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VINCENT AND THEO: The Van Gogh Brothers

This book is a beautifully-written biography of the Van Gogh brothers, Vincent and Theo. Theo and and Vincent had a loving, brotherly relationship from childhood. Theo, a manager of an art gallery, supported his famous brother throughout their lives; providing money for living expenses, money for paints and canvases, and suggestions for his paintings. Without Theo, there would have been no Vincent Van Gogh. The biography is meticulously researched, drawing on the six-hundred fifty-eight letters between Vincent and Theo. The paintings and letters were saved by Theo’s wife, Jo.

REASON TO DIE

Our librarian author, Debbie De Louise, has penned another book. This one is a change from her Cobble Cove cozy mystery series. It’s a standalone mystery featuring three detectives investigating a series of murders of physically disabled people in the small fictional town of Baxter, Connecticut. Below is the blurb from the book cover:

TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN

Author John Green is back with his first young adult novel since the famed The Fault in our Stars (2012), and boy does he take readers on an emotional roller coaster of a ride through the inner mind of protagonist, Aza Holmes. Aza is a sixteen-year-old teenage girl living in Indianapolis who is fighting an internal civil war on a day-to-day basis as her thoughts spiral out of control due to anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT

This was a great start to the Writer's Apprentice cozy mystery series. Having enjoyed reading gothic suspense when I was young, I related to Lena's fascination with author Camilla Graham who was loosely based on the late Mary Stewart. The story featured well developed and quirky characters in the small town of Blue Lake, Indiana. I especially liked the antics of Lestrade, Lena's cat who accompanied her when she took the job as Graham's assistant. There were lots of red herrings and clues to the murder that a reader might miss but that were obvious when explained.

HISTORIC CRIMES OF LONG ISLAND: Misdeeds from the 1600’s to the 1950’s

Award winning local author, Kerianna Flanagan Brosky, has done it again. She has created her fifth book of fascinating Long Island history and lore. In her new book, Historic Crimes of Long Island: Misdeeds from the 1600’s to the 1950’s, Flanagan Brosky guides Long Islanders on a fascinating tour chock full of true stories or murder and mayhem originating from west to east on Long Island. Many of these shocking, but true stories are accompanied by photographs or illustrations, which helps to bring the faces and settings in the story to life.

SWISH OF THE KRIS: THE STORY OF THE MOROSJUNGLE PATROL: THE STORY OF THE PHILIPPINE CONSTABULARY 1901-1936.

SWISH OF THE KRIS: THE STORY OF THE MOROS

JUNGLE PATROL: THE STORY OF THE PHILIPPINE CONSTABULARY 1901-1936.

Author: VIC HURLEY

Last year while mulling the terrorist problem, our President made a reference to something from the first decade of the 20th century. Stricken with a case of the High Vapors, what passes for our media blubbered that it was not true. IT WAS NOT TRUE!!

          Alas. Alack.

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY POTATO AND PEEL PIE SOCIETY

Unusual English story told through letters from people on the Isle of Guernsey, which was cut off completely from England when Germany occupied it in WWII.

In postwar England, a young female author receives a request for a book from a member of this very curiously named book club. So starts a correspondence with other members, who tell stories of their simple lives turned upside down and coming together during the occupation and afterwards. Drawn to the island, the author visits them.

HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell, apprentices to Audrey’s Uncle Jonathan, a forensic investigator in 1880’s London, return in this sequel to Stalking Jack the Ripper. Following the previous novel’s tragic events, Audrey and Thomas are off to Romania to try for two available spots in the Academy of Forensic Medicine and Sciene in Romania, the most prestigious forensics school in Europe, housed in the Castle of Vlad Dracula.  Audrey will be the only female student ever and is expecting trouble from the male students and faculty, who expect her to be a proper lady.

Still Me

When I heard Jojo Moyes had a new book out that was a follow-up to Me Before You and After You, I was excited. I'd loved both of her previous books featuring Louisa Clark. This one takes Louisa to New York City to work for a rich family. Louisa finds it difficult to continue her long-distance romance with ambulance driver Sam who has remained back in England. As events occur that challenge their relationship further and Louisa's work situation evolves into something else, Louisa begins questioning her identity, who she really is and what she really wants.

WRITTEN IN STONE

Librarian Debbie De Louise has published a third book in her Cobble Cove Mystery series following A Stone’s Throw and Between a Rock and a Hard 

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