We'll Talk about Say No More and get the inside lowdown on investigative reporting from our very favorite Emmy/Edward R. Murrow award winning reporter on Channel 5 in Boston; who also just so happens to write TWO award-winning mystery series. Our novel is the latest in the Jane Ryland series, which has been nominted this year for both a Mary Higgins Clark award and an Agatha award.
Both on the homefront and in her work life, Bell is severly challenged. Tough prosecutor Bell Elkins attempts to make a difference in the rural town of Acker's Gap is confronted with the senseless death of three old men which is witnessed by her own resentful 17 year old daughter, a rise in prescription drug crime, and the death of a young child.
This month we visit the “beautiful, crime-ridden town of Acker's Gap in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains when we read and discussA Killing in the Hills by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Julia Keller. It is the author’s debut novel, and it introduces us to prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins. Nominated for numerous mystery awards, it won the Barry award for Best First Novel, and will be a new author for our group to enjoy! As for the story...
The winners of the prestigious Agatha awards were announced last Saturday at the 29th annual Malice Domestic mystery convention. Among them are names you'll all know -- and who have spoken with our group!
There are two things we can definitely tell you about Carolyn Haines and her books: her setting and characters are Southern – down to the bone, and if she doesn’t tickle your funny bone – you don’t have one!
An ever more popular mystery/crime award, the International Thriller Awards are given at Thrillerfest in New York City each year. The catagories are: Best Hardback Novel, Best First Novel, Best Paperback Original Novel, Best Short Story, Best Young Adult Novel, and Best e-Book Original Novel. To check out this year's nominees...
Headlined by Sara Paretsky and William Kent Krueger (the author of Ordinary Grace), the inaugural Murder and Mayhem in Chicago mystery convention is finally here! Links to the Schedule and Speakers are given in this post!
One of mystery's most prestigious awards, the Agatha awards are given each year at the Malice Domestic convention in the Wahsington, D.C. area. This is a great source for traditional, classic, and cozy fans in particular!
All postings are public, thus viewable by the entire Web community. We encourage the personal expression of opinions, but ask that anyone posting please be respectful of the opinions of the Lisle Library District. We reserve the right to remove any objectionable content posted at any time, without warning.