Middletown Thrall Library Invites You to Go... BEYOND THE BESTSELLERS: Your Personal Guide to Interesting Books Not Necessarily Found on Bestseller Lists: Winter 2007 Edition

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  • The Terror by Dan Simmons - In 1840, Sir John Franklin led an expedition of almost two hundred men to the Arctic aboard two retired naval vessels, the Terror and the Erebus, to search for a northwest passage.
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  • Erased from Memory by Diana O'Hehir - Californian Carla Day and her elderly Egyptologist father become involved in a murder linked to a millennia-old Egyptian death.
  • No Trace by Barry Maitland - The latest Block and Kolla police procedural has the Scotland Yard detectives investigating the kidnapping of a six year old. The child's father, a famous artist, exploits the crime for publicity turning a spotlight on the contemporary art world.
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  • Eifelheim by Michael Flynn - A present day historian and his physicist love interest become involved in researching the history of the medieval German village Eifelheim. Is it possible that grasshopper-like aliens led to its disappearance from maps after 1349?
  • Feast of Souls by C.S. Friedman - Kamala dares to become the first female magister in the Kingdom. Will she plunge it into a dark age? This fun and exciting fantasy is the first of a projected trilogy.
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  • Find Me by Carol O'Connell - Vacationing NYPD detective Kathy Mallory becomes involved in the hunt for a child serial killer along Route 66 in the latest powerful entry of the popular series.
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