Category Archives: Mystery and Crime

Mysteries, suspense

Page to Screen: My Cousin Rachel.

It was my idea, after all. Lately as we’ve seen readers and filmgoers gobbling up great twisty psychological suspense such as Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, I kept thinking they should make a fresh version Daphne Du Maurier’s … Continue reading

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Thrilling Tales, All Summer Long.

For over a decade, every other Monday at noon listeners have flocked to Thrilling Tales, the Library’s story time for grownups, spending their lunch hour rapt in suspenseful narratives. Janice Leadingham, a local bookseller said in a recent article in City Arts: “Especially for impatient … Continue reading

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Fiction new book roundup – June 2017

Whether you’re on the bus or on the beach, here are some new fiction titles to get your summer reading under way. 6/13: The Changeling by Victor LaValle – Antiquarian book dealer Apollo Kagwa has built a happy family life … Continue reading

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A Respite in Provence

The dark, dank atmosphere of England, Scotland, and Scandinavia lends itself to wonderful mysteries to savor. Such mystery masters like Peter Robinson, Henning Mankell, Ian Rankin, Deborah Crombie, Mark Billingham, Peter Lovesey, Camilla Lackberg, Tana French and Adrian McKinty are … Continue reading

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Rio Reads

Today begins the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Watching televised coverage of the Games, you will surely see glimpses of life in Rio in the background. If you want to round out your sports viewing with a … Continue reading

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Book Bingo: Recommended by an Independent Bookstore

Join The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures for our 2nd annual Summer Book Bingo for adults! Follow us throughout the summer for reading suggestions based on each category. Our guest blogger today is Emily from Ada’s Technical Books & Café in Capitol Hill; Ada’s Technical … Continue reading

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Seattle Repertory Theatre’s “Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem” – Beyond the Theatre

~posted by Rebecca K. Not that he has ever strayed far from popular imagination, but mastermind detective Sherlock Holmes has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. The BBC’s whip-smart series “Sherlock” starring Benedict Cumberbatch has earned high critical acclaim and … Continue reading

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