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07/15/2019

Watching You by Lisa Jewell

Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighborhoods in Bristol, England—but no one is who they seem and everyone is hiding something. One man has a secret obsession on another, and his crush’s son has noticed… A teenage girl dislikes her headmaster, one reason being that he’s taken a particular liking to her best friend and fellow classmate… And the girl’s mother, who does have some mental health issues, is convinced that the headmaster has been stalking her. They all live in the same neighborhood. Who has been murdered—and who would have wanted one of their neighbors dead?

MYSTERY JEWELL

Timberline by Matthew P. Mayo

A high-country train trek goes astray when a gang attacks and torches the train, trailing death in their wake and leaving the passengers to burn in the midst of a blizzard. Roamer and his cantankerous old mentor track the gang on foot in the maw of the fresh and vicious blizzard, preparing for the final showdown at Timberline.

WESTERN LP MAYO

Prisoner by Jason Rezaian

This book is the dramatic memoir of the journalist Jason Rezaian who was held hostage in a high-security prison in Tehran for eighteen months and whose release—which almost didn’t happen—became a part of the Iran nuclear deal.

070.92 LP REZAIAN

The Cat Men of Gotham by Peggy Gavan

The nineteenth century was a rough time to be a stray cat in New York City where humans dealt with feline overpopulation by gassing unwanted cats or tossing them in rivers.  But a few lucky strays were found by a diverse array of men—including firemen, cops, athletes, and politicians—who rescued them from the streets and welcomed them into their homes and hearts. Among the forty-two profiles in this book, we find many feline Cinderella stories and are introduced to some remarkable men and many extraordinary cats as well, from Chinese stowaways prowling the Chelsea Piers to the sole feline survivor of the USS Maine explosion. 

636.8 GAVAN


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