Madison Murder Mystery Ink

Madison Murder, Ink.: Bury Me Deep

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

 

In October 1931, a station agent found two large trunks abandoned in Los Angeles's Southern Pacific Station. What he found inside ignited one of the most scandalous tabloid sensations of the decade.

Madison Murder, Ink.: Wicked City

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

 

In 1955, Look magazine called Phenix City, Alabama, “The Wickedest City in America,” but even that may have been an understatement. It was a stew of organized crime and corruption, run by a machine that dealt with complaints forcefully and with dispatch. No one dared cross them - no one even tried. And then the machine killed the wrong man.

Madison Murder, Ink.: Small Crimes

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Joe Denton, a corrupt cop, has just been paroled from the county jail in Bradley, Mass., after serving seven years for his drug-fueled assault on D.A. Phil Coakley, whose face was horribly disfigured in the attack. Denton's parents, with whom he's staying temporarily, are uncomfortable having him back in their lives. Likewise, Denton's former colleagues on the force are uneasy. Gang boss Manny Vassey, who's ill with terminal cancer, threatens to cut a deal with Coakley that would expose the tangled webs of graft and violence that have governed Bradley.

Madison Murder, Ink.: Small Crimes

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Zeltserman's breakthrough third crime novel deserves comparison with the best of James Ellroy. Joe Denton, a corrupt cop, has just been paroled from the county jail in Bradley, Mass., after serving seven years for his drug-fueled assault on D.A. Phil Coakley, whose face was horribly disfigured in the attack. Denton's parents, with whom he's staying temporarily, are uncomfortable having him back in their lives. Likewise, Denton's former colleagues on the force are uneasy.

Madison Murder, Ink.: Thumbprint

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The death of a travelling salesman in the forest of Gerzenstein appears to be an open and shut case.  Sergeant Studer is confronted with an obvious suspect and a confession to the murder.  But nothing is what it seems.  Envy, hatred, sexual abuse and the corrosive power of money lie just beneath the surface.  Studer's investigation soon splinters the glassy facade of Switzerland's tidy villages, manicured forests and seeminly placid citizens.

Madison Murder, Ink.: Body Blows

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Ex-boxer Joe Grundy is embroiled in the intrigues of his own boss, millionaire Leo Alexander, the owner of Vancouver's Lord Douglas Hotel. Somebody has murdered Leo's live-in servant and not-so-secret lover, and Grundy has to get to the bottom of the incident in order to clear the man he's forged a bond with since first coming to work for him as security for the hotel.

Madison Murder, Ink.: The Last Child

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Johnny Merrimon was thirteen when his twin sister disappeared.  Now, one year later, she is presumed dead.  His mother is devastated, his father gone, and life will never be the same.  But Johnny has a map, a bike, and a plan.  He's going to find his sister, even if he has to track down every dangerous character in the county--a do-or-die mission that troubles police detective Clyde Hunt.  He's also been searching for Johnny's sister, and he knows to what dark places a case like this can lead.

Madison Murder, Ink.: In the Shadow of Gotham

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Stefanie Pintoff’s acclaimed and award-winning debut is the taut historical tale of Detective Simon Ziele, a man who lost his fiancée in the 1904 General Slocum ferry disaster and thereafter flees New York City for Dobson, New York, to escape the memories of her death. But months into his tenure, he catches the worst homicide of his career: a young woman brutally murdered in her own

Madison Murder, Ink.: Mafiya

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Some crimes cry for vengeance, like the one that washes Rachel Wilson up on a beach, her head bald, her body mutilated. It’s a cry that Agnes Lynn, a hooker gone straight and Rachel’s long-time friend, can’t ignore. Steely and resourceful, with a determination impervious to fear, Agnes aims to settle scores with pimps and porn kings—and unwittingly, blindly, sets herself in the path of the formidable Russian mob boss Viktor Timkin.

Madison Murder Ink.:Severance Package

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

 

Jamie DeBroux’s boss has called a special meeting for all “key personnel” at 9:00 a.m. on a hot Saturday in August.

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