Historical mysteries let the reader be picked up and be transported to different times and places. A good story is a painless way to get into the period, and, if it features a unsolved crime or two, give a look at history’s darker underside.
The queen's head by Edward Marston
One corpse too many by Ellis Peters
Veil of lies: a medieval noir by Jeri Westerson
Wine of violence by Priscilla Royal
Death comes as epiphany by Sharan Newman
Are you looking to re-read some of the classics, or want some more time with your favorite characters? Try out a book that started as a novel and was adapted in graphic novel form!
Fahrenheit 451: the authorized adaptation by Tim Hamilton ; introduction by Ray Bradbury
A game of thrones: the graphic novel, volume 1 by George R.R. Martin ; adapted by Daniel Abraham ; art by Tommy Patterson ; colors by Ivan Nunes ; lettering by Marshall Dillon
Pride and prejudice and zombies: the graphic novel by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith ; adapted by Tony Lee ; illustrated by Cliff Richards
The Dresden files: storm front. Vol. 1. The gathering storm by based on the novel Storm Front by Jim Butcher ; adaptation, Mark Powers ; penciler, Ardian Syaf ; inker, Rick Ketcham ; colorist, Mohan ; letterer, Bill Tortolini
Marvel's the Avengers [videodisc] by Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures, a Marvel Studios production ; written and directed by Joss Whedon
Superman returns [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Legendary Pictures in association with Bad Hat Harry
Thor [videodisc)] by Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present ; a Marvel Studios production
The amazing Spider-Man [videodisc] by produced by Avi Arad, Laura Ziskin, Matt Tolmach ; screenplay by James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves ; directed by Marc Webb
Captain America. The first avenger [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present ; a Marvel Studios production
Canoeing Michigan rivers: a comprehensive guide to 45 rivers by text, Jerry Dennis ; original maps and photographs, Craig Date
The paddler's guide to Michigan by Jeff Counts
Michigan rivers less paddled: the rivers, the towns, the taverns by Doc Fletcher
Hiking Michigan by Roger E. Storm, Susan M. Wedzel
Koko and Yum Yum mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun
Cat in the stacks mystery by Miranda James
Pru Marlowe pet noir series by Clea Simon
Dulcie Schwartz feline mysteries by Clea Simon
No cooperation from the cat: a mystery by Marian Babson
Cats in trouble mysteries by Leann Sweeney
Mrs. Murphy series by Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly
I am Maru by Mugumogu
Glamourpuss: the enchanting world of kitty wigs by Julie Jackson ; photographs by Jill Johnson
Henri, le chat noir: the existential musings of an angst -filled cat by William Braden
Grumpy cat: a grumpy book by Grumpy Cat
I can has cheezburger?: a LOLcat collekshun by Eric Nakagawa and Kari Unebasami
How to take over teh wurld: a LOLcat guide 2 winning by Professor Happycat and icanhascheezburger.com
So you've finished the Hunger Games, and you're looking for more tales of grim future days? Look no further...
Brave new world by Aldous Huxley
The stand by Stephen King
A canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood
The maze runner by James Dashner
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Do you geek out about technology, fantasy and science fiction? Each of these books features a healthy dose of nerd-culture reference and hidden humor for readers in-the-know.
Ready player one by Ernest Cline
Geektastic: stories from the nerd herd by edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci
Soon I will be invincible by Austin Grossman
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
JPod: a novel by Douglas Coupland
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Never cry werewolf by Heather Davis
Blood and chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
The frenzy by Francesca Lia Block
Once in a full moon by Ellen Schreiber
Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Whispers at moonrise by C.C. Hunter
The fault in our stars by John Green — Sixteen-year old cancer patient Hazel's constant companion is an oxygen mask and a tank that she drags behind her in a backpack. Her parents force her to attend a kids-with-cancer support group where she meets Gus, a seventeen-year old high school basketball player and amputee who's there to support mutual friend, Isaac, suffering from eye cancer. They bond over their experiences with coping with cancer and they agree to read each other's favorite novels. And there, their journey begins. The book, The Fault in our Stars, will be in theaters starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in June.
The Culinary Arts Collection is a searchable database which includes major cooking and nutrition magazines and culinary journals. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information. Discover great reads for Chow Down.
Dead is just a rumor [electronic resource] by Marlene Perez
The cupcake queen [electronic resource] by Heather Hepler
Sweetly [electronic resource] by Jackson Pearce
Stay with me [electronic resource] by Paul Griffin
Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film — A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession.
Julie & Julia [videodisc] — Julia Child's life is intertwined with the life of Julie Powell who decides to cook every recipe in Child's book "Mastering the art of French cooking" over the course of one year.
Chocolat [videodisc] by Miramax Films ; produced by David Brown, Kit Golden, Leslie Holleran ; screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs ; directed by Lasse Hallström — A single mother opens a chocolate shop in rural France - with Sunday hours - and meets resistance from the rigidly moral community. But, as the townspeople discover their delicious products, attitudes change.
Waitress [videodisc] by Night and Day Pictures — A young married waitress who bakes wonderful pies discovers that she is pregnant, and as she begins to write letters to her child her life begins to change.
Looking for a book (or audiobook or movie) to complete a badge? Come into the library and grab a bundle. Bundles are two or three similar items which we've bundled together. Maybe they are read-alikes for a popular author, or perhaps they all share a theme. Convenient and fun--pick one up today!
Taste test by Kelly Fiore
The secret ingredient by Stewart Lewis
Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
Close to famous by Joan Bauer
Hot lunch by Alex Bradley
The fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti
A la carte by Tanita S. Davis
The cupcake queen by Heather Hepler
The Chopped cookbook: use what you've got to cook something great by Food Network Kitchen
Diners, drive-ins, and dives, the funky finds in flavortown: America's classic joints and killer comfort food by Guy Fieri ; with Ann Volkwein
Own your kitchen: recipes to inspire & empower by Anne Burrell with Suzanne Lenzer ; photographs by Quentin Bacon
Back home with the Neelys: comfort food from our Southern kitchen to yours by Pat and Gina Neely ; with Ann Volkwein ; photographs by Alex Farnum
Barefoot Contessa foolproof: recipes you can trust by Ina Garten ; photographs by Quentin Bacon
The gallery of regrettable food by James Lileks
The year of eating dangerously: a global adventure in search of culinary extremes by Tom Parker Bowles
The guest cat by Takahashi Hiraide ; translated by Eric Selland
Family affair by Debbie Macomber
Cupid Cats by Katie MacAlister, Vicki Lewis Thompson & Connie Brockway
Tails of wonder and imagination by edited by Ellen Datlow
The cat's meow by Emily Carmichael
The nine lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts
What the cat saw by Carolyn Hart