The Tannery – Event in Wilmington

Meet Author Michael A. Almond who will be discussing his new book The Tannery. About this event The Tannery is historical fiction at its best, a murder mystery and legal thriller whose twists and turns will hold readers’ attention to the final page. Meticulously researched, this page-turning debut novel transports readers to another time and […]

The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Art Theft

by: Ulrich Boser Goodreads Description: “The True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft,” The Gardner Heist by Ulrich Boser is a fascinating account of a brazen and amazing criminal act—a book that could help police and investigators solve the mystery of the 1990 break-in and burglary at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. “A tantalizing whodunit” […]

Life After Windows

by: Inez Ribustello Goodreads Description: What happens when the life you’ve always dreamed of disappears in the blink of an eye? For Inez Ribustello, that day came twenty years ago on September 11th, 2001. Ribustello grew up in the small town of Tarboro, North Carolina but found her way to the big apple to attend […]

The Spy and The Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

by: Ben Macintyre Goodreads Description: The celebrated author of A Spy Among Friends and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Cold War-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the collapse of the Soviet Union. If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart to the infamous British double-agent Kim Philby, […]

December 2021 Tidbit

Here is a list of our favorite books in 2021. Helen says: 1. The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz (really well written thriller) 2. The Push by Ashley Audrain (I read it in one sitting!) 3. Who is Maud Dixon by Alexandra Andrews (loved this) 4. The Woman Before Wallis by Bryn Turnbull (guilty pleasure) […]

Apples Never Fall

by: Liane Moriarty Goodreads description: The Delaney family love one another dearly—it’s just that sometimes they want to murder each other . . . If your mother was missing, would you tell the police? Even if the most obvious suspect was your father? This is the dilemma facing the four grown Delaney siblings. The Delaneys […]

Rock Paper Scissors

by: Alice Feeney Goodreads description: Think you know the person you married? Think again… Things have been wrong with Mr and Mrs Wright for a long time. When Adam and Amelia win a weekend away to Scotland, it might be just what their marriage needs. Self-confessed workaholic and screenwriter Adam Wright has lived with face […]

The Tannery

by: Michael Almond Goodreads description: July 5, 1900, Wilkes County, North Carolina: The beautiful young daughter of tannery owner Jakob Schumann is found dead on the north bank of the Yadkin River, brutally beaten, a skinning knife in her chest. Who killed Rachel Schumann? And why? Ambitious Wilkes prosecutor Vincent Taliaferro has arrested Virgil Wade, […]