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.

January 2015

Author Title Librarian’s Pick
Ackerman, Elliot Green on Blue From a decorated veteran of the Iraq and Afghan Wars, and White House Fellow, a stirring debut novel about a young Afghan orphan and the harrowing, intractable nature of war.
Aguirre, Ann As Long As You Love Me
Aguirre, Ann The Shape of My Heart
Andrews, V. C. Echoes of Dollanganger
Antalek, Robin The Grown Ups
Asher, Neal Dark Intelligence
Axelrod, Steven Nantucket Five-spot
Bailey, Martine An Appetite for Violets After accompanying her new mistress to Italy, the under-cook at Mawton Hall begins a culinary adventure that includes secrets and a murderous conspiracy.
Beatty, Paul The Sellout
Berry, Steve The Patriot Threat
Blaedel, Sara The Forgotten Girls After the discovery of a body in the forest, the new director of the Danish Missing Persons Department recognizes the dead woman as a child inmate at a state mental institution and uncovers links to her own past during the investigation.
Blake, James Carlos The House of Wolfe
Bowen, Rhys The Edge of Dreams
Box, C. J. Endangered
Boyle, T. Coraghessan The Harder They Come Set in contemporary Northern California, The Harder They Come explores the volatile connections between three damaged people – an aging ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son, and the son’s paranoid, much older lover, as they careen towards an explosive confrontation.
Bradford, Barbara Taylor The Cavendon Women
Brandt, Harry The Whites Sequestered to dead-end positions for nearly two decades after accidentally shooting a civilian, sergeant Billy Graves joins a third-shift group of New York detectives and investigates a brutal case with ties to his early career. By the author of Clockers .
Brett, Simon The Tomb in Turkey
Briggs, Patricia Dead Heat
Brody, Frances A Woman Unknown This winning combination of both intricate plotting and nostalgic post-WWI English country setting will appeal to fans of both classic murder mysteries in the vein of Agatha Christie as well as readers of historical mystery series set in 1920s England.
Burley, John The Forgetting Place
Campbell, Rick Empire Rising
Carey, Peter Amnesia
Carr, Viola The Diabolical Miss Hyde Forensic science, magic, mystery, and romance mix in this edgy steampunk fantasy – a retelling of the horror classic, in which Dr. Eliza Jekyll, daughter of the infamous Dr. Henry Jekyll, pursues a dangerous murderer in an alternate Victorian London.
Chiaverini, Jennifer Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule
Clarkson, John Among Thieves
Coben, Harlan The Stranger
Coffey, Michael The Business of Naming Things
Connolly, John Empire
Cook, Robin Host
Cooke, Elizabeth Rutherford Park
Cooper, Tom The Marauders
Cornwell, Bernard The Empty Throne
Cross, Mason The Killing Season
Cussler, Clive The Assassin
Cutter, Nick The Deep
Dorsey, Tim Shark Skin Suite A darkly whimsical romp starring the Sunshine State’s lovable psychotic killer finds Serge Storms taking work as a freelance fixer in the style of his favorite legal movies before coming to the aid of a former flame who is being targeted by greedy bankers.
Douglas, Penelope Falling Away
Fielding, Joy Someone Is Watching
Franklin, Ariana The Siege Winter
Freeman, Brian A Season of Fear
Freveletti, Jamie Robert Ludlum’s the Geneva Strategy
Gordon, Alex Gideon Preston & Child meets Kim Harrison in this edge-of-your-seat debut thriller, a blend of mystery, urban fantasy, horror, romance, and the supernatural.
Gray, Shelley Shepard The Promise of Palm Grove A young Amish woman finds herself torn between the man she’s pledged to wed and the man her heart desires.
Hall, Parnell Puzzled Indemnity
Handler, David Phantom Angel
Heiny, Katherine Single, Carefree, Mellow A collection of 10 stories is filled with unwelcome house guests, disastrous birthday parties, needy but loyal friends, betrayal, jealousy and flirtatious older men and takes readers on a guided tour of the human heart.
Hepworth, Sally The Secrets of Midwives Determined to hide the identity of her baby’s father from others, a third-generation midwife is separated from and bound to her mother and grandmother by a similar secret from the past.
Herron, Mick Nobody Walks
Humphreys, Helen The Evening Chorus
Hyde, Catherine Ryan The Language of Hoofbeats From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes a story of the heartbreak and healing power of family.
Irvin, Kelly The Beekeeper’s Son
Ishiguro, Kazuo The Buried Giant A tale of lost memories, vengeance and war by the award-winning author of The Remains of the Day follows the experiences of a couple who journeys across a troubled land of mist and rain with the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years.
James, Rebecca Sweet Damage
Jance, Judith A. Cold Betrayal
Jemisin, N. K. The Inheritance Trilogy The Inheritance Trilogy omnibus includes the novels: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, The Broken Kingdoms,The Kingdom of Gods, and a brand new novella set in the same world: The Awakened Kingdom .
Kaaberbol, Lene Doctor Death Wanting to follow in her pathologist father’s footsteps in spite of the taboos of 1894 France, ambitious Madeleine Karno pursues alternative methods of investigation to solve the murders of a teen girl and a priest.
Kanon, Joseph Leaving Berlin Targeted by McCarthyism for his prewar politics, a young Jewish writer who fled the Nazis to America makes a desperate bargain with a fledgling CIA to work as a spy in a decimated Berlin. By the New York Times best-selling author of Istanbul Passage .
Kardos, Michael Before He Finds Her
Kelly, Jim At Death’s Window
Kelly, Lee City of Savages
Kelly, Mary Pat Of Irish Blood Fleeing a crushing affair to return to the Old World her family fled, Nora Kelly joins the Left Bank society of early 20th-century Paris, where she becomes a revolutionary in the struggle to free Ireland.
Lange, Richard Sweet Nothing
Larsen, Reif I Am Radar Born inexplicably to white parents, black youth Radar falls in with a secretive group of scientific puppeteers who stage experimental art in the world’s war zones, where he is forced to confront the true nature of his identity.
Laukkanen, Owen The Stolen Ones
Lehane, Dennis World Gone by
Link, Kelly Get in Trouble A collection of short stories features tales of a young girl who plays caretaker to mysterious guests at the cottage behind her house and a former teen idol who becomes involved in a bizarre reality show.
Loehfelm, Bill Doing the Devil’s Work
Lourey, Jess February Fever
Mallery, Susan The Girls of Mischief Bay
Mathews, Francine Too Bad to Die
Mcbeth, Colette The Life I Left Behind Turning distrustful and reclusive after a violent act that nearly ended her life, Melody is pulled from her solitary existence years later when a woman is murdered shortly after Melody’s attacker is released from prison.
McClellan, Brian The Autumn Republic
McGuane, Thomas Crow Fair From one of our most deeply admired storytellers, author of the richly acclaimed Gallatin Canyon , his first collection in nine years.
McPherson, Catriona A Deadly Measure of Brimstone
Michaels, Fern In Plain Sight
Neuhaus, Nele The Ice Queen
Nicholson, William Amherst An aspiring screenplay writer travels to Amherst to research the illicit affair between a college faculty wife and the brother of Emily Dickinson, an effort that leads to the writer’s own affair with her married host.
Noxon, Christopher Plus One
Osondu, E. C. This House Is Not for Sale A young member of an extraordinary African-American family observes the larger-than-life people who shape his house’s vibrant history, from his contradictory grandfather to the longtime rival owners of competing convenience stores.
Pettrey, Dani Sabotaged
Pistalo, Vladimir Tesla A historical novel attempts to capture the inner life of Nikola Tesla during the whirlwind years of the dawn of the electrical age, when his flair for showmanship kept him in the public eye, despite the loss of his older brother, his mistrust of institutional support and his flashes of madness.
Pratchett, Terry A Blink of the Screen A collection of short fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from schooldays to Discworld and the present day.
Punke, Michael The Revenant
Putnam, David The Replacements
Pyper, Andrew The Damned
Rayner, Sarah Another Night, Another Day
Reardon, Bryan Finding Jake
Repino, Robert Morte As a race of intelligent ants prepares to render the human race extinct, former housecat turned war hero Mort(e), while taking on the most dangerous missions, embarks on a dangerous journey to the heart of the Colony in search of his pre-transformation friend – a dog named Sheba.
Resnick, Mike The Fortress in Orion
Robotham, Michael Life or Death Brutalized in prison for a decade for his alleged knowledge about where a fortune in stolen money is hidden, Audie mysteriously escapes the day before his scheduled release in a determined effort to save someone else’s life.
Rock, Phillip A Future Arrived
Rock, Phillip Circles of Time
Rock, Phillip The Passing Bells Now back in print, Phillip Rock’s acclaimed trilogy of novels, which have been called a must-read for fans of Downton Abbey, begins with this first book, in which the Grevilles, a titled English family, see their world turned upside down when England goes to war.
Rosenberg, Joel C. The Third Target
Royal, Priscilla Satan’s Lullaby
Russell, Mary Doria Epitaph A sequel to Doc is based on the true events of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral and Wyatt Earp’s survival against a backdrop of volatile politics in 1881 America.
Sansom, C. J. Lamentation
Schwab, V. E. A Darker Shade of Magic
Sears, Michael Long Way Down
Sedgwick, Marcus A Love Like Blood After Charles Jackson witnesses a man drinking the blood of a murdered woman in 1944, he chalks it up to a wartime tragedy and atrocity, until he sees the same man seven years later, dining along with a beautiful and fascinating young woman.
Seskis, Tina One Step Too Far
Seymour, Gerald The Outsiders
Sinisalo, Johanna The Blood of Angels Another haunting novel of eco-speculation from Johanna Sinisalo, the award-winning author of Troll and a powerhouse of the Finnish science fiction and fantasy scene.
Spindler, Erica The First Wife
Sternbergh, Adam Near Enemy
Sykes, S. D. Plague Land In this chilling historical mystery, young girls go missing from a medieval English village and Lord Oswald de Lacy must find the killer before tragedy strikes again.
Temple, Peter Black Tide
Temple, Peter Shooting Star Shooting Star is a cold, hard, classic crime novel, winner of the 1999 Ned Kelly Award for crime fiction.
Todd, Charles A Fine Summer’s Day The nuptial hopes of Inspector Rutledge are overshadowed by a series of seemingly unrelated murders throughout 1914 England and the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which leads to World War I.
Torday, Daniel The Last Flight of Poxl West
Tremain, Rose The American Lover An anthology by the Orange Prize-winning author of The Road Home features a Russian author whose life ends far from Moscow, a middle-aged woman who finds renewal during a Christmas storm and a modern-day Juliet who must choose between passion and wealth.
Treuer, David Prudence
Vann, David Aquarium Immersing herself in a fantasy life inspired by the Seattle aquarium, a preadolescent girl living in subsidized housing befriends an elderly fellow enthusiast before making a shattering discovery about a family secret.
Ward, Amanda Eyre The Same Sky A childless woman looking to adopt crosses paths with a 13-year-old Honduran girl who has embarked on a dangerous journey into Texas with her brother.
White, Randy Wayne Cuba Straits
Winspear, Jacqueline A Dangerous Place
Wisniewski, Mark Watch Me Go
Zander, Joakim The Swimmer A former spy whose career forced him to give up his infant daughter must come to her rescue years later when she is targeted by powerful international adversaries who would kill her for discovering volatile intelligence. An international best-seller.
Zourkova, Krassi Wildalone In this enchanting and darkly imaginative debut novel full of myth, magic, romance, and mystery, a Princeton freshman is drawn into a love triangle with two enigmatic brothers, and discovers terrifying secrets about her family and herself—a bewitching blend of Twilight, The Secret History, Jane Eyre, and A Discovery of Witches.