Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Coolly brilliant policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a houseful of suspects, most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill. This is the first book in a series of Adam Dalgliesh mysteries by P.D. James.
During the 2015-16 school year, Dr. Carol Kelley will host an online Superintendent's Book Club for the entire community that will feature selections that highlight her educational philosophy and approach to managing District 97.
Explore the worlds of superheroes with fan-tastic books! No need to pre-read anything; just show up. For guys in grades 5-8.
A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice, from Bryan Stevenson, one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
New York Times bestselling author Stephen Kinzer guides readers through Rwanda's unique history and tells the story of how Rwandan President Paul Kagame has lead the country from genocide to reconciliation and economic transformation.
In Words on Wednesday, expect stimulating conversation about fiction and nonfiction titles selected by Adult and Teen Services librarians. Copies of the book will be available in the Main Library's Lobby one month before the discussion.
Each month we'll ask you to make two recipes from a designated cookbook: we'll choose the first recipe and ask you to make it at home; you choose the second and bring it to our discussion to share. We'll meet to discuss both recipes and to sample the one you chose.
This novel that relates the oft-mentioned but never revealed story of Rumpole's first case, the Penge Bungalow affair. Looking back half a century into a very different world, Rumpole recalls a man accused of murdering his father and his father's friend with a pistol taken from a dead German pilot. It was this trial and its outcome that put Rumpole on the map and shaped him into a cantankerous defender of justice.
Enter a world of espionage and intrigue in this beautifully researched book about female spies during the Civil War. By bestselling author Karen Abbott, this is a gripping narrative of American history that reads like a novel but reminds us that truth is more thrilling than fiction.
In this candid, personal history, Roger Ebert chronicles his loves, losses, and obsessions; his struggle and recovery from alcoholism; his marriage; his politics; and his spiritual beliefs. He writes about his years at the Chicago Sun-Times, his colorful newspaper friends, and his life-changing collaboration with Gene Siskel. He remembers his friendships with Studs Terkel, Mike Royko, and Oprah Winfrey.
The book is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer, from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it, to a radical new understanding of its essence.
In Read & Reflect, we read and discuss a thoughtful selection of nonfiction titles ripe for meaningful discussion. Books are available at Dole Branch one month before the discussion.