Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mysteries and True Crime Novels

Many of our patrons love mysteries. We always try to keep up with the newest releases by our most popular mystery writers as well as look for a few new ones to keep our readers fresh. But did you realize that along with the popular fiction novels, we also have several true crime mysteries. These are mostly located in the non-fiction section under the call number 364.1....

We just recently cataloged a book titled, "The Devil in the White City" which looks like a fascinating true crime story that takes place in Chicago circa 1893. Here is the description from the back cover:

"Bringing Chicago circa 1893 to vivid life, Erik Larson's spell-binding bestseller intertwines the true tale of two men -- the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World's Fair, striving to secure America's place in the world; and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction."

However, if you want to stick with your tried and true favorites, we just got in the new releases by James Patterson, J.A. Jance, Danielle Steel, and Iris Johansen (as well as many other non-mystery favorites!)

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Poems to Read and Books to Sell

Did you know that April is poetry month? Thanks to Mr. Honeycutt at the Heritage Jr. High we have dozens of poems on display by our local students. See what is on their minds and see if they can make you smile.

Also..... the Homer Community Library is having its semi-annual book sale starting this Saturday, April 9th. Come on out to the Village Hall for the HCIA Business Expo and the Library book sale - all happening from 10am-2pm.

Thousands of books - hardcover and paperback, new and old, fiction and non-fiction. We have added A LOT of books to our sale. The money you spend on our book sale all goes back into improving your local library.

Hope to see you this Saturday or anytime during open hours during the month of April!