Thrilling Tales for the Holidays

Now that Hallowe’en is past, we approach the holidays with visions of murder dancing in our heads. We’re talking about the next few months of Thrilling Tales – Seattle Public Library’s popular Story time for Grownups, of course!

It all starts this Sunday: November 17, 7 p.m. with a Storytime for Grownups at Third Place Books, Seward Park of the story Plan 19, by Jack Ritchie
Fred and Hector have cooked up eighteen separate plans for their big prison break, but it takes Big Duke to add that one missing ingredient. This time, they can’t fail!

Monday November 18, noon: Dances With Ghosts, by Joseph Bruchac. Harley Bigbear is haunted enough, without the angry ghosts of white men banging on his trailer door. Gritty Indian Country noir by this prize-winning Indigenous author.

Monday, December 2, noon: Gone As By Magic, by Richard Hardwick.
Frank Pilcher had vanished over a year ago, and nobody knew where – except me. I’m the one who buried him.

Monday, December 16, noon: Love Me, by Thomas Sniegoski.
This Christmas, ex-con Flynn just wanted to get his family back, but that fond holiday wish might just become his worst nightmare.

Wednesday, December 18, 8 p.m.: Twisted Christmas Tales and Cocktails at The Palace Theater & Art Bar, in Georgetown. Grab some nog or other liquid cheer and gather round the footlights as story sharer extraordinaire David brings you a collection of tales so deliciously dark, hilarious and yes, even a teensy bit heartwarming that you’ll be ready to take our Annual Season of Forced Cheer by storm!

Monday, January 13, noon: Walking Alone, by Miriam Allen deFord.
Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive, even if we’re just playing hooky from work!

Monday, January 27, noon: A Recipe for Murder, by James Holding. 
In this appetizing tale, we learn why Chef Andre’s world famous Potage Francois Premier is a soup to die for! Pack a sack lunch and come enjoy this tale of culinary crime.

    – Posted by David W.

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