Spydus Search Results - New Fiction https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=BIBITM%3E%20(FILTER%3A%201%20%2B%20ITMFADTE%3A%20%22TODAY(-60)%20-%20TODAY%22%20-%20MINOR%3A%20ITD16)%20-%20BIBITM%3E%20(FILTER%3A%201%20%2B%20ITMFADTE%3A%20%22%3C%20TODAY(-60)%22)%20%2B%20BFRMT%3A%20BK%20%2B%20FIC%3A%20(C%20%2F%20F%20%2F%20J%20%2F%201)&QRYTEXT=New%20Fiction&SETLVL=SET&CF=BIB&SORTS=DTE.DATE1.DESC&NRECS=20 Spydus Search Results en © 2022 Civica Pty Limited. All rights reserved. When I became your brother / Susannah Shane, Britta Teckentrup. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268249&CF=BIB A heart-warming book celebrating the bond between a brother and his sibling, featuring flurries of gold foil on every page! A beautiful, reassuring picture book about the love between a brother and his younger sibling. A heart-warming book celebrating the bond between a brother and his sibling, featuring flurries of gold foil on every page! A beautiful, reassuring picture book about the love between a brother and his younger sibling.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Shane, Susannah<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Nosy Crow, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2023<br />1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 25 cm.<br />When I became<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Picture Book 2-3yrs - SHA - In-transit from Chinchilla Library to Dalby Library (Set: 13 Jul 2024) - W00195613<br /> Once upon a storytime / written by Gareth Peter ; illustrated by Natelle Quek. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268256&CF=BIB Nia loves stories about dragons and unicorns, brave princesses and faraway lands. Every night, Mum tucks her into bed, and they lose themselves in another wonderful adventure. But what if, Nia asks, she gets kidnapped by a wicked witch? Or locked up by a terrible Beast in a tower? Or stuck at the top of a beanstalk with a grouchy giant? Would Mum come and rescue her? The answer to that is: 'Yyes, always.' Nia loves stories about dragons and unicorns, brave princesses and faraway lands. Every night, Mum tucks her into bed, and they lose themselves in another wonderful adventure. But what if, Nia asks, she gets kidnapped by a wicked witch? Or locked up by a terrible Beast in a tower? Or stuck at the top of a beanstalk with a grouchy giant? Would Mum come and rescue her? The answer to that is: 'Yyes, always.'<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Peter, Gareth<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />1 volume (unaged) : colour illustrations ; 28 cm<br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Picture Book 4-5yrs - PET - Available - W00197282<br />Moonie Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Picture Book 4-5yrs - PET - Available - W00195472<br /> The Perfect Passion Company / Alexander McCall Smith. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268392&CF=BIB The Perfect Passion Dating Company at No. 24 Mouse Lane in Edinburgh's New Town is run by Katie Donald who has an innate instinct for bringing people together. She has developed a skill for finding out what it is that people really want. Along the way, Katie learns profound lessons about her own desires as she works at better understanding others. Although Katie has little in the way of direct experience, with the help of her amiable and handsome office neighbour William Kidd, she soon finds herself making matches for the lonely hearts tired of meeting online - and who want a more personal touch. In this tale, Katie helps an airline pilot figure out what it is he really wants in a partner by sending him to cooking school. Another customer, a hotelier with a particularly overbearing mother, arrives looking for a bit of freedom - and space. The Perfect Passion Dating Company at No. 24 Mouse Lane in Edinburgh's New Town is run by Katie Donald who has an innate instinct for bringing people together. She has developed a skill for finding out what it is that people really want. Along the way, Katie learns profound lessons about her own desires as she works at better understanding others. Although Katie has little in the way of direct experience, with the help of her amiable and handsome office neighbour William Kidd, she soon finds herself making matches for the lonely hearts tired of meeting online - and who want a more personal touch. In this tale, Katie helps an airline pilot figure out what it is he really wants in a partner by sending him to cooking school. Another customer, a hotelier with a particularly overbearing mother, arrives looking for a bit of freedom - and space.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Edinburgh : Polygon, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />385 pages ; 23 cm<br /><br />Jandowae Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Romance - MACC - Onloan - Due: 02 Aug 2024 - W00195326<br />Wandoan Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Romance - MACC - Available - W00195330<br /> Deadly animals / Marie Tierney. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268400&CF=BIB Thirteen-year-old Ava Bonney is unlike other children. Exceptionally bright, she has an obsessive interest in the rate at which dead animals decompose. The motorway she lives by regularly offers up roadkill, and in the dead of night Ava likes nothing better than to pull her latest discovery into her roadside den so she can study it. But one day when she arrives she stumbles across the body of fellow pupil, Mickey Grant. DI Seth Delahaye is given the case, one of the most challenging of his career. But Ava is not the sort of person who will step back and let someone else take charge when children like her are dying. She uses all her unusual skills and deep local knowledge to try to track down the serial killer in her community. Thirteen-year-old Ava Bonney is unlike other children. Exceptionally bright, she has an obsessive interest in the rate at which dead animals decompose. The motorway she lives by regularly offers up roadkill, and in the dead of night Ava likes nothing better than to pull her latest discovery into her roadside den so she can study it. But one day when she arrives she stumbles across the body of fellow pupil, Mickey Grant. DI Seth Delahaye is given the case, one of the most challenging of his career. But Ava is not the sort of person who will step back and let someone else take charge when children like her are dying. She uses all her unusual skills and deep local knowledge to try to track down the serial killer in her community.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Tierney, Marie<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Zaffre, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />391 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - TIE - Available - W00195204<br /> Our home / Catherine Meatheringham, Max Hamilton. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268486&CF=BIB Our Home is a picture book about where children live in Australia. From a rugged coast to an outback station to a high-rise apartment, Our Home showcases the landscapes, families and communities that make up our homes in Australia. Our Home is full of onomatopoeia to describe the sounds that homes make. Suburban homes whizz, beach homes sigh and farms rustle. Children aged 3 and over will love to join in with this noisy story that fosters belonging, identity and a sense of place. Our Home is a picture book about where children live in Australia. From a rugged coast to an outback station to a high-rise apartment, Our Home showcases the landscapes, families and communities that make up our homes in Australia. Our Home is full of onomatopoeia to describe the sounds that homes make. Suburban homes whizz, beach homes sigh and farms rustle. Children aged 3 and over will love to join in with this noisy story that fosters belonging, identity and a sense of place.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Meatheringham, Catherine<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Kew East, Victoria : Windy Hollow Books, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 26 cm<br /><br />Tara Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Picture Book 2-3yrs - MEA - Available - W00195343<br /> Pay dirt / Sara Paretsky. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268497&CF=BIB Sometimes, time doesn't heal all wounds... When a young woman named Sabrina disappears without a trace in Kansas, private investigator V.I. Warshawski knows she must act fast. But when she discovers Sabrina close to death in a drug house, the locals don't take kindly to her - and Sabrina's mother becomes suspicious. V.I. finds herself under the sharp gaze of the FBI - and the men running the county's opioid distribution. And when a dead body surfaces a few days later, V.I. is pitched headlong into a battle between the locals - with roots that date all the way back to the American Civil War. The war might be over, but its legacy remains - and V.I.'s survival depends on keeping one step ahead in a game she doesn't even know she's playing... Sometimes, time doesn't heal all wounds... When a young woman named Sabrina disappears without a trace in Kansas, private investigator V.I. Warshawski knows she must act fast. But when she discovers Sabrina close to death in a drug house, the locals don't take kindly to her - and Sabrina's mother becomes suspicious. V.I. finds herself under the sharp gaze of the FBI - and the men running the county's opioid distribution. And when a dead body surfaces a few days later, V.I. is pitched headlong into a battle between the locals - with roots that date all the way back to the American Civil War. The war might be over, but its legacy remains - and V.I.'s survival depends on keeping one step ahead in a game she doesn't even know she's playing...<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Paretsky, Sara<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />384 pages ; 24 cm.<br />Warshawski novel ; 22.<br /><br />Bell Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - PAR - Available - W00195411<br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - PAR - Available - W00195412<br /> Eowulf ; of monsters & middle school / Mike Cavallaro ; colour by Irene Yeom. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268504&CF=BIB Eowulf Wegmund just had the most amazing summer ever. She travelled to a magical supply shop at the crossroads of all realities, rescued unicorn soldiers from a pocket dimension and fought an evil god. Pretty cool stuff, even if you are descended from the legendary monster hunter Beowulf! Now Eowulf finds herself back home in her boring New Jersey suburb, where the only monsters are the ones in her Dungeons & Dragons game, and the weirdest creature around is her middle school classmate Amadeus Hornburg - and he's just an angry little kid that nobody likes. But when a mysterious supervillain returns to wreak havoc on their quiet town, Eowulf and Amadeus must join forces to unearth a dark past that wants to stay buried . . . Eowulf Wegmund just had the most amazing summer ever. She travelled to a magical supply shop at the crossroads of all realities, rescued unicorn soldiers from a pocket dimension and fought an evil god. Pretty cool stuff, even if you are descended from the legendary monster hunter Beowulf! Now Eowulf finds herself back home in her boring New Jersey suburb, where the only monsters are the ones in her Dungeons & Dragons game, and the weirdest creature around is her middle school classmate Amadeus Hornburg - and he's just an angry little kid that nobody likes. But when a mysterious supervillain returns to wreak havoc on their quiet town, Eowulf and Amadeus must join forces to unearth a dark past that wants to stay buried . . .<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Cavallaro, Michael, 1969-<br />Graphic novel ed.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London, UK : Macmillan Children's, 2024. (13/01/24)<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Macmillan Children's Books, 2024.<br />221 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 23 cm.<br /><br />Tara Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Junior Fiction - J CAV - Graphic Novel - Missing at stocktake (Set: 11 Jun 2024) - W00195342<br /> You are here / David Nicholls. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268621&CF=BIB Michael is coming undone. Adrift after his wife's departure, he has begun taking himself on long, solitary walks across the English countryside. Becoming ever more reclusive, he'll do anything to avoid his empty house. Marnie, on the other hand, is stuck. Hiding alone in her London flat, she avoids old friends and any reminders of her rotten, selfish ex-husband. Curled up with a good book, she's battling the long afternoons of a life that feels like it's passing her by. When a persistent mutual friend and some very unpredictable weather conspire to toss Michael and Marnie together on the most epic of ten-day hikes, neither of them can think of anything worse. Until, of course, they discover exactly what they've been looking for. Michael and Marnie are on the precipice of a bright future... if they can survive the journey. Michael is coming undone. Adrift after his wife's departure, he has begun taking himself on long, solitary walks across the English countryside. Becoming ever more reclusive, he'll do anything to avoid his empty house. Marnie, on the other hand, is stuck. Hiding alone in her London flat, she avoids old friends and any reminders of her rotten, selfish ex-husband. Curled up with a good book, she's battling the long afternoons of a life that feels like it's passing her by. When a persistent mutual friend and some very unpredictable weather conspire to toss Michael and Marnie together on the most epic of ten-day hikes, neither of them can think of anything worse. Until, of course, they discover exactly what they've been looking for. Michael and Marnie are on the precipice of a bright future... if they can survive the journey.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Nicholls, David, 1966-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Sceptre, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />349 pages : maps ; 24 cm<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Adult Fiction - NIC - Available - W00195376<br /> The honeymoon affair / Sheila O'Flanagan. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268623&CF=BIB Izzy is in the Caribbean on the honeymoon-that-isn't after her fiancé broke her heart. She's not looking for someone new. But when she meets Charles Miller, a successful writer holidaying alone, the electricity is undeniable. And what does she have to lose? In Ireland, Charles's ex-wife and agent Ariel flits from party to party, glamorous and poised. She's in constant contact with Charles. They're very close. Ariel wonders if they should get back together. She's an independent woman, but she liked being part of a power couple. And she's sure she only has to say, and they'll pick up where they left off. No matter how in control of life you think you are, it can shock and surprise you. As Izzy, Ariel and Charles are about to find out. Izzy is in the Caribbean on the honeymoon-that-isn't after her fiancé broke her heart. She's not looking for someone new. But when she meets Charles Miller, a successful writer holidaying alone, the electricity is undeniable. And what does she have to lose? In Ireland, Charles's ex-wife and agent Ariel flits from party to party, glamorous and poised. She's in constant contact with Charles. They're very close. Ariel wonders if they should get back together. She's an independent woman, but she liked being part of a power couple. And she's sure she only has to say, and they'll pick up where they left off. No matter how in control of life you think you are, it can shock and surprise you. As Izzy, Ariel and Charles are about to find out.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>O'Flanagan, Sheila<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Headline Review, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />473 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Romance - OFL - Available - W00195356<br />Miles Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Romance - OFL - Available - W00195355<br /> The studio girls / Lisa Ireland. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268625&CF=BIB It's 1955, and four talented young women become best friends while living at the Hollywood Studio Club, the famous boarding house for movie hopefuls. Julia Newman is a rising star. As Goldstar Studios' 'new Grace Kelly', she has been sent to the club to keep her out of trouble, though Julia is just thrilled to finally make friends. For Peggy Carmichael, Julia's roommate, life is not so easy. She takes classes, auditions constantly, and grabs whatever bit-part is offered. Still, her 'big break' remains stubbornly out of reach. Meanwhile, Vivienne Lockhart, the most talented actress of them all, is constantly reduced to 'sexpot' roles. She'll do whatever it takes to succeed. But is she driven by ambition, or by a heartbreaking need to be loved? Finally, there's aspiring scriptwriter Sadie Shore, who has little interest in the trappings of fame. Particularly when she becomes the PA of a big studio boss and her eyes are opened to the perils of her friends' dreams... It's 1955, and four talented young women become best friends while living at the Hollywood Studio Club, the famous boarding house for movie hopefuls. Julia Newman is a rising star. As Goldstar Studios' 'new Grace Kelly', she has been sent to the club to keep her out of trouble, though Julia is just thrilled to finally make friends. For Peggy Carmichael, Julia's roommate, life is not so easy. She takes classes, auditions constantly, and grabs whatever bit-part is offered. Still, her 'big break' remains stubbornly out of reach. Meanwhile, Vivienne Lockhart, the most talented actress of them all, is constantly reduced to 'sexpot' roles. She'll do whatever it takes to succeed. But is she driven by ambition, or by a heartbreaking need to be loved? Finally, there's aspiring scriptwriter Sadie Shore, who has little interest in the trappings of fame. Particularly when she becomes the PA of a big studio boss and her eyes are opened to the perils of her friends' dreams...<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Ireland, Lisa<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Southbank, VIC] : Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />342 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Adult Fiction - IRE - Available - W00195371<br />Tara Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Adult Fiction - IRE - Available - W00195375<br /> The radio hour / Victoria Purman. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268627&CF=BIB "From the bestselling author of The Nurses' War comes this charming, funny, pointed look at the golden years of radio broadcasting in post-war Australia, celebrating the extraordinary unseen women who wrote the radio plays that held a nation captive. For readers of Lessons in Chemistry. Martha Berry is fifty-years old, a spinster, and one of an army of polite and invisible women in 1956 Sydney who go to work each day and get things done without fuss, fanfare or reward. Working at the country's national broadcaster, she's seen highly praised talent come and go over the years but when she is sent to work secretary on a brand-new radio serial, created to follow in the footsteps of Australia's longest running show, Blue Hills, she finds herself at the mercy of an egotistical and erratic young producer without a clue, a conservative broadcaster frightened by the word 'pregnant' and a motley cast of actors with ideas of their own about their roles in the show. When Martha is forced to step in to rescue the serial from impending cancellation, she ends up secretly ghost-writing scripts for As The Sun Sets, creating mayhem with management, and coming up with storylines that resonate with the serial's growing and loyal audience of women listeners. But she can't keep her secret forever and when she's threatened with exposure, Martha has to decide if she wants to remain in the shadows, or to finally step into the spotlight."--Back cover. "From the bestselling author of The Nurses' War comes this charming, funny, pointed look at the golden years of radio broadcasting in post-war Australia, celebrating the extraordinary unseen women who wrote the radio plays that held a nation captive. For readers of Lessons in Chemistry. Martha Berry is fifty-years old, a spinster, and one of an army of polite and invisible women in 1956 Sydney who go to work each day and get things done without fuss, fanfare or reward. Working at the country's national broadcaster, she's seen highly praised talent come and go over the years but when she is sent to work secretary on a brand-new radio serial, created to follow in the footsteps of Australia's longest running show, Blue Hills, she finds herself at the mercy of an egotistical and erratic young producer without a clue, a conservative broadcaster frightened by the word 'pregnant' and a motley cast of actors with ideas of their own about their roles in the show. When Martha is forced to step in to rescue the serial from impending cancellation, she ends up secretly ghost-writing scripts for As The Sun Sets, creating mayhem with management, and coming up with storylines that resonate with the serial's growing and loyal audience of women listeners. But she can't keep her secret forever and when she's threatened with exposure, Martha has to decide if she wants to remain in the shadows, or to finally step into the spotlight."--Back cover.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Purman, Victoria<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Gadigal Country ; [Sydney, NSW] : HQ Fiction, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />380 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Australiana - PUR - Onloan - Due: 24 Jul 2024 - W00195218<br />Tara Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Australiana - PUR - Onloan - Due: 08 Aug 2024 - W00195219<br /> It had to be you / Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268628&CF=BIB Two identical brothers, both handsome, intelligent and popular recent college graduates, seemingly perfect in every way. That is, until the shocking summer night when one of them killed their parents in cold blood. The other has an iron-clad alibi, but which twin was where during the murders? And is it possible the two of them planned the perfect crime together? Years later, the case is still unsolved, and the brothers are long estranged. Each of them claims that the other is responsible for the deaths of their parents, and they turn to television producer Laurie Moran and her team to reinvestigate. But as the Under Suspicion crew gets closer to the truth, the danger that was assumed to be left in the past finds its way into the present... Two identical brothers, both handsome, intelligent and popular recent college graduates, seemingly perfect in every way. That is, until the shocking summer night when one of them killed their parents in cold blood. The other has an iron-clad alibi, but which twin was where during the murders? And is it possible the two of them planned the perfect crime together? Years later, the case is still unsolved, and the brothers are long estranged. Each of them claims that the other is responsible for the deaths of their parents, and they turn to television producer Laurie Moran and her team to reinvestigate. But as the Under Suspicion crew gets closer to the truth, the danger that was assumed to be left in the past finds its way into the present...<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Clark, Mary Higgins<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Cammeray, NSW : Simon & Schuster (Australia), 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />255 pages ; 24 cm.<br />Under suspicion novel ; 8.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - CLA - In-transit from Dalby Library to Jandowae Library (Set: 13 Jul 2024) - W00195207<br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - CLA - Available - W00195208<br /> Clive Cussler's The heist / Jack du Brul. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268629&CF=BIB Washington D.C., 1914: President Woodrow Wilson is celebrating aboard his yacht, Mayflower, with the branch leaders of the newly created Federal Reserve. For Van Dorn agent, Detective Isaac Bell, few events could be duller. Until he notices the aeroplane flying dangerously low. Thwarting this aerial attack on the President and financial leaders, Bell soon learns that the strike was just the opening of an even deadlier gambit. It's up to Bell to find the link between the attack, the mysterious death of a Newport heiress, and growing evidence of an unimaginably audacious heist: to steal a billion dollars from the country's new and most secure banking system. Double-cross and betrayal are Bell's stock and trade, but this time, the deeper he delves into the puzzle, the less he seems to understand. He is in a race against his most ruthless opponents yet, to prevent a financial panic that would bring the United States to its knees. Washington D.C., 1914: President Woodrow Wilson is celebrating aboard his yacht, Mayflower, with the branch leaders of the newly created Federal Reserve. For Van Dorn agent, Detective Isaac Bell, few events could be duller. Until he notices the aeroplane flying dangerously low. Thwarting this aerial attack on the President and financial leaders, Bell soon learns that the strike was just the opening of an even deadlier gambit. It's up to Bell to find the link between the attack, the mysterious death of a Newport heiress, and growing evidence of an unimaginably audacious heist: to steal a billion dollars from the country's new and most secure banking system. Double-cross and betrayal are Bell's stock and trade, but this time, the deeper he delves into the puzzle, the less he seems to understand. He is in a race against his most ruthless opponents yet, to prevent a financial panic that would bring the United States to its knees.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Du Brul, Jack B.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[London] : Penguin Michael Joseph, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />383 pages ; 24 cm.<br />Isaac Bell novels ; 14.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Adventure - DUB - Onloan - Due: 10 Jul 2024 - W00195416<br />Wandoan Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Adventure - DUB - Onloan - Due: 05 Aug 2024 - W00195417<br /> The librarians of Rue de Picardie / Janet Skeslien Charles. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268630&CF=BIB "1918: As the Great War rages, Jessie Carson takes a leave of absence from the New York Public Library to work for the American Committee for Devastated France. Founded by millionaire Anne Morgan, this group of international women help rebuild devastated French communities just miles from the front. Upon arrival, Jessie strives to establish something that the French have never seen-children's libraries. She turns ambulances into bookmobiles and trains the first French female librarians. Then she disappears. 1987: When NYPL librarian and aspiring writer Wendy Peterson stumbles across a passing reference to Jessie Carson in the archives, she becomes consumed with learning her fate. In her obsessive research, she discovers that she and the elusive librarian have more in common than their work at New York's famed library, but she has no idea that their paths will converge in surprising ways across time. Based on the extraordinary little-known history of the women who received the Croix de Guerre medal for courage under fire, The Librarians of Rue de Picardie) is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit, the power of literature, and ultimately the courage it takes to make a change"-- "1918: As the Great War rages, Jessie Carson takes a leave of absence from the New York Public Library to work for the American Committee for Devastated France. Founded by millionaire Anne Morgan, this group of international women help rebuild devastated French communities just miles from the front. Upon arrival, Jessie strives to establish something that the French have never seen-children's libraries. She turns ambulances into bookmobiles and trains the first French female librarians. Then she disappears. 1987: When NYPL librarian and aspiring writer Wendy Peterson stumbles across a passing reference to Jessie Carson in the archives, she becomes consumed with learning her fate. In her obsessive research, she discovers that she and the elusive librarian have more in common than their work at New York's famed library, but she has no idea that their paths will converge in surprising ways across time. Based on the extraordinary little-known history of the women who received the Croix de Guerre medal for courage under fire, The Librarians of Rue de Picardie) is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit, the power of literature, and ultimately the courage it takes to make a change"--<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Skeslien Charles, Janet<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Headline Review, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm<br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Adult Fiction - SKE - Available - W00195380<br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Adult Fiction - SKE - Available - W00195384<br /> Houdini unbound : mystery, music and flying machines / Alan Attwood. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268639&CF=BIB It is 1910. Halley's Comet is coming. Harry Houdini is in Australia for the first time. The most celebrated escape artist in the world has sold-out seasons in both Melbourne and Sydney. Houdini has a new obsession - aviation. He has brought with him from Europe his own Voisin biplane, being put together and prepared in a Diggers Rest paddock by his French mechanic, Brassac. Houdini is intent on claiming a record - first to fly in Australia. But he has competition from aspiring aviators in several states, and is left restless and distracted when his promotional leap-in-chains from a Melbourne bridge disturbs a corpse in the Yarra. Meanwhile, his wife Bess, left alone in their hotel, stumbles upon her own mystery- music with no apparent source. Then she realises that her preoccupied husband is far from being the most famous visitor to Australia- Also present, though in hiding, is an Italian composer who has performed his own vanishing act. This intriguing story, set in the year of Halley's Comet, merges history and invention, reality and illusion. Like Houdini's own act, is it possible to believe what you see or hear? It is 1910. Halley's Comet is coming. Harry Houdini is in Australia for the first time. The most celebrated escape artist in the world has sold-out seasons in both Melbourne and Sydney. Houdini has a new obsession - aviation. He has brought with him from Europe his own Voisin biplane, being put together and prepared in a Diggers Rest paddock by his French mechanic, Brassac. Houdini is intent on claiming a record - first to fly in Australia. But he has competition from aspiring aviators in several states, and is left restless and distracted when his promotional leap-in-chains from a Melbourne bridge disturbs a corpse in the Yarra. Meanwhile, his wife Bess, left alone in their hotel, stumbles upon her own mystery- music with no apparent source. Then she realises that her preoccupied husband is far from being the most famous visitor to Australia- Also present, though in hiding, is an Italian composer who has performed his own vanishing act. This intriguing story, set in the year of Halley's Comet, merges history and invention, reality and illusion. Like Houdini's own act, is it possible to believe what you see or hear?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Attwood, Alan<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Melbourne, VIC : Melbourne Books, [2024]<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />287 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Australiana - ATT - Available - W00195302<br /> Psykhe / Kate Forsyth. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268640&CF=BIB It is not wise to anger the gods ... or to fall in love with one. Psykhe has always been different. Fair as Venus, the goddess of love, and with the hard-won ability to save the lives of those of mortal blood, she is both shunned and revered. When she unwittingly provokes Venus, she and her sisters lose everything. Psykhe must find a way to make amends and support her family. Befriended by an old woman, Nokturna, Psykhe finds herself irresistibly drawn to her young friend, Ambrose. But neither is what they seem. For Psykhe has fallen in love with a man whose face she is forbidden to see. After disobeying this injunction, she must risk everything to try to save him, even if it means travelling down to the shadowy Underworld to face Proserpina, queen of the dead. The way to the realm of the dead is easy. A thrust of a sword, a sudden fall, a careless bite of toadstool, and the soul is sucked away. It is the return journey that is difficult .... The story of Psyche and Eros has been told for more than two-and-a-half thousand years. Kate Forsyth infuses it with new vigour as a life-affirming celebration of female strength, sexual desire, and empowerment. It is not wise to anger the gods ... or to fall in love with one. Psykhe has always been different. Fair as Venus, the goddess of love, and with the hard-won ability to save the lives of those of mortal blood, she is both shunned and revered. When she unwittingly provokes Venus, she and her sisters lose everything. Psykhe must find a way to make amends and support her family. Befriended by an old woman, Nokturna, Psykhe finds herself irresistibly drawn to her young friend, Ambrose. But neither is what they seem. For Psykhe has fallen in love with a man whose face she is forbidden to see. After disobeying this injunction, she must risk everything to try to save him, even if it means travelling down to the shadowy Underworld to face Proserpina, queen of the dead. The way to the realm of the dead is easy. A thrust of a sword, a sudden fall, a careless bite of toadstool, and the soul is sucked away. It is the return journey that is difficult .... The story of Psyche and Eros has been told for more than two-and-a-half thousand years. Kate Forsyth infuses it with new vigour as a life-affirming celebration of female strength, sexual desire, and empowerment.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Forsyth, Kate, 1966-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Southbank, VIC] : Vintage Books Australia, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />329 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Science Fiction & Fantasy - FOR - Available - W00195515<br /> Fool me twice : two twisty mysteries / Benjamin Stevenson. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268641&CF=BIB A crime fiction double bill, from the master of brainteasing thrillers Benjamin Stevenson. FIND US: There is a small yellow backpack - contents strewn around it, abandoned on a suburban footpath. There are the tracks of tyres coming to an end at a crippled stop sign. Anyone walking past can feel the prickle on the back of their necks that tells them something happened here- a vehicle careening to a halt, a child's backpack left in a hurry. Then they see two words, hastily scrawled on the sidewalk. Written in blood. FIND US. LAST ONE TO LEAVE: Seven strangers are invited to compete to win a clifftop mansion. The rules are simple - each contestant must have at least one hand in contact with one part of the house at all times. The last one to take their hand off, wins the house. Then, after 36 hours, a contestant is murdered. And soon they start to realise that it may not be the last person to leave the house that wins it, it may be the last person alive. A locked room mystery where the door is open, but no-one wants to walk through it. A crime fiction double bill, from the master of brainteasing thrillers Benjamin Stevenson. FIND US: There is a small yellow backpack - contents strewn around it, abandoned on a suburban footpath. There are the tracks of tyres coming to an end at a crippled stop sign. Anyone walking past can feel the prickle on the back of their necks that tells them something happened here- a vehicle careening to a halt, a child's backpack left in a hurry. Then they see two words, hastily scrawled on the sidewalk. Written in blood. FIND US. LAST ONE TO LEAVE: Seven strangers are invited to compete to win a clifftop mansion. The rules are simple - each contestant must have at least one hand in contact with one part of the house at all times. The last one to take their hand off, wins the house. Then, after 36 hours, a contestant is murdered. And soon they start to realise that it may not be the last person to leave the house that wins it, it may be the last person alive. A locked room mystery where the door is open, but no-one wants to walk through it.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Stevenson, Benjamin<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Southbank, VIC] : Michael Joseph, 2024.<br />154, 150 pages ; 24 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - STE - Onloan - Due: 17 Jul 2024 - W00195519<br />Tara Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - STE - On reserve shelf at Dalby Library - W00195520<br /> Nero / Conn Iggulden. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268642&CF=BIB Ancient Rome, AD 37: It begins with a man's hand curled around another's throat. Emperor Tiberius first dispatches a traitor. Then his whole family. Next all his friends. It is as if he never existed. Into this fevered forum, Agrippina, granddaughter of Emperor Augustus, gives birth to a son- Nero. Imperial blood courses through their veins but will offer no protection. If they are to survive amongst tyrants, they must learn to walk a razor's edge. Agrippina knows all too well that darkness and power plays of Machiavellian proportions lie at the empire's shadowy heart. She faces soldiers, senators, rivals, silver-tongued pretenders, each vying for position. One mistake risks exile, incarceration, execution. Or, worst of all, the loss of her infant son. But even in her darkest moments, Agrippina sees the glint of opportunity. Her son is everything. She is a kingmaker. She will shape this boy into Rome itself - the one all must kneel before. But first, mother and son must survive. Ancient Rome, AD 37: It begins with a man's hand curled around another's throat. Emperor Tiberius first dispatches a traitor. Then his whole family. Next all his friends. It is as if he never existed. Into this fevered forum, Agrippina, granddaughter of Emperor Augustus, gives birth to a son- Nero. Imperial blood courses through their veins but will offer no protection. If they are to survive amongst tyrants, they must learn to walk a razor's edge. Agrippina knows all too well that darkness and power plays of Machiavellian proportions lie at the empire's shadowy heart. She faces soldiers, senators, rivals, silver-tongued pretenders, each vying for position. One mistake risks exile, incarceration, execution. Or, worst of all, the loss of her infant son. But even in her darkest moments, Agrippina sees the glint of opportunity. Her son is everything. She is a kingmaker. She will shape this boy into Rome itself - the one all must kneel before. But first, mother and son must survive.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Iggulden, Conn<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[London] : Penguin Michael Joseph, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />395 pages : genealogical table, maps ; 24 cm.<br />Nero trilogy ; 1.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Adult Fiction - IGG - Onloan - Due: 29 Jul 2024 - W00195516<br /> Mind games / Nora Roberts. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268665&CF=BIB Thea Fox is just twelve years old when her parents are brutally slain. With Thea's help the police are able to put their murderer - a psychotic serial killer called Ray Riggs - behind bars for life. Changed forever, Thea slowly learns to come to terms with the events of that terrible night and builds a new life in a small country town where she can breathe in the smells of pine, fresh bread and her grandmother's homemade candles. But the connection that helped Thea put her parents' killer behind bars will come to haunt her. Though her Grandmother calls it a gift, to Thea it feels more like a curse because Ray feels the connection too and though Thea may try to move on, Ray isn't willing to let her go quite so easily... Thea Fox is just twelve years old when her parents are brutally slain. With Thea's help the police are able to put their murderer - a psychotic serial killer called Ray Riggs - behind bars for life. Changed forever, Thea slowly learns to come to terms with the events of that terrible night and builds a new life in a small country town where she can breathe in the smells of pine, fresh bread and her grandmother's homemade candles. But the connection that helped Thea put her parents' killer behind bars will come to haunt her. Though her Grandmother calls it a gift, to Thea it feels more like a curse because Ray feels the connection too and though Thea may try to move on, Ray isn't willing to let her go quite so easily...<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Roberts, Nora<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Piatkus, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />421 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Hot Speed Reads - HOT ROB - Onloan - Due: 15 Jul 2024 - W00207273<br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Hot Speed Reads - HOT ROB - Onloan - Due: 18 Jul 2024 - W00207274<br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - ROB - Available - W00195483<br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Hot Speed Reads - HOT ROB - In-transit from Jandowae Library to Dalby Library (Set: 11 Jul 2024) - W00207270<br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Hot Speed Reads - HOT ROB - Onloan - Due: 11 Jul 2024 - W00207271<br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Hot Speed Reads - HOT ROB - Onloan - Due: 19 Jul 2024 - W00207272<br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - ROB - Onloan - Due: 05 Aug 2024 - W00195482<br />Meandarra Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - ROB - Available - W00195481<br />Tara Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Hot Speed Reads - HOT ROB - Available - W00207275<br /> Lies & weddings / Kevin Kwan. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268666&CF=BIB Rufus Leung Gresham, future Earl of Greshamsbury and son of a former Hong Kong supermodel, is drowning in debt. The only solution, according to his scheming mother, is for him to attend his sister's wedding and seduce a woman with money. Will it be the French hotel heiress with a royal bloodline? Or the venture capital genius who passes out billions like lollipops? Or will Rufus betray his family and confess his love to the literal girl next door? When a volcanic eruption burns through the nuptials and a hot mic exposes a secret tryst, the Gresham family plans - and their reputation - go up in flames. Taking us from the sand beaches of Hawaii to the skies of Marrakech, from the glitzy bachelor pads Los Angeles to the inner sanctums of England's oldest family estates, Kevin Kwan has written a juicy, hilarious and sophisticated tale of love, money, murder, sex, and the lies we tell about them all. Rufus Leung Gresham, future Earl of Greshamsbury and son of a former Hong Kong supermodel, is drowning in debt. The only solution, according to his scheming mother, is for him to attend his sister's wedding and seduce a woman with money. Will it be the French hotel heiress with a royal bloodline? Or the venture capital genius who passes out billions like lollipops? Or will Rufus betray his family and confess his love to the literal girl next door? When a volcanic eruption burns through the nuptials and a hot mic exposes a secret tryst, the Gresham family plans - and their reputation - go up in flames. Taking us from the sand beaches of Hawaii to the skies of Marrakech, from the glitzy bachelor pads Los Angeles to the inner sanctums of England's oldest family estates, Kevin Kwan has written a juicy, hilarious and sophisticated tale of love, money, murder, sex, and the lies we tell about them all.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Kwan, Kevin<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hutchinson Heinemann, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />437 pages ; 24 cm.<br />Cities trilogy ; 2.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Romance - KWA - Available - W00195524<br /> The gallows bird / Barbara Sumner. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268667&CF=BIB London 1838: The cast-out child of an aristocratic mother, Hannah 'Birdie' Bird is a laundry maid with a hidden past and a suspicion that the wealthy family she serves is hers. Longing for beauty and liberation, Birdie risks everything to change her circumstances. She falls into love and crime, committing an audacious silk heist. When she is betrayed, she finds herself swept into a wave of female convicts, transported to the ends of her known world. The journey to the early Australian settlement drives the women to deepest despair. Birdie finds moments of wonder in even this darkest hour, and forms deep bonds of solidarity with her fellow prisoners. But greater than even the trials onboard is the fear of what awaits them in Sydney Cove. What chance does Birdie have of beating the odds? Can she fight her way to the freedom and life she longs for so fiercely? Drawn from the rarely celebrated true stories of female convicts, The Gallows Bird vividly evokes a far-off time. This striking debut tells the story of enduring love and friendship, and the bold, wildly underestimated women who refused to let history dictate the boundaries of their lives. London 1838: The cast-out child of an aristocratic mother, Hannah 'Birdie' Bird is a laundry maid with a hidden past and a suspicion that the wealthy family she serves is hers. Longing for beauty and liberation, Birdie risks everything to change her circumstances. She falls into love and crime, committing an audacious silk heist. When she is betrayed, she finds herself swept into a wave of female convicts, transported to the ends of her known world. The journey to the early Australian settlement drives the women to deepest despair. Birdie finds moments of wonder in even this darkest hour, and forms deep bonds of solidarity with her fellow prisoners. But greater than even the trials onboard is the fear of what awaits them in Sydney Cove. What chance does Birdie have of beating the odds? Can she fight her way to the freedom and life she longs for so fiercely? Drawn from the rarely celebrated true stories of female convicts, The Gallows Bird vividly evokes a far-off time. This striking debut tells the story of enduring love and friendship, and the bold, wildly underestimated women who refused to let history dictate the boundaries of their lives.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Sumner, Barbara<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Neutral Bay, NSW : Pantera Press, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />406 pages ; 24 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Australiana - SUM - On reserve shelf at Chinchilla Library - W00195315<br /> Camino ghosts / John Grisham. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268670&CF=BIB In this new thriller set on Camino Island, popular bookseller Bruce Cable tells Mercer Mann an irresistible tale that might be her next novel. A giant resort developer is using its political muscle and deep pockets to claim ownership of a deserted island between Florida and Georgia. Only the last living inhabitant of the island, Lovely Jackson, stands in its way. What the developer doesn't know is that the island has a remarkable history, and locals believe it is cursed... and the past is never the past... In this new thriller set on Camino Island, popular bookseller Bruce Cable tells Mercer Mann an irresistible tale that might be her next novel. A giant resort developer is using its political muscle and deep pockets to claim ownership of a deserted island between Florida and Georgia. Only the last living inhabitant of the island, Lovely Jackson, stands in its way. What the developer doesn't know is that the island has a remarkable history, and locals believe it is cursed... and the past is never the past...<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Grisham, John<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />292 pages ; 24 cm.<br />Camino series ; 3.<br /><br />11 copies <br /> You like it darker / Stephen King. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268671&CF=BIB 'You like it darker? Fine, so do I', writes Stephen King in the afterword to this magnificent new collection of twelve stories that delve into the darker part of life - both metaphorical and literal. 'Two Talented Bastids' explores the long-hidden secret of how the eponymous gentlemen got their skills. In 'Danny Coughlin's Bad Dream', a brief and unprecedented psychic flash upends dozens of lives, Danny's most catastrophically. In 'Rattlesnakes', a sequel to Cujo, a grieving widower travels to Florida for respite and instead receives an unexpected inheritance - with major strings attached. In 'The Dreamers', a taciturn Vietnam vet answers a job ad and learns that there are some corners of the universe best left unexplored. 'The Answer Man' asks if prescience is good luck or bad and reminds us that a life marked by unbearable tragedy can still be meaningful. 'You like it darker? Fine, so do I', writes Stephen King in the afterword to this magnificent new collection of twelve stories that delve into the darker part of life - both metaphorical and literal. 'Two Talented Bastids' explores the long-hidden secret of how the eponymous gentlemen got their skills. In 'Danny Coughlin's Bad Dream', a brief and unprecedented psychic flash upends dozens of lives, Danny's most catastrophically. In 'Rattlesnakes', a sequel to Cujo, a grieving widower travels to Florida for respite and instead receives an unexpected inheritance - with major strings attached. In 'The Dreamers', a taciturn Vietnam vet answers a job ad and learns that there are some corners of the universe best left unexplored. 'The Answer Man' asks if prescience is good luck or bad and reminds us that a life marked by unbearable tragedy can still be meaningful.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>King, Stephen, 1947-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />484 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - KIN - Onloan - Due: 25 Jul 2024 - W00195475<br /> Act of defiance / Andrews & Wilson. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268694&CF=BIB US intelligence says there's something going on in Russia. While their land forces have been decimated by corruption and incompetence, the Navy seems to be pouring money into some secret project. Analysts are stumped, until the knot is untangled by one particularly bright young woman at the Office of Naval Intelligence - Katie Ryan, the youngest daughter of President Jack Ryan. Like her father, she sees patterns where other don't, and she's determined that the Russians are about to launch a super missile submarine, the Belgorod. Now the race is on to determine where the sub is and whether it poses a threat to the continental US. US intelligence says there's something going on in Russia. While their land forces have been decimated by corruption and incompetence, the Navy seems to be pouring money into some secret project. Analysts are stumped, until the knot is untangled by one particularly bright young woman at the Office of Naval Intelligence - Katie Ryan, the youngest daughter of President Jack Ryan. Like her father, she sees patterns where other don't, and she's determined that the Russians are about to launch a super missile submarine, the Belgorod. Now the race is on to determine where the sub is and whether it poses a threat to the continental US.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Andrews, Brian, 1973-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Sphere, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />548 pages ; 24 cm.<br />Jack Ryan novel ; 24.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - AND - Available - W00195489<br />Jandowae Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - AND - Available - W00195488<br /> Mary I : queen of sorrows / Alison Weir. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268695&CF=BIB Adored only child of Henry VIII and his Queen, Katherine of Aragon, Princess Mary is raised in the golden splendour of her father's court. But the King wants a son and heir. With her parents' marriage, and England, in crisis, Mary's perfect world begins to fall apart. Exiled from the court and her beloved mother, she seeks solace in her faith, praying for her father to bring her home. But when the King does promise to restore her to favour, his love comes with a condition. The choice Mary faces will haunt her for years to come - in her allegiances, her marriage and her own fight for the crown. Can she become the queen she was born to be? Adored only child of Henry VIII and his Queen, Katherine of Aragon, Princess Mary is raised in the golden splendour of her father's court. But the King wants a son and heir. With her parents' marriage, and England, in crisis, Mary's perfect world begins to fall apart. Exiled from the court and her beloved mother, she seeks solace in her faith, praying for her father to bring her home. But when the King does promise to restore her to favour, his love comes with a condition. The choice Mary faces will haunt her for years to come - in her allegiances, her marriage and her own fight for the crown. Can she become the queen she was born to be?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Weir, Alison, 1951-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Headline Review, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />527 pages : 1 genealogical table ; 24 cm.<br />Tudor Rose ; 3.<br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Adult Fiction - WEI - Available - W00195484<br /> The paradise problem / Christina Lauren. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268698&CF=BIB Anna Green thought she was marrying Liam 'West' Weston for access to subsidized family housing while at UCLA. She also thought she'd signed divorce papers when the graduation caps were tossed, and they both went on their merry ways. Three years later, Anna is a starving artist living paycheque to paycheque while West is a Stanford professor. Now there's a catch. Due to an antiquated clause in his grandfather's will, Liam won't see a penny of his inheritance until he's been happily married for five years. He has no choice but to turn to the one person he's afraid to introduce to his one-percenter parents - his unpolished, not-so-ex-wife. Anna Green thought she was marrying Liam 'West' Weston for access to subsidized family housing while at UCLA. She also thought she'd signed divorce papers when the graduation caps were tossed, and they both went on their merry ways. Three years later, Anna is a starving artist living paycheque to paycheque while West is a Stanford professor. Now there's a catch. Due to an antiquated clause in his grandfather's will, Liam won't see a penny of his inheritance until he's been happily married for five years. He has no choice but to turn to the one person he's afraid to introduce to his one-percenter parents - his unpolished, not-so-ex-wife.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Lauren, Christina<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Piatkus, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />340 pages ; 20 cm<br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Romance - LAU - Onloan - Due: 12 Aug 2024 - W00195407<br />Tara Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Romance - LAU - Onloan - Due: 17 Jul 2024 - W00195406<br /> The deed / Susannah Begbie. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268699&CF=BIB Tom Edwards is dying, and cranky. He's made his peace with the dying part. But he'd bet his property - the whole ten thousand acres of it - that there'd be no wailing at his funeral. His kids wouldn't be able to chop down a tree, let alone build a coffin to bury him in. Then Tom has an idea ... Christine is furious, David ashen-faced, and Sophie distracted. Only Jenny listens carefully as Vince Barton, of Barton & Sons, reads their father's will. Either they build his coffin - in four days - or they lose their inheritance. All of it. A perceptive and unforgettable debut novel, The Deed explores the messy, sometimes volatile, complications that only the best and worst of family can bring. Sometimes greed can be good. Tom Edwards is dying, and cranky. He's made his peace with the dying part. But he'd bet his property - the whole ten thousand acres of it - that there'd be no wailing at his funeral. His kids wouldn't be able to chop down a tree, let alone build a coffin to bury him in. Then Tom has an idea ... Christine is furious, David ashen-faced, and Sophie distracted. Only Jenny listens carefully as Vince Barton, of Barton & Sons, reads their father's will. Either they build his coffin - in four days - or they lose their inheritance. All of it. A perceptive and unforgettable debut novel, The Deed explores the messy, sometimes volatile, complications that only the best and worst of family can bring. Sometimes greed can be good.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Begbie, Susannah<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Gadigal Country ; Sydney, NSW : Hachette Australia, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />374 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Australiana - BEG - Available - W00195362<br /> The nurses of Eastby End / Anna Jacobs. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268700&CF=BIB When Rachel qualifies as nurse, she does so because she wants to help others and make a difference. But she is also running from a past life that must stay hidden forever. Completing her training, Rachel moves to London but misses home desperately, so when she hears about an opportunity to train as a district nurse in a village near Rochdale, she seizes the opportunity, even though it will take her closer to the trouble she left behind. She knows nothing about Eastby End and she is shocked to find it a little more than a slum. It's clear she will need to work hard and keep her wits about her to win the trust of the villagers. Joss Townley has been reluctantly working in his father's factory but is appalled at the conditions the workers endure. When his father dies, he sells up immediately to begin travelling but is called home by his mother in an emergency - in order to save the family's fortune he must take on a house in a place called Eastby End. He has no idea what he has bought, and is appalled to see his new neighbours' misery and anger. A meeting with the mayor, Walter Crossley, gives him direction and focus for the first time in his life, and brings him into contact with Rachel. When Rachel qualifies as nurse, she does so because she wants to help others and make a difference. But she is also running from a past life that must stay hidden forever. Completing her training, Rachel moves to London but misses home desperately, so when she hears about an opportunity to train as a district nurse in a village near Rochdale, she seizes the opportunity, even though it will take her closer to the trouble she left behind. She knows nothing about Eastby End and she is shocked to find it a little more than a slum. It's clear she will need to work hard and keep her wits about her to win the trust of the villagers. Joss Townley has been reluctantly working in his father's factory but is appalled at the conditions the workers endure. When his father dies, he sells up immediately to begin travelling but is called home by his mother in an emergency - in order to save the family's fortune he must take on a house in a place called Eastby End. He has no idea what he has bought, and is appalled to see his new neighbours' misery and anger. A meeting with the mayor, Walter Crossley, gives him direction and focus for the first time in his life, and brings him into contact with Rachel.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Jacobs, Anna<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />356 pages ; 24 cm.<br />Eastby End ; 1.<br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Adult Fiction - JAC - Available - W00195409<br />Tara Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Adult Fiction - JAC - Onloan - Due: 03 Aug 2024 - W00195408<br /> She's not sorry / Mary Kubica. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268701&CF=BIB Meghan Michaels is trying to find balance between being a single mum and working full time as an ICU nurse, when a patient named Caitlin arrives in her ward with a traumatic brain injury. They say she jumped from a bridge and plunged over twenty feet to the train tracks below. When a witness comes forward with new details about Caitlin's fall, it calls everything they know into question. Was Caitlin actually pushed and if so, by whom and why? Meghan lets herself get close to Caitlin until she's deeply entangled in the mystery surrounding her. Only when it's too late, does she realise that she and her daughter could be the next victims... Meghan Michaels is trying to find balance between being a single mum and working full time as an ICU nurse, when a patient named Caitlin arrives in her ward with a traumatic brain injury. They say she jumped from a bridge and plunged over twenty feet to the train tracks below. When a witness comes forward with new details about Caitlin's fall, it calls everything they know into question. Was Caitlin actually pushed and if so, by whom and why? Meghan lets herself get close to Caitlin until she's deeply entangled in the mystery surrounding her. Only when it's too late, does she realise that she and her daughter could be the next victims...<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Kubica, Mary<br />First Australian paperback edition.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Sydney, NSW : HQ Fiction, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />344 pages ; 24 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">2 reserves</span><br /><br />Dalby Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - KUB - On reserve shelf at Dalby Library - W00207825<br />Miles Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - KUB - In-transit from Chinchilla Library to Jandowae Library (Set: 04 Jul 2024) - W00195214<br /> The other tenant / Lesley Kara. https://westerndowns.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=268702&CF=BIB Marlow has always lived in unusual places. But when she accepts a position as a live-in property guardian, she finds herself moving somewhere she swore she'd never return to. Right from the start, she knows it's a terrible mistake. The elegant Victorian school is due to be turned into luxury apartments, but its eerie, empty corridors are full of Marlow's worst memories. And now something sinister is happening on the site. One of the other tenants has disappeared without warning, and Marlow suspects that the nine other guardians know far more than they're letting on. She's determined to find out what happened to the missing woman - but which of these strangers can she trust? And can she uncover the truth before her own past catches up with her? Marlow has always lived in unusual places. But when she accepts a position as a live-in property guardian, she finds herself moving somewhere she swore she'd never return to. Right from the start, she knows it's a terrible mistake. The elegant Victorian school is due to be turned into luxury apartments, but its eerie, empty corridors are full of Marlow's worst memories. And now something sinister is happening on the site. One of the other tenants has disappeared without warning, and Marlow suspects that the nine other guardians know far more than they're letting on. She's determined to find out what happened to the missing woman - but which of these strangers can she trust? And can she uncover the truth before her own past catches up with her?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Kara, Lesley<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Bantam, 2024.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />341 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Chinchilla Library - (Western Downs Libraries) - Mystery & Crime - KAR - Available - W00195369<br />