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.

October 2014

Author Title Picks
Anderson, Kevin J. Slimy Underbelly
Andrews, Donna The Nightingale Before Christmas
Archer, Ursula Five When a woman’s corpse is found in a meadow with a strange combination of letters and numbers tattooed on the soles of her feet, Detective Inspector Beatrice Kaspary is led on a modern-day scavenger hunt where each discovery is more gruesome than the last.
Barron, Stephanie Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas
Bausch, Robert Far As the Eye Can See
Baxter, Stephen Proxima
Browne, Hester Honeymoon Hotel
Butler, Robert Olen The Empire of Night
Cabot, Amanda At Bluebonnet Lake
Calvino, Italo The Complete Cosmicomics Together for the first time, a new translation of the revered, contemporary Italian author’s short stories describing the beginning of the universe and other natural phenomena builds creative tales around well-known scientific facts.
Camden, Elizabeth With Every Breath
Cameron, W. Bruce The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man
Carey, Jacqueline Poison Fruit
Carlson, Melody The Christmas Cat
Chan, Darcie The Mill River Redemption
Childs, Laura Scorched Eggs
Clement, Blaize The Cat Sitter’s Nine Lives
Coyle, Cleo Once upon a Grind
Crownover, Jay Rowdy
Darnielle, John Wolf in White Van Creating fantastical mail-order role-playing games from his apartment where he endures a life of solitude after a disfiguring injury, Sean is blamed for a disaster involving two high school student clients, an event that compels him to reevaluate his own past.
Dekker, Ted A.D. 30
Dekker, Ted Hacker
Delgado, Anjanette The Clairvoyant of Calle Ocho
Diamant, Anita The Boston Girl Recounting the story of her life to her granddaughter, octogenarian Addie describes how she was raised in early-20th-century America by suspicious Jewish immigrant parents in a teeming multicultural neighborhood.
Dillon, Lucy A Hundred Pieces of Me
Dugoni, Robert My Sister’s Grave
Dunn, Suzannah The May Bride
Enger, Lin The High Divide
Ernst, Kathleen Tradition of Deceit
Evans, Richard Paul The Mistletoe Promise
Faber, Michel The Book of Strange New Things Called to perform missionary work on a world light years away where the natives are fascinated by the concepts he introduces, man of faith Peter Leigh finds his beliefs tested when he learns of natural disasters that are tearing Earth apart.
Fossum, Karin The Murder of Harriet Krohn A first English-language translation of the seventh entry in the popular Norwegian series is presented from the viewpoint of a killer who murders and robs a woman to pay off a gambling debt and who fears the untarnished record of Inspector Sejer.
Fowler, Christopher Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart Bryant and May are enmeshed in an unexpectedly complex case involving an organization of body snatchers, secret societies, symbolic phenomena and dangerous secrets.
Galgut, Damon Arctic Summer Presents a fictionalized biography of author E.M. Forster, specifically his time in India as he was writing what would be his masterpiece A Passage to India.
Gerritsen, Tess Die Again A conclusion to the series behind the smash TNT show finds Boston Detective Jane Rizzoli investigating the murder of a big game hunter whose demise is linked to several seemingly unrelated deaths and an ill-fated camping safari in Botswana.
Gerritsen, Tess Under the Knife
Gibson, William The Peripheral Depending on her veteran brother’s benefits in a city where jobs outside the drug trade are rare, Flynne assists her brother’s latest beta-test tech assignment only to uncover an elaborate murder scheme.
Giraldi, William Hold the Dark When wolves begin attacking children in Keelut, Alaska, at the start of a particularly brutal winter, Russell Core arrives to investigate and must keep an abusive husband from finding his missing wife after beginning a grief-fueled rampage.
Greaney, Mark Support and Defend
Green, Jane Saving Grace
Griffin, W. E. B. The Assassination Option
Hall, James W. The Big Finish
Hall, Parnell Safari
Hannon, Irene Deceived
Hazelgrove, William Real Santa
Higgins, Jack Rain on the Dead
Hooper, Emma Etta and Otto and Russell and James A literary debut about an elderly woman’s last great adventure walking across Canada.
Jackson, A. L. When We Met
Jaffarian, Sue Ann Hell on Wheels
Jin, Ha A Map of Betrayal Shocked by discoveries in her late CIA mole father’s diary, Lilian Shang travels to China to meet the family her father was forced to abandon after World War II.
Johnson, Craig Wait for Signs Twelve Longmire short stories available for the first time in a single volume — featuring an introduction by Lou Diamond Phillips of A&E’s Longmire.
Johnson, Denis The Laughing Monsters A businessman, a skeptical soldier of fortune and the soldier’s girlfriend embark on a family visit to the Uganda-Congo borderland that is overshadowed by shifting loyalties and respective secrets
Jordan, Sophie Wild
Karpyshyn, Drew The Scorched Earth
Kepnes, Caroline You
Koenig, Minerva Nine Days Former historic building renovator and criminal Julia Kalas is shipped from California to the small town of Azula, Texas by witness protection, where she takes a job as a bartender and sees the bar’s owner improbably accused of a murder.
Lalami, Laila The Moor’s Account Inspired by a true story, tells how Moroccan slave Estebanico barely survives his expedition to become the New World’s first explorer of African descent, dealing with storms, disease, and hostile natives.
Land, Jon Strong Darkness
Landis, Dylan Rainey Royal
Laurens, Stephanie By Winter’s Light
Lawton, John Sweet Sunday
Lerner, Ben 10:04 Having passed a year marked by unlikely literary success, a potentially fatal medical diagnosis, and a friend’s request to help her conceive a child, a man explores his prospects in a New York that is overwhelmed by frequent superstorms and social unrest.
Leveen, Lois Juliet’s Nurse A retelling of Shakespeare’s tragic romance from the perspective of Juliet’s closest caregiver follows the experiences of a grieving mother who becomes a wet nurse to a powerful family’s daughter and who learns her employer’s darkest secrets as the girl comes of age.
Lovett, Charlie First Impressions Sophie Collingwood is drawn into a mystery when two people request a copy of the same very rare book from the antiquarian bookshop where she works in this new novel from the author of The Bookman’s Tale.
Mallery, Susan The Christmas Wedding Ring
Malliet, G. M. A Demon Summer
Margolin, Phillip Woman With a Gun
Martin, Charles A Life Intercepted
McDermid, Val The Skeleton Road The discovery of skeletal remains in the pinnacle of an abandoned Victorian Gothic building in Edinburgh embroils detective Karen Pirie in a tragic cold case linked to the Balkan Wars of the 1990s.
Mehlman, Peter It Won’t Always Be This Great
Miller, Carol A Nip of Murder
Millet, Lydia Mermaids in Paradise A satirical tale by the Pulitzer Prize-finalist author of Love in Infant Monkeys follows the experiences of a honeymooning couple whose happiness is interrupted by mermaids, kidnappers, and mercenaries.
Mott, Jason The Wonder of All Things After her ability to heal physical ailments is revealed to the world, thirteen-year-old Ava has trouble dealing with all the people who come seeking a miracle, especially since, with each healing, she grows weaker.
Murakami, Haruki The Strange Library From the internationally acclaimed author of Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage comes a fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library.
Neville, Stuart The Final Silence
Nicholls, David Us A mild-mannered scientist with a hidden sense of humor struggles to repair his marriage and his relationship with his teen son during a month-long European tour.
Novak, Chase Brood
Oates, Joyce Carol Lovely, Dark, Deep
Oust, Gail Kill ‘em With Cayenne
Page, Sharon An American Duchess
Palmer, Diana Wyoming Strong
Park, Tony The Delta
Patterson, James Hope to Die
Perry, Anne A New York Christmas
Purser, Ann Suspicion at Seven
Robards, Karen Hush
Roberts, Nora Blood Magick
Roby, Kimberla Lawson A Christmas Prayer
Rothfuss, Patrick The Slow Regard of Silent Things
Rowland, Laura Joh The Iris Fan In 1709 Japan, Sano Ichiro, dedicated to the samurai code of honor, is restored to the rank of chief investigator when the shogun is stabbed with a fan made of painted silk with sharp-pointed iron ribs–a case that, if the shogun’s heir is displeased with the outcome, will result in his death.
Scottoline, Lisa Betrayed
Simsion, Graeme The Rosie Effect The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Rosie Project, starring the same extraordinary couple now living in New York and unexpectedly expecting their first child.
Skibsrud, Johanna Quartet for the End of Time
Snelling, Lauraine To Everything a Season
Sojourner, Mary 29 Fired corporate executive Nell Walker falls into an impossible affair and a battle over sacred Native American lands in Twentynine Palms.
Solomon, Nina The Love Book
Stevenson, Robert Louis The Annotated Treasure Island
Tademy, Lalita Citizens Creek
Talley, Marcia Tomorrow’s Vengeance
Taylor, Andrew The Scent of Death
Taylor, Elizabeth You’ll Enjoy It When You Get There
Thayer, Nancy An Island Christmas
Treger, Louisa The Lodger Enduring a life of near-poverty, Dorothy Richardson embarks on an affair with her childhood friend’s new husband, H.G. Wells, who subsequently pursues another woman and prompts Dorothy to find her own literary voice.
Twelve Hawks, John Spark
Tyler, Alison (EDT) Nine-to-Five Fantasies
Waite, Urban Sometimes the Wolf
Weaver, Ashley Murder at the Brightwell
Weaver, Rachel Point of Direction A young couple’s painful, buried past is brought to the surface when they become the caretakers of an abandoned lighthouse in Alaska.
Wingate, Lisa The Story Keeper
Zahler, S. Craig Mean Business on North Ganson Street