New Books Available March 13, 2019



Crashing Heat

Richard Castle

 

New York Police Captain Nikki Heat is accustomed to dealing with murders, even those with no leads and no motives. But having her husband as a suspect makes her newest case the most personal one yet. Nikki Heat does not like to be away from her husband, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jameson Rook. But when Rook is given the honor to be a visiting professor at his alma mater, he can’t pass up the opportunity to mentor bourgeoning journalists at his former award-winning college newspaper. Then one of Jameson’s students is discovered, naked, in his bed. Now all eyes are on Jameson. Dealing with betrayal from any man is not Nikki’s style. Against her better judgment, Nikki gives Jameson the benefit of the doubt and digs into Jameson’s theory of an undergrad secret society.


The Trial of Lizzie Borden

Cara Robertson

 

The remarkable new account of an essential piece of American mythology–the trial of Lizzie Borden–based on twenty years of research and recently unearthed evidence. The Trial of Lizzie Borden tells the true story of one of the most sensational murder trials in American history. When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1892, the arrest of the couple’s younger daughter Lizzie turned the case into international news and her trial into a spectacle unparalleled in American history. Reporters flocked to the scene. Well-known columnists took up conspicuous seats in the courtroom. The defendant was relentlessly scrutinized for signs of guilt or innocence. Everyone–rich and poor, suffragists and social conservatives, legal scholars and laypeople–had an opinion about Lizzie Borden’s guilt or innocence. Was she a cold-blooded murderess or an unjustly persecuted lady? Did she or didn’t she? The popular fascination with the Borden murders and its central enigmatic character has endured for more than one hundred years. Immortalized in rhyme, told and retold in every conceivable genre, the murders have secured a place in the American pantheon of mythic horror, but one typically wrenched from its historical moment. In contrast, Cara Robertson explores the stories Lizzie Borden’s culture wanted and expected to hear and how those stories influenced the debate inside and outside of the courtroom. Based on transcripts of the Borden legal proceedings, contemporary newspaper accounts, unpublished local accounts, and recently unearthed letters from Lizzie herself, The Trial of Lizzie Borden offers a window onto America in the Gilded Age, showcasing its most deeply held convictions and its most troubling social anxieties.


Toxic Game

Christine Feehan

 

On a rescue mission in the heart of the Indonesian jungle, Dr. Draden Freeman and his GhostWalker team need to extract the wounded as quickly as possible–or risk spreading a deadly virus unleashed by a terrorist cell. When Draden gets infected he forces his team to leave him behind. He won’t risk exposing anyone else. He intends to find the ones responsible and go out in a blaze of glory… Shylah Cosmos’s mission is to track the virus and remain unseen. Her enhanced senses tell her that the gorgeous man eradicating the terrorists one by one is a Ghost Walker–and his lethal precision takes her breath away. When he’s hit by a lucky shot she can’t stop herself from stepping in, not knowing that by saving his life she’s exposed herself to the virus… There’s no telling how much time Draden and Shylah have left. Racing to find a cure, they quickly realize that they’ve found their perfect partner just in time to lose everything. But even as the virus threatens to consume their bodies, they’ve never felt more alive.


Wolf Pack

C.J. Box

 

Joe Pickett learns that a drone is killing wildlife–and the drone belongs to a mysterious and wealthy man whose grandson is dating Joe’s own daughter, Lucy. When Joe tries to lay down the rules for the drone operator, he’s asked by the FBI and the DOJ to stand down, which only makes him more suspicious. Meanwhile, bodies are piling up in and around Joe’s district in shocking numbers. He begins to fear that a pack of four vicious killers working on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel known as the Wolf Pack have arrived. Their target seems to be the mystery man and everyone–including Joe, Nate, and others–who are associated with him.


 

The First Lady

James Patterson

 

When the First Lady disappears after her husband’s affair goes public, Secret Service agent Sally Grissom takes on the investigation and is faced with a twisted case after the White House receives a ransom note along with the First Lady’s finger.


All the Wrong Places

Joy Fielding

 

Driven to desperation by divorce, boredom, infidelity, or a beloved husband’s death, a young woman named Paige, her cousin and rival Heather, her best friend Chloe, and her mother, Joan, all decide to try their hand at online dating. They each download an app, hoping to right-swipe their way to love and happiness. But one of them unwittingly makes a date with a killer, starting the clock on a race to save her life.

 


 

A Lethal Legacy

Heather Graham

 

When his cousin’s business partner is found dead on an island he inherited, Special Agent Craig Frasier agrees to investigate with psychologist Kieran Finnegan and they discover that the property comes with strange lore and a blood-soaked past.

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