Summer reading at Oracle Library: delightful, delicious, downright scary

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By Suzan Austin

Look for these titles among the selection of books at Oracle Public Library.

Delightful

A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy. The late, beloved Irish writer’s last novel.  

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith. The world-famous detective, Clovis Andersen, helps Mma Ramotswe solve a case.

Classified by Fern Michaels. Four Charleston women embark on new lives.

Ladies Night by Mary Kay Andrews. While attending court-mandated group therapy, a media star bonds with three fellow patients and helps them find closure and justice.  

Delicious

Cook the Books by Jessica Conant-Park. After a painful breakup with boyfriend Josh, Chloe Carter finds a job as an assistant cookbook writer until the death of a friend and expert chef brings Josh back into her life.

Bone Appetit by Carolyn Haines. In the midst of a cook-off at a posh spa, PI Sarah Booth Delaney gets embroiled in murder when the beauty contest/cook-off’s top contender is poisoned.

Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson. Aspen’s favorite cater and sometimes sleuth, Goldy Bear, digs into a smorgasbord of murder, arson, and… nine adorable beagle puppies! Watch for Davidson’s latest book, The Whole Enchilada, and add Goldy’s newest recipes to your collection.

Downright scary

Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz. The 11th book in the Odd Thomas series has Odd chasing a rogue truck driver, banding together with an eccentric group of allies to stop a sociopath. Koontz at his creepy best!

Joyland by Stephen King. College student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny in a small-town amusement park and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder. This is King’s latest book.

Out of Range by Hank Steinberg. A husband searches for his missing wife – and the secrets of their marriage – and enters a dangerous work of international espionage. A debut thriller from the creator of the TV series “Without a Trace.”

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