Have you ever read a book, loved it, and can't understand why no one else has read this wonderful author? Here are some of my unknowns, or little knowns, you really should try: Deborah Grabien's JP Kincaid Chronicles, Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza's Brazilian Inspector Espinoza, Margaret Frazer's Joliffe series is a spin-off of the Sister Frevisse stories, and fans of Stieg Larsson's books should try Ake Edwardson's Inspector Erik Winter.
Rock & roll never forgets by Deborah Grabien
The silence of the rain by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
The dragon turn by Shane Peacock will captivate readers, even if they have not read the first four cases in the award winnning The Boy Sherlock Holmes series. Actually, Sherlock is an astute teen, not boy, in these books and in addition to solving crimes Scotland Yard cannot, he is dealing with male teen coming-of-age issues. Malicious magicians, affairs d'amour gone awry, a missing body, terrifying creatures, and hidden identities keep Sherlock and readers searching for clues that will illuminate what is really going on behind the scenes of The Egyptian Hall. Adding to Sherlock's agony, is his conviction that a female's guiles has spurred him to win the freedom of a wizard who really is the murderer.
After Annie: a novel by Michael Tucker
Games traitors play by Jon Stock
Ministers of fire: a novel by Mark Harril Saunders
The scent of cherry blossoms: a romance from the heart of Amish country by Cindy Woodsmall
The great cake mystery: Precious Ramotswe's very first case by Alexander McCall Smith ; illustrations by Iain McIntosh is a delightful read and a quick way to claim the Sleuth It badge in the CYS program. It is written by the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (an adult series) and introduces readers to Precious Ramotswe as a child. When treats start disappearing from the kids' school lunches, a chubby boy named Poloko becomes the likely suspect. Precious believes he is innocent and sets out to find the real culprit. Set in a vividly realistic setting of Botswana with magnificent black and red illustrations and featuring compelling characters, this mystery will have readers of all ages clammering for a sequel.
Criminal: a novel by Karin Slaughter — Award winning author, Karin Slaughter will talk about her new book on Tuesday, July 10 at 7:00PM at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor. Copies of Criminal will be available for purchase and signing.
The great escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips — Susan Elizabeth Phillips, 4 time Romance Writers of America's Favorite Book of the Year will introduce her new book at Nicola's Books on Thursday, July 12 at 7:00PM
The mysterious case of the Allbright Academy by Diane Stanley
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett ; with artwork by Brett Helquist
The name of this book is secret by Pseudonymous Bosch ; illustrations by Gilbert Ford
Are you a fan of A&E's Longmire and/or FX's Justified? These two popular television dramas are based on books by Craig Johnson and Leonard Chang
The cold dish by Craig Johnson — the first book in the Walt Longmire's series.
Over the shoulder: a novel of intrigue by Leonard Chang — Leonard Chang is a staff writer on FX's Justified and the author of several books including an award winning noir trilogy featuring Allen Choice, a Korean-American investigator.
Try something new, an author you haven't read or a genre you haven't tried.
Kill switch by Neal Baer, Jonathan Greene
50% off murder by Josie Belle
Death drops by Chrystle Fiedler
File M for murder by Miranda James
The Canton Seniors Book Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 2:00-3:00 PM in Group Study Room A. We meet every month except December. Adult Librarians Elaine Skrzynski and Joyce Simowski alternate leading the discussion. Copies of the discussion book can be picked up at the monthly meeting or after the meeting at the Adult Desk.
Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet: a novel by Jamie Ford — July 26
One was a soldier: a Clare Fergusson/Russ van Alstyne mystery by Julia Spencer-Fleming — August 23
Sprinkle with murder by Jenn McKinlay
Chocolate chip cookie murder by Joanne Fluke
Devil's food: a Corinna Chapman mystery by Kerry Greenwood
A good day to pie: a pie shop mystery by Carol Culver
One was a soldier: a Clare Fergusson/Russ van Alstyne mystery by Julia Spencer-Fleming
Snatched by Pete Hautman and Mary Logue
Dawn undercover by Anna Dale
Fake ID by Walter Sorrells
And then everything unraveled by Jennifer Sturman
The last enemy by Grace Brophy
Join us on Monday, July 23 for an evening of mystery and suspense. We will 'visit' Italy, Sweden, Ireland, France, Japan and more with Adult Librarian Joyce Simowski as she talks about some of her favorite non-American mystery authors. Book talk begins at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room.
The burning edge by Rick Mofina
Cliff Walk by Bruce DeSilva
A dark anatomy: a mystery by Robin Blake
Death's door by Jim Kelly
Sworn to silence by Linda Castillo. Meet Linda Castillo author of the award winning Amish thriller series featuring Chief of Police Kate Burkholder. Ms. Castillo will talk about her series set in an Ohio Amish community on Tuesday, June 26 at 7:00pm at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor.
Angelina's bachelors [Large print]: a novel, with food by Brian O'Reilly; recipes by Virginia O'Reilly
Gabby: [large print] a story of courage and hope by Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly with Jeffrey Zaslow
How it all began [Large print] by Penelope Lively
Need you now [Large print]: a novel by James Grippando
Ghost knight by Cornelia Funke ; translated by Oliver Latsch ; [illustrated by Andrea Offermann] will keep you in rapt suspense with terrifying ghosts, an ancient mystery, and present day conflicts. Eleven-year-old Jon is shipped off to Salisbury Cathedral's boarding school, in part because he loathes his soon-to-be dentist stepfather. Vengeful ghosts begin attacking Jon almost immediately, but luckily he finds help from the lovely, albeit mysterious, Ella whose grandmother is a reputed ghost expert. She insists that Jon's only hope is to summon the ghost of the late knight Longspee. Will Longspee help? Can he be trusted? Why are the time-traveling ghosts of Lord Stourton and his servants so intent on killing Jon anyway?