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Murder Most Traditional | 2015 Agatha Christie Award Nominees

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Agatha Christie was the queen of the traditional mystery, and every year Malice Domestic, a fan convention, honors those titles published in the previous calendar year that best typify the qualities of Dame Christie’s work (no explicit sex, excessive gore, or gratuitous violence, among other elements). The nominees for the 2015 Agatha Christie Awards reflect a wide range of authors, publishers, styles, and themes.

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick | LJ Review

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Tender, insightful, and surprising, this wonderful debut novel is a stunning addition to the popular genre of transformative stories of otherwise uneventful lives.

Bill Bryson’s The Road to Little Dribbling | RA Crossroads

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As Bryson fans would expect, this adventure around William Shakespeare’s blessed plot is at times riotously funny, at others warmly descriptive of place and quickly paced.

The Widow by Fiona Barton | LJ Review

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Barton’s first novel is one of suspense and intrigue that keeps the pages turning.

Ch-ch-changes & Other Oddities | What We’re Reading

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“What We’re Reading” mourns David Bowie and talks about our best reads of last year.

Fiction from Brady, Hamilton, and Jordan | Xpress Reviews

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Suggest Brady’s page-turning crime thriller to fans of Charles Finch and Anne Perry; Hamiton’s thriller is clever, timely, and definitely an attention grabber; Jordan conjures incredible sparks between our cautious couple and keeps the action flowing

U.S. History, February 2016 | Best Sellers

April 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

E-Originals from Labud and Lee, plus Debuter del Mar | Xpress Reviews

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A debut that does the wounded warrior romance just about right; Labud’s latest might please those who enjoy angst-filled narratives, but it will not satisfy most romance fans; the continuing unexpected activities of Leyton’s Headland

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Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) offers a wide range of reference material that can guide library users through processes such as estate planning, investing for the future, learning about tax incentives to start a small business, or rebuilding or improving a poor credit score.

The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer | LJ Review

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Hamer, a Rhys Davies Short Story Prize winner, is a natural storyteller who writes with such a sense of drama, compulsion, and sympathy that most readers will devour this work in one or two sittings.