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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

Espionage Thrillers

Sometimes librarians get tunnel vision when we recommend books, depending on our interests.  Act of War by Brad ThorI know NOTHING about spy thrillers, but I can read the chalk signals on a mailbox well enough to tell that a lot of you out there read them, and want more. So, here are two resources to try (I just may give some of the recommendations a spin myself)…

Looking for a different take on espionage? Try the nonfiction book The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure & Betrayal about the secret agent sometimes called the “blonde Bond” (soon to be portrayed on the big screen by Jennifer Lawrence).

If we don’t have something you read about, stop in to request it, or fill out this online request form!

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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