Dec 3, 2011

Library Finds: Mystery Novels and Historical Fiction


My tour of my local library turned up four mysteries and an historical romance.

Title: The Real Macaw: A Meg Lanslow Mystery by Donna Andrews
Meg juggles twins, murder, and a back-talking bird in the next side-splittingly funny installment in the award-winning, New York Times bestselling series. (book description)



Title: Dog On It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn
Meet Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator of Dog On It, who works alongside Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private eye. Chet may have flunked out of police school but he's a detective through and through. (book description)



Title: Thereby Hangs a Tail: A Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn
In the second Chet and Bernie mystery, Chet gets a glimpse of the show dog world turned deadly.What first seems like a walk in the park to canine narrator Chet and his human companion Bernie turns serious when pampered show dog Princess and her owner are abducted. (Goodreads)



Title: Mr. Monk Is Cleaned Out by Lee Goldberg
Monk's been swindled out of his savings-but now it's payback time, in the original mystery featuring the famous detective with OCD.




Title: Beside a Burning Sea by John Shors
A man and a woman from different worlds, whose love is put to the ultimate test as they struggle to survive an extraordinary set of circumstances. A small band of survivors from the sinking of a hospital ship during WWII, including an injured Japanese soldier and a young American nurse whom he saves from drowning, makes it to the deserted shore of a nearby island.

I enjoy mysteries with animals and my husband is a fan of Monk. He has just finished Shors' latest book and so I got Beside the Burning Sea for him, hoping he'll like this one too.

Any library books you want to share with us?

7 comments:

  1. These all look like great reads, and like things I would be interested in. I can't wait to see what you think of them to see if I should add them to my library holds list too!

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  2. I just visited my library yesterday and brought home:
    The Night Circus
    Books Can Be Deceiving (cozy)
    The Mercy (book 3 amish)
    Reservation Road
    Sizzling Sixteen (Plum Series)

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  3. I tried to read the Quinn books but after 20 or so pages in the first, I thought, okay, I get the idea, and while it was cute, it just wasn't cute enough for me to keep going! I hope you like them better! :--)

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  4. I love finding new books to read! I see you are tryiing the floating bar. Maybe you should put it to the left, so it doesn't go over your articles/words.

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  5. I actually stopped by the library today and picked up (4) audio books:
    - Buddha in the Attic
    --The Bible Salesman
    --The Keeper of Lost Causes
    --Birds of Paradise

    I also got a few holiday childrens books which looked adorable.

    I'll be anxious to see how you like these.

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  6. I'm a big fan of my local library and especially need quick trips to calm my nerves during the frenzy of the holiday season. I just picked up:

    The Lady's Slipper by Deborah Swift (historical fiction), The Herring Seller's Apprentice by L.C. Tyler (British crime with humor), and American Boy by Larry Watson (a literary mystery).

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  7. I love my local library and used it constantly. I really need to finally get around to trying John Shors.

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