Staff's Picks


Jonathan Kellerman

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  Homicide cop, Milo Sturgis can't stop worrying about the unsolved murders. Kathleen Hennepin was strangled and stabbed in her apartment. The one suspect had a solid alibi.

  Another victim is found murdered but not in the same way as Hennepin,had but their murders are similar. With Alex Delaware, Milo races to find the killer before there are more killings.

  Fans of Jonathan Kellerman will love this next installment of the Alex Delaware series.

The Wolf in Winter

John Connolly

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  Prosperous, Maine has always been a tight community who shunned outsiders. The residents are wealthy and their children's future is bright. In the heart of Prosperous, is an ancient church that was brought stone by stone from England. The town has many secrets surrounding the church.

   Charlie Parker comes to Prosperous after a homeless man's death and the disappearance of his daughter are tied to the town. The citizens of Prosperous have no idea of the trouble headed their way.

   This is the 12th book in the series and it delivers. Connolly delivers in this new installment.


McCullough, Colleen

Recommended by: Ellen P

Another winner by McCullough.  Fans of Downton will enjoy too.

The Nightingale Before Christmas

Donna Andrews

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  This Christmas a vacant house is selected to be a show house. The local decorators will each have a room to decorate. Meg is pushed by Mother to be supervisor of all the decorators. Not an easy task, tempers flare and egos are in plenty supply.

  Some one is wreaking rooms and merchandise that the decorators had ordered has gone missing. When a the body of a much- hated decorator is discovered, Meg must work fast to find the killer before the open house.

  This is the 18th book of the Meg Langslow series. Its a good read.

Remains of Innocence

Jance, J. A.

Recommended by: Ellen P

Another winner in Jance's Joanna Brady series.

The Skin Collector

Jeffery Deaver

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  Lincoln Rhyme is facing a new predator, who is using the tunnels and basements, in New York City. Is he connected to the Bone Collector, who had terrorized the city.

  This predator tattoos his victims with poison ink. Is he a copy cat or is he doing this for some dark and sinister reason. It's up to Rhyme and his team to solve this mystery to keep  the death count from going up any further.

  Jeffery Deaver is a new author for me. I intend to read the earlier books in this series.

Written in My Own Hearts Blood

Gabaldon, Diana

Recommended by: Ellen P

Another entry in Gabaldon's Outlander series.  Will get fans excited about the upcoming TV series as well.

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Seth MacFarlane

Recommended by: Sheila U

This is not a typical western; it is raunchy, bawdy, and filled with graphic language.  But it is also hilariously funny.  Read by Jonathan Frakes (from Star Trek: The Next Generation), it is a novelization of the movie "A Million Ways to Die in the West", that was in theaters earlier this summer.  

Walking On Water

Richard Paul Evans

Recommended by: Nancy B

The final book n "The Walk" series.  I am not going to tell you if he made it to Key West.

It was not a disappointment.

Mr. Mercedes

Stephen King

Recommended by: Earnestine B

   On a cold and foggy morning, people are lined up for the job fair. A stolen Mercedes emerges from the fog. It is headed straight toward the people in line. Eight are killed and many are wounded. The driver of the of the stolen car isn't found.

   Retired cop, Bill Hodges, is despondent because he couldn't bring the killer to justice. On the verge of suicide, he receives a letter from the killer. So starts the cat and mouse game, a game that could cost more innocents their lives.

   This is a thrilling ride. Stephen King delivers.