Page Turners

Here is a list of books that have been shared on KMA's Page Turners with the Shenandoah Public Library.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

aired the week of January 22, 2018

Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron is the first in a cozy mystery series set in Louisiana's Cajun country.  Maggie Crozat helps run her family's home as a Bed & Breakfast.  When a honeymooning couple die under mysterious circumstances Maggie knows she has to get to the bottom of things if she has any hope of salvaging the family business.

1. Plantation Shudders
2. Body on the Bayou
3. Cajun Christmas Killing

aired the week of January 15, 2018

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware follows Lo a travel reporter on the maiden voyage of a boutique cruise ship.  On the first night Lo realizes she lost her mascara in a robbery.  She knocks on the door of the next cabin and borrows from the woman there.  When later Lo sees blood on the wall between cabins and hears a thud she fears for the woman's life.  But, it is like the woman was never on the ship.  Is Lo imagining things or is something more sinister happening?

aired the week of January 8, 2018

The Devil's Country by Harry Hunsicker introduces former Texas Ranger Arlo Baines who is drifting through small Texas towns by bus.  In Piedra Springs he meets a woman who begs him for help then disappears.  When she is found dead Arlo is the number one suspect.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

aired the week of January 1, 2018

Carrie's Top 10 Reads for 2017
In no particular order other than the order I read them.

1. The Professional by Owen Laukkanen
2.  Nine Women, One Dress by Jane Rosen
3. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
4. Karolina's Twins by Ronald H. Balson
5. All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
6. The keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
7. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
8. The Chilbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan
9. The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne
10. The Hundred Gifts by Jennifer Scott

aired the week of December 25, 2017

Christmas on Mill Street by Joseph Walker is a nostalgic look at Christmas through the eyes of a 9-year-old by who still believes in Santa and wants to best his sister while becoming one of the guys at his new school in Utah.  Set in 1962 this is a sweet Christmas novella.

aired the week of December 18, 2017

Christmas Joy by Nancy Naigle follows Joy who is so wrapped up in her career she doesn't have time for anything else.  When her aunt has an accident Joy has to step in and help out which includes feeding animals, decorating for Christmas and a cute handyman to boot.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

aired the week of December 11, 2017

A Lowcountry Christmas by Mary Alice Monroe tells the story of the McClellan family.  Taylor is back from Afghanistan but he isn't the person his family remembers.  Suffering from PTSD Taylor is difficult to be around and isn't the brother Miller remembers.  Miller would like a puppy for Christmas but money is tight with the downturn in the economy and his father losing his job.  The McClellan family needs a few miracles if they are going to have a good Christmas this year and keep their family intact.  A thought provoking heartwarming Christmas novella.

aired the week of December 4, 2017

The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne tells the story of Helena daughter of a man known as the Marsh King.  The Marsh King abducted a teenage girl and kept her and the child they had together hidden in Michigan's Upper Peninsula for over 12 years before he was captured.  Now he has escaped from prison after 15 years inside and it is up to Helena to track down the man she used to idolize and return him to prison.

aired the week of November 27, 2017

Stripped Bare by Shannon Baker is a mystery set in the Nebraska Sandhills.  Kate Fox's husband has been shot in an altercation where a local rancher was killed.  It wouldn't be so scary if her husband wasn't the county sheriff and it wasn't election year.  Kate needs to get to the bottom of things and find the real killer before her husband is accused of a murder he didn't commit.

Kate Fox series
1. Stripped Bare
2. Dark Signal

Thursday, November 02, 2017

aired the week of November 20, 2017

The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis tells the story of Rose Lewin whose life is falling apart.  She is hoping that doing a story on Darby McLaughlin a woman who has lived at the Barbizon Hotel for Women since she came to New York in the 1950s to attend secretarial school will turn her career around.  Rose can feel a story behind the cool facade and she is going to dig until she finds out what happened to Darby as a young woman.

aired the week of November 13, 2017

The Fortunate Ones by Ellen Umansky follows the lives of two women who over many decades and two continents were both deeply affected by the painting of the Bellhop by Chaim Soutine.  Rose Zimmer's family lost track of the painting when they were relocated from Vienna, Austria during World War II and Lizzie Goldstein's family has the painting stolen during a teenage party at her house.  Both women are drawn together by tragedy, the draw of the painting and the family stories that they share.

aired the week of November 6, 2017

Sun, Sand, Murder by John Keyse-Walker is set in the British Virgin Islands.  Teddy Creque is the special constable on the island of Anegada where a body has just been discovered on the beach.  It looks like someone treasure hunting but when Teddy starts to investigate nothing is as it appears.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

aired the week of October 30, 2017

Little Girl Gone by Gerry Schmitt is the first in the Afton Tangler thriller series.  Afton works for the  Minneapolis Police Department as a Family Liaison Officer.  She is called in to help when a 6 month old girl is taken out of her crib.  Who could have committed this heinous crime?  Afton starts helping Max the lead detective on the case.  She hopes this experience will help her move up into the detective squad soon.

1.  Little Girl Gone (2016)
2.  Shadow Girl (2017)

aired the week of October 23, 2017

The Forbidden Garden by Ellen Herrick follows the saga of the Kirkwood family's walled Shakespeare garden.  The garden hasn't grown anything for several centuries after it was cursed by an ancestor.  Graham Kirkwood hopes that Sorrel Sparrow of New England will be able to help the family restore the garden.  However he failed to mention to her pertinent information concerning the history of the garden.

aired the week of October 16, 2017

Falling into the Mob by Steve Zousmer is a fun look at what happens to one man when he literally bumps into the mob on the New York subway.  Phil Vail who is nearing 60 may be looking for some more excitement in his life, but the mob wasn't what he expected.  A light rollicking read.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

aired the week of October 9, 2017

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald tells the story of Sara who works in a bookstore in Sweden.  She has been corresponding with Amy from Broken Wheel, Iowa for several years.  Both women share a mutual love of books and authors.  When Sara's bookstore closes she decides to visit Amy and arrives in Iowa just as Amy's funeral concludes.  What will Sara do now in this small town full of quirky individuals?  She will teach them the power of the written word!

aired the week of October 2, 2017

The Chilbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan is written in a series of letters and journal entries and follows the members of the ladies choir in Chilbury Kent during World War II. It gives us a picture of what life was like for those on the home front and how they made life bearable while their loved ones were away fighting.  Highly recommended for fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

aired the week of September 25, 2017

Flamingo Road by Sasscer Hill follows Fia McKey a disgraced Baltimore police officer who has been hired by the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau to find out if horses at a Florida racetrack are being drugged to ensure victory.  It is Fia's job to infiltrate the track as an exercise rider and find out what is going on.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

aired the week of September 18, 2017

World, Chase Me Down by Andrew Hillerman is the fictionalized account of Pat Crowe who along with his partner Billy Cavanaugh kidnapped 16-year-old Edward Cudahy Jr. heir to the Cudahy meat packing industry in December of 1900.  This first successful kidnapping for ransom captured the attention of the nation and was dubbed the crime of the century.  It is an interesting look at the rough and tumble world of Omaha and the colorful characters who made up the city at the turn of the century.

aired the week of September 11, 2017

Dead Certainty by Glenis Wilson is a mystery involving Harry Radcliffe a champion jump jockey.  While Harry is laid up after a nasty fall he starts working on a memoir for a local trainer.  It is obvious someone out there will stop at nothing to make sure this memoir is never published. This is the first in a series reminiscent of Dick Francis.

1. Dead Certainty
2. Dead on Course
3. Dead Reckoning

aired the week of September 4, 2017

Bottomland by Michelle Hoover is the 2017 All Iowa Reads title.  It tells the story of a German-American farm family living on the Iowa plains directly after the end of World War I.  The two youngest daughters run away and no one is willing to help the family in their search for the missing girls.