I started reading mysteries on the suggestion of a friend who loves everything Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle. Just to see what is out there in the book world, I typed the word mystery in the library’s search box and was blown away with just how many titles we have. But what really started to stand out as I browsed through the list was a lot of themed mysteries.
If you are interested in it, chances are there is a mystery revolving around it. I found out that these are known as cozy mysteries. So if you are new to the genre, here is a general description of what they are. Continue reading →
We’re getting into that time of year when the days are shorter and cooler. The stores are stocking up on apple cider and pumpkins. Children are getting excited to go trick-or-treating. People are decorating for Halloween…and there’s a stray black cat hanging around the neighborhood. The only thing that’s missing is a spooky story! So I polled the CCPL staff and in this post we are sharing some of our favorite reads that are a bit mysterious, thrilling, chilling, scary or spooky.
Kate (PR) likes: Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley
Flavia is up to her old tricks. This time her investigations take her inside a 500 year-old crypt.
The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe The Cask of Amontillado, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Black Cat…what more can I say?
Acceptable Risk by Robin Cook
Under pressure from his backers to complete research on an anti-depressant drug, Dr. Edward Armstrong experiments on himself with disastrous effects.
Helga (Circulation) likes: Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman
Jane Hudson went to school in the Adirondacks and left after a tragedy took place. She returns years later as a Latin teacher. The past comes back to haunt her as girls start dying again.
Once I started working at the library, it didn’t take long for me to notice that many books feature librarians or are set in a library. So just for the fun of it, this is a short list of books the CCPL has on the topic.
The Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk
Sam, a shy but creative mouse who lives in a library, decides to write and illustrate his own stories which he places on the shelves with the other library books but when children find the tales, they all want to meet the author.
The Library by Sarah Stewart
Elizabeth Brown loves to read more than anything else, but when her collection of books grows and grows, she must make a change in her life.
The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler
When her father is lost at sea shortly after meeting a very unusual visitor, Alice must leave her home to live with an “uncle” whose rural Pennsylvania estate includes a massive and mysterious library that holds much more than books. Continue reading →