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Safi, Aminah Mae

Summary: A Muslim-American teen goes into denial mode about her role in an out-of-control party that occured during Ramadan, a situation that escalates until she incurs damage that is harder to repair, forcing her to come to terms with her true self. --Publisher

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Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel & Friends 2018

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

Kelly, David A. (David Andrew)

Summary: While visiting Houston, Texas, Mike and Kate tour the Johnson Space Center with an astronaut in the morning and at the Houston Astros' ball game that evening, the cousins search for the person who steals the astronaut's moonrock when he arrives at the stadium to sign autographs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2012

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED BPM 4

Gentry, Amy

Summary: "Thirteen-year-old Julie Whitaker was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night, witnessed only by her younger sister. Her family was shattered, but managed to stick together, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night: the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. The family is ecstatic--but Anna, Julie's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GEN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GEN

Lindsey, David L.

Summary: A police spy story starring Arnette Kepner, a former CIA agent in the Far East, now an independent operator. She is hired by the criminal intelligence division of the Houston Police Department for an undercover investigation of crooked cops involved in drugs and arms smuggling. By the author of Body of Truth.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1994

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LIN

Mills, DiAnn

Summary: Oil and gas magnate Nathan Moore's killer used Moore's pacemaker as a seemingly perfect means of execution. And a bombing at one of Nathan's oil rigs days earlier indicates his death could be part of a bigger conspiracy. Special Agent Tori Templeton's first order of business is separating the personal from the professional: the victim's wife, her best friend, is one of the FBI's prime suspects....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: MYSTERY MIL

Lindsey, David L.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1990

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LIN

Bajaj, Varsha

Summary: Told from two viewpoints, sixth-graders Karina and Chris use social media to stand up to racism in Houston, Texas, after an attack puts Karina's Indian American grandfather in the hospital.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BAJ

Johnston, Joan

Summary: A Houston attorney defends a pharmaceutical company whose drug may have killed a young girl, and when the plaintiff's counsel turns out to be his high school sweetheart, an unexpected romance ensues.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2003

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

Johnston, Joan

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2003

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FICTION Johnston

Heath, Jack

Summary: Timothy Blake, ex-consultant for the FBI, now works in body disposal for a local crime lord. One night he stumbles across a body he wasn't supposed to find and is forced to hide it. When the FBI calls Blake in to investigate a missing university professor, Blake recognizes him as the dead man in his freezer. Then another man goes missing. And another. There's s serial killer in Houston, Texas,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hanover Square Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEA

Burke, James Lee

Summary: On its surface, life in Houston in the 1950s is as you'd expect: stoic fathers, restless teens, drive-in movies, and souped-up Cadillacs. But underneath lies a world shifting under high school junior Aaron Broussard's feet. There's a class war between the 'haves' and the 'have-nots' as well as a real war, Korea, happening on the other side of the world. It is against this backdrop that Aaron...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA Fiction Bur

Appelt, Kathi

Summary: The lives of four characters, including cemetery thief Cade Curtis, a runaway slave, and an illegally captured ocelot, flow together across time through their connections to the Houston bayou and an angel carved from Georgia marble.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2019

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

Stamper, Phil

Summary: When his volatile father is picked to become an astronaut for NASA's mission to Mars, seventeen-year-old Cal, an aspiring journalist, reluctantly moves from Brooklyn to Houston, Texas, and looks for a story to report, finding an ally (and crush) in Leon,the son of another astronaut.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2020

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Mittlefehldt, Rafi

Summary: "Eran Sharon knows nothing of his father except that he left when Eran was a baby. Now a senior in high school and living with his protective but tight-lipped mother, Eran is a passionate young man deeply interested in social justice and equality. When he learns that the Houston police have launched a program to increase traffic stops, Eran organizes a peaceful protest. But a heated moment at...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2019

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

Rogers, Chris

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1998

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ROG

White, Randy Wayne

Summary: Hawker infiltrates a human trafficking operation at the Mexican border. In a forgotten town on the wrong side of Texas, James Hawker stumbles into a fetid dive bar. The most dangerous vigilante in America is blind drunk, and stinks of mescal. He begs the bartender for help getting back across the border, and the man obliges - for a fee. He introduces Hawker to a pair of toughs, who chain him up...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller 2015

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Connelly, Cara

Summary: In her deliciously sexy debut, Cara Connelly gives a whole new meaning to crashing a wedding. Before the wedding Tyrell Brown wanted to get the hell out of Houston and back to his ranch. Instead, he's stuck on a flight to France for his best friend's wedding. To top it off, he discovers he's sharing a seat with Victoria Westin, the blue-eyed, stiletto-heeled lawyer who's been a thorn in his...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins Publishers 2013

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Washington, Bryan

Summary: "In the city of Houston - a sprawling, diverse microcosm of America - the son of a black mother and a Latino father is coming of age. He's working at his family's restaurant, weathering his brother's blows, resenting his older sister's absence. And discovering he likes boys. Around him, others live and thrive and die in Houston's myriad neighborhoods: a young woman whose affair detonates across...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2019

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Ginsburg, Melissa.

Summary: "Danielle Reeves was Charlotte Ford's most loyal and vibrant friend. She helped Charlotte through her mother's illness and death, and opened up about her own troubled family. The two friends were inseparable, reveling in Houston's shadowy corners. But Danielle's addiction got the best of her and she went to prison for four years. When she gets out, she and Charlotte reconnect. Charlotte hopes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GIN

Mills, DiAnn.

Summary: "FBI agent Laurel Evertson's investigation into a scam targeting the elderly takes an unexpected twist when key evidence leads her to Morton Wilmington, a felon she arrested five years ago on her first undercover assignment. That case has haunted her since, and though she's vowed to forget Wilmington--and what she sacrificed to put him away--he is now her best lead. Houston Police Officer...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIL