August's New Fiction

Every month the New Canaan Library adds more than a hundred new fiction titles for adults. Whether you enjoy historical fiction, romance, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, literary, or alternative fiction, the Library has many new choices for you.  Get started by browsing our latest additions.

 

 

 

 

 

A dance with dragons -- New threats emerge to endanger the future of the Seven Kingdoms, as Daenerys Targaryen, ruling in the East, fights off a multitude of enemies, while Jon Snow, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, faces his foes both in the Watch and beyond the great Wall of ice and stone.

 

 

Happy birthday -- Three driven professionals share the same birthday. And this year, the day that they share will prove to be one that changes their lives forever. Their birthday will set into motion a dramatic series of events--danger, adventure, laughter, heartbreak, and joy...and, ultimately, the most fulfilling "birthday gift" of all.

 

 

Split second -- A serial killer is on the loose, and it's up to FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock to bring him down. They soon discover that the killer has blood ties to the infamous and now long-dead monster Ted Bundy. Savich and Sherlock are joined by agents Lucy Carlyle and Cooper McKnight, and the chase is on...

 

 

Rock bottom -- As a single mom of a special-needs boy, Angela is happy for any work she can get, even if it means returning to the West Virginia hometown she left in disgrace. But when her new boss turns up dead, Angela discovers that her own secrets aren't the only ones her mountain hometown has kept buried.

 

 

French lessons -- A single day in Paris changes the lives of three Americans as they each set off to explore the city with a French tutor, learning about language, love, and loss as their lives intersect in surprising ways.

 

 

 

Dominance -- Harvard professor Alex Shipley made her name as a member of Aldiss’s night class. She not only exposed the truth of Paul Fallows’s identity, but in the process uncovered information that acquitted Aldiss of the heinous 1982 crimes. But when one of her fellow night class alums is murdered— the body chopped up with an axe and surrounded by Fallows novels—can she use what she knows about Fallows and the Procedure to stop a killer before each of her former classmates is picked off, one by one?

 

Ghost story : a novel of the Dresden files -- In his life, Harry's been shot, stabbed, sliced, beaten, burned, crushed, and tortured. And after someone puts a bullet through his chest and leaves him to die in the waters of Lake Michigan, things really start going downhill. But even trapped in the realm between life and death, Harry can't catch a break. He learns that three of his friends are destined to experience unbearable torment and agony. Only by bringing his murderer to justice can he save his friends and move on to what comes next--a feat that would be a lot easier if he had a body and access to his powers.

 

Crime fraîche -- When a peaceful trip to the countryside with her husband is interrupted by several fatal shooting accidents, Parisian Commissaire Capucine Le Tellier decides to investigate after local authorities fail to solve the crimes.

 

 

Portrait of a spy -- After failing to stop a suicide bomber attack in London, master art restorer and assassin Gabriel Allon is summoned by the CIA and is faced with an organization riddled with dissent--and ill-equipped to deal with the deadly new face of global jihadist terror. 

 

 

Burnt mountain -- Growing up, the only place tomboy Thayer Wentworth felt at home was at her summer camp - Camp Sherwood Forest in the North Carolina Mountains. Years later, Thayer marries Aengus, an Irish professor, and they move into her deceased grandmother's house in Atlanta, only miles from Camp Edgewood on Burnt Mountain where her father died years ago in a car accident. There, Aengus and Thayer lead quiet and happy lives until Aengus is invited up to the camp to tell old Irish tales to the campers. As Aengus spends less time at home and becomes more distant, Thayer must confront dark secrets-about her mother, her first love, and, most devastating of all, her husband.

 

Hypnotist -- In the frigid clime of Tumba, Sweden, a gruesome triple homicide attracts the interest of Detective Inspector Joona Linna, who demands to investigate the murders. The killer is still at large, and there's only one surviving witness--the boy whose family was killed before his eyes. Whoever committed the crimes wanted this boy to die: he's suffered more than one hundred knife wounds and lapsed into a state of shock. Desperate for information, Linna sees only one option: hypnotism. He enlists Dr. Erik Maria Bark to mesmerize the boy, hoping to discover the killer through his eyes.

 

Mr. Chartwell -- Charismatic, dangerously seductive, Mr. Chartwell unites eminent statesman Winston Churchill at the end of his career and the vulnerable young London librarian Esther Hammerhans.Can they withstand Mr. Chartwell's strange, powerful charms and his stranglehold on their lives? Can they even explain who or what he is and why he has come to visit?

 

 

In search of the Rose notes -- Drawn back to her old neighborhood and to her former best friend Charlotte when the bones of their babysitter Rose, who disappeared when they were 11, are found, Nora must revisit the events surrounding Rose's disappearance and her own troubled adolescence following those fateful days.

 

 

The Bourne dominion -- Jason Bourne is searching for an elusive cadre of terrorists planning to destroy America's most strategic natural resources and needs the help of his longtime pal General Boris Karpov, the newly appointed head of Russia's most feared spy agency. But Karpov has made a deal with the devil: to prove his worth and value he must kill Bourne.

 

 

Dreams of the dead -- Nina Reilly collaborates with a grave exhumation expert and triggers a cat-and-mouse game between her former investigator Paul van Wagoner and a brilliant killer.

 

 

 

Inverted forest -- Along with the other new counselors, Wyatt arrives expecting to care for children. To their astonishment, they learn that for the first two weeks of the camping season they will be responsible for 104 severely developmentally disabled adults, all of them wards of the state. In preventing a terrible tragedy, Wyatt commits an act whose repercussions will alter his own life and the lives of the other Kindermann Forest staff members for years to come.

 

Last werewolf -- Jacob Marlowe has lost the will to live. For two hundred years he has wandered the world, enslaved by his lunatic appetites and tormented by the memory of his first and most monstrous crime. Now, the last of his kind, he contemplates suicide -- until a violent murder and an extraordinary meeting plunge him straight back into the desperate pursuit of life -- and love.

 

 

Escape -- Emily Aulenbach is thirty, a lawyer married to a lawyer, working in Manhattan. An idealist, she had once dreamed of representing victims of corporate abuse, but now she spends her days in a cubicle talking with victims of tainted bottled water--and she's on the bottler's side.

 

 

Bloodline -- A murderer is targeting the children of victims of an infamous serial killer from London's past and Murder Squad veteran Detective Tom Thorne finds he's dealing with one of the most twisted killers he has ever hunted.

 

 

Dog who came in from the cold -- Terence Moongrove's estate is turned upside down by the cosmological experiments of two New Age operators, while literary agent Barbara Ragg takes on a companion of the Abominable Snowman and Pimlico terrier Freddie de la Hay is recruited by MI6.

 

 

Adrenaline -- When his pregnant wife is kidnapped and he discovers that he has been set up as a traitor, brilliant CIA agent Sam Capra begins a desperate hunt for the unknown enemy who he believes has targeted the wrong man.

 

 

Nightmare thief -- Given an expensive "ultimate urban reality" adventure for her 21st birthday, Autumn invites five friends to join her in a simulated drug deal and manhunt on the streets of San Francisco only to be exploited by real kidnappers, a situation that inadvertently ensnares Jo Beckett and Gabe Quintana.

 

 

Millennium people -- After his ex-wife is killed in a bombing at Heathrow airport, David Markham infiltrates the shadowy protest group responsible and finds himself becoming brainwashed by the group's charismatic leader.