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  • Left Behind - Jerry B. Jenkins, Tim Lahaye

    • Left Behind - Imagine that suddenly millions of seemingly random people vanish into thin air. Cars are left without drivers, airplanes without pilots, parents without children. Those left behind are people that must not only deal with the wreckage, but they must also try to come to terms with the actual disappearances of friends and loved ones. What happened? Was it aliens, a new form of nuclear technology, the end of the world, or a prophecy of The Bible that is being fulfilled? In this first book of the Left Behind series, LaHaye and Jenkins draw readers into a captivating story of the human condition. Reviewed by Lori, University City Regional Library

    • Tribulation Force

    • Nicolae

    • Soul Harvest

    • Apollyon

    • Assassins

    • The Indwelling

    • The Mark

  • Stephanie Plum - Janet Evanovich

    • One for the Money

    • Two for the Dough

    • Three to get Deadly

    • Four to Score - Janet Evanovich has scored again with her newest Four to Score. Stephanie Plum, a New Jersey bail bondswoman, is tracking Maxine Norwicki, who failed to appear in court on a car-theft charge by her ex-boyfriend. Now the ex-boyfriend is interested in getting back love letters he supposedly wrote to Maxine. But why do Maxine’s friends keep turning up dead or mutilated? And why were Stephanie’s apartment and car blown up? All the familiar, quirky characters are here: Sally Sweet, a cross-dressing drag queen; Lula, the 250-pound ex-hooker who works for Stephanie’s cousin ,Vinnie; and Grandma Mazur, who packs a Glock and is always looking for a little action. Another funny romp through the underside of Trenton as only Evanowich can provide. Reviewed by Natalie, Morrison Regional Library

    • High Five - Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter in Trenton, New Jersey, is almost out of work. She is reduced to taking on odd jobs for the mysterious Ranger, whose activities are often illegal, but never immoral. She searches for Fred, her missing uncle, becoming involved in a murder, a car bombing and an embezzling scheme. You'll meet ex-prostitute, Lulu; the illusive Joe Morelli; stun-gun toting Grandma Mazur and Stephanie's horrified parents who want her to work in the local button factory. Throw in a cliffhanger of an ending and you'll be entertained until the very last paragraph. Reviewed by Karen, Morrison Regional Library

    • Hot Six - Bond enforcement agent Stephanie Plum is hot on the trail of a suspected murderer who is FTA (Failure To Appear). Unfortunately, the suspect is Ranger, her bounty-hunting mentor. Ranger lives under the radar, so Stephanie has her work cut out for her. Complicating her search are a nervous dog, a wisecracking grandmother, a couple of inept wise guys, and the handsome detective who has been tormenting her since high school. Fans of humorous mysteries featuring quirky characters will appreciate this latest entry in the Stephanie Plum series. Reviewed by Sarah, Independence Regional Library

  • The Cat Who... - Lilian Jackson Braun

    • The Cat Who Read Backwards

    • The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern

    • The Cat Who Turned On and Off

    • The Cat Who Saw Red

    • The Cat Who Played Brahms

    • The Cat Who Played Post Office

    • The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare

    • The Cat Who Sniffed Glue

    • The Cat Who Went Underground

    • The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts

    • The Cat Who Lived High

    • The Cat Who Knew A Cardinal

    • The Cat Who Moved A Mountain

    • The Cat Who Wasn't There

    • The Cat Who Went Into the Closet

    • The Cat Who Came to Breakfast

    • The Cat Who Blew the Whistle

    • The Cat Who Said Cheese

    • The Cat Who Tailed a Thief

    • The Cat Who Sang for the Birds

    • The Cat Who Saw Stars

    • The Cat Who Robbed a Bank -Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum are involved once again in a murder in Pickax, on Michigan’s Upper Penisula. Braun’s gift of description brings the county Highland Games, local activities and eccentric characters to life. Qwill interprets the cats’ antics as important messages from the cat mind. He notes each incident and goes about his nosy, news gathering reporter’s life. The author leaves no question about Koko being “the brains of the family” while making the reader wonder if there isn’t more between Polly and Qwill than the newsman admits. Another great read for cat lovers.  Reviewed by Jennifer, Law Library

  • Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling

    • Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone - Harry Potter was just a regular kid. At least for a little bit of his lifetime. He was sent away to his Aunt and Uncle's house after his parents had died. The Dursleys had a son named Dudley. He was an over-sized boy who was always mean to Harry. One day Harry found out he was a wizard. He then went away to a wizard school named Hogwarts. He learns what magic is and he also learns many spells. When he is there he becomes star of the Quidditch team. This book is my third favorite ever. Its only competitors were the other two Harry Potter books. I liked it because it had a lot of action and excitement. The book seems so real you can imagine the character's faces. Reviewed by Michael, Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School

    • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Back for his second year of wizard school, Harry Potter reunites with many of the characters from the first novel in this series, and finds a new famous wizard as the professor of Defense Against Dark Arts. Harry quickly becomes involved in a mystery dating back 40 years involving Hagrid, and the Chamber of Secrets. Entwining the past and present, the book draws suspicion on all with twists and turns coming from every direction. An excellent book whether read alone, or with the rest of the series, it is a fast-moving, exciting tale that you won't be able to put down once you've started it. Reviewed by Diana S., Main Library

    • Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azakban - To label the Harry Potter books a children's phenomena is hardly doing them justice. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third book in the series, follows Harry Potter, a young boy who recently found out he is a wizard and now attends wizard school, through his third school year. During this time he faces his innermost fears - his parents death (which happened long before the book begins), friendship, and a battle between good and evil. The book moves at a thrilling pace that will delight both adults and children with adventure, intrigue, and fun. Reviewed by Diana S., Main Library

    • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Harry enters his fourth year at Hogwarts needing courage and wizarding skills far beyond his fourteen years! Though haunted by a scar-scorching nightmare of the evil Lord Valdemort, Harry finds he has more immediate concerns. Will the Dursleys, his horrid aunt and uncle, allow him to attend the Quidditch World Cup Championship? Who'll be chosen to compete in the mysteriously reinstated Triwizard Tournament? Will Ron and Hermione remain his closest friends, or will Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts change each--forever? J.K. Rowling's masterful epic of intrigue and heroic coming-of-age confirms why she holds four spots on the National Bestseller List! Reviewed by Shawnee, South County Regional Library


  • Left Behind - Jerry B. Jenkins, Tim Lahaye

    • Left Behind

    • Tribulation Force

    • Nicolae

    • Soul Harvest

    • Apollyon

    • Assassins

    • The Indwelling

    • The Mark



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