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Great mysteries

Are you looking for a great mystery?  Every year the Mystery Writers of America honors the best mystery fiction, non-fiction, and television with its Edgar Allan Poe Awards.  The 2013 nominees for Best Novel are:

The Intercept by Dick Wolf

From the creator of Law & Order, The Intercept is the first in a series following Jeremy Fisk, a detective in NYPD’s Intelligence Division tasked with fighting terrorism in the Big Apple.  A few days before the Fourth of July dedication of One World Trade Center at 9/11’s Ground Zero, an attempted flight hijacking is foiled by passengers who become heroes and honorees at the weekend’s patriotic festivities. As Fisk and his fellow cop/secret love interest Krina Gerston follow up all the leads of the investigation, they become convinced that the hijacking was just the beginning. Multiple points of view bring the reader into the heads of both good guys and bad. Wolf develops most characters pretty well, but hopefully we will get to know leading man Fisk a bit better in the next entry. Quickly paced with lots of surprises, this book will appeal to fans of adrenaline fiction and spy thrillers.


Weekend Movie Sat January 19 @ 2 PM

See the 2012 rated R thriller movie starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon on Saturday, January 19 at 2 P.M.

A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help. Walk-ins are welcome! - MA

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Ripper Street on BBC America

BBC America’s new crime drama Ripper Street focuses on London’s East End shortly following the unsolved Jack the Ripper murders. Inspector Reid (Matthew Macfadyen), one of the lead detectives in the case, believes he will one day solve the crime. Reid is assisted by Sergeant Drake (Jerome Flynn), his fiercely loyal

Are you a fan of Charlie Brown?

 The Museum of Science and Industry is presenting a special display Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit celebrating the nearly 50 years that Charles Schulz created the famous cartoon.  The exhibit has interactive Peanuts-related activities throughout it, making it suitable for all ages.  This unique program celebrating the life and work of this creative genius will run through February 18, 2013.


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