Library Column for May 15, 2019

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Spring has seemed slow arriving, or at least very much in fits and starts. I would love to get outside and begin playing in the dirt, but it has been chilly when I’ve had time to be outside.  Although, my husband and I did get out to the bogwalk at Tilson Creek one afternoon and that was awesome! What a terrific addition to the community!

The newest Veronica Speedwell mystery, A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn is now available. Set in Victorian, London, Ms. Speedwell has received an invitation to the ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women, the Curiosity Club. The mysterious Lady Sundridge begs her to figure out who really killed the artist Artemisia in a week or society art patron Miles Ramsforth will hang for it.

If you enjoyed the crazy tale The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson then be sure and stop by for The Accidental Further Adventures of the 100-year-old Man which begins with a hot-air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Joe R. Lansdale recently released a new Hap and Leonard novel entitled The Elephant of Surprise. Amid the worst flood East Texas has seen in years, Hap and Leonard face off against mob goons seeking revenge.

Val McDermid released her fifth Karen Pirie novel called Broken Ground. Ms. Pirie is a Scottish detective investigating a murderer with a version of justice vastly different than her own. Continue traveling the world of crime, this time all the way to Tibet. Bones of the Earth by Eliot Pattison is a new Inspector Shan Tao Yun mystery. Inspector Shan Tao Yun is thrust into a ruthless power struggle over territory, ancient shrines and mysteries rooted in both the Chinese and Tibetan worlds.

Continue traveling the world, this time as a spy in Marrakesh. The Moroccan Girl by Charles Cumming pits warring intelligence agencies against a revolutionary movement. Can author Kit Carradine caught in the middle find the missing woman and save her without losing himself? While in the Middle East journey to Syria in The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhader as New Yorker Nour adjusts to life without her father and a new home.

Time travel stories seem to be popular with authors again. We have several new books including Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen in which Kin Stewart will go anywhere and any-when to save his daughter. Kate Mascarenhas’ Psychology of Time Travel in which four female scientists build the world’s first time machine in 1967. Justin Reynolds Opposite of Always in which Jack is sent back in time to the moment he first met Kate after her unexpected death. And finally, Permafrost by Alastair Reynolds set in the future year of 2080 as a group of scientist’s gather to gamble humanity’s future on one last-ditch experiment.

Saturday, May 18th between 10 am – 3 pm, will be our last Saturday with open hours until after Labor Day.

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