Madison Murder Mystery Ink

Madison Murder, Ink.: Envy the Night

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Revenge drives this superb stand-alone from Edgar-finalist Koryta (A Welcome Grave). Frank Temple II, a U.S. marshal, commits suicide after a tip leads to the exposure of his secret life as a hit man. Seven years later, Frank II's 24-year-old son, Frank Temple III, learns from an old Vietnam pal of his father's that the man who ratted out Frank II, Devin Matteson, is returning to Wisconsin from Florida. Temple heads to his father's cabin in remote Willow Flowage, Wis., to confront Matteson, who first recruited Frank II into the assassination game.

Madison Murder, Ink.: Krapp's Last Cassette

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

In her third outing, Quinn, a menopausal Seattle PI who’s currently bedeviled more by hot flashes than by unsolved cases, is hired to prove the existence of Danny Timpkins, a 15-year-old with AIDS whose published story of surviving childhood sexual abuse has inspired millions and whose fragile condition keeps him isolated. Her client is Alex Krapp, a Hollywood screenwriter who has come to love Danny while communicating with him only by phone (and recording the calls on cassettes).

Madison Murder, Ink. : Breakheart Hill

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

It is a story that began with love and led to the destruction of a young woman's life. It is a story that has not ended, even thirty years after the afternoon Kelli Troy's battered body was found on Breakheart Hill. Not for the small town of Choctaw, Alabama. Not for the handful of people Kelli knew in 1962, whose lives were changed forever by that day's shattering violence. And not for Dr. Ben Wade, once the boy who loved her, now one of Choctaw's revered citizens, and the only person who holds all the pieces of the complicated puzzle of what happened that summer long ago...

Madison Murder, Ink. : Gun Monkeys

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Charlie Swift just pumped three .38-caliber bullets into a dead polar bear in his taxidermist girlfriend’s garage. But he’s a gun monkey, and no one can blame him for having an itchy trigger finger. Ever since he drove down the Florida Turnpike with a headless body in the trunk of a Chrysler, then took down four cops, Charlie’s been running hard through the sprawling sleaze of central Florida. And to make matters worse, he’s holding on to some crooked paperwork that a lot of people would like to take off his hands.

Madison Murder Ink: The Two Minute Rule

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Two minutes, in and out, that's the rule for robbing banks in this page-turning action ride around L.A. from bestseller Crais (Hostage). Break that rule, and you can end up like Marchenko and Parsons, dying in a violent shoot-out on the streets, the fortune from their string of heists deeply hidden. Max Holman certainly knows the time limit better than most. Dubbed the "hero bandit" by the press, he got caught during a robbery after he stopped to perform CPR on a bank customer who had a heart attack.

Madison Murder, Ink.: Metzger's Dog

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

When Leroy "Chinese" Gordon and his friends break into a professor's lab at the University to steal pharmaceutical cocaine, they find a blueprint for throwing a large city into chaos. But how is the CIA to be persuaded to pay a suitable ransom unless someone actually uses the plan--throwing Los Angeles into chaos, for instance?

Madison Murder, Ink.: Case Histories: a novel

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

Madison Murder, Ink.: Christine Falls

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

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.

Madison Murder Mystery Ink - Saturday's Child

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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.

Madison Murder Mystery Ink - Pyres

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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.

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