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Our Final Book Discussion List for 2016!

written by Patricia

You've heard rumors of mystery authors not only calling in -- but coming to Lisle Library to talk about their mystery novels? Well they're true! Not only will some of these authors be calling or coming to the library, a couple may use Skype so we can see them while talking to them! 

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Our Discussion On: "Spider-Woman's Daughter" with its Author Anne Hillerman

written by Patricia

What inspired Tony Hillerman's daughter Anne, to continue his Leaphorn and Chee series? Which character has stepped up to become the main protagonist? 

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Our Book Discussion On: "The Blessing Way" by Tony Hillerman

written by Patricia

Our discussion went in unexpected -- but engaging directions!

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Our Book Discussion On: "Truth Be Told" by Hank Phillippi Ryan

written by Patricia

Find out what happens when the Author (a.k.a. Hank Phillippi Ryan)  joins the Discussion!

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?

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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...

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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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