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Nancy's Notes - March 19, 2015

“Festive In Death” by J.D. Robb, “Die Again” by Tess Gerritsen

Nancy’ s Notes

        There have been numerous changes made to the library throughout the years. The 125th centennial book mentioned several of them. The article states that the library was repainted in 1948 after the job had been tabled for several years. In 1955 new sidewalks were poured and a new lighting system was installed. A complete remodel took place in 1983-1984. The children’s area was moved downstairs, an elevator was installed, and a meeting room added to the lower level. A microfilm reader was purchased followed by a donated microfilm reader/printer. Computers for staff were added, changing the cataloging of books and work done by the librarians. Since this article was written we have automated our circulation system, added computers for the public, digitalized our microfilm collection, renovated the old facility as well and doubling the building size which added two meeting rooms and a genealogy room. Formats that hadn’t been thought of in 1983 have expanded services for our patrons to use at the library or at remote locations.
        J.D. Robb, also known as Nora Roberts, has now completed number 39 in her “In Death” series. The latest title, “Festive In Death” remains just as popular as the early titles in that series. Eve Dallas is back and trying to solve the murder of personal trainer Trey Ziegler. The gym rat was in peak physical condition except for the kitchen knife in his toned chest. Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who were loved and left by Zieger. Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and as New Year’s 2061 approaches, the homicide cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer.
Tess Gerritsen has just  published number 11 in her Rizzoli and Isles series. Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are back in “Die Again” ,where they are summoned to a crime scene and they find a killing worthy of the most ferocious beast including claw marks on the corpse. But only the most sinister human hands could have left renowned big-game hunter and taxidermist Leon Gott gruesomely displayed like the once-proud animals whose heads adorn his walls. Isles fears that this isn’t the killer’s first slaughter, and that it won’t be the last. After linking the crime to a series of unsolved homicides in wilderness areas across the country, she wonders if the answers might actually be found in a remote corner of Africa.

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