Detectives and Private Investigators

In search of some new mystery and crime series? Try some of these titles, featuring Detectives and Private Investigators.         Case Histories, by Kate Atkinson - Jackson Brodie series The Beekeeper's Apprentice, by Laurie R. King - Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series Cover Her Face, by P. D. James - Adam... Continue Reading →

Interview with CC Benison

C.C. Benison is the nom de plume of Douglas Whiteway, who was born sometime in the last century in Winnipeg, Canada, and was educated at the University of Manitoba and Carleton University, in Ottawa. He has worked as writer and editor for newspapers, including the Winnipeg Free Press, and for magazines, including Canada’s History (formerly The Beaver). He also contributes to nonfiction... Continue Reading →

Community Led and Needs Based

TBPL is working on its next five year Strategic Plan for the period 2019 – 2023. Previous plans have been produced by external consultants, but this time around we are doing it for ourselves. We are using a tried and tested method of community consultation – known as community conversations - which was developed in... Continue Reading →

Far North (66˚North), by Michael Ridpath

“Iceland was angry:” quite possibly my favourite opening line to date. With over 130 volcanoes, 30 to 40 of which are active, the resultant topography and climate have rendered Iceland somewhat mercurial, a tad tetchy. But that’s just the land.  With a pluckiness akin to the sisu of the Finns, Icelanders are a resilient and... Continue Reading →

The Alienist by Caleb Carr

I just started watching a new Anglo-Canadian television production set in the five boroughs of old New York in the 1880's. The show "Copper" is gritty, showing the harsh differences between the wealthy and the poor during the era. While it is original and both well acted and written, it keep reminding me of a... Continue Reading →

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