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Prague Fatale

 

This month readers will see new growth on several long-running popular mystery series.

Donna Leon's "Beastly Things" is the 21st novel in her Commissario Guido Brunetti series. Venetian police inspector Brunetti's case involves an unidentified murdered corpse found in a canal. The investigation leads him to a nearby slaughterhouse and to contemplation of human kindness.
Anne Perry began her Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series...

Heat Wave

 

Do you enjoy watching ABC's "Castle"? Is there something about the chemistry between Richard Castle and Kate Beckett that glues you to your television? Is the hiatus just too long before the next week rolls around again and you can indulge your addiction?

Fortunately for people like us, the St. Louis County Library has a solution to this horrible dilemma. In case you didn't know already, Hyperion Publishing has released three books written by Richard Castle starring our favorite New York detective, Nikki Heat. When the first came out,...

About that Night

These authors will make you chuckle and then peeking around to see if anyone heard you.


"About That Night" by Julie James comes out on April 3rd. Ahh, nothing like giving the guy who stood you up on your first date a hard time, especially when he's a handsome, billionaire, genius. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rylann Pierce gets that chance, when her star witness in no other than Kyle...

Dead Man's Bones

 

You know that guy with "photshopped abs" in the film "Crazy, Stupid, Love"? No? Even if you missed last fall's comedy hit, you should know his name is Ryan Gosling. The former Mickey Mouseketeer has a band called Dead Man's Bones. The self-titled debut is a...

The Ultimate Cake Mix Cookie Book

 

"The Ultimate Cake Mix Cookie Book: more than 375 delectable cookie recipes that begin with a box of cake mix ," by Camilla V. Saulsbury, makes baking cookies a piece of cake. Literally. Over 375 cookie recipes that start from cake mix, add a little twist, and hey presto! Delicious cookies that don't require starting all the way from square one and also have both the benefit...

Meet Your Favorite Author at the Library

 

SLCL has one of the best author series in the country. Where else can you meet the country's best-selling writers, for free? This spring and summer we're bring a variety of literary talent to St. Louis, including young adult and children's authors, historians, suspense writers and award-winning novelists. You can view the full line-up of events on the Meet the Author blog. Unable to attend? You can view pictures from author events on our...

101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic

 

As we approach the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, readers may want to brush up on facts or enjoy a story inspired by the tragic events of April 15, 1912.

"101 Things You Thought You Knew about the Titanic - But Didn't!" by Tim Maltin and Eloise Aston addresses myths and misconceptions about the sinking of the Titanic. The book is a collection of brief chapters on individual questions, rather than a narrative history....

Tamara Drewe

 

"Tamara Drewe" is a breezy English film that resembles a French farce. Tamara returns to the village of her youth to sell the family home. Now a well-known journalist with a nose job, Tamara has evolved from the plain girl-next-door to hot chic up the street with her choice of men. The options include an ex-boyfriend who saw beyond her former big nose, but now has a chip on his shoulder. A...

The Pirate

 

 

I'm a fan of rom coms, well done ones that is, so a couple of years ago out of desperation I started to watch some of the classics. I was hooked, and couldn't believe I hadn't watched them before.  If you try a couple of these classics on for size, you won't regret it, and you might just discover some new movies worth watching over and over. Or you could rediscover movies you've seen and loved, but just haven't watched in years.

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Tina's Mouth

 

Not all young adult lit is vampires and dystopian future worlds. Some deal with plain old-fashioned teen angst.  Case in point: "Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary" by Keshni Kashyap. Even adult readers will enjoy this trip back to the tumultuous world of teenage drama. Tina is a 15-year-old Indian-American, living in California, dealing with all the usual teenage afflictions--...

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