It's been another great year for debut mysteries, so if you're searching out a new mystery author to read, try one of these. Running the gamut of mystery sub-genres, time periods, and locations, the listed titles are some of the most popular among our WPPL mystery readers. (Quoted descriptions are from Booklist, Publisher's Weekly, and Library Journal.)
Tis the season to be grateful for our many blessings. It’s also the time of year when we’re reminded that it truly is better to give than receive. Canned food drives, clothing collections and caroling at the local nursing home - all activities that are frequentl
Doctor Who celebrates it's 50th anniversary on Nov. 23, 2013. To help get you in the mood and perhaps catch up with the ever-expanding places, people, & things associated with The Doctor, here are some suggestions.
"The Machine of Death", edited by Ryan North (et al.), is an anthology of original stories bound together by a central premise. A machine was invented that can tell how you are going to die. No dates, no details. Just a slip of paper with a few words spelling out your ultimate fate -- at once all-too specific and maddeningly vague.
Greetings EDGE readers:
Some of you have been asking about the speakers for our October 30 program. The group is called ORBS—Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits. The crew, 8 in all, investigate reported cases of haunting utilizing psychics and sophisticated equipment and drawing on the skills and knowledge of a number of talented investigators and religious people. They're home base is right here in Ohio, but their investigations take them throughout the country.
Members of the crew pictured here, left to right are Chris Page, founder; Amy Cobb, co-founder; and Karlo Kuzic, project manager.
The group has been together since 2007 investigating paranormal phenomena in both public buildings and private homes. Their media projects include the all-talk paranormal radio show, Forgotten Voices, and episodes of the Animal Planet series, The Haunted; the Biography Channel series, My Ghost Story and the History Channel 2 series, Haunted History.
If you really want to know what they're about check out their website at www.bandedspirits.com. You can spend hours exploring here, there's so much information.
Be sure to register to attend the October 30 program. Ask at any public service desk, call 440-250-5460 or click HERE to sign-up online.
As we move further into fall, our days are cooler and sunsets arriving sooner. The comfortable temperatures and beautiful fall foliage coax many of us outside for walking, hiking and biking.
That's the premise of "BRIEF GRISLYS", the new horror anthology selected and edited by John R. Mabry.
I was just thinking of my son singing a song in the car, and he heard “on my lawn” when the actual lyrics were, “all night long”. Of course, now I can’t remember the song! Anyhoo, that made me think of mondegreens.
There are a couple of pieces of big news for users of our Overdrive ebook services:
October is the perfect time to dive into the oeuvre of Roger Corman!
Popularly known as the "King of the B-Movie", his influence on modern American cinema is almost incalculable. For every quickie "exploitation" film he made, he also delivered well-respected art films or "message" pictures. In 2009, he was honored with an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement.