Ghosts, Psychics, and Witches, Oh My!
With October fast approaching and the stores already having set up their Halloween displays, it seems like a good time to share with you the growing list of paranormal mystery series available at WPPL. From angels to vampires there are a variety of subject headings under which these series appear in our catalog. Here is a list of the mystery authors, their characters, and the paranormal subjects involved, to get you in the mood for some spooky reads.
Alt, Madelyn (Maggie O'Neill - antique shop owner - witches)
Atherton, Nancy (Aunt Dimity - ghosts)
Ballard, Mignon (Augusta Goodnight - Guardian angel)
Blackwell, Juliet (Lily Ivory - vintage clothing store owner - witches)
Copperman, E. J. (Alison Kerby - guesthouse owner - ghosts)
Damsgaard, Shirley (Ophelia Jesen - librarian - witches, psychics)
Daniels, Casey (Pepper Martin - cemetery tour guide in CLEVELAND - ghosts)
Galenorn, Yasmine (Emerald O'Brien - tea shop owner - psychics)
Harris, Charlaine (Harper Connelly - clairvoyant)
Hart, Carolyn (Bailey Ruth Raeburn - crime-solving ghost)
Jaffarian, Sue Ann (Emma Whitecastle - amateur sleuth - ghosts) and (Madison Rose - waitress - vampires)
Kimberly, Alice (Penelope Thornton-McClure - bookshop owner - ghosts)
Laurie, Victoria (Abby Cooper - FBI profiler - psychic) and (M.J. Holliday - medium - ghosts)
Lavene, Joyce and Jim (Dae O'Connell - mayor, collectibles shop owner - psychics) and (Mary Catherine Roberts - pet psychic)
McCoy, Judi (Ellie Engleman - dog walker - pet psychic)
McGee, Chaz (Kevin Fahey - dead detective - ghosts)
Roberts, Wendy (Sadie Novak - cleaning company owner - ghosts)
Simon, Clea (Dulcie Schwartz - doctoral student - pet ghosts) and (Pru Marlowe - animal psychic)
Stanton, Mary (Brianna Winston-Beaufort - lawyer - angels)
Webb, Peggy (Callie Valentine Jones - mortuary hairdresser, and Elvis Presley, reincarnated as a bassett hound)
Cleveland author Casey Daniels, mentioned above for her Pepper Martin series, also writes a series under the name Miranda Bliss, featuring Annie Capshaw in the Cooking Class Mystery series. Now she has released a third series with her newest book, Button Holed, with button expert and button shop owner Josie Giancola. This newest series is written under the name Kylie Logan.
Like a number of other authors of adult fiction, Harlen Coben has ventured into the world of Young Adult (YA) fiction with his debut YA book Shelter. It is a spin-off of Coben's popular Myron Bolitar mysteries, with Bolitar's nephew, high-school sophomore Mickey Bolitar, coming to live with his uncle after his father dies and his mother goes into rehab. While Mickey is trying to adjust to major changes in his life, he also attempts to solve serveral inter-twining mysteries at his new school. This new book, geared towards teens, can be found in our Young Adult section.
We continue to refresh our collection of classic mystery authors, thanks to funding from the Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library. Look for new hardcover and trade paperback copies of favorite mysteries by Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Dashiell Hammett, and Josephine Tey.
Watch for these forthcoming Mysteries:
As the Pig Turns by M. C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin)
City of Whispers by Marcia Muller (Sharon McCone)
Coffin Man by James Doss (Charlie Moon)
Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum)
Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin (Malcolm Fox)
Tag Man by Archer Mayor (Joe Gunther)
Three-Day Town by Margaret Maron (Judge Deborah Knott)
V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone)