Best of BARD: August 2017

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For the second month in a row, John Grisham’s Camino Island comes out on top with the most downloads by LBPH patrons in Western Pennsylvania.  But King Patterson, never to be outdone, appears twice (that’s right, twice) in the top five books downloaded by our readers.  Cussler and Connelly round out the group, showing just how much adventure and intrigue grab our readers’ attention and how they refuse to let go.  Murders, heists, hoaxes, and secrets were the major themes of August.  If mayhem is the name of your game, lean back and give these a listen until next month’s Best of BARD.

Camino Island
By John Grisham
DB88138 / CL16643
Thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Bruce Cable owns a bookstore in a sleepy resort town on Florida’s Camino Island and dabbles in stolen books and manuscripts. Young novelist Mercer Mann is commissioned by a mysterious woman to learn Cable’s secrets. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

Murder Games
By James Patterson
DB88443 / CL16651
Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote a bestselling book on criminal behavior. When a copy turns up at a gruesome murder scene–along with a threatening message–it looks like someone has been taking notes. NYPD Detective Elizabeth Needham recruits Dylan to help investigate another souvenir left at the scene–a playing card. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.

Detective Cross
By James Patterson
DB88073
An anonymous caller has promised to set off deadly bombs in Washington, DC. A cruel hoax or the real deal By the time Alex Cross and his wife, Bree Stone, uncover the chilling truth, it may already be too late. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Nighthawk
By Clive Cussler
DB88355
When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, NUMA crew leaders Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine. Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the United States knows the aircraft is carrying a dangerous secret. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.  Bestseller.  2017.

The Late Show
By Michael Connelly
DB88433 / CL16664
Night-shift LAPD detective Renee Ballard must turn over all investigations to the day shift. A once up-and-coming detective, she’s on this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against her supervisor. But one night she catches two assignments she refuses to part with. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2017.