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June 22, 2009

Warm Sunshine and a Good Book

As June 21st was the summer solstice, welcome to the heart of summer. What's better than a picnic, some sunshine, and a good book this time of year? If you're looking for something lighter to read, the library offers a collection of legal fiction and movies relating to courts and the criminal justice system.

Here are some of our recent additions:

Lethal Legacy, by Linda Fairstein
Assistant district attorney Alex Cooper and her crew are drawn into the strange and privileged world of rich collectors, eccentric library trustees, and the treasures of the great New York Public Library after a librarian disappears and a woman's corpse turns up in the missing librarian's abandoned apartment.

The Lottery Winner: Alvirah and Willy Stories, by Mary Higgins Clark
Six crime stories featuring Alvirah Meehan, a former cleaning woman using the $40 million won in a lottery to sleuth for justice. Also appearing is her ex-plumber husband, Willie.

Point No Point, by Mary Logue
Deputy Sheriff Claire Watkins is faced with a difficult case when a friend of the family is suspected of killing his wife. Her investigation puts a great stress on her relationship with her husband. Things are further strained when the suspect attempts suicide, solidifying his guilt in Claire's mind. But what if she's wrong?

Red Knife: a Cork O'Connor Mystery, by William Kent Krueger
O'Connor is caught in the middle of a gang dispute between the Aurora Anglos and the Ojibwe Reservation Red Boyz, a situation that turns deadly when the Red Boyz leader and his wife are found murdered.

Sleeping Murder & the Murder at the Vicarage, by Agatha Christie
Includes the first and last case of the popular character, Miss Jane Marple.

West Wing
This boxed set includes the pilot script and a richly colored episode guide.

Books and audio books in the Prose & Cons Collection circulate for 30 days; videos circulate for 7 days. Eligible borrowers may contact our Reference Staff to check out these and other circulating library materials.

Please keep us in mind as a place to donate gently used legal fiction books, movies and TV shows. We’ll gladly add them to the Prose & Cons Collection for others to enjoy.

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