Staff's Picks


A SHARE IN DEATH

Deborah Crombie

Recommended by: Earnestine B

This is the first in the Superintendent Duncan and Sargent Gemma James series. Kinkaid is off on holiday at his cousin's time share. At the meet and greet cocktail party, he meets a young man working at the hotel. He finds himself liking his young man. Unfortuately, the next morning he finds the young man dead in the hotel's whirlpool bath.

Eventhough, he is on vacation, he is looking into the case much to the dislike of the local police. I like this series very much. I had read some of the latter books and decided to start  reading them from the first. If you like English Mysteries you will like this series.


Back Of Beyond

C. J. Box

Recommended by: Nancy B

C. J. Box has written another great mystery. This one takes place in and around Yellowstone National Park. I did not figure out who the bad "guy" was until the end. He held my interest through the entire book. I am working my way through all of Box's Books. I think  "Cold Wind" by Box is tremendous. I will never look at a wind turbine quite the same since I read Cold Wind.


Devil's food cake murder

Joanne Fluke

Recommended by: Ellen P

This is another winner in Fluke's Hannah Swensen series.


Walk Away the Pounds

Leslie Sansone

Recommended by: Sheila U

When my doctor said I needed to start walking 3 miles a day, I wondered how in the world I would be able to do it, without buying a gym membership!  Indiana weather is not always conducive to walking long distances, and we don't have a large mall readily available (although the Knox Mall does have a nice sheltered space) .  Then a friend recommended Leslie Sansone, creator of the "Walk at Home" series of books and videos.  I checked out this book and a couple of her videos, and was hooked.  Her motto is "you can't do it wrong," and it takes all the stress and pressure out of working out.  Her style is so motivating and encouraging, and she suggests introducing the walking, diet, and water a little bit at a time.  Making small changes, gradually is very effective, and her advice is easy to understand and wonderful for beginners.


THE COMPLAINTS

Ian Rankin

Recommended by: Earnestine B

The Complaints and Conduct Department are the cops who investigate other cops. Malcolm  Fox  works in this department and he likes it. He just finishes with a case when is  asked by another department to investigate another cop who is thought to be dirty but as yet no one has been able to prove it.  Malcolm not only has this case to work but a brutal murder comes close to home. This is a new series with Malcolm Fox. This author also has another series with Inspector John Rebus. If you enjoy police procedure and getting a taste of another country you should give these series a try.


Bossypants

Tina Fey

Recommended by: Sheila U

Tina Fey is easily one of the funniest women in television, and is well-known for her work on "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock."  In this book, she recounts stories of growing up in Philadelphia, her beginnings in comedy as an improv player in Chicago, and her work on Saturday Night Live.  The stories are witty, self-effacing, profane, and laugh-out-loud funny; and Fey's reading on this audiobook is wonderful.  Her comic timing serves the stories well.


Lou's Dirty Dozen

Grady, Ranny

Recommended by: Nancy B

"Lou's Dirty Dozen" is about a woman, Lou Crandall who, by herself, raised twelve children during the great depression and dust bowl years. She used the bible, Websters Dictionary and McGuffeys Reader, plus her own ingenuity to raise her kids from babies to adults.


Crunch Time

Diane Mott Davidson

Recommended by: Ellen P

This another winner in an outstanding mystery series.


The Wild Hog Murders

Bill Crider

Recommended by: Earnestine B

Blackin Couunty Texas is being overran by feral hogs. Sheriff Rhodes has his hands full. He is trying to keep peace between the hog hunters and a local animal shelter who are trying to save said hogs. On top of everything else, he has 2 murders to solve.

This is the 18th in this series. It has colorful characters with a hometown feel.

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