Li­brary serves up Ab­sinthe

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Fic­tion

Ab­sinthe, by Guido Eekhaut. Wal­ter Eekhaut, a vet­eran of the Bel­gian po­lice force joins forces with the chief su­per­in­ten­dent of the Dutch se­cu­rity ser­vice to in­ves­ti­gate the ac­tiv­i­ties of a well-con­nected Rus­sian oli­garch. In Am­s­ter­dam’s shady un­der­belly, their search leads them into a knot of black money in­ter­ests and il­le­gal deal­ings that pit them against both Dutch politi­cians and the Rus­sian mob.

The An­gel in the Glass, by Alys Clare. In June 1604, physi­cian Gabriel Tav­erner and coro­ner Theophilus Davey un­earth a se­ries of shock­ing se­crets while try­ing to dis­cover the iden­tity of an ema­ci­ated va­grant found dead on the edge of the West Coun­try moor.

The Great Dark­ness, by Jim Kelly. As the first black­out of the war en­velops Cam­bridge, DI Eden Brooke, a wounded hero of the Great War, takes his nightly dip in the river Cam. When day­light re­veals a bat­tered corpse on its banks, and the next night brings an­other mur­der, Brooke calls on his fel­low nighthawks for help in dis­cov­er­ing the per­pe­tra­tor of th­ese crimes of the night.

The King Tides, by James Swain. Ex-navy seal Jon Lan­caster and FBI agent Beth Daniels team up to pro­tect the 15-year-old daugh­ter of a Florida neu­ro­sur­geon. Why is she be­ing tar­geted by stalk­ers? Who has some­thing to hide — Nicki or her par­ents? As Lan­caster trawls the depths of south­ern Florida for an­swers, he faces a grow­ing tide of se­crets and de­cep­tion.

News of Our Loved Ones, by Abi­gail DeWitt. Set in France and Amer­ica, this novel ex­am­ines love and loss, beauty and the cost of sur­vival as wit­nessed through two gen­er­a­tions of the De­lasalle fam­ily of Nor­mandy.

Non-fic­tion

Pan­demic 1918, by Catharine Arnold. One hun­dred years ago, in the midst of the First World War, the Span­ish flu virus spread around the world killing more than 50 mil­lion peo­ple. This is an ac­count of the pan­demic’s im­pact on civil­ian and mil­i­tary life.

The Dis­or­dered Mind, by

Eric R. Kan­del. Through ex­am­in­ing the dis­or­dered brain pro­cesses that can af­fect our mind, a No­bel Prize win­ning neu­ro­sci­en­tist ex­plores how the brain pro­duces the ex­pe­ri­ences that de­fine hu­man na­ture.

The Di­nosaur Artist, by

Paige Wil­liams. In a book that in­volves nat­u­ral his­tory, the fos­sil trade, crime and pol­i­tics, jour­nal­ist Paige Wil­liams tells the story of fos­sil dealer Eric Prokopi’s at­tempt to sell a di­nosaur skele­ton from Mon­go­lia on the Amer­i­can mar­ket.

Small Fry, by Lisa Bren­nanJobs. In this mem­oir, the daugh­ter of Steve Jobs of­fers a glimpse into her child­hood and shares what it was like grow­ing up with the leg­endary founder of Ap­ple.

Mas­ter­ing Pizza, by Marc Vetry. From dessert to the clas­sic Margherita, an award-win­ning chef shares recipes and tips for how to cre­ate the per­fect pizza.

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