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Book Trailer Thursday: The Darkest Corners

Book Trailer Thursday: The Darkest Corners

Who is the Ohio River Monster, you ask? Tessa, the protagonist of Kara Thomas’s psychological thriller, The Darkest Corners (Delacorte), was convinced her eyewitness statement put the right man behind bars. But when an eerily similar murder occurs in Tessa’s rural hometown of Fayette, Pennsylvania, 10 years later, she starts to wonder if Wyatt Stokes, the man convicted […]

Love after War: 26 Wounded Warrior Romances

Love after War: 26 Wounded Warrior Romances

Some of you may have noticed that there’s been an influx of wounded warrior romances. Several schools of thought exist on why, but it really doesn’t matter. What matters is that these brave men and women have fought for our country (thank you!) and are now suffering, and writers are transforming that struggle into powerful […]

Mysteries on the Small Screen: Pushing Daisies

Mysteries on the Small Screen: Pushing Daisies

Title: Pushing Daisies Starring: Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride, and Kristin Chenoweth First aired: October 2007–June 2009 (ABC) Where you can watch it: Amazon, iTunes, Google Play The facts are these . . . This short-lived but well-loved series stars Lee Pace as Ned, an adorable pie shop owner with the ability to resurrect […]

The Names of These Books Are Secret: Getting Grade-Schoolers Excited about Mysteries

The Names of These Books Are Secret: Getting Grade-Schoolers Excited about Mysteries

As an adult reader I really like reading mysteries, but this has never been an easy genre for me to sell to my grade-school-library patrons. A quick off-the-cuff book talk at the shelves is really my bread and butter for getting books into kids’ hands, yet I’ve always struggled to do this with mysteries. It […]

For Fans of Lilac Girls, 15 More Unforgettable WWII Reads

For Fans of Lilac Girls, 15 More Unforgettable WWII Reads

Martha Hall Kelly’s Lilac Girls is all the buzz, with book groups and individual readers fascinated by the way the horrors of WWII brought out both the best an the worst in people. Be prepared to help patrons discover other stories of faith, fear, and courage in the face of unimaginable cruelty.   All the Light We Cannot See, […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Tim Gibson’s Moth City

Webcomics Wednesday: Tim Gibson’s Moth City

A Webcomics Wednesday during Mystery Month calls for something gritty, and Tim Gibson’s Moth City more than fits the bill. In Moth City, located on a remote island off mainland China, lawless American profiteer McCaw has set up a weapons manufacturing factory outside the jurisdiction of both his home country and his adopted one. He’s brash, overconfident, […]