Christina Callison is a Library Associate and works at the reference desks and in reader’s advisory. She is responsible for the horror genre but also works in other genres including mysteries and fantasies. Christina is part of the Collectibles Neighborhood team.
Catherine was once outgoing and carefree, but after she met her boyfriend, Lee, everything changed. Lee was good looking and charming and seemed like the ideal boyfriend but after a few months there were signs that something was wrong as the violence and control escalated into a final ordeal of torture.
Move ahead three years later, Lee is in prison and Catherine is trapped in her own apartment for hours on end because of her fear and obsessions. In spite of her difficulties, Catherine has begun to move on with her life, and then she finds out that Lee…
Over the years Harold and his wife, Maureen, have grown apart almost to the point of forgetting when they met and fell in love. Now in Harold’s retirement, their lives have taken on a mundane routine of two people living together but emotionally apart when suddenly Harold receives a letter from Queenie who is dying in a hospice over six hundred miles away. Breaking with common sense and in a spur of the moment decision Harold takes off and decides to walk the hundreds of miles to see Queenie before she dies because he has come to believe that as long as he walks Queenie will live.
Eddie LaCrosse is a sword for hire, however it isn’t his sword fighting that pays the bills but his skills at detection. He’s a man that can’t be bought, and yet Eddie is filled with guilt from a mistake that has marked him for life and sent him from his homeland. Eddie never expected to return to his homeland until an urgent request for help arrives.
PI Jack Reilly is short on cash so when Bucky, a friend of Jack’s incarcerated brother, wants to meet with the investigator Jack goes against his better judgment and agrees. Unfortunately, Jack made the wrong decision because Bucky is a blackmailer and wants Jack to be the backup for the information so the victim of the blackmail couldn’t just kill Bucky and have the information die with Bucky. Jack doesn’t want anything to do with it, but it’s too late – Bucky gets murdered and the information is on its way to Jack.
DK publishing is famous for books filled with great photographs and concise explanations especially in their Eyewitness series, and now they have undertaken concepts in The Philosophy Book and The Psychology Book where big ideas are simply explained.
Inspector Little was found in a trunk murdered with his eyes and mouth sewn shut. It’s a grisly scene, but that doesn’t compare to Jack the Ripper’s killings that have just recently ended. With a city still on edge, Inspector Walter Day with only a week on the job is assigned to the case, and he gets help from an unlikely place: Dr. Bernard Kingsley who is not officially a part of Scotland Yard but a part of the new science of forensic pathology.
A sadistic serial killer, Homer Gibbon, was executed for his crimes, but Homer didn’t stay dead. The prison doctor wants Homer to suffer so the doctor injects Homer with a drug that would keep his mind alive. Homer would be buried and later would regain consciousness and then die in a nightmare deep in the ground, but instead his body was sent elsewhere and not immediately buried. In a small town in Pennsylvania, Homer woke up very hungry.
It’s 1937 and a parent’s worst nightmare comes true in Peking when the mutilated body of a British teenager, Pamela Werner, is found. The city is already on edge as Japan prepares to take over. Peking has also been in decline and has become a mix of refugees, brothels, opium dens, and the last of the foreigners and diplomats. Scandal and corruption is rampant.
Delilah is a brute, and Jake Sullivan is a heavy, and he’s supposed to help arrest her for the FBI. The FBI needs Jake to counter her power since they’re both actives and have magical powers- as a brute she can increase her strength and as a heavy Jake can change gravitational pull. Most non-magical people don’t trust actives, but Jake discovers that the FBI has been lying to him.
Conway Sax has been a lot of things from an expert auto mechanic to a race car driver and finally an ex-con. One thing that hasn’t changed about Conway is his loyalty, especially to the Barnburners, an Alcoholics Anonymous group that saved Conway’s life. So when Barnburner member Tander Phigg needs help getting his car back from a mechanic, Conway is there. Unfortunately, before Conway can get the car back Tander is murdered.
At over 500 pounds, Arthur Opp has not left his house in many years and his life has been one of solitude until he receives a phone call from Charlene. He hasn’t seen her in almost twenty years but in those years they had written each other. For Arthur, this is his most important relationship, while Charlene she needs help …