Nightkeepers) C, S
Hexed by Ilona Andrews, Yasmine Galanorn, Allyson James, Jeanne C. Stein C, F, S (Pbk-Romance Hexed)
Frostbound by Sharon Ashwood (4, Dark Forgotten) C, S, F
Baby, Drive South by Stephanie Bond (1, Southern Roads) C
Lord Langley is Back in Town by Elizabeth Boyle (3, Bachelor Chronicles: Standon Widows) H
A Courtesan's Guide to Getting Your Man by Celeste Bradley and Susan Donovan C, H
Body Guard by Suzanne Brockmann C, M
Red Heat by Nina Bruhns (1, Men in Uniform) C, M

New Speculative Fiction for July 2011

New to our shelves:

Welcome to Bordertown by Holly Black and Ellen Kushner, eds. F, A (Fantasy Welcome)
A Star Shall Fall by Marie Brennan (3, Onyx Court) F, R
The Canary List by Sigmund Brouwer H
Chicks Kick Butt by Rachel Caine and Kerrie L. Hughes, eds. F, H (Fantasy Chicks)
Naamah's Blessing by Jacqueline Carey (3, Kushiel's Legacy: Quest) F, R
Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey (a.k.a. Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) (1, Expanse) SF
Witches of East End by Melissa De la Cruz (1, The Beauchamp Family) F, R, H
Stonewielder by Ian C. Esslemont (3, The Malazan Empire) F, H

New Mysteries July 2011

Breaking Silence by Linda Castillo
Bones of a Feather by Carolyn Haines
Tigerlily's Orchids by Ruth Rendell
Stagestruck by Peter Lovesey
Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton
Unraveled by Maggie Sefton
Inspector and Silence by Hakkan Nesser
Wined and Dined by Cricket McRae
Last King of Brighton by Peter Guttridge
Camouflage by Bill Pronzini
Misery Bay by Steve Hamilton
Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran
Death Toll by Jim Kelly
Shirt on his Back by Barbara Hambly
Murder on Sisters' Row by Victoria Thompson
Disturbance by Jan Burke
Midsummer Crown by Kate Sedley
Kissing the Demons by Kate Ellis
Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller
Footsteps on the Shore by Pauline Rowson
Frozen Charlotte by Priscilla Masters
Counterfeit Madam by Pat McIntosh
English Tea Murder by Leslie Meier
Sentenced for Death by Lorna Barrett
Flowerbed of State by Dorothy St. James

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