Editor's Note: In November, Bloomfield Hills residents narrowly passed a a 0.39-mill levy to fund a three-year contract with the Baldwin Public Library, giving them a library to call their own after several years and two previous millage attempts.
What's new at this week? Check out this week's Library Picks, courtesy of Baldwin librarians:
The Third Gate by Lincoln Child
Believing he has discovered the burial chamber of a near-mythical Egyptian pharaoh and a mystical double crown, famed archaeologist Porter Stone and his team suffer bizarre accidents that Professor Jeremy Logan is brought in to investigate.
A Conspiracy of Friends by Alexander McCall Smith
There's never a dull moment for the residents of Corduroy Mansions: Berthea Snark is still at work on her scathing biography of her own son, Oedipus; literary agents Rupert Porter and Barbara Ragg are still battling each other; fine-arts graduate Caroline Jarvis is busy blurring the line between friendship and romance; and William French is still worrying about his son Eddie.
But uppermost on everyone's mind is Freddie de la Hay — William's faithful terrier (and without a doubt the only dog clever enough to have been recruited by MI6) — who has disappeared while on a mystery tour around the Suffolk countryside.
Mission to Paris by Alan Furst
Arriving in Paris on the eve of the Munich Appeasement in 1938, Hollywood star Frederic Stahl is unwittingly entangled in the region's shifting political currents when he discovers that his latest film is linked to the destinies of fascists, German Nazis, and Hollywood publicists.
Hiding out in a remote part of Europe, Johnny Blaze continues to struggle with his curse when he is recruited to save a young boy from the devil.
Goods Deeds (DVD)
A successful, wealthy businessman, Wesley Deeds has always done what's expected of him, whether it's assuming the helm of his father's company, tolerating his brother's misbehavior at the office or planning to marry his beautiful but restless fiance, Natalie.
But Wesley is jolted out of his predictable routine when he meets Lindsey, a down-on-her-luck single mother who works as a cleaning person in his office building. Outspoken, impulsive and proud, and also recently evicted, Lindsey struggles to make ends meet for herself and her young daughter. But when Wesley offers to help her get back on her feet, his innocent good deed ignites an unexpected attraction, and suddenly Wesley finds himself caught between the life he thought he wanted and the powerful desires of his heart.