Eco isn’t easy to read, but his stories are mesmerizing. This is a mystery based in the world of ideas, religion, philosophy, and occultism, starting with a joke among friends, and turning serious. Well worth the effort and time it takes to read it. Catalog link
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Virginia wine country, the EPA, a Senate race, local elections, a budding alcoholic sister, miscommunication with her winemaker and the need to protect her beloved doctor are Lucie Montgomery’s concerns in this second volume of Crosby Virginia wine country mysteries. Applying Occam’s Razor is a standard procedure for detectives and therefore mystery writers and readers. […]
Maisie Dobbs, the first book of a wonderful series of mysteries, establishes the historical and psychological basis for Masie’s behavior. The reader is introduced to an intellectual, motivated to succeed adolescent who by demonstrating her intellect and by accepting the help of her patrons becomes a compassionate detective in post World War I England. The […]
An encyclopedia of trivia and historical information about the South. Perfect book for 5 minute reading sessions at bedtime except for the fact that the reader might be tempted to keep reading. Wide range of historical and cultural information. (Not in library collection)
This is the third in a series of mysteries featuring Oscar Wilde and his friend Robert Sherard, in kind of a Holmes/Watson relationship. I enjoyed the first 2 books, but found this one a little difficult to get through. It’s basically a prequel to the previous books, going back to the time when Wilde and […]
Durham County Library presents How To Do Drag: A “Werk”shop on Tuesday, December 13 at 5:30 p.m. at Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street in downtown Durham. This program is free and open to the public.
Durham County Library presents the Science of Distillation on Sunday, December 11 at 4 p.m. at Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street in downtown Durham. The program is free and open to the public.
Everyone knows about our popular Summer Reading program. For the first time this year, Durham County Library is adding a Winter Reading program with the opportunity for library patrons to read down their fines. The program is free, fun and runs from December 1 through April 1. Pick up a reading log at any Durham […]
This book is not for the “faint of heart.” Written in 1st person narrative, we learn a great deal about her life as a gay woman whose lover has left her. There are many references to her need to reduce her bust size. Very graphic details abound, particularly about attack she suffered when she finds […]
This is a book I kept while cleaning out my mother’s house. A few pages in, I realized that I had seen the movie that was made of it. This is by the same author as Remains of the Day, but is very different. The three main characters are two girls and a boy who […]