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January 2022 Additions


Who doesn’t love a good mystery? We here at the Lending Library certainly do, which is why for the month of January we’re shelving three new books, all with a spot of intrigue to them. From cozy to thriller, one of these is sure to be just your style of mystery!


First we’re happy to add Succulents and Spells, a novella by Andi C. Buchanan. Short and sweet, this book is full of witches, magic, and even science. Like strange, mysterious houses? How about happy endings? All here! From the back of the book:


“Laurel Windflower is a witch from a family of magic workers—but her own life is going nowhere. Living in the damp, sunless side of Aro Valley, she works in a café, unable to produce anything more powerful than the most basic herbal potions. Until, one winter morning, Marigold Nightfield knocks on her door.


Marigold is a scientist, but she knew plenty about magic. There are strange things happening in her house, and her future discoveries require careful negotiation with monsters.


Laurel can’t walk away from a mystery—and she can’t walk away from Marigold, either. But what lies ahead could reveal all of her shortcomings to the woman she’s trying to impress…or uncover the true nature of her power.”


What if cozy mysteries are more your read of choice? Well look no further than Poisoned Primrose by Dahlia Donovan. First of a series, the book opens up with Motts finding the remains of a body in the garden of her new home in Cornwall. Can she get to the bottom of this cold case in time? From the back of the book:


“Autistic, asexual, and almost forty, Pineapple “Motts” Mottley flees London with her cat and turtle to a quaint cottage in Cornwall. She craves the peace of life in a small village. The dead body buried in her garden isn’t quite what she had in mind, though.


Unable to resist her curiosity, she falls directly into a mess of trouble and runs head-first into the attractive detective inspector, Teo Hereeg. She tries to balance her business with the investigation, but as the killer focuses on her, staying alive becomes trickier than advanced origami.


Will Motts survive the onslaught of murderously bad luck? Can she solve the mystery before it all spins out of control and off a cliff?”


Finally for readers of YA and thrillers, we’re adding the book Keep This to Yourself by Tom Ryan. The story takes place in an oceanside vacation town, where teen Mac has been trying to cope with the series of murders that took place a year ago. But when he finds a note the last victim left him, Mac just can’t let it die. From the back of the book:


“A message from beyond the grave changes everything.


Last summer, a serial killer terrorized the sleepy seaside village of Camera Cove, killing four people before disappearing without a trace. Like everyone else in town, eighteen-year-old Mac Bell has been trying to move on from the tragedy—easier said than done when Mac’s best friend, golden boy Connor Williams, was the final victim. But Mac is starting to accept that he might never find closure…


Until he discovers a note that Connor left him the night he died. Now, Mac’s on a mission to solve Connor’s murder once and for all. And nobody is beyond suspicion.”


That’s it for January! As always, there’s more to our library than just the recent additions, so drop by or have a look online for your next read!

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