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Jane Ryalnd's "desk"

News Flash! Jane Ryland Investigates at Lisle Library!

written by Patricia

A Picture is worth a thousand words -- & offers proof that Hank's Jane Ryland knows a good story when she hears one...

Hank Phillippi Ryan on News 7

Things to Know About Hank...

written by Patricia

Even with meeting Hank in 2013, and reading all of the current Jane Ryland novels, there is still more to be learned about this fascinating mystery author & TV investigative reporter extraordinaire!


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There's a sequel to Linwood Barclay's book "No Time For Goodbye"

written by Patricia

During our discussion on No Time For Goodbye, there was mention of the fact that the author had done a sequel. Mark reminded me about this tonight and I thought I'd share this information with the group.

The sequel came out in 2014 and is called No Safe House. Click on the book cover below to go to our catalog listing for it. Once you are there, click on the title and it will bring up a summary about the book.


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Our Picks for 2016 Mystery Books

written by Patricia

See what great books we'll be discussing in 2016!

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Fun Interview with Sue

written by Patricia

With the recent publication of "X", Sue Grafton is back in the news -- in a New York Times Book Review interview! Sue reveals which books she has written that are her favorites - among other things...

Author Ann Rule

A Master of True Crime Writing Has Passed Away: Anne Rule

written by Patricia

We learned yesterday that formidable true crime writer Anne Rule has died. We've captured some links to tributes done by the New York Time & others.

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Our Book Discussion On: "No Time For Goodbye" by Linwood Barclay

written by Patricia

What is Murder Among Friends' Graphic Crime Quiz -- and who won it?

Jenny shows off her new Lisle Library 50th anniversary thermos

MAF Had the Perfect "Date" with Jenny!

written by Patricia

Murder Among Friends (MAF) members had a fabulous time with Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author, Jenny Milchman, at Barbara's Bookstore in Burr Ridge! Check out the photographic "evidence"...

Cumberbatch & Freeman as Victorian Holmes & Watson

A New "Sherlock" for Christmas!

written by Patricia

The BBC has done it again -- giving fans of the TV show Sherlock another creative twist...

Jenny Milchman poster featuring Murder Among Friends!

Jenny Milchman is at Barbara's Bookstore Next Week!

written by Patricia

Our special date with Jenny is going to be next Wednesday, July 15th at 4:30 p.m. in Barbara's Bookstore, Burr Ridge!

Dorothy Cannell at home in Maine

Our Book Discussion on: "Murder at Mullings" by Dorothy Cannell

written by Patricia

Do you know what an Ornamental Hermit is? This, and other aspects of British life “between the wars”, were covered as only Dorothy Cannell can do!

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Here Come Bouchercon 2015's Anthony Award Nominees!

written by Patricia

While the World Crime Convention (a.k.a. the Bouchercon) won't be held until October 8th - 11th, getting to know the Bouchercon nominated books could come in handy for our August Planning Meeting, as well as a source for some great mystery reading!

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International Thriller Writers Have Announced its 2015 Thriller Award Nominees

written by Patricia

The International Thriller Writers, represents professional thriller authors from around the world. The International Thriller Writers is an honorary society of authors, both fiction and nonfiction, who write books broadly classified as “thrillers.” This would include (but isn’t limited to) such subjects as murder mystery, detective, suspense, horror, supernatural, action, espionage, true crime, war, adventure, and myriad similar subject areas. See who qualified for the 2015 nominee list!

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Coming Soon!! The Summer Read Kickoff - This Saturday!!

written by Patricia

The whole library is celebrating Summer -- and the start of  Summer Read -- with a great kickoff party for everyone!

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Remembering Ruth Rendell

written by Patricia

We couldn't let the month end without a tribute to world-renowned mystery master, Ruth Rendell, who passed away on May 2nd. Along with our bibliography, there are links to articles from The Guardian in England, the New York Times, NPR and the Chicago Tribune.

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