Books added to the library in week ending 18th October, 2014

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For Children and Young Adults

AuthorTitleGenre & DescriptionLink
Andrew Hammond
Crypt: Guardian's Reckoning
Teenage Fiction - Jud Lester is the Covert Response Youth Paranormal Team’s star agent. When the police are unable to solve a crime, they call in CRYPT. But with four deadly and dangerous missions behind them, can Jud and the team get to the bottom of yet another mystery?

Mary Finch
The Princess of the Springs
Children's Fiction - Brazilian Folktale: Traditional Brazilian story brought to life against lush rainforest background. Tale spans three generations, and celebrates both family bonds and strong women.
Jamila GavinBlackberry Blue and other Fairy TalesChildren's Fiction - Prepare to enter a world of magicians, enchanted forests, talking animals and wicked witches. Here are six magical stories to thrill and enchant you. Watch Blackberry Blue rise from the bramble patch; follow Emeka the pathfinder on his mission to save a lost king; join Princess Desire as she gallops across the Milky Way on her jet-black horse.
Sara ShephardThe PerfectionistsTeenage Fiction - High school senior Nolan Hotchkiss is one of those lucky kids - handsome, rich, living a charmed life - despite the fact that he’s a self-centred bully who treats everyone around him like dirt. Still, no one can touch Nolan, no one would try. Until now. There are five girls at school with Nolan who each have a very good reason to end his reign of terror.
Malachy DoylePete and the Five-a-Side VampiresFiction - Pete and his faithful companion, Blob the Basset Hound, love to go a-wandering in the pitch-dark night. But they get more than they bargain for when they stumble across a van-load of vampires, a weirdness of werewolves, a herd of horrible hell-hounds, a bangity-banging bwca and finally end up at the most frightful fancy dress party in history.
Peter HepplewhiteGreatest Warriors: Roman SoldiersNon-Fiction (History Military Romans)     - Explore the world of some of the toughest, scariest, and most fearsome fighters. Facts and stats on training, weapons and fighting styles will tell you everything you want to know about our greatest warriors!
Alex WoolfKiller SpidersNon-Fiction (Biology Natural History) - Catching prey in sticky webs, trapdoors and even fishing are spider specialities! All spiders have to hunt and kill prey to stay alive but which animals will they hunt and eat?

Adult Fiction

AuthorTitleGenre & DescriptionLink
 Georgie LeeThe Courtesan's Book of Secrets
Mills & Boon historical romance.
Lyndsay FayeThe Gods of GothamHistorical Fiction - 1845, New York: Timothy Wilde hadn’t wanted to be a police star. On his way home from the Tombs defeated and disgusted, he is planning his resignation, when a girl who has escaped from a brothel, crashes into him, covered in blood. Searching out the truth in the child’s stories, he finds himself on the trail of a killer.
Amanda ProwseA Little LoveLarge Print / Relationships - Pru Plum, owner of the famous Mayfair bakery, is not the confident successful businesswoman she appears. She has done shameful things to get where she is and will do anything to protect the secrets of her past - especially when, for the first time in her life, she has finally fallen in love.
Colleen McColloughBittersweetLarge Print / Nurses Fiction - The four Latimer sisters are famous throughout New South Wales for their beauty, wit and ambition. They have always been close; always there for each other. They thought this would never change. But then they left home to train as nurses, swapping the feather beds of their townhouse for the spartan bunks of nursing accommodation. And now, as the Depression casts its shadow across Australia, they must confront their own desires as the world changes around them. Will they find the independence they crave? Or is life - like love - always bittersweet?
Harlan CobenFoundCrime / Mystery - It’s been eight months since Mickey Bolitar witnessed the tragic death of his father. Eight months of lies, dark secrets and unanswered questions. While he desperately wants answers, Mickey’s sophomore year of high school brings on a whole new set of troubles. Spoon is in hospital, Rachel won’t tell him where he stands ...

Adult Non-Fiction

AuthorTitleGenre & DescriptionLink
 George 'Johnny' JohnsonThe Last Dambuster Biography / Military History / Second World War - Johnny Johnson is 92 years old and one of very few men who can recall first-hand the most daring and ingenious air raid of all time. On 16th May 1943, Johnny, alongside 132 specially selected comrades, took off from Scampton airbase in Lincolnshire. For six weeks they had been trained to fulfil one mission that was near impossible: to destroy three.