In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations—until a stranger appears at the village gate in a jeep, the first automobile any of the villagers has ever seen.
Maisie, a private investigator in 1929, is a perceptive observer of human nature, and understands the motivations and demons prevalent in postwar England. Featuring a strong protagonist and a lively sense of time and place this book will carry readers along to further thought and understanding about the futility and horror of war, as well as a desire to hear more of Maisie.
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When a shepherd in Wyoming is found dead, Sheriff Walt Longmire suspects it could be suicide. But the shepherd's connection to the Extepares, a powerful family of Basque ranchers with a history of violence, leads the sheriff into an intricate investigation of a possible murder.
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King (April 6, 2022)
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In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and engaged in the study of honeybees in Sussex when a young woman stumbles onto him. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective.
As England becomes enmeshed in the early days of World War II and the men are away fighting, the women of Chilbury village forge an uncommon bond. They defy the Vicar’s stuffy edict to close the choir, resurrecting themselves as the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir.