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The blue dragon by Tierney, Ronald, author.

The blue dragon

A murder at the Blue Dragon, a small apartment building in San Francisco's Chinatown, prompts the absentee owner to hire Chinese American Peter Strand to calm the anxious tenants. But Strand isn't exactly what he appears to be. Neither are the tenants, who on the surface seem to be regular people going about their lives. Strand, a forensic accountant by trade, doesn't intend to investigate the murder, but he soon realizes that this isn't a gang-related killing, as the police believe. The murder

Jul 20, 2016
The boom room by Blechta, Rick, author.

The boom room

Detective Mervin Pratt is enjoying a quiet dinner at his favorite Italian restaurant when he s called in to assist at a murder scene at a popular downtown nightclub. The manager has been stabbed to death in his office. The lead investigator, Detective Gordon, no friend of Pratt s, sees it as an open-and-shut case. He has the suspect, motive and even the murder weapon. But Pratt is unwilling to jump to conclusions. When Pratt s young partner, Dave Ellis, arrives on the scene uninvited and quietly

Jul 21, 2016
The golden age of pirates - an interactive history adventure by Temple, Bob.

The golden age of pirates - an interactive history adventure

"Describes the people and events of the Golden Age of Piracy. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspective of a pirate, a navy sailor, and a merchant ship crewmember"--Provided by publisher.

Jul 24, 2016
The night thief by Fradkin, Barbara Fraser, 1947- author.

The night thief

"Simple country handyman Cedric O'Toole relies on his organic vegetable garden to supplement his meager income, so he's upset when vegetables begin disappearing. After several futile attempts to protect the garden, he stakes it out one night with his shotgun and spots a shadowy figure running into the woods. Cedric follows and finds a young boy living rough on his land. The boy has never been taught to read or write, and no one has reported him missing. No stranger to childhood neglect himself,

Jul 20, 2016
The sinking of the Lusitania - an interactive history adventure by Otfinoski, Steven.

The sinking of the Lusitania - an interactive history adventure

"Describes the sinking of the Lusitania. Readers' choices reveal various historical details"--

Jul 24, 2016
The way it works by Kowalski, William, 1970-

The way it works

Walter Davis is homeless after his mother's death, and he meets the girl of his dreams and tries to keep his circumstances from her.

Jul 20, 2016
This is huge by Benjamin, Lisa.

This is huge

Jul 24, 2016
Turning points by Demko, Paul.

Turning points

Jul 24, 2016
We made it by Benjamin, Lisa.

We made it

"See the work of some of the world's best builders."--Back cover.

Jul 24, 2016
Weird jobs by Benjamin, Lisa.

Weird jobs

Jul 24, 2016
Weird Science by Benjamin, Lisa.

Weird Science

Why do worms eat poop? Why don't spiders get stuck in their own webs? What deep-sea monster has eyes as big as dinner plates? Do sharks really keep growing teeth forever? What tiny animal feasts on your dead skin? Meet some strange things that live in our world.

Jul 24, 2016
Wild Places by Benjamin, Lisa.

Wild Places

Jul 24, 2016
WorkKeys secrets study guide - your key to exam success. by

WorkKeys secrets study guide - your key to exam success.

WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system measuring "real-world" skills that employers believe are critical to job success, including applied mathematics, applied technology, business writing, listening for understanding, locating information, and reading for information.

Jul 22, 2016