Staff's Picks

Hush now, don't you cry

Bowen, Rhys

Recommended by: epitcher

A well-written historical mystery.

Cinammon Roll Murder

Fluke, Joanne

Recommended by: epitcher

Another Winner in the Hannah Swensen series.


Penelope Lively

Recommended by: Earnestine B

         HOW IT ALL BEGAN By Penelope Lively

  When Charlotte Rainsford is mugged and injured on a London street, it set off a chain of events that would change the lives of several people. 

  An affair is exposed when a message goes awry, a new business opportunity that seems to good to be true, an unlikely friendship develops, and so it goes.

  The writer is a gifted storyteller that shows us how one event can affect so many lives.  A good read.

Death comes to Pemberley

James, P.D.

Recommended by: epitcher

If you like both Jane Austen and mysteries you will love this novel.


Anne Holt

Recommended by: Earnestine B

1222 The Scandinavian Phenomenon By Anne Holt


A train traveling in the northern part of Norway derail during a major blizzard. There are 269 people on the train. Thankfully, there is one fatality, the train driver. Luckily for the passengers and crew a hotel is nearby and they are evaculated off the train.


Hanne Wilhelmsen, a retired police officer, is one of the passengers.  Now confined in a wheel chair as a result of a gun-shot wound, she is called upon when a dead body is discovered.  Cut off from the rest of the world, the passengers and the employees of the hotel have to deal with  the severe storm and the fact a murderer is on the loose.

The Memory of Running

Ron McLarty

Recommended by: Anonymous

Smithy Ide is an overweight, friendless, chain-smoking, forty-three-year-old drunk, and when his parents die in a tragic accident, Smithy’s life becomes completely unhinged. He decides to escape his grief on his bicycle and embarks on a ride across America, from Rhode Island to California. 

The World of Downton Abbey

Fellowes, Jessica

Recommended by: epitcher

Fans of the hit PBS series will love this guide to the show.

The Next Always

Nora Roberts

Recommended by: Anonymous

The Next Always begins a new trilogy, and will feel very familiar to Roberts' fans.  All the usual elements are there:  three close female friends; three brothers; the couples pair off, one per book; an absorbing story and good characters; add a supernatural element; and you have her recipe for success.  In this one, the supernatural is more in the background than some of her trilogies (for example her "Sign of Seven" or "Circle" trilogies), but it does play a key role in the climactic ending. 

The Wedding Quilt

Chiaverini, Jennifer

Recommended by: Nancy B

If you have been following the Elm Creek Quilts novels then this is a must read.  It spans 2 generations, going back and forth. Remember Sarah was pregnant with twins?  I can say no more than that without giving it away.  I now wonder where the series is going from here. Will there be another book in the series or is Jennifer going to write something totally different. I can hardly wait!!