An innocent discovery on the beach in Sea Haven leads John Ceepak, a cop with an unshakeable code of honor, and his rookie partner, Danny Boyle, into the hunt for a long-dormant serial killer. Join author Chris Grabenstein in Whack a Mole, the third mystery of his Jersey Shore series.
Nine years after her stepfather is found dead in the bathtub, Ismay still thinks of that terrible day. Award-winning author, Ruth Rendell, gives readers a tautly paced, richly drawn novel of suspense and psychological intrigue in The Water's Lovely. Rendell is the author of Thirteen Steps Down and The Rottweiler.
The rugged Cat Mesa country north of the village of Posadas is hosting the first annual cyclo-cross bicycle race. Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman has her hands full with her personal life and a tragedy that doesn't look like an accident on the day of the race. Author Steven F. Havill brings back the scenic area of Posada County, NM, in an entertaining mystery, Final Payment.
In a change of scenery try author Mary Daheim's latest mystery set in a picturesque logging town in the foothills of Washington's Cascade Mountains. A formal obituary is sent to the local Alpine, WA, newspaper for Elmer Nystrom, before he is found dead. The rumors fly in Daheim's 19th novel, The Alpine Scandal.
DearReader.com Book Club
The DearReader.com Book Club offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book runs for five days, Monday through Friday. Some genres offer selections every other week. Check out this service by registering at the library's Web site, http://vpl.sdln.net, and clicking on the book club icon. Online patrons can find the club at www.supportlibrary.com/su/su.cfm?x=470596. The following selections for the week of Aug. 6, are:
Audio Book: No selection for this week.
Business: Covert Persuasion, by Kevin Hogan and James Speakman.
Fiction: The Time It Takes To Fall, by Margaret Lazarus Dean.
Good News: A Hearth in Candlewood, by Delia Parr.
Horror: No selection for this week.
Mystery: Remains to Be Scene, by P.T. Jordan.
Non-fiction: Spy Handler, by Victor Cherkashin with Gregory Feifer.
Pre-pub: No selection for this week.
Romance: A Babe in Ghostland, by Lisa Cach.
Science Fiction: No selection for this week.
Teen: Finding Stinko, by Michael de Guzman.