The mysterious Benedict Society / written by Trent Lee Stewart ; illustrated by Carson Ellis (2008 children’s fiction, JF Stewart)
As the only four children to pass the series of tests provided, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are asked to go on a secret mission as undercover agents at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened and quickly realize they will have to use their collective wit to get their important task complete.
Miss Fisher’s murder mysteries. Series 1 / Acorn Media, All3Media, ABC Television, Film Victoria (2013 DVD, DVD Miss Fisher’s)
Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit.
Into the woods / Disney presents ; a Lucamar/Marc Platt production ; a Rob Marshall film (2015 movie, DVD Into the Woods)
A modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel, all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.
Sunday Reference Librarian Sara’s Pick:
The Devil wears Prada / Lauren Weisberger (2003 fiction book, F Weisberger)
A small-town girl fresh out of an Ivy League college, Andrea Sachs is delighted when she is hired for her dream job as assistant to Miranda Priestly, the successful, high-profile editor of Runway magazine, one of the world’s premier fashion publications, until she discovers that she has been hired by the boss from hell.
Administrative Assistant Leona Mae’s Pick:
The sweetness at the bottom of the pie : a Flavia de Luce mystery / Alan Bradley (2010 mystery, call# M Bradley)
Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is propelled into a mystery when a man is murdered on the grounds of her family’s decaying English mansion and Flavia’s father becomes the main suspect.
Anonymous Reference Librarian’s Pick:
The art forger / a novel by B.A. Shapiro (2012 fiction book call# F Shapiro)
Boston painter Claire Roth has survived financially by painting reproductions, so when influential gallery owner Aiden Markel arrives with a bizarre proposal–her own show if she will forge a copy of a Degas, one of the pictures stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum–she says yes. As she works, Claire and Aiden become lovers, but she doesn’t tell him about her discovery that the stolen Degas is itself a copy. This knowledge is Claire’s lifeline when the finished forgery is discovered, Aiden and then Claire are both arrested, and only she can save them.