Check It Out by Anne Marshall Adult Mystery Collection
Newcomer Julie A. Hyzy introduces a smart, feisty new mystery heroine, artist Annie Callaghan, as she gets involved in an incident that threatens to spin out of control. Hyzy has succeeded is building suspense and telling a good yarn in her surprise book, Artistic License.
In March 1102 Robert de Belleme, the Black Earl of Shrewsbury is summoned to appear before King Henry's Court. He has sided with the King's older brother, The Duke of Normandy, in an attempt to steal the King's throne. But murder overshadows these events in Simon Beaufort's mystery, The King's Spies.
Gifted storyteller, Joe R. Landsdale gives his readers a fast-moving and electrifying new novel. Sunset and Sawdust is a murder mystery set in a steamy backwater East Texas town during the Depression days.
When Chandra Bansi and her baby are burned to death, the police are anxious to get their race relations right. But the UK police are at the risk of getting their fingers burned in Up in Flames, by Geraldine Evans.
In an earlier time, Shan Tao Yun was an inspector stationed in Beijing. But he lost his job, position, family and his freedom when he ran afoul of a powerful figure high in the Chinese government. Award-winning author, Eliot Pattison, brings his fans another thriller in Beautiful Ghosts.
These new mysteries can be found in the mystery section of the new book shelves beyond the circulation desk.
Online Book Club
The Online Book Club Chapter-a-Day offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book will run five days (Monday-Friday), with a new book starting every Monday.
Check out this service by registering at the library's Web site, http://vpl.sdln.net, and clicking on the book club logo.
Selections for the week of June 7:
Audio Book: The Second Time Around, by Mary Higgins Clark.
Business: Presenting to Win, by Jerry Weissman.
Fiction: Mary of Bellingham, by Anneke Campbell.
Good News: Armando's Treasure, by Melody Carlson.
Horror: The Fraternity, by Stephen Gresham.
Mystery: Zero Hour, by Jerome Preisler.
Non-Fiction: Love at Goon Park, by Deborah Blum.
Pre-Pub: Bet Your Bottom Dollar, by Karin Gillespie.
Romance: Mad About Mia, by Millie Criswell.
Science Fiction: No selection for this week.
Teen Book: Lionboy, by Zizou Corder
The Online Book Club would love to hear from the Vermillion Public Library patrons. Starting in July the upcoming book lists can be located at www.dearreader.com/books. If you have any comments or suggestions concerning the Online Book Club or the new format, please send them your feedback at http://www.DearReader.com.
The Summer Reading Program begins the week of June 7, with the theme of Discover New Trails @ Your Library. The kick-off lunch will run from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, June 7 with hot dogs, chips and lemonade.
Thanks to Hy-Vee, Jones' Food Center, Choice Pharmacy and the Vermillion PTA for providing the food. Also, a thank you to the cooks from the Vermillion Community Theater. Discover your trail and sign-up for a summer of fun activities!
The Friends of the Vermillion Public Library now meet quarterly. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday evening, June 15, at 7 p.m. in the South Dakota Room of the library. Join The Friends to help plan future fund-raising events and consider purchases for the library.
The City Hall Advisory Committee is gathering information to assist in their study of how community needs can best be met. City hall surveys are available at the circulation desk of the library and can be returned to the library, Jones' Food Center, or the city hall.