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New At The Library: FBI Agent Unlocks Secrets Of Serial Killers


May 20, 2019

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library:


Hepworth, Sally. “The Mother-in-Law.” Lucy’s mother-in-law Diana has never liked her, and despite Lucy trying for years to win her over, nothing has changed. Diana is loved by all. She is a “pillar in the community,” happily married, and kind to everyone, but Lucy suspects that things aren’t as great as they seem. So when Diana commits suicide, Lucy is the only one who isn’t shocked. (FIC HEP)

Hyde, Catherine Ryan. “Have You Seen Luis Velez?” Raymond is an outcast at school, and doesn’t fit in with his family. The only friends he has are a feral cat and a 92-year-old woman who lives in his building. He met her by asking her if she’d seen Luis Velez, when obviously she hadn’t, the woman is blind. Turns out she is a Holocaust survivor who actually needs Raymond’s help. (FIC HYD)

McGuinness, Patrick.” Throw Me to The Wolves.” Two detectives interview a retired professor in the aftermath of a brutal post-Brexit murder. One of the detectives, Anders, is a former student of the accused. As Anders sits across the table from his professor, questioning him on his whereabouts the night of the murder, memories from thirty years past come forward. (M FIC MCG)

Richardson, Kim Michele. “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek.” Cussy is Troublesome Creek’s very own traveling librarian, and though the town doesn’t have much, they’ve got her. Not everyone in the little Kentucky town likes Cussy or books for that matter. But the hardscrabble librarian is not about to let age-old prejudice keep her from reaching out to those who want to read. (FIC RIC)


Douglas, John. “The Killer Across the Table: Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators with the FBI’s Original Mindhunter.” John Douglas was the most respected FBI profiler in history, dealing with the likes of Charles Manson and the BTK Strangler. In this book, Douglas goes deep into the minds of these serial killers and others like them, to reveal the truly diabolical nature of these criminals. (B Douglas)

Kjaergaard, Rikke Schmidt. “The Blink of an Eye: A Memoir of Dying, and Learning How to Live Again.” Rikke Kjaergaard had a full life as a mother and scientist, but it all came to a crashing halt when she developed a high fever that led to multiple organ failure. As Kjaergaard lay paralyzed in her hospital bed, the only way she could communicate was by blinking her eyes. Slowly she learned how to live again. (B Kjaergaard)

Lockley, Thomas. “African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan.” When Yasuke arrived in Kyoto in the 1500s he nearly caused a riot. No one had seen an African man before. Kidnapped as a child, Yasuke had become a servant to Jesuits traveling through China and India. The Japanese Lord of the highest clan made him a samurai and Yasuke rose to great heights. (B Lockley)

Quindlen, Anna. “Nanaville.” Readers first got to know Anna Quindlen through her syndicated column about parenthood where she waxed poetic on the joys and pains of raising a family. Now Quindlen is a grandparent, and her role is completely different; one where she has to keep her mouth shut and follow rather than lead. But being a Nana is Quindlen’s greatest joy and she loves sharing her stories. (B Quindlen)


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