Best of the Month - February 2022

Pignon Scorbion & the Barbershop Detectives By Rick Bleiweiss Cover Image
ISBN: 9781665046756
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Published: Blackstone Publishing - February 8th, 2022

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Investigating a trio of crimes whose origins span three continents and half a century, Pignon Scorbion and his “tonsorial sleuths” interview a parade of interested parties, but with every apparent clue, new surprises come to light. And just as it seems nothing can derail Scorbion’s cool head and almost unerring nose for deduction, in walks Thelma Smith—dazzling, whip-smart, and newly single. Has Pignon Scorbion finally met his match?

 For fans of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, author Rick Bleiweiss’s quirky new detective and ensemble cast of characters set against the backdrop of small-town England in the 1910s, will feel both comfortingly familiar and thrillingly new. 

Highly recommended by Brenda!

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The Monogram Murders: A New Hercule Poirot Mystery By Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062297228
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 9th, 2015

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I've often recommended classic Christie novels, but Sophie Hannah was licensed by the Christie estate to continue with Poirot. By telling the stories in a slightly different way, she has created a thoroughly enjoyable experience in revisiting a beloved character. Highly recommmended!

The Awkward Squad (MacLehose Press Editions) By Sophie Hénaff Cover Image
ISBN: 9780857055774
Availability: Special Order
Published: MacLehose Press - March 5th, 2019

Bonus Selection:

Another delightful mystery - this one focuses more on the "quirky" feel and team approach to solving mysteries. Contemporary and very French, it might not seem the best read-alike, but it's sure to please if you enjoy Pignon.