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Summary: Set in England in the years leading up to the First World War, Downton Abbey tells the story of a complicated community. The house has been home to the Crawley family for many generations, but it is also where their servants live, and plan, and dream, and they are as fiercely jealous of their rank as anyone. Some of them are loyal to the family and committed to Downton as a way of life, others...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE DOW

Colgan, Jenny

Summary: "It's gloriously sunny in Cornwall as the school year starts at the little boarding school by the sea. Maggie, the newest teacher at Downey House, is determined to make her mark. She's delighted to leave the city behind and start her new teaching job, but what will it mean for her now-long-distance relationship with her safe, dependable boyfriend, Stan? Simone is excited and nervous: she's won...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC COL

Garner, Alan

Summary: Living alone in an old house, Joseph Coppock, an introspective young boy, develops a mysterious friendship with a rag-and-bone man called Treacle Walker who introduces him to a world beyond his wildest imagination.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2023

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Galbraith, Robert

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Summary: Private detective Cormoran Strike is contacted by a worried father whose son joined a religious cult, where Strike finds sinister doings and unexplained deaths. Strike's business partner, Robin Ellacott, decides to infiltrate the cult, and she travels to Norfolk to live incognito among its members. But in doing so, she is unprepared for the dangers that await her there and for the toll it will...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GAL

Galbraith, Robert

Summary: In the seventh installment in the Strike series, Cormoran and Robin must rescue a man ensnared in the trap of a dangerous cult. Private Detective Cormoran Strike is contacted by a worried father whose son, Will, has gone to join a religious cult in the depths of the Norfolk countryside. The Universal Humanitarian Church is, on the surface, a peaceable organization that campaigns for a better...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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Winslow, Don

Summary: "Two criminal empires together control all of New England. Until a beautiful modern-day Helen of Troy comes between the Irish and the Italians, launching a war that will see them kill each other, destroy an alliance, and set a city on fire. Danny Ryan yearns for a more "legit" life and a place in the sun. But as the bloody conflict stacks body on body and brother turns against brother, Danny...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2021

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Donoghue, Emma

Summary: Drawing on years of investigation and Anne Lister's five-million-word secret journal, Emma Donoghue presents a novel based on the long-buried love story of Eliza Raine, an orphan heiress banished from India to England at age six, and Anne Lister, a brilliant, troublesome tomboy, who meet at the Manor School for young ladies in York in 1805 when they are both fourteen. As their friendship...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2023

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA FIC DON

Ryan, W. C. (William Charles)

Summary: Winter 1917. As the First World War enters its most brutal phase, back home in England, everyone is seeking answers to the darkness that has seeped into their lives. At Blackwater Abbey, on an island off the Devon coast, armaments manufacturer Lord Highmount has arranged a spiritualist gathering to contact his two sons, both of whom died at the front. Among the guests, two have been secretly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC RYA

Cleeves, Ann

Summary: For fifty years a group of friends have been meeting regularly for reunions on Holy Island, celebrating the school trip where they met, and the friend that they lost to the rising causeway tide five years later. Now, when one of them is found hanged, Vera is called in. Learning that the dead man had recently been fired after misconduct allegations, Vera knows she must discover what the friends...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CLE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CLE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CLE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Cleeves

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: M CLE

King, Laurie R.

Summary: August 1923. All is quiet in the Holmes household in Sussex as Mary Russell works on academic research while Sherlock Holmes conducts malodorous chemistry experiments. But the peace quickly disappears as out of the past comes Dorothy Ruskin, an amateur archeologist from the Holy Land, who brings the couple a lovely inlaid box with a tattered roll of stained papyrus inside. The evening following...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1997

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KIN

Malliet, G. M.

Summary: Something sinister is stirring at Totleigh Hall, the showcase of the English village of Nether Monkslip. Usually, the Lord and Lady of the manor are absent - high tax rates, it is murmured with more than a trace of envy, force them to live on the continent for most of the year. But Lord and Lady Baaden-Boomethistle have been in residence for some weeks now, and the villagers are hoping for a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAL

Griffiths, Elly

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Summary: Hired by the daughters of local writer Melody Chambers to investigate her death, believing she was murdered, Natalka and Edwin go undercover at a creative writing weekend at isolated Battle House where another murder occurs and by the time Edwin infiltrates a sinister book group, he finds himself in danger.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books 2024

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: M GRI

Conaghan, Brian

Summary: "All seventeen-year-old Dylan Mint wants is to keep his Tourette's in check and live as a normal teen, but during a routine hospital visit he overhears that he is going to die, and in an attempt to claim the life he has always wanted he makes a list of "Cool Things To Do Before I Cack It" and sets out to have some fun."--From Publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC CON

Fforde, Jasper.

Summary: The Bookworld's leading enforcement officer, Thursday Next, has been forced into a semiretirement following an assassination attempt, returning home to Swindon and her family to recuperate. But Thursday's children have problems that demand she become a mother of invention: Friday's career struggles in the Chronoguard, where he is relegated to a might-have-been; Tuesday's trouble perfecting the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FFO

Graham, Winston

Summary: "Cornwall 1794. The birth of a son to Elizabeth and George Warleggan serves only to accentuate the rift between the Poldark and Warleggan families. And when Morwenna Chynoweth, now governess to Elizabeth's eldest son, grows to love Drake Carne, Demelza's brother, the enduring rivalry between George and Ross finds a new focus for bitter enmity and conflict."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pan 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRA

Riley, Lucinda.

Summary: "From #1 internationally bestselling author Lucinda Riley, an epic story of family secrets, love, and betrayal set in Imperial India, a magnificent English country house in the 1920s, and that same house today"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Paperback 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RIL

Colgan, Jenny

Summary: "Beloved literature teacher Maggie Adair loves her life at the prestigious Downey House boarding school on the gloriously sunny, windy English coast. It was there that she found her footing as a teacher and fell in love with her colleague David--the two great anchors of her life. But these days Maggie's feeling restless, lured by the promise of a different life back in her Scottish hometown....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2024

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Gunnis, Emily

Summary: A tragic death. A missing baby. A long-kept secret... 1960. Thirteen-year-old Rebecca lives in fear of her father's temper. As a storm batters Seaview Cottage one night, she hears a visitor at the door and a violent argument ensues. By the time the police arrive, Rebecca's parents are dead and the visitor has fled. No one believes Rebecca heard a stranger downstairs... 2014. Iris, a journalist,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Headline Review 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GUN

Summary: This new, 1950s-set adaptation of the classic novel 'The Darling Buds of May' captures the warmth, optimism, and escapism of the Larkin family for a modern generation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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2 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV LAR

McKinney, L. L. (Leatrice L.)

Summary: "In this empowering Black queer romance reimagining of Charlotte Brontë's classic novel, Jane Eyre, the new governess at Thornfield Hall discovers her cruel employer has locked away his wife as revenge for withholding her inheritance and, as his dark plan unfolds, must find a way to save this woman she's come to love"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2024

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC MCK

Cook, Lorna

Summary: "1943: The world is at war, and the villagers of Tyneham are being asked to make one more sacrifice: to give their homes over to the British army. But on the eve of their departure, a terrible act will cause three of them to disappear forever. 2018: Melissa had hoped a break on the coast of Dorset would rekindle her stagnant relationship, but despite the idyllic scenery, it's pushing her and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avon 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COO

Macmillan, Gilly

Summary: By the time you read this, I'll have killed one of your husbands. In an isolated retreat, deep in the Northumbria moors, three women arrive for a weekend getaway. Their husbands will be joining them in the morning. Or so they think. But when they get to Dark Fell Barn, the women find a devastating note that claims one of their husbands has been murdered. Their phones are out of range. There's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC MAC

Harris, Joanne

Summary: It's an incendiary moment for St Oswald's school. For the first time in its history, a headmistress is in power, the gates opening to girls. Rebecca Buckfast has spilled blood to reach this position. As the new regime takes on the old guard, the ground shifts. And with it, the remains of a body are discovered. Rebecca will bury the past so deep it will evade even her own memory, just like she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Crime 2022

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HAR

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR

Halls, Stacey

Summary: In a house full of secrets, the nanny hides her own. West Yorkshire, 1904. When newly graduated nurse Ruby May takes a position looking after the children of Charles and Lilian England, a wealthy couple from a powerful dynasty of mill owners, she hopes it will be the fresh start she needs. But as she adapts to life at the isolated Hardcastle House, it becomes clear there's something not quite...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mira 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAL

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