April 28, 2019

Romeo’s Fight by James Scott Bell delivers edge of your seat thrills with a pinch of romance, a dash of philosophy, and sprinkled with humor, mythology, and even Shakespeare. All Romeo wanted was to chill by the pool and talk to Zane Donahue, but trouble walked up to ruin a good day when an old friend calls on Romeo to help clear him of a gruesome and unsolved Hollywood murder. Dark and twisted turns then open a wound from Romeo’s own past, thrusting him into a fight for his own life.

The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith brings a hilarious and heartening perspective on Scandinavian crime through a crack team that gets to the bottom of cases other detectives won’t bother to handle. Supernatural visitations at a local spa, a knee stabbing, and an imaginary boyfriend gone missing, all prove no case is too unusual, too complicated, or too, well insignificant for this equally bizarre squad to solve.

Permafrost by Alastair Reynolds travels to the year 2080, at a remote site on the edge of the Arctic Circle, where a group of scientists, engineers and physicians gather to gamble humanity’s future on one last-ditch experiment. Their goal: to make a tiny alteration to the past, averting a global catastrophe while at the same time leaving recorded history intact. However to make the experiment work they need one last recruit, an aging schoolteacher whose late mother was the foremost expert on the mathematics of paradox.

The Hard Break by Aaron Edelheit asserts the demands of productivity that scream our every moment must be maximized and no time wasted, ironically might not be making us all that productive. Edelheit shows the wisdom of taking a hard break – a day without working long hours, emails, texts, tweets and all that keeps us connected every minute – to achieve a good balance, attain more success, and put life back into perspective.

The Revenger: The Life and Times of Wild Bill Hickok by Aaron Woodard examines Wild Bill’s life from birth, through his early manhood, and to his eventual demise. Woven into his life story are the significant role played by the Civil War in the development of his character and philosophy, the effect of popular media in the creation of his legendary status, and the changing of the western landscape and lifestyle that began to eliminate the need for gunmen such as Wild Bill.

Myths and Legends of Yellowstone by Ednor Therriault explores strange events, unusual phenomena, and mysteries in Yellowstone National Park’s history, including ghosts in Old Faithful Inn, nature’s laundromat, to Bigfoot sightings. This fun side of history pulls back the curtain on some of this national treasure’s most fascinating and compelling stories.