Mystery

Carolyn is a librarian under the tutelage of a mysterious man known only as Father. She was orphaned at a young age along with several other children. Father adopted them and trained each as a librarian with different specialties--things such as Language, War, or Futures That Might Have Been. The Library at Mount Char is the best book I have read this year, possibly in quite some time. It takes all the elements of a fantasy novel and turns them on their head. Wherever you think this story is going, you're wrong.

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Ivy
$26.00
ISBN: 9780553418606
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - June 16th, 2015

When a WWII aircraft is found buried in the moors with the pilot inside, forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is called in and finds herself embroiled in another murder investigation. Revolving around a secretive aristocratic family and complicated by a film crew, this dryly funny book has an intriguing mystery and features the ever-endearing Ruth. I loved it!

Reviewed by: 
Flannery
$14.95
ISBN: 9780544577862
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Published: Mariner Books - October 6th, 2015

Craig Johnson is one of my absolute favorite mystery writers. His characters are realistic and lovable, and the Wyoming setting is as much a character as they are. His mysteries are always deftly plotted, and his sparse writing style is infused with dry humor. I’ve read every book in this series, and they just keep getting better, as evidenced with Dry Bones. I love these books!

Reviewed by: 
Flannery
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525426936
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Published: Viking - May 12th, 2015

The best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series returns with the latest installment in his beloved mystery series. Business is slow, so Chief Investigator Precious Ramotswe is persuaded to take her first-ever holiday, but before she can depart a new client arrives: a young woman who is upset that her father’s reputation as a hero of Botswana is being challenged. Bookshop will be welcoming McCall Smith for a book talk about his endearing series at an off-site event on November 9th. Please check our event page for ticket availability.

$24.95
ISBN: 9780307911568
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Published: Pantheon Books - October 27th, 2015

In King’s fine mysteries involving Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell, Russell never seems to get a chance to catch her breath, and for that I am grateful. Dreaming Spies takes place in two countries and in two timelines —we see Russell and Holmes travel to Japan just after the events of The Game, hoping to take a vacation (yeah, right), but a year later, back in England, they discover that the events of that trip are still very much with them. Though she must be getting tired, I for one hope that Ms. Russell never decides to retire.  --Kat

$16.00
ISBN: 9780345531810
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Published: Bantam - October 6th, 2015

Forty-eight hours after reluctantly arriving at an estranged friend’s bachelorette party in a glass house deep in the woods, Nora awakens in a hospital with one thought: “What have I done?” Thus begins a twisting, slightly creepy tale that shifts between the party—where tensions rise and old wounds fester—and Nora’s struggle to remember what happened that final night. I devoured this book in two sittings—it’s a total pleasure.  --Flannery

$26.00
ISBN: 9781501112317
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - August 4th, 2015

A brooding, seething nihilism pervades Ben Sanders’ debut. Characters muse on existentialism while spiraling into necessary violence, alternating between questioning and accepting their own nature. Is spilling blood chosen or destined? Is there a way out? Perhaps the choice has become the destiny. Our central character is Jack Reacher as written by Cormac McCarthy, a man reconciling his morality and ferocity at every turn.  --Dillon

$24.99
ISBN: 9781250058799
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Published: Minotaur Books - November 17th, 2015

This is the spy novel at its most intimate. Elegant and aching, masterfully crafted, All the Old Knives exudes a subtle, delectable tension. Steinhauer uses alternating points of view between ex-lovers, one out of the game and one very much still in, to explore the murky details of an old job gone horribly wrong. Guarded emotions flare as a dangerous game of subterfuge plays out, each character vying to outwit the other over a deadly final meal.  --Dillon

$16.00
ISBN: 9781250045430
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Published: Picador USA - November 3rd, 2015

Exiled librarian Li Du arrives in Dayan, on the Chinese-Tibetan border, shortly before a festival honoring the emperor. The last thing he wants to do is stay, but when a Jesuit priest is murdered, Li Du is ordered to catch the killer before the emperor arrives. Set in 1708 and rife with political and religious tensions, this richly descriptive, clever mystery will appeal to mystery lovers and historical fiction fans alike.  --Flannery

$25.99
ISBN: 9781250072320
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 1st, 2015

When a WWII aircraft is found buried in the moors with the pilot inside, forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is called in and finds herself embroiled in another murder investigation. I’ve read this entire series (starting with The Crossing Places), and this is my favorite so far. Revolving around a secretive aristocratic family and complicated by a film crew, this dryly funny book has an intriguing mystery and features the ever-endearing Ruth. I loved it!  --Flannery

$25.00
ISBN: 9780544330146
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 19th, 2015

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