January 5, 2016 | madame librarian
If you are a fan of Agatha Christie's TV Series, such as Miss Marple or Poirot, enjoy a good mystery, a minimum of violence, and interesting characters try these:
Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, two middle-aged women, make a fresh start by opening a gardening business. Mysteries grow around these two gardening sleuths as they dig up trouble on the job and use investigative skills to get to the bottom of things.
DCI Janine Lewis heads a police team that investigates Manchester's most gruesome murders while balancing her personal life as a single mother of four.
January 2, 2016 | madame librarian
Myth: Large print doesn’t publish for 6 – 9 months after the original edition.
Thanks to advancements in typesetting technology and process efficiencies, that is no longer the case. Many bestsellers are published simultaneous to the original release. That’s right. At the same time, not 9 months later. The vast majority of remaining large print editions follow by just three months, allowing you to keep your large print collection up to date with the freshest and newest titles. Check these New York Times Bestsellers:
November 21, 2015 | madame librarian
The Canton Seniors Book Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the every month (except December) from 2:00-3:00 PM in Group Study Room A. Librarians Elaine Skrzynski and Joyce Simowski alternately lead the discussion. No registration required.
The Sparrow is a novel about a remarkable man, a living saint, a life-long celibate and Jesuit priest, who undergoes an experience so harrowing and profound that it makes him question the existence of God. This experience--the first contact between human beings and intelligent extraterrestrial life--begins with a small mistake and ends in a horrible catastrophe.
November 7, 2015 | madame librarian
Star Trek fans will want to read The Autobiography of James T. Kirk... Highly recommend Dissent...it is both a reassuring and disconcerting look at our political history. A. D. Scott weaves a mystery throughout this novel about of a small Scottish Highland village in 1956.
November 6, 2015 | madame librarian
November 4, 2015 | madame librarian
Murder, She Baked: Joanne Fluke's A Plum Pudding Mystery will debut on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel on Sunday, November 22 (check local listings). This holiday season, Hannah Swensen is making plum pudding and trying to solve the murder of a man in his own office. It turns out the list of suspects who would have wanted to see the guy dead is a long one, from a bitter ex-wife to exasperated investors. Based on Joanne Fluke‘s very popular (very Cozy!) Hannah Swensen Mystery Series.
October 5, 2015 | madame librarian
Henning Mankell, author of the popular Kurt Wallander series died on October 5 of cancer at the age ot 67. Mankell was the author of over 40 novels, 11 featuring the dour detective Kurt Wallander. Kenneth Branagh adapted several of the novels to film for the BBC.
September 10, 2015 | madame librarian
Don’t miss the 13th annual Kerrytown Bookfest 2015 on Sunday, September 13 at the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market. Aunt Agatha's Bookstore's guest authors include Andrew Grant, Julie Hyzy, Owen Laukkanen, G.M. Malliet, Edith Maxwell, Jenny Milchman, P.J. Parrish, Denise Swanson, newcomer Vu Tran and many more. This year, they are featuring a traditional mystery panel at 1:15pm in the Main Tent, and a suspense panel at 2:45pm in the Kerrytown Concert House.
September 9, 2015 | madame librarian
Looking for a good mystery to sink your teeth into? These amateur sleuths/professional culinary artists manage to solve the crime and create delectable dishes (recipes included).
The body in the kelp by Katherine Hall Page. The purchase of a beautiful handmade quilt at an estate auction lovingly constructed by wealthy, deceased, and detested Matilda Prescott, turns out to be quite a bargain indeed -- especially when transplanted, New York caterer Faith Sibley Fairchild discovers it to be a map to the old woman's hidden treasure.
A deadly grind by Victoria Hamilton. A Hoosier to die for? When vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton spies an original 1920s Hoosier brand kitchen cabinet at an estate auction, it's love at first sight until someone is murdered.
September 2, 2015 | madame librarian