‘Tis the season for new books. There are so many new books coming out this fall that even the speediest of readers might not be able to keep up. Here are some highlights from the library’s adult fiction collection.
     One of our most popular categories is mystery and suspense. “Mercy” by David Baldacci is the next thriller in his series featuring FBI Agent Atlee Pine’s search for her long-lost twin sister, who was abducted at the age of six. “The Dark Hours” by Michael Connelly is a police procedural set in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve in which detectives Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch team up to bring a killer to justice. “Autopsy” by Patricia Cornwell relaunches her popular series featuring chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta. After moving back to Virginia, Scarpetta must solve two crimes, one of which occurred in outer space.
More mystery titles include “Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight” by Janet Evanovich, the twenty-eighth book featuring bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. Plum is chasing an international hacker whom she discovers is also being pursued by another bounty hunter. “Mrs. Jeffries and the Midwinter Murders” is the fortieth Victorian mystery by Emily Brightwell. This time Mrs. Jeffries must untangle a locked-room murder during the week leading up to Christmas. “Murder, She Wrote: Debonair in Death” is the latest novel by Jessica Fletcher. There has been yet another murder in Cabot Cove, and Jessica teams up with her old friend Michael Haggerty to find the culprit.
    Another popular category in fiction is romance. “Just Haven't Met You Yet” by Sophie Cousens is a romantic comedy in which a woman who grabs the wrong suitcase at an airport decides she absolutely must track down the mystery man who owns it. Another romantic comedy is “The Singles Table” by Sara Desai. A woman tries to play matchmaker for a friend only to realize she herself might be the best match for him. “Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone” is the ninth Outlander novel by Diana Gabaldon. It combines time travel, romance, and the American Revolution as the Fraser family finds their peaceful home threatened by the war.
    Other popular titles on our shelves this fall include “Wish You Were Here” by Jodi Picoult in which a woman reexamines her structured life and professional career goals while she is stranded in the Galapagos Islands during the pandemic. “Flying Angels” by Danielle Steel tells the story of Army flight nurses during World War II risking their lives rescuing soldiers from the front lines. “The Heart of Splendid Lake” by Amy Clipston is a story about moving past grief in which a woman struggles to carry on her family’s business after her father’s death. “The Christmas Promise” by Richard Paul Evans is a tale of forgiveness and the meaning of Christmas. An author realizes that the book she is writing about her twin sister is really about herself.
     All of these titles and many more are available for free with your library card. Browse through our collections in person or place holds through our online catalog. 

Submitted by Annette DeFuso, Technical Services Director