Before Miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes there was French detective C. Auguste Dupin who is credited as being the detective in the first mystery called “The Murders in Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allan Poe. Modern mysteries have a wonderful past with detective stories tracing back to the Victorian Era…
Just discovered us? Start reading with chapter 1 please! Kevin’s common sense was screaming at him. He and Kate had no business out in the night running into such mischief. He should make a bee line for the sheriff’s office. What would they find at the bird? They would likely find a small box. What [...]
Find this week’s bestsellers at the library. There are two ways to get your hands on a title; place a request and wait for it, or try your luck and check the new title shelves the next time you come in!
Set on a United States Army Combat Outpost in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan, The Watch is an incredible story told from multiple perspectives. An Afghani woman who has lost not only her legs, but, her entire family save one brother, to an American drone strike, wheels herself on a cart down out of the [...]
While the list has been on hiatus as we updated our catalog, it’s gratifying to hear you missed it!! Find this week’s bestsellers at the library. There are two ways to get your hands on a title; place a request and wait for it, or try your luck and check the new title shelves the next time you come in!
Kathy and Diana, hosts of All Booked Up, share a passion for books and also for food. They love to have fun in the kitchen. (One is just a little more successful than the other.) Discover who is suffering from a bit of cooking impairment in this edition of All Booked Up.
Clover sometimes felt invisible as a woman in her fifties with two grown children and a busy physician husband, but one morning she woke up truly invisible. Her new non-visual status was troubling enough, but her family didn’t notice which only made Clover feel more isolated, especially as time went by and her invisibility went undiscovered. Then one day she saw in the newspaper an ad for invisible women
Just discovered us? Start reading with chapter 1 please! “Kate!” Kevin screamed out the window of the Honda Accord. Beams of light from their assailant’s flashlights found him. “Damn!” Before he could look away, the lights extinguished, making it much harder for his eyes to get readjusted. They’re coming for me! He thought. “Kate!” His [...]
Place an advanced order for Capital City Capers, the first community novel written by twenty different authors from the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, at a special advanced price of $5 per copy. Pre-order forms and payment must be received by August 17, 2012.
In Taziac, a small village in France, very little happens, and mainly the locals live their lives and tourists come and go. The quietness is shattered when an assassin, Klaus Reiner who is cold, calculating and known for making murder look like an accidental death, arrives and transforms the village. The assassination does not go as planned…
A new memoir provides an intimate look at the fascinating and glamorous life of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir is a first-person account of the First Lady’s life during the years 1960 through 1964. Clint Hill, a former Secret Service agent who was assigned to Mrs. Kennedy, penned the memoir [...]