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Steel, Danielle

Summary: "Abandoned by her mother at age seven, Alexandra Winslow took solace in the mystery stories she read with her devoted father--and soon she was writing them herself, slowly graduating to dark, violent, complex crime stories that reflected skill and imagination far beyond her years. After her father's early death, at fourteen Alex is taken in by the nuns of a local convent, where she finds...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House 2017

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC STE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Steel 2017

Gilbert, Victoria.

Summary: "The president of a reclusive writer's fan club is found dead after a book signing. Charlotte Reed, the owner of Chapters B&B and her neighbors Ellen and Ellen's trusty Yorkshire terrier, must page through the clues to catch a killer before the author meets the same fate.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crooked Lane 2021

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Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist, a biography in verse and prose of science fiction visionary Octavia Butler. Acclaimed novelist Ibi Zoboi illuminates the young life of the visionary storyteller Octavia E. Butler in poems and prose. Born into the Space Race, the Red Scare, and the dawning Civil Rights Movement, Butler expereinced an American childhood...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Children's Books 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BUT

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Summary: A darkly luminous new anthology collecting the most terrifying horror stories by renowned female authors, presenting anew these forgotten classics to the modern reader.--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2019

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Buzzelli, Elizabeth Kane

Summary: Freelance writer Emily Kincaid helps deputy Dolly Wakowski uncover the identities of two bodies found in the lake, and, after finding out they belong to Dolly's ex-husband and a young Odawa Indian woman with whom he was having an affair, sets out to solve the murders.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Midnight Ink 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BUZ

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MI Fiction Buzzelli 2009

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: MYS BUZ

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: P BUZ

Griffiths, Elly

Summary: Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school English teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she teaches a course on it every year. But when one of Clare's colleagues and closest friends is found dead, with a line from R. M. Holland's most famous story, "The Stranger," left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her life collide with the storylines of her favorite...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GRI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: M GRI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: MYSTERY GRI

Bauer, Carlene

Summary: New York, 1997. As the city's gritty edges are being smoothed into something safer and shinier, two girls meet at a music magazine. Rose--brash and self-possessed--is a staff writer. Charlotte--hesitant, bookish-- is an editor. First wary, then slowly admiring, they recognize in each other an insatiable and previously unmatched ambition. Soon they're inseparable, falling into the kind of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2022

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC BAU

Flanders, Judith.

Summary: "A witty, entertaining mystery featuring a hilarious, sharp as a tack new amateur sleuth from the critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder. It's just another day at the office for book editor Samantha Clair. Checking jacket copy for howlers, wondering how to break it to her star novelist that her latest effort is utterly unpublishable, lunch scheduled with gossipy author Kit...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books, A Thomas Dunne Book 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: M FLA

Albert, Susan Wittig.

Summary: Beatrix and William's impending nuptials are delayed when the remodeling of their future home, Castle Cottage, causes more problems than anticipated in the latest installment of a series that incorporates events from the life of Beatrix Potter and her beloved characters.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Prime Crime 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALB

Albert, Susan Wittig.

Summary: 1912. The peace of the Lake District is interrupted by the noisy test flights of a new flying machine: the hydroplane-- and Beatrix's friend Grace is receiving anonymous letters that threaten her good name and her plans to marry.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Prime Crime 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALB

Albert, Susan Wittig.

Summary: Mr. Wickstead has died under a tree limb. The villagers are certain that his death had to do with a treasure he dug up last spring. But why was he in the wood on a frigid night? And what of the claw marks on the limb? And what was that treasure? As per usual, the town's animals know more than the Big Folk. And only Pickles, Wickstead's fox terrier, knows exactly what happened. It's up to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wheeler Pub. 2009

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP M ALB

Albert, Susan Wittig.

Summary: In 1910 Miss Beatrix Potter is able to get away from her parents and goes to her properties in the Land Between the Lakes, Hill Top Farm and Castle Farm, where trouble is brewing in the hamlet. When Mr. Harmsworth barricades the foot path running through his property, Applebeck Farm, claiming he did it because someone lit a fire to his hayloft, and another fire ruins a place of business, Miss...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Prime Crime 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALB

Albert, Susan Wittig.

Summary: Miss Potter and her friends take matters into their own hands when Mr. Harmsworth barricades an orchard path in retaliation for the arson of his haystacks.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wheeler Pub. 2010

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC ALB

Guerra, Wendy

Summary: "A lush, sensuous, and original tale of family, love, and history, set against the backdrop of the Cuban Revolution and its aftermath. Nadia Guerra's mother, Albis Torres, left when Nadia was just ten years old. Growing up, the proponents of revolution promised a better future. Now that she's an adult, Nadia finds that life in Havana hasn't quite matched its promise; instead it has stifled her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperVia, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GUE

Setterfield, Diane.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2006

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Albert, Susan Wittig.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Prime Crime 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALB

Mandel, Emily St. John

Summary: Edwin St. Andrew is eighteen years old when he crosses the Atlantic by steamship, exiled from polite society following an ill-conceived diatribe at a dinner party. He enters the forest, spellbound by the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, and suddenly hears the notes of a violin echoing in an airship terminal, an experience that shocks him to his core. Two centuries later a famous writer named...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2022

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD SF MAN

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA FIC MAN

Miller, Linda Lael

Summary: "Rancher and military veteran J.P. McCall loves simple pleasures. But ever since his two closest friends have married and started families of their own, J.P. realizes what he's been missing. And then Sara Worth comes crashing back into his life. Single mom Sara Worth has her hands full. After a disastrous early marriage, she is now writing bestselling books by day and caring for her two...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage company 2022

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1 available in New Large Print, Call number: LP FIC MIL

Brookner, Anita.

Summary: Edith Hope, a successful mature novelist, has made a fool of herself over love and is sent by her friends to a Swiss hotel to come to her senses. Instead of writing a new romance novel, she finds herself preoccupied with her fellow guests.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 1984

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

Dennison, Hannah

Summary: "When the body of a transport minister is discovered in the grounds on Honeychurch Hall, suspicion about his unusual demise naturally falls on the folks in the village. After all, who could possibly want a high-speed train line built in their front yard? News of the murder soon reaches our heroine Kat Stanford's nemesis Trudy Wynne. A ruthless tabloid journalist and the ex-wife of Kat's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2015

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Dark, Alice Elliott

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Summary: The masterful story of a lifelong friendship between two very different women with shared histories and buried secrets, tested in the twilight of their lives, set across the arc of the 20th century. Celebrated children's book author Agnes Lee is determined to secure her legacy--to complete what she knows will be the final volume of her pseudonymously written Franklin Square novels; and even...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Marysue Rucci Books/Scribner 2022

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Hannah, Sophie

Summary: "What I intend to say to you will come as a shock ..." With these words, Lady Athelinda Playford -- one of the world's most beloved children's authors -- springs a surprise on the lawyer entrusted with her will. As guests arrive for a party at her Irish mansion, Lady Playford has decided to cut off her two children without a penny . . . and leave her vast fortune to someone else: an invalid who...

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: M HAN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: M HAN

Hutton, Callie

Summary: Bath, England, 1892. Celebrated mystery author Lady Amy Lovell is set to tie the knot with a fellow member of the Mystery Book Club of Bath. Amy's great-aunt has offered to host their wedding at her stately manor house. But on the eve of the ceremony, the festive air in the drawing room is marred by Mr. and Mrs. Finch arguing in another room. The next morning at the wedding breakfast, Mrs....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crooked Lane Books 2022

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC HUT

Steel, Danielle

Summary: "Abandoned by her mother at age seven, Alexandra Winslow took solace in the mystery stories she read with her devoted father -- and soon she is writing them herself, slowly graduating to dark, complex crime stories that reflect skill, imagination, and talent far beyond her years. After her father's early death, at fourteen Alex is taken in by the nuns of a local convent, where she finds...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC STE

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