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Book Worm's Corner


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By JACKIE ALLRED

When there's a nip in the air and the leaves start to turn, it's time to start thinking of all the good books to be read during the winter. A good mystery is always an acceptable way to dive into another world, and since Halloween is around the corner, here are some of the many mystery choices available at your own city library.

If you've ever been to a bookstore or library, you've probably seen books written by Mary Higgins Clark. To quote the Washington Post, "Buying a Mary Higgins Clark book is like buying a ticket to ride a roller coaster. We strap ourselves in and once on track, we're there until the ride is over. Clark is a master manipulator."

A household name for mysteries is John Grisham. He has written at least 19 mysteries that I could find at my library. Grisham was a lawyer first then turned author who never had a client convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. Some of his books are even available in large print. A personal favorite is Skipping Christmas which isn't really a mystery at all, but about a dad who tries to escape all the Christmas preparation and take a sunny vacation instead- great for winter reading.

Another author praised by the Washington Post is Sue Grafton, "I have come to believe that she is not only the most talented woman writing crime fiction today, but also that regardless of gender, her Millhone books are among the five or six best series any American has written." You might recognize her books because her series all begin with an alphabet letter, ie: A is for Alibi or T is for Trespass.

If you're looking for a romantic thriller, you might want to check out the author, Lynn Gardner. The book, Emeralds and Espionage, is action-packed with the heroin working for the United Nations and discovers that nearly everyone she loves is involved in an international espionage ring. Her jewel-based series includes: Pearls and Peril, Diamonds and Danger, Turquoise and Terrorists, and Sapphires and Smugglers.

A Utah author, Clair Poulson, is a great find for someone looking for romance and mystery. He has 30 years experience in the criminal justice system with 11 published novels. He is considered the king of LDS suspense with his books: Blind Side, Don't Cry Wolf, Evidence, I'll Find You, and Mirror Image.

Whatever your reading inspiration is, take a visit to your local public library- you'll find more books than you have time to read.

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