Tag Archives: Series

Dark Lord by Ed Greenwood

Title: Dark Lord

Author: Ed Greenwood

Call #  FSY / GRE

A writer and game developer is plagued by a series of dreams involving a dark fantasy world he has created for his work. Each night the dreams become more and more real. Finally, he awakes to find…they are! Pulled inside a dream world of castles and medieval imagery, he must fight to help a race of angel-like winged beings against the Dark Helms – black knights bent on destruction. He soon finds that his creative abilities have been elevated to the level of magic and that he is considered the most powerful of wizards: a Dark Lord!  

Recommended by: John

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Death at the Fair by Frances McNamara

Title: Death at the Fair

Author: Frances McNamara

Call #:  M – MCN

A mystery set in 1893 Chicago during the World’s Columbian Exposition, with a cast of characters ranging from local thugs and corrupt politicians to Ida B. Wells – who can resist? Not this Chicago girl.

Recommended by: Bobbie

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Title: The Mists of Avalon

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Call #:  FANTASY BRA

In this retelling of the story of King Arthur, Morgaine (known today as the sinister Morgan le Fay) recalls her version of the events surrounding this legendary tale.  Morgaine is descended from priestesses on the isle of Avalon, and becomes a powerful priestess in her own right.  Her aunt Vivian, who is the Lady of the Lake and skilled in the Sight, manipulates events to achieve (or circumvent?) the future she foresees, to the detriment of many of those involved.

Recommended by: Briana

A False Mirror by Charles Todd

Title: A False Mirror

Author: Charles Todd                

Call #:  M – TOD

The tenth book in the Ian Rutledge series has the Scotland Yard detective deployed to a small harbor town to deal with the victim of a severe beating and a hostage situation. The complicated, fragile character of Ian Rutledge never fails to draw me into the story. He is a sort of “wounded healer” in his own way. If you like British mysteries with well developed characters and multiple plot twists, this is for you.

Recommended by: Betty

THE ABSENT ONE By JUSSI ADLER-OLSEN

Title: The Absent One

Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen

Call #: ADLER-OLSEN

Carl Morck, a detective exiled to cold case Siberia, finds a twenty-year-old file on his desk. With the help of his mysterious assistant, he reopens the inquiry into the 1987 murder of a brother and sister. There is a confessed killer in jail who actually may be innocent, as well as evidence that implicates wealthy and powerful leaders of society.   

Recommended By:  Betty

The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry

Title: The Cater Street Hangman

Author:   Anne Perry

Call #:  M – PER

Charlotte, Emily, and Sarah Ellison are leading the typical lives of proper Victorian ladies until five young women, including the family housemaid, are brutally murdered on Cater Street near the Ellison home. Their father, Edward, and Sarah’s husband, Dominic, try to shelter them from any details of the crimes, but Inspector Thomas Pitt draws Charlotte into the investigation, along with all its gruesome details. A romance begins developing between Charlotte and the socially unsuitable Pitt, as the list of suspects begins to include Ellison family and friends. This is the first in the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries.

Recommended by: Sharon

Step on a Crack by James Patterson

Step on a Crack by James PattersonTitle:  Step on a Crack

Author:  James Patterson

Call #:  PAT

During the funeral of the former First Lady, a group of men dressed as monks take over St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan and carry out a mass kidnapping of those attending. Eventually all are released, except for a small group of wealthy celebrities. Detective Michael Bennett, who has ten adopted children and a wife who is dying of cancer, receives an emergency call to act as the negotiator for the release of the celebrity hostages. This page-turning thriller is the first in the Michael Bennett series.

Recommended by:  Sharon