On the shelves — June 1

Clovis-Carver Public Library
Sports Illustrated Baseball’s Greatest
polls the experts to determine the top 10 in more than 20 categories of players, teams and games, along with stunning photography and classic stories from the archives of Sports Illustrated magazine.

A King’s Ransom by Sharon Penman gets inside the hearts and minds of real-life characters in this novel about the life of the crusader King Richard the Lionheart, an undeniably flawed but refreshingly human medieval king whose courage, compassion, and intelligence made him into the stuff of legend.

Understanding Loss and Grief: A Guide Through Life Changing Events by Nanette Mongelluzzo considers the variety of ways that we experience loss over a wide scope of life events and offers the tools we need in order to move through the attendant grieving experiences, both big and small.

The Bootlegger: An Isaac Bell Adventure by Clive Cussler brings detective Isaac Bell back; the dapper, cunning operative whose investigations lead him from the ravages of post-World War I Europe to the speakeasies of New York as he tracks a criminal more ingenious and powerful than any he has ever known.

Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones draws on advice from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists to analyze problem behaviors and apply effective and positive training methods that work.

Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer brings the Barrington and Clifton families marching forward into the 1960s as the Barringtons’ plan to build a new luxury liner hinges on a bluff Yorkshire man who takes his place on the Board of Directors.
The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend by Bob Drury documents the life of the great Sioux warrior-statesman who was the only American Indian in history to defeat the Army in war, forcing the government to sue for peace on his terms.

Portales Public Library
Unlucky 13

By James Patterson
San Francisco detective Lindsey Boxer loves her life as a new mother. She has a wonderful husband, a job that she loves, and great friends that have her back no matter what. But just as Lindsay is finally at her happiest, the FBI sends her a photograph of a beautiful woman from her past: Mackie Morales, the most dangerous psychopath that the Women’s Murder Club has ever come up against. When Morales disappeared years ago, she was presumed dead, but now she is posing as an intern at the police department in order to collect information, all the while continuing to commit murder after murder. Lindsay’s perfect life is ruined now that she knows that Morales is back and killing again, and she and the other members of the Women’s Murder Club race against time to track her down…before she finds them first and gets revenge.

Field of Prey
By John Sandford
When Layton Carlson Jr. picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend over the summer, he didn’t expect to find anything in the abandoned farmyard in the middle of the Minnesota cornfields. But when he smells something horrible in the quiet, private piece of land, her alerts the police, and upon investigation, the police finds a dead body shove d down into an empty cistern. But then more and more bodies are pulled out, and when detective Lucas Davenport is finally called in to look at the case, no less than fifteen corpses have been found. But that isn’t the strangest or most horrifying detail; it appears as though one body had been killed and stored each year, every year, right on schedule. Davenport suspects that the killer must live nearby, and if that is true, than the killer is probably someone that everyone in town sees every single day.

Backlands
By Michael McGarrity
In the sequel to McGarrity’s “Hard Country,” the story of Patrick Kerney, his ex-wife Emma and their younger son Matthew continues, after the tragic death of their oldest son CJ during World War I. Devastated by the loss of the brother that he looked up to, eight-year-old Matthew says goodbye to his childhood as he takes on new duties on the family ranch too old for such a small boy. As he grows older and the nation suffers under the Great Depression and the horrible drought that lays the west to waste, Matthew must put aside his own hopes and dreams to save the ranch. But as he does his best to salvage what is left of his broken family and home, Matthew discovers a dark web of secrets, crimes and lies, all the while struggling to survive the land of the Tularosa Basin.