Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Buffalo Bill's Defunct, by Sheila Simonson

This book might have the best librarian character to ever break a stereotype.  Meg McLean, single mother of a daughter starting Stanford, gives herself a fresh start in the Pacific Northwest in Klalo, Washington -- smart, scotch drinker, soup maker, so good at listening and looking up information that she's deputized to the sheriff's office -- I wonder why that doesn't happen all the time.  Before she can even start her new job, a body is discovered in her garage.  All in all, it was cleverly done, and I'm interested in seeing Meg start work at the library. 

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