Clara Maynard's blog

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

Our twelve year old detective, Flavia de Luce, lives on her family’s run down estate in post WWII England. At the beginning of The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches she is awaiting the return of her mother who disappeared years ago. While she is with the rest of her family at the train station a man tries to speak to Flavia. Then he suddenly falls under the train. Or is he pushed? Flavia is charming as always, cynical and witty, yet young enough to give her bike a name and personality. Secrets about Flavia’s family are revealed and the stage is set for future stories. 

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Come get a free Book!

The Friends of the Aldine Library and World Book Night US are giving away free copies of Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim. They do this to spread the love of reading. So come by on Wed. April 23 at 3 pm to get your free copy! First come, first served! Come early as supplies are limited!

Same Difference

 

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A Poem in Your Pocket

We're celebrating National Poetry Month! Bring us a poem, either one you wrote or a favorite poem. Once we see it, we will enter you in a prize drawing for a free mini tote bag. There will be three winners. We'll accept entries until closing on Thursday, April 24. 

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The Dinosaur Feather

There is a mystery in The Dinosaur Feather but the main focus of this Danish novel is the character development. Anna Bella Nor is working furiously on her PhD dissertation. Then one of her academic advisors, Dr. Lars Helland, is found dead with her thesis on his lap. Anna deals with the police detective, and her toddler while she worries about her studies. Along the way she discovers some unsettling truths about her childhood, and then starts to investigate the murder herself. I enjoyed this award winning mystery and I’ll look forward to any future translations of S.J....

Bake Sale!

Everyone enjoyed lots of home made cookies, cheesecake, and pastries at our Aldine teen bake sale. Best of all, the teens raised money for a very important project! If you bought some goodies, thanks for supporting our teen programs.

picture of teens at the bake sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dead To Me

Dead To Me

 

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New Mysteries!

Here are some new mysteries that you might be interested in:
Bad Wolf by Nele Neuhaus
The body of a 16 year old girl is found on a German river bank. Who is she?

cover of Bad Wolf

 

 

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Lasso Some Mysteries!

Every year the Texas Library Association chooses the best adult fiction for their Lariat Reading List. There are some interesting mysteries on the list this year. Check them out!

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Burial Rites

 

The Fate of Katherine Carr

On the way to a family event, I took along the audio version of The Fate of Katherine Carr by Thomas H. Cook. I recently acquired a copy of his book, The Crime of Julian Wells, and have become interested in his...

The Silence of Our Friends

The Aldine teens will be meeting and discussing The Silence of Our Friends on Friday, Feb. 21st at 3 pm. There will be pizza and lively conversation. Come and join us!

cover of The Silence of Our Friends

 

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