Jerilee C.

Holmes on the Range Mystery Series

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Steve Hockensmith
World's Greates Sleuth

In the 1890’s, couple of cowboys, Otto and Gustav Amlingmeyer a.k.a. Big Red and Old Red, decide they want try their hands at deducifyin’ and become detectives like their hero, Sherlock Holmes. Their detecting adventures take them through murder, mayhem, riots, explosions, a near lynchin’, and the Chicago World Fair. Recommended for those that like their mysteries with a side helping of humor. Check our catalog.

Jerilee, Reference.

The Parasol Protectorate Series

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Gail Carriger
Timeless, The Paraso Protectorate Series

In an alternate Victorian England full of vampires, werewolves, ghosts and the like, Alexia Tarabotti is unusual.  She is 25, half Italian, intelligent, not afraid to say what she thinks and consequently unmarried.  She is also soulless.  One touch from Alexia turns any paranormal creature -  human, for a time.  Needless to say she is merely tolerated in society for all her perceived faults.  After Lord Conall Maccon, an Alpha werewolf and government official, takes notice of her accidently killing a vampire with her parasol, her life begins to get interesting. Check our catalog.

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Chet & Bernie Mystery Series

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Spencer Quinn
The Dog Who Knew Too Much

If you have been avoiding these mysteries because there is a dog in it - DON’T.  Chet is not smarter than his human partner.  Chet does not herd his partner, P.I. Bernie Little, to an obvious conclusion of the mystery.  Chet may be the narrator of these mysteries, but Chet is a dog.  He is a K9 Police School drop-out and is easily sidetracked by squirrels, food within reach, fountains, or anything interesting.  Chet is uninterested in most long conversations unless the word “treat” is in it and remembers “perps” by smell and taste.  Bernie Little of the Little Detective Agency is a divorced, ex-policeman who is perpetually broke because of bad investments (Hawaiian pants, really?)   Sometimes work comes knocking on the door and sometimes work follows you home.  So if you are looking for a humorous, hard-boiled, kibbled detective duo, try Chet and Bernie. Check our catalog.

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South of Superior

Friday, December 16, 2011
Ellen Airgood
South of Superior

When Madeline Stones walks away from her life in Chicago and moves to the shores of Lake Superior in the U.P., she isn’t prepared for how much her life will change.  In the lonely, wild beauty of the U.P., Madeline finds family, love, purpose and the realization of how little it takes to make one happy. Check our catalog

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Kate Daniels Series

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Ilona Andrews

Freaky, but I like it. When Magic and Technology fight for dominance over our world, anything can happen. Buildings crumble, shape shifters, vampires and things out of mythology roam the streets. And the telephone still works, no one knows how it works, but people believe it works so it does. Investigator and past member of the Order of Merciful Aid, Kate Daniels, takes on the odd, weird and dangerous in Atlanta. Married to the head Shape shifter, friends with a vampire – well kinda, daughter of a crazed, powerful immortal being who doesn’t know she exists and wouldn’t like it if he did, Kate Daniels handles whatever paranormal problems crop up. If you like your fiction a little wild and weird, Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels Series is for you. I can hardly wait for the next one.

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Holmes on the Range

Thursday, May 28, 2009
Steve Hockensmith

I liked the book, but LOVED the Book on CD! William Dufris, the narrator, is a hoot! I can’t wait to listen to the rest of the series.

1893 is a tough year in Montana. When Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer sign on as ranch hands at the secretive Bar VR cattle ranch, they’re not expecting anything more than hard work and bad pay. What they get is a dead body that looks a whole lot like the leftovers of an unfortunate encounter with a cattle stampede. Old Red sees it as a perfect opportunity to employ his Sherlock Holmes-inspired deducifin’ skills and Big Red like it or not, is a long for the wild ride.

Jerilee C., Head of Adult Services

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Books by A. Lee Martinez

Thursday, February 12, 2009
A. Lee Martinez, Author

If you like your fantasy a little creepy and very funny, try A, Lee Martinez’s books: Gil’s All Fright Diner, Too Many Curses, The Nameless Witch, In the Company of Ogres and The Automatic Detective.Join Never-Dead-Ned, Mack Megaton the robot, Duke the werewolf and Earl the vampire who are just trying to get along in Martinez’s crazy world.

Jerilee C., Head of Reference and Adult Services

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Mrs. Jeffries & the Feast of St. Stephen

Sunday, February 24, 2008
Emily Brightwell

You would never expect the fabulous Inspector Gerald Witherspoon of Scotland Yard to be such a small, gentle and shy man. His greatest asset is . . . Mrs. Jeffries, his housekeeper, and his household staff, although he doesn’t know it. Mrs. Jeffries and the staff search for clues and Mrs. Jeffries oh so carefully nudges Inspector Witherspoon to find the killer. But can they solve this one? No one has a motive and everyone has the means.

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The Blight Way: a Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I found this mystery through the Library's Online Book Club. I read the first 3 chapters in my email and had to finish it. Chocked full of odd and quirky characters, this entertaining mystery is great fun. When murder comes to Blight County Idaho, Sheriff Bo Tully is overrun with suspects. The Blight Way has everything you would expect from Patrick McManus, outdoor writer and humorist.

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