Some of our latest acquisitions … with the hyperlinks into the library catalogue:

 

Rubbernecker By Belinda Bauer now available from Fish Hoek LibraryBelinda Bauer         Rubbernecker

Patrick has been on the outside all his life. Thoughtful, but different, infuriating even to his own mother, his life changes when he follows an obsession with death to study anatomy at university. When he uncovers a crime that everybody else was too close to see, he proves finally that he has been right all along: nothing is exactly as it seems. Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa. She has worked as a journalist and screenwriter. 

 

Ward Wilson            Five myths about nuclear weapons

Nuclear weapons have always been a serious but seemingly insoluble problem: while they’re obviously dangerous, they are also, apparently, necessary. This groundbreaking study shows why five central arguments promoting nuclear weapons are, in essence, myths.

 

And the mountains echoed by   Khaled Hosseini now available at Fish Hoek LibraryKhaled Hosseini                 And the mountains echoed

In this tale Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most.

 

Peter Carey                          Chemistry of tears

An automaton, a secret love story, a man and a woman who can never meet, and the fate of the warming world are all brought to incandescent life in this haunting new novel from one of the most admired writers of our time.

 

Obituary Writer by Ann Hood now available at Fish Hoek LibraryAnn Hood                             Obituary writer

Part literary mystery and part love story, The Obituary Writer examines expectations of marriage and love, the roles of wives and mothers, and the emotions of grief, regret, and hope.

 

Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino now avaliable at Fish Hoek LibraryKeigo Higashino                Salvation of a saint

Higashino is regarded as the Japanese Stieg Larsson, chiefly known for his mystery novels. In this one, Detective Galileo—returns in a new case of impossible murder, where instincts clash with facts and theory with reality.

 

Peter May                             The Lewis trilogy

A brutal killing takes place on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland: a land of harsh beauty and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith. A murder. Detective Inspector Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. For Lewis-born Macleod, the case represents a journey both home and into his past. A secret. Something lurks within the close-knit island community. Something sinister.

 

Thinking up a Hurricane by Martinique Stilwell  now available at Fish Hoek LibraryMartinique Stilwell              Thinking up a hurricane

In the spring of 1977 Frank Stilwell launched Vingila in Durban harbour.  Never one to be daunted by a challenge or to be resisted in any way, he took his nine year old twins, Robert and Nicky, out of school, persuaded his wife Maureen that they would all learn how to sail and cope with life on the open seas as they went, and prepared to follow his dream of circumnavigating the world.

 

Tarquin Hall                         To the elephant graveyard

To the Elephant Graveyard is the compelling account of the search for a killer elephant in the northeast corner of India, and a vivid portrait of the Khasi tribe, who live intimately with the elephants.

 

Joyce Carol Oates             The accursed

Caroline Myss                     Archetypes: who are you?

Josephine Cox                   The broken man

Zapiro                                    But will it stand up in court?

Peter Lovesy                       Cop to corpse

Karen Rose                          Did you miss me?

Andrew John Philip           Ebony waltz

John Green                          Fault in our stars

Jo-Ann Mapson                  Finding Casey

Denise Mina                         Gods and beasts

Jonathan Kellerman          Guilt

Lawrence Block                 Hit me

Toni Morrison                     Home

Ida Hattemer-Higgins        History of history

John Sandford                    Mad river

Sally Gardner                      Maggot moon

Rose Tremain                     Merivel : a man of his time

Colleen McCullough          Prodigal son

Andy McNab                        Red notice

Tom Clancy                         Threat vector

Helen Robinson                 Trovato link

Ben Elton                             Two brothers

Asa Larsson                        Until the wrath be past