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Magpie Murders: A Novel By Anthony Horowitz Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062645234
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - March 27th, 2018

This is the quintessential English murder mystery. With all the requisite quirky characters,a manor house, and countryside with a delightful twist. Without giving too much up, the author has put a mystery within a mystery to keep the reader guessing until the very last page. Written by the author of Masterpiece Mysteries “Foyles War” and Midsomer Murders, Mr Horowitz delivers a mystery guaranteed to surprise and delight until the very end.

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News of the World: A Novel By Paulette Jiles Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062409218
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 20th, 2017

News of the World by Paulette Jiles is among my favorite books. Set after the Civil War in the Texas Oklahoma Territory,it tells the story of a news reader who travels Texas sharing the latest news stories and a 10 year old girl he is charged with returning to her family in South Texas after being a captive of the Kiowa Indians for the past four years.

A beautifully written narrative that is both uplifting and hopeful.

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The Uncommon Reader: A Novella By Alan Bennett Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312427641
Availability: Special Order - may be out of print
Published: Picador - September 30th, 2008

This little book is among my absolute favorites. It presumes the Queen and her corgis happen onto a Mobile Library Van at the gates of Buckingham Palace and she is transformed into a reader. The situations that ensue are treated with humor and dry English wit that will delight and entertain you and perhaps give you a needed lift!