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Have You Heard About... Frozen Stiff

…the latest exploits of deputy coroner Mattie Winston?  In Annelise Ryan’s Frozen Stiff*, the murder of an ex-girlfriend of her boyfriend, hunky Steve Hurley, has Mattie up to her eyeballs in intrigue. Did Steve really kill his ex or is he being framed?

Have You Heard About... Trickster: Native American Tales

… coyote, raven, rabbit, and the other Native American tricksters? Trickster: Native American Tales collects a wide variety of stories in graphic novel format. Edited by Matt Dembicki, this book brings together over twenty stories from a variety of Native American traditions.

Have You Heard About... Earth

… the stunning film of our planet from Disney Nature? Earth is a great movie for the whole family. It starts and ends with the daddy polar bear. Next, mom polar bear comes out of her den, then the baby polar bears come out and see their world for the first time. The scenery is breathtaking.

Have You Heard About... In Search of Lost Roses

… the incredible history of roses? In Search of Lost Roses, by Thomas Christopher, is an elegant look at how roses and their cultivation have changed over time. In particular, Mr. Christopher focuses on older, heirloom strains.

Have You Heard About... Gone with a Handsomer Man

Michael Lee West’s new killer comedy? In Gone with a Handsomer Man, Teeny Templeton is a wannabe pastry chef from the wrong side of the tracks, and she sometimes has a grammar problem.

Have You Heard About... Kitty’s Greatest Hits

Carrie Vaughn’s vampires and werewolves and bounty hunters (oh, my)? Kitty’s Greatest Hits is a collection of short stories by the author of the series about Kitty the werewolf*. Many of the stories focus on Kitty Norville, Cormac Bennett, and other characters from the series.

Have You Heard About... How to Love Your Retirement

…how to make your retirement the best years of your life? Check out Barbara Waxman’s How to Love Your Retirement : The Guide to the Best of Your Life! Each chapter of this book has short, funny, insightful and even inspirational snippets from retired people, whether they have been retired for 1 year or 20.

Have You Heard About... Devil’s Food Cake Murder

… the delicious Hannah Swensen mysteries? Devil’s Food Cake Murder is the fourteenth in the “Mystery with Recipes” series* by Joanne Fluke.

Have You Heard About... Though Not Dead

…the incredible Alaskan adventures of Kate Shugak? Dana Stabenow’s latest book, Though Not Dead, follows Kate as she searches for answers after the death of Old Sam Dementieff. Old Sam left Kate most of his possessions, including a homestead she never knew he had and a mystery involving his father and a religious icon that used to belong to their tribe.

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