June 21, 2010 | cpl_admin
June 18, 2010 | madame librarian
Historical mysteries have become increasingly popular in the last decade. If you are a fan of historical fiction, and historical mystery stories in particular, you've read many of the well-known authors of this sub-genre: Steven Saylor, Anne Perry, Eliot Pattison, I. J. Parker, Lindsey Davis, John Maddox Robert, Margaret Frazer, and the list goes on, but have you read the works of:
Nefertiti: the book of the dead by Nick Drake
Critique of criminal reason by Michael Gregorio
The fifth servant by Kenneth Wishnia
Thirteenth night : a medieval mystery by Alan Gordon
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.
March 11, 2010 | cnockaerta
If you've ever been interested in presidential pets, you'll have to pick up First Pooch: The Obamas Pick a Pet. This fun book tells the story of the Obama family selecting their Portuguese water dog, Bo. It even tells you a little bit about other pets that lived in the White House! Look for it today in the non-fiction area of the Children's New Book Shelf. Happy reading!
March 10, 2010 | skrzynskie
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?