Sulfur Springs: a novel / William Kent Krueger (2017 mystery, M Krueger)
While searching for a missing rehab counselor in the Arizona desert, Cork O’Connor and his new bride, Rainy Bisonette, land themselves in the middle of a violent power struggle along the Mexican border.
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.
A killing in the hills / Julia Keller (2012 mystery, M Keller)
Prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins and her estranged teenage daughter, Carla, try to protect their town and each other in the aftermath of a shocking triple murder committed by an unknown shooter whose identity is gradually realized by Carla.
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.
Substitute Reference Librarian Liz’s Pick
Middlesex / Jeffrey Eugenides (2002 fiction book, call# F Eugenides )
Calliope’s friendship with a classmate and her sense of identity are compromised by the adolescent discovery that she is a hermaphrodite, a situation with roots in her grandparent’s desperate struggle for survival in the 1920s.
Circulation Assistant Gayle’s Pick
Off the grid : a Joe Pickett novel / C.J. Box (2016 mystery, call# M Box)
Nate is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and trying to deal with past crimes, when he is suddenly surrounded by a small team of elite professional special operators. They’re not there to threaten him, but to make a deal. They need help destroying a domestic terror cell in Wyoming’s Red Desert, and in return they’ll make Nate’s criminal record disappear.
But they are not what they seem, as Nate’s friend Joe Pickett discovers. They have a much different plan in mind, and it just might be something that takes them all down-including Nate and Joe.
Circulation Assistant Becky’s Pick
Nothing to envy : ordinary lives in North Korea/ Barbara Demick (2010 non-fiction, call# 306.0951 Demick)
Follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years, a chaotic period that saw the rise to power of Kim Jong Il and the devastation of a famine that killed one-fifth of the population, illustrating what it means to live under the most repressive totalitarian regime today.