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Just Desserts Mystery Group

Posted by Pamela Bobker on October 28th, 2016

Join us Tuesday November 1 at 6:30 pm to discuss Maine author Maureen Milliken’s Cold Hard News. 

 cold-hard-newsThe snowbanks in a small Maine town start to melt, and the town’s secrets begin to emerge. Bernie O’Dea, the editor of the Peaks Weekly Watcher, is jazzed to finally have a big story to cover when a body is found in a melting snowbank. But as spring turns into a long, hot, explosive summer in Redimere, Maine, the story gets bigger — maybe too big for Bernie to handle. As secrets are revealed, the town is ripped in half and the body count rises, Bernie if forced to question her part in the town’s tragic tale, a part that may cost her and others their lives.

Just Desserts Mystery Discussion group meets in the library’s seminar room and potluck desserts are shared.

Our December selections will be the Hamish Macbeth series by M.C. Beaton, starting with Death of a Gossip.

Mystery Author Chris Holm – Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on October 8th, 2016

killing-kind-coverPresentation and book signing by Chris Holm, author of The Killing Kind.

Gulf of Maine will be offering copies of "The Killing Kind" for sale.

Free refreshments will be provided by Bohemian Coffee Shop.

This novel is so fast-moving, so expertly arranged, every piece fitting together with a well-oiled snap, that it feels weaponized. Read it. Or else.
— New York Times Book Review (An Editors’ Choice)

  • Strand Magazine’s Top Book of 2015
  • A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015
  • Nominated for a Barry, a Lefty, and a Macavity Award
  • Winner of the Anthony Award for Best Novel
  • Named a Buzz Book 2015 by Publishers Marketplace!

Michael Hendricks kills people for money. That aside, he’s not so bad a guy. Once a covert operative for a false-flag unit of the U.S. military, Hendricks was presumed dead after a mission in Afghanistan went sideways. He left behind his old life—and beloved fiancée—and set out on a path of redemption… or perhaps one of willful self-destruction.

Now Hendricks makes his living as a hitman entrepreneur of sorts: he only hits other hitmen. For ten times the price on your head, he’ll make sure whoever’s coming to kill you winds up in the ground instead. Not a bad way for a guy with his skill-set to make a living—but a great way to make himself a target.

Day & Time: Tuesday, October 18th, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Pamela Bobker 725-5242 X214 | pbobker@curtislibrary.com

Mystery Author Amy Ray – Tuesday October 4, 7 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on September 29th, 2016

dangerous-denialPresentation and book signing by Amy Ray, author of Dangerous Denial.

Denying the past proves deadly for BK Hartshaw and Trevor Mayhew in this gripping noir novel where nothing is as it seems. BK is a rising star at a public relations firm, and tonight’s charity ball should be a high point in her career. But a closely guarded secret threatens to destroy her chance for happiness with the only man she’s ever loved… a man who is also hiding a deadly secret. Trevor has tried to put the past behind him, pretending it never happened. But the conniving father he’s been running from for years has finally found him—and is determined to settle the score once and for all. BK and Trevor’s deeply buried secrets are about to catch up with them—and everyone they know and love. Who will pay the ultimate price for their dangerous denials?

Publisher’s Weekly reviewed the novel as part of the ABNA contest, saying:

The sins of the parents are visited upon their children in this entertaining thriller. BK’s (short for Beatrice Karen) and Trevor’s lives collide when a charity ball erupts into violence. Tightly plotted suspenseful moments and a deftly-executed plot twist combine to keep readers holding onto this novel until the wee hours.

Day & Time: Tuesday October 4th, 7 PM

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

Contact: Pamela Bobker 725-5242 X214 | pbobker@curtislibrary.com