Off the shelves


The following items are available at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. Descriptions are provided by the publisher, unless otherwise noted. For more information on the library’s collection or to reserve a title, visit

Fiction: “Triple Cross” by James Patterson

Detective Alex Cross hunts down a serial killer who targets entire families– and who will next be coming for the Crosses. A precise killer, he always moves under the cover of darkness, flawlessly triggering no alarms, leaving no physical evidence. Cross and Sampson aren’t the only ones investigating. Also in on this case is the world’s bestselling true-crime author, who sees patterns everyone else misses. The writer, Thomas Tull, calls the Family Man murders the perfect crime story. He believes the killer may never be caught. Cross knows there is no perfect crime. And he’s going to hunt down the Family Man no matter what it takes. Until the Family Man decides to flip the narrative and bring down Cross and his family. (Amazon.)

“Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing”

Nonfiction: “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir” by Matthew Perry

The beloved star of “Friends” takes readers behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this candid, funny, and revelatory memoir that delivers a powerful message of hope and persistence. In an extraordinary story that only he could tell, Matthew Perry takes readers onto the soundstage of the most successful sitcom of all time while opening up about his private struggles with addiction.

Youth: “When the Sky Glows” by Neil Cross Beckerman

Sunrises and lightning storms, rainbows and volcanoes, meteors and fireflies: these beautiful, and sometimes

“When the Sky glows”

frightening, events that light up the sky might seem like magic. But there is a scientific explanation for each natural phenomenon.


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