Sunday, May 19, 2013
Macmillan Opens Up Selling to Libraries
When Macmillan launched their eBook collection with us in March, we heard cheers from our patrons that love the high circulating edge of your seat thrillers, crime novels and mysteries. With the success of the pilot program thus far, Macmillan has decided to expand their eBook offerings for libraries. Here are a few titles you might enjoy:
“Beekeeper’s Apprentice” by Laurie King
If you’re a fan of “Sherlock Holmes”, odds are you’ll enjoy this story since he’s one of the main characters! A young woman named Mary Russell becomes partners with the retired famed detective and they work together to look for the kidnapped daughter of an American senator. If you need more convincing, this book was named one of the Century’s Best 100 Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.
“The Mermaids Singing” by Val McDermid
This was the summer he discovered what he wanted—at a gruesome museum of criminology far off the beaten track of more timid tourists. Visions of torture inspired his fantasies like a muse. It would prove so terribly fulfilling.
"Corpse de Ballet" by Ellen Pall
It's not as if Juliet Bodine wishes that she'd stayed an English professor instead of becoming a successful romance novelist. It's just that writing, though interesting, is never easy, and she will do almost anything to avoid her desk. So she succumbs to the pleas of her friend Ruth, a renowned choreographer, to help translate Dickens' Great Expectations into ballet form.
Murder with Peacocks” by Donna Andrews
So far Meg Langslow's summer is not going swimmingly. Down in her small Virginia hometown, she's maid of honor at the nuptuals of three loved ones—each of whom has dumped the planning in her capable hands. One bride is set on including a Native American herbal purification ceremony, while another wants live peacocks on the lawn. Only help from the town's drop-dead gorgeous hunk, disappointingly rumored to be gay, keeps Meg afloat in a sea of dotty relatives and outrageous neighbors.
Other suggested titles include “Burn“, a part of the popular Nevada Barr series featuring Anna Pigeon, and “Whisper to the Blood” by Dana Stabenow.