Friday, January 11, 2008

On the New Book Shelves

Here is a sample of some of the books from our new book shelves this week:

The Torch of Tangier by Aileen G. Baron
Set in 1942, Baron's fast-paced second thriller/mystery featuring Lily Sampson (after 2002's A Fly Has a Hundred Eyes) finds the attractive archaeologist working in Morocco, where her mentor, Prof. Hammond Drury, gets her involved with the clandestine activities of William "Wild Bill" Donovan, the real-life founder of the OSS. (information from Publisher's Weekly)

Darkness Falls by Kyle Mills
Masterful thriller writer Mills returns to his series hero, former FBI agent Mark Beamon (last seen in 2002's Sphere of Influence), with a pulse-pounding apocalyptic scenario that is terrifying in its plausibility. (information from Publisher's Weekly)

The Practical Entomologist : An Introductory Guide to Observing and Understanding the World of Insects by Rick Imes
For beginners who wish to be serious hobbyists, The Practical Entomologist lists organizations and biological supply companies that sell collecting gear and insects for study. (information from Library Journal)

How to Rig an Election : Confessions of a Republican Operative by Allen Raymond
A completely original tale of the disillusioning of a man who enters politics with no illusions, How to Rig an Election is a brilliant and hilarious exposé of how the contemporary political game is really played. (information from Amazon)

The Complete Guide to Chip Carving byWayne Barton
A beginner’s guide from the world’s most renowned chip carver Wayne Barton—author of Chip Carving and Art of Chip Carving—presents what is unquestionably the finest guidance ever for the novice. (information from Amazon)

The World Encyclopedia of Coins & Coin Collecting : The Definitive Illustrated Reference to the World's Greatest Coins and a Professional Guide to Building a Spectacular Collection
by Dr. James Mackay
Practical advice on collecting coins, with tips on how to research, organize and build your collection including the internet marketplace. (information from Amazon)

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