New Releases

July 05, 2009

"Black Hills"

Nora Roberts (Putnam, $26.95)

Twelve years ago in the Black Hills of South Dakota, childhood sweethearts Lil Chance and Coop Sullivan stumbled upon a dead body. The two are reunited when Coop returns home to take care of his grandparents, but someone is haunting and taunting them with vicious pranks and now he must risk his life to save the girl he is still in love with.

"The Devil's Punchbowl"

Greg Iles (Scribner, $26.99)

Attorney Penn Cage has left the courtroom to be mayor of his hometown, Natchez, Miss., and is on a mission to save the fading Southern community that has become overrun with gambling. Cage's quest is deterred by corrupted authorities and he must go it alone against a floating casino run by a ruthless murderer and featuring much more dangerous games than blackjack and poker.

"The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder"

Rebecca Wells (Harper, $25.99)

After one too many heartbreaks Calla Lily Ponder is ready to leave the familiar faces and small-town lifestyle of her hometown, La Luna, La., for the new faces and bright lights of New Orleans. With the hopes of one day opening her own salon Calla enrolls in beauty school and begins her new life, only to have her old life and first love catch up to her once again.

"Guardian of Lies"

Steve Martini (Morrow, $26.99)

Katia Solaz, a 26-year-old Costa Rican beauty, is accused of murdering her husband in their San Diego home, and defense attorney Paul Madriani is on the case. While trying to clear her name, Madriani discovers a myriad of government secrets, spies, drug trafficking and nuclear weapons, all somehow connected and crucial to solving an age-old yet terrifying conspiracy.

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