Staff Pick Reads

Linda Frenzel, MSLS

Camden Library Director

Linda's Picks:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A new mess. A new mystery. It’s up to Molly the maid to uncover the truth, no matter how dirty, in this standalone novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Maid, a Good Morning America Book Club pick.

Officially hired as the librarian for the Duchess of Beaufort, Miss Tiffany Woodall is through with masquerades and murders for good. That is, until she stumbles upon the frozen dead body of former footman Mr. Bernard Coram. The speed with which her peaceful new life is upended is one for the record books: the justice of the peace immediately declares her the primary suspect in the murder. 

No-nonsense Nantucket detective Merry Folger grapples with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and two murders as the island is overtaken by Hollywood stars and DC suits. Nantucket Police Chief Meredith Folger is acutely conscious of the stress COVID-19 has placed on the community she loves. 

Erin's Picks:

Pineapple street meets every celebrity family you saw in the early 2000's on Entertainment Tonight. This book draws you right in and wraps you in cashmere and hands you a glass of crisp wine. I would call this book one of the more original of its kind due to the year it was published. A must read for a rainy day or a mini vacation. You will follow this faux royalty family through finding their missing daughter and their high profile and (scandalous) marriage all until the last pages where it ends as flawless as the Madisons hair on a photoshoot day.

I was a bit hesitant to read this one after "Where'd you go Bernadette" flopped for me completely. While it still has the same quirky moments and hard to follow at times narration; it's a hit for me. This book highlights on the difficulty of middle age, being a parent to a going on teen and worries of infidelity. All with some strange humor mixed in.

A book I have read more than once and recommend those who truly love psychological thrillers. These two authors together are a force to be reckoned with in all the best ways. 

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