Tuesday, January 20, 2015

What to Read while waiting for...



As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Novel
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Novel
By Bradley, Alan
2015-01 - Delacorte Press
9780345539939 Check Our Catalog
Flavia de Luce--"part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events"" ("The New York Times Book Review")--takes her remarkable sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools in the captivating new mystery from "New York Times "bestselling author Alan Bradley.
"Banished " is how twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce
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Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions!

Not All Tarts Are Apple
Not All Tarts Are Apple
By Granger, Pip
2002-10 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781590580332 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Agatha Awards (2002)

A first novel serves up an inimitable slice of British life from Coronation Summer, 1953, in a city not much different than that familiar to Charles Dickens and Oliver Twist.

Seven-year-old Rosie lives happily with Uncle Bert and pillow-plump Aunt Maggie above their cafe on Old Compton Street. The Soho neighborhood is rife with tough and sinewy London life including pimps and prostitutes,
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The Spellman Files
The Spellman Files
By Lutz, Lisa
2009-01 - Pocket Books
9781416594178 Check Our Catalog
In her irresistible, laugh-out-loud debut novel, Lutz introduces Isabel Izzy Spellman, a 28-year-old private eye working for her family's investigative business--a family that puts the fun in dysfunctional. …More


The Unbearable Lightness of Scones
The Unbearable Lightness of Scones
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2010-01 - Anchor Books
9780307454706 Check Our Catalog
Following the "New York Times" bestseller "The World According to Bertie," this delightfully wry series continues with an entertaining tale of some of Scotland's most quirky and beloved characters--all set in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. …More


The Widow Ginger
The Widow Ginger
By Granger, Pip
2003-08 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781590580578 Check Our Catalog
It is 1954 and all is quiet at the Soho cafe where Rosie lives with her beloved Auntie Maggie and Uncle Bert--that is until the Widow Ginger pays a call.
As Roger Bannister sprints into the record books by running the first four minute mile, The Widow Ginger, an ex-GI with ice-cold eyes, is planning to finish some unfinished business with his wartime partners, Uncle Bert and Maltese Joe. The
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