Archive for the ‘Murder’ Category

Ship Breaker

September 26, 2011 5:08 pm
posted by smatush


Title: Ship Breaker

Author: Paulo Bacigalupi

Summary: In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.   

Who will like it: Readers who like knowing more about the gritty, hard facts of life, and readers that believe in doing what’s right even if it’s hard.

If you like this, try these: Crank, Black Juice, King of the Screwups, Pathfinder

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

The Musician’s Daughter

August 31, 2011 4:38 pm
posted by smatush

Title: The Musician’s Daughter

Author: Susanne Dunlap

Summary: In 18th-century Vienna, 15-year old Theresa’s musician father turns up dead on Christmas Eve with his valuable violin missing. Theresa suspects that her father was murdered and begins to investigate the details of her father’s death starting with visiting the gypsy camp where her father died. It’s there that Theresa begins to uncover a trail of blackmail and extortion, even as she discovers honor, and the possibility of a first love.

Who will like it: People who like a little mystery with their stories, and those that love stories with gypsies!

If you like this, try these: The Mozart Season, The Dalemark Quartet, Wild Roses

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian