The Jane Austen Book club is reading Margaret Maron this year. She's a North Carolina native whose first novel, "Bootlegger's Daughter" won every major mystery award for best first novel. That book was the first to feature Deborah Knott, whose colorful Daddy was a bootlegger. Deborah is an attorney who decides to take a stand against "mean-minded judicial pettiness" and take on the Old Boy's Club by running for a retiring judge's seat. The book for September was "Sand Sharks" and revolved around a murder at a Judges conference at the ocean.
Howard's book Katya's world drops us right into the action and takes us out on Katya's first voyage as a licensed sub navigator on the water planet Russalka. Katya is 15, nearly 16, and a prodigy. Her Uncle Lukyan, the sub owner, is very proud of her. As they are heading out, a Federal agent forces them to take him and a prisoner on board.
Don't miss our 2nd MiniMysteryConvention on Thursday, September 27th, at 7 pm in the McIntyre Room at the Carnegie Branch.
We will have fantastic book talks, great new books, fun book readings, and free refreshments. Bring your friends and family!
Rejoice, fans of the supernatural! Charlaine Harris and Toni Kelner have edited a new anthology of stories about vamps, werewolves, ghosts and the like – this time with an educational slant. A new Sookie Stackhouse story has her getting into trouble just because she took cupcakes for her nephew to his school in Playing Possum. Ilona Andrews has a story called Magic Tests in which teenage Julie is asked by her guardian to infiltrate a boardi
There is a genre called fan-fiction that continue the stories started in other books. In the world of Jane Austen fan-fic, there are thousands, and, although I haven’t read them all, I’ve certainly read more than my share. The most unusual of these books is For Darkness Shows the Stars, a fanfic “mashup” of JA’s Persuasion and dystopian science fiction.