Cozy mysteries, down under

phyrneKerry Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher is an Aussie aristocrat with bohemian panache (she files her own plane) and a knack for solving crimes.  Our one Phryne Fisher was frequently asked for as on Interibrary loan, so we ordered more. In Murder in Montparnasse, witnesses to a 1918 murder in Paris are getting killed off. In Death by Water, Phryne goes undercover on a cruise to foil a jewel thief. In Mendelssohn and Murder, she investigates the murder of an orchestral conductor.

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Series Mystery and Suspense

catandmouseIn This Grave Hour (Jaqueline Winspear), Masie Dobbs tracks a killer of Belgian war refugees. In Bone Box (Faye Kellerman), Decker and Lazarus are on the trail of of a serial killer after Lazarus discovers a set of bones on a morning hike. In Right Behind You (Lisa Gardner), Quincy and Conner learn that their foster child’s brother is wanted for murder.  In The Violated  (Bill Pronzini), an unregistered sex-offender is found murdered; it falls to Chief Keels to find the vigilante. In The Devil’s Triangle (Catherine Coutler), Nicholas Drummond and Mike Caine go on an international hunt for villians who are harnessing weather for nefarious purposes

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Ghost Map discussion on Monday

ghostcoverNichols Non-Fiction Readers will discuss The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson on Monday , March 27th at 3pm in the library meeting room. This is a “thrilling ” and thought-provoking” medical mystery that reads like a good detective story.   There is still time for readers to take home a copy of The Ghost Map and read in time for Monday’s chat. All that’s required is interest!

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Wednesday is story day

storyStories and songs for pre-schoolers at 10:30.

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Still closed

No heat or power so no opening Wed 3/15. Stay warm.

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Library closing for winter storm

PlowAll the forecasts says its going to be a humdinger of a storm.  Given the low visibility and icy roads,  the Nichols Library will not be opening and we suggest you stay home, too.  Will keep you posted on our status for Wednesday as the storm develops.

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Still time for ghost mapping

ghostcoverJoin us in reading The Ghost Map, a fascinating medical mystery.  In the summer of 1854, a cholera outbreak terrorized London. People began dying, seemingly at random.  Author David Johnson tells how two researchers were able to crack the code and trace the source of the contagion.   Copies are still available at the library.

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