Do you covet those unattainable books on the holds shelf behind the circulation desk? Here are the titles published this year that have checked out the most at BHPL:
1. Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich
A caper involving thrice stolen money, a racehorse, a car chase and a bad case of hives
2 (tie). The Appeal by John Grisham
"Millionaire purchases an unsuspecting candidate to run for Supreme Court judge when Mississippi rules against his chemical company."
2 (tie). Missing Witness by Gordon Campbell
The writing debut of a 64-year-old lawyer, this is "a suspenseful legal thriller that has drawn comparisons to the early work of Scott Turow."
4. 7th Heaven by James Patterson
"The Women's Murder Club chases a killer with a taste for fire."
5. The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller
"A mesmerizing portrait of two marriages exposed in all their shame and imperfection, and in their obdurate, unyielding love."
6 (tie). Waiting To Surface by Emily Listfield
"'It is possible, after all, for someone to vanish off the face of the earth.' So begins Listfield's autobiographical sixth novel, which echoes her own experience of losing a husband of 10 years either to death or mysterious disappearance."
6 (tie). People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
"An Australian rare book conservator uncovers the provenance of the newly reappeared Sarajevo Haggadah."
10 (tie). The Secret Between Us by Barbara Delinsky
"Relationships are brought to the limit in Delinsky's splendid latest exploration of family dynamics."
10 (tie). The Chameleon's Shadow by Minette Walters
"Have traumatic brain injuries suffered in Iraq altered a young British army officer's personality enough to make him a murderer?"
10 (tie). Last Call by James Grippando
"A Miami criminal defense lawyer and his best friend, bar owner Theo, follow a twisting 20-year-old trail of evidence in the murder of Theo's mother."
10 (tie). Lady Killer by Lisa Scottoline
"In high school, Trish Gambone and her friends wouldn't give Mary DiNunzio, now an attorney, the time of day. Now Trish needs Mary's help to get out of a deadly predicament."