If you enjoy tense thrillers try…
Down the darkest road by Tami Hoag
Heartless by Alison Gaylin
Silent scream by Karen Rose
Stolen by Allison Brennan
The house on Tradd Street by Karen White
If you enjoy Christian Fiction filled with suspense...
Fatal judgment: a novel by Irene Hannon
Unspoken by Dee Henderson
What lies within: a novel by Karen Ball
Intervention: a novel by Terri Blackstock
When a secret kills: a novel by Lynette Eason
Before you know kindness: a novel [kit] by Chris Bohjalian — On a balmy July night in New Hampshire a shot rings out, and a man falls to the ground, terribly wounded. The hurt man is Spencer McCullough an animal rights advocate. The shot that hit him was fired– accidentally? – by his adolescent daughter Charlotte at what she thought was a deer in the distance. Bohjalian uses his trademark emotional heft to create a literate page-turner that is suspenseful, wryly funny, and humane.
My car by Byron Barton
Freight train by Donald Crews
The House of Silk: a Sherlock Holmes novel by Anthony Horowitz
The Baker Street Letters by Michael Robertson
The Sherlockian by Graham Moore
The Case of Emily V by Keith Oatley
Baskerville by John O'Connell
Sherlock Holmes: the unauthorized biography by Nick Rennison
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
Before you know kindness: a novel by Chris Bohjalian — On a balmy July night in New Hampshire a shot rings out, and a man falls to the ground, terribly wounded. The hurt man is Spencer McCullough an animal rights advocate. The shot that hit him was fired–accidentally?–by his adolescent daughter Charlotte at what she thought was a deer in the distance. Bohjalian uses his trademark emotional heft to create a literate page-turner is suspenseful, wryly funny, and humane.
Dear zoo by Rod Campbell
Zoo ah-choooo by Peter Mandel ; illustrated by Elwood Smith
The Underpants Zoo by written and illustrated by Brian Sendelbach
Six little ducks [sound recording] by Al Dana... [et al.] — Dance to the track "Going To The Zoo."
Wiggleworms love you [sound recording] — Sing along with the track "Speckled Frogs."
Defending Jacob: a novel [kit] by William Landay — Andy Barber has been an Assistant District Attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But after a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.
The talisman ring [large print] by Georgette Heyer
Stolen [Large print] by Allison Brennan
Sea glass winter [Large print] by JoAnn Ross
Royal bridesmaids [Large print]: an original anthology by Stephanie Laurens, Gaelen Foley, Loretta Chase
The silence of winter [large print]: a Lancaster County saga by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Blood orange by Karen Keskinen
The bookseller: the first Hugo Marston novel by Mark Pryor
Bowled over by Victoria Hamilton
Brush with death: a Gray Whale Inn mystery by Karen MacInerney
Cold Tuscan stone: a Rick Montoya Italian mystery by David P. Wagner
Celebrate African American history month by reading about African American music and musicians.
We shall overcome: the story of a song by written by Debbie Levy ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Harlem's little blackbird by Renée Watson ; illustrated by Christian Robinson
Hey, Charleston!: the true story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band by Anne Rockwell ; illustrated by Colin Bootman
Charlie Parker played be bop [kit] by Chris Raschka
Bessie Smith and the night riders by Sue Stauffacher ; illustrated by John Holyfield
This Year's Winner:
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The kingdom of little wounds by Susann Cokal
Maggot moon by Sally Gardner
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
This award recognizes an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults.
This year's winner is:
P.S. be eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia
This year's honor books are:
March. Book one by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers
Words with wings by Nikki Grimes
Thrill ride by Julie Ann Walker — Ex-navy SEAL Rock Babineaux is as Cajun as they come---spicy, sexy, and more than a bit wicked. But would he actually betray his country? Even his friends on the special-ops Black Knights team aren't sure they can trust him. Now the target of a massive manhunt, Rock knows the only way to protect the team---especially his partner, Vanessa---is to run...
Coming undone by Lauren Dane — More than friends, Brody and Elise discover in each other what they need--wild, physical passion without commitment. But it’ll take a shadow from Elise’s past to make them look beyond what they need to what they truly desire.
Hot pursuit: a Sugarland blue novel by Jo Davis — Years ago, Taylor was part of a botched hostage situation that ended with him being hailed as a tough-as-nails hero, even though the pain, fear, and shame from that terrible day still haunt him. Cara Evans couldn’t care less about Taylor’s pain. In the moment he became a so-called hero, she lost someone she dearly loved. Yet neither of them is prepared for the instant attraction that flares between them--or the danger that’s soon hot on their heels.
Cloaked by Alex Flinn
The fairest beauty by Melanie Dickerson
Anansi boys: a novel by Neil Gaiman
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
Splintered: a novel by A.G. Howard
Far far away by Tom McNeal
Cinder by written by Marissa Meyer
The John Newbery Medal for 2014 has been awarded to:
Flora & Ulysses: the illuminated adventures by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by K.G. Campbell
Newbery Honor books for 2014 are:
Doll bones by Holly Black ; with illustrations by Eliza Wheeler
The year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
One came home by Amy Timberlake
Paperboy by Vince Vawter
2014 Award Recipients and Honor Books:
The watermelon seed by Greg Pizzoli
Ball by word and pictures by Mary Sullivan
A big guy took my ball! by Mo Willems
The Closers: a novel by Michael Connelly — Harry Bosch, Homicide Detective Los Angeles Police Department has been called out of retirement to join LAPD's Open/Unsolved Unit and he will bring his usual tenaciousness to the job regardless of the cost.