Death of an Honest Man by M. C. Beaton sees the return of Hamish Macbeth, Scotland’s most quick-witted and unambitious policeman, to investigate the murder of an honest man. Light and funny as always.
Friends and Traitors by John Lawton is a more serious mystery novel. Featuring, now Superintendent, Frederick Troy this installment takes place in London and Vienna in 1958. A story of betrayal, espionage, and the dangers of love.
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah is a story of a family in crisis and the ultimate test of survival in the unpredictable, unforgiving, and untamed wilds of Alaska in the 1970s. By the author of the hugely popular novel The Nightingale.
New in paperback
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult is a novel that, as always, tells a story that matters, involving moral and ethical decisions and their consequences.
The Girl in the Woods by Camilla Lackberg is a great big new book from the Queen of Scandinavian crime fiction, and a story that moves back and forth in time from the present day to the 17th century.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Oprah’s Book Club selection. A stirring love story about the tough choices that must be made in the face of diversity.
The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory is another excellent novel by this recognized authority on women’s history and the British royal family. Always an interesting and enjoyable read.
FOR THE KIDS
Big Water by Andrea Curtis is a young adult novel that tells the story of the sinking of the Asia in Georgian Bay in the fall of 1882. This real event is told by imagined characters, including the two young people who were the only survivors.
Moon by Britta Teckentrup is a bright big beautiful peek-trough picture book that will delight your little ones, revealing the different phases of the moon above and the nighttime creatures that live under its helpful glow.