January, 2016

The Mangle Street Murders by M.R. C. Kasasian

Amazon reader review:  ”How do I love this book? Let me count the ways. I love its sharp, witty voice. Its brisk pace. Its mordant humor. Its vision of 1880s London, a place of huge energy and just as huge contrast. Its echoes of the penny dreadfuls of the Victorian period, and its marriage of them with a sensibility that is entirely satisfying to a modern reader. Its perfectly matched pair of sleuths, who spar constantly yet share a genuine affection. Its wonderful secondary characters, notably Harriet Fitzgerald and Inspector Pond. Its sardonic homage to Doyle (who makes a cameo appearance) and Holmes (who is modeled, the book posts, on its own detective, Sidney Grice). Its unexpected plot twists and its evolving backstory.”

Adult Crafts on Saturday Mornings

Do you like to knit, crochet, weave, spin, felt or do anything else crafty?  Join us at the library on Saturday mornings, from 10 a.m. til whenever.  You bring your project(s) and we’ll supply tea and coffee.  Feel free to bring tasty snacks to enjoy as well.  

James Patterson’s The Murder House by David Ellis

Amazon reader review: ” This book was so suspenseful that I actually tore off a couple of fingernails. One of the best stand alone books so far! I did not guess the ending. I also didn’t get much housework done because I could not put the book down. Excellent writing style, good character development and fast paced just the way I like my books to be.”

Story Times – Thurs. at 10 a.m. Jan 14, 21 & 28

Bring your little ones to listen to stories, learn songs and do crafts on three Thursday mornings in January.  Ages 18 mos through preschool; no registration necessary.  Parents/caregivers must be present to join in the fun!

Tom Clancy Commander in Chief: A Jack Ryan Novel by Mark Greaney

Amazon reader review:  Though it remains difficult not to compare Greaney’s novels to original Clancy works, he has done a surprisingly good job of reinvigorating the franchise. They hit on many of the Clancy trademarks: thrilling writing, plot twists, espionage, and some good old fashioned butt kicking. Commander in Chief (also known as the 11th Jack Ryan novel) hits just as well.

The Crossing by Michael Connelly

“A classic whodunit…an extra treat for the reader is being able to follow the case from the dual perspectives of the prosecution and the defense… Brothers Bosch and Haller may be, but at times they seem a lot like an ego and its id.”
Marilyn StasioNew York Times Book Review