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Nancy's Notes - February 7, 2013

“Murder She Wrote: Domestic Malice” by Jessica Fletcher, “Mr. Monk Gets Even” by Lee Goldberg, “The Wrath of Angels” by John Connolly. Call on Stormy days and Tax forms.

 As I write this article it is another stormy day. Feel free to call the library and check if we are open on snowy days. We don’t want anyone to fall or get stuck only to find out that we closed early.
I have had a couple of calls asking for income tax forms. We have not received forms for the past few years. The government is trying to go paperless so they want to encourage you to use the computer to fill out and submit your returns.

I have run off all federal and state forms, not the booklets. There is a charge of $.10 per page.

Jessica Fletcher is back in, “Murder She Wrote: Domestic Malice”. When Jessica is asked by the director of the Cabot Cove Women’s Shelter to join the board of directors, she readily accepts. One night while Jessica is at the shelter, a woman walks in battered and bruised. Her husband is a respected businessman and a pillar of the community. Despite Jessica’s support and advice, the woman refuses to stay at the shelter, press charges, or even report the abuse. But a few days later, the entire town is shocked to hear that domestic abuse has turned to murder. Investigating the crime, Jessica soon discovers that the woman’s family has secrets and lies that go beyond domestic violence.

Those who enjoy the Jessica Fletcher series usually also like to read the Monk series. Adrian Monk’s future is looking bright in “Mr. Monk Gets Even”. Natalie is off working as a cop in Summit, his brother Ambrose and Yuki are a week away from their wedding, Monk has a new assistant—Natalie’s daughter Julie—and even a girlfriend, Ellen Morse. Monk is currently investigating a string of accidental deaths and suicides that he quickly determines are actually murders. But when the man Monk pegs for the murderer is killed, he is forced to face the fact that, for the first time, he might actually be wrong.

If you enjoy a good suspense novel, try John Connolly’s, “The Wrath of Angels”. In the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of a plane is discovered. There are no bodies, and no such plane has ever been reported missing, but men both good and evil have been seeking it for a long time. What the wreckage conceals is its power: a list of names, a record of those who have struck a deal with the devil. Now a battle is about to begin between those who want the list to remain secret and those for whom it represents a crucial weapon in the struggle against the forces of darkness.

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