New & Notable - Adult

Postmark Berlin : a mystery

Emery, Anne, author.
2020

"Father Brennan Burke is struggling, and he's been coping the only way he knows how: self-medicating with drink. He's barely managing, but his troubles intensify when the body of one of his parishioners washes up on the coast of Halifax. Meika Keller came to Canada after escaping past a checkpoint in the Berlin Wall. An army colonel is charged with her murder, and defence lawyer Monty argues that Meika's death was a suicide, which is the last thing Father Burke wants to hear. Guilty of neglecting his duties as a priest when Meika needed him most, Brennan feels compelled to uncover whatever instigated her cry for help and led to her death. The story takes us from the historic Navy town of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to the history-laden city of Berlin, as Brennan and his brother Terry head to Germany in search of answers. And while Brennan will stop at nothing to find what, or who, is responsible for Meika's death, nothing could have prepared the priest for the events that unfold."-- Provided by publisher.

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The Fifth Avenue story society : a novel

The Fifth Avenue story society : a novel

Hauck, Rachel, 1960- author
2020

An invitation to join The Fifth Avenue Story Society gives five New York strangers a chance to rewrite their own stories.

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She lover of death

She lover of death

Akunin, B. (Boris), author
2020

Naive young Masha Mironova arrives in Moscow at the turn of the century and becomes Columbine, a reckless and daring young woman who soon discovers the Lovers of Death - a small group of poets enraptured by death and conduct seances to determine death's next chosen lover. The string of suicides resulting from the group have drawn attention. Erast Fandorin begins to investigate the suicides while also trying to convince the members that death is neither beautiful nor poetic and should not be sought out.

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