March Staff Picks

Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton Library

March Staff Picks

Two ladies in London are back with a new mystery or challenge to solve. Travel to alternate worlds or out to the English countryside in these two novels. Copies are available to check out and download from the library system.

The Dark Archive by Genevieve Cogman
While on assignment, Librarian-spy Irene Winters is retrieving a document for the Invisible Library when things go wrong. She's stunned to discover an old enemy might not be dead after all. Irene and her friends return to an alternate version of London and start looking for answers. Joining Irene are the Dragon Prince Kai and Catherine, a young Fae, who's Irene's new apprentice. It's a fast paced story with lots of adventure and bits of humor. The search leads Irene to a show down with an old nemesis. Fans of the series also will learn more details about Irene's past. I enjoy reading this series and recommend reading the books in order. This novel is the seventh entry in the Invisible Library series.

A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder by Dianne Freeman
October 1899. American born Frances Wynn, Countess of Harleigh, is preparing for her sister Lily's upcoming wedding. When Lily has a surprise announcement for Frances, plans change. Frances's fiance, George Hazelton, offers his family's country estate Risings outside of London. A few other guests come for a country shooting party as the reason. When mishaps for guests and staff become more serious, Frances and George must discover who's been behind them. Why is Leo, Lily's fiance, a particular target? The novel is a well researched cozy historical mystery with romance by this award winning author. If you look closely at the front cover, you'll see a teaser to an event in the story! This novel is the third entry in the Countess of Harleigh Mystery series.

~Elisa Babel, Adult Librarian