Library Adventures

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Celebrate National Library Week with our book list featuring adventures in libraries!

DB031987 Possession A.S. Byatt Researching the link between Victorian poets leads to mystery and love Bestseller, Romance, Download Only
DB015312 The Body in the Library Agatha Christie Miss Marple must solve the murder of a young girl found strangled in a library Mystery
DB053849 The Grand Complication Allen Kurzweil A librarian and his sinister boss try to track down Marie Antoinette's stolen watch Mystery, Humor
DB072375 The Inner Circle Brad Meltzer An artifact in the National Archives turns a young archivist's world on end Mystery, Bestseller
DB058940 The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafron Selecting a book from the Cemetary of Forgotton Books leads a young man on a dark adventure Mystery Suspense, Spanish Interest, Bestseller
DB077918 Escape from Mr. Lemonchello's Library Chris Grabenstein A boy enters a contest to win a lock-in at the new library created by an eccentric game-maker, but puzzles must be solved in order to escape Juvenile Grades 4-7, Adventure, Humor
DB060713 The Historian Elizabeth Kostova A woman discovers an ancient book and letters that lead her to solve mysteries in her family's past and the legend of Dracula Mystery, Horror, Bestseller, Download Only
DB066059 People of the Book  Geraldine Brooks A conservator and a librarian discover the secrets and journey of a manuscript from 15th century Spain to war torn Bosnia  Bestseller, Mystery, Historical Fiction
DB073992 The Bad Book Affair: A Mobile Library Mystery Ian Sansom A librarian solves mysteries as he drives a moblie library van around Ireland Mystery and Detective, Humor, Irish Interest
DB054764 The Eyre Affair Jasper Fforde In an alternate 1985 England, literature is a mass obsession, time travel is commonplace, and literary characters can be killed Mystery, Science Fiction
DB080256  Books Can Be Deceiving  Jenn McKinlay Books 1-5 featuring library directory and sleuth Lindsey Norris Mystery 
DB060653 The Geographer's Library  Jon Fasman The death of a history professor leads a small town reporter into a dark labrynth Mystery, Download Only
DB049490 Murder at the Library of Congress Margaret Truman An amatuer sleuth discovers a hornet's nest of intrigue and murder at the Library of Congress Mystery
DB042231 A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books Nicholas Basbanes Traces the cycle of books among collectors, libraries, and dealers and covers collections from the Alexandrian library to Thomas Jefferson's Nonfiction, Download Only
DB012143 Goodbye, Columbus and 5 Short Stories Phillip Roth Love, libraries, and the struggle with Jewish identity Short Stories, Jewish Interest
DB073298 The Grimm Legacy Polly Shulman A library houses magical objects from fairy tales, but a young page must solve the mystery of disappearing items Juvenile Grades 6-9, Adventure, Fantasy
DB031793 Matilda Roald Dahl A young girl takes refuge in a library from her horrible family and discovers her remarkable power Juvenile Grades 3-6, Classic, Download Only
DB019739 The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco Murder and heresy can only be solved through the secrets hidden in the abbey library Mystery, Bestseller, Italian Interest, Download Only
DB072898 Dewey's 9 Lives: The Legacy of the Small-Town Library Cat who Inspired Millions Vicki Myron More memories of Dewey the library cat Nonfiction, Animals
DB057102 The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger Librarian's love for his wife endure's his time traveling disorder Bestseller, Romance, Science Fiction