Staff's Picks


Whiskey Beach

Roberts, Nora

Recommended by: Nancy B

Boston lawyer, Eli Landon finds sanctuary at Bluff House, the 300 year old home of his grandmother. For the last year he has been scrutinized for the murder of his soon-to be ex wife. 

Another great mystery by Nora with just a bit of romance. 

Nora Roberts does it again!!


Calculated in Death

J. D. Robb

Recommended by: Ellen P

Another winner in Robb's Death series.


TWISTED REASON

Diane Fanning

Recommended by: Earnestine B

       Homicide Investigator, Lucinda Pierce, is called to a home when the resident's father is found dead on the doorstep. The elderly gentleman had been missing. The old man appears to have passed away from natural causes. Lucinda isn't sure if there is any reason for her to continue with the investigation until she discovers that the man suffered from dementia and the number of elderly person with dementia or Alzheimer's who are missing has risen in last year.

        When two more two more missing elderly persons are found dead, Lucinda must race to find out where these elderly people are being kept and why.

       This is a new author for me and I enjoyed this book and you might enjoy it too.


11/22/63

Stephen King

Recommended by: Sheila U

This fascinating book combines historical fiction with science fiction, asking the question "If you could change an event in history, would you?"  The main character discovers a portal back in time, and develops a plan stop the assassination of John F. Kennedy.   He finds that the "Obdurate Past" resists change, and the results of trying to change history are unexpected.  While there are a few gruesome details typical of King's writing, this story is not about monsters or supernatural beings.  The time travel is only a plot device; the story asks bigger questions about life, time, politics, and history.


THe Gods Of Heavenly Punishment

Epstein, Jennifer Cody

Recommended by: Nancy B

This is about Yoshi Kobayashi, a fifteen year old Japanese girl and her journey through the end of World War II. It is very thought provoking.


Low Pressure

Brown, Sandra

Recommended by: Ellen P

An excellent suspense novel.   Brown fans won't be disappointed.


Out Of Warranty

Smith, Haywood

Recommended by: Nancy B

Haywood Smith is a true southern lady who writes about the south and southern folks. If you have ever dealt with insurance companies, drug companies, and  the medical profession , you may truly get a chuckle out of this story. 

I sure did.


STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN'S GRAVE

Ian Rankin

Recommended by: Earnestine B

    John Rebus retired from the force but found too much time on his hands. He became a civilian employee of the force working in cold case files. John soon is looking into an old missing person case when the mother of the young woman tries to convince Rebus that her daughter disappearance is just one of many.

    John finds himself working with an old colleague Clarke and cutting corners to get the results he wants. Soon, the police realize they are dealing with a serial killer when the bodies of five young women who were last seen on a local roadway. Now the race is on to catch a killer before he kills again.

    This is a great addition to the Rebus series. I highly recommend it.


Footprints in the sand

Clark, Mary Jane Beh

Recommended by: Ellen P

A well written suspense novel.  Mary Jane Clark is the niece of famous author Mary Higgins Clark.


In Our Humble Opinion

Tom and Ray Magliozzi

Recommended by: Sheila U

If you listen to NPR, you know Tom and Ray Magliozzi, or Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers.  Their show is hilarious, and occasionally, you learn a little about cars.  This book is a collection of short essays, ranting about their pet peeves.  

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