Librarians in Mysteries and Fiction

The ladies' lending library : a novel

Janice Kulyk Keefer.

Chick Lit

Richly evocative and beautifully told, "The Ladies' Lending Library" features voices that are instantly believable, desires that are familiar and values that are shifting under the sands of summer ("Owen Sound Sun Times" [Ontario]).

The camel bookmobile : [a novel]

Masha Hamilton.


Reminiscent of "Reading Lolita in Tehran, The Camel Bookmobile" is a captivating novel about a young American woman who leaves her everyday life behind, to bring the joy of reading to a small African village.

American wife : a novel

Curtis Sittenfeld.

Literary Fiction, Politics

The time traveler's wife : a novel

by Audrey Niffenegger.

Literary Fiction, Romance, Fantasy, Science Fiction

The love story of Henry and Claire whose lives are punctuated by Henry's disappearance to different points in time--sometimes even back to visit Claire as a young woman. When Henry meets Claire, he is twenty-eight, and she is twenty. He's a hip, handsome librarian; she is an art student with Botticelli hair. Henry has never met Claire before; Claire has known Henry since she was six...

Arson and old lace

Patricia Harwin.


"You're a librarian, not a detective," Catherine Penny's daughter reminds her. But Catherine, suddenly single in her sixties, finds it easy to slip into sleuthing mode when she leaves behind New York City and a failed marriage for a lovely 17th century cottage in the idyllic English village of Far Wychwood.But behind the town's quaint stone walls and lace-curtained windows lurk dark secrets and whispers of witchcraft. And when her crusty neighbor...

The case of the missing books : a mobile library mystery

Ian Sansom.


Israel Armstrong is a passionate soul, lured to Ireland by the promise of an exciting new career. Alas, the job that awaits him is not quite what he had in mind. Still, Israel is not one to dwell on disappointment, as he prepares to drive a mobile library around a small, damp Irish town. After all, the scenery is lovely, the people are charming-but where are the books? The rolling library's 15,000 volumes have mysteriously gone missing, and it's ...

Open season

Linda Howard.

Thriller, Romance

She's hunting for a mate... and there's no more playing it safe. Daisy Minor is bored. Worse than that, she's boring. A plain, small-town librarian, she's got a wardrobe as sexy as a dictionary and hasn't been on a date in years. She's never even had a lukewarm love affair, let alone a hot one. So when she wakes up on her thirty-fourth birthday and wonders how it is that she still lives with her widowed mom and spinster aunt while her friends hav...

The ice queen : a novel

Alice Hoffman.

Romance, Literary Fiction

From the bestselling author of Practical Magic, a miraculous, enthralling tale of a woman who is struck by lightning, and finds her frozen heart is suddenly burning.

Chili con corpses

J.B. Stanley.

Chick Lit, Mystery

Things are chugging merrily along for librarian James Henry. He has a closet filled with new clothes, a trimmer waistline, and a closer bond with his father. His only real problem is that his girlfriend Lucy's interest in him seems to have inexplicably cooled. When schoolteacher Lindy suggests the club members join a Mexican cooking class, James jumps at the idea. Over cervezas and black bean dip, the supper club members warm to their new adventu...

Passionate pleasures

Bertrice Small.


One major trend librarian Kathryn St. John has turned the local ladies on to is the interactive network The Channel. It's there that Kathryn extends her occupational passions into the bedroom by playing out her favorite pieces of medieval English literature.

The Dewey decimal system of love

Josephine Carr.

Chick Lit, Romance

Behind a french twist and sensible clothes, forty-year-old librarian Alison Sheffield hides an extravagant nature. But after last night, even her most proper attire can't disguise the signs-the pink cheeks, the extra-poufy hair, the bounce in her step. Alison Sheffield is in love. The heart-palpitating, nausea-inducing, silly, inexplicable, absurd and pointless kind of love found in a romance novel. And for once in her life, what Alison needs to ...

Winner of the National Book Award : a novel of fame, honor, and really bad weather

Jincy Willett.

Mystery, Literary Fiction

bigail Mather was always a woman of enormous appet-ites, sexual and otherwise. Her twin, Dorcas, couldn't be more different: she gave up on sex without even trying it, and she lives a controlled, dignified life. The sisters love each other; in fact, they complete each other. Both eccentric, they fit, somehow into their New England community. What is it that makes the two women targets for the new man in town, the poet Conrad Lowe, tall, whippet-t...

The grand complication

Allen Kurzweil.

Literary Fiction, Mystery

Critically acclaimed for his international bestseller, "A Case of Curiosities," Kurzweil presents "The Grand Complication"--a modern-day tale of literary intrigue, deviant passions, and delicious secrets.

The inferno collection

Jacqueline Seewald.

Mystery, Literary Fiction

A discovery of witches

Deborah Harkness.

Action/Adventure, Romance, Mystery, Paranormal, Historical Fiction

A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes th...