09 26, 2022

Murder mystery authors Kylie Logan & Shelley Costa coming to Mentor Library

By |2022-09-20T15:47:14-04:00September 26, 2022|

Join Cozy Mystery authors Kylie Logan and Shelley Costa for a fun and informative look at life as a murder-mystery writer at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at our Main Branch.

Costa is the author of the Val Cameron mystery series. Her writing has been nominated for both the Edgar and Agatha Awards. She’s also received a Special Mention for The Pushcart Prize. Meanwhile, Kylie Logan is the national bestselling author of The League of Literary Ladies Mysteries, the Button Box Mysteries, the Chili Cook-Off Mysteries, and more.

Their discussion will be perfect for both mystery readers and would-be mystery writers. It’s free to attend and open to all. Due to limited space, registration is required. Sign up online or by calling us at 440-255-8811 ext. 1. Refreshments will be served, and several of Costa and Logan’s books will be available for sale and signing afterward.

By the way, we love a good mystery at Mentor Public Library, and we’ve hosted several of our favorite mystery authors over the years. You can see our interviews with them (and, in a few cases, their entire talks) on our YouTube channel, including:

10 16, 2021

All Booked Up with Cailey & Meg: Cozy Mysteries

By |2021-10-16T12:00:41-04:00October 16, 2021|

Want a whodunnit that’s heavy on fun (and puns!) and light on the gore? Try a Cozy Mystery! Cailey and Meg recommend four of their favorites including:

  1. A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Colette
  2. Murder Once Removed by S.C. Perkins
  3. A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert
  4. Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett

Most of the books we discuss can also be borrowed as ebooks using OverDrive or Libby. All you need is your Mentor Public Library card.

By the way, if you love Cozy Mysteries, check out our interviews with Cozy writers Amanda Flower and Vivien Chien!

11 2, 2020

Learn about the stranger friendship between Ted Bundy & Ann Rule

By |2020-11-02T19:00:22-05:00November 2, 2020|

Discover the strange relationship between serial killer Ted Bundy and true-crime writer Ann Rule. Mollie Burns from Mentor Public Library discusses the connections between these two very different but inextricably linked people. Due to the graphic nature of Bundy’s crimes, viewer discretion is advised.

For those interested in True Crime, you may also enjoy:

08 12, 2020

Amanda Flower Interview: Meet the mind behind the mysteries

By |2020-08-12T16:00:12-04:00August 12, 2020|

Bestselling and award-winning writer Amanda Flower is the mind behind more than 30 mystery novels, including The Magical Bookshop Mysteries, The Amish Candy Shop Mysteries, and the Magic Garden Mysteries – many of which you can borrow from your library.

She discusses her newest mystery, “Mums and Mayhem” as well as:

  • what inspired her Magic Garden Mystery series
  • what “the English” get wrong about Amish communities
  • her favorite job ever (and why it involved wearing a pink checkered ball gown)
  • where she finds joy and peace of mind during a global pandemic.

By the way, we love a good mystery at Mentor Public Library, and we’ve hosted several of our favorite mystery authors over the years. You can see our interviews with them (and, in a few cases, their entire talks) on our YouTube channel, including:

11 11, 2019

Brad Ricca talks crime, comics & Cleveland

By |2019-11-11T06:00:30-05:00November 11, 2019|

Author Brad Ricca visited us earlier this October as part of our Mentor Mystery Month. He shared with us to the incredible story of Mrs. Grace Humiston, the detective and lawyer who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation’s greatest crime fighters.

Humiston was the subject of Ricca’s book, “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes : the true story of New York’s City’s greatest female detective and the 1917 missing girl case that captivated a nation.”

After his talk, we interviewed Ricca and he:

  • discussed his conflicted relationship with the true-crime genre
  • offered his theory for why so much comics talent comes from Cleveland
  • told us his favorite X-Man characters
  • and shared how comics legend Harvey Pekar changed his life.

Visit our YouTube channel for more author interviews.

 

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