Today’s technology allows us to perform lots of tasks with ease, more than I realized until a recent issue of Reader’s Digest listed some products that I never knew existed. For instance, if you’re reluctant to order clothing online because it may not fit, you can digitally measure your body using a German-based technology service called Upcload  that takes measurements as you stand in front of a webcam holding a CD in front of you. Somehow, the size of the CD allows this software to measure your body for a perfect fit every time. If you’re still hesitant, and really want something “more fitting,” come to the Jasper County Public Library, where the variety of new fiction on the shelves will offer the “perfect fit” every time! Check these new titles out!
Down to his last case and scrounging for cash, Private Investigator, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by. When the case of a lifetime comes knocking on his door in the form of John Bristow, brother to the legendary supermodel, Lula Landry who fell to her death just months earlier, Strike sets out to prove that the supermodel’s death was not a suicide, as ruled by the police, but a homicide. Thrown into the world of multimillionaires and beautiful women, it’s not a stretch of the imagination to believe that Strike feels he’s “struck” gold in “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” book one in the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith.
The tragic loss of their seventeen year old daughter leaves the Jacobs family feeling isolated; not only from the rest of the world who are not grief-stricken, but from the warmth of one another, as well. Seeking solace, Joan, her husband, Anders and their two surviving daughters, Eve and Eloise, flee to their summer home in search of the peace they all so desperately crave. When tragedy strikes once again and a young man drives his pickup into the quarry in the Jacobs’ backyard, the family becomes obsessed with finding out what caused such a tragedy to occur, urgently trying to prove that what appeared to be an accident is something more in “The Why of Things” by Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop.
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is not in the mood for the bright lights and festive holiday atmosphere of his hometown in Quebec. Many of his loyal colleagues have left the Homicide Department and his old friend, Jean’Guy Beauvior refuses to speak to him. Summoned to the village of Three Pines by Myrna Landers because her longtime friend fails to appear for the holiday festivities, Gamache gladly agrees to make the trip, hoping the change of scenery will also change his mood. Gamache is mystified, however, at Myrna’s refusal to reveal the name of her AWOL friend, until he begins to delve into the world of Three Pines, realizing that peace is not easily found this holiday season in “How the Light Gets In” by Louise Penny.
If you’re having a hard time finding the “perfect fit,” come to your local branch of JCPL, where the new fiction on the shelves will “fit the bill,” making you feel “fit as a fiddle” as you check them out and find them “fitting” right into your favorite easy chair!