The Violin Conspiracy, by Brendan Slocumb

Staff Pick

Love love love this book!  This well composed mystery is like a symphony in several movements.  It's also a realistic representation of the unique challenges facing classical musicians of color. 


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ISBN: 9780593315415
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Published: Anchor - February 1st, 2022

The Maid, by Nita Prose

Staff Pick

As a maid at a fancy hotel, Molly is aware that a lot goes on behind closed doors, but all she cares about is returning each room to its state of pre-occupancy perfection. Then one morning she is astounded to discover a dead body in a room inhabited by regular guests. Framed for the murder, Molly starts digging to find Mr. Black's real killer. For this and many other reasons, Molly is a great protagonist, one I was eager to root for all the way through the book, which is expertly paced with plot twists to the last. I can honestly say I thought I knew where this was going but was pleasantly surprised when all was revealed.


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ISBN: 9780593356159
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ballantine Books - January 4th, 2022

Run, Rose, Run, By Dolly Parton and James Patterson

Staff Pick

Dolly Parton could write an oven manual and release an accompanying nose harp album and I’d be thrilled. So maybe I’m a little biased when I say that I thought this book was the bomb diggity. I’d had it on pre-order since the queen announced it months ago because, as you may have deduced, superfan here, and I’m psyched to say that I wasn’t disappointed. Honkytonks, alley fights, fierce feminism, and a tractor-trailer hijacking all in one neat package! So, whether you’re into Dolly Parton, James Patterson, or don’t give a rattlesnake’s tushy about either one and just want a fun read, pick up Run, Rose, Run and get ready for a rootin’ tootin’ good time.  

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ISBN: 9780759554344
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 7th, 2022