Delve into mystery May—May 21, 2010
May is mystery month and the library is packed full of mysteries to keep you on the edge of your seat. We have mysteries in paperback, hardcover, DVD’s and graphic novels. So, if you are looking for a book with suspense and intrigue, we’re your place.
Considered a classic mystery that shouldn’t be overlooked is “Four, Five and Six” by Josephine Tey. Published under many different titles since its first printing in 1952 this book’s leading character is an inspector for Scotland Yard on medical leave working on solving a mystery involving Richard the III. Some of the alternate titles that this classic is known by include “Daughter of Time,” “The Singing Sands” and “A Shilling for Candles”.
“The Night She Died” by Dorothy Simpson is first in a series of fifteen starring Inspector Luke Thanet. Inspector Thanet loves every aspect of his job except looking at the bodies. In this novel he is trying to solve the murder of a young woman whom has had a troubled past. Follow Inspector Thanet as he delves into the past and possibly discovers he is hunting a murderer that has gone unpunished for almost 20 years.
Thomas Harris is a mystery writer known for his books that were made into movies. “Red Dragon” is the first book in the Hannibal Lecter series, and where we first get introduced to Dr. Lecter. Ex-FBI agent Will Graham helps track down a killer with some surprising “expert” help. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat with every turn of the page.
Adult fiction is not the only area with mysteries. Popular in the children’s area are the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries. In the teen area you might want to read the Alex Rider adventure series by Anthony Horowitz and P. C. Hawke mysteries by Paul Zindel. We even have some mysteries in graphic novels including “The Dreaming” by Queenie Chan and “The Good Neighbors” by Holly Black. In our DVD collection under T.V. series we have “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” and “Dick Tracy”.
The library is stacked full of great suspense and mysteries to keep everyone from young children to the young-at-heart riveted to the edge of their seat. Open a book and you open a whole new mysterious world.