Category Archives: Mystery and Crime

Mysteries, suspense

Le Guin, Allende, Bradbury & More, This Spring at Thrilling Tales!

This Spring Thrilling Tales, the library’s popular story time for grown ups, is branching out with new monthly evening events in addition to our regular lunch hour gatherings. Now in its 15th year, the program celebrates the joy of story with … Continue reading

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New Fiction Roundup – April 2018

4/3: America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo – When Hero De Vera arrives in the United States, haunted by the political upheaval in the Philippines and disowned by her parents, her aunt and uncle give her a fresh … Continue reading

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Time to Wine Down

One of my favorite activities for wine o’clock is to curl up with a book. Maybe a Full Bodied Murder mystery or A Case of Syrah, Syrah by chance. For more of a darker blend you could try a Deadly … Continue reading

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New Fiction Roundup – March 2018

March is packed full of family-centered novels; the month closes out with a duo of gripping psychological thrillers. 3/6: Census by Jesse Ball – Set in a world not-quite-our-own, a widower learns that he is dying and takes to the … Continue reading

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New Fiction Roundup – February 2018

From historical fiction to romance, mystery, and more, check out this selection of new titles coming out in February. 2/6: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones – Newlyweds Roy and Celestial are navigating their first year of marriage when Roy … Continue reading

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New fiction roundup – January 2018

1/2: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn – Recluse Anna Fox stays in her New York apartment, drinking wine, watching old movies, and spying on neighbors. Then she sees something shocking happen with the new family across the … Continue reading

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Our Top 10 Novels of 2017

… according to Seattle Public Library’s adult librarians The librarians here at the Seattle Public Library conferred, and here are our favorite ten novels published in 2017, from a debut mystery to the conclusion of a fantasy trilogy, a debut … Continue reading

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