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Nancy's Notes - March 19, 2009

"Plum Spooky" by Janet Evanovich, "Lethal Legacy" by Linda Fairstein, "True Colors" by Kristin Hannah
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Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is back in "Plum Spooky" by Janet Evanovich. Things are about to get spooky in Tenton, New Jersey. According to legend, the Jersey Devil prowls the Pine Barrens and soars above the treetops in the dark of night. Wulf Grimoire is a world wanderer and an opportunist who can kill without remorse and disappear like smoke. He's chosen Martin Munch, boy genius, as his new business partner, and he's chosen the Barrens as his playground. Munch received his doctorate degree in quantum physics when he was twenty-two. He's now twenty-four and while his brain is large, his body is not. Wulf Grimoire is looking for world domination while Munch would be happy to see a woman naked. Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has Munch on her most-wanted list for failure to appear in court. Usually she gets her man but this time she needs the help of bounty hunter Diesel. Diesel pops in and out of Plum's life whenever she needs his special tracking skills. He's after Grimoire as well as helping to track down Munch. Their hunt leads them to the Barrens where they survive the cranberry bogs and the Jersey Devil.

The New York Public Library is the setting for Linda Fairstein new novel, "Lethal Legacy". When Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper is summoned to Tina Barr's apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side, she finds a neighbor convinced that the young woman was assaulted. But the terrified victim, a conservator of rare books and maps, refuses to cooperate with investigators. Then another woman is found murdered in that same apartment with an with an extremely valuable book believed to have been stolen. As Alex pursues the murderer, she is drawn into the strange and privileged world of the Hunt family, major benefactors of the New York Public Library and passionate rare book collectors. The search for the answer takes Alex and her team on a breathtaking chase from Manhattan's grandest apartments to the secret tunnels and chambers of the New York Public Library.

Kristin Hannah's newest is entitled "True Colors". It centers around the Grey sisters who have been extrememly close since their mother's death. To their stern father, Henry Grey, appearances are everything. He demands that his daughters reflect his standing in the community. Winona, the oldest, needs her father's approval most of all. She knows that she doesn't have the qualities her father values. As the best lawyer in town, she's determined to someday find a way to prove her worth to him. Aurora is the family peacemaker. Whe tries to keep them all happy, even as she hides her own pain. Vivi Ann is the star of the family. She is adored by all and everything comes easily for her until a stranger comes to town. In a matter of moments the Grey sisters become pitted against one another in ways that could not be imagined.

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