March 2022: Cozy Mysteries!

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Our Year in Reading theme for March is cozy mysteries!! Enjoy the softer side of crime.


Abby Collette
Description: "Recent MBA grad Bronwyn Crewse has just taken over her family's ice cream shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and she's going back to basics. Wyn is renovating Crewse Creamery to restore its former glory, and filling the menu with delicious, homemade ice cream flavors--many from her grandmother's original recipes. But unexpected construction delays mean she misses the summer season, and the shop has a literal cold opening: the day she opens her doors an early first snow descends on the village and keeps the customers away. To make matters worse, that evening, Wyn finds a body in the snow, and it turns out the dead man was a grifter with an old feud with the Crewse family. Soon, Wyn's father is implicated in his death. It's not easy to juggle a new-to-her business while solving a crime, but Wyn is determined to do it. With the help of her quirky best friends and her tight-knit family, she'll catch the ice cold killer before she has a meltdown" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Daryl Wood Gerber
Description: "Since childhood, Courtney has loved fairies. After her mother died when Courtney was ten, she lost touch with that feeling of magic. A year ago, at age twenty-nine, she rediscovered it when she left her father's landscaping business to spread her wings and start a fairy garden business and teashop in beautiful Carmel, California. At Open Your Imagination, she teaches garden design and sells everything from fairy figurines to tinkling wind chimes. Now she's starting a book club tea. But the light of the magical world she's created inside her shop is darkened one night when she discovers neighboring dog-grooming business owner Mick Watkins dead beside her patio fountain. To make matters worse, the police suspect Courtney of the crime. To clear her name and find the real killer, Courtney will have to wing it. But she’s about to get a little help from an unexpected source" --FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Ger
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
V. M. Burns
Description: Sam joins Nana Jo and her Shady Acres Retirement Village friends on a weeklong trip to London, England, to experience the Peabody Mystery Lovers Tour. The chance to see the sights and walk the streets that inspired Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle is a dream come true for Sam--and a perfect way to celebrate her new publishing contract as a mystery author. But between visits to Jack the Ripper's Whitechapel district and 221B Baker Street, Major Horace Peabody is found dead, supposedly of natural causes. Despite his employer's unfortunate demise, the tour guide insists on keeping calm and carrying on--until another tourist on their trip also dies under mysterious cicumstances. Now it's up to Sam and the Shady Acres ladies to mix and mingle amoung their fellow mystery lovers, find a motive and turn up a murderer.
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
James Patterson, Zeno Robinson, Andre Blake
Description: Ali Cross has always looked up to his father, former detective and FBI agent Alex Cross. While solving some of the nation's most challenging crimes, his father always kept his head and did the right thing. Can Ali have the same strength and resolve? When Ali's best friend Abraham is reported missing, Ali is desperate to find him. At the same time, a string of burglaries targets his neighborhood, and even his own house. With his father on trial for a crime he didn't commit, it's up to Ali to search for clues and find his friend.
Call Number: J FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Meg Macy
Description: As manager of the family teddy bear shop and factory, thirty-one-year-old Sasha Silverman leads a charmed life. Well, except for the part about being a single divorcée with a ticking biological clock in small-town Silver Hollow. And thats just kids stuff compared to Will Taylor, the sales rep who's set on making drastic changes to the business her parents built from scratch, with or without Sasha's approval. But before Will digs his claws in, someone pulls the stuffing out of his plan, and leaves his dead body inside the factory. Reeling from shock, Sasha's hit with more bad news, police suspect her hot-tempered Uncle Ross may have murdered him. Sasha knows her uncle would never do such a thing, and she's launching her own little investigation to expose the truth. As she tracks Will's biggest rivals and enemies for clues, Sasha can't get too comfy, or she'll become the next plaything for a killer.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Jenn McKinlay
Description: Lindsey is getting into her groove as the director of the Briar Creek Public Library when a New York editor visits town, creating quite a buzz. Lindsey's friend Beth wants to sell the editor her children's book, but Beth's boyfriend, a famous author, gets in the way. When they go to confront him, he's found murdered-- and Beth is the prime suspect. Lindsey has to act fast before they throw the book at the wrong person.
Call Number: FIC McK
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Amanda Flower
Description: "Shiloh Bellamy cashed in her big city job and 401K to return home to Michigan to save the family farm, but turning Bellamy Farms into a sustainable, organic operation is no small feat. Especially when her new investor is found dead at the farmers market not long after the contract is signed, a contract that the whole town knows her father was wholeheartedly against. Now, Shiloh must clear her family's name and track down the real killer before her farm dreams wilt before her very eyes. But with her father trying to stop any progress on his land, her cousin belittling her every effort, and the whole town believing her family at fault, Shiloh has to carry the investigation on her shoulders or risk all her dreams drying up before they begin"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Flo
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Vivien Chien
Description: Lana Lee runs her family's Chinese restaurant in Cleveland's Asia Village like nobody's business. When it comes to actual cooking, however, she's known to be about a step up from boiling rice. So Lana decides to go to culinary school on the sly--and prove that she has what it takes in the kitchen after all. But when course instructor Margo Chan turns up dead after class, Lana suddenly finds herself on the case, frying pan in hand. Since she was the one who discovered the body, Lana must do double duty in finding the killer and clearing her name. Now, with or without the help of her boyfriend Detective Adam Trudeau, Lana launches her own investigation into Margo's life and mysterious death. Doing so leads her on a wild goose chase to and from the culinary school--and all the way back to the Ho-Lee noodle shop, where the guilty party may be closer than Lana thinks.
Call Number: FIC Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Jessica Beck
Description: When Christy Blake loses one of her two cats, Midnight, and her boss in what looks like a robbery attempt at her secondhand shop, Memories and Dreams, she thinks it's the end of the world. But Midnight isn't ready to go anywhere just yet, so he comes back as a ghost cat to help her track down his killer. Clearly there is a bond between Christy and Midnight.
Call Number: FIC Bec
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Lucy Ness
Description: "Avery Morgan has had a harrowing first week on the job as manager of the Portage Path Woman's Club. Not only is she in charge of a grand old home with a mountain of maintenance problems and scheduling nightmares--thanks to a recent fire in the Marigold meeting room--but she's also got Muriel Sadler to deal with. Muriel is the current president of the club, the one 'nay' vote when the rest of the board voted 'aye' to hiring Avery. After a morning of dealing with another one of Muriel's snits and a meeting with the delicious and delightfully unsettling Ben Harkness, who will be handling renovations in the fire-damaged portions of the house, the last thing Avery needs is for one of the fuses to blow. Again. She grabs her handy flashlight and heads into the basement, where she stumbles across Muriel's body. She also stumbles across an unexpected helper, Clemmie Bow, the ghost of a young woman who was accidentally killed in the building almost a hundred years ago. Together Clemmie and Avery are determined to solve Muriel's murder before the killer sends Avery to join Clemmie on the other side" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Nes
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Weng Wai Chan
Description: It's Singapore in 1940, war is just around the corner, but twelve-year-old Lizard doesn't know that. He lives in Chinatown above a tailor's shop, surviving on his wits and hustling for odd jobs. When he steals a small teak box containing a Japanese code book from a Raffles Hotel suite, he finds himself in a dangerous world of wartime espionage. Lizard doesn't know who to trust. How is the mysterious book inside the box connected to his friend Lili, a girl full of secrets and fighting skills? Can he trust her, or will she betray him in the end?
Call Number: J FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Jude Watson
Description: When Alfie McQuinn, the notorious jewel thief, is killed on a job, his last words to his son, March, are to "find jewels," and this instruction leads the boy to Jules, the twin sister he never knew he had--and the perfect partner to carry on the family business.
Call Number: J FIC Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Kate (Mystery writer) Young
Description: For generations, the women of the Brown family on Peach Cove Island have been known for their Southern sass and sweet homemade desserts at their beloved Peach Diner. Since their mother's passing two years ago, Marygene has been stuck in Atlanta while her sister Jena Lynn has been running the family business. Now Marygene has left her husband and returned to her hometown, where she can almost feel Mama's presence.
Call Number: FIC You
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Dorothy St. James
Description: "Trudell Becket, known to her friends as Tru, finds herself in a bind when her library in lovely Cypress, South Carolina, is turned into a state-of-the-art bookless 'technological center.' A library with no books breaks Tru's book-loving heart so she decides to rescue hundreds of beloved tomes slated for the town dump. Under the cover of darkness, Tru, along with her best friends--coffee shop owner Tori Green and mysterious bestselling author Flossie Finnegan-Baker--set up a secret bookroom in the library's basement and prepare to open it to their most loyal, trustworthy patrons. But as Tru and her crew are putting the finishing touches on their new book room, the town manager, who was behind the big push for the library's transformation, is crushed by an overturned shelf of DVDs. Tru becomes the prime suspect as she hadn't hid the fact that she hated having all of those wonderful books replaced by tablets and computers. But if she gives the police her alibi, she'll have to explain about the secret book room and risk losing the books. Tru knows she's in a heap of trouble, and it doesn't help that the officer in charge of the case is her old crush from high school, who broke her teenaged heart. To keep herself out of jail and her beloved bookroom up and running, Tru--with the help of Tori, Flossie, and a brown tabby stray cat named Dewey Decimal--decides to investigate" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC St. J
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
Description: Seventh-graders Jin, Alexandra, and Elvin come from very different backgrounds and circumstances, but they all live in Harlem, and when Elvin's grandfather is attacked they band together to find out who is responsible--and the search leads them to an enigmatic artist whose missing masterpieces are worth a fortune, and into conflict with an ambitious politician who wants to turn Harlem into an historic amusement park.
Call Number: J FIC Tar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Sophie Cleverly
Description: After her troublemaking twin, Scarlet, vanishes from Rookwood boarding school, shy Ivy tries to track her down, using pieces of Scarlet's journal carefully hidden all over the school for Ivy to find.
Call Number: J FIC Cle
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Bryan Chick
Description: Noah and his friends follow a trail of mysterious clues to uncover a secret behind the walls of the Clarksville City Zoo--a secret that must be protected at all costs.
Call Number: J FIC Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Laura Ruby
Description: It was 1798 when the Morningstarr twins arrived in New York with a vision for a magnificent city: towering skyscrapers, dazzling machines, and winding train lines, all running on technology no one had ever seen before. Fifty-seven years later, the enigmatic architects disappeared, leaving behind for the people of New York the Old York Cipher -- a puzzle laid into the shining city they constructed, at the end of which was promised a treasure beyond all imagining. By the present day, however, the puzzle has never been solved, and the greatest mystery of the modern world is little more than a tourist attraction. Tess and Theo Biedermann and their friend Jaime Cruz live in a Morningstarr apartment house -- until a real estate developer announces that the city has agreed to sell him the five remaining Morningstarr buildings. Their likely destruction means the end of a dream long-held by the people of New York. And if Tess, Theo and Jaime want to save their home, they have to prove that the Old York Cipher is real. Which means they have to solve it.
Call Number: YA FIC Rub
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
S. J. (Sophia J.) Bennett
Description: Spring, 2016. Queen Elizabeth is at Windsor Castle in advance of her 90th birthday celebrations. When a guest is found dead in one of the Castle bedrooms, the scene suggests the young Russian pianist strangled himself, but a badly tied knot leads MI5 to suspect foul play was involved. Unhappy at the handling of the case and concerned for her staff's morale, the monarch-- with help from her Assistant Private Secretary, Rozie Oshodi, a British Nigerian and recent officer in the Royal Horse Artillery-- begins making inquiries to bring a murderer to justice. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: LP FIC Ben
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Sheila Turnage, Michal Friedman
Description: Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a café and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.
Call Number: J FIC Tur
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
Kathryn Kenny
Call Number: J FIC Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2022
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A Deadly Inside Scoop
Abby Collette
FIC Col
Loot : How To Steal A Fortune
Jude Watson
J FIC Wat
A Sprinkling Of Murder
Daryl Wood Gerber
FIC Ger
Southern Sass And Killer Cravings
Kate (Mystery writer) Young
FIC You
A Tourist's Guide To Murder
V. M. Burns
FIC Bur
The Broken Spine
Dorothy St. James
FIC St. J
Ali Cross
James Patterson, Zeno Robinson, Andre Blake
J FIC Pat
The Harlem Charade
Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
J FIC Tar
Bearly Departed
Meg Macy
FIC Mac
The Lost Twin
Sophie Cleverly
J FIC Cle
Books Can Be Deceiving
Jenn McKinlay
FIC McK
The Secret Zoo
Bryan Chick
J FIC Chi
Farm To Trouble
Amanda Flower
FIC Flo
The Shadow Cipher
Laura Ruby
YA FIC Rub
Fatal Fried Rice
Vivien Chien
FIC Chi
The Windsor Knot
S. J. (Sophia J.) Bennett
LP FIC Ben
Ghost Cat : Midnight Paws
Jessica Beck
FIC Bec
Three Times Lucky
Sheila Turnage, Michal Friedman
J FIC Tur
Haunted Homicide
Lucy Ness
FIC Nes
Trixie Belden And The Mystery On The Mississippi
Kathryn Kenny
J FIC Ken
Lizard's Tale
Weng Wai Chan
J FIC Cha