'Ice Shear: A Novel' By M.P. Cooley
A small-town cop's murder investigation turns deadly when she uncovers a web of politics and drugs linked to an outlaw motorcycle gang in this gripping debut suspense novel for fans of "Winter's Bone," "Frozen River," "Breaking Bad" and "Sons of Anarchy."
As a cop on the night shift in Hopewell Falls, New York, June Lyons drives drunks home and picks up the doughnuts. A former FBI agent, she ditched the bureau when her husband died, and now she and her young daughter are back in upstate New York, living with her father, the town's retired chief of police.
When June discovers a young woman's body impaled on an ice shear in the frozen Mohawk River, news of the murder spreads fast; the dead girl was the daughter of a powerful local congresswoman - and her troubled youth kept the gossips busy.
Though June was born and raised in Hopewell Falls, the local police see her as an interloper -resentment that explodes in anger when the FBI arrive and deputize her to work on the murder investigation. But June may not find allies among the federal agents.
The agent heading the case is someone from her past - someone she isn't sure she can trust.
As June digs deeper, an already fraught case turns red-hot when it leads to a notorious biker gang and a meth lab hidden in plain sight - and an unmistakable sign that the river murder won't be the last.
'Cheers for a Dozen Ears: A Summer Crop of Counting' By Felicia Sanzari Chernesky
Summertime means fresh vegetables at the farm stand to pick out and count. This concept book follows a family's stop at the farm stand as they count tomatoes, strawberries, sunflowers -- and yes, ears of corn.
Sanzari Chernesky's simple verses are beautifully accompanied by Susan Swan's collage art.
'101 Freak Accidents' By Igloo books
All over the world, freak accidents occur every day and this book is packed with 101 of the most unusual ones to have happened.
Featuring flying bears, javelins and everything in between, prepare to be entertained, fascinated and grossed out at the same time. Don't worry though, everyone in this book lived to tell the tale.
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