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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
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  • New Fiction
     
    “And Then You Dye,” by Monica Ferris ~ At the needle shop Crewel World, beautifully hand-dyed yarns are supplied by Hailey Brent, an avid hand-dyer and customer. Shortly after her most recent delivery, Hailey is found dead in her home. Crewel World owner Betsy is determined to find out what happened.
     
    “Home in Drayton Valley,” by Kim Vogel Sawyer ~ A large print Christian fiction book. Fed up with the poor quality of life in 1880 New York, Tarsie Raines encourages her friends Joss and Mary Brubacher to move with their two children to Drayton Valley, Kansas, a booming town hailed in the guidebook as the land of opportunity. When tragedy strikes on the prairie can they trust God with their dreams for the future?
     
    “It’s Fine by Me,” by Per Petterson ~ Fans of Petterson’s other books in English will be delighted by this opportunity to observe Arvid Jansen in his youth from a fresh perspective. Sometimes tender, sometimes brutal, a brilliant novel written by the acclaimed author of “Out Stealing Horses.”
     
    “Last Man,” by Vince Flynn ~ In this latest pulse-pounding thriller, Mitch Rapp heads to Afghanistan to track down a missing CIA agent. With Afghanistan crumbling around him, Rapp must be as ruthless as his enemies and as deceitful as people in his own government if he has any hopes of completing his mission.
     
    “Nano,” by Robin Cook ~ After a tumultuous year in which her mentor is murdered and her estranged father comes back into her life, Pia, an embattled medical student, decides to take a year off from her medical studies and escape New York City.
     
    “Private London,” by James Patterson ~ A large print book in James Patterson’s bestselling Private series. For Hannah Shapiro, a beautiful young American student has fled her country, but can’t flee her past. The terror has followed her to London, and now it is down to former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London, to save her.
     
    “Shadow Creek,” by Joy Fielding ~ A group of unlikely traveling companions a woman, her two oddball friends, her teenage daughter and her soon-to-be ex-husband’s new fiancé find themselves on a camping trip in the Adirondacks at the same time that a pair of teenage killers is terrorizing the area.
     
    “Shiver,” by Karen Robards ~ It’s non-stop action in this romantic thriller. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time has devastating consequences for a gusty single mom. Misdirection and secrets force her into a fight for her life with a deadly menace dogging her footsteps.
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    “Threat Vector,” by Tom Clancy ~ Jack Ryan has just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People’s Republic of China has left the country no choice but to plan an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high.
     
    “Two Graves,” by Douglas Preston ~ After his wife is abducted, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong and a shattered Pendergast shuts out the world. But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels, NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help.
     
    New Junior Fiction Books
     
    “Cape Mermaid Mystery,” by Carolyn Keene ~ Nancy and her friends are headed for the shores of Cape Mermaid, N.J., where they are hoping to spend a fun-filled week. But as soon as they arrive at an old inn on the beach, strange things start to happen. Could the rumored ghost of Cape Mermaid actually exist? Nancy Drew and the Crew Clue #32
     
    “Diary of a Whimpy Kid: The Third Wheel,” by Jeff Kinney ~ A dance at Greg’s middle school has everyone scrambling to find a partner, and Greg is determined not to be left by the wayside. But Greg’s scheme to find a partner go hilariously awry, and his only option is to attend the dance with his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, and a female classmate.
     
    “Goblin Secrets,” by William Alexander ~ A boy joins a theatrical troupe of goblins to find his missing brother. This atmospheric fantasy takes a gentle look at love, loss and family, while delivering a fast-paced adventure that is sure to satisfy.
     
    “Rockin’ Mystery,” by Franklin Dixon ~ Frank and Joe are thrilled to learn that the popular band, Crush, is scheduled to perform in Bayport’s huge Battle of the Bands and even more excited that their friend’s brother, Dylan, is the bass guitarist. But on the day of the performance, Dylan’s prized guitar goes missing. Hardy Boys Secret Files # 10.
     
    “Star Fighters Deadly Mission,” by Max Chase ~ The action heats up when Peri and Diesel side with the Meigworians in the new intergalactic conflict. They agree to rescue a Meigworian Prince, held captive by the Xions.
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    “Who Could that Be at This Hour,” by Lemony Snicket ~ In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that shouldn’t be read. This is the first volume.

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