All different kinds of mysteries this week! We've got YA, Agatha-Christie inspired, dark suspenseful thrillers, and more. Two side notes this week: we included The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse as a pick, and it is a well-reviewed title (by some outlets, although Kirkus ends their review with an understated "Oh dear"). As stated in the... Continue Reading →

Fantasy by Asian Authors

This week, we are suggesting fantasy titles by Asian authors. These fantasies are of many different types ranging from high fantasy to urban fantasy - something for everyone! Listen to the episode on your favourite podcast platform by searching for Read This Next or watch on our YouTube channel. Place your TPBL holds for print books... Continue Reading →

Readers’ Advisory – Thrillers

In need of a fast-paced novel, full of twist and turns, thrills and spills? Try one of these on-the-edge-of-your-seat page turners. *(CL) means that these titles are also available through Cloud Library, but if you prefer the hard copy version, they're all available for loan, unless otherwise indicated. Simply place a hold on any items... Continue Reading →

The Line Painter by Claire Cameron

      This book is a true page turner which provides the reader with a unique appreciation of the lines on long, lonely stretches of highway.  Cameron tells the story of Carrie, who embarks on a solo road trip north from her home in Toronto, after her boyfriend dies as a result of a... Continue Reading →

Interview with Bob Mayer

Bob Mayer is the grandfather of two future leaders of the Resistance Against the Machines, a NY Times Bestselling author, graduate of West Point, former Green Beret and the feeder of Cool Gus. He’s had over 75 books published and sold over 5 million, including the #1 series Time Patrol, The Green Berets, Area 51,... Continue Reading →

Interview with Kecia Bal

Kecia Bal is a former print journalist and the winner of the James Patterson MasterClass Co-Author Competition. She now writes books full-time. She and her family live in Pennsylvania. Shauna Kosoris: Prior to working on The Dolls with James Patterson you were working as a journalist for over a decade.  Did you have a hard... Continue Reading →

The Dolls by James Patterson with Kecia Bal

Imagine signing up for an online writing course and winning the opportunity to write a novel with the number one bestselling author in the world.  While this sounds like the premise for a book, it’s what happened to fledgling author Kecia Bal who won James Patterson’s Masterclass Co-Author competition. The result is a futuristic mystery... Continue Reading →

Interview with Lin Anderson

Lin Anderson has published twelve novels and one novella featuring forensic scientist Dr. Rhona MacLeod, which have been widely translated. Her short story Dead Close was chosen for the Best of of British Crime 2011 and is currently in development as a feature film. Also a screenwriter, her film River Child won a student BAFTA... Continue Reading →

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