Staff's Picks

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (and Other Concerns)

Mindy Kaling

Recommended by: Anonymous

Mindy Kaling got her big break writing for and acting in the show "The Office."  This memoir is a collection of funny stories from her life and career.  

Christmas Carol Murder

Leslie Meier

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  Christmas is fast approaching the town of Tinker's Cove, Maine. Unfortunately, its a sad time for a lot of residents facing foreclosure.

  Lucy Stone has tried out and got a part in the town's production of a Christmas Carol. When one of the partners of Downeast Mortgage is murdered by a bomb in a Christmas present, Lucy is fast on the trail of the killer..

  This is a cozy mystery with interesting character and storylines. This is 22nd Lucy Stone Mystery

THe Cuckoo's Calling

Robert Galbraith AKA J. K. Rowling

Recommended by: Nancy B

J.K. Rowling is back without  Harry Potter.  She has written a contemporary crime novel.                                     Supermodel Lula Landry falls to her death,and it is ruled suicide. Her brother knows it is not a suicide and hires down on his luck private investigator Cormoran Strike to find the truth. This case takes him into the world of multi millionaire beauties, rock star boyfriends and desperate designers. 

Follow him as he finds the truth.

The Racketeer

John Grisham

Recommended by: Anonymous

The Racketeer is Grisham's latest novel featuring a lawyer being chased by the FBI and bad guys, and if you've enjoyed his other works, this won't let you down.  The story is told from the viewpoint of Malcolm Bannister, a lawyer in prison for racketeering; who knows the mystery behind the death of Federal Judge Raymond Fawcett.  He knows who did it and why; but keeps the Feds and the audience guessing until the end.

Big Sky Wedding

Miller, Linda Lael

Recommended by: epitcher

This is another winner for Miller.  If you love modern day western romance you will love this book.  It is part of Miller's Parable series.

How The Light Gets In

Louise Penny

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  In this 9th installment of the Chief Inspector Gamache series, he finds himself back in the small village of Three Pines.  He was called by Myra when a friend of hers disappears. He learns that she was one of the most famous people in Quebec.

  When she is found dead, Gamache  works to find out who would have wanted this woman dead. He also uncovers a plot of mass destruction that could kill thousands.

   This series is set in Quebec, Canada and you get a taste of the French Quebec. It has colorful characters and intriguing plots. I really like this series. 

THe Descendants

Kaui Hart Hemmings

Recommended by: Nancy B

While his wife lies in an unresponsive coma, Matthew King and his daughters struggle with life and an unsure future.

Gone With The Win: a bed and breakfast mystery

Daheim, Mary

Recommended by: epitcher

Another winner in the series.  This is sure to please cozy fans.

Folk Shawls: 25 knitting patterns and tales from around the world

Cheryl Oberle

Recommended by: Anonymous

Lately, I've been fascinated by lace knitting.  Folk Shawls is a wonderful source of beautiful pattern ideas for lace work, and stories about the areas and people who created them.  Another place I've found great lace information is one of the new digital magazines offered by the library, through Zinio (  The magazine Piecework is a great source of information about lace-making in various forms, including knitting.  

Bad Monkey

Carl Hiaasen

Recommended by: Earnestine B

    Andrew Yancy on suspension from the Monroe County Sheriff Department, is asked by the Sheriff to go to Miami to retrieve an arm that was caught in the ocean. Yancy thinks it was a boating accident. Thats when the trouble starts.

    While he is temporarily working as the County Health Inspector, he tries to find out how the victim was killed.

     This is a new author for me and I found it entertaining. Give it a read