On the shelves — Nov. 28

The following books are available at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

“Jumped, Fell, or Pushed? How Forensics Solved 50 ‘Perfect’ Murders” by Steven Koehler puts you in the middle of a crime-scene investigation as detectives, coroners, and other criminal specialists track down clues and unravel the myriad enigmas that surround a crime.

“My Lost Daughter” by Nancy Rosenberg centers on Lily Forrester who is torn between her duty as a mother and her responsibility as a county judge when her daughter is hospitalized in what may be a sadistic treatment center just as a major murder trial is underway in Lily’s court.

“No Small Matter: Science on the Nanoscale” by Felice Frankel introduces the science and technology of small things: the microscopic palace we call the cell that is complex in ways we do not begin to understand and will not be able to mimic for many decades.

“And Thereby Hangs a Tale: Short Stories” by Jeffrey Archer contains fifteen stories from around the globe that showcase the author’s ability for capturing an unforgettable moment in time, whether tragic, comic, or outrageous.

“Seal of Honor: Operation Red Wings and the Life of Lt. Michael P. Murphy, USN” by Gary Williams brings the Afghan war back to the homefront in the story of a valiant young man whose extraordinary heroism made him the most celebrated Medal of Honor recipient since World War II.

“Heaven’s Fury” by Stephen Frey is the mesmerizing tale of a small-town sheriff who must confront the worst violence that man and nature possess when a woman is found murdered inside her family’s snowbound estate as a massive winter storm threatens to cut the town off from the outside world.

“Seized: A Sea Captain’s Adventures” by Max Hardberger opens the hatch on the shadowy world of maritime shipping as the author recounts the true story of his battle against scoundrels and pirates while recovering stolen ships in the world’s most troubled waters.

Portales Public Library

“Three Quarters Dead” by Richard Peck. Kerry knows what the high life feels like when the three most popular girls in school start taking notice in her. At last, she sits at the cool table, she’s in on all the inside jokes and she is willing to do whatever it takes to stay there.

But how much will it take to stay at the top? Kerry realizes that hanging out with the popular crowd isn’t as fun as she thought it would be. When the fun starts to feel like death, what will Kerry do about it?

“Butterfly” by Sonya Hartnett. Plum Coyle is approaching her 14th birthday: when her old life and old body will fall away, and she will become graceful and more at ease with herself. The power in her crystal lamb, yo-yo, antique watch and a penny, all of which she keeps under her bed, will make sure of it.

Plum’s life is changing when her neighbor shows her how she might fly and her friends try to take her down.

“The Fool’s Girl” by Celia Rees. With Violetta’s country in shambles, she and her witty companion, Feste, set out on a mysterious quest to London. Their journey is long and disastrous, but that doesn’t start until they encounter the playwright William Shakespeare. Violetta and Feste are in search of her country’s greatest treasure that the evil Malvolio has stolen. Malvolio’s plan seems difficult, and it isn’t clear who else is involved … until Violetta’s childhood love, Stephano, comes into the picture.