Autumn Traditions

These seasonal titles represent a variety of fiction genres, all excellent choices to enjoy on a crisp autumn day. Find books and more at the Lititz Public Library.

Autumn in the Vineyard by Marina Adair
A young woman is determined to gain success as an award-winning winemaker.

Bridge of Scarlet LeavesBridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris
A violinist, who elopes with the ambitious son of Japanese immigrants, is forced to sacrifice her Juilliard ambitions after Pearl Harbor is bombed and she is interned at a war relocation camp.

A Catered Halloween by Isis Crawford
The owners of A Little Taste of Heaven are ecstatic to cater the Halloween festivities at the Peabody School, a place rumored to be haunted, until a torso and severed head end up on the banquet table.

The October List by Jeffery Deaver
When a six-year-old girl is kidnapped, the abductors demand two things for her safe return: $500,000 in cash and a document known as the “October List”.

Vampires, Bones and Treacle SconesVampires, Bones and Treacle Scones by Kaitlyn Dunnett
A newlywed is shocked to find the fake skeleton she acquired for a special effect in a haunted house community fundraiser has been replaced with a real body.

Deadly HarvestDeadly Harvest: A Detective Kubu Mystery by Michael Stanley
Is there a connection between the disappearance of girls in Botswana and the tradition of adding human remains to a witch doctor’s potion?

Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
A twelve-year-old Chinese-American boy escapes from a Seattle orphanage determined to find his mother and discover his connection to an exotic film star.

Gone ‘til November by Wallace Stroby
A roadside shooting in Florida and a major drug operation in New Jersey merge into a menacing scenario that puts a sheriff’s deputy and her son at risk.

Boo by Rene Gutteridge
A renowned horror novelist decides to quit the genre, horrifying town leaders who are happy their once-struggling town has become a tourist –trap for the dark side.

Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich
When a woman discovers a rabbit gnawing on the hem of her skirt she decides to give its careless owner a piece of her mind, but she changes her plans when she meets the handsome doctor.

Murder in Burnt Orange: A Hilda Johansson Mystery by Jeanne M. Dams
In the sweltering summer of 1905, strikes, arson and mysterious train wrecks send an amateur sleuth in search of the culprits.

His Montana HomecomingMontana Homecoming by Jillian Hart
Leaving her past and a secret behind, a woman returns to her family’s business and begins working with a good-hearted reporter who may change her plans.

Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House by M.C. Beaton
The Cotswolds village sleuth investigates the murder of the owner of a supernaturally-challenged house and meets a handsome new neighbor.

Black Moon by Kenneth Calhoun
During an insomnia epidemic, a man still capable of sleep sets out to find his wife who succumbed to telltale red-rimmed eyes, slurred speech and cloudy mind before disappearing.

The Ghost Apple by Aaron Their
Letters, blog posts, emails, newsletters and advertisements provide a tour of Tripoli College, a humble New England institution beset by financial problems.

Dark Witch by Nora Roberts
An American searches for Irish ancestors to learn more about her magic powers and break an ancient curse.

ScarecrowScarecrow by Matthew Reilly
A U.S. Marines captain goes after a mysterious group of billionaires who run an assassination hit list.



Originally published on October 3, 2014 in the Lititz Record Express.