Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Today's Top Book & DVD Releases

Everyone loves staying on top of the latest releases in books & DVDs, and we receive them on a regular basis at your Abilene Public Library.  Join us as we hit the highlights of some of the more popular titles coming to your library.

Goosebumps
Starring: Jack Black
Summary: A teen named Zach reluctantly moves from NYC to the quiet town of Madison, DE, where he quickly realizes his reclusive new neighbor is in fact R.L. Stine, the horror author of the Goosebumps series.  Zach learns Stine's identity when he's drawn to the writer's daughter Hannah, but soon discovers the dangerous secret inside their home - the creatures from the stories are real, and are kept locked away inside their original manuscripts.  After an accident frees the monsters, Zach, Hannah, and their nerdy pal Champ must work together with Stine to save their town from destruction. 

NYPD Red 4
Author: James Patterson
Summary: In a city where crime never sleeps, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only when a case involves the rich, famous, and connected.  Detective Zach Jordan and his partner, Kylie MacDonald - the woman who broke his heart at the police academy - are the best of the best, brilliant and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to catch a criminal, even if it means antagonizing the same high-flying citizens they're supposed to be helping.  When a glitzy movie premiere is the scene of a shocking murder and high-stakes robbery, NYPD Red gets the call.  Traversing the city's highs and lows, from celebrity penthouses to the depths of Manhattan's criminal underworld, Zach and Kylie have to find a cold-blooded killer - before he strikes again. 

Coconut Cowboy (Serge Storms Series #19)
Author: Tim Dorsey
Summary: Obsessed with the iconic Sixties classic Easy Rider, encyclopedic Floridaphile, lovable serial killer, and movie buff extraordinaire Serge A. Storms devises his wildest plan yet: finish the journey begun by this freewheeling heroes, Captain American and Billy, tragically cut short by some shotgun-wielding rednecks.  Setting a course for the Florida panhandle, he mounts his classic motorcycle and hits the highway in search of the real America: apple-pie-eating, freedom-swilling moms and pops of Main Street USA.  But the America he finds in the rural burgs dotting the neck of the peninsula is a little bit different...and a lot weirder than anything Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper encountered.  In a state where criminal politicians are more common than gators, Serge and Coleman discover one particular speed-trap local so aggressively inept at corruption that investigators are baffled where to start. 

The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn Series #6)
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Summary: The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metalminds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command.  Hardly anyone thinks they really exist.  A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands, as well as writings in a language that no one can read.  Waxillium Ladrian is recruited to travel south to the city of New Seran to investigate.  Along the way he discovers hints that point to the true goals of his uncle Edwarn and the shadowy organization known as The Set. 

Staked (Iron Druid Chronicles #8)
Author: Kevin Hearne
Summary: When a Druid has lived for two thousand years like Atticus, he's bound to run afoul of a few vampires.  Make that legions of them.  Even his former friend and legal counsel turned out to be a bloodsucking backstabber.  Now the toothy troublemakers - led by power-mad pain-in-the-neck Theophilus - have become a huge problem requiring a solution.  It's time to make a stand.  What better place to end an immortal than the Eternal City?  But poetic justice won't come without a price:  In order to defeat Theophilus, Atticus may have to lose an old friend.

Look out for these great titles at your library, and get yourselves on the reserve lists so you're certain to keep up with some of the popular releases of the week.

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