November 11, 2014 by Reader's Connection
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.
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.
November 8, 2014 by Reader's Connection
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
November 6, 2014 by Reader's Connection
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 YOUNG DOCTOR’S NOTEBOOK
Based on A Country Doctor’s Notebook – Mikhail Bulgakov
ABOUT A BOY
Based on About a Boy – Nick Hornby
ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB
Based on The Astronaut Wives Club – Lily Koppel
Based on Boardwalk Empire – Nelson Johnson
Based on the Temperance Brennan series – Kathy Reichs
CALL THE MIDWIFE
Based on Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times – Jennifer Worth
Based on Red Dragon – Thomas Harris
Based on The Colorado Kid – Stephen King (ebook)
Based on Hemlock Grove – Brian McGreevy
HOUSE OF CARDS
Based on House of Cards – Michael Dobbs
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
Based on Orange is the New Black – Piper Kerman
Based on the Outlander series – Diana Gabaldon
RIZZOLI & ISLES
Based on the Rizzoli & Isles series – Tess Gerritsen
Based on The Leftovers – Tom Perrotta
Based on The Three Musketeers – Alexander Dumas
Based on The Strain – Chuck Hogan, Guillermo Del Toro
Based on The Terror – Dan Simmons
You can check out all of these titles and more at the Indianapolis Public Library!
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!
Adams, Ellery – A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery
Beck, Jessica – Donut Shop Mystery series
Cates, Bailey – A Magical Bakery Mystery
Childs, Laura – Tea Shop Mysteries
Coyle, Cleo – Coffeehouse Mystery Books
Davis, Krista – A Domestic Diva Mystery
Edwards, Louisa – A Recipe for Love mystery
Fluke, Joanne – Hannah Swensen series
Kauffman, Donna – A Cupcake Club Mystery
Lowell, Virginia – Cookie Cutter Shop Mysteries
McKinlay, Jenn – A Cupcake Bakery Mystery
Washburn, Livia J. – Fresh Baked series