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Check It Out by Anne Marshsall New Adult Mystery

Temple Barr is a sharp and sassy public relations ace in Las Vegas whose life is finally taking a turn for the better. Carole Nelson Douglas has brought her fans another great murder mystery complete with the legendary sleuth in a fur coat, Louis, in Cat in an Orange Twist.

For the Stella Whitelaw fans, here is the fifth book in her series featuring the unique and eccentric P.I., Jordan Lacey. Pick up Jest and Die to find out why Lacey is doing surveillance up a tree in the Denbury Court's beautiful hill-top garden.

Author Ed McBain has concocted a brilliant and intricate thriller about a master criminal who haunts the city with cryptic passages from Shakespeare. Detective Steve Carella must brush up on his literature to crack this case before someone gets hurt or something is stolen in Hark!

When Boulder, CO, math professor Jayne Smyers discovers each victim had been an expert in the mathematical field known as Fractal Geometry, she knows their deaths can't be a coincidence. In author Mark Cohen's intriguing brainteaser, former Marine JAG turned private eye Pepper Keane, is hired to find proof that all of the deaths are murders in The Fractal Murders.

Constable Evan Evans and his fianc�e are fixing up a beautiful shepherd's cottage in the mountains of Llanfair, Wales. But all is not as it seems when they find the body of a child buried in the front yard. Evan finds that if he can solve this decades old mystery then he might find a child missing in the present day. Investigate Rhys Bowen's new spellbinding novel, Evan's Gate.

An ex-cop with great instincts, Tony Valentine still catches crooks, but a very special breed of them. He nabs the hustlers who rob casinos, and then finds the fatal flaw that made the place a crime target. Follow Tony to the Micanopy Indian Reservation Casino in South Florida in James Swain's Sucker Bet.

At the foot of the Kollen Mountain lies an idyllic Norwegian village. But this town's tranquility is shattered forever when the naked body of a teenage girl is found by the lake at the mountain top. Inspector Sejer is called to investigate. In Karin Fossum's Don't Look Back the inspector finds layer upon layer of distrust and lies beneath the seemingly perfect fa�ade.

These mysteries can be located in the mystery section of the Adult New Book Shelves beyond the circulation desk. If your selection is checked out, please have our staff place it on hold for you.

Online Book Club

The Online Book Club Chapter-a-Day offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book will run five days (Monday-Friday), with a new book starting every Monday. Check out this service by registering at the library's Web site,, and clicking on the book club logo. The following selections are for the week of Aug. 16.

Audio Book: The Big Year, by Mark Obmascik.

Business: The Power of Intuition, by Gary Klein.

Fiction: Apprentice to the Flower Poet, by Debra Weinstein.

Good News: The Dead Don't Dance, by Charles Martin.

Horror: Dust of Eden, by Thomas Sullivan.

Mystery: An Unpardonable Crime, by Andrew Taylor.

Non-Fiction: Peninsula of Lies, by Edward Ball.

Pre-Pub: Tonight I Said Goodbye, by Michael Koryta.

Romance: Wild Rain, by Christine Feehan.

Science Fiction: First Rider's Call, by Kristen Britain.

Teen Book: Say Yes, by Audrey Couloumbis.

The Online Book Club would love to hear from the Vermillion Public Library patrons. Starting in July the upcoming book lists can be located at If you have any comments or suggestions concerning the Online Book Club or the new format, please send them your feedback at

Discover New Trails @ Your Library

The Vermillion Book Club meets every last Thursday of the month at the public library and is open to everyone free of charge with copies of the books available at the library. They will hold the next discussion on Aug. 26 for The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel, by Louise Murphy.

The book club invites you to visit with author Jerry Wilson on Sept. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library. Jerry is the author of The American Artery: A Pan American Journey.

The South Dakota Library Network is getting a new catalog system. We are in the process of shifting from PALS to a new program called Aleph. Please be patient with us as we learn the ins and outs of the new system. We will be teaching our patrons this new program at our next Family Night scheduled for September.

The Vermillion Public Library and the Vermillion Public Transit provide free transportation to the library. Readers of all ages may use this service by showing their library card to the driver and receive a free ride to or from the library.

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