You may already know that Mead has a “lucky day” collection of books and movies – new items that are first-come, first-served but have no waitlist. But now, you also have access to Lucky Day ebooks and audiobooks through WPLC/Overdrive/Libby! “No waiting required – these popular titles are available now! 7 day loan period for ebooks and 14 day loan period for audiobooks.”
Looking for something to read right away? Like with the physical Lucky Day items, the selection may change, but here are three that I’ve read and enjoyed that were available as of Monday morning. You can also browse everything in the Lucky Day collection that’s currently available with this link: https://wplc.overdrive.com/wplc-89-116/content/collection/1046004
Blind Justice by Anne Perry
Anne Perry has multiple mystery series, but the William Monk series is my favorite – he is a London detective and later commander of the Thames River Police in Victorian England. If you can bear to wait, I would start with the first book in the series – The Face of a Stranger – but there’s enough background given that you’ll have no trouble jumping in here, either.
Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen
Carl Hiaasen’s books are, in my opinion, hilarious! It’s his wacky casts of characters that really drive the humor (and the plot) in his mysteries. This one features a con woman who rear-ends people to kidnap them for the mob, an ex-detective health inspector, and a Cajun farmer who has hit it big on reality TV (and then goes missing).
Death Rides the Ferry by Patricia Skalka
If you can’t visit Door County right now, you can at least visit it in this book. It’s part of a whole series of mysteries starring Sheriff Dave Cubiak, who came from the Chicago homicide department to work in Wisconsin. The author also divides her time between Chicago and Door County, which helps explain why the setting and background for this police procedural are so well-realized.