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The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
“Hollywood” by Larry McMurtry. McMurtry fans and Hollywood hopefuls alike will find much to cherish in these pages, as McMurtry illuminates life behind the scenes in America’s dream factory.
“Burn” by Nevada Barr. A new and exciting Anna Pigeon novel.
“The Map of True Places” by Brunonica Barry. An emotionally compelling novel about finding your true place in the world.
“Tempted by Trouble” by Eric Jerome Dickey. A white-hot pulse-pounder about love, betrayal and the lengths that people will go to survive in a ruthless world.
“Crossfire” by Dick Francis and Felix Francis. A satisfying Francis thriller, delving into the horse training business.
“The Vigilantes” by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV. Filled with authentic color and detail, this is a story of the men and women who put their lives on the line, from the cop on the beat to even the commissioner.
“The Capital Game” by Brian Haig. A riveting thriller about a man caught between the politics of big government and the corruption of big business.
“Veil of Night” by Linda Howard. Jaclyn Wilde is a wedding planner, but helping Carrie Edwards has been an unrelenting nightmare. The unpleasant task at hand turns seriously criminal when Carrie is brutally murdered and everyone involved with the ceremony is accusing one another of doing the deed.
“I’d Know You Anywhere” by Laura Lippman. A powerful and utterly riveting tale that skillfully moves between past and present to explore the lasting effects of crime on a victim’s life.
“Three Stations” by Martin Cruz Smith. Smith produces a complex and haunting vision of an emergent Russia’s secret underclass of street urchins, greedy thugs and a bureaucracy still paralyzed by power and fear.
“The Last Lie” by Stephen White. White returns to the much beloved Alan Gregory series with an intricate crime story that places his entire ensemble of Boulder characters in a labyrinth of deception and secrecy.
“Hand of Fate” by Lis Wiehl. Outspoken radio talk show host Jim Fate dies tragically when poisonous gas fills the studio while his show is on the air.