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When death shatters the serenity of the exclusive, moneyed enclave of Tuxedo Park, N.Y., Eliza Blake, co-host of the country's premier morning television show, "KEY to America," is on the scene. While attending a lavish gala at her friends' newly renovated estate, Pentimento, Eliza's host is found dead -- a suicide that is the first act in a macabre and intricately conceived plan to expose the sins of the past involving some of the town's most revered citizens. As Pentimento gives up its secrets, it becomes clear that no amount of wealth or privilege will keep the residents of Tuxedo Park safe. But just when Eliza unearths one final surprise, she comes face-to-face with a murderer who believes that some puzzles should never be solved.

"Dying for Mercy," by Mary Jane Clark, is on the Reserve Shelf at Walla Walla Public Library.

Featured books will be available for the public today. They can also be placed on hold online at wallawallapubliclibrary.org or by calling the library for assistance at 527-4550. Other books include:

Fiction


"Sanctuary," by Ken Bruen

When a letter containing a list of victims arrives in the post, P.I. Jack Taylor tells himself that it's got nothing to do with him. He has enough to do just staying sane. His close friend Ridge is recovering from surgery and alcohol's siren song is calling to him ever more insistently. A guard and then a judge die in mysterious circumstances. But it is not until a child is added to the list that Taylor determines to find the identity of the killer and stop him at any cost. What he doesn't know is that his relationship with the killer is far closer than he thinks. And it's about to become deeply personal.


Nonfiction

"Life is Friends," by Jeanne Martinet

How can it be that you receive dozens of personal e-mails or texts every day but have nothing to do Saturday night? Or that you're constantly juggling a jam-packed schedule while always feeling that something essential is missing? Who the heck took the social out of your social life? With an attitude that's savvy, sympathetic and down-to-earth. Martinet gives you the game plan for relearning the lost art of socializing. Forget texting, IMing, Facebook and Internet relationships. When it comes to building real friendships, she says, there's simply no substitute for live, in-person hospitality. Brimming with generous amounts of wit, all-true-stories and advice that's both pithy and practical, "Life is Friends" gets us back on the path to social success and satisfaction. So read what Martinet has to say. And then, go ahead -- invite people over.

"Robin Rescues Dinner," by Robin Miller

It's great to have an ambitious plan to cook healthy dinners from scratch every night. It's an entirely different story to execute it! Not to worry. Robin Miller, star of Food Network's Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller and Robin to the Rescue, is here to save the day.

Known for her quick, bright ideas for healthy and satisfying meals, Robin shares her unique and completely realistic strategy for a busy workweek in "Robin Rescues Dinner." It's as simple as planning three dishes in advance so that you're prepared, no matter what the week brings! Here you'll find 52 weeks of meals, each including three weeknight main dishes, heaps of suggestions for morphing one dish into another, a bounty of side dishes and desserts and clever tips and techniques to speed up preparation time.

Robin pairs her practical know-how with delectable flavors in more than 350 brand-new recipes brought to life in 38 beautiful color photographs. Starting in January and ending in December, the recipes follow the seasons, with comforting cold-weather dishes in winter and summer plates that make the most of seasonal produce.

Others

"The Second Savior," by Mark Bouton; "Eagle Rising," by David Devereux.


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