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Outrage by Arnaldur Indridason

A man uses the drug Rohypnol to sedate and rape a woman he meets in a bar and is found afterward with his throat slit and his body full of the same drug.  Could the victim have gotten her revenge that quickly?  This is the main question to be answered in Outrage by Arnaldur Indridason.  [...]

Gun Machine by Warren Ellis

If you like your mysteries as violent as I do then Gun Machine by Warren Ellis will be a pleasure for you to read.   Although he doesn’t realize it, veteran NYPD detective John Tallow has just been going through the motions with his job for a while now.  After his partner is killed in an [...]

The Family Way by Rhys Bowen

Sometimes you need a break from serious reading…I do, when I am exceptionally busy, ill, or when the sun is out!  I grabbed The Family Way by Rhys Bowen from TCPL’s new mystery book area.  It’s a Molly Murphy mystery– Molly being a ‘retired to marriage’ private detective living in New York City in the [...]

A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy

When the popular Irish novelist, Maeve Binchy died in 2012, like many readers, I experience a twinge of regret having enjoyed many of her 16 novels over the years.  From a full page notice in the New York Times Book Review, I was enticed to read her latest novel, the posthumously published A Week in [...]

Creating Innovators: the Making of Young People Who Will Change the World by Tony Wagner

I ran across Creating Innovators while selecting collections for the Mobile Library.  The book addresses disparity between schools and real life application of knowledge.  Placing an importance on play, passion and purpose to bridge the gap of rote information and making a difference in the world.  Parents who stress creativity and play are lauded after [...]

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