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Prominent private eye series returns with its latest this Fall

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Fans of a certain international bestselling mystery series can rejoice as its newest book of the series is on order at the library. The new “Cormoran Strike” novel is available for reservation today and writer Robert Galbraith’s private investigator is on a new case.   That is, writer J.K. Rowling...

Young Adult Mysteries For Adult Readers? Why Not Try It?

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Ask the question, “What are young adult books, exactly?” and the quick answer is that those are books for teens. Obviously. According to the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the books target readers from 12 to 18-years old. These books, almost always, feature teen protagonists with...

Writer and his detective hail from South Central Los Angeles

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The familiar saying “timing is everything” certainly applied for a recent library book club session.  On Thursday, Nov. 9, the mystery book club at South County Library met and discussed the novel IQ by Joe Ide— the same morning that a radio story about the author and his book series aired.   ...

Favorite 2018 mysteries return with new stories

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There’s bound to be a great pleasure in playing catch-up with the recommended “best books” of the previous year. That’s even more true when a handful of those books are mysteries. The trade magazine, Library Journal,  recently named its 2018 favorites in the December issue, and we’ve compiled three...

Former Cosmo Editor, now mystery writer, visits Charlotte

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Crime and the magazine industry make for an engaging, mystery reader mix with true-crime magazine writer Bailey Weggins, a fictional creation of writer Kate White.  Weggins, who has strong detective instincts,  is the heroine of a long-running mystery series.   Her new adventure is in the character...

The Quest for the Hard-Boiled Female Gumshoe

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The long trail of alphabet titled books for writer Sue Grafton’s private investigator Kinsey Millhone had come to its final chapter last year.  Y is for Yesterday was released last summer but writer Grafton died in December during the year, ending the detective series.  It was announced the novels...

Historical fiction blends into female detective novels

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Although Women's History Month is in March, you can still vicariously experience that spirit though the work of fictional female detectives. To successfully solve mysteries and crimes is noteworthy for anyone and these women navigate down avenues traditionally held by men. Three current series fit ...

Mosley Adds a New Detective to His Writing Portfolio

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Award-winning mystery author Walter Mosley is busy as ever working on his writing craft as his newest novel was released last week. It is Down the River unto the Sea introducing private detective Joe Oliver King.  Is this book a standalone novel or the first of a new series?  Two rotating book...

It’s Either Tracking Killers or Tracking Birds in this Detective Series

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Spring is officially here and with expectant outdoor activities and one mystery series appears to catch and apply it as its major theme: birdwatching.  That is, the new series features a central character who is an avid birdwatcher.  Domenic Jejeune, a newly promoted police inspector is assigned to...

Spring is a season of new mysteries

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Anyone looking for new mysteries this spring can find good options in the Library catalog. This includes the next title in the long-running, private-detective Ali Reynolds series and the last book of the Inspector Tao Yun Shan novels. Here are those titles and a few others to consider: The A List:...