Page Turners

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

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

 aired the week of November 14, 2022

Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy is an oldie but a great series opener.  Someone is taking murder scenes from a new video game and recreating them around the city of Minneapolis.  The game's creators must team up with two local detectives in a race against time to stop a killer before more people die.  For fans of John Sandford, Lee Goldberg, Hank Phillippi Ryan and Tami Hoag.

1. Monkeewrench

2.Live Bait

3. Dead Run

4. Snow Blind

5. Shoot to Thrill

6. Off the Grid

7. The Sixth Idea

8. Nothing Stays Buried

9. The Guilty Dead

10. Ice Cold Heart

 aired the week of November 7, 2022

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes introduces Evvie who was getting ready to leave her husband when he is killed in a car accident.  She rents out the apartment in her house to a former Yankees pitcher who has lost his ability to pitch.  The two become friends but it is hard to not talk about their problems, her marriage and his pitching arm.  How can their relationship grow if they can't acknowledge their problems and start to move past them?  For fans of Sarah Addison Allen, Freya Sampson and Marie Bostwick.

 aired the week of October 31, 2022

Down Range by Taylor Moore is a series opener set in the west Texas panhandle.  Garrett Kohl is an undercover DEA agent tasked with keeping a young Afghan boy named Asadi safe.  This seems pretty easy until the Kohl family runs afoul of a drug cartel and Asadi is kidnapped.  Garrett will stop at nothing to get his young charge back.  For fans of C.J. Box, Brad Taylor and Nick Petrie.

1. Down Range (2021)

2. Firestorm (2022)

Thursday, October 06, 2022

 aired the week of October 24, 2022

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse is a gothic thriller full of psychological suspense inside a locked room mystery.  Police Detective Elin Warner is at a resort in the Swiss Alps to help her brother Isaac celebrate his engagement.  With a blizzard bearing down a body is found in one of the pools.  Then Isaac's fiance goes missing.  What will Elin be able to do cut off from help with a killer on the loose.  For fans of David Bell, Paula Hawkins, Ruth Ware and Allie Reynolds.

Detective Elin Warner

1. The Sanatorium (2021)

2. The Retreat (2022)

aired the week of October 17, 2022

Ten Tomatoes that Changed the World: a History by William Alexander follows the rise in popularity of our favorite summertime vegetable from the 15th century in Italy to modern hydroponic greenhouses that produce our grocery store tomatoes.  An entertaining look at everything from how ketchup became popular to why prohibition is reason spaghetti is a popular dinner staple.  A perfect read for gardeners and fans of narrative non-fiction.

 aired the week of October 10, 2022

The Light of Luna Park by Addison Armstrong highlights an interesting historical footnote in the 1920s before our country had hospital care for infants born prematurely.  There was a doctor who ran an incubator side show at Coney Island in New York City that saved these tiny lives.  It wasn't until years later that his procedures were adopted by doctors across the country. Armstrong has written a compelling historical novel about that time period.