Staff's Picks


Smart money, smart kids: raising the next generation to win with money

Ramsey, Dave

Recommended by: Ellen P

Dave teams up with his daughter to give advice specially on teaching kids about money.  Another winner for Ramsey.


Death of a Policeman

M.C. Beaton

Recommended by: Earnestine B

Local police stations all over Scotland are being closed and Hamish McBeth fears his will be next. Detective Chief Inspector Blair takes this opportunity to send a young policeman, Cyril Sessions, to spy on Hamish.

  Hamish discovers the spy and he is determined to have a good report to headquarters. Unfortuately Cyril is found murdered and Hamish races to find his killer.


Stone Cold

C.J. Box

Recommended by: Nancy B

Everything about the man is a mystery, the massive ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming that nobody ever visits, the women who live with him, the secret philanthropies, and especially the persistant rumors that the mans wealth comes from killing people.

I loved the book and wish I did not have to wait a year for the nest book.


Mrs. Lincoln's rival

Chivavernini, Jennifer

Recommended by: Ellen P

This another winner from the author.  Fans of historical fiction will love this.


MURDER AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

JOAN HESS

Recommended by: Earnestine B

Claire Mallory is finally settling into her dream house and enjoying the summer. Her daughter, Caron, and her friend Inez are volunteering at a Literary Council. The Council helps college students and immigrants learn to speak and read English.

When a Polish immigrant is dead at the Council, Claire quickly starts her own investigation into the murder. She quickly learns everything is not what it seems.

This is the 19th in the series. It's a good cozy.


Still Life

Joy Fielding

Recommended by: Sheila U

Still Life tells the story of a young woman who is hit by a car, and finds herself in a coma, unable to move or communicate, but able to hear what is happening around her.  As the story progresses, it becomes harder to tell who she can trust, and who is trying to kill her.  


An Ordinary Woman

Cecelia Holland

Recommended by: Nancy B

Nancy Kelsey, her husband and a small group of Americans make the perilous overland trek to California where she works at Sutter's Fort and rides tin the rebellion that wrests California from Mexico in a novel based on the real life exploits of one courageous American pioneer woman.


The Bride Wore Size 12

Cabot, Meg

Recommended by: Ellen P

Another winner in the Heather Healther Wells Series.


Mad Men Season 6

Recommended by: Ellen P

Another great season for this show.

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