Ellsworth Public Library

Chapter and Curse by Elizabeth Penney

I’ve been on a bit of a cozy mystery kick lately, which has helped me find several new favorite authors, one of whom is Elizabeth Penney. Chapter and Curse is the debut novel in Penney’s . . . read more »

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

As a mystery lover there is no better author than the queen of mystery herself, Agatha Christie. Death on the Nile sees our storied hero Hercule Poirot on a steamer trip down the famous river, . . . read more »

An Honest Man by Michael Koryta

Two small Islands off mid-coast Maine, the home to lobstermen and boat builders for generations, are now like so many small communities, dying in the aftermath of the closing of the lobster fisheries in the . . . read more »

Call the Canaries Home by Laura Barrow

Three sisters, estranged in the aftermath of the disappearance of their four-year-old sister, Georgia, the twin of the youngest sister, return to the back-water Louisiana home of their grandmother for a weekend. The plan for the weekend is . . . read more »

Pretty Dead Queens by Alexa Donne

When Cecelia Ellis moves in with her estranged grandmother, who also happens to be a famous mystery writer, she never expects her life to take such a dramatic turn, but when the homecoming queen is . . . read more »

Swamp Story by Dave Barry

Anyone familiar with Dave Barry’s writing will appreciate the laugh out loud antics in this latest book.  Jesse and her baby daughter are trapped in a life Jesse never imagined.  Living in a tiny cabin . . . read more »

Teach Her a Lesson by Kate Flora

Six years into her beloved career teaching high school English, Alexis Jordan is accused of a sexual relationship with 16-year-old Evan, a star soccer and lacrosse player.  The evidence against Alexis mounts until she is . . . read more »

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Now a major motion picture, News of the World is the story of two lives brought together by chance, but forever connected. These lives are those of Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a retired printer who . . . read more »

Icebreaker by Hannah Grace

Icebreaker by Hannah Grace is the perfect hockey-romance to celebrate love, friendship, and so much more. I gave this book a five out of five star rating! Not only did I love the main couple, . . . read more »

The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

If you’re in the mood for international travel, historical artifacts, suspense, survival, and a bit of romance, The Lady Rogue may well be your perfect match. In the year 1937, protagonist Theodora is on a . . . read more »

The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron

This is the first book in the very popular Mike Bowditch, Maine Game Warden series of mysteries by Camden, Maine author Paul Doiron.  The son of divorced parents who had little to do with his . . . read more »

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince is the first book in The Folk of the Air trilogy. We meet twin sisters Jude and Taryn Duarte as they are whisked away into the High Court of Faerie. Ten years . . . read more »

The Daughter of the Pirate King

If you happen to be searching for a swashbuckling YA adventure to sweep you away, then look no further! Alosa, the daughter of the much-feared pirate king, has been ordered by her father to find . . . read more »

If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

“Enter the players. There were seven of us then, seven bright young things with wide precious futures ahead of us. Until that year, we saw no further than the book in front of our faces.” . . . read more »

Top 5 of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close we wanted to ask a few of our staff members what their top 5 media (books, movies, music, audiobooks, etc.) choices were for the year. Click on any title . . . read more »

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

If you have not been introduced to the four elderly retirees living at the Cooper’s Chase retirement community, I really think you should pick up The Thursday Murder Club and get to know these sleuths . . . read more »

The Plot and the Pendulum by Jenn McKinlay

Just when you thought McKinlay’s library lover’s mysteries couldn’t get any better, she takes it up a notch with her newest book, The Plot and the Pendulum. When the patriarch of the Dorchester family decides . . . read more »

Shipped by Angie Hockman

If you’re looking for a delightful, light-hearted, romantic comedy, look no further than Angie Hockman’s Shipped! The two main characters, Henley Evans and Graham Crawford-Collins, are very well-written characters with a lot of depth and . . . read more »

A Killer Ending by Karen MacInerney

In this charming cozy series debut, Max Sayers moves to the small town of Snug Harbor to open her brand new book shop and hopefully start her life anew. Though the grand opening of the . . . read more »