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If you liked the TV program Columbo then you may like...

   The night season / Chelsea Cain
 
River levels are high in Portland when a woman walking her dog comes across the skeleton of a young black man, murdered over fifty years ago. Journalist, Susan Ward investigates. Meanwhile, Detective Archie Sheridan and his team have turned their attention to child-killer Ryan Motley, trained by the notorious Gretchen Lowell. The task force must pursue a series of mysterious clues from Gretchen, one of which leads to a Vanport flood survivor, who happens to be the grandfather of a murdered child. Then, when another child is found murdered, Archie's investigation takes on a new urgency.

A lonely death / Charles Todd
It's 1920. Three men are dead, all garroted, all war veterans. When a piece of evidence, kept from the public, suggests a much stronger link between the victims and the unknown, it's up to World War I battered survivor, Scotland Yard Detective Ian Rutledge to find the killer.

 

 

 

The keeper of lost causes / Jussi Adler-Olsen ; translated by Lisa Hartford.
 
Chief detective Carl Mørck, recovering from what he thought was a career-destroying gunshot wound, is relegated to cold cases and becomes immersed in the five-year disappearance of a politician.
Darkside / Belinda Bauer
 
In bleak midwinter, the people of Shipcott are shocked by the murder of an elderly woman in her bed. As snow cuts off the village, local policeman Jonas Holly is torn between catching a brutal killer and protecting his vulnerable wife, Lucy. When the inquiry is commandeered by an abrasive senior detective, Jonas finds himself derided by his colleagues and ashamed to admit to Lucy that he's been sidelined. It seems his first murder investigation may be over before it's begun. But when he receives a series of increasingly sinister anonymous notes, Jonas is thrust back into the center of the case. Someone in the village is taunting him, blaming him for the tragedy. Someone thinks he's not doing his job; someone seems to know every move he makes. And soon Jonas has to ask: Who's hunting who?
Takers [DVD-videorecording] PG-13
 
A notorious group of criminals continue to baffle police by pulling off one perfectly executed bank robbery after another. They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind, and laying low between heists. But when they attempt to pull off one last job with more money at stake than ever before, the crew may find their plans interrupted by a hardened detective who is hell-bent on solving the case.
Surveillance [DVD-videorecording] R
It has not been a good day. When Federal Officers Elizabeth Anderson and Sam Hallaway arrive at Captain Billing's office, they have three sets of stories to figure out and a string of vicious murders to consider. One zealot cop, a strung out junkie and an eight year old girl all sit in testimony to the roadside rampage, but as the Feds begin to expose the fragile little details each witness conceals so carefully with a well practiced lie, they soon discover that uncovering 'the truth' can come at a very big cost.
Nora Roberts' northern lights [DVD-videorecording]NR
 
Haunted by the death of his partner, former Baltimore cop Nate Burns accepts the job as chief of police in a remote Alaskan town. Once there, he falls for feisty bush pilot Meg Galligan, a woman haunted by her own demons. When Meg's father turns up dead, Nate and Meg finds themselves at the center of a high-profile murder case. - MA

 

"O Canada"

Monday October 10th was Thanksgiving in Canada. I am thankful for these books by Canadian authors:

New DVDs for Your Kids or the Kid in You!

October DVD Release Dates for Kid's DVDs

The dates listed are when the producers are making the films available to the public, and not when they will be ready to circulate.

Please allow a couple of days for processing.  You can place holds by clicking on the title. 

After the hold is place, circulation will call or e-mail you when the item is ready!

 

October 4

If you enjoyed the TV soap opera series Dark Shadows from 1966-1971 then you may like...

We are in a small room with the vampire, face to face, as he speaks--as he pours out the hypnotic, shocking, moving, and erotically charged confessions of his first two hundred years as one of the living dead.
Sixteen-year-old journalist Sophie McGee's junior year is filled with unexpected drama--and romance--when she discovers that her new classmates are hiding a dark secret, while the "boy next door" from her childhood re-enters her life.
Argeneau vampire series
Adrian Breze is more Shadowspawn than human, but he has turned from his own kind to fight for humanity. He battles the dark forces of the world, including those of his own blood ... including his sister twin anima.
Sink your teeth into the Extended Bite Me Edition of the hysterically funny spoof, with more outrageous humor and bloody good fun! Becca, an angst-ridden teenager at a new high school, finds herself torn between two supernatural suitors: a moody vampire and an extremely hairy werewolf.
  Sang-hyun is a priest who cherishes life - so much so that he selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project meant to eradicate a deadly virus. But the virus takes the priest, and a blood transfusion is urgently ordered up for him. The blood he receives is infected, so Sang-hyun now exists as a vampire.
  Isabella Swan moves to gloomy Forks, Washington to live with her father. She begins her junior year in high school and becomes fascinated by Edward Cullen. He holds a dark secret which is only known by his family. To Edward, Bella is what he has waited 90 years for, a true soul mate. But he knows the further they progress in their relationship the more he is putting Bella and those close to her at risk. Edward tries to warn Bella that she should leave him, but she refuses. A new vampire finds it a challenge to hunt Bella down for her irresistible blood. Now, the game is on and James will not stop until she is killed. - MA

 

Mobile Library Program is Canceled due to low sign ups.

Stop in to see what the library has to offer for you while on the go. This program will focus on the use of smartphones to access library resources. See how to download e-books and audio books directly to your phone without a computer with MyMediaMall's app. Also, see how to access the library catalog and renew books with the LibraryAnywhere app. For those without smartphones, we also have a reference service where you can ask your questions with text messages. The program will be on Monday, October 10 from 7-8 P.M. - MA The program is canceled due to low number of sign ups.

The program is FREE and open to the public. See Adult Services to sign up or call 630-260-1550 for any questions or register online at www.glensidepld.org.

The Closer

Are you hooked on the TNT TV series The Closer?  Kyra Sedgwick plays Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson who heads up the Major Crimes Division of the Los Angeles Police Department.  Brenda always closes her case though her methods are often questionable.  Even though she is under investigation by Internal Affairs, she is determined to keep doing her job.  Here are some things to look at while you are waiting for all new episodes in November.

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