Friday, December 18, 2015

Staff Picks

We like to read, and we like to share what we read! This is a list of recent favorites.

Nooks & Crannies
Nooks & Crannies
By Lawson, Jessica
Illustrator Andrewson, Natalie
2015-06 - Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
9781481419215 Check Our Catalog
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory "meets "Clue "when six children navigate a mansion full of secrets--and maybe money--in this humorous mystery with heart.

Sweet, shy Tabitha Crum, the neglected only child of two parents straight out of a Roald Dahl book, doesn't have a friend in the world--except for her pet mouse, Pemberley, whom she loves dearly. But on the day she receives one of

A Banquet of Consequences
A Banquet of Consequences
By George, Elizabeth
2015-10 - Viking
9780525954330 Check Our Catalog
George's mystery unfolds with great psychological depth, finely drawn characters and gorgeous portraits of the English countryside. . . . George] is an essential writer of popular fiction today. "The Washington Post"

The #1 "New York Times" bestselling author's award-winning series returns with another stunning crime drama featuring Scotland Yard members Detective Inspector Thomas

Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks
Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks
By Goldacre, Ben
2010-10 - Faber & Faber
9780865479180 Check Our Catalog
Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (2009)

Taking aim at quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies, Goldacre takes on America and its bad science, in this revised version of his runaway UK bestseller. …More

Prisoner's Base
Prisoner's Base
By Stout, Rex
Introduction by DeAndrea, William
1992-10 - Crimeline
9780553242690 Check Our Catalog
This latest addition to the Rex Stout Library features an introduction by Edgar Award-winning author William De Andrea. Nero Wolfe take in a woman boarder? Never. The woman in question is an heiress due to come into her inheritance in one week, and though Wolfe refuses to take her in, he allows Archie to do so. So, when she turns up dead, he has no choice but to find her killer. …More

The Heist
The Heist
By Silva, Daniel
2014-07 - Harper
9780062320056 Check Our Catalog

Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is in Venice repairing an altarpiece by Veronese when he receives an urgent summons from the Italian police. The eccentric London art dealer Julian Isherwood has stumbled upon a chilling murder scene in Lake Como, and is being held as a suspect. To save his friend, Gabriel must track down the real killers and then perform one simple task: find the …More

Firebirds Rising: An Anthology of Original Science Fiction and Fantasy
Firebirds Rising: An Anthology of Original Science Fiction and Fantasy
By November, Sharyn
2006-04 - Puffin Books
9780142405499 Check Our Catalog
This star-studded follow-up to the acclaimed "Firebirds" contains riveting, original stories by some of today's masters of science fiction and fantasy, including Fancesca Lia Block, Alan Dean Foster, Diana Wynne Jones, and Tanith Lee. …More