The evil villain, Acheron Hades, has stolen the manuscript of Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens. The authorities want to capture him before Hades kills one of the characters and makes the character disappear from the story. So Special Operations contacts one of the few people who have seen Hades, Thursday Next, the gun toting Special Ops from the Literary Division.
In Danger in the Shadows, award-winning author Dee Henderson crafts a beautiful tale of how faith can overcome even the most difficult obstacle.
Recently I’ve been on the hunt for something that confirms my belief that art is important. But I didn’t want anything too long, heavy or academic. And it had to fit in the book holder on my treadmill at the gym.
They’re here! Check out all the hot new titles that are available in Large Print. There’s a little something for everyone with non-fiction, detective, romance, and inspirational works. You can get on the reserve list today, just click on the title to go straight to the catalog listing […]
As you browse the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s ebook collection, there are a few things to keep in mind. Ebook and digital audiobook purchases work differently than purchases for print versions. Besides cost and other collection development criteria, the Library must also deal with a variety of restrictions placed on ebooks and digital […]
A serial killer is on the loose whose signature of burned and beaten women has left an indelible impression on the public. Everyone wants this brutal murderer found, and as women fear for their lives they react to any threat as if their life is endangered. After the killer strikes a fifth time…
If you’re an avid Downton Abbey follower, a recent New York Times article has compiled a reading list for your enjoyment. Here are some of their picks: Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle by the Countess of Carnarvon A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd Into the Silence by Wade Davis Parade’s […]
From one story that has a machine that attracts the dead to another tale where a young boy must face a nightly visitor alone in his room, the classic ghost story is celebrated and explored in Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense edited by Jack Dann and Nick Gevers. The idea behind this collection was to combine the ghost story with technology and to reflect the emerging new science of the Victorian era
Every year, hundred of movies are released in theatres. While some films are very successful, many are not. And then there are a choice few that attain a notoriety despite their lack of box office success.
Television news is a cut throat business and the competition is intense. Riley Spartz, an investigative reporter, is not quite as young or as pretty as her boss, though the worst part is that her boss thinks cute heartwarming stories are the way to go for the ratings not investigative stories especially about murder. Riley is determined…
They come in thousands, these girls from rural China, teenagers and young adults, alone or in groups, they flock to the booming South China city Dongguan. Here they make handbags, athletic shoes, rubber parts and electronics for eleven hours a day and, if a girl is lucky, Sunday off, in the endless factories that comprise […]