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New Arrivals at Leechburg Public Library

Written By: Joe Kantor
Story Date: August 13, 2012

New Book Arrivals II

Until recently, our summer weather has been rather dry. So it has been with Leechburg Public Library…until now.
We are pleased to announce twenty-three new arrivals to our collection beginning in September. We and you have waited long enough for the in-demand bestsellers and books by your favorite authors that are new to the collection.
As always, come read with us! We at the library are striving to host programs to bring our patrons…our community…together to enjoy our facility. The library is open Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Phone: 724-845-1911. The library is on the Siberian Avenue side of the high school building.

FICTION:

Come Home by Lisa Scottoline
Jill Farrow’s burgeoning life…a new marriage, a successful if stressful medical practice and the time she happily spends with her daughter, Megan…all fall away when Abby, daughter to her first husband, appears at Jill’s front door late one night. Jill’s first husband is dead, the girl tells her…but facts very quickly don’t add up…and bring the specters of destruction and danger.

The Innocent by David Baldacci
An ice-cold mercenary who refuses his latest assignment because it doesn’t feel right to his pinpoint-honed senses becomes the target… While he flees his own people, he befriends a fourteen-year-old runaway girl whose parents’ deaths lead this killer to part with his training and instincts to help this child in danger. All this to stop one of America’s many enemies….

Captiol Murder by Philip Margolin
The escape of a serial killer…an old foe of investigators Dana Cutler and Brad Miller; the disappearance of a U.S. Senator…Miller’s employer..and the dead body in the senator’s home; and a terrorist cell poised to destroy a stadium full of people make this a searing thrill ride about truth and saving the country.

Unnatural Acts by Stuart Woods
Murder, entrapment…hidden sins and temptations…investigators Stone Barrington and Herbie Fisher learn how desperately and thoroughly people hide their crimes…and commit new ones.

Calico Joe by John Grisham
In 1973, Joe Castle from Calico Rock, Arizona, demolished all home run rookie records in baseball. Young Paul Tracey, son of a Mets pitcher, idolized Calico Joe…and when the two men faced off, Paul found himself rooting for both players until one of his dad’s fastballs changed everything for good.

Harbor Nocturne by Joseph Wambaugh
Wambaugh weaves humor, love, suspense and tragedy…all aspects of the lives of the police, residents and criminals of San Pedro, California, Los Angeles’ southernmost and busiest harbor…into an unflinching tapestry of everyday life.

I’ll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark
Did Alexandra Moreland, gifted and successful designer, kidnap her own son? She is set on finding out who stole her identity to frame her for the kidnapping and murder...and why. Is Matthew still alive in the hands of Alexandra’s impersonator?

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith
In this unusual, heartwarming story set in Botswana, the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’s number one investigator, Precious Romotswe, leads the charge against injustice, seeking to reinstate the woman who champions Botswana’s weak and downtrodden.

What Doesn’t Kill You by Iris Johansen
A poison so deadly…so untraceable…ignites a race among evils to be the first to have it. Catherine Ling, deadly CIA operative, fights a cadre of villains...and one supremely evil man… to protect all.

The Witness by Nora Roberts
Elizabeth let loose more than tension the night she was lured to a house on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. The events in that house changed her forever…possibly into someone else entirely. Does she need protection? From what? From whom? Police Chief Brooks Gleason wants to know…

Last To Die by Tess Gerritsen
Teddy Clock keeps losing family. At age twelve, his blood family was massacred. At age fourteen, his foster family was murdered. As soon as Detective Jane Rizzoli shelters the terrified kid under her wing, Teddy nearly loses his life a third time. Secreting him in a Maine boarding school is no guarantee of safety…the blood-soaked dolls found hanging from a tree on school grounds after his arrival prove that…and other students have horrific pasts just like Teddy’s…more than one could die…

Guilty Wives by James Patterson and David Ellis
Four women on a luxurious vacation-of-a-lifetime in Monte Carlo…Cote d’Azur, gambling, sailing…and murder. Four women arrested on a yacht…and wondering how they became suspects in the foulest crime possible…

Red Town Lost by John Shupec, Jr.
Lost in the woods after his vehicle breaks down, Dan Suppers stumbles upon a burned-out building filled with charred corpses setting him on a terrifying search for the reason...and finds the horrific truth…maybe at the price of his life. (Note: Congratulations to Leechburg author John Shupec, Jr. on his first novel.)

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham
In this third volume of the series, thirteen-year-old Theo Boone’s best friend, April, disappears in the middle of the night. Boone, a nosy want-to-be lawyer, sets about investigating…and makes headway when the local police hit a dead end. Does Theo discover all the answers...and save April?

Heat by Mike Lupico
Mike Arroyo plays baseball far too well for a twelve-year-old kid, which makes rival teams more than suspicious. No mother, no father, a birth certificate lost in Cuba…the truth could force him back to his homeland. Can Mike beat the odds in order to play the game he loves?

NON-FICTION

Trail of Tears, Paths of Beauty by Joseph Bruchac
Published by National Geographic, this beautiful little book depicts the lives of the Cherokee and Navajo…how they have endured, persevering in their struggle…and how they became an example of the triumph of the spirit.

Backroads of Pennsylvania by Marcus Schneck and Glenn Davis
Covering all corners of the state, the authors take a tour of uncommon places…of the many things that help make Pennsylvania so special…of some of the interesting places off the beaten path.

FROM FAVORITE AUTHORS…
False Impressions by Jeffrey Archer
The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree by Susan W. Albert
Becoming Jane Eyre by Sheila Kohler
Sweet Misfortune by Kevin Allen Milne
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells
Reunion by Therese Fowler
The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark
Buttons and Bones by Monica Ferris
The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen
In Their Footsteps by Tess Gerritsen
Cross Fire by James Patterson
11/22/63 by Stephen King
Victoria by Jonathan Kellerman
Breakdown by Sara Paretsky
Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich
House of Reckoning by John Saul
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
Rules of Deception by Christopher Reich
The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts

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