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“Buckskin Border,” by Les Savage Jr. Five novellas include “Wild Men of the Fur Frontier,” in which a young runaway heads to the wilderness to become a fur trapper; and “King of the Buckskin Breed,” in which a wilderness guide becomes a fugitive after leading a pack train to their deaths.
“Winter of the Coup,” by Carter Travis Young. It was a strange mission—to find, dead or alive, the notorious Indian chief, White Wolf. It was an even stranger search party, headed by an impressive, grandly outfitted promoter, escorted by a troop of U.S. Cavalry, and including a vicious card shark with a game as deadly as his gun and a down-on-his-luck cowboy whose try for a $500 reward leads down a trail where treachery, betrayal and death lurk at every bend.
“Gunfire Mountain,” by Ed La Vanway. Johnny McVay shoots Old Joe Hooker, mistaking him for an outlaw, and promises the dying man to help his daughter get his ranch, only to find that the Fiddleback Ranch also has a claim on the land and the men to back it up.
“An Amish Match on Ice Mountain,” by Kelly Long. Disgrace drove Stephen Lambert from Ice Mountain, but honor drives him back to his Amish home. After rescuing a pregnant, young woman from a burning house, the rugged firefighter knows the remote Amish mountain community is the only place Ella Nichols will be safe from the man who abandoned her. Determined to protect her, Stephen claims the unborn babe as his own. As she steps deeper into his world and discovers his secrets, Ella longs to heal the heart of the man who has captured hers forever.
“Liar, Liar,” by James Patterson and Candice Fox. Detective Harriet Blue is a very good cop gone very bad. In the space of a week, she has committed theft and fraud, resisted arrest, assaulted a police officer, and is considered a dangerous fugitive from the law. It’s all because of one man, Regan Banks. He viciously killed the only person in the world who matters to Harriet and he plans to kill her next. As she recklessly speeds toward the dark side and finally crosses it, Harriet won’t stop until Regan pays for the many lives he has taken.
“Rule of Law,” by John Lescroart. Dismas Hardy knows something is amiss with his secretary, Phyllis. Her out-of-character behavior and sudden disappearances concern Hardy, especially when he learns that her convict brother, a man who served 25 years in prison for armed robbery and attempted murder, has just been released. Things take a turn when Phyllis is arrested at work for allegedly abetting the murder of Hector Valdez, a coyote who’d been smuggling women from El Salvador and Mexico.
“Death by Chocolate Malted Milkshake,” by Sarah Graves. This summer, Eastport’s favorite lovebirds, kindergarten teacher Sharon Sweetwater and Coast Guard Capt. Andy Devine, are getting married. The gala reception is sure to be the fête of the season, especially with a wedding-cake-sized whoopie pie, courtesy of The Chocolate Moose. For Jake and Ellie, the custom-ordered confection will finally reel in some much-needed profits. But the celebratory air, and the sweet smell of success, are ruined by foul murder.
Story time is held Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and lasts 45–60 minutes. Participants read books, followed by a craft or activity.
Chetek Library hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday: 1–6 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.