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December 18, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : New Adult Historical Fiction

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New Historical Fiction Books for Adults

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Historical Fiction books for adults.

 

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The Hapsburg Variation: A Cold War Thriller

The Hapsburg Variation: A Cold War Thriller
Rapp, Bill

Eight years into his career with the CIA, Karl Baier once again finds himself on the front line of the Cold War. He is stationed in Vienna in the spring of 1955 as Austria and the four Allied Powers are set to sign the State Treaty, which will return Austria's independence, end the country's postwar occupation, and hopefully reduce tensions in the heart of Europe. But the Treaty will also establish Austrian neutrality, and many in the West fear it will secure Soviet hegemony in Eastern Europe and create a permanent division. Asked to help investigate the death of an Austrian aristocrat and Wehrmacht veteran, Baier discovers an ambitious plan not only to block the State Treaty, but also to subvert Soviet rule in lands of the old Hapsburg Empire. Then Baier's wife is kidnapped, and the mission becomes intensely personal. Many of his basic assumptions are challenged, and he discovers that he cannot count on loyalties, even back home in Washington, D.C. At each maddening turn in the investigation, another layer must be peeled away. Even if Baier succeeds in rescuing his wife, he faces the unenviable task of unraveling an intricate web of intrigue that reaches far back into the complicated history of Central Europe.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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The Great Alone

The Great Alone
Hannah, Kristin

Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, AK. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out, especially classmate Matthew Walker, who likes everything about Leni. Yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia takes over their lives and exacerbates what Leni sees as the toxic relationship between her parents. The Allbrights are as green as greenhorns can be, and even first love must endure unimaginable hardship and tragedy as the wilderness tries to claim more victims.


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Holds: 8 on 31 copies

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White Houses: A Novel

White Houses: A Novel
Bloom, Amy, 1953-


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 18 copies

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The Day of the Jackal

The Day of the Jackal
Forsyth, Frederick, 1938-

A killer at the top of his profession, unknown to any secret service in the world, has a contract to kill French president Charles DeGaulle, one of the world's most heavily guarded men.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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No Other Duke Will Do

No Other Duke Will Do
Burrowes, Grace

In desperate need of a wealthy bride so he can save his family's estate, the Duke of Haverford is instead drawn to marriage-averse Miss Elizabeth Windham, an intelligent beauty whom he connects with until gossip, meddling siblings and financial disaster threaten to derail their love.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 6 copies

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The Lord Meets His Lady

The Lord Meets His Lady
Conkle, Gina


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Bucket's List: A Charley Field Victorian Mystery

Bucket's List: A Charley Field Victorian Mystery
Blackwood, Gary L.

December, 1853. Having found fame as the inspiration behind Inspector Bucket in Charles Dickens' recent bestselling serialization, Bleak House, former Detective Inspector Charley Field has set himself up as a private enquiry agent - so far without success. Matters become personal however when the body of a local prostitute is found floating in the Serpentine in Hyde Park. Having often enjoyed Rosa's company, Charley is disinclined to believe the official verdict of suicide. Convinced Rosa was murdered, he determines to track down the mysterious client who visited her the day she died. But when he finally encounters the man he believes responsible for her death, Charley discovers that there's more to Rosa's murder than even a veteran sleuth like himself could imagine.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Winter Warning: An Isaac Sidel Novel

Winter Warning: An Isaac Sidel Novel
Charyn, Jerome

In the 1980s, former New York City police commissioner and mayor Isaac Sidel becomes president of the United States after the former president resigns due to corruption, but Sidel must evade assassins sent by a shady cabal of Swiss bankers.


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Highland Dragon Rebel

Highland Dragon Rebel
Cooper, Isabel

"After a long and bloody war, Scotland has finally won its independence. But Highland dragon Moiread MacAlasdair knows peace balances on the edge of a blade, and she will do anything to keep her homeland from falling to English control. Even if that means escorting a powerful new ally into the otherworld itself and defending him with her life. Madoc of Avandos is on a critical mission to cement alliances against the British. Powerful men would kill to see him fail--but as he and his fiercely beautiful warrior fight their way through hostile lands, Madoc is faced with a difficult choice: sacrifice everything for the cause or let himself burn for the love of a dragon"--Page [4] of cover.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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The Betrayal of the Blood Lily

The Betrayal of the Blood Lily
Willig, Lauren

Overview: Whisked away to nineteenth-century India, Penelope Deveraux plunges into the court intrigues of the Nizam of Hyderabad, where no one is quite what they seem. New to this strange and exotic country-where a dangerous spy called the Marigold leaves venomous cobras as his calling card-she can trust only one man: Captain Alex Reid. With danger looming from local warlords, treacherous court officials, and French spies, Alex and Penelope may be all that stand in the way of a plot designed to rock the very foundations of the British Empire.


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Holds: 2 on 4 copies

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