It is not too late to enter the Alameda County Library’s reading game for adults – Mystery in the Big City. Every Monday at 4, we are drawing a name and awarding a prize of a $15 gift card to either Peet’s Coffee or See’s Candy. The grand prize of a $50 gift card to Borders Books will be awarded on August 20. The funding is from the Alameda County Library Foundation.Many of us at the Albany Library read mysteries. What follows is a couple of Big City suggestions:For Chicago atmosphere and interesting plots, I recommend Sara Paretsky. If you can’t get to Paris this summer, check out Cara Black and her unconventional sleuth Aimee Leduc. One of my “guilty pleasures” is the Stone Barrington series from Stuart Woods. Steve likes the James Lee Burke’s mysteries set in New Orleans featuring David Robicheaux, and Gerry suggests the traditional hard boiled mysteries of Raymond Chandler (LA) and Dashiell Hammett (SF). Linda reminds me that local author Sue Dunlap writes about the big city of Berkeley. Today’s winner was for Messenger of Truth, one of Jacqueline Winspear’s mysteries featuring Maisie Dobbs, a woman P.I. in London during World War I.
What could be better than mysteries, chocolate and coffee – or browsing a book store with $50 to spend?
Come to the library and enter the contest.
And tell us, what are you reading?
- Ronnie Davis