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Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Posted June 27, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services,Readers Advisory,What We're Reading

Whoever is born here, is doomed to stay ’til death. Whoever settles, never leaves.

Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Muzzled, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children’s bed for nights on end. Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened or the consequences will be too terrible to bear.

Black Spring in the Hudson Valley of New York has been haunted by centuries by the Black Rock Witch, a woman who was convicted by the townspeople of witchery and tortured to death.  The town does not encourage people to move to town and moves visitors to leave before dark because if you stay too long, you can never leave.  As technology improves, the town council has come up with ways to track the movement of the witch and of the town residents.   The younger residents start to resent these restrictions and launch an offensive which has tragic consequences for everyone.

Reminiscent of a Stephen King novel, this dark fantasy will haunt your dreams for a long time.

Small Crimes

Posted October 17, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,What We're Reading

When you are short on time but still want to satisfy the craving for a great mystery, check out a mystery short story volume. They come in all types: from gritty police procedurals to warm, cozies. Here is a sampling:

A Hot and Sultlry Night for CrimeMom, Apple Pie and MurderDeadly HousewivesOnce Upon a Crime

Ripped From the Headlines

Posted October 15, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,What We're Reading

Sometimes fiction authors capture events or possible events so thoroughly that it feels as though you are reading about something that has actually happened or is happening now.

These books seem to have that knack for placing the reader right in the fray.

Sharp ObjectsThe Good WifeWe Need to Talk About KevinNineteen Minutes

China Bayles Mysteries

Posted October 13, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,What We're Reading

Chile DeathLove Lies BleedingRueful Death

A native of Illinois, Susan Albert Wittig writes mysteries with a garden vibe.

Here is her China Bayles Mystery series, in order:

Zombies: Enter At Your Own Risk

Posted October 11, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,What We're Reading


Tis the season…for Zombie Books.

If you are looking for an undead read, why not try one of these titles:

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