Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Defending JacobTitle to be discussed: Defending Jacob by William Landay.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, May 12, 6:30 pm.  Summary: "Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. When a shocking crime shatters his New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. As the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own--between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he's tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive."

"Who Done It?"

It's time to cook up a yummy dessert and gather at Maud Marks Library for the Mystery Book Club.  Wednesday, March 18th at 2 pm we will be discussing Open Season  by C J Box.   Joe makes some mistakes but that just makes him more human.  When he finds a local hunting outfitter dead, splayed out on the woodpile behind his state-owned home, he takes it personally!  Will this Wyoming game warden get his man?  If you need a copy of the book come by the library and pick one up.  Bring your favorite dessert to eat while we discuss whether the villains got their "just desserts"! 

Adult Programs This July @ your library

The Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library invites you to join us for our Adult Programs this July*.  We will continue with TGIF Programs, various book clubs (mystery, great books, two science fiction/fantasy clubs, and YA Book Club for Adults, Freeman Needlecrafters, Adult Crafts to Go, Clear Lake Area Writers (CLAW), and SCORE Counseling.

Registration for the Summer Reading Program (SRP) also continues all month. Participants are eligible to win a bookstore gift card or an eReader! 

Hundred-Dollar Baby

I had a long trip to make so I checked out the audio book Hundred-Dollar Baby by Robert B. Parker. In this title, Spencer is reunited with April Kyle. April had been a teenage prostitute that Spencer had rescued in the past. Now she’s grown up and she says she needs his help. However, as he tries to help her, more and more lies pile up, and then Ollie, a minor gangster, is killed. Spencer, and his sidekick Hawk, go between New York and Boston, trying to uncover the truth in this case. Spencer begins to wonder if he really saved April, and can he save her again this time?

New Zealand Mysteries

I have some relatives that live in New Zealand so I went looking for mysteries set in that beautiful country. I didn’t find too many! Maybe I need to go over there for an extended visit and write a mystery or two! However, I did find some that look interesting.Here they are:
Photo Finish

cover of Photo Finish

Vintage Murder


cover of Vintage murder
Departure Lounge

cover of Departure Lounge

Holidays in the Texas Hill Country - Not so merry

Mistletoe Man by Susan Wittig Albert set in the Texas Hill Country is an easy read featuring China Bayles.

National Mystery Month Movie!

Come and join us to watch a 1980's classic. Produced by Steven Spielberg and Henry Winkler, Directed by Barry Levinson, and written by Christopher Columbus, this sleeper is not incredibly well known, but still a great film.  The movie starts at 4pm on Monday, October 1.  It'll be a great way to kick off National Mystery Month.

A Different Kind of Farm

Farms are usually associated with images like clean air, open spaces, and growing crops, but a body farm is not your typical establishment.  Body farms are places where forensic anthropologists study human decomposition under a variety of conditions.  Texas is home to two such research facilities.  One is located at Texas State University in San Marcos and the other is hosted at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.  The information gathered on these farms is used to solve criminal investigations and tr

The Sandburg Connection: A Sam Blackman Mystery

  This is an easy read by Mark De Castrique with historical reference to the Civil War and Carl Sandburg.  Private detective Sam Blackman and his partner Nakayla follow a female suspect in a routine malpractice suit up a difficult mountain trail near Connemara in  North Carolina.  Th

Mystery Readers

Here are three great mystery series for those of you who are just starting to read books which are a little longer than the basic early reader. 

Nate the Great  [Book One]

Nate the Great solves the mystery of the missing picture.

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