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    Adult Fiction

  • The Burial Hour by Jeffery Deaver
  • No Easy Target by Iris Johansen
  • The Lost Order by Steve Berry
  • Fallout by Sara Paretsky
  • The Fix by David Baldacci
  • Song of the Lion by Anne Hillerman 
  • Young Adult/Junior Fiction

  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  • The End of Oz by Danielle Paige
  • Flunked by Jen Calonita
  • 13 Reasons Why - Jay Asher

Featured Author of the Month

Jeffery Deaver    

This month’s featured author is Jeffery Deaver Jeffery Deaver was born on May 6, 1950.  He is an American mystery/crime writer. Deaver has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University and originally started working as a journalist. He later practiced law before embarking on a successful career as a best-selling novelist. He has been awarded the Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association and the Nero Wolfe Award, and he is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the Year and a winner of the British Thumping Good Read Award. His novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including The New York TimesThe Times, Italy's Corriere della SeraThe Sydney Morning Herald, and The Los Angeles Times

Deaver was born outside Chicago in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and grew up in a creative family. His mother was an artist, and his father an advertising writer.  His sister Julie Reece Deaver is an author of young adult novels. Deaver was a journalistfolksinger, and attorney. He lives alone and does a great deal of cooking in all cuisines. The book that inspired him to write was From Russia With Love, a James Bond novel by Ian Fleming.  Deaver's most popular series features his regular character Lincoln Rhyme, a quadriplegic detective, and NYPD Detective Amelia Sachs. Deaver stated in a 2006 Early Show interview that he would rotate between his new series and Lincoln Rhyme each year. Virtually all of his works feature a trick ending or multiple trick endings. His latest novel is The Burial Hour.


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