Check It Out

Check It Out By Anne Marshall
Vermillion Public Library New Adult Mysteries As the full-time owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and a part-time sleuth, Betsy Devonshire has become skilled at weaving suspicious threads together. When one of her regulars unwittingly becomes involved in a deadly delivery of exotic antiquities, Betsy fears something is seriously warped.  Monica Ferris, USA Today bestselling author, brings her fans another suspenseful mystery in Thai Die. The summer of 1898 finds Austria terrorized by a killer who the press calls "Vienna's Jack the Ripper."Four bodies have already been found, but when the painter Gustav Klimt's female model becomes the fifth victim, the police finger him as the culprit.  The artist is already scandalized Viennese society with his erotically charge modern paintings.  Author J. Sydney Jones has written 12 books and knows old Vienna inside and out. His latest novel, The Empty Mirror, gives readers and lovers of early 1900's European art a spectacular mystery. Book Club The Book Club offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book runs for five days, Monday through Friday.  Some genres 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 also find the club at su.cfm?x=470596. The following selections for the week of March 2, 2009 are: AUDIO BOOK: No selection for this week. BUSINESS: Satisfied Customers Tell Three Friends, Anger Customers Tell 3,000, by Pete Blackshaw. FICTION: The Art of Keeping Secrets, by Patti Callahan Henry. GOOD NEWS: The Secret's in the Sauce, by Kathy Herman. MYSTERY: Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof, by Blaze Clement. NON-FICTION: A Comrade Lost and Found, by Jan Wong. PRE-PUB:  No selection for this week. ROMANCE: To Wed a Wicked Prince, by Jane Feather. SCIENCE FICTION:  No selection for this week. TEEN: The Devil's Breath, by David Gillman. THRILLER: No selection for this week. Vermillion Public Library Upcoming Activities Free tax preparation by certified community volunteers is scheduled for Saturdays on Feb. 28, March 28, and April 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. For more information, please call the library at 677-7060. Celebrate Vermillion's 150 years of city hood, 1859-2009, by listening to a CD, Vermillion Sesquicentennial Kick Off Event: "Unchained Melodies." This audio CD commemorates the kick off of a year of activities.

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