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Button Holed

by Kylie Logan
Monday, October 30, 2017

This is the first in the Button Box Mystery series and introduces the reader to Josie Giancola who is an expert in buttons and the owner of the newly opened Button Box store in Chicago.  Josie has helped design costumes for a cult classic film and through the director, has come to the attention of a rising starlet Kate Franciscus, who is currently designing her wedding gown.  Ms. Franciscus returns early for a second appointment with Josie and is mysteriously murdered while Josie's assistant has popped into a neighboring shop.  When an errant button is discovered in the aftermath, the police ask Josie to help them locate the source and...

News of the World

by Paulette Jiles
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through post-Civil War Texas performing readings from major world newspapers to paying audiences who are hungry for news of the world.   After becoming a widower and losing his printing business to the Civil War, he takes to the freedom of the road to         make a meager, but honest living.  At the ripe age of 70 he has established a reputation of integrity.  For this reason, a friend asks him to deliver a 10 year
old orphan to her relatives near San Antonio for a 50 dollar gold piece.  The blond blue-eyed orphan had been captured by the Kiowa...

Saturday, October 7, 2017

In my last blog post, I reviewed Scott Lynch's second book in the Gentlemen Bastards sequence, Red Seas Under Red Skies. Just as I said then, once I finished that book, I ran to the shelves and picked up the third book in the series, The Republic of Thieves--and boy, was I NOT disappointed!

The Republic of Thieves is fabulous. While Red Seas Under Red Skies felt long and slow at times, this third book flew by and ended before I was ready for it...

Through the Grinder

by Cleo Coyle
Friday, September 29, 2017

In honor of National Coffee Day, I'm posting a recent blog on Through the Grinder by Cleo Coyle.  I recently went to Costa Rica and decided a cozy mystery about coffee seemed like the perfect reading material.  I started Ms. Coyle's Coffeehouse Mystery series with book 1, On What Grounds which I personally owned. (The library does not currently have a copy but it can be requested through MeL).  It was fairly well done and I decided to continue on with Through the Grinder which is in the HCDL collection.  The second book continues with the story of Clare Cosi who has recently moved back to New York City to...

Bulls Island

by Dorothea Benton Frank
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Elizabeth “Betts” McGee of Charleston was once engaged to J.D. Langley, the son of the wealthiest Charleston family.  Now 20 years later, she is a successful banking executive in New York.  When her boss asks her to head up a building project on Bulls Island, her favorite childhood spot, she is leery of going back.  Can you guess who she is forced to work with? Find out what happens and what other secrets the McGee family has is this easy, fun read.  Check our catalog

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