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A Sporting Proposition by
Call Number: FIC Al247spo 1973 (closed shelf)
A wealthy Australian ranch owner's gift of a wild pony means young Scotty can finally ride the seven miles to and from school. But the pony gets away and is sheltered as unclaimed by a young girl who cannot walk. The treasured pony means freedom to both children, but can only belong to one.
Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by
Call Number: FIC Ar23not 1976 (closed shelf)
With nothing left to lose four strangers are about to come together-each expert in their own field. Their plan: find Harvey, shadow him, trap him, and penny-for-penny, destroy him. From the luxurious casinos of Monte Carlo to the high-stakes windows at Ascot to the bustling streets of Wall Street to fashionable London galleries, their own ingenious game has begun.
The Snow Tiger by
Call Number: FIC B1466sno 1975 (closed shelf)
A small mining company in New Zealand is devastated when the snow tiger (an avalanche) rips apart their entire township in a matter of minutes, killing 54 people. The tension in the courtroom mounts as each survivor gives his graphic account.
Hey Cowboy, Wanna Get Lucky? by
Call Number: FIC B5611hey 1994 (closed shelf)
America's favorite cowboy poet, NPR commentator, and "former large animal veterinarian" delights readers with a rip-roaring tale of today's Wild West, ruminating on such topics as the existence of second-rate guardian angels and the signifcance of the slow dance.
Red Sky at Morning by
Call Number: FIC B7278red 1986 (closed shelf)
The classic coming-of-age story set during World War II about the enduring spirit of youth and the values in life that count.
Parts Unknown by
Call Number: FIC B9377par 1990 (closed shelf)
The second Devlin Kirk mystery ( Suicide Season ) from the author of the Gabe Wager series involves the Denver PI with a biker gang, a series of missing illegal immigrants and a graphically described business in organ transplants.
My Antonia by
Set in Nebraska in the late 19th century, this tale of the spirited daughter of a Bohemian immigrant family planning to farm on the untamed land.
O Pioneers! by
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The story of the young Alexandra Bergson, whose dying father leaves her in charge of the family and of the lands they have struggled to farm. Evoking the harsh grandeur of the prairie, this landmark of American fiction unfurls a saga of love, greed, murder, failed dreams, and hard-won triumph.
Call Number: FIC C5473dec 1992 (closed shelf)
When P.I. Regan Reilly attends a class reunion in England, the long-dead body of her former roommate turns up. Clues to the mystery follow Regan as she sails home--and into the hands of a killer.
Let Me Call You Sweetheart by
Call Number: FIC C5488let 1995 (closed shelf)
A visit to a prominent New York plastic surgeon with her daughter leads Kerry McGrath, a New Jersey municipal court judge and former district attorney, on a quest to find a killer, before a man she had once helped convict of murder dies for a crime he did not commit.
Loves Music, Loves to Dance by
Call Number: FIC C5488lov 1991 (closed shelf)
Erin and Darcy aren't the kind of girls who normally answer personal ads. Young, successful and thrilled with life in the big city, the best friends are ready to enjoy all the romance and glamour that New York has to offer. But when two women agree as a lark to answer personal ads to help a film-maker friend in her research, the glittering city turns deadly. Devastated by her friend's tragic death, Darcy begins a treacherous dating game hoping to find Erin's killer.
Moonlight Becomes You by
Call Number: FIC C5488moo 1996 (closed shelf)
Maggie Holloway, a fashion photographer, goes to visit a woman who had once been her stepmother, but when she arrives, the woman is dead, the victim of a violent robbery. Maggie is stunned when she learns that she's the beneficiary of the will - and even more stunned when she recognizes a pattern of murder in Newport society that will lead the killer straight to her.
Call Number: FIC C5488sti 1984 (closed shelf
Top investigative journalist Pat Traymore is in Washington, finding out all she can about the woman tipped to become the first female Vice-President. But she is also trying to exorcise painful childhood memories by visiting her old family home.
The Ox-Bow Incident by
Call Number: FIC C5498ox 1992 (open shelf)
A realistic portrait of frontier life and mob violence in the American West. It focuses on the lynching of three innocent men and the tragedy that ensues when law and order are abandoned. The result is an emotionally powerful, vivid, and unforgettable Western novel.
Prizzi's Money by
After discovering that her husband and the Prizzis have double-crossed her in a plot for ransom, Julia plans to outsmart the Prizzis and walks with their money using her beauty and wit.
Body Farm by
When an eleven-year-old girl is found murdered, Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Virginia, gets another chance at stopping one of the most heartless and horrifying serial killers of her career: the demented Temple Gault.
From Potter's Field by
Call Number: FIC C8166fro 1995 (closed shelf)
Upon examining a dead woman found in snowbound Central Park, Scarpetta immediately recognizes the grisly work of Temple Brooks Gault. She soon realizes that Gault's murders are but a violent chain leading up to one ultimate kill—Scarpetta herself.
Post Mortem by
Call Number: FIC C8166pos (closed shelf)
Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman.
The Andromeda Strain by
Call Number: FIC C8676and 1969 (closed shelf)
Four American scientists are summoned under conditions of total news blackout and utmost urgency to Wildfire's secret laboratory five stories beneath the Nevada desert. There -- surrounded by banks of the most sophisticated computer-assisted equipment, and sealed off from the outside world except for a telecommunications link with the national security apparatus -- they work against the threat of a worldwide epidemic to find an antidote to the unknown microorganism that has inexplicably killed all but two inhabitants.
The Terminal Man by
Call Number: FIC C8676ter (closed shelf)
Hearry Benson suffers from violent seizures. When he becomes part of an experimental program that sends electrodes to his brain to calm him, he is in recovery. Until he discovers how to get those soothing pulses more frequently, and then escapes the hopsital--on a murderous rampage with a deadly agenda.
Call Number: FIC D3784mar 2006 (closed shelf)
The earliest novel ever written about an urban Latina finding her way in the mean streets of L.A. This is a novel written about Latino youth living in the barrio. A personal tale of a young Chicana, making her way in turbulent times. It is a thoughtful and sometimes violent story about coming of age in the heart of the barrio, discovering one's self in the midst of chaos and trying to make sense of a troubled life.
Call Number: FIC D559d 1991 (closed shelf)
The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.
The Silver Lady by
Call Number: This title is not in the Reedley College Library's collection
Book synopsis not available
Call Number: FIC F8473bol 1987 (open shelf)
Kit Fielding will do whatever it takes to stop the killing of racehorses. Not an easy task considering that the woman he adores is leaving him, an international arms dealer is threatening him, and Kit's nemesis has plans to knock him off the track—and plant him under it.
Break In by
Call Number: FIC F847br 1986 (closed shelf)
A jockey and family are the targets of some unfounded slurs in a gossip column in this mystery.
Call Number: FIC F8473ref 1981 (closed shelf)
Longtime jockey Philip Nore suspects that a racetrack photographer's fatal accident was really murder--and unravels some nasty secrets of corruption, blackmail, and murder.
Bloody Shame by
Call Number: FIC G1651sha 1997 (closed shelf)
With her acclaimed debut mystery Bloody Waters, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera introduced Cuban-born PI Lupe Solano, "a woman to be reckoned with on the mystery scene" (New York Newsday). Now the sexy Miami sleuth returns, with a case that strikes dangerously close to home: the investigation of a suspicious car accident that killed her closest childhood friend.
Bloody Waters by
Call Number: FIC G1651blo 1996 (closed shelf)
Young private investigator Lupe Solano struggles to find the birth mother of an illegally adopted baby who needs a transplant. But before her search yields any answers, a murder occurs.
Charms for the Easy Life by
Call Number: FIC G3528cha 1993 (closed shelf)
A story about three curious women from the backwoods of North Carolina. Folk healer Charlie Kate; her daughter, Sophia; and granddaughter, Margaret, share the stories of their lives together from the turn of the century through the 1940s. Fleming voices the soulful humor and gumption of these free-thinking, strong-will women. This is a story of mother/daughter relationships, love, daring, and persevering in a time and place when resourcefulness was a necessity.
July's People by
Call Number: FIC G652j 1982 (closed shelf)
For years, it had been what is called a “deteriorating situation.” Now all over South Africa the cities are battlegrounds. The members of the Smales family—liberal whites—are rescued from the terror by their servant, July, who leads them to refuge in his village. What happens to the Smaleses and to July—the shifts in character and relationships—gives us an unforgettable look into the terrifying, tacit understandings and misunderstandings between blacks and whites.
My Son's Story by
Call Number: FIC G652my 1990 (closed shelf)
Publication Date: 1990-10-10
Will, the narrator of this powerfully charged novel, discovers that his father, a political activist and local hero in their South African town, has become involved with a white woman. Wrenching, passionate, deeply resonant, My Son's Story evokes the inexorable yoking of the personal life and politics with uniquely moving force.
Thursday's Children by
Call Number: FIC G5419thu (closed shelf)
Publication Date: 1987-04-01
A boy discovers he has talent at ballet but hides it from his father and brothers.
A Is for Alibi by
Call Number: FIC G759a 1982 (closed shelf)
Take it from the top in # 1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton's knockout thriller that introduced detective Kinsey Millhone - and a hot new attitude - to crime fiction... A IS FOR AVENGER A tough-talking former cop, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has set up a modest detective agency in a quiet corner of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few personal possessions and fewer personal attachments, she's got a soft spot for underdogs and lost causes. A IS FOR ACCUSED That's why she draws desperate clients like Nikki Fife. Eight years ago, she was convicted of killing her philandering husband. Now she's out on parole and needs Kinsey's help to find the real killer. But after all this time, clearing Nikki's bad name won't be easy. A IS FOR ALIBI If there's one thing that makes Kinsey Millhone feel alive, it's playing on the edge. When her investigation turns up a second corpse, more suspects, and a new reason to kill, Kinsey discovers that the edge is closer - and sharper - than she imagined.
B Is for Burglar by
Call Number: FIC G759b 1985 (closed shelf)
Finding wealthy Elaine Boldt seems like a quickie case to Kinsey Millhone. The flashy widow was last seen wearing a $12,000 lynx coat, leaving her condo in Santa Teresa for her condo in Boca Raton. But somewhere in between, she vanished. Kinsey's case goes from puzzling to sinister when a house is torched, an apartment is burgled of worthless papers, the lynx coat comes back without Elaine, and her bridge partner is found dead. Soon Kinsey's clues begin to form a capital M-not for missing, but for murder: and plenty of it.
D Is for Deadbeat by
Call Number: FIC G759d 1987 (closed shelf)
The client came to Kinsey Millhone with an easy job -- just deliver $25,000 to a fifteen-year-old kid. A little odd, and a little too easy, but Kinsey took Alvin Limardo's retainer check anyway. It turned out to be as phony as he was. In real life, his name was John Daggett, a chronic drunk with a record as long as your arm and a reputation for sleazy deals. But he wasn't just a deadbeat. By the time Kinsey caught up with him, he was a dead body -- with a whole host of people who were delighted to hear the news. But how do you make a stiff pay up what he owes you?
J Is for Judgment by
Call Number: FIC G759j 1993 (closed shelf)
Wendell Jaffe has been dead for five years--until his former insurance agent spots him in a dusty resort bar. Now California Fidelity wants Kinsey Millhone to track down the dead man. Just two months before, his widow collected on Jaffe's $500,000 life insurance policy--her only legacy since Jaffe went overboard, bankrupt and about to be indicted for his fraudulent real estate schemes. As Kinsey pushes deeper into the mystery surrounding Wendell Jaffe's pseudocide, she explores her own past, discovering that in family matters, as in crime, sometimes it's better to reserve judgment.
K Is for Killer by
Call Number: FIC G759kil 1994 (closed shelf)
Lorna Kepler was beautiful and willful, a loner who couldn't resist flirting with danger. Her death had raised a host of tough questions. The cops suspected homicide, but they could find neither motive nor suspect. Even the means were mysterious: Lorna's body was so badly decomposed when it was discovered that they couldn't be certain she hadn't died of natural causes. In the way of overworked cops everywhere, the case was gradually shifted to the back burner and became another unsolved file.Only Lorna's mother kept it alive, consumed by the certainty that somebody out there had gotten away with murder.
S Is for Silence by
Call Number: FIC G759sil 2005 (closed shelf)
Thirty-four years ago, Violet Sullivan put on her party finery and left for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. She was never seen again. In the small California town of Serena Station, tongues wagged. Some said she'd run off with a lover. Some said she was murdered by her husband. But for the not-quite-seven-year-old daughter Daisy she left behind, Violet's absence has never been explained or forgotten. Now, thirty-four years later, she wants the solace of closure.
Ordinary People by
Call Number: FIC G938ord 1982 (closed shelf)
The Novel that Inspired Robert Redford's Oscar Winning Film starring Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler Moore In Ordinary People, Judith Guest's remarkable first novel, the Jarrets are a typical American family. Calvin is a determined, successful provider and Beth an organized, efficient wife. They had two sons, Conrad and Buck, but now they have one. In this memorable, moving novel, Judith Guest takes the reader into their lives to share their misunderstandings, pain...and ultimate healing. Judith Guest is the author of six novels, including Ordinary People, Errands, and the Tarnished Eye.
The Big Sky by
Call Number: FIC G9841big (open shelf)
A novel set in the American West introduces Boone Caudill, Jim Deakins, and Dick Summers: traveling the Missouri River from St. Louis to the Rockies. These frontiersmen live as trappers, traders, guides, and explorers. The story centers on Caudill, a young Kentuckian driven by a raging hunger for life and a longing for the blue sky and brown earth of big, wild places. Caught up in the freedom and savagery of the wilderness, Caudill becomes an untamed mountain man, whom only the beautiful daughter of a Blackfoot chief dares to love.
A Farewell to Arms by
Call Number: FIC H373f 1957 (open shelf)
A Farewell to Arms is a story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. A story of love and pain, of loyalty and desertion.
Thunder Point by
Call Number: FIC H5354thu 1993 (closed shelf)
Thunder Point opens at the Fuhrer bunker in Berlin, the day before Adolf Hitler's suicide. He arranges to flee Germany. Sweeping from England to the Carribbean and back. Thunder Point brings together a remarkable set of heroes and villains. It is a complex, brilliantly executed story of high-explosive secrets, war and danger.
To Catch a King by
Call Number: FIC H5354to 1979 (closed shelf)
1940. Hitler's terrifying war machine will soon roll through England, and in its wake Hitler plans to enthrone puppet monarchs under Nazi control. For these roles he demands none other than the exiled Duke and Duchess of Windsor.Berlin. Brilliant SS officer Walter Schellenberg is ordered to "persuade" the Duke and Duchess to the Nazi cause. But when Shellenberg impulsively aids the escape of beautiful Jewish nightclub singer Hannah Winter, he plunges them both into a dark arena of intrigue and betrayal. Hunted by ruthless Gestapo agents, chased through the deadly underground from Berlin to Madrid to Lisbon, they are racing on a collision course with their own loyalties - and the fate of all England.
Coyote Waits by
Call Number: FIC H557c 1990 (closed shelf)
The car fire didn't kill Navajo Tribal Policeman Delbert Nez-a bullet did. And the old man in possession of the murder weapon is a whiskey-soaked shaman named Ashie Pinto. Officer Jim Chee is devastated by the slaying of his good friend Del, and confounded by the prime suspect's refusal to utter a single word of confession or denial. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn believes there is much more to this outrage than what appears on the surface, as he and Jim Chee set out to unravel a complex weave of greed and death that involves a historical find and a lost fortune.
Dance Hall of the Dead by
Call Number: FIC H557da (closed shelf)
Two young boys suddenly disappear. One of them, a Zuni, leaves a pool of blood behind. Lt. Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police tracks the brutal killer. Three things complicate the search: an archeological dig, a steel hypodermic needle, and the strange laws of the Zuni. Compelling, terrifying, and highly suspenseful, "Dance Hall of the Dead" never relents from first page til last.
The Dark Wind by
Call Number: FIC H557dar 1990 (closed shelf)
Publication Date: 1990-01-25
The corpse had been "scalped," its palms and soles removed after death. Sergeant Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police knows immediately he will have his hands full with this case-a certainty that is supported by the disturbing occurrences to follow. A mysterious nighttime plane crash, a vanishing shipment of cocaine, and a bizarre attack on a windmill only intensify Chee's fears. A dark and very ill wind is blowing through the Southwestern desert, a gale driven by Navajo sorcery and white man's greed. And it will sweep away everything unless Chee can somehow change the weather.
Hunting Badger by
Call Number: FIC H557h 1999 (closed shelf)
Navajo tribal police officers Joe Leaphorn (ret.) and Jim Chee are united again, this time in an effort to catch heavily armed right-wing militiamen who robbed an Indian casino and who may or may not be involved in a previous mishandled manhunt. Navajo and Ute myths and history are successfully woven into a modern mystery.
Talking God by
Call Number: FIC H557t 1989 (closed shelf)
Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee are reunited in this spellbinding, intricately woven novel about a conflict over valuable ancient ceremonial masks. Once again, a master storyteller weaves a spellbinding tale, evoking the striking beauty of the Southwest and the Navajo people.
Sacred Clowns by
Call Number: FIC H557sa 1993 (closed shelf)
Officer Jim Chee is making little headway in finding a Pueblo teenager who's gone missing from his boarding school, and feels resentment at being asked to play truant officer by his new boss, Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn.
The Fallen Man by
Call Number: FIC H557f 1996 (closed shelf)
Human bones lie on a ledge under the top of Shiprock Peak, the remains of a murder victim undisturbed for more than a decade. Three hundred miles across the Navajo reservation, a harmless old canyon guide is felled by a sniper's bullet. Joe Leaphorn, recently retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, believes the shooter and the skeleton are somehow connected and recalls a chilling puzzle he was previously unable to solve. But Acting Lieutenant Jim Chee is too busy to take any interest in a dusty cold case ... until the reborn violence of it hits much too close to home.
The Wailing Wind by
Call Number: FIC H557wa 2002 (closed shelf)
To Officer Bernadette Manuelito, the man curled up on the truck seat was just another drunk, which got Bernie in trouble for mishandling a crime scene, which got Sergeant Jim Chee in trouble with the FBI, which drew Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn out of retirement and back into the old "Golden Calf mine" homicide, a case which he had hoped to forget. Legends of the area's lost gold mines join the mountains and canyons of the Navajo Reservation as an important part of Hillerman's plot, but this tale turns on an obsessive love and the sound of a missing woman's voice in the wind wailing.
Annie John by
Call Number: FIC K573ann 1985 (closed shelf)
A classic coming-of-age story, the novel focuses on a universal, tragic, and often comic theme: the loss of childhood.
Call Number: FIC K573l 1990 (closed shelf)
Lucy, a teenage girl from the West Indies, comes to America to work as an au pair for a wealthy couple. She begins to notice cracks in their beautiful façade at the same time that the mysteries of own sexuality begin to unravel.
The Rosary Murders by
Call Number: FIC K546ros (closed shelf)
Priests and nuns are his targets. A plain black rosary entwined between the fingers of each victim is his calling card. The police don't have a clue, but Father Koesler sees a pattern -- a consuming religious obsession that can drive one man to serial murder. And to an unexpected and terrifying encounter inside the Father's own confessional.
Call No Man Father by
Call Number: FIC K546c 1995 (closed shelf)
An impending papal visit is wreaking havoc in Detroit. Rumors run rampant that the pope comes bearing a pronouncement on birth control that will rock devout Catholics to the very foundations of their faith, and Father Koesler can't help but get caught up in the religious controversy. But soon he'll be swept into the secular--and dangerous--business of protecting the pontiff's life. For among the throng of pilgrims lurks a host of predators: a devout man hopelessly twisted by grief, a washed-up reporter desperate to make headlines, and a faceless assassin within the pope's inner circle--all hell-bent on silencing His Holiness.
Call Number: FIC L194cat (closed shelf)
Ben Cowan and Bijah Catlow had been bound as friends since childhood. By the time they grew to manhood, Catlow had become a top cowhand with a wild streak. It took just one disastrous confrontation with a band of greedy ranchers to make him an outlaw. And when he crossed that line, it was up to U.S. Marshal Ben Cowan to bring him in alive--if only Catlow would give him the chance....
Dark Canyon by
Call Number: FIC L194dc (closed shelf)
Gaylord Riley set up a cattle range bordering Dark Canyon ... a tough stretch of country. Rustlers used it to drive stolen cattle across the mountains. Desperate men skulked in it when they were in trouble. It was a road for bandit raids.
Call Number: FIC L194sha (closed shelf)
He rode wild country with wilder men. He was a loner who owned nothing but his horse and saddle-and his guns.nbsp;nbsp;He was a man willing to gamble his life to get the woman he wanted... He was Shalako.
Beastly Things by
Call Number: FIC L5513bes 2012 (closed shelf)
When an unidentified murder victim winds up in a canal, Brunetti travels beyond his usual sphere to find the connection between the dead man and a local slaughterhouse.
Death in a Strange Country by
Call Number: FIC L5513ds 2005 (closed shelf)
Aggressively investigating an American's murder in tranquil Venice despite his superior's order to keep things clean and quiet, Commissario Guido Brunetti finds himself knee-deep in a toxic waste cover-up with political ties.
About Face by
Call Number: FIC L5513abo 2009 (closed shelf)
A socialite asks Guido Brunetti to investigate a murder that happened in the underworld surrounding southern Italy's garbage dumping grounds.
And Baby Will Fall by
Call Number: FIC L584a 1998 (closed shelf)
Again setting his latest novel in the city of Indianapolis, Lewin introduces a new protagonist, social worker Adele Buffington, whose problems range from office politics to an adoption racket to murder.
The Day of the Moon by
Call Number: FIC L6298day 1999 (closed shelf)
Early this century a Mexican wins a lot of money at cards, buys a ranch and enters the world of the upper class. To ensure acceptance he hides his part-Indian origin and hates himself for it.
In Search of Bernabe by
Call Number: FIC L6298in 1993 (closed shelf)
Tells the story of Luz Delcano's search for her son Bernabe, a priest-turned-guerrilla in the setting of Archbishop Romero's assassination and funeral.
Song of the Hummingbird by
Call Number: FIC L6298so 1996 (closed shelf)
From Aztec princess to slave and concubine, Hummingbird--or HuitzitzilAAn in her native Nahuatl--recounts her life during the Spanish conquest of Mexico to Father Benito, the priest who seeks to confess and convert her, to offer her an absolution she neither needs nor wants. Instead, she forces him to see the conquest, for the first time, through the eyes of the conquered.
How Green Was My Valley by
Call Number: FIC L7707how 1967 (open shelf)
Huw Morgan, about to leave home forever, reminisces about the golden days of his youth, when South Wales still prospered and coal dust had not yet blackened the valley. Llewellyn's characters fight, love, laugh, and cry, creating an indelible portrait of a people.
Bootlegger's Daughter by
Call Number: FIC M3473boo 1992 (closed shelf)
Deborah Knott, an attorney attempting to infiltrate the old boy network of tobacco country by running for district judge, is distracted from the race, and almost eliminated, when she finds new evidence to an old small-town murder.
Storm Track by
Call Number: FIC M3473sto 2000 (closed shelf)
Judge Deborah Knott blows the lid off a murder investigation with gale force winds in this newest entry in the award-winning series. As Hurricane Fran strikes the North Carolina coast, Judge Knott seeks clues to a motel murder and a determined killer finds a perfect time to strike again.
Up Jumps the Devil by
Call Number: FIC M3473up 1996 (closed shelf)
Judge Deborah Knott looks into the murder of Dallas Stancil and finds that several people could have something to do with his death now that his land is worth a fortune.
Winter's Child by
Call Number: FIC M3473win 2006 (closed shelf)
In the chilling 12th installment of this award-winning series, Judge Deborah Knotts new marriage will be tested as she and her new husband are drawn into an emotional hunt for his missing ex-wife and son.
All the Pretty Horses by
Call Number: FIC M1272all 1992 (closed shelf)
Cut off from the life of ranching he has come to love by his grandfather's death, John Grady Cole flees to Mexico, where he and his two companions embark on a rugged and cruelly idyllic adventure.
The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter by
Call Number: FIC M138han 1992 (closed shelf)
A minister's wife unravels the mystery of a family's murder-suicide in Appalachia.
The Rosewood Casket by
Call Number: FIC M138ros 1996 (closed shelf)
Four sons--a car salesman, a soldier, a naturalist and an actor--gather in Tennessee to build a coffin for their dying father. The novel describes their conflicts as they decide on the future of their farm, which has been in the family since 1790 and which a real estate developer wants to buy.
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by
Call Number: FIC M1392hea 1993 (closed shelf)
As they each attempt to overcome their loneliness, an adolescent girl, a boisterous reformer, and a Negro patriarch all look to Singer, a deaf mute, for some answer to what they want from life.
The Thorn Birds by
Call Number: FIC M1394tho (open shelf)
The story of the interwoven lives of the Cleary family of Australia, which covers fifty years and three generations.
Cinnamon Skin by
Call Number: FIC M1456cin 1982 (closed shelf)
When Travis McGee's friend Meyer lent his boat to his niece Norma, and her new husband Even, the boat exploded out in the waters of the Florida Keys. Travis McGee thinks it's no accident, and clues lead him to ponder possibilities of drugs and also to wonder where Evan was when his wife was killed....
A Deadly Shade of Gold by
Call Number: FIC M145ds 2013 (closed shelf)
Unlicensed Florida investigator and houseboat-resident Travis McGee sets out to avenge the death of an old friend, winds up in Mexico, and then L.A. and uncovers at least three plots too many, two of which involve Cuba and one of which involves a dead dog.
Dress Her in Indigo by
Call Number: FIC M1456dr 1969 (closed shelf)
A wealthy old man laid up in the hospital is desperate to understand the last months of his daughter's life before she was killed in a car crash in Mexico. It was puzzling. She'd cleaned out her considerable bank account, left Miami and hadn't been heard from again. Travis McGee ventures into the steep hills and strange backwoods of Oaxaca through a bizarre world of dropouts, drug freaks, and kinky rich people--and begins to suspect the beautiful girl's death was no accident.
The Empty Copper Sea by
Call Number: FIC M1456emp (closed shelf)
Van Harder, once a hard drinker, has found religion. But that doesn't keep folks from saying he murdered his employer, Hub Lawless, whose body hasn't been found. To clear his name, and cear up the mystery, Van asks friend-in-need Travis McGee to find out what really happened. What McGee finds is that Timber Bay is a toug h town to get a break in when you're a stranger asking questions. But what he also finds is that, dead or alive, Hub Lawless is worth a lot of money. Some are eager to get a piece of that action--and some are willing to take more than a piece out of anyone who gets in the way....
The Green Ripper by
Call Number: FIC M1456gre (closed shelf)
Beautiful girls always grace the Florida beaches, strolling, sailing, relaxing at the many parties on Travis McGee's houseboat, The Busted Flush. McGee was too smart--and had been around too long--for many of them to touch his heart. Now, however, there was Gretel. She had discovered the key to McGee--to all of him--and now he had something to hope for. Then, terribly, unexpectedly, she was dead. From a mysterious illness, or so they said. But McGee knew the truth, that Gretel had been murdered. And now he was out for blood..
The Bridges at Toko-Ri by
Call Number: FIC M58267bri (closed shelf)
A tale of the American men who fought the Korean War, detailing their exploits in the air as well as their lives on the ground. Young and innocent, they arrive in a place they have barely ever heard of, on a ship massive enough to carry planes and helicopters. Trained as professionals, they prepare for the rituals of war that countless men before them have endured, and face the same fears. They are American fighter pilots. Together they face an enemy they do not understand, knowing their only hope for survival is to win.
On the Beach by
Call Number: FIC Sh94on (open shelf)
A novel about the survivors of an atomic war, who face an inevitable end as radiation poisoning moves toward Australia from the North.
Take My Breath Away by
Call Number: FIC Ob67tak 1997 (open shelf)
Bearing a haunting resemblance to a long-dead Hawaiian princess, Kate McKenna is followed by a mysterious stranger who holds the answers to a curse that has been handed down in her family for generations and now threatens Kate.
Call Number: FIC P2283pla 1989 (closed shelf)
Spenser goes back to school--to investigate corruption in college town. Taft University's hottest basketball star is shaving points for quick cash. And if Spenser doesn't watch his own footwork, the guilty parties will shave a few years off his life...
Widow's Walk by
Call Number: FIC P2283wid 2002 (closed shelf)
One of Boston’s elite has been murdered. The accused is his new wife. She’s blonde, beautiful, and young. The jury’s going to hate her. With next-to-no alibi, and multi-million reasons to kill her husband, she needs the best defense money can buy. His name is Spenser, and he’d give anything to believe her.
Cry, the Beloved Country by
Call Number: FIC P2743cry 1987 (open shelf)
This is a tale of South Africa with a deep affection for the land and its people. A black country parson whose son is condemned to hang for the murder of a white man.
Ship of Fools by
Call Number: not available at Reedley, can be requested at Madera
The 48 first-class passengers and the 900 Spaniards in steerage on a passenger-freighter crossing from Mexico to Germany in 1931 are traveling on a voyage of life.
The Chosen by
Call Number: FIC P849cho 1992 (closed shelf)
Two jewish boys growing to manhood in Brooklyn discover that differences can strengthen friendship and understanding.
In the Beginning by
Call Number: FIC P849in (open shelf)
A gifted Jewish boy who becomes a Biblical scholar. From shortly after birth, in the 1920's, David Lurie is plagued by illnesses that prove to be emblematic of his growing up. He is bullied by bigger boys, haunted by the "accidents" that he brings upon others, safe only within his pious home. David's inner life, tortured with fears and bad dreams is followed through the Depression, which nearly ruins his family; through the late thirties and forties, as the news from Europe grows more and more dreadful; and into his budding years as a scholar.
My Name Is Asher Lev by
Call Number: FIC P849m (open shelf)
This novel traces the conflict that a sensitive Jewish boy experiences with his strict Orthodox beliefs.
Cross Creek by
Call Number: FIC R1992cro 1987 (open shelf)
From the daily labors of managing a seventy-two-acre orange grove to bouts with runaway pigs and a succession of unruly farmhands, Rawlings describes her life at the Creek with humor and spirit. Her tireless determination to overcome the challenges of her adopted home in the Florida back-country.
The Colditz Story by
Call Number: D805.G3 R35 1972 (open shelf stacks)
The Colditz Story is the tale of the British prisoners of war incarcerated in Oflag IV C, Colditz Castle, which was used to hold officers who had already attempted to escape from other camps by the Germans during the Second World War. Reid, as Escape Officer (co-coordinator of escape attempts) helped organized many escapes and was in an ideal position to document them.
Fire and Rain by
Call Number: FIC R5244fir 1990 (closed shelf)
An uncompromising, brutally realistic, disturbing,war novel set in Vietnam and told from the,perspective of a young black soldier.
Piece of Cake by
Call Number: FIC R5616pie 1984 (open shelf)
Vivid and unforgettable, this popular novel follows an RAF fighter squadron during the Battle for France and the Battle of Britain. These pilots are real human beings, not two-dimensional heroes. Unconvinced of the wisdom of their leaders, they concentrate only on staying alive and on forgetting their fears of being burned to death in their planes. Some turn to drink, some turn on their compatriots in order to survive, and others score a succession of aerial victories--while acting unforgivably on the ground.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by
Call Number: FIC Sm525tre 1976 (closed shelf)
A young girl from an impoverished family comes of age in Brooklyn at the turn of the twentieth-century.
Joy in the Morning by
Call Number: FIC Sm525joy 1976 (closed shelf)
The story of a young couple from Brooklyn who marry young, have little money, and face bitter parental opposition, but are determined to make something of their life together.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by
Call Number: FIC Sp261pri 1961 (closed shelf)
The elegantly styled classic story of a young, unorthodox teacher and her special--and ultimately dangerous--relationship with six of her students
The Light Between Oceans by
Call Number: FIC St319lig 2012 (closed shelf)
Tom Sherbourne takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day's journey from the coast. His wife also joins him. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, a boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby. Tom, wants to report the man and infant immediately. Isabel insists the baby is a "gift from God," and against Tom's judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.
Airs above the Ground by
Call Number: FIC St497air 1991 (open shelf)
Vanessa March never thought to look for her missing husband in Vienna -- until she saw him in a newsreelshot there at the scene of a deadly fire. But her hunt for answers only leads to more sinister questionsin a mysterious world of beautiful horses. And what waits for Vanessa in the shadowsis more terrifying thananything she has ever encountered.
Long Road Home by
Call Number: FIC T2179lon 1988 (closed shelf)
In this novel of a 1938 farm workers' strike in California's Central Valley, the desperate lives of the Robertson family, migrant Okies from Texas, intersect with that of villainous farmer and pilot Titus Wardlow.
Call Number: Not Held in RC Library
Publication Date: 2010-03-02
Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America, she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind. Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and when she least expects it, finds love. Tony, who loves the Dodgers and his big Italian family, slowly wins her over with patient charm. But just as Eilis begins to fall in love, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future.
The Sound of Summer Voices by
Call Number: FIC T796sou 1969 (closed shelf)
A twelve-year-old boy spends his time spying to find out the truth of his birth.
The Virginian by
Call Number: click on book title for link to eBook
His background is shadowy, his presence commanding. He brings law and order to a frontier town and wins the love of a pretty schoolteacher from the East. He is the Virginian.
Brotherhood of Dolphins by
Call Number: FIC Y29bro 1997 (closed shelf)
Latino detective Pete Escobedo hunts down the arsonist of the Los Angeles Public Library. The search takes him to the barrio of his youth where he enters into an unexpected romance with Carmen, a childhood friend.
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