Looking for something new? We have selected a few noteworthy titles to feature for audiobooks, digital media, dvd, and large print.

Featured Audiobook

Magpie Murders

Title: Magpie Murders: A Novel

AuthorHorowitz, Anthony, 1955- author

Publisher: Harper Audio, Pub date:[2017]

Pages:13 audio discs (15 3/4 hr.)

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Magpie Murders is a double puzzle for puzzle fans, who don’t often get the classicism they want from contemporary thrillers.” –Janet Maslin, The New York Times

From the New York Times, bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original modern-day mystery.

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway’s latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she’s intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pund, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan’s traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job.

Conway’s latest tale has Atticus Pund investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she’s convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.

Masterful, clever, and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the listener becomes the detective.

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Featured e-Audiobook, Available on hoopla digital

Title: Silver Silence e-Audio Book

Author: Singh, Nalini, 1977- author.

Publisher: Tantor Audio, Pub date:2017.

Pages:1 online resource (1 audio file (16hr., 03 min.)

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“Silver Silence is a new chapter in the Psy/Changeling series. As the world tries to adjust after a peace accord, Silver Mercant takes center stage. As head of an aid organization reacting to rampant terrorism, she’s an obvious target. But Alpha Valentin Nikolaev has already decided she’s his to protect. Valentin and Silver start tracking down deadly shadow factions that want to undermine the Trinity Accords. Diverse and fascinating world-building is on full display along with a bumped up level of humor in the face of adversity.”

Jessica Trotter, Capital District Area Libraries, Lansing, MI

Featured DVD

Title: Africa’s Great Civilizations

Author: Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.

Publisher: PBS, Pub date:2017.

Pages:2 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.)

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“Skip Gates invites viewers to discover the complexity, grandeur, and diversity of the great civilizations that once flourished across the African continent…”

PBS catalog

This six-hour documentary series chronicles 200,000 years of Africa’s untold history, beginning with the origin of man and the formation of early human societies. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., the series details significant historical events, including the rise of African kingdoms and the growth of trade networks with the Middle East, Europe, and China. The series also traces the roots of agriculture, writing, artistic expression and iron working.

Featured Large Print Edition

Title: Beartown

Author: Backman, Fredrik, 1981- author.

Publisher: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, Pub date:2017.

Pages:689 pages (large print)

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“Backman’s most complex novel to date takes place in the small, hockey-crazed village of Beartown.  He deftly weaves together the stories of the players, the coaches, the parents, and the fans as Beartown’s hockey team chases its dream of winning a championship.  Weighty themes are explored.  How high a price is too high for success?  How deadly is silence?  Who can you trust with your secrets?  How far will you compromise your beliefs in the name of friendship?  There are no easy answers.  A great book club choice.”

Janet Lockhart, Wake County Public Library, Cary, NC