Have You Heard About... Old Man’s War

… the military retirement plan?  At age seventy-five, you can join the army and go to war in outer space.  That’s the basic premise of John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War*.  Despite the vast reaches of space, habitable planets are few and far between, so competition for them is fierce, and mankind must fight to defend Earth and find our own space to colonize.

Have You Heard About... A Decadent Way to Die

… the Georgia gal whose sassy southernisms and love of good chocolate and food make some great mysteries? Savannah Reid stars in A Decadent Way to Die*, the sixteenth book in the series by G. A. McKevett.

Have You Heard About... Murder Unleashed

… the latest murders in Reno Nevada? Straight from today’s newspaper headlines, Murder Unleashed* by Rita Mae Brown tells an intriguing story about today’s banking crisis and all of the homes that are in foreclosure, specifically in Reno Nevada.

Have You Heard About... The Lies of Locke Lamora

… the greatest thief who ever lived? In The Lies of Locke Lamora*, Scott Lynch brings to life a surreal world of con artists and thieves. This world holds great treasures and shocking dangers, nobles and assassins, magic both beautiful and deadly.

Have You Heard About... Evil Éclairs

… the latest murder at the donut shop? It is the focus of Jessica Beck’s Evil Éclairs*. Suzanne Hart, owner of Donut Hearts, is accused of killing someone with her “to die for éclairs.” Lester Moorefield tells his radio audience that her donuts are poison. Why is everyone in the town of April Springs so secretive? Why don’t you pick up this book and find out?

Have You Heard About... Terrier

… the girl who joined the Provost’s Guards? In Tamora Pierce’s Terrier*, Beka Cooper is just starting her training as a “Puppy” with the “Dogs” in the Provost’s Guards. She has wanted to be a Dog most of her life, even though it is hard, dangerous work.

Have You Heard About... Partners in Necessity

… the Liaden universe and Clan Korval? Sharon Lee and Steve Miller’s Partners in Necessity* tells the stories of two couples who meet and fall in love.

Have You Heard About... Black Butler

… the amazing butler with a dark side? Yana Toboso’s manga series Black Butler centers on the Earl of Phantomhive and his butler Sebastian. The story is set in a version of Victorian England touched by the supernatural, and the action ranges from elegant manors to seedy slums.

Have You Heard About... The Midnight Show Murders

… what happens when the lights go off on a nighttime talk show? In The Midnight Show Murders, by Al Roker and Dick Lochte, secrets abound when an explosion kills a famous comic.

Have You Heard About... Buttercream Bump Off

… the sweet cupcake bakery mysteries? Mel, Angie and Tate are back, in Jenn McKinlay’s Buttercream Bump Off*, with all of their nutty family and friends, for a second helping of yummy cupcake fun, movie trivia and murder.

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