The beekeeper's apprentice : on the segregation of the queen by Laurie King
A bucket of ashes by P. B. Ryan
Children playing before a statue of Hercules : an anthology of outstanding short stories by edited by David Sedaris
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
(Sacha Baron Cohen)
Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to America to make a documentary, and not only generates strong reactions regarding his extreme prejudices, but also tries to meet and marry Pamela Anderson. (DVD)
(Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney)
The Book of the Deadby Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (CD and Playaway)
FBI Agent Pendergast is in a high security prison for a murder he did not commit while his psychotic brother is about to perpetrate a horrific crime. When the Tomb of Senef is unsealed in preparation for its gala reopening at a celebrity-studded New York gala, the killings and whispers of an ancient curse begin again. Read by Scott Brick.
Christine Fallsby Benjamin Black (CD)
Dublin pathologist Garret Quirke follows the corpse of a mysterious woman into the heart of a conspiracy among the city's high Catholic society, among them members of his own family. Read by Timothy Dalton.
Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love and Betrayal by Ben Macintyre: In 1941, after training as a German spy in occupied France, Chapman parachuted into Britain with a revolver, a wireless and a cyanide pill, with orders from the Abwehr to blow up an airplane factory. Instead, he contacted MI5, the British Secret Service. For the next four years, Chapman worked as a double agent, a lone British spy at the heart of the German Secret Service.
A Charmed Life: Growing Up in MacBeth's Castle by Liza Campbell: The daughter of a titled Scottish father recounts the horrors of her childhood in spite of popular beliefs about her fairy-tale lifestyle, describing her father's struggles with alcoholism that resulted in numerous brushes with death and the loss of his family's legacy.
The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritson: This story is gory, macabre and not for the faint of heart, but she does a great job with the period detail (1830s-70s history/medical details) and merges this with the present day relationship of a modern woman to people in this time period. It was quite suspenseful as the main character tries to research the history of the bones found in her garden. (Also available in Large Print.)
If you are interested in theological thrillers that are suspenseful with strong character development you may also be interested in the following book list that we put together based on one of our patron's request:
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
O Jerusalem by Laurie King
The Last Secret of the Temple by Paul Sussman
The Good Wife Strikes Back by Elizabeth Buchan
Capote(Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener)
Cars(Voices of Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt)
Rookie race car Lightning McQueen takes a detour on his way to the upcoming Piston Cup Championship and ends up in the Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. (DVD)
Can't Wait to Get to Heavenby Fannie Flagg (CD and Cassette)
Flagg mixes humor, wisdom and pathos in creating a charming, life-affirming tale and a full cast of memorable characters. Read by Cassandra Campbell.
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906by Simon Winchester (CD and Cassette)
Dense with facts but light and breezy in style, Winchester recounts the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the longstanding dangers of the San Andreas Fault and the long-term consequences of the earthquake it caused. Read by the author.
All Governments Lie! The Life and Times of Rebel Journalist I. F. Stone by Myra MacPherson: Always skeptical, "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out," he memorably quipped. I. F. Stone was ahead of the pack on the most pivotal 20th-century trends: Hitler and the rise of Fascism, the Cold War, Vietnam, and Reaganomics.
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell: The year is 1982 and 13-year-old Jason Taylor feels he is living in the sleepiest Worcestshire village in a dying Cold War England. However, as the 13 chapters reveal, the world Jason is living in is anything but sleepy.
The Copper Scroll by Joel Rosenberg: Another Dead Sea Scroll has been discovered, and this time it contains a code leading to great treasures. As plans emerge to rebuild the Third Jewish Temple in the Middle East, scientists who know about the scroll are mysteriously killed.
Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry: Stories by Elizabeth McCracken