March 29, 2010 | Anne Heidemann
What's Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?) A Visual Guide to Easy Diagnosis and Organic Remedies by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth
This book is just what you'd expect from the title, and it's filled with brief, detailed explanations of plant problems accompanied by color illustrations of each. There is also a full-color photo gallery of problems that I found extremely helpful for seeing the difference between similar-looking problems. There are also a bunch of organic remedies, safe for use on edibles and in areas where children or pets are active. This is a book I can see myself coming back to on a regular basis.
March 24, 2010 | madame librarian
The winners of the Left Coast Crime Convention held in Los Angeles this year were announced on March 16. The LCC is an annual event sponsored by fans of Mystery Literature, for fans of Mystery Literature. The intent is to provide an event where fans of the Mystery genre can gather in convivial surroundings to pursue their interest in the genre.
A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell is the 2010 Winner of The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award.
Death Was in the Picture by Linda L. Richards won The Panik Award, a new award given in honor of the late Paul Anik, Chairman of Left Coast Crime 2010 for the best Los Angeles Noir book published in year.
February 22, 2010 | Anne Heidemann
Glamour Dogs by Catherine Ledner
Are you a dog person? Or someone who appreciates the art of photography? This book is a stunning gallery of beautiful dogs of all shapes and sizes. My favorite is Petunia the Boston Terrier - how about you?
February 5, 2010 | madame librarian
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September 10, 2009 | madame librarian
If you like mysteries where all of the main characters are stuck in some kind of confined environment (a large, scary, old house) trying to solve some kind of crime or love the Agatha Christie novels when Poirot dramatically explains the crime's solution at the end of his books to the group of suspects, should enjoy these authors/characters:
Margery Allingham's Albert Campion
Carolyn Hart's Henrie O'
M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin
Ngaio Marsh's Inspector Alleyn
Susan Kandel's Cece Caruso
Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
David Roberts' Verity Browne & Lord Edward Corinth
August 27, 2009 | madame librarian
If you like romantic suspense author Kay Hooper, you should enjoy these authors:
July 19, 2009 | madame librarian
If you, or someone you know, are having difficulty paying for prescriptions or Medicare Part B, trained MMAP Counselors are available to walk you through the application process step by step. By calling 1-800-803-7174, individuals will be routed to their local MMAP office. An additional service MMAP Counselors can offer is to explain the available Medicare Part D Prescription plans so that the consumer can make an educated decision on which plan will work best for them.
July 10, 2009 | madame librarian
Are you looking for someone new to read? Maybe a new mystery author? I'm hoping I'll find time to read at least one of these five titles this summer. Meredith Cole won the St. Martin's/Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Competition. Let us know what you think.
Angel's advocate by Mary Stanton
Bait by Nick Brownlee
Hangman blind by Cassandra Clark
Murder in Mykonos by Jeffrey Siger
Posed for murder by Meredith Cole