Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Elizabeth Lynn Casey is the author of the Southern Sewing Circle mystery series and will visit Clymer Library to discuss her latest release, "Dangerous Alterations" on Thursday, November 3. To become more familiar with this author, I have read the first four books in this series (there will eventually be 10 books in this series); "Sew Deadly", "Death Threads", "Pinned for Murder", and "Deadly Notions". I found them to be an easy read, filled with funny and charmingly Southern characters. These are cozy mystery stories, no gore, no bad language, no horror; just a classic "Who Done It?". Since I work at a library, I could relate to the main character, Tori (aka Victoria) the Librarian. The library is just as an important aspect of these stories as are the characters. Tori is part of the Sweet Briar Ladies' Society Sewing Circle and they work together to solve mysteries that they find themselves smack in the middle of! I am anxious to get to the next book; I feel like I know the characters and I can't wait to see what happens next. I will definitely read all 10 books in this series! (Review submitted by Melissa Lopez, Clymer Library Technician.)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I just finished reading the very popular novel, "The Help", by Kathryn Stockett. This is a deviation from my normal "suspense" type novels and I am very pleased that I gave it a try. The story is told in the first person by three different characters. The story is set in Mississippi in the 1960s and identifies some of the Civil Rights issues from that era. The three main characters, all women, start a secret "book" documenting interviews by some of the maids that provide cleaning and nanny-type services. This book is definitely worth reading and I can't wait to see the movie! (Review submitted by Barbara Land, Clymer Library Technician.)

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Tick Tock by James Patterson is another page turning thriller!

A rash of horrifying crimes tears through New York City, throwing it into complete chaos and terrorizing everyone living there. Quickly it becomes clear that these offenses are not the work of an amateur, but of a calculating, efficient, and deadly mastermind. All too soon, another appalling murder leads Detective Michael Bennett to a shocking discovery that exposes the killer's pattern and the earth-shattering enormity of his plan.

There is a bit of romance for our Detective Bennett in this story. Also, his ten adoptive children are front and center in his chaotic life. You should read this book for all the details!

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