Looking for something dark and twisty to read for Halloween? Check out this series opener by veteran indie author DeLeon. Nine years ago, fifteen year old Shaye Archer was found alone in an alley, terrified and with no memory of her previous life. Now twenty four, Shaye has just opened up her own private investigation business in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Her first client is certain she’s being stalked by the abusive husband that she killed months ago. Or did she? It’s easy to see why this series has such rave reviews online. It’s ridiculously atmospheric and clever with appealing characters that are easy to root for. Get your copy here.


Get into the Halloween spirit with this fun cozy mystery series about northern California contractor Shannon Hammer, who owns a business specializing in the renovation of long neglected Victorian homes. In this series launch, a catastrophically bad blind date ends when Shannon threatens her date with great bodily harm if he doesn’t stop bothering her. Unfortunately for her, an entire crowd hears her threat, and she becomes the prime suspect when he turns up dead in a home she’s renovating. Ghosts, haunted houses, a bit of murder, and lots of humor and romance make this a great pick for cozy fall reading. Get your copy here.


Agatha Christie meets Clue meets Groundhog Day in this clever, witty, and innovative mystery. Aiden Bishop is trying to stop a murder-again. Evelyn Hardcastle has been murdered hundreds of times at the lavish house party thrown by her parents in the English countryside. Each day, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest, with a guide to help him solve the murder and win his escape. If he fails, he’s doomed to repeat the same day forever. The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle comes out on September 18, but it’s already in our catalog. Place your hold today!


Thirty-eight year old Leia is pregnant and single when she learns that her grandmother is suffering from dementia. Returning home to help clean out the house, she discovers a secret in the attic that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her family. Funny, sweet, and deeply insightful, this is an especially good pick for a book club. Get your copy here

There’s big, BIG in library enthusiasm for The Child Finder, the second novel from award winning author Rene Denfeld. Private investigator Naomi specializes in finding children who have long been lost, and whose parents are desperate for any shred of hope. When she begins looking into the three year old disappearance of Madison Culver, she finally starts coming to terms with her own lost past. Part mystery, part thriller, part magical realism-and entirely fantastic.

Have you put your hold on Andy Weir's new book yet? If not, now’s the time! Weir had a runaway hit with The Martian. In his newest novel, he returns to space with the story of opportunistic smuggler Jazz Bashara. Artemis comes out November 14-check it out and let us know what you think!

Looking for a good mystery for fall? Librarian Liz is loving the Timber Creek K9 mysteries by Margaret Mizushima. Set in the Colorado high country and featuring deputy Mattie Cobb and her police dog Robo, this is a good pick for readers who enjoyed Sarah Graves’ Lizzie Snow mysteries. Start with Killing Trail. Then check out the rest of the series.

Librarian Liz just finished A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles and can’t recommend it enough! It’s a gorgeously written, fascinating look at an ever changing Russia, and a pleasure to read. Great for a book discussion too!