What We Are Reading

Lost angel

Mike Doogan
ISBN: 9780425216668

When Faith, the teenage granddaughter of Moses Wright, the founder of the Christian commune of Rejoice, mysteriously vanishes, the elders of the Alaskan commune enlist troubled former cop Nik Kane to help find the missing girl.

A cold day for murder

Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 9781590588734

Kate Shugak, a former detective with the Anchorage District Attorney's office, is called out of her self-imposed isolation when she is recruited to find out what happened to a young national park ranger who disappeared during the Alaskan winter along with an investigator sent in to check on him.

The outsider : a novel

Stephen King
ISBN: 9781501180989

"An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation...An eleven-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. The case seems ironclad, especially when Anderson and the district attorney are able to add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. But Maitland has an alibi, and it turns out his story has incontrovertible evidence of its own. How can two opposing stories be true?"--Dust jacket.

ISBN: 9781410402158

Dead until dark

Charlaine Harris
ISBN: 9780441008537

Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, but she keeps to herself and doesn't date much because of her "disability" to read minds. When she meets Bill, Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's the type of guy she's waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too--he's a vampire with a bad reputation. When one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next. Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out. Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea. A new vampire mystery, in the vein of a lighter & more romantic Laurell Hamilton.

Spouse on haunted hill

E.J. Copperman
ISBN: 9780425283387

Hark! the herald angel screamed : an Augusta Goodnight mystery (with heavenly recipes)

Mignon F. Ballard
ISBN: 9780312376673

Augusta Goodnight, guardian angel, sometime sleuth, and a boarder at the South Carolina home of Lucy Nan Pilgrim, becomes involved in the case of a mysterious stranger who plunges to his death from the balcony of an abandoned mansion.

Flipped for murder

Maddie Day
ISBN: 9781617739255

After moving to South Lick, Indiana, Robbie Jordan opens a restaurant and store and investigates when she is accused of murdering the mayor's assistant.

A slice of murder

Chris Cavender
ISBN: 9780758229489

Sprinkle with murder

Jenn McKinlay
ISBN: 9780425233429

Death by dumpling

Vivien Chien
ISBN: 9781250129154

"The last place Lana Lee thought she would ever end up is back at her familys restaurant. But after a brutal break-up and a dramatic workplace walk-out, she figures that helping wait tables is her best option for putting her life back together. Even if that means having to put up with her mother, who is dead-set on finding her a husband. Lanas love life soon becomes yesterdays news once the restaurants property manager, Mr. Feng, turns up deadafter a delivery of shrimp dumplings from Ho-Lee. But how could this have happened when everyone on staff knew about Mr. Fengs severe, life-threatening shellfish allergy? Now, with the whole restaurant under suspicion for murder and the local media in a feeding frenzyto say nothing of the gorgeous police detective who keeps turning up for take-outits up to Lana to find out who is behind Fengs killer order ... before her own number is up."--Adapted from back cover.

All the president's menus

Julie Hyzy
ISBN: 9780425262399

When a tour of the White House kitchen by a group of foreign chefs ends in murder, executive chef Olivia Paras makes sleuthing the special of the day. Includes recipes for a complete presidential menu.

The 18th abduction

James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
ISBN: 9780316420266

Detective Lindsay Boxer and her husband Joe Molinari team up to protect San Francisco from an international war criminal in the newest Women's Murder Club thriller. For a trio of colleagues, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture session. They vanish without a clue -- until a body turns up. With the safety of San Francisco's entire school system as stake, Lindsay Boxer has never been under more pressure at work and could really use support at home. But her husband Joe is drawn into an encounter with a woman who's seen a ghost -- a notorious war criminal from her Eastern European home country, walking the streets of San Francisco. As Lindsay digs deeper, with help from intrepid journalist Cindy Thomas, there are revelations about the victims. The implications are shocking. And when Joe's mystery informant disappears, joining the ranks of missing women in grave danger, all evidence points to a sordid international crime operation. It will take the combined skills of Lindsay, Joe, and the entire Women's Murder Club to protect their city, and themselves, from a monster.

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time

Mark Haddon
ISBN: 9780385509459

Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.