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
- Wanda Brunstetter started a new series, Indiana Cousins with the title A Cousin's Promise
- Brunstetter also writes the Sisters of Holmes County series, the first is A Sister's Secret
- Paul Gaus writes the Ohio Amish Mystery series, the first title is Blood of the Prodigal
- Cindy Woodsmall writes the Sisters of the Quilt series, the first title is When the Heart Cries
- Beth Wiseman writes the Daughter's of the Promise series, beginning w
- The Eighth Day by John Case
- Tell No One by Harlan Coban
- Prey by Michael Crichton
- Devil's Teardrop by Jeffrey Deaver
Also look at the May We Suggest list for Greg Iles fan? Have you read...
If your favorite genre is Fantasy or you are just looking for a new book to try you may also be interested in the following book list that we put together based on one of our patron's request:
- Name of the wind; the kingkiller chronicle ; day 1 / Patrick Rothfuss
- Sabriel by Garth Nix
- Foundling by D.M.
The current popularity of the "Twilight" series of books and movies have made the Vampire yet again a media darling. Let's face it though, the sun-sparkling, non-people eating vampires of "Twilight" were designed for a certain audience, those looking for a romance story.
If you like your vampire stories with (if you'll pardon the pun) "more bite," more moral ambiguity, and a lot less teen angst, you'll want to try Charlie Huston's series of Joe Pitt Casebooks. The Joe Pitt series takes place in a Manhattan that's been secretly divided by rival vampire gangs with different philosophical viewpoints on the world and the vampire's place in it.
In 1988 Director John McTiernan and writers Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza revolutionized the action movie with "Die Hard". The film starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman introduced movie goers to John McClane, a charismatic New York City Cop who was different than your typical action movie hero because he was very human and had a sharp sense of humor.
It's hard to believe that it's been almost 50 years since the publication of Marvel Comics' "Amazing Fantasy" #15. In that single issue writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko debuted a creation that would go on to become one of the most recognizable and popular pop-culture characters in the world, the Amazing Spider-Man.
Since his debut all those years ago Spidey has experienced many milestones and on July 15 sees the debut of the biggest publishing event in the character's history, "Amazing Spider-Man" #600. It's a giant sized 104 page issue featuring all new content by the current creative team and even Spidey's creator Stan Lee!