Here are some highlights of new books coming to our adult fiction collection. From mystery and suspense to inspirational and romance, there’s something for everyone to read this summer.
“Reserved for Murder” by Victoria Gilbert is the latest in the “Book Lover's B&B” mystery series. A romance author’s biggest fan is found dead after a book signing held at the bed-and breakfast. “Deadly Ever After” by Eva Gates is new in the “Lighthouse Library'' mystery series. Librarian Lucy’s engagement should be a happy occasion, but then her ex-fiancé shows up with his mother who wants them back together, and they find a murdered man at the restaurant hosting their dinner party.
“The Night Hawks” by Elly Griffiths is the next book in the series featuring archaeologist Ruth Galloway. When a group of amateur archaeologists finds Bronze-Age artifacts, and several bodies, Galloway is drawn into the investigation. “The Bullet” by Iris Johansen is the twenty-seventh book featuring forensic sculptor Eve Duncan. This time Duncan must help protect the life of a scientist whose recent discovery has attracted some powerful enemies. “Unfinished Business” by J.A. Jance continues her series featuring Ali Reynolds. A wrongly convicted murderer needs Reynolds' help to clear his name and find the real culprit.
“Along a Storied Trail” by Ann H. Gabhart takes place during the Great Depression. A Kentucky packhorse librarian dreams of finding romance in real life just like in the books she delivers to her mountain community. In “Chasing Shadows” by Lynn Austin, three Dutch women find their faith tested during World War II. “An Unlikely Match” by Beth Wiseman is the second novel in the “Amish Inn” series, in which two widowed sisters help their guests find true romance.
In “The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot” by Marianne Cronin, seventeen-year-old Lenni and eighty-three-year-old Margot, both terminally ill, meet through their hospital’s arts and crafts program. When they realize their ages add up to one hundred, they decide to create one hundred paintings telling the stories they have lived. In “Pack Up the Moon'' by Kristan Higgins, a newlywed woman finds out she is dying and writes twelve letters to her husband, one to open each month of his first year without her. The letters outline tasks to complete to help him through his grief and find his way back to happiness.
“Like Cats and Dogs'' by Kate McMurray begins a new series set in a cat café. After the owner of the café clashes with the handsome new veterinarian next door, they find they’ll need to join forces against a real estate developer. In “The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels” by India Holton, a very proper Victorian lady and thief must save her aunt from a pirate by teaming up with her would-be assassin who has fallen for her. In “Very Sincerely Yours” by Kerry Winfrey, a toy-store worker begins a correspondence with a children’s televison-show host, but can their relationship survive a meeting in real life?
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