I’m a little late with my new items post for November. The reason why is a mystery… and that’s why mystery is the theme for this month’s highlights.
For the full list of new items, check out this page on the library’s website. For the mystery options behind door # 2, follow the link!
Competition for the spelling bee in the town of Preston is fierce. When the tensions rise between a an overachiever, a home-schooled outsider, and the class clown, Chrissie is there to keep an eye on things.
Death Swatch by Laura Childs
Carmela Bertrand, scrapbook store owner, suffers from a bit of Jessica Fletcher syndrome when a Mardi Gras party ends in tragedy. Together with hot detective Edgar Babcock, Carmela Bertrand is itching to solve the murder of the renowned float designer… because she may just be the next victim.
The Goliath Bone by Mickey Spillane and Max Allen Collins
Mickey Spillane, a classic pulp mystery novelist, entrusted a new manuscript featuring his most famous character, PI Mike Hammer, to his collaborator Max Allen Collins a week before his death. Finally finished, the novel features a new, dangerous case for Hammer, revolving around an archaeological discovery in the Valley of Elah – a bone from the Biblical giant, Goliath.
Exposed by Alex Kava
Profiler Maggie O’Dell has been exposed to a virus – a weapon created by a deadly copy-cat serial killer. To save her own life, she’ll have to find a killer with a mind that, with all her experience, she can barely fathom. And she’ll have to do it all from within an isolation room, relying on fellow agent R.J. Tully to find the clues she needs before she succumbs to the virus.
Stalking the Unicorn by Mike Resnick
When an elf starts talking to you on New Year’s Eve, you’re going to assume that it’s actually the alcohol talking. That’s what PI John Justin Mallory thought at first, but he was wrong. Now he has to help an elf find a missing unicorn before morning. It’s certainly wild, but not quite the New Year’s Even party he would have planned.
Heat Lightning by John Sanford (Book on CD)
The eccentrically named investigator, Virgil Flowers, has been on the job for a while, and he thinks he’s seen it all. But a new case, during a hot summer, will show him just how much he has left to see when he has to contend with a serial killer who prefers his murders lemon-scented.
Obsessive compulsive private detective Adrian Monk is back on the case in seasons 4 and 5 of Monk.