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Winter 2018 Book Preview

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but new books are so delightful! Whether you’re shopping for holiday gifts or just replenishing your to-read stack before winter really sets in, we’ve got all the best winter 2018 books -- sci-fi, mysteries, thrillers, and literature -- to get you through until spring. With a hot drink and a furry friend by your side, you’ll be saying, “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!” OUT NOW Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace Author: Jennifer Chiaverini   In nerd-friendly Seattle, Ada Lovelace is a well-known name -- she even has [...]

January 3rd, 2018|Tags: |


Miss Marple's Final Adventure Plus Some Beyond-The-Grave Clues Author: Agatha Christie Miss Marple is back to solve one final mystery, this time in response to a summons received from beyond the grave. Technically the last Miss Marple book written by Christie (although Sleeping Murder, my personal favorite, was published later) this last hurray for elderly detective and purveyor of stories is a satisfying, if not stellar conclusion to a career of crime solving and crocheting. Mr. Jason Rafiel (a previous character from one of the Caribbean Mysteries) has died and in his will left a codicil and a riddle for the [...]

March 2nd, 2016|Tags: , |

Deadly Books About Poison

Who doesn’t love a juicy book about poison? Sure, the heyday of arsenic-wielding murderers is probably over, thanks to advances in forensic science. But it’s a ton of fun to read about the stone-cold killers of centuries past dishing out poisoned cocoa and baking MURDER CAKES for inconvenient spouses and parents. Heck, even your own hat or dress could have killed you back in Victorian times. If you’ve got a murderous mind, you’ll just die for these books about poison.     A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie Author: Kathryn Harkup The queen of mystery herself, Agatha [...]

February 4th, 2016|Tags: , |