Tuesday, November 15, 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.  Joni us as we hit the highlights of the more popular titles being released today.

Finding Dory
Starring: Ellen DeGeneres
Call Number: 791.43 FIN
Summary: In this sequel to Pixar's 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo, lovable, amnesiac blue tang Dory decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents.  With the help of young clown fish Nemo and his dad Marlin, Dory heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home.

Turbo Twenty-Three (Stephanie Plum Series #23)
Author: Janet Evanovich
Call Number: M EVANOVICH
Summary: Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon.  Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again.  Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded up with Bogart ice cream and a dead body.  Now, Ranger needs her to go undercover at the Bogart factory to find out who's putting employees on ice and sabotaging the business.

Odessa Sea (Dirk Pitt Series)
Author: Clive Cussler
Call Number: F CUSSLER
Summary: Dirk Pitt, the director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, is on the Black Sea, helping to locate a lost Ottoman shipwreck, when he responds to an urgent Mayday - "Under Attack!" - from a nearby freighter.  But when he and his colleague All Giordino arrive, there is nobody there.  Just dead bodies and a smell of sulfur in the air.  As Pitt and Giordino explore, a blast from the stern scuttles the ship swiftly, almost taking them with it.  The more the two of them search, the deeper they descend into an extraordinary series of discoveries...but more troubles are lurking around the corner...troubles that may lead Pitt into one of the most dangerous challenges of his career.

No Man's Land (John Puller Series #4)
Author: David Baldacci
Call Number: F BALDACCI
Summary: Two men.  Thirty years.  John Puller's mother, Jackie, vanished 30 years ago from Fort Monroe, Virginia, when Puller was just a boy.  Paul Rogers has been in prison for ten years.  But 20 years before that, he was at Fort Monroe.  One night three decades ago, Puller's and Rogers' worlds collided with devastating results, and the truth has been buried ever since.  Until now.  Military investigators, armed with a letter from a friend of Jackie's arrive in the hospital room of Puller's father - a legendary three-star now sinking into dementia - and reveal that Puller Sr. has been accused of murdering Jackie.  Aided by his brother Robert, an Air Force major, and Veronica, who works for a shadowy U.S. intelligence organization, Puller begins a journey that will take him into his own past, to find the truth about his mother.

Chaos (Kay Scarpetta Series #24)
Author: Patricia Cornwell
Call Number: M CORNWELL
Summary: In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, 26-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River.  It appears she was struck by lightning - except the weather is perfectly clear with not a cloud in sight.  Dr. Kay Scarpetta decides at the scene that this is no accidental Act of God.  Her investigation becomes complicated when she begins receiving a flurry of bizarre poems from an anonymous cyberbully who calls himself Tailend Charlie.  Though subsequent lab results support Scarpetta's conclusions, the threatening messages don't stop.  When the tenth poem arrives exactly 24 hours after Elisa's death, Scarpetta begins to suspect the harasser is involved, and sounds the alarm to her investigate partner Pete Marino and her husband, FBI analyst Benton Wesley.  She enlists the help of her niece, Lucy.  But to Scarpetta's surprise, tracking the slippery Tailend Charlie is nearly impossible, even for someone as brilliant as her niece.  Also, Lucy can't explain how this anonymous nemesis could have access to private information.

The Sleeping Beauty Killer (Under Suspicion Series #3)
Author: Mary Higgins Clark
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Summary: Casey Carter was convicted of murdering her fiancĂ© - famed philanthropist Hunter Raleigh III - fifteen years ago.  And Casey claims, has always claimed, she's innocent.  Although she was charged and served out her sentence in prison, she is still living "under suspicion."  She hears whispers at the grocery store.  She can't get a job.  Even her own mother treats her like she's guilty.  Her story attracts the attention of Laurie Moran and the Under Suspicion news team, it's Casey's last chance to finally clear her name, and Laurie pledges to exonerate her.  With Alex Buckley taking a break from the show, it introduces a new on-air host named Ryan Nichols, a young legal whiz with a Harvard Law degree, Supreme Court clerkship, experience as a federal prosecutor, and regular stints on the cable news circuit.  He's stealing the show...and he's certain Casey is guilty.  Did she do it?

Look for these 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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