Murphy Mysteries: Murder on a Bad Hair Day

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Murder on a Bad Hair Day by Anne George

Meet a Local Author: Stephanie Osborn

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meet a Local Author: Stephanie Osborn
Cost: free
Location: Main Library Auditorium

Cupid's Café - the books of Mary Kay Andrews

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Mary Kay Andrews is the author of the New York Times bestselling Savannah Breeze as well as Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies and Savannah Blues. A former reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she wrote ten critically acclaimed mysteries, including the Callahan Garrity mystery series, under her "real" name, which is Kathy Hogan Trocheck. 

The books of Nicola Cornick

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

For the first 18 years of her life Nicola lived in Yorkshire, within a stone's throw of the moors that had inspired the Brontë sisters. She wrote bits and pieces of novels in her spare time but never finished any of them. Eventually, she sent in the first three chapters of a Regency romance to a publisher and, although they were rejected, she found she had become so addicted to writing that she could not stop. Happily, her third attempt was accepted and she has never looked back.

The books of Kimberly Lang

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Kimberly Lang hid romance novels behind her textbooks starting in junior high, and even a master's program in English couldn't break the obsession with dashing heroes and Happily Ever After. A ballet dancer turned English teacher, Kimberly married an electrical engineer and turned her life into an ongoing episode of "When Dilbert Met Frasier." She and her Darling Geek live in beautiful North Alabama with their one Amazing Child--who, unfortunately, shows an aptitude to sports.

The books of Lyn Stone

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

While working at Boeing as an illustrator, Stone had the idea of trying to freelance book covers. Since she liked to paint faces and figures, romance novels seemed a logical choice. While studying the market on covers, she became firmly hooked on the contents of the books and decided to try writing instead. Lyn feels a special affinity for England and Scotland with their wonderful castles and intriguing history. The American South and Southwest are her favorite settings for contemporary adventures.

The books of Stephanie James

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Jayne Ann Castle Krentz with her seven pennames, including Stephanie James, is considered a pillar in the contemporary romance genre. She frequently uses "Jayne Ann Krentz" for present-day novels, "Jayne Castle" (her birth name) for futuristic novels, and "Amanda Quick" for historicals.

Gurley Girls Book Club: The Safety of Secrets

Location: Gurley Public Library
Date: Monday, June 22, 2009 - 9:30am - 10:30am

The Safety of Secrets by DeLauné Michel

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: The Body In the Attic

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Faith packs up the kids and her catering business for a semester's stint in Cambridge, where her minister husband, Tom, will teach at Harvard and serve the homeless. In the rambling old house the family inhabits in Cambridge, Faith's children find an old wardrobe that contains . . . not Narnia but a diary from 1946.

Eleanor Murphy Book Club: The Body Farm

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

In rural North Carolina, the brutal murder of eleven-year-old Emily Steiner has shaken a small town. But more disturbing are the details of the crimes, chillingly reminiscent of the handiwork of a serial killer who has eluded the unit for years. Into this volatile atmosphere comes Scarpetta's ingenious, rebellious niece Lucy, an FBI intern with a promising future in Quantico's computer engineering facility--until she is accused of a shocking security violation.

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