New materials available at John L. Street Library this week
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“M” is for May, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, and in the library’s case… “M” is for Mystery, Mystery, and Mystery. That’s a clue, “Pam’s Picks” a few good mysteries.

In no special order, except alphabetical by author:

“Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree” by Nancy Atherton, this is a charming read just right when life gets too hectic.

“Death of a Chimney Sweep” by M.C. This is a Hamish Macbeth mystery. In the south of Scotland, residents get their chimneys vacuum-cleaned. But in the isolated villages in the very north of Scotland, the villagers rely on the services of the itinerant sweep, Pete Ray, and his old-fashioned brushes.

Pete is always able to find work in the Scottish highlands, until one day when Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices blood dripping onto the floor of a villager’s fireplace, and a dead body stuffed inside the chimney. The entire town of Lochdubh is certain Pete is the culprit, but Hamish doesn’t believe that the affable chimney sweep is capable of committing murder. Then Pete’s body is found on the Scottish moors, and the mystery deepens. Once again, it’s up to Hamish to discover who’s responsible for the dirty deed.

“Fadeaway Girl” by Martha Grimes, this book has three murders, an attempted murder, and a kidnapping. This is the sequel to “Bell Ruin.” Twelve-year-old Emma is still hard on the trail of the truth behind the murders of Mary Evelyn Devereau, Rose Queen and Fern Queen, the attempted murder of Emma herself and most of all the kidnapping of the four month old Slade baby, twelve years earlier.

“A Bone to Pick” by Charlaine Harris, this is an Aurora Teagarden. Aurora is surprised to inherit a friend’s estate. And ever more surprised to find a scull hidden in a window seat. She inherited a murder mystery too.

“Fatal Error” by J. A. Jance, this is a pulsing tale of suspense where no one is safe from a fatal error.

Ali Reynolds agrees to help a friend whose fiancé is missing. Ali soon learns that he is a cyber sociopath who has left a trail of broken hearts in his virtual wake. When he turns up murdered Ali must clear her friend’s name.

“Heartbeat Away” by Michael Palmer, this books is at the crossroads of politics and medicine in this shocking thriller. His son Daniel Palmer has his debut novel, “Delirious.” This is a mind-bending novel of paranoia, deception and revenge. Doubles!

“44 Charles Street” by Danielle Steel, where strangers become roommates, and roommates become friends in an old Victorian house. This is in regular and large print.

“Indulgence in Death” by J. D. Robb, this is a NYPSD Eve Dallas novel.

“Treachery in Death” by J. D. Robb, this is also an Eve Dallas novel.

My Non-fiction Pick, It’s not an “M” but a “D” for Derby Day. A unique book called “Derby Day” by Pamela Pease. What makes it unique, it a Pop-up book a celebration of the Kentucky Derby. Plus, two new “H” is for Horse books.

“What Every Horse Should Know” by Cherry Hill, this is an in-depth look at how horses think, learn, and respond to stimuli, and interpret human behavior.

“Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia” by Sandy Ransford. This book has general information on horses and pony breeds. It also covers keeping, feeding, grooming, health care, and riding with beautiful illustrations.

“Good Old Dog” by Faculty of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Nicholas H. Dodman BVMS and Lawrence Lindner, this book has expert advice for keeping your aging dog happy. (My dog Ashes is 12 years old) I tell her we are going old together!

“Your Dog: Owner’s Manual” by Dr. Marty Becker, this book contains hundreds of secrets for raising a healthy happy dog.

New Kentucky Non-fiction: “Kentucky Fresh Cookbook” by Maggie Green.

“Tastes of All Seasons” by Trigg County Hospital.

New Audio Books on CD: “Fatal Error” by J.A. Jance, and “Devil’s Food Cake Murder” by Joanne Fluke. Also, “Hell’s Corner” by David Baldacci, and “The Distant Hours” by Kate Morton.

New CDs: “Come Around Sundown” by Kings of Leon, “The Element of Freedom” by Alicia Keys, and “Loud” by Rihanna.

New DVDs: “Annie’s Point,” and “Back to You and Me.” Also, “Grown Ups,” “Bugs Bunny’s Easter Funnies,” and “The Fat Albert Easter Special.”

For all of you who have asked...we do have the 2011 Edition: “Calorie, Fat, and Carb Counter.” Plus sodium and alcohol, too. But you will need to ask for it at the Circulations desk.

SPRING BOOK SALE: We are having a Spring Book Sale this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 5 – 7! We will have great buys ($1 a bag). 9:30 a.m. – 4 a.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. – 12 noon on Saturday.

The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.
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