Horrifying premise–syphilis can be cured by sex with a virgin. Reality check — One way to escape poverty is to go to work. If uneducated and poor, then probably servitude. Another way to survive is to sell one’s valuables, a young woman’s virginity has value. Set in New York in the 1870’s McKay’s novel explores […]
After the first few chapters, this seemed to be a well-plotted thriller, but the numerous twists and the supernatural elements got a little too out of hand and flimsy for me. Catalog link
Thanks to the passing of a bond referendum on November 8, 2016, Durham County Library’s Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street in downtown Durham, is poised to undergo a major expansion and renovation. This much-needed transformation will provide additional space, updated facilities and enhanced technology to Main Library in downtown Durham.
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
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.