Even though it seems like spring can’t get here soon enough, good books from the library are always in season. Here are some highlights of new books coming to our adult fiction collection. From suspenseful thrillers to the coziest of mysteries, there’s bound to be something for everyone.
 “The Windsor Knot” by SJ Bennett is the first book of a new mystery series in which Queen Elizabeth II herself secretly investigates and solves crimes. The Queen is less than pleased with how the police are handling a murder that happened at Windsor Castle, and so with the aid of her most trusted Assistant Private Secretary, she’s on the case.  In “The Bounty” by Janet Evanovich, an FBI agent teams up with a con man in a race to find a lost World War II train filled with billions of dollars in gold. This is the seventh book in the popular “Fox and O’Hare” series. “The Cook of the Halcyon” by Andrea Camilleri, the twenty-seventh entry in the mystery series featuring Inspector Montalbano, finds our Sicilian detective investigating two suspicious deaths and their possible connection to an abandoned ship.
“Haunted Hibiscus” by Laura Childs is a cozy mystery set in a tea shop in historic Charleston. When a murder investigation leaves her detective boyfriend injured, the tea shop owner finds herself pulled in to help solve the crime. This is the thirteenth book in the series and, like many cozy mysteries, it includes recipes. “A Deadly Chapter” by Ellie Lang is the third title in the “Castle Bookshop” cozy mystery series set in the scenic Thousand Islands region of New York. When a bookseller finds a body outside of her home, she can’t help but become involved in the subsequent investigation.
There are three new historical novels, each taking place during World War II.  In “Off the Wild Coast of Brittany” by Juliet Blackwell, two sisters renovating a French guesthouse discover an old cookbook revealing evidence of a resistance cell. In “The Rose Code” by Kate Quinn, three women trained to break military codes for England reluctantly reunite after the war to find a spy. In “Eternal” by Lisa Scottoline three friends experience love, loss, and betrayal in Rome as war first threatens, and then, overtakes the city.
“Meant to Be” by Jude Deveraux is the first entry in a new series following two sisters in rural 1970s’ Kansas as they struggle between what is expected of them and the need to be true to oneself.  In “The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World” by Laura Imai Messina an old phone booth becomes a place where survivors of the 2011 Japanese tsunami go to talk to their lost loved ones and begin to heal from their grief. “The Northern Reach”, the first novel by W.S. Winslow, follows several generations of families in a small town on the Maine coast.
All of these titles and many more are available for free with your library card. Browse through our collections in person or through our online catalog.
Submitted by Annette DeFuso, Technical Services Librarian