Staff's Picks

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.



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.


Stephen King

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  In the second book of the Shining series,we catch up with a middle-aged Dan Torrance. He has drifted from place to place trying to deal with what happened to him at the Overlook when his dad had died. Dan has his own issues with alcohol. He finally settles down in a small town in New Hampshire and joins AA.

   He works in a nursing home and he got the name of Doctor Sleep. When a resident is close to death, he and a resident cat visits the person and eases them into their death.

    On the road there is a tribe of people driving RV's called the True Knot. They're looking for some special children with the same gift that Dan had as a child and still possess it. He is soon  teamed up with a teenager and they are doing their best to destroy the True Knot.

    Great sequel and fans of the Shining will like this new addition.