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.
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.
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.