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The Last Mile by David Baldacci

The Last Mile by David Baldacci

One of my favorite antiheroes, the improbable Amos Decker, is back. We met a few years ago in David Baldacci’s Memory Man, and I instantly fell in love with Amos’ exceptional brain.  You see, he is gifted and cursed with hyperthymesia and synesthesia resulting from a helmet to helmet collision at his first professional football… View more

Mystery Monday: Agatha Christie

Today I have visions of tea, scones and arsenic dancing in my head. While scouring the stacks at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, I discovered that we have an incredible selection of Agatha Christie novels. For a mystery lover, this is a treasure indeed. Dame Agatha Christie, the doyenne of the proper English murder mystery,… View more

Sherlock

Sherlock is a smart modern retelling of the classic Doyle stories about the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Fans of the original stories won’t be disappointed, this series is like a love letter to the devoted but it is still exciting and accessible to anyone who hasn’t read them. You might miss some jokes… View more

Coffeehouse Mysteries

If you wished you lived in a coffeehouse, Cleo Coyle’s Coffeehouse Mysteries are for you! Start with the first one – On What Grounds, though, as there is a sequential storyline in the series. There is an abundance of information on the mysteries of coffee and it’s spin-offs – latte, cappuccino, espresso, and more, as well… View more

Wicked Appetite

If you like Janet Evanovich and her “Between the Numbers” books featuring Diesel, you will love Wicked Appetite.  Diesel is now the main attraction with new characters in tow. Still fun-loving, mysterious, and sexy in an honorable way, Diesel is on the hunt for his evil cousin – someone to really be afraid of. Janet’s… View more