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Mission Accomplished: True Stories of Great Spies and Spycraft

Posted 2 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers and New | Tagged with code breakers, cold war, cryptography, espionage, nonfiction, spies, spy stories, World War I and World War II

With any spy story, there’s something compellingly magical about people sneaking around and getting away with it, but the best spy stories are the ones that really happened.

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Ireland: A Wee Bit of Bliss

Posted 3 months ago by Suzanne S

Posted in Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, New and Romance | Tagged with Celtic Music, cookbooks, Dublin (Ireland) - Fiction, Folk Music - Ireland, Ireland, Ireland - Fiction, Ireland - Guidebooks, Irish Authors, Irish Cooking, Irish Songs, recipes, St. Patrick's Day, St. Patrick's Day Mysteries and streaming music

Celebrate Ireland with a pot of tea, a batch of scones and a taste of Celtic culture with a selection of Emerald Isle titles.​

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Read the Movie, Watch the Book: Part Two!

Posted 3 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers and New | Tagged with adaptations, films and movies

Which is better - the book or the film? Each version always has its champion. For the most part, seeing a visual interpretation of a book is worth the time spent. Continue reading to explore a selection of book to film adaptations coming out in 2017.

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All Things Sherlock

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, New, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Teen | Tagged with anthologies, classics, Detective and mystery stories, detective and mystery television programs, fantasy fiction, Historical Fiction, Sherlock Holmes, Short Stories, streaming video, suspense, teen fiction, television series and tv shows

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous detectives of all-time. Explore this blog post to learn more about the history and works inspired by the infamous character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Holiday Mysteries

Posted 6 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers and New | Tagged with christmas mysteries, Christmas stories, cozy mysteries, Crime Fiction, detective fiction, holiday mystery novels, holidays, Murder - Investigation - Fiction, murder mysteries, mystery anthologies, mystery fiction, Suspense fiction and women sleuths

'Tis the season for mysteries ... continue reading to find an extensive selection of holiday-themed mysteries.

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I Want It Black

Posted 8 months ago by Jennifer D

Posted in Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels and Mystery & Thrillers | Tagged with gothic fiction, Historical Fiction, psychological fiction, psychological suspense, suspense and War Fiction

All of us have a darker side that we must answer to, and sometimes it comes through in our need for a good dastardly read. So, if you’re tired of bubble gum and happy endings, read on for a few reads that will further darken that inky place you may need to exhume.

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