Library Notes for August 3, 2011

Mysterious Murders and More… “Pam’s Picks” this week are some of your favorite writers of Mayhem!

Alphabetic order by author of course…that’s the library way.

New Fiction: “Mourning Gloria” by Susan Wittig Albert, this is a China Bayles mystery. China, ex-lawyer and current herbalist must stop a killer whose evil is burning thru Texas.

“Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies” by Susan Wittig Albert, features the town librarian as the heroine. The Garden Club ladies not only dabble with plants but with solving the town mysteries. This is book 2 in the series. Book 1 is called “Darling Dahlias with the Cucumber Tree.

“Crunch Time” by Diane Mott Davidson, this is the newest culinary mystery. Caterer and sleuth extraordinaire, Goldy Schultz helps her fellow chef track down an arsonist.  And almost gets herself and nine beagles killed.

“Dead Reckoning” by Charlaine Harris, my favorite Sookie Stackhouse is back in book 11 of the Southern Vampire series. Many of you follow her adventures on the HBO series “True Blood.” With her knack of getting in trouble’s way Sookie witnesses a fire bombing.

“Three Bedrooms, One Corpse” by Charlaine Harris, this is an Aurora Teagarden mystery. Wow another librarian. Only Aurora has an unexpected legacy which allowed her to quit her job. Now she is into real estate and solving murders.

“Dead by Midnight” by Carolyn Hart, two librarians and now a book store owner. (hmmmm) This is a death on Demand mystery. Annie Darling is the cheerful owner of the Death on Demand bookstore. Annie and her husband Max run a business that helps people in trouble. Together they solve murders and more.

“A lesson in Secrets” by Jacqueline Winspear, this is a Maisie Dobbs novel. Ms. Dobbs’ career takes an exciting new turn when she accepts an undercover assignment for Scotland Yard. If you have not read the Maisie books you are in for a surprise. All of her books are set in England during World War 1, where nurse Maisie turns detective.

Enough of murder and mystery…try a little non-fiction.

New Non-fiction: “The Wilder Life” by Wendy McClure, she is on a mission to find the world of beloved author Laura Ingalls Wilder. This is a tribute to a series of books that have inspired generations of American readers.

New Biography: “Derek Jeter: from the Pages of the New York Times” by Tyler Kepner.  This is the story of baseball great Derek Jeter.

New Audio Books on CD: “I’ll Walk Alone” by Mary Higgins Clark, and “Mobbed” by Carol Higgins Clark.

New  DVDS: “Rio Bravo,” “Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows” Part 1, and “Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure.”

New Display: Our display case is full of spoons. I have never seen a collect of spoons like this before. The handle of the spoons are long rifles, some have one and some have two. You really should come check this out.  

We would like to welcome all the Thomas and Bridges to Trigg County this week. We hope you enjoy your visit and stop by the library for more genealogy information.

Happy Reading!

Pam Metts