Library Column for January 23, 2019

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The weather has definitely been winter like, so hibernation is in full gear. I don’t want to do anything except curl up and read, preferably with a hot beverage and plenty of blankets.

A good detective is hard to kill. Sherlock Holmes continues to solve new cases and writers create new stories and sometimes they even solve true crimes which is the case with Conan Doyle for the release of a man wrongly convicted of a murder. Hercules Poirot, Agatha Christie’s most famous detective is another who continues to solve mysteries with the latest by Sophie Hannah being The Mystery of the Three Quarters in which Poirot finds himself accused of misdeeds.

Psychological thrillers are not my kind of read.  I don’t like books or anything else messing with my head, I do it plenty on my own.  But the genre is definitely popular and so here are four new titles to sink your teeth into.  Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage is a great place to begin. Hanna is now seven and either cannot or will not speak, but her mother believes that her daughter despises her and manipulates her and is trying to kill her.  Alex, Hanna’s father and Suzette’s husband doesn’t know whom to believe. He’s never been shown anything but love by Hanna.  As the book copy asks “Is love born or bred? What is the nature of good and evil?” B.A. Paris continues her bestselling ways with Bring Me Back, about the disappearance of a woman a decade earlier who doesn’t seem to be gone anymore. What happened and who can be trusted today?

Ruth Ware, the author of The Woman in Cabin 10 is back with The Death of Mrs. Westaway. Harriet receives a letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance from her grandmother. She knows her grandparents have all been dead for over twenty years. But money is tight, can she use her skills as a tarot card reader to help her claim the money? She soon discovers not is all as it seems when she arrives at the English countryside estate with the rest of the family, can she figure out what is wrong and why she got a letter? Sharon Bolton, another author of suspense explores our deepest fears and the nature of guilt and revenge in her latest title The Craftsman. Police detective Florence Lovelady solved a disturbing case of child murders many years ago, or did she?  The man she convicted is dead but events are starting to repeat themselves. Then her own son goes missing and the case gets re-opened and very, personal. Don’t blame me if you can’t sleep.

Storytime, tomorrow, January 24th at 10:30 am will explore penguins and polar bears through stories, rhymes and more.  Then stay and enjoy about thirty minutes of free play with our early learning toys.

Friends of the Library book sale this Saturday, January 26th from 12 – 2 pm.  All sales are by donation with proceeds benefiting the Friends support of library programming.

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