In Cape May, New Jersey the whole town is celebrating Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. The weekend of March 16-18 is dedicated to all things Holmes. We too can spend the weekend surrounded in mystery and intrigue with some modern mysteries found at your hometown library.
Dead and gone by Charlaine Harris
In Bon Temps, Louisiana, a race of unhuman beings--older, more powerful and far more secretive than vampires or werewolves-- is preparing for war. And Sookie Stackhouse will find herself an all-too human pawn in their battle as she investigates the murder of a were-panther.
Dog on it: a Chet and Bernie mystery by Spencer Quinn
Set in the Valley of an unnamed Western state, the novel introduces one smart canine detective and his partner, PI Bernie Little of the Little Detective Agency, who's pretty quick on the uptake himself. Chet, a lively mongrel with one white ear and one black ear, serves as the book's narrator, communicating with Bert via doggy methods that verge on the telepathic. Wealthy divorcée Cynthia Chambliss hires Bernie, a former cop, to find her missing 15-year-old daughter, Madison, whose father is a real estate developer who smells suspiciously of cat.
Double minds by Terri Black stock
Struggling to succeed in the Nashville music scene, talented singer/songwriter Parker James finds the competition fierce - even deadly. A young woman's murder, industry corruption, and a menacing stalker draw Parker into danger and intrigue. Nothing is as it appears, and unraveling the truth challenges everything Parker believes about her talent, her future, and her faith.
Hiss of death: a Mrs. Murphy mystery by Rita Mae Brown
After a hospital employee ends up dead, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen--along with her sleuthing animal companions Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker--must find the murderer, all while Harry deals with a health crisis herself.
Madapple by Christina Meldrum
A girl who has been brought up in near isolation is thrown into a twisted web of family secrets and religious fundamentalism when her mother dies and she goes to live with relatives she never knew she had.
The real macaw by Donna Andrews
When her home is turned into an impromptu animal rescue center by her father and grandfather after a local shelter repeals its no-kill policy, Meg is unwittingly embroiled in a murder case involving a volunteer animal caregiver.
Rough weather by Robert B. Parker
Reluctantly escorting the gold-digging and recently separated Heidi Bradshaw to her daughter's wedding, Boston private investigator Spenser hopes to reconnect with his beloved Susan at the wedding, but becomes enmeshed in a kidnapping plot involving his nemesis Rugar.
True blue by David Baldacci
Fresh out of prison, disgraced ex-cop Mason "Mace" Perry, along with the help of her police chief sister, aids Roy Kingman, a lawyer trying to track down the killer of one of his law partners, all while a U.S. attorney looks for any reason to put Mace back behind bars.