Check It Out

Check It Out
Alafair Tucker is a strong woman, working on an Oklahoma farm with her husband and nine children. She is also a woman of strong opinions and her opinion is that her neighbor, Harley Day, is a drunkard and reprobate. So when his body is found frozen in a snowdrift one January in 1912, sheisn't surprised that his long-suffering family is celebrating. Alafair discovers his death isn't from natural causes since there is a bullet lodged behind his ear. Murder is the theme to Donis Casey's new novel, The Old Buzzard Had It Coming.

Award-winning author, Ed McBain, is back with the latest installment in the 87th Precinct series of mysteries. The detectives are stumped by a serial killer who does not fit the profile. Fiddlers unravels a mystery and examines the dreams we chase in the darkening hours.

The gang was restless and just looking for idle fun. Their victim was blinded and Paula Halstead had the bad luck to witness the game. After they finished with her, she killed herself. Curt Halstead will have vengeance on the men who raped and tortured his wife, even if it means entering into their world of sex, violence, and murder. Check out A Time of Predators, an Edgar Award mystery for best first novels, by Joe Gores.

Best-selling author Margaret Maron is back with another Deborah Knott mystery. Judge Deborah Knott has a severe case of anxiety in the final days before her December marriage to deputy sheriff, Dwight Bryant. But when a friend and colleague is shot on the icy drive home, Dwight becomes the lead detective and the judge is immediately involved. The wedding may be put on hold in Rituals of the Season.

Book Club

The Book Club offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book runs for five days, Monday through Friday. Some genre only offer selections every other week. Check out this service by registering at the library's Web site, and clicking on the book club icon. Online patrons can find the club at The following selections for the week of Oct. 3 are:

AUDIO BOOK: No selection for this week.

BUSINESS: The Cheating Culture, by David Callahan.

FICTION: The Known World, by Edward P. Jones.

GOOD NEWS: Traitors, by Andrew Snaden.

HORROR: No selection for this week.

MYSTERY: Bloodline, by Jeff Buick.

NON-FICTION: Ramblin' Man, by Ed Cray.

PRE-PUB: No selection this week.

ROMANCE: Temptation of a Proper Governess, by Cathy Maxwell.

SCIENCE FICTION: No selection for this week.

TEEN: The Thief in the House of Memory, by Tim Wynne-Jones.

Discover Your

Library � 2005

On Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. there will be a young adult book discussion and a movie. This will take place in the Community Room of the library.

The Vermillion Public Library is now open on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m.. The VPL On-Line Catalog can be found at http://vpl/

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