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All Day and a Night

November 11, 2014 by Reader's Connection

All Day and a Night

If you have some Ellie Hatcher fans on your holiday gift list, and they haven’t already read All Day and a Night, it would make a perfect gift.

On the other hand, I had never heard of Ellie Hatcher, and I thought the book was great. Author Alafair Burke was once a prosecutor, and this novel gives us a glimpse of how different arms of the law scratch or stab each other’s backs.

Ellie is an NYPD detective. With her partner Rogan, she is brought in to give an old case “a fresh look.” I don’t know if the other Hatcher novels shift their points of view to other characters, but All Day and a Night divides its time between Ellie and lawyer Carrie Blank, whose sister was one of the victims of Anthony Amaro, a serial killer convicted eighteen years earlier.

Lacking a legal background, I won’t go attempt to provide further detail. But the characters are strong and the story jolts along compellingly.

All Day and a Night is also available as a downloadable e-book and a downloadable audiobook.

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My Year of the Horse celebration has been faltering, so . . .

November 10, 2014 by Reader's Connection

Here’s an odd article from the Manchester Evening News. You may find this annoying, rather than moving, but four months have passed since my last horse post–I’ve been having poetic permission troubles–and if you didn’t already see this on Twitter, click the picture.

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And click here for the rest of this year’s celebration.

 

 

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Readings and Some Thoughts from Indiana Authors Award Winners

November 8, 2014 by Reader's Connection

Michael Shelden, Norbert Krapf and Kelsey Timmerman

The winners of the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award in the National Author and Regional Author categories, and the finalists in the Emerging Author category, were introduced at the Indy Author Fair on October 25th.

Click on the picture to see the introductions, and then to watch the three winners, Michael Shelden (National Author), Norbert Krapf (Regional Author), and Kelsey Timmerman (Emerging Author), read from their works and share some thoughts.

In addition to the monetary award that each author received, each of them selected a public library in Indiana to receive a $2,500 grant:

• Michael Shelden, Monroe County Public Library
• Norbert Krapf, Jasper Public Library
• Kelsey Timmerman, Muncie Public Library

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T.V. Shows Based on Books

November 6, 2014 by Reader's Connection

From Selector Jessica Lawrence:

This year has seen some major big-screen book adaptations, and the small-screen isn’t far behind in its love for the literary world. Now that the fall T.V. lineup is here it has bestowed some tried-and-true as well as some brand new small-screen literary adaptations. The trend is steadily increasing in popularity and pilots have recently been requested for adaptations of Jean M. Auel’s The Clan of the Cave Bear , Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, and Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle.

With the plethora of small-screen adaptations out there, now is a great time to read the book and then explore the show. Check out this list of books that have been adapted to the small-screen over the last few years.

A Country Doctor’s Notebook

 

A YOUNG DOCTOR’S NOTEBOOK
Based on A Country Doctor’s Notebook – Mikhail Bulgakov

 

 

About a Boy

 

ABOUT A BOY
Based on About a Boy – Nick Hornby

 

 

 

The Astronaut Wives Club

 

ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB
Based on The Astronaut Wives Club – Lily Koppel

 

 

Boardwalk Empire

 

BOARDWALK EMPIRE
Based on Boardwalk Empire – Nelson Johnson

 

 

Déjà Dead, in the Temperance Brennan series

 

BONES
Based on the Temperance Brennan series – Kathy Reichs

 

 

Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

 

CALL THE MIDWIFE
Based on Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times – Jennifer Worth

 

 

Red Dragon

 

HANNIBAL
Based on Red Dragon – Thomas Harris

 

 

The Colorado Kid

 

HAVEN
Based on The Colorado Kid – Stephen King (ebook)

 

 

Hemlock Grove

 

HEMLOCK GROVE
Based on Hemlock Grove – Brian McGreevy

 

 

House of Cards

 

HOUSE OF CARDS
Based on House of Cards – Michael Dobbs

 

 

Pronto

JUSTIFIED
The credits say that the series is based on the story “Fire in the Hole,” which appears in the collection When the Women Come Out to Dance, but the character Raylan Givens first appeared in Pronto and Riding the Rap. – Elmore Leonard

 

 

Orange is the New Black

 

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
Based on Orange is the New Black – Piper Kerman

 

 

Outlander

 

OUTLANDER
Based on the Outlander series – Diana Gabaldon

 

 

Ice Cold, in the Rizzoli & Isles series

 

RIZZOLI & ISLES
Based on the Rizzoli & Isles series – Tess Gerritsen

 

 

The Leftovers

 

THE LEFTOVERS
Based on The Leftovers – Tom Perrotta

 

 

The Three Musketeers

 

THE MUSKETEERS
Based on The Three Musketeers – Alexander Dumas

 

 

The Strain

 

THE STRAIN
Based on The Strain – Chuck Hogan, Guillermo Del Toro

 

 

The Terror

 

THE TERROR
Based on The Terror – Dan Simmons

 

 

You can check out all of these titles and more at the Indianapolis Public Library!

 

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Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice

November 3, 2014 by Reader's Connection

From Selector Emily Chandler:

November is here!  And so begins my favorite time of the year, starting with Veteran’s Day and leading up to Christmas.  It is a time for giving thanks to the world we live in and the people in our world, a time for spending time with family, and a time for food. Lots and lots of food, often in the form of baked goods and warm beverages.

Therefore, I find it only fitting to dedicate this entry to the many current fiction series devoted to that very topic.  As you see, a little mystery here and a little romance there make up the perfect recipe for a good read.  So remember, as you are wading through the rush of the season, try to take some time out of your busy schedule and make life a little sweeter and spicier by taking a bite out of these delicious book treats!

A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery

 

Adams, Ellery – A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery

 

 

Donut Shop Mystery series

 

Beck, Jessica – Donut Shop Mystery series

 

 

 

Magical Bakery Mystery

 

Cates, Bailey – A Magical Bakery Mystery

 

 

 

Tea Shop Mysteries

 

Childs, Laura – Tea Shop Mysteries

 

 

 

Coffeehouse Mystery Books

 

Coyle, Cleo – Coffeehouse Mystery Books

 

 

 

Domestic Diva Mystery

 

Davis, Krista – A Domestic Diva Mystery

 

 

 

Recipe for Love mystery

 

Edwards, Louisa – A Recipe for Love mystery

 

 

 

Hannah Swensen series

 

Fluke, Joanne – Hannah Swensen series

 

 

 

Cupcake Club

 

Kauffman, Donna – A Cupcake Club Mystery

 

 

 

Cookie Cutter Shop Mysteries

 

Lowell, Virginia – Cookie Cutter Shop Mysteries

 

 

 

Cupcake Bakery Mystery

 

McKinlay, Jenn – A Cupcake Bakery Mystery

 

 

 

Fresh Baked series

 

Washburn, Livia J. – Fresh Baked series

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