The following fiction and nonfiction titles are available at Baltimore County Public Library as of Oct. 9.
"The Family Plot" by Cherie Priest
When a salvage team is sent to strip a rural Tennessee house, they don't know that the ghostly inhabitants don't want their home disturbed. This spooky haunted house gothic has received several starred reviews and is perfect for dark Halloween nights. Also available in e-book.
"Marrow: A Story of Love, Loss and What Matters Most" by Elizabeth Lesser
In this memoir, Lesser shares her tumultuous emotional journey after learning that she's a bone marrow match for her cancer-stricken sister, who she hasn't always had a great relationship with. This could be a real-life version of Jodi Picoult's "My Sister's Keeper."
"Because of Bethlehem: Love is Born, Hope is Here" by Max Lucado
Heartwarming inspirational writer Lucado shares affirmations and spiritual uplift for those who love the Christmas season like he does.
"Coffin Road" by Peter May
The Outer Hebrides are islands off the coast of Scotland, and the perfect setting for this complex mystery that begins when a man is washed ashore with no memory of how he may have gotten there.
For more new books arriving this week, plus book reviews and news, visit BCPL's librarian bloggers at Between the Covers — www.bcpl.info/between-the-covers.