Even if you’ve read this classic novel of mystery and suspense before, by re-reading it you will find new facets and nuances to admire. Ten people come to an island for different purposes but find themselves fighting for their lives. Among them is a murderer who wants his or her own type of justice. After … Continue reading Book Review: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.
Did you know that each year the Mystery Writers of America nominate and award the best works of mystery writing? This year's Edgar for best novel goes to Deepa Anappara for Djinn Patron on the Purple Line. To watch the complete ceremony for 2021 Edgar Allan Awards, see https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg704Luzy4EKA85E9vv2toQ
The Last Dead Girl features amateur detective David Malone who, in this novel, is still a home inspector in Rome, NY. Dolan's latest novel gives David's back story; it serves as a prequel to Bad Things Happen (2009) and Very Bad Men (2011). Though he is engaged to be married, David finds himself traveling down a dark trail that leads … Continue reading The Last Dead Girl by Harry Dolan
Cold Light by Jenn Ashworth. Cold Light is an amazing book that takes readers for a dark ride. Primarily a mystery, Cold Light is also a psychological exploration into the minds and psyches of three British school girls. Lola is friends with a much more popular girl, Chloe, who often gets in trouble. Lola, also known as Laura, has to clean … Continue reading Cold Light by Jen Ashworth
Raven Black by Ann Cleeves Raven Black is the first in the Ann Cleeves's Shetland series. Unique among detective stories, readers know who the killer is near the start of the novel. At least, he gives the appearance of being the murderer. Magnus Tait is an eccentric recluse who lives by himself at Hilhead. Few … Continue reading Book Review: Raven Black by Ann Cleeves
Murder in the Stacks Whodunit? It was Anita Mann who murdered ex-rock star librarian Paige Turner! The confession and other statements are on display near the upstairs reference desk. Thanks to everyone who participated! We hope you had as much fun playing as we had plotting the murder… Our winning detective is Cheryl W.