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Nancy's Notes - October 31, 2013

“Fallen Women” by Sandra Dallas, “Deadline” by Sandra Brown, “Dick Francis’s Refusal” by Dick Francis.

We had a large group of 3-5 graders come in after early dismissal the other day. Becky had the attendees painting pumpkins and gourds and enjoying Fall activities. They then proceeded to don the library from top to bottom with Halloween decorations. That was also the week the local preschool classes came in for stories It’s been great fun to see the expressions on their faces when they see the cobwebs hanging from the railing and the scarecrows guarding the front doors.
      Sandra Dallas has just released, “Fallen Women”, a historical novel. I’ve enjoyed other books by the author, so you might want to check this one out. It begins in the spring of 1885 and wealthy New York socialite Beret Osmundsen has been estranged from her younger sister, Lillie, for a year when she gets word from her aunt and uncle that Lillie has died suddenly in Denver.  What they do not tell her is that Lillie had become a prostitute and was murdered in the brothel where she had been living.  When Beret discovers the truth of Lillie’s death, she makes her way to Denver, determined to find her sister’s murderer.  Detective Mick McCauley may not want her involved in the case, but Beret is determined, and the investigation soon takes her from the dangerous, seedy underworld of Denver’s tenderloin to the highest levels of Denver society.
      Sandra Brown is always popular among our readers. She is back with, “Deadline”. Six years ago, investigator Sid Halley retired for good. He’d been harassed, beaten, shot, even lost a hand to his investigating business, and enough was enough. For the sake of his wife and new daughter he gave up that life of danger and uncertainty, and he thought nothing would ever lure him back into the game.
      Dick Francis died in 2010 but somehow he is still writing books. The latest is, “Dick Francis’s Refusal”.  Six years ago, investigator Sid Halley retired for good. He’d been harassed, beaten, shot, even lost a hand to his investigating business. For the sake of his wife and new daughter he gave up that life of danger and uncertainty, and he thought nothing would ever lure him back into the game. He thought wrong. Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs Sid to investigate a series of races. Sid adamantly refuses, but the following day, Sir Richard is found dead under suspicious circumstances.
Come in and enjoy these or many other good books: Monday through Wednesday between noon and 8:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or Saturday between 10:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m.