Every book has a heartbeat. And some are louder than others. Leda loves her job as a college librarian – books are her friends, ones that take her to far off lands and who don't cheat on her like her last boyfriend did. But a strange incident with a student has her wondering if there's something more sinister about the books in this library.
At the gala opening of a new library filled with homosexual writings collected by the late Charles Burrows, known for both his taste in writing, as well as his eccentricity, Dick Hardesty and his partner Jonathan are enjoying a rare night out since four-year-old Joshua joined their household. The evening takes an abrupt turn when cataloger Taylor Cates is found dead...
Language is a fickle thing, and, as doctorate candidate in that very field, she knows this well. It won't stop her, however, from helping a man to use it to connect to a family that he doesn't really fit into.
Julia Schmidt reckons the suburban library where she works is the most boring place on earth. Then an old hobo dies in an armchair. Everyone thinks he died of natural causes. But they are wrong, and Julia is soon playing cat-and-mouse with a killer while trying to recover a priceless library book. An Australian comic crime novel with an endearing amateur sleuth.
She's pretty in her petticoats, but, according a man who's a little bit frightening himself, she's a creature to be feared. But is it jealously that drives his warning? A direct sequel to "A Question of Culture."
'Neve Uncovers the Ultimate Truth of All Things' tells the tale of a little girl with some big concerns, left to ponder upon them in the familiar confines of her local library. Although her world is in an increasing state of turmoil, she finds comfort and meaning in the books around her.
Two worldviews butt heads when a worlds-renowned anthropologist returns from a summer in the field with a few interesting new takes on the human condition...no matter that he's the furthest thing from human himself.