New Cozy Mysteries: Friday, February 11

The Macedon Public Library is fully open for in-person visits. Computers are available and the Discovery Room is also open. Masks are strongly encouraged for all patrons, even if you have been vaccinated. We will continue to offer “Grab and Go” services for those who prefer to place their books on hold online and then pick them up in the cabinet outside the library.

Here are a few of the new books that have come in to the library recently. We invite you to check them out!

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A Three Book Problem

It’s a crisp, early October weekend, and business is slowing down at the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium and adjacent Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room. Wealthy philanthropist and prominent Sherlockian David Masterson has rented Suffolk Gardens House, where he plans to entertain his friends in a traditional English country house weekend. Jayne Wilson and Gemma Doyle get to work preparing lavish meals and setting up Sherlockian books and props. It quickly becomes apparent that David’s guests don’t like each other — or their host. Before Gemma can ponder their relationships a poisoned dart sails through the window, presenting Gemma Doyle with a three-book problem.

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Crimes and Covers

Christmas is coming to the Western New York village of Cascade Springs, and so is the long-awaited wedding of Charming Books proprietor Violet Waverly and police chief David Rainwater. But the reception becomes memorable when a woman’s dead body floats by on the frigid Niagara River. Violet is shocked to recognize the deceased as a mysterious woman who visited Charming Books two days before the wedding, toting a rare first edition of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden. Now she’s dead, and an enigmatic message scrawled in pen upon her palm reads, ‘They stole my book.’ Fortunately, Violet can draw on the resources of her bookshop’s magical consciousness. With Emerson the tuxedo cat and Faulkner the crow at her side, Violet sets out to recover the priceless book by solving a murder most transcendental.

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Easter Bonnet Murder

Known for its cheerful staff and elaborate annual Easter Bonnet Contest, the Heritage House senior center regularly attracts new residents and positive press. But Lucy sees a side of the facility that isn’t quite so perfect and pristine. And the place may soon be making headlines for different reasons following an unexplained disappearance. While police stall the investigation without answers, Lucy realizes backstabbing has no age limit when alarming parallels bloom between her daughter’s college frenemies and social circles at Heritage House. Gathering clues as flimsy as a half-eaten milk chocolate bunny, Lucy must discover what happened to Agnes — before her own story becomes another springtime tragedy left unsolved.

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