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Madison Murder, Ink.: Christine Falls

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Benjamin Black
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Christine Falls

Pathologist Garret Quirke uncovers a web of corruption in 1950s Dublin surrounding the death in childbirth of a young maid, Christine Falls. Quirke is pulled into the case when he confronts his stepbrother, physician Malachy Griffin, who's altering Christine's file at the city morgue. Soon it appears the entire establishment is in denial over Christine's mysterious demise and in a conspiracy that recalls the classic film Chinatown. And the deeper Quirke delves into the mystery, the more it seems to implicate his own family and the Catholic church. Read more about Madison Murder, Ink.: Christine Falls

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Madison Murder Mystery Ink - Saturday's Child

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Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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0151013225
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Ray Banks
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Saturday's Child

Callum Innes, recently released from prison, works as an unlicensed PI in Manchester, England. His brother, Declan, has gone home to Edinburgh to kick his heroin habit, and Innes is determined to stay straight this time as well. Morris Tiernan, local crime boss and Innes's former employer, however, insists that he complete one final job: tracking down the blackjack dealer who has disappeared with Tiernan's 16-year-old daughter, Alison, and a sizable chunk of his money. Read more about Madison Murder Mystery Ink - Saturday's Child

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Madison Murder Mystery Ink - Pyres

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Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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9780312363970
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Derek Nikitas
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Pyres

15 year old Lucia Moberg lifts a CD out of a store in a shopping mall--and when she and her dad get into their car, there is a tap at the window. The next second her father's brains are on the dashboard. So begins the story of the ruin of her mother, whose home life is shrouded in darkness, a mysterious and menacing motorcycle gang, the real-to-life female cop out to crack the case, who is facing her own family's collapse, and the struggle for Lucia to piece together some semblance of a normal teenage life. Read more about Madison Murder Mystery Ink - Pyres

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Madison Murder Mystery Ink - Last Days

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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0980226007
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Brian Evenson
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Last Days

Intense and profoundly unsettling, Evenson's "Last Days" is a down-the-rabbit-hole detective novel set in an underground religious cult. The story follows Kline, a brutally dismembered detective forcibly recruited to solve a murder inside the cult. As Kline becomes more deeply involved with the group, he begins to realize the stakes are higher than he previously thought. Attempting to find his way through a maze of lies, threats, and misinformation, Kline discovers that his survival depends on an act of sheer will. Read more about Madison Murder Mystery Ink - Last Days

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Madison Murder Mystery Ink - The Little Sleep

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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9780805088496
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Paul Tremblay
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The Little Sleep

Mark Genevich is a South Boston P.I. with a little problem: he's narcoleptic, and he suffers from the most severe symptoms, including hallucinations. These waking dreams wreak havoc for a guy who depends on real-life clues to make his living. Clients haven't exactly been beating down the door when Mark meets Jennifer Times—daughter of the powerful local D.A. and a contestant on American Star—who walks into his office with an outlandish story about a man who stole her fingers. He awakes from his latest hallucination alone, but on his desk is a manila envelope containing risqué photos of Jennifer. Are the pictures real? Read more about Madison Murder Mystery Ink - The Little Sleep

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Madison Murder Mystery Ink - What the Dead Know

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Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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9780061128851
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Laura Lippman
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What the Dead Know

Baltimore County's Det. Kevin Infante investigates a hit-and-run in which the driver claims to be one of two sisters who had gone missing in 1975 and were presumed dead. Tight-lipped about what happened and where she's been, the woman is willing only to reveal bits and pieces of her story, none of which rings true to Infante, who must decide whether she is protecting herself because she's a victim or because she's a criminal. Read more about Madison Murder Mystery Ink - What the Dead Know

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PageTurners - The Zookeeper's Wife

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 12:30pm
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9780393061727
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Diane Ackerman
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The Zookeeper's Wife

The true story of how the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw--and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants--otters, a badger, hyena pups, lynxes--and keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her. Read more about PageTurners - The Zookeeper's Wife

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PageTurners - The Black Swan

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Friday, October 2, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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1400063515
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Author: 
Nassim Taleb
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The Black Swan

Taleb is concerned with black swans, i.e., unpredictable and improbable events that have great impact. Among the examples of these he cites are the rapid spread of the Internet and the 9/11 attacks. People endeavor to explain black swans after they occur, but they cannot do so in advance. Despite the crucial effects of these events, economists and other supposed experts in prediction fail to allow for them. Because of this failure, Taleb maintains that much business forecasting is useless.  Read more about PageTurners - The Black Swan

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PageTurners - The Lone Survivor

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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0316044695
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Marcus Lutrell
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The Lone Survivor

Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to be very close to Bin Laden with a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.  Read more about PageTurners - The Lone Survivor

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Knit 1, Read Too! - Olive Kitteridge

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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9781400062089
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Elizabeth Strout
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Olive Kitteridge

At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - Olive Kitteridge

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