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Beautiful Mystery, The

Monks and Murder Author: Louise Penny Transiting away from Three Pines, Chief Inspector Gamache and his second in command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, journey away from the comforts of Three Pines to the isolated, formerly unknown monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups. The monks who live here are legitimately the last of their kind. Belonging to an order that hid from the Inquisition, and was thought to be dead, they revealed themselves, rather surprisingly, through the release of one badly produced yet sublime CD of Gregorian chants. With the world’s sudden knowledge of them, and desire to enter those forbidden doors that have never opened [...]

2020-05-17T12:09:22-07:00May 17th, 2020|Tags: |

Spring 2020 Book Preview

Well hey, everyone! This spring 2020 book preview was supposed to come out in, well, spring 2020, but then a little thing called COVID-19 came along and messed up a plan or two. But we’re still on stay-at-home orders, and if you are too, you’re probably still looking for some good new books to read. And we could all use a little distraction right now. So, better late than never, here are our picks for the best of spring 2020, ready to get you through the rest of quarantine.   MARCH Anna K: A Love Story Author: Jenny Lee Anna [...]

2020-05-15T16:59:54-07:00May 15th, 2020|Tags: , |

Christmas Sweets

Silent Christmas, Deadly Christmas Authors: Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine, Leslie Meier Christmas Sweets combines three cozy mystery novellas together into one holiday themed offering, giving fans of Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swenson, Laura Levine’s Jaine Austen, and Leslie Meier’s Lucy Stone time to catch up with their favorite cast of characters for the holiday season. Whether you’re in the yuletide mood, or just desperate to take a breather with some of your favorite female sleuths, Christmas Sweets is lighthearted and fun, magical and cozy, and almost as delectable as your favorite Christmas dessert. Usually, readers come to these types of collections because they follow one, maybe even two, [...]

2020-05-11T16:54:56-07:00May 11th, 2020|Tags: |