News from the Southington Public Library
And the Award Goes To...

Every year awards are given out to the best new mysteries. Four of the most prestigious awards are the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony and the Macavity. 
  • Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron - won of all four awards.
  • Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly - won a Macavity and was nominated for the Anthony. 
  • What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman - won the Anthony award.   
This autumn Carole Shmurak will return to the Southington Public Library to lead discussions on these three award-winning mysteries.
Tuesday, September 12th at 3:00 p.m. 
Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron
Meet Deborah Knott, candidate for district judge and the daughter of an infamous bootlegger. Deborah's campaigning is interrupted when disturbing new evidence appears in a murder that has never been solved, and she is persuaded to investigate. 
Copies of Bootlegger's Daughter are available at the Reference Desk. Click here to register.
Tuesday, October 10th at 3:00 p.m. 
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
Defense attorney Mickey Haller has two ex-wives, four Lincoln town cars that he uses as offices, and dozens of guilty clients.When he is confronted with someone who may be truly innocent, seeking justice is a new and perhaps deadly experience.   
Tuesday, November 14th at 3:00 p.m.
What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
Two sisters disappeared from a shopping mall thirty years ago and their bodies were never found.  When a clearly disoriented woman involved in a hit-and-run case claims to be one of the long-gone girls, her refusal to give investigators any information about the other sister deepens the mystery. In a story that moves back and forth across the decades, only Kevin Infante, a Baltimore police detective, dares to be skeptical of her tale.