Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Today's Top Book & DVD Releases

Everyone loves staying on top of the latest in books & DVDs, and we receive them on a regular basis at your library.  Join us as hit the highlights of some of the more popular titles being released today.

Crimson Peak
Starring: Jessica Chastain
Summary: In this gothic romance set at the turn of the 20th century, a mysterious stranger named Sir Thomas Sharpe woos young author Edith Cushing and brings her as his bride to his mansion atop a clay mountain in Cumbria, England.  There, Edith meets Sharpe's strange and secretive sister Lucille, and learns that her new home holds many disturbing secrets that will force her fight for her sanity and her very life.

Starring: Daniel Craig
Summary: A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra, the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal.  Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organization known as SPECTRE.  As Bond ventures towards the heart of the organization, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks.

Starring: Lily Tomlin
Summary: Elle has just gotten through a breakup with her girlfriend when Elle's granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 before sundown.  Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flamed end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.

Find Her (Detective D.D. Warren Series #8)
Author: Lisa Gardner
Summary: Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break.  From 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure.  Surviving her ordeal, she's gotten back into her normal routine and working with Samuel Keynes, her FBI victim advocate.  When Boston detective D.D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime - a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him - she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society.  Is Flora a victim or vigilante?  And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston?

Violent Crimes (An Amanda Jaffe Novel)
Author: Phillip Margolin
Summary: Dale Masterson, a wealthy lawyer who has built a career representing coal and oil companies, has enemies - including his own son, Brandon, a fanatical eco-warrior who despises everything his father stands for.  When he's found beaten to death in his lavish Oregon home, Brandon is spotted fleeing the scene.  He confesses to the murder, proclaiming it an act of revenge against his father's controversial clients.  Veteran attorney Amanda Jaffe is hired to represent him, but what seems like an open-and-shut case quickly begins to unravel.

The Wolves (John Wells Series #10)
Author: Alex Berenson
Summary: John Wells has just barely managed to stop an operation designed to drive the U.S. and Iran into war, but the instigator himself disappeared behind an impenetrable war of security.  Now it's time for him to pay, and Wells has made it his personal mission.  There are plenty of crosscurrents at work, though.  The White House doesn't want anybody stirring the pot; his old CIA bosses have their own agendas; other countries are starting to sniff around, sensing something unusual.  It is when Russia and China enter the mix, however, that the whole affair is set to combust.  With alarming speed, Wells is once again on his own...and the wolves are closing in.

Look for these great titles at your Abilene Public 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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