On the shelves: April 1

The following books are available at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

"100 Yards of Glory: The Greatest Moments in NFL History" by Joe Garner celebrates 100 of professional football's greatest moments, players, coaches, teams, and triumphs, and includes a DVD featuring thrilling game footage, commentary, and highlights, direct from the NFL's own archives.

"The Drop" by Michael Connelly raises questions about the new Regional Crime Lab after DNA from an 1989 murder matches that of a twenty-nine-year-old convicted rapist, and Harry Bosch must find whether the man was involved in the crime when he was only eight years old, or whether something very wrong at the lab has compromised all of its DNA cases currently in court.

"Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony" by Jeff Ashton offers the definitive inside story of the case that captivated the nation and the verdict that no one saw coming, as a woman accused of killing her daughter walked away from one of the most sensational murder trials of all time.

"Until Thy Wrath Be Past" by Asa Larsson draws prosecutor Rebecka Martinsson into the investigation of the death of a young woman whose body was found in a river in the far north of Sweden, where rumors of a German supply plane that mysteriously disappeared in 1943 and the memory of Sweden's early collaboration with the Nazis still shame the locals.

"Betrayal: Whitey Bulger and the FBI Agent who Fought to Bring Him Down" by Robert Fitzpatrick shines the spotlight on the man who not only faced one of the country's deadliest gangsters, but also defied the corrupt FBI agents, their political cronies, and other enablers who attempted to block his efforts at every step.

"Micro" by Michael Crichton reveals a universe too small to see and too dangerous to ignore as a group of graduate students, each uniquely talented and flawed, combine their resources and ingenuities to survive and ultimately thwart a danger that threatens to break free into the world at large.

"Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less From Each Other" by Sherry Turkle explores the current realities of digital technology that gives the illusion of companionship without the demands of intimacy, producing a relentless connection that leads, ironically, to a growing new solitude.

Portales Public Library

"The Chalk Girl" by Carol O'Connel. New York City's detective known strictly as Mallory from O'Connel's Find Me, is back after three months lost time. She's back just in time to help solve a case unlike any other.

This case will ultimately lead her to a story of extraordinary crimes, to murders stretching back fifteen years, to black mail and complicity and a particular cruelty that perhaps only someone with Mallory's history could fully recognize.

"Spell Bound: A Hex Hall Novel" by Rachel Hawkins.

Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept the fact that she's a demon with extraordinary magical powers, the Prodigium Council takes them away from her. Sophie is defenseless with her powers locked inside of her, leaving her at the mercy of her sworn enemies-the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium.

The only known spell that can help Sophie is at Hex Hall, the new headquarters of the evil Casnoffs. With her best friend, boyfriend, fiancé, and a ghost for a sidekick, Sophie must battle an army of demons. Can she get her powers before it's too late?

"Peepsqueak" by Leslie Ann Clark.

As soon as he burst out of his shell, little Peepsqueak is on the move! He is determined to fly higher and higher, but is he too little to reach the sky, just yet?

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