Library serves up Absinthe
These new books are available at St. Catharines Public Library
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.
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.