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Watch Me Die

I’ve seen Eric Spindler’s books on our shelves often, but hadn’t really investigated her until today. I had not realized that she lives in New Orleans. She’s received several awards, so I picked up Watch Me Die. This is a suspense novel with romance thrown in, if you like that kind of book. At the beginning of the book, someone has killed an elderly priest at a New Orleans Catholic church.  The murderer has also spray painted “He will come again to judge the living and the dead” upon the church’s stained glass windows.  There are numerous twists and turns and a surprising end. 

Brrrr...

All the weather forecasters are saying we're going to have some really cold weather tonight. We may set a new record for low temperatures at this time of year! So all the more reason to come in, get some books and DVDs and be ready to spend the night cuddled up in your nice warm place, enjoying your library items!snowflakes

Cold Granite

I decided to catch up on my pile of books waiting to be read so  I pulled out Stuart MacBride's first novel, Cold Granite. As you might expect from his name, MacBride's book is set in Aberdeen, Scotland. Det. Sgt. Logan MacRae, back from a year’s sick leave, is called to investigate a series of murdered and missing children. The media is in full feeding frenzy and someone in the force is leaking info to them. McRae is a likable hero and the mystery keeps you interested. I'm enjoyng the book.  

Scottish bagpipe player

The Night Ferry

I picked up The Night Ferry because it looked interesting. In it, London detective Alisha Barba, recovering from an on duty injury, gets a note from an old friend. The note just says, “I’m in trouble. I must see you. Please come to the reunion.” And so she makes her way to her school reunion. There her pregnant friend, Cate, says that someone is trying to steal her baby. Before Alisha can find out more, her friend is killed. It turns out Cate was not pregnant at all and Alisha suspects her friend was trying to buy a baby. I’ve enjoyed Robotham’s previous books, Lost and Suspect and this one was also well written and full of action. cover of The Night Ferry

Earth Day!

Hi! Come by the meeting room Thursday at 4pm to help us celebrate Earth Day. We'll be making seed bombs and watching a movie!

picture of plants

 

New Zealand Mysteries

I have some relatives that live in New Zealand so I went looking for mysteries set in that beautiful country. I didn’t find too many! Maybe I need to go over there for an extended visit and write a mystery or two! However, I did find some that look interesting.Here they are:
Photo Finish

cover of Photo Finish


Vintage Murder

 

cover of Vintage murder
Departure Lounge

cover of Departure Lounge

World Book Night

The Friends of the Aldine Library are taking part in World Book Night U.S.  This annual event will take place on April 23 and more than a half million free books will be handed out in libraries and bookstores throughout the U.S. The book we’ll have available wpicture of books ill be La Casa En Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. We have limited copies available and it will be first come, first served. If you need to read it in English, we'll be glad to request The House on Mango Street for you to borrow.

Los Amigos de la Biblioteca de Aldine está tomando parte en el World Book Night EE.UU. Este evento anual será el 23 de abril. Más de medio millón de libros gratuitos serán distribuidos en las bibliotecas y librerías por todas partes de los Estados Unidos. El libro que tendremos disponible será La Casa en Mango Street por Sandra Cisneros. Las copias que tenemos disponibles son limitados. Será el primero que llega, primero servido. Para nuestros lectores de habla inglesa, estaremos encantados de pedir la versión en Inglés de la casa en Mango Street para que usted pueda prestarlo.

 Thursday, April 23 4pm-7pm

Lock In!

picture of teensThursday the 21 will be the first of a monthly teen program dubbed "computer game lock-in" (we won't actually lock anything...), in which the meeting room will be stocked with snacks, drinks, and laptops. If any teens are interested in coming, hanging out, talking loudly, getting their snack on, and playing their favorite computer games with friends they should stop by the meeting room Thursday at 4.

 

Blessed Are Those Who Thirst

Blessed Are Those Who Thirst is the latest English translation released of Anne Holt’s Norwegian detective series featuring Hanne Wilhelmsen. cover of bookHanne is a lesbian, veteran Oslo police detective. She is called in to investigate a crime scene featuring blood everywhere, but no body anywhere. The only clue besides all the blood

Robots!

Luther's Droids, from Burbank Middle School, will be coming and showing us the robots they have created. Come and see what they can do! Wednesday March 13 at 4 pm in the meeting room. picture of a robot

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