I found more than five books I wanted to read set in a library or with a librarian or link somewhere, but have narrowed it down for now. I’ve left out the cozy mysteries, I might come back to them another time.
The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd was the book I heard a bout on a podcast. It looks like a really mixture of a book, with mystery, thriller, fantasy, magical realism touches. It has links to the New York public library. “A young woman who discovers that a strange map in her deceased father’s belongings holds an incredible, deadly secret—one that will lead her on an extraordinary adventure and to the truth about her family’s dark history.”
The Librarian by Salley Vickers is already on my TBR print bookshelf so it needs a place here. I can’t remember why I bought it, may have just seen it at the book shop. “In 1958, Sylvia Blackwell, fresh from one of the new post-war Library Schools, takes up a job as children’s librarian in a run down library in the market town of East Mole.” Sounds like she gets herself in a personal relationship that then threatens her job. This will be the first read coming off my shelf in May.
The Library at the Edge of the Word. Felicity Hayes McCoy looks inviting. “Local librarian Hanna Casey is wondering where it all went wrong … Driving her mobile library van through Finfarran’s farms and villages, she tries not to think of the sophisticated London life she abandoned when she left her cheating husband. Or that she’s now stuck in her crotchety mum’s spare bedroom.” Irish setting.
The Library Book by Susan Orlean is non fiction but it has appealed for awhile. It investigates the fire in the Los Angeles Public Library, plus other bits and pieces about libraries and librarians. Even if I don’t read all of it would be interesting to dip into it. I think its at our library so that makes it very possible.
And a cozy mystery with library links never can be passed over.
I have read #1 although I admit awhile back and I am a little hazy about it. This is #2 Carrie Rushton, the president of the Friends of the Library, has been accused of murdering her husband. The evidence is stacking up against Carrie, but neither Lindsey nor the Briar Creek crafternoon club is buying it.
So I will be checking up to see if this is at the library.