The original item was published from September 30, 2022 11:30 AM to October 3, 2022 8:11 AM
We’re back to tell you what our Kansas Talking Books staff have been reading recently. Fantasy, science fiction, and cozy mysteries are our genres of choice this month.
Michael Lang, Director
DB 107261 Dead silence by S.A. Barnes
Investigating a strange distress signal, Claire Kovalik and her crew discover a luxury spaceliner that vanished 20 years prior, and they board the vessel to find words scrawled in blood, strange movements, and whispers in the dark. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DB 94528 A memory called empire by Arkady Martine
Ambassador Mahit Dzmare discovers that the death of her predecessor at a small independent mining station in the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire may not have been an accident. She must discover the killer, rescue herself, and save her station from expansion while navigating an alien culture. Contains some violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
DB 101546 A killing frost: October Daye, Book 14 by Seanan McGuire
When October is informed that Simon Torquill--legally her father, due to Faerie's traditions--must be invited to her wedding or risk throwing the Kingdom in the Mists into political turmoil, she sets out on a quest she was not yet prepared to undertake for the sake of her future. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
Amanda Diggs, Production Manager
DB 106466 Homicide and halo-halo: Tita Rosie’s Kitchen mysteries, book 2 by Mia P. Manansala
Lila Macapagal is not looking forward to the start of summer, especially because she still has two eligible bachelors trying to court her, and she can't commit to opening her new cafe´. But when a teen beauty pageant judge is murdered, Lila must help her cousin Bernadette. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
DBC12801 Death by Darjeeling: Tea shop mystery, book 1 by Laura Childs
Theodosia Browning is the owner of the Indigo Tea Shop in Charleston, South Carolina. When a well known (and hated) land developer is poisoned at an annual garden party, Theo battles local suspicions and many false leads to find the killer.
Maggie Witte, Outreach Librarian
DB 104326 Six crimson cranes by Elizabeth Lim
Shiori, the exiled princess of Kiata, must unravel the curse that turned her six brothers into cranes. Her spurned betrothed, a capricious dragon, and a paper bird brought to life by her own magic help Shiori in her quest to save her kingdom. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.