New Books and an Aristocratic Giveaway!
Our new books highlighted for the first week of April are no joke! We're pleased to suggest titles in continuing series new and old, as well as TWO books from PBS superstars. New Books Newsletter readers may be interested to know that all PBS series and documentaries are available to watch for free though the Access Videos link on our website, so after reserving the new books from Henry Louis Gates and Aaron Franklin, you can watch all the seasons of Finding Your Roots and Franklin's BBQ while waiting for the new reads to arrive.

As always, we've carefully gone over the dozens of new titles landing in our libraries weekly to find a great first-time author to suggest. Rounding out this list of of excellent picks is our giveaway this week - a murder mystery set in the court of King James! If you love having our highlights emailed to you each Monday, why not recommend signing up for the New Books Newsletter to friends? Then they too can click through the links below to reserve some of the best new reads each week.
Daniel Pitt, is delighted that his sister, Jemima, and her family have returned to London from the States for a visit. But he soon learns of a harrowing incident: In Washington, D.C., one of Jemima's good friends has been assaulted and her treasured necklace stolen. The perpetrator appears to be a man named Philip Sidney, a British diplomat stationed in America's capital who, in a cowardly move, has fled to London, claiming diplomatic immunity.

When Sidney winds up in court on a separate charge of embezzlement, it falls to Daniel to defend him. Daniel plans to provide only a competent enough defense to avoid a mistrial, allowing the prosecution to put his client away. But when word travels across the pond that an employee of the British embassy in Washington has been found dead, Daniel grows suspicious about Sidney's alleged crimes and puts on his detective hat to search for evidence in what has blown up into an international affair.

Triple Jeopardy is the second book in Anne Perry's newest series. Check out the first book in hardcover or ebook, or click here to reserve this second volume in hardcover or ebook today.
The abolition of slavery after the Civil War is a familiar story, as is the civil rights revolution that transformed the nation after World War II. But the century in between remains a mystery: if emancipation sparked 'a new birth of freedom' in Lincoln's America, why was it necessary to march in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s America? Gates uncovers the roots of structural racism in our own time, while showing how African-Americans after slavery combated it by articulating a vision of a 'New Negro' to force the nation to recognize their humanity and unique contributions to the United States.

Fulton County Libraries is pleased to offer many of Dr. Gates' works in our catalog, including the popular And Still I Rise as well as the
latest Season of Finding Your Roots on DVD. The PBS series Dr. Gates hosts has proven popular with library patrons, with the hit special Finding Oprah's Roots and its accompanying book in near constant circulation. If, like many library users, you no longer own a DVD player, why not stream all seasons of Finding Your Roots through Access Videos? Access Videos works on your tablet or other device by clicking through the Fulton County Libraries link.

If you just love the feel of turning pages yourself, click here to reserve a hardcover of Stony the Road.
Aaron Franklin may be the reigning king of brisket, but in his off-time, what he really loves to cook and eat at home is steak. So, in this follow-up to his New York Times best-selling book Franklin Barbecue, the PBS pitmaster extraordinaire teaches readers how to cook his favorite food to absolute perfection. With their trademark rigor and expertise, Franklin and coauthor Jordan Mackay go deeper into the art and science of cooking steak than anyone has gone before. They travel the world--beyond Franklin's native Texas to Spain, Scotland, California, and Japan--to uncover global steak preparations and traditions. They demystify cattle breeds, explore the technique of dry-aging, and even teach readers how to build custom, backyard grill setups inspired by the best steak chefs in the world.

Franklin Steak is a follow-up to the popular Franklin barbecue : a meat-smoking manifesto, also authored by Aaron Franklin and Jordan MacKay. Readers who enjoy these books may also want to read another volume co-authored by McKay, The Sommelier's Atlas of Taste: A Field Guide to the Great Wines of Europe. just as with Dr. Gate's PBS series listed above, episodes of Franklin's BBQ can be watched for free any time through Fulton County Library's Access Videos link.

Click here to reserve a copy of this new cookbook in hardcover or downloadable ebook.
Eli Bell's life is complicated. His father is lost, his mother is in jail, and his stepdad is a heroin dealer. The most steadfast adult in Eli's life is Slim--a notorious felon and national record-holder for successful prison escapes--who watches over Eli and August, his silent genius of an older brother.

Exiled far from the rest of the world in Darra, a seedy suburb populated by Polish and Vietnamese refugees, this twelve-year-old boy with an old soul and an adult mind is just trying to follow his heart, learn what it takes to be a good man, and train for a glamorous career in journalism. Life, however, insists on throwing obstacles in Eli's path--most notably Tytus Broz, Brisbane's legendary drug dealer.

But the real trouble lies ahead. Eli is about to fall in love, face off against truly bad guys, and fight to save his mother from a certain doom--all before starting high school.

A story of brotherhood, true love, family, and the most unlikely of friendships, Boy Swallows Universe is the tale of an adolescent boy on the cusp of discovering the man he will be. Powerful and kinetic, Trent Dalton's debut is sure to be one of the most heartbreaking, joyous and exhilarating novels you will experience. Fulton County Libraries is pleased to offer this work in downloadable ebook and hardcover for patrons to reserve.
A vampire and a scientist's fates are passionately entwined in a race against time in this seventeenth entry in the thrilling and romantic Black Dagger Brotherhood series. 

In the history of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, only one male has ever been expelled--but Murhder's insanity gave the Brothers no choice. Haunted by visions of a female he could not save, he nonetheless returns to Caldwell on a mission to right the wrong that ruined him. However, he is not prepared for what he must face in his quest for redemption.

 Dr. Sarah Watkins, researcher at a biomedical firm, is struggling with the loss of her fellow scientist fiancé. When the FBI starts asking about his death, she questions what really happened and soon learns the terrible truth: Her firm is conducting inhumane experiments in secret and the man she thought she knew and loved was involved in the torture.

As Murhder and Sarah's destinies become irrevocably entwined, desire ignites between them. But can they forge a future that spans the divide separating the two species? And as a new foe emerges in the war against the vampires, will Murhder return to his Brothers... or resume his lonely existence forevermore?

Read this series for the first time or enjoy it again with Fulton County Libraries, starting with Dark Lover, Book One of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. For those anxious to read the newest installment, click here to reserve The Savior in downloadable ebook or hardcover.

In the autumn of 1615, scandal rocks the Jacobean court, when a celebrated couple, Robert and Frances Carr, are imprisoned on suspicion of murder. Frances is young, captivating, and from a notorious family. She has been rescued from an abusive marriage by Robert, and is determined to make a new life for herself. Robert is one of the richest and most famous men in the kingdom. Some believe she is innocent; others think her wicked or insane. He claims no knowledge of the murder. The king suspects them both, though it is his secret at stake. Who is telling the truth? Who has the most to lose? And who is willing to commit murder?

You can win a print galley (a paperback used to promote the book before official release) of this title by emailing us within 24 hours of the New Books Newsletter email. Just put "Poison Bed" in the subject line of your email to We'll pick a winner at random from messages received between 8:30am Monday, 4/01/19 and 8:30am Tuesday, 4/02/19.

The winner will be notified via email and must be able to pick the book up at a library branch within one month. Just in case you aren't chosen, why not click here to reserve a copy with Fulton County Libraries?
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