Thursday, February 2, 2012

Samuels Says - "Which books feature your favorite mystery?"

This month for our display, we asked the staff: "Which books feature your favorite mystery?" Here are our picks—we'd love to hear yours too!

Vanish with the Rose by Barbara Michaels (LP F Mic)
Stitches in Time by Barbara Michaels (F Mic)
Wait for What Will Come by Barbara Michaels (F Mic)
Into the Darkness by Barbara Michaels (F Mic)
“I like Barbara Michaels!”
Code Orange by Caroline Cooney (YAF Coo)
Behind the Attic Wall by Sylvia Cassedy (JF Cas)
The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright (JF Wri)
Skateboard Tough by Matt Christopher (JF Chr)
Locked in Time by Lois Duncan (YAF Dun)
I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan (YAF Dun)

Locked On by Tom Clancy (F Cla)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (F Doy)
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris (F Har)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (F Lee)
The Godfather by Mario Puzo (F Puz)
The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy (F Cla)
Dracula by Bram Stoker (F Sto)
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris (F Har)
From Russia, with Love by Ian Fleming (F Fle)
Time and Again by Jack Finney (F Fin)

Joan 1, the Mystery Queen:
List of Authors—Agatha Christie (F Chr), Elizabeth George (F Geo), Spencer Quinn (F Qui), P.D. James (F Jam), Ellen Crosby (F Cro), David Rosenfelt (F Ros), Mary Higgins Clark (F Cla), Margaret Truman (F Tru)
The Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (F Smi)
The Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley (F Bra)

List of Authors—Deanna Raybourn (F Ray), Sue Grafton (F Gra), Lisa Lutz (F Lut), Patricia Cornwell (F Cor), Janet Evanovich (F Eva), Dorothy Cannell (F Can), Tasha Alexander (F Ale)
The Chet and Bernie series by Spencer Quinn (F Qui)
The Hank the Cowdog series by John Erickson (JF Eri)

Baring Arms by Jo-Ann Power (F Pow)
Dog on it: a Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn (F Qui)
Play Dead by David Rosenfelt (F Ros)
Gone to the Dogs by Susan Conant (F Con)

Where are They Now by Mary Higgins Clark (F Cla)
The Shadow of Your Smile by Mary Higgins Clark (F Cla)
First Grave on the Right and Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones (F Jon)
Embrace the Grim Reaper by Judy Clemens (F Cle)
Vineyard Shadows by Philip Craig (F Cra)
Emily and Einstein by Linda Lee (F Lee)
Knock by Catherine Coulter (F Cou)
Anything by: Agatha Christie or M.C. Beaton

The Case of the Missing Books: a Mobile Library Mystery by Ian Sansom (F San)
Silent in the Grave: a Lady Julia Grey Mystery by Deanna Raybourn (F Ray)
Nemesis and The Snowman from the Inspector Harry Hole series by Jo Nesbø (F Nes)
Where the Shadows Lie by Michael Ridpath (F Rid)
The Merlot Murders: a Wine Country Mystery by Ellen Crosby (F Cro)
In the Woods, The Likeness, and especially Faithful Place by Tana French (F Fre)
Grave Sight: a Harper Connelly Mystery by Charlaine Harris (F Har)
Heat Wave: a Nikki Heat Mystery by Richard Castle (F Cas)
Jar City: a Reykjavik Thriller by Arnaldur Indriðason (F Ind)
A Fatal Grace: a Three Pines Mystery by Louise Penny (F Pen)
And the classic… And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (F Chr)

Dog on it: A Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn (F Qui)
Great on Audio too!!
Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen (F Adl)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: book one of the Millennium series by Stieg Larsson (F Lar)
Hercule Poirot’s Casebook by Agatha Christie (F Chr)
Devil’s Food Cake Murder: a Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes by Joanne Fluke (F Flu)
Crunch Time: a Goldy Schulz Mystery by Dianne Mott Davidson (F Dav)
Rain Fall: the John Rain Series by Barry Eisler (F Eis)
Killing Floor: a Jack Reacher Mystery by Lee Child (F Chi)
Any Ridley Pearson (F Pea) especially The Walt Fleming series
Killer Weekend: a Walt Fleming Mystery by Ridley Pearson (F Pea)
The Complaints by Ian Rankin (F Ran)
Any Jeffery Deaver (F Dea) especially The Lincoln Rhyme series
The Broken Window: a Lincoln Rhyme Mystery by Jefferey Deaver (F Dea)

Thud! : a Novel of Discworld by Terry Pratchett (F Pra)
Heat Wave, Naked Heat, and Heat Rises all by Richard Castle (F Cas)
The Secret of the Mansion: a Trixie Belden Mystery by Julie Campbell (JF Cam)
The Big Over Easy: a Nursery Crime Mystery by Jasper Fforde (F Ffo)
Shades of Gray by Jasper Fforde (F Ffo)
Tamara’s favorite authors:
Agatha Christie- All of hers, especially the Miss Marple Mysteries (F Chr)
Tamar Myers- Den of Antiquity series and most of the Pennsylvania Dutch Inn series (i.e. Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth and No Use Dying Over Spilled Milk) (F Mye)
Diane Mott Davidson– the entire Goldy Schulz Mysteries series (i.e. Catering to Nobody) (F Dav)
Carolyn Keene– all the classic Nancy Drew Mysteries (JF Kee)
Jim Butcher– The Dresden Files series (F But)
Jasper Fforde– The Thursday Next series (i.e. The Eyre Affair) (F Ffo)
John J Lamb – The Bear Collectors Mystery series ( F Lam)
Rex Stout – The Nero Wolfe series (F Sto)
John Grisham– all

Joan 2:
Waking Hours by Lisa Wiehl (F Wie)
Don’t Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon (F McM)
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: a Flavia De Luce Mystery by Alan Bradley (F Bra)
Soulless: a Parasol Protectorate Mystery by Gail Carriger (F Car)
The Merlot Murders: a Wine Country Mystery by Ellen Crosby
For Better, For Murder: a Broken Vows Mystery by Lisa Bork (F Bor)
Till the Cows Come Home: a Stella Crown Mystery by Judy Clemens (F Cle)
The Explorer’s Code by Kitty Pilgrim (F Pil)
Death on Tour: a Jocelyn Shore Mystery by Janice Hamrick (F Ham)
Haunted Ground: a Nora Gavin Mystery by Erin Hart (F Har)
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton (F Mor)
Real Murders: an Aurora Teagarden Mystery by Charlaine Harris (F Har)
Shakespeare’s Landlord: a Lily Bard Mystery by Charlaine Harris (F Har)
Grave Sight: a Harper Connelly Mystery by Charlaine Harris (F Har)
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz (F Lut)
Embrace the Grim Reaper by Judy Clemens (F Cle)
Deja Dead: a Temperance Brennan Mystery (Bones) by Kathy Reichs (F Rei)