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IMPERFECT JUSTICE : PROSECUTING CASEY ANTHONY Ashton, Jeff

Ashton, part of the prosecution team for the Casey Anthony trial, details the day-to-day investigation, describes how the prosecution built their case, and explains how a woman whom many (including Ashton) still believe is complicit in the death of her daughter, Kaylee, could have been acquitted.


IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS : LOVE, TERROR, AND AN AMERICAN FAMILY IN HITLER'S BERLIN Larson, Erik

William E. Dodd surprised everyone when he became America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in 1933. He had no choice but to associate with key figures in the Nazi party. Meanwhile his daughter, Martha, was bedding one after another. Then the bloody 'Night of the Long Knives' shattered their illusions about Hitler's true character. This chronicles their perspective on events as they unfolded.


IS EVERYONE HANGING OUT WITHOUT ME? : AND OTHER CONCERNS Kaling, Mindy

Emmy-nominated writer and actress Mindy Kaling is a keen observer of life, romance, and pop culture. Now she shares her observations, fears, and opinions on a wide-range of topics from her favorite types of guys, to her hatred of dieting, to her feelings on being a mom.


NEW NEW RULES : A FUNNY LOOK AT HOW EVERYBODY BUT ME HAS THEIR HEAD UP THEIR ASS Maher, Bill

Comedian and political satirist Maher is back with a series of hilarious, incisive rants on current events and the world around us, as well as the world where Republicans and Charlie Sheen roam free. Naturally, you know he has something to say about characters on the political scene, like Christine O'Donnell.


Fiction

ARCHON : THE BOOKS OF RAZIEL Benulis, Sabrina

Angels haunt Angela's thoughts by day and seduce her dreams by night. Just released from a mental institution after two years, she hopes to find a normal life at the Vatican's university, the West Wood Academy, even though she's no ordinary human. She's a blood head--the possible fulfillment of a prophecy of death and destruction. Everything hinges on who finds a secret tome from a lost archangel.


BREAKDOWN Paretsky, Sara

Carmilla is quite the popular shape-shifting raven. But when a cemetery initiation turns up the corpse of a man who looks like he's been killed by a vampire, V. I. Warshawski must sort out the bizarre pieces to the deadly puzzle.


EXPLOSIVE EIGHTEEN Evanovich, Janet

New Jersey Bounty Hunter Stephanie Plum and the gang from the Burg are back in an action-packed adventure.


FIREBIRD McDevitt, Jack

Forty-one years ago, renowned physicist Chris Robin vanished after earning accolades and enemies for his theories about the existence of alternate universes. Upon further investigation by Alex Benedict and Chas Kolpath, they discovered Robin had several interstellar yachts outside the planetary system that had also vanished. Their investigation takes them to a long-dead world and a massive, dangerous, dust cloud.


HOME FRONT Hannah, Kristin

Although Michael and Joleen Zarkades have been married for 12 years, have solid careers, and two children, theirs is a union teetering on the edge of divorce. Then the Iraq war begins and an unexpected deployment sends one into harm's way where a horrific event causes each to face their darkest fear and fight for the future of their family.


KBL : KILL BIN LADEN Weisman, John

Weisman goes beyond the news with this novelization of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden based on real events. He takes readers into the boots of the warriors who hunted and killed the terrorist leader, the men and women who sent them, and the anonymous intelligence operatives who made it possible. He depicts secret meetings, political rivalries, and life- or-death decisions.


LUNATICS Barry, Dave & Zweibel, Alan

Philip Horkman is happy as a pet store owner and a weekend referee for kids' soccer. Jeffrey Peckerman thinks he's the sole sane person in the world, and he's having a bad day. These two are about to collide in a series of events that will send them running for their lives, pursued by everyone from police to a man dressed up as Chuck E. Cheese.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION Barbieri, Maggie

College English professor and occasional detective Alison Bergeron must take on the role of women's basketball coach when a heart attack kills the coach during a game. Meanwhile, Alison's husband is leaving homicide only to work undercover. Alison suspects the coach was murdered, and soon the two investigations lead husband and wife to each other.


ROAM : A NOVEL Lazar, Alan

Nelson is a mutt--the accidental mating of a pedigree beagle and a pedigree poodle. Still, he's a happy dog who soon finds his way into a happy home. His beagle sense of smell gets him in trouble the day he follows a scent and gets lost for eight years. This follows Nelson's roaming across thousands of miles of America and the adventures he has along the way.


TALK SHOW MURDERS : A BILLY BLESSING NOVEL Roker, Al & Lochte, Dick

Billy Blessing, a successful restaurant owner and former TV show host, was once known as Billy Blanchard--a con man. He served a year in prison and now thinks he's left his past behind. But it comes lurking back when a former cop tries to blackmail him and a cohort from his past is found dead. Billy must figure out how to clear his name once and for all.


UNTIL THY WRATH BE PAST Larsson, Asa & Thompson, Laurie

As spring thaws the ice of the River Thorne in Sweden, it reveals the body of a young woman. Rebecka Martinsson, a prosecutor in nearby Karuna, wonders if it was the spirit of that same young woman who had been haunting her dreams. Teaming up with Police Inspector Anna-Maria Melia, they investigate, hoping to find a murderer who will surely kill again if not stopped.


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