Morgue: a Life in Death

 

“[An] engrossing look behind the headlines of notorious homicides.” – Publishers Weekly

 

 

 

 

“In this clear-eyed, gritty, and enthralling narrative, Dr. Vincent Di Maio and veteran crime writer RonFanscell guide us behind the morgue doors to tell a fascinating life story through cases that have made Di Maio famous – from the exhumation of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, to the complex issues in the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.”  – Destiny

I thought this was an amazing true crime narrative nonfiction book, and I had a hard time putting it down. If you have ever watched the show Dr. G: Medical Examiner, then you will love this book!!

 

Wishtree

 

Trees can’t tell jokes. But we can certainly tell stories.

 

 

 

 

“Red has stood her ground for more than a century, watching over the houses in her neighborhood and befriending the animals that call her hollows home. Each May, her branches are strung with wishes, a tradition stemming from an Irish immigrant who once lived on the property. Red sees all, including an act of hate – the word LEAVE scrawled into her trunk, aimed at new renters, a Muslim family. After so many years of keeping quiet, Red and the animals take action, aiming to connect Samar, a young Muslim girl with her neighbor Stephen. Meanwhile, Red’s owner considers cutting her down.”  – Destiny

This is an amazing, feel good, quick read kind of book. I loved it!! – Ms. Weber

 

Welcome to nowhere.

 

 

 

 

 

“Something is out there, in the cold nothing of the Canadian winter, making teenagers disappear. Newcomer Danny and his brainy friend Howie have been chased down and stung by a Windigo, a massive cannibalistic beast. Now they are infected, racing against time before being compelled to give in to the beast in the frozen tundra. Ash, whose boxing wows Danny, and Pike, Howie’s pyromaniac brother, also join the hunt.” – Destiny

Quick read that will keep you guessing!

Verdigris Deep

 

“When a wish becomes a curse”

 

 

 

 

 

“Ryan and his friends don’t think about stealing some money from a wishing well. After all, who’s really going to miss a few tarnished coins?

The well witch does.

And she demands payback: now Ryan, Josh and Chelle must serve her…and the wishes that lie rotting at the bottom of her well. Each takes on powers they didn’t ask for and don’t want. Ryan grows strange bumps – are they eyes- between his knuckles; Chelle starts speaking the secrets of strangers, no matter how awful and bloody; and Josh can suddenly – inexplicably – grant even the darkest of wishes, the kind of wishes that should never come true.”  — Goodreads

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After Dark

 

“Rolling Hills is a boring, little hick town…until sundown.” – Kirkus

 

 

 

 

“At the end of tenth grade, slacker prankster Charlie Harker is on the verge of getting kicked out of his exclusive boarding school. He is ready to lay on a beach all summer, so imagine his chagrin when his recently divorced mom whisks him off to Rolling Hills instead, where they will be converting a cobwebby old house into a B&B. Charlie is already in a bad mood when notoriously paranoid local kid Miles Van Helsing shows up and starts babbling about paranormal activity and humanoid creatures, but soon the clues are hard to ignore. In a snarky voice Charlie narrates his adventures with Miles as they uncover secrets about the weird goings-on but also the whole town of Rolling Hills. Die-hard horror fans will delight in shout-outs to horror classics.”  – Destiny

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Help for the Haunted

 

“Dazzling…a novel both frightening and beautiful.” – Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl

 

 

 

 

“The Masons were demonologists who advertised their services as help for the haunted. But the one who is truly haunted in Searles’ third novel is their 14 year-old daughter, Sylvie, who witnessed her parents’ murders in a church on a bitterly cold evening. Now, a year later, as the case is coming up for trial, she is under pressure from the police because the troubled client she ID’d as her parents’ killer has produced an airtight alibi. Bullied at school and ignored by her older sister, who is now her legal guardian, supersmart, intrepid Sylvie is determined to figure out just what happened on that fateful night, and her search leads to some very surprising answers.” – Destiny

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Bellweather Rhapsody

“Funny and exuberant, twisty and captivating… For its darkness and its glee, I loved this novel.” -Robin Sloan author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore

 

 

 

 

 

“Twelve-year-old Minney Graves is not happy. Not only is she forced to be a bridesmaid at her sister’s wedding but also her feet hurt and her dress itches. But there’s worse to come. Before the day is out, she will witness a murder-suicide. Flash-forward 15 years to the anniversary of the fatal incident and Minney returns to the scene of the crime, the gracious old Bellweather Hotel. It’s a special weekend: the annual statewide music conference is being held there, which has brought teen twins Rabbit (real name Bert) and Alice Hatmaker to participate in the event. Also present is the eccentric Scottish conductor Fisher Brodie and the truly vile Viola Fabian, who is heading the conference. Before you can say plot point, Viola’s daughter, jill, has vanished – after apparently committing suicide (it’s complicated). Whodunit? Well, it could be any of the above or perhaps the twins’ chaperone, Natalie Wilson, or even Harold Hastings, the hotel’s elderly concierge.” – Destiny

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I am Malala

 

“The girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

“When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to and education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank-range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

I am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

I am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world”      – Book jacket

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Broken Circle

 

“For fifteen-year-old Adam Jones, inheriting the family business is more than a rotten hand. It’s downright skeletal.”

 

 

 

 

“Adam wants nothing more than to be a normal teen. But: his mother died when he was only four. His father is an assassin, a voodoo god, the reincarnation of Buddha – or something even stranger. And his grandfather insists that people are out to kill the entire family. But maybe Grandpa’s not all that nuts. You see, Adam is set to collide with a world that hovers between life and death, where entities charged with shepherding souls of the dead compete to control lucrative territories known as Limbo. Some nightmares are real. Psychopomps walk the earth. So much for normal.”    -Follett Destiny

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