Fiction and Mystery

Canadian Nita Prose has written a Clue-like locked room mystery. We have lots of Karin Slaughter on our shelves- “False Witness” is her latest. “The Family Tree” is an exciting UK thriller by Steph Mullin and Nicole Mabry.

Michael Connelly has out a new novel- LAPD Detective Renee Ballard teams up with our favorite cop, Harry Bosch. James Patterson is still putting out new material and has even teamed up with former US President Bill Clinton!

More books about the war years. Check out Kathy Page, Laura Morelli, Marie Benedict and Kristin Beck.

Beth Powning is a Canadian writer who calls New Brunswick home. Beth is an amazing storyteller and her strong female characters will capture your heart. “The Sister’s Tale” is her latest release.

Wendy Holden is a British writer- her books focus on the Royal Family during the late 20s through the 30s. “Lady Clementine” is a Marie Benedict novel taking place during WW1. “The Bookseller’s Secret” by Michelle Gable, stretches from WW2 to present day.

Sumi Hahn is a Korean born writer and “The Mermaid from Jeju” is her first novel. The story tells of a young girl who is a deep-sea diver, living in a perilous political climate in post war Korea.

Giller Prize Novelist Omar El Akkad has written a must read book that looks at the global refugee crisis through the eyes of a child. Canadian writer Miriam Toews gives us her 8th novel “Fight Club”- covers the struggles of 3 generations of women living in Toronto.

A sweet pair of novels set in London during WW2 about an aspiring journalist who becomes a secret advice columnist.

Canadian based Natalie Jenner writes a great historical novel about Jane Austen. Min Jin Lee is a Korean-American writer and is not to be missed. She wrote the best selling novel “Pachinko”.

If you were a fan of C.S. Lewis books as a kid, you will find yourself really enjoying these Patti Callahan novels. We find out more about C.S. Lewis the author and more about that all time favorite “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”.

These 2 bestselling authors never disappoint! Richard Powers won the Pulitzer Prize for his previous novel “The Overstory”. Anthony Doerr won the Pulitzer for his novel “All the Light We Cannot See”.

It’s finally here- Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny have teamed up to write this exciting international thriller! Come in and find this popular novel on our New Shelf!

This is a first novel for Indigenous writer Angeline Boulley from Michigan. Although this is a young adult thriller, we think our adult readers will really enjoy this book. It will soon be adapted at Netflix for tv!

New mysteries just in from some of your favorite authors! We have several mysteries on our shelves from Paula Hawkins, Lisa Jewell and Liane Moriarty.

More new mysteries on the shelves from John Sanford and Lee Child.

Lucinda Riley is one of our most circulated authors. Lucinda has several stand alone novels as well as this great Seven Sisters series.

This new Kate Grenville is just in. She is one of Australia’s best-known authors. Our library also has 2 other novels by Kate- “The Secret River” and “Sarah Thornhill”. You won’t be disappointed.

Kristin Harmel is a very popular American historical fiction writer. Her emotional and dramatic stories spotlight WW2 French Resistance figures. If you love Kristin Harmel novels try: Julia Kelly, Pam Jenoff, Kate Quinn, Melanie Benjamin, Mandy Robotham, Jennifer Robson, Kate Morton.

Pam Jenoff an American writer of historical fiction, focusing on WW2. Mandy Robotham is a British writer of historical fiction.

Margot Livesey is a Scottish born writer living in the US. Her newest novel “The Boy in the Field” is a psychological drama that follows in the lives of 3 siblings in the wake of a violent crime.

More intriguing wartime fiction by Stephanie Dray, Jenny Lecoat, Ariel Lawhon and Kristin Beck.

We have many Indigenous themed novels– try these authors… Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, Richard Wagamese, Joseph Boyden, Doris Pilkington, Thomas King, Tanya Tagaq, Waubgeshig Rice, Katherena Vermette, Eden Robinson, Tracey Lindberg, Cherie Dimaline

Are you in Love with everything Paris?

Try these novels if you want to arm chair travel to the beautiful City of Lights.

Julia Kelly is an international best selling author of sweeping WW2 novels about extraordinary women, told from the British Home Front.

Santa Montefiore is a British historical novelist. “The Beekeeper’s Daughter” is a book of love, tragedy and secrets that spans decades. We also have her books “The French Gardener” and “The Temptation of Gracie”.

Corban Addison is an American writer who is most passionate about storytelling, human rights and world culture. His novel “The Tears of Dark Water” takes you on an emotional journey from Washington DC to the lawless coast of Somalia.

Jonny Appleseed is the most recent Winner of Canada Reads. We have the new Mary Lawson– her novels are fantastic- we have several in our library! This Michael Christie is an older novel, but we loved his new one so much- “Greenwood”, that we just had to find more of his books!

New Canadian Fiction! Toronto writer Gil Adamson is a critically acclaimed novelist in both North America and abroad. Helen Humphreys is an Ontario author- we have several of her novels and they are worth the read! Camilla Gibb lives in Toronto- she might be best known for her novel “Sweetness in the Belly”- too good to miss.

Thomas King is a favourite in our library. He is a US born-Canadian writer. He is described as one of the finest contemporary Aboriginal writers in N. America. We have many of his novels, as well as his mystery series- Dreadful Water Mysteries.

Some prolific writers that mystery fans love to read.

An eclectic mix of new books to add to your list.

If you haven’t read any Kate Quinn novels, you don’t know what you’re missing! Kate is a history buff and focuses on WW1 and WW2 in these 3 novels. Start with The Alice Network– so good.

Nadia Hashimi is such a great writer- her novels take you to the struggles in Afghanistan. You will find 4 of her novels in our library. Paulette Jiles is a local favourite, a US born writer who spent several years living in Canada’s far north- she even spent 2 years teaching in Nelson BC.

Eden Robinson is a popular Canadian Indigenous author. Trickster Drift is the second of a trilogy. Cathy Marie Buchanan is a Toronto writer who has found much success – Daughter of Black Lake is her third novel. The Erratics is a first novel for V.L. Harvie– She is Canadian by birth, but now lives in Australia. This novel is a story of her life growing up in rural Alberta.

This is a four book series by Canadian George Mercer. George worked for years as a park warden and wildlife specialist in several Canadian parks. This is a fun series to breeze through- full of colourful characters and beautiful locations.

Ian Hamilton is a Canadian writer, best known for his Ava Lee mystery series. Bonnie Jack is his first stand alone novel about a search for lost family and the cost of keeping secrets.

Richard Wagamese is so good and he’s Canadian- we have many of his books! Will Ferguson is a Canadian writer- always interesting and he really makes you think. F. Backman– another stunner by this guy- try his novels if you haven’t already! Jane Johnson is always entertaining- we have many of her books and we love them all. Shana Lambert is a BC writer- Petra is a story of real life Petra Kelly, the Green Party Leader in Germany in the 80’s.

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