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The following books are now available at Hickmans Crossroads Library. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
“Capitol Offense” by William Bernhardt. Accused of murdering a police officer he held responsible for the tragic death of his wife, Professor Dennis Thomas implores high-profile lawyer Ben Kincaid to defend him.
“Plum Pudding Murder” by Joanne Fluke. When the owner of the Crazy Elf Christmas Tree lot is murdered, bakery owner Hannah Swenson must sift through a wealth of suspects before a murderous Scrooge strikes again.
“Tragic Magic” by Laura Childs. Design-wise Carmela Bertrand of Memory Mine Scrapbook Store is tapped to create spooky set decorations for a new haunted house attraction in New Orleans, but a flaming body hurled from the third floor tower might just put a damper on the project.
“Locked In” by Marcia Muller. After being shot in the head, Sharon McCone suffers from locked-in syndrome, which involves almost total paralysis but an alert conscious mind. As Sharon lies in her hospital bed, furiously trying to break out of her body’s prison and discover her attacker’s identity, all the members of her agency fan out to find the reason why she was assaulted.
“Black Friday” by Alex Kava. When terrorists attack the largest mall in America, FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell, while sifting through the debris for answers, discovers that her brother is involved and that another attack could happen in less than 24 hours.
“The Professional” by Robert B. Parker. Elizabeth Shaw specialized in wills and trusts at a Boston law firm, and over the years she’s developed a friendship with wives of very wealthy men. However, these rich wives have a mutual secret; they’ve all had an affair with a man named Gary Eisenhower, and now he’s blackmailing them for money.
“Half Broke Horses” by Jeannette Walls. This novel is based on the life of the author’s grandmother, Lily Casey Smith, who learned to break horses in childhood, journeyed 500 miles as a teen to become a teacher, and ran a vast ranch in Arizona with her husband while raising two children.
“Once In A Blue Moon” by Eileen Goudge. Separated in childhood and sent to foster homes after their neglectful mother’s imprisonment, sisters Lindsay and Kerrie Ann are reunited in adulthood and help each other through the fiercest battles of their lives despite their differences.
“The Christmas List” by Richard Paul Evans. This is a holiday novel of hope, love and redemption as a husband is given the opportunity to confront his own legacy.
“The Perfect Christmas” by Debbie Macomber. Thirty-three-year-old Cassie wants a husband and kids, and she turns to Simon Dodson, a professional matchmaker for help. Dodson assigns her three tasks to complete, and despite a number of comical mishaps, Cassie completes them all. Her Christmas match turns out to be a wonderful surprise.