An early morning phone call asks Chief Deputy Kimble which he would prefer to investigate- a homicide or a suicide. Later, Wyatt French is discovered shot. French was something of an eccentric who drank too much but was known for building a lighthouse not by the ocean but in the mountains of Kentucky.
Christina Callison is a Library Associate and works at the reference desks and in reader’s advisory. She is responsible for the horror genre but also works in other genres including mysteries and fantasies. Christina is part of the Collectibles Neighborhood team.
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Thirteen might be considered unlucky but in a collection of horror short stories it might be the perfect number. The Ones That Got Away is a collection of thirteen short stories by Stephen Graham Jones. Many of the stories take everyday or normal life events and masterfully twist them into disconcerting tales. Vivid and descriptive, these stories…
Four best-selling authors have applied their talents to the ghost story in The Ghost Quartet edited by Marvin Kaye. All the stories have ghosts with some bent on destruction while others are victims of fate, but beyond that each has its own disturbing story to tell.
Being a cop is Detective Stan Green’s life, even if he doesn’t want it to be. The time it takes and the stress from the job can be overwhelming. It costs him a lot – his ex-wife still hates him, his kids are tired of being second to his job, and his girlfriend has just about had it. Though Stan tries to change things with the people in his life it isn’t easy, especially after a vicious murder…
The McNaughton Corporation is a force in the world with their inventions like airships and guns, and in the center of it is the city they created, Evesden. A sprawling city teaming with people who are either trying to find their fortune or more likely have given up hope. In the middle of it all is Cyril Hayes, a man with a secret talent
A beautiful and promising college student, Teresa Steiner, is found murdered with her body left among the bones in the crypt below Naples. Though young, Teresa’s life was already complicated from her possible connections to organized crime to the affair she ended with a distraught professor.
Buildings can be iconic works of art, but buildings are also built by people for people. So, the story of architecture is also about the people involved. Triumvirate: Mckim, Mead, & White: Art, Architecture, Scandal, and Class in America’s Gilded Age by Mosette Glaser Broderick is the story of one of the most famous architectural firms of the Gilded Age and it also explores the architects’ friendships, marriages, divorces, and scandals.
Orphaned when he was very young, Moon has been traveling between settlements trying to survive. Though he is an adult, it has not gotten any easier because of his secret- he can transform into a winged creature. This ability has always kept Moon apart from others, and he has no idea what kind of creature he really is until one day he meets someone just like him.
Twin sisters Fiona and Zelda didn’t get along, but their earlier fights were nothing compared to this. Zelda wrote a family story that she gave to the Carlton County Historical Society, and in this story she revealed a family secret
Manhattan’s fifth precinct has its fair share of drama with murder, robberies, gangs, and petty crimes. There’s Detective Leo Storgman, who on the verge of his retirement, decides to reexamine a murder case that never had closure, and then there is a new guy
Prohibition conjures many images from speakeasies to mobsters, and the history of this movement is anything but simple. From the beginning this country has had a close relationship with alcohol, even more so then today. So it is surprising that what began as a small grass roots movement