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New Mysteries October 2015

In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward
Mycroft by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Bark Before Christmas by Laurien Berenson
The Company She Kept by Archer Mayor
Pop Goes the Weasel by M.J. Arlidge
The Reckoning Stones by Laura DiSilverio
City of Echoes by Robert Ellis
Untouchable by Ava Marsh
You Are Dead by Peter James
Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan
A Shameful Murder by Cora Harrison
A Kind of Grief by A.D. Scott
Grave Soul by Ellen Hart
Thirteen Guests by J. Jefferson Farjeon
Devoted in Death by J.D. Robb
Parchment and Old Lace by Laura Childs
Dark Reservations by John Fortunato
Girl With the Deep Blue Eyes by Lawrence Block
Lower Quarter by Elise Blackwell
Haunted Season by G.M. Malliet
The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay

Better Than Google

Streaming video is content sent in compressed form over the Internet and displayed by the viewer in real time. With streaming video or streaming media, a Web user does not have to wait to download a file to play it. Instead, the media is sent in a continuous stream of data and is played as it arrives. This rather dry definition of streaming video does not begin to describe the wonders of Access Video on Demand.

New Mysteries September 2015

Constable's Tale by Donald Smith
Gone Cold by Douglas Corleone
Drowning by Camilla Lackberg
Candy Corn Murder by Leslie Meier
Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron
Darkness The Color of Snow by Thomas Cobb
Monet Murders by Terry Mort
The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny
Beam of Kight by Andrea Camilleri
Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews
Mrs. Pargeter's Principle by Simon Brett
Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart
Hangman's Game by Bill Syken
Wrongful Conviction by Janet Heijens
Name of the Devil by Andrew Mayne
No Virgin Island by C. Michele Dorsey
Entry Island by Peter May
Tipping the Valet by K.K. Beck
The Man Who Fell From the Sky by Margaret Coel
Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn
Dungeon House by Martin Edwards
Killing in Zion by Andrew Hunt

Better Than Google

Before you know it, school will be back in session.  As we suffer through the last days of an August heatwave, one can only look forward to the crisp fall days, (especially if you are no longer a student).  If we, at the library, can help ease the pain, and get you into an academic mind set, I suggest trying our fabulous database Bloom's Literature.  Some of you may remember that we added it to our database collection last year, but if you don't know about it, here are the facts.

New Mysteries August 2015

Patriarch by Martin Walker

Murder at Barclay Meadow by Wendy Sand Eckel

Collector of Secrets by Richard Goodfellow

Intruder by Hakan Ostlundh

In a Dark, Dark Room by Ruth Ware

Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan

Investigation by J.M. Lee

Isolation by Mary Anna Evans

Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd

Musubi Murder by Frankie Bow

Swede by Robert Karjel

Vixen by Bill Pronzini

Drowning Ground by James Marrison

The Beat Goes On by Ian Rankin

In the Dark Places by Peter Robinson

Drowned Boy by Karin Fossum

Last Ragged Breath by Julia Keller

Long Upon the Land by Margaret Maron

Brush Back by Sara Paretsky

X is For…. By Sue Grafton

Devil’s Bridge by Linda Fairstein



New Mysteries July 2015

Run You Down by Julia Dahl
Death in Brittany by Jean-KLuc Bannalec
The Gentle Art of Murder by Jeanne M. Dams
Walking by Night by Kate Ellis
Bones of You by Debbie Howells
Sense of Deception by Victoria Laurie
Death by Tiara by Laura Levine
Taking Pity by David Mark
Case of the Dotty Dowager by Cathy Ace
Best Served Cold by Sally Spencer
Dead Certainty by Glenis Wilson
Study in Death by Anna Lee Huber
Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs
Badlands by C.J. Box
Fraud by Brad Parks
So Nude, So Dead by Ed McBain
Little Pretty Things by Lori Rader-Day
Down Among the Dead Men by Peter Lovesey
Potter's Field by Chris Dolan
After the Storm by Linda Castillo
Believe No One by A.D. Garrett
Deadly Election by Lindsey Davis
Death at Dovecote Hatch by Dorothy Cannell
Joy of Killing by Harry N. McLean
Time's Up by Janey Mack

Better Than Google

The good old days...How good were they?  Well, if you want an idea what life was like in the past, say the 1940s and 1950s, you could ask grandma and grandpa, or, you could log on to the Grey House database, which contains This is Who We Were and Working Americans.  Although it is not key word searchable, unfortunately, you can still find anecdotal and factual information by clicking on the table of contents of each volume to read the text. Both databases are based on print books, which are available to check out, but the on-line version is very convenient, and highly entertaining.

New Mysteries June 2015

Mr. Campion's Fox by Mike Ripley
Fatal Chapter by Lorna Barrett
Purl Up and Die by Maggie Sefton
Reluctant Matador by Mark Pryor
Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge
Corrupted Memory by Ray Daniel
Privy to the Dead by Sheila Connolly
Finders Keepers by Stephen King
Time of Death by Mark Billingham
Final Reveille by Amanda Flower
Flame Out by M.P. Cooley
Don't Go Home by Carolyn G. Hart
Checked Out by Elaine Viets
Murder on Amsterdam Avenue by Victoria Thompson
Thin Air by Ann Cleeves
Body in the Birches by Katherine Hall Page
Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton

Better Than Google

Technology moves faster than a superhero.  I heard a quote the other day “that technology used to change every one to two years, now its one to two days”!  How can one keep up with this impossibly quick pace?  No sooner have you mastered Word 2010, here comes Word 2013, which is significantly different from its earlier incarnation.  Innovations are being implemented every day, and it seems there is no way to keep up.

How can we help?  Then library staff offers wildly popular computer and device classes, but there are never enough of them.  Stymied by a lack of a dedicated computer lab, we have cobbled together a de facto computer lab in the conference room using eight laptops.  Thanks must certainly go to our patient and brilliant librarians, Veronica Reynolds and Brian Jennings who teach these classes, despite other pressing responsibilities (Head of Community Relations and Local History Librarian, respectively).

New Mysteries May 2015

Dark Side of the Road by Simon R. Green
Rock With Wings by Anne Hillerman
GBH by Ted Lewis
Good way to go by Peter Helton
Dead to the World by Susan Rogers Cooper
Gathering Prey by John Sandford
Devil's Making by Sean Haldane
Ming Tea Murder by Laura Childs
Neighing With Fire by Kathryn O'Sullivan
Pattern of Betrayal by Mae Fox
See Also Murders by Larry D. Sweazy
All the Wrong Places by Lisa Lieberman
June of Ordinary Murders by Conor Brady
Death wears a Beauty Mask by Mary Higgins Clark

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