This is a list of new fiction titles ordered for the Springfield City Library this month. If you wish to place a hold on a title, you may do so by placing a request yourself through the online catalog, or by calling your local library branch, or by using our AskaLibrarian service.


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Books November 2017



Librarians’ Picks

Ahmed, Saladin Canto Bight
Ahnhem, Stefan The Ninth Grave
Barclay, Linwood Parting Shot After a drunk man steals a Porsche and hits and kills a girl in Promise Falls, Cal Weaver is asked to investigate the threats being made to the accused’s family.
Benedict, Marie Carnegie’s Maid
Benjamin, Chloe The Immortalists Sneaking out to get readings from a traveling psychic reputed to be able to tell customers when they will die, four adolescent siblings from New York City’s 1969 Lower East Side hide what they learn from each other before embarking on five decades of respective experiences shaped by their determination to control fate.
Bowen, Lila Malice of Crows
Bradford, Barbara Taylor Secrets of Cavendon
Brightwell, Emily Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women
Bunn, T. Davis Firefly Cove
Burke, James Lee Robicheaux
Cameron, Marc Tom Clancy Power and Empire
Camilleri, Andrea The Pyramid of Mud
Casarett, David The Missing Guests of the Magic Grove Hotel Detective Wiriya Mookjai investigates after wealthy foreign travelers begin to go missing throughout Thailand after having brief stays at a mysterious resort.
Chamberlin, Holly Home for Christmas
Cleveland, Karen Need to Know
Cole, Alyssa A Hope Divided The Civil War has turned neighbor against neighbor—but for scientist-spy and free black woman Marlie Lynch and philosophical Union soldier she helps to hide, war could bind them together when they must go on the run on the Underground Railroad to escape a common enemy.
Coonts, Stephen The Armageddon File
Corey, James S. A. Persepolis Rising
Crais, Robert The Wanted
Dailey, Janet Refuge Cove
Dev, Sonali A Distant Heart Stricken with a rare illness, Indian woman of privilege Kimaya grows up isolated in an ivory tower, until she builds a relationship with window washer Rahul Savant, whom she inspires to join the police force; but when Rahul uncovers a gang-run organ ring at the same time Kimaya gets a chance at a life-changing heart transplant, their world gets turned upside down.
Disher, Garry Signal Loss
Doherty, Paul The Mansions of Murder
Dolan, Harry The Man in the Crooked Hat Having spent two years searching for the man he believes murdered his wife, private investigator Jack Pellum follows a bewildering message to a winding trail of unsolved murders and a philosophical man with a dark and secret past.
Drayden, Nicky The Prey of Gods
Early, Hank Heaven’s Crooked Finger Trying to forget his childhood in the Georgia mountains spent under the fundamentalist rule of his father’s church, Earl Marcus returns home when rumors swirl that his father has risen from the dead and taken residence high in the mountains.
Ellis, Shelly To Love & Betray
Eskens, Allen The Deep Dark Descending
Evans, Richard Paul The Noel Diary
Fowler, Christopher Wild Chamber Octogenarian detectives Arthur Bryant and John May investigate the baffling case of a girl and a dog who vanish into thin air from London’s Regent Park on an early summer morning.
Fridlund, Emily Catapult A collection of stories explores the cruelty and comfort that comes with families, marriage, and childhood.
Frost, Jacqueline Twelve Slays of Christmas
Frost, Mark Twin Peaks
Garcia, Cristina Here in Berlin An unnamed visitor travels to wartime Berlin, where she learns about the city through the things she sees and the disparate people she meets.
Gardam, Jane Faith Fox
Gaynor, Hazel Last Christmas in Paris After seeing her brother and his best friend off to the front in August 1914, a privileged young lady, Evie Elliott, tries to become more involved in the conflict and begins working at her father’s newspaper business.
Gilbert, Victoria A Murder for the Books
Goldstone, Lawrence Deadly Cure
Graham-Felsen, Sam Green Struggling with bullying in his largely segregated, working-class neighborhood in 1992 Boston, Dave, a white boy at a mostly black middle school, befriends a youth who lives in public housing and who confounds Dave’s assumptions about black culture before their bond is tested by girls, family secrets and national violence.
Griffin, W. E. B. Death at Nuremberg
Haley, James L. A Darker Sea
Hambly, Barbara Murder in July
Hannah, Kristin The Great Alone
Hay, Ashley A Hundred Small Lessons
Hendricks, Greer The Wife Between Us
Hines, Jim C. Terminal Alliance
Hunter, Megan The End We Start From In an alternate-world modern London submerged below flood waters, a woman who has just given birth to her first child is forced to flee her home with her baby to seek refuge in a variety of locations while the baby thrives against all odds.
Hurwitz, Gregg Hellbent
Hyde, Catherine Ryan The Wake Up
Jennings, Regina Holding the Fort
Johnson, Denis The Largesse of the Sea Maiden A posthumous story collection by the National Book Award-winning author of Jesus’ Son contemplates subjects ranging from old age and mortality to the unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe manifest, depicting haunted characters who would atone for the past, remember departed loved ones or come to terms with lifelong obsessions.
Jonasson, Ragnar Nightblind Follows the murder of a policeman with a haunted past and the arrival of a mysterious young woman whose own secrets threaten the safety of everyone in a tight-knit Northern Iceland fishing village.
Kavan, Anna Ice .
Kingsbury, Karen In This Moment
Krentz, Jayne Ann Promise Not to Tell
Land, Jon Strong to the Bone
Lauren, Christina Roomies When a struggling musician on the brink of stardom reveals he is in the country illegally, besotted Holland Bakker enters a marriage of convenience that becomes more real than either anticipated.
Ledbetter, William The Jim Baen Memorial Award Stories
Lee, Ashton Book Club Babies
Lee, Fonda Jade City When a powerful new drug emerges that lets anyone–even foreigners–utilize the magical properties of jade, the simmering tension between the Kauls and the rival Ayt family erupts into open violence on the island of Kekon.
Lehane, Con Murder in the Manuscript Room
Lescroart, John T. Poison
Lianke, Yan The Years, Months, Days
Lippman, Laura Sunburn An English-language publication of two of the award-winning author’s most acclaimed novellas.
Long, Kelly The Amish Christmas Candle
Lovesey, Peter Beau Death
Lovesey, Peter (ed.) The Usual Santas Collects eighteen holiday crime short stories set in locations around the globe.
Maaren, Kari Weave a Circle Round A Canadian teenager learns about herself—and the fabric of the universe—when she goes traveling in time with an immortal 14-year-old.
Marsalis, Simeon As Lie Is to Grin
Martin, George R. R. Mississippi Roll
Massey, Sujata The Widows of Malabar Hill A debut entry in a new series introduces Bombay’s first female lawyer, Oxford graduate Perveen Mistry, as she investigates a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows living in strict purdah seclusion who become subject to a murderous guardian’s schemes for their inheritances.
Maxwell, Alyssa A Devious Death
Medoff, Jillian This Could Hurt
Moody, David One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning
Moore, Alison The Lighthouse
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia The Beautiful Ones
Morton, Lisa Haunted Nights
Mosby, Steve You Can Run As the manhunt for the Red River Killer intensifies, Detective Inspector Will Turner finds himself fighting to stay involved in the investigation.
Moyes, Jojo Still Me
Mozley, Fiona Elmet
Mukherjee, Neel A State of Freedom Five characters in very different circumstances—from a domestic cook in Mumbai to a vagrant and his dancing bear—find the meanings of dislocation and the desire to get more out of life.
Nash, Sophia Whispering in French While putting the pieces of her life back together, Kate Hamilton also finds herself tasked with returning her grandfather’s crumbling South France villa to its former glory.
Noblin, Annie England Pupcakes
Oust, Gail Ginger Snapped
Palmer, Diana Wyoming Winter
Perry, Anne A Christmas Return
Perry, Thomas The Bomb Maker
Pochoda, Ivy Wonder Valley A runner who dodges through traffic at the peak of the morning rush hour in Los Angeles inadvertently changes the lives of a handful of locals, from a former juvie inmate looking for his mother, to teen twins who escape their father’s desert commune, to a bored lawyer who is inspired to pursue fulfillment.
Preston, Douglas City of Endless Night
Quinn, Anthony Freya Set immediately after the end of WWII, Freya explores the lives and friendship of two british females at a time where gender roles were changing in England.
Raybourn, Deanna A Treacherous Curse
Rayne, Sarah Chord of Evil
Rice, Anne Ramses the Damned
Robb, J. D. Dark in Death
Rollins, James The Demon Crown
Roslund, Anders Pen 33
Saadawi, Ahmed Frankenstein in Baghdad
Sanderson, Brandon Oathbringer
Scott, Susan Holloway I, Eliza Hamilton Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Eliza, supports and assists her brilliant husband through the American Revolution and afterwards, when he becomes one of the new country’s most important figures and even after his untimely death, ultimately forging her own extraordinary path.
Silber, Joan Improvement
Silva, Samantha Mr. Dickens and His Carol
Simons, Paullina The Girl in Times Square When her best friend and roommate, Amy, disappears without a trace, New York City college student Lily Quinn finds herself drawn to the detective investigating Amy’s case, until she finds answers that challenge everything she knows about her own life.
Smith, Carrie Unholy City
Smith, Gregory Blake The Maze at Windermere A richly layered novel of love, ambition, and duplicity, set against the storied seascape of Newport, Rhode Island.
Steel, Danielle Fall from Grace
Swinson, Kiki New York’s Finest
Thomson, E. S. Dark Asylum Set in a crumbling Victorian asylum where a gruesome murder is committed, a sequel to Beloved Poison explores the early science of brain study while giving chilling insight into an asylum’s workings.
Tursten, Helene Protected by the Shadows
Vaughan, Sarah Anatomy of a Scandal Desperate to clear the name of her loving and charismatic public figure husband in the wake of scandalous accusations, Sophie clashes with a determined prosecution lawyer, Kate, who resolves to uncover the truth and bring Sophie’s husband to justice.
Wagers, K. B. Beyond the Empire
Warren, Susan May A Matter of Trust
Whiteley, Aliya The Beauty
Whitta, Gary From a Certain Point of View Commemorates the Star Wars franchise’s fortieth anniversary with stories retelling scenes from the original “Star Wars” film from the point of view of different background characters.
Wild, Meredith Misadventures of a Good Wife
Willig, Lauren The English Wife
Woods, Stuart Unbound
Yates, Christopher J. Grist Mill Road Years after three friends from an idyllic hamlet 90 miles north of New York City are bound and then separated by a devastating, seemingly senseless crime, the trio revisits their painful pasts in even more traumatizing ways.
Yolen, Jane The Emerald Circus
Zumas, Leni Red Clocks Five women—including a high-school teacher, a biographer, a frustrated mom, a pregnant adopted teen and a forest-dwelling homeopath—struggle with changes in a near-future America where abortion and assisted fertility have been outlawed and where the homeopath is targeted by a modern-day witch hunt.