Mystery

Femme Fatales...Hardboiled Detectives... Red Hot Houston Noir Coming to your Library

Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, each set in a single city, with the long-awaited Houston Noir, released in May 2019. Join the editor (and Houston's first poet laureate, Gwendolyn Zepeda) and authors from this exciting collection at a library near you for readings, workshops, mystery, and mayhem!

Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library
June 5, 6:30 PM
The editor and authors, including local Larry Watts, will talk about crafting dark stories in Clear Lake, Sunset Heights, and other Houston-area settings. Aspiring noir writers welcome!

Spring Branch Memorial Branch Library
June 6, 6:30 PM, 
Mystery writers, come to a workshop designed to jumpstart your imaginations. Get tips on story- and submission-crafting from award-winning novelist Stephanie Jaye Evans and editor Gwendolyn Zepeda.

Lone Star College - CyFair Branch Library
June 12, 7:00 PM
Join Houston’s former poet laureate and champion slam poet Deborah DEEP Mouton as she and other authors read from stories set throughout the city. Prepare for an interactive experience!

All events are free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing at each event.

Adults - Monday, 1/14 @ 7:30 PM - Freeman Mystery Book Group Reads Andrew Vachss!

 

The Freeman Mystery Book Group is a gathering of mystery book enthusiasts. No registration is required. A new author is chosen each month.

For the January meeting, we will discuss mysteries by author Andrew Vachss. Read any of his books and come share your thoughts, or just tell us what mysteries you've been reading! Check the library catalog to request items or contact the library for assistance.

The Freeman Mystery Book Group is supported by the Friends of Freeman Library

Adults - Mon. 11/12 - Freeman Mystery Book Group Featuring Peter Spiegelman

 

The Freeman Mystery Book Group is a gathering of mystery book enthusiasts. No registration is required. A new author is chosen each month.

For the November meeting, we will discuss mysteries by author Peter Spiegelman. Read any of his books and come share your thoughts or just tell us what mysteries you've been reading! Check the library catalog to request items or contact the library for assistance.

The Friends of Freeman Library support the Freeman Mystery Book Group. 

Adults - Please Join Us Monday, 11/19 @ 7 PM For Our NEW Book Club --> Freeman Page Turners

 

Our 1st Book Discussion will be on: You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott. When the mother of a teen gymnastics prodigy probes into a murder investigation, she uncovers unpleasant truths. Join us for a discussion of a story that explores the dark side of relentless ambition.

*Pick up a copy of the book behind the Adult Reference Desk.

The Freeman Page Turners Book Club is supported by the Friends of Freeman Library.

Mysteries by Way of India

mysteries by way of indiaLooking for more titles similiar to this month's I Love a Mystery Book Club selection, The Rising Man, by Abir Mukherjee? Check out our shortlist of Mysteries by Way of India including, books, eBooks, and movies.

I Love a Mystery Book Club
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
12:00pm, LRNC 131

June book discussion

Our book discussion this month takes place on Tuesday, June 27 at 2 p.m. We are reading Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan. Stop by and pick up a copy!

Book Hunters in Brief #126: Murder on the Beach

There's something about stories of trouble in paradise that strike a particularly resonant chord with humans--Judaism and Christianity are far from the only religions that begin with a fall from an earthly Eden. Why? Beats me, but its something for us all to ponder this summer as we lay on a beach with a tall frosty one beside us and the sand between our toes. Book Hunters has a few suggestions to fill your beach bag with.

Palm Beach Nasty by Tom Turner

One Step Behind

I love reading mysteries with hard-boiled, troubled detectives. I just finished reading one of the Kurt Wallander mysteries. Kurt is a Swedish police detective and he battles with the changes in Swedish society. Crime is increasing and he feels inadequate, as do many of his department. In the start of this book, a murderer kills three young people when they are celebrating Midsummer by having a picnic. Everyone thinks they've gone off on a trip, but one parent is sure that there is something wrong, even though she's been receiving postcards from her daughter. When the bodies are revealed, Wallander and his team go after the killer who always seems to be both one step ahead of them and One Step Behind. I enjoy the character of Wallander and the look at Swedish society. 


One Step Behind

 

Waiting for Harry ???

If you're waiting for the newest Harry Bosch mystery, The Crossing, you may want to read some other gritty, hard boiled detective stories. Harry is unique, but these good reads also. 

Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child

Wil Hardesty novels by Richard Barre

Derek Strange and Terry Quinn mysteries by George P Pelecanos

Department Q mysteries by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Charlie Resnick mysteries by John Harvey

cover of The Marco Effect

 

What I've Been Reading

Here's what I've been reading lately..Almost finished with the Harry Bosch series, and found a new author. 


cover of Gods of Guilt

Gods of Guilt 


cover of the Burning Room

The Burning Room


cover of The Nature of the Beast

The Nature of the Beast

A Firing Offense

A Firing Offense

What have you been reading???

 

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