She’s back each Tuesday, pimpin’ out notable new releases to place on your radar, so let the tempting, publisher-provided plot descriptions begin!
FEAST DAY OF FOOLS by James Lee Burke — Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town with a deep and abiding respect for the citizens in his care. Still mourning the loss of his cherished wife and locked in a perilous almost-romance with his deputy, Hackberry feeds off the deeds of evil men to keep his own demons at bay. When alcoholic ex-boxer Danny Boy Lorca witnesses a man tortured to death in the desert and reports it, Hack’s investigation leads to the home of Anton Ling, a regal, mysterious Chinese woman known for sheltering illegals.
THE DOVE OF DEATH by Peter Tremayne — In A.D. 670, an Irish merchant ship is attacked by a pirate vessel off the southern coast of the Breton peninsula. Merchad, the ship’s captain, and Bressal, a prince from the Irish kingdom of Muman, are killed in cold blood after they have surrendered. Among the other passengers who manage to escape the slaughter are Fidelma of Cashel and her faithful companion, Brother Eadulf. Once safely ashore, Fidelma, sister to the King of Muman, is determined to bring the killers to justice.
WEREWORLD: RISE OF THE WOLF by Curtis Jobling — Imagine a world ruled by Werelords, men and women who can shift at will into bears, lions and serpents. When Drew suddenly discovers he’s not only a werewolf, but the long-lost heir to the murdered Wolf King’s throne, he must use his wits and newfound powers to survive in a land suddenly full of enemies. Drew’s the only one who can unite the kingdom in a massive uprising against its tyrant ruler, Leopold the Lion. But the king is hot on Drew’s tail and won’t rest until he’s got the rebel Wolf’s head.
GANDHI: A MANGA BIOGRAPHY by Kazuki Ebine — The life of a true 20th-century hero told in a vibrant graphic novel format. Through his quietly powerful leadership and influential use of nonviolent resistance in India’s struggle against the British Raj, Mahatma Gandhi became one of the most revered figures of the modern era. While history has recorded Gandhi’s words and deeds, the man himself has been eclipsed by maxims of virtuosity that seem to have little resonance in our everyday lives.
I LOVE LUCY: A CELEBRATION OF ALL THINGS LUCY: INSIDE THE WORLD OF TELEVISION’S FIRST GREAT SITCOM by Elisabeth Edwards — Upon the 60th anniversary of the landmark television show’s debut and the 100th birthday of superstar Lucille Ball, I LOVE LUCY includes rare backstage photos and images from the stars’ personal collections, Ball’s personal commentary on her favorite episodes, trivia, character bios, fashions, music, recipes and more.
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