Mara

Mara

Our resident mystery expert, Mara also discovers great uplifting reads and travel literature that takes you away. A flair for adventure and the exotic runs through many of her favorites.  


 


 

The Ghosts of Belfast Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781616952419
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Soho Crime - July 3rd, 2012

Irish crime thriller at its best. Stuart Beville is a fantastic writer. Careful, this story will grab you and not let go. Highly Recommend.


Miss Buncle's Book Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781402270826
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - September 1st, 2012

A funny and charming book about the goings on in a small English village. Originally published in 1936, so a bit old fashioned, and a great comfort read. I loved it.

P.S. This is a first in a series of four. 


Irene: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781623656645
Availability: Backordered
Published: Maclehose Press Quercus - November 3rd, 2015

Super good fast-paced thriller that I could not put down. I loved it.


Series Order:

1- Irene
2- Alex
3- Camille


Alex Cover Image
By Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne (Translator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781623651244
Availability: Backordered
Published: Maclehose Press Quercus - August 5th, 2014

An intensely good French mystery thriller that is masterfully told. Be warned, it's impossible to put down once you start.


Detective Inspector Huss Cover Image
By Helene Tursten, Steven T. Murray (Translator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781616951115
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Soho Crime - January 24th, 2012

A great police prodcedural series set in Gotenborg Sweden. Helen Tursten's writing has a quiet depth to it that draws the reader in.

Series Order:
1- Detective Inspector Huss
2- Night Rounds
3- The Torso
4- The Glass Devil
5- The Golden Calf
6- The Fire Dance
7- The Beige Man
8- The Trecherous Net


$38.00
SKU: 9780692331385

A wonderful, approachable cookbook that I have cooked out many times now. Current favorites are Garlic Ginger Larb Lettuce Wraps and Peanut Butter + Date + Green Smoothie, yum.


The Rook Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316098809
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - October 16th, 2012

Oh wow this was so much fun, a supernatural Bristish secret service page turner.


A Banquet of Consequences Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525954330
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking - October 27th, 2015

The latest in the long-running Inspector Lynley series that Elizabeth George continues to do a wonderful job with.


Career of Evil Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316349932
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mulholland Books - October 20th, 2015

The third in the Cormoran Strike series and oh boy what a intense page turner.


In a Dark, Dark Wood Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501112317
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - August 4th, 2015

This is a wonderfully disturbing phsycological thriller. A good read for those who liked Girl on the Train, Silent Wife, and Gone Girl.


The Peripheral Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780425276235
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley Books - October 6th, 2015

Vanishing Games Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780385352642
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - July 7th, 2015

The Twistrose Key Cover Image
By Tone Almhjell, Ian Schoenherr (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142423455
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - September 2nd, 2014

 A magical adventure story set in a wintery world called Sylver, a place where every animal who was loved by a child finds a new life. I loved this book, it is one of my favorite reads of 2013. For middle readers and up.


The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72 Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781608196975
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA - April 24th, 2012

A wonderfully charming biography that I found to be an inspiring story.


The Winnie-The-Pooh Cookbook Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780525423591
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 14th, 2010

I love this book, it just charms me to no end. Have your friends over for a little smackerel of Fairy Toast, Honey Toffee Pennies, and Honey Hot Chocolate. A yummy cookbook for all ages.


The Black House Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781454901273
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Silveroak - October 2nd, 2012

*MARA'S SUMMER READING PICK* A dark, moody mystery set on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. I loved this, and I am excited that it is the first in a trilogy.


Among Others Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780765331724
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Books - January 3rd, 2012

*MARA'S SUMMER READING PICK* This is truly one of the loveliest books I've read in a long while. Set in England, where a young woman has been shuffled away to boarding school and tries to overcome a tragic loss by immersing herself in her love of reading-- and protecting herself with magic.


The Crossing Places Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780547386065
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - September 28th, 2010

Wonderfully atmospheric mysteries with a great protagonist, Ruth Gallaway, a somewhat grumpy forensic archaeologist.


The Janus Stone Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780547577401
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - January 10th, 2012

Wonderfully atmospheric mysteries with a great protagonist, Ruth Gallaway, a somewhat grumpy forensic archaeologist.


The House at Sea's End Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780547844176
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - November 20th, 2012

Wonderfully atmospheric mysteries with a great protagonist, Ruth Gallaway, a somewhat grumpy forensic archaeologist.


A Room Full of Bones Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780544001121
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - May 14th, 2013

Wonderfully atmospheric mysteries with a great protagonist, Ruth Gallaway, a somewhat grumpy forensic archaeologist.


Talking to the Dead Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780345533739
Availability: Special Order
Published: Delacorte Press - September 25th, 2012

A great new mystery-thriller with an intriguing new protagonist, Welsh Detective Constable Fiona Griffiths. Highly recommend.


A Dying Fall: A Ruth Galloway Mystery Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780547798165
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - March 5th, 2013

Wonderfully atmospheric mysteries with a great protagonist, Ruth Gallaway, a somewhat grumpy forensic archaeologist.