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Teen Book Pick: Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

stormbreakerStormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz is my teen book pick of the month. If you love mystery and adventure, you will love this series!  Stormbreaker is book one in an amazing spy series that spans over nine books and counting. I could not put this book down and was on the edge of my seat the entire read! I don’t want to give too much away, but you should know there will be epic fights, plane hijacking, and lots of undercover sleuthing. I definitely recommend this book if you like larger-than-life spy stories as much as I do!

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Thriller Author Carter Wilson: Book Launch and Author Talk

Carter Wilson and RevelationJoin us at the Library on Thursday, February 9 at 6 pm, for Carter Wilson’s book launch event. Wilson presents his most recent book, Revelation, currently #1 on the Denver Post Local Bestsellers List. His book will be available for purchase.

Revelation, a dark thriller that explores the mind of a sociopath, begins its suspense-filled ride with the opening words of the novel:

“When Harden Campbell wakes cold and beaten in a dirt-floor cell, he finds only three other things in the room with him: the mutilated body of his good friend, an ancient typewriter, and a stack of blank paper, the top sheet of which has a single, typed sentence. ‘Tell me a story .'” Continue reading Thriller Author Carter Wilson: Book Launch and Author Talk

Nordic Noir – Featured Fiction for April

Ever since Stieg Larsson brought Lisbeth Salander to international prominence with his Millennium series – better known as the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo –  other Scandinavian authors have been enjoying an international audience as well.

Jussi Adler-Olsen
The Hanging Girl: A Department Q Novel
Jo Nesbo
The Leopard









Helsinki White
An Event in Autumn









What defines Nordic Noir? The setting is usually cold, dark, and bleak.  The hero/detective (women and men) are generally very analytical, deep, and brooding.  The murderer or perpetrators are psychopathic, misanthropic, and brutal.  The pace is quick but often the follows the routine and methodical work of the detective.   The general tone is realistic – no sweeping prose or giant metaphors, but the story tends to put a lens on corruption within government and society.

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