• Michael Bleming

Recommended reading from the library

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Recommended Reading: Upcoming titles that will be circulating in our collection soon:


The Maidens

A Novel by Alex Michaelides



Edward Fosca is a murderer. Of this Mariana Andros is certain. But Fosca is untouchable. A handsome and charismatic Greek tragedy professor at Cambridge University, Fosca is adored by staff and students alike―particularly by the members of a secret society of female students known as The Maidens.


Andros is a brilliant but troubled group therapist who becomes fixated on The Maidens when one member, a friend of Andros’s niece Zoe, is found murdered in Cambridge.


Andros, who was once herself a student at the university, quickly suspects that behind the idyllic beauty of the spires and turrets, and beneath the ancient traditions, lies something sinister. And she becomes convinced that, despite his alibi, Fosca is guilty of the murder. But why would the professor target one of his students? And why does he keep returning to the rites of Persephone, the maiden, and her journey to the underworld?


When another body is found, Andros’s obsession with proving Fosca’s guilt spirals out of control, threatening to destroy her credibility as well as her closest relationships. But Andros is determined to stop this killer, even if it costs her everything―including her own life.


Widespread Panic

A Novel by James Ellroy


Freddy Otash was the man in the know and the man to know in ‘50s Los Angeles. He was a rogue cop, a sleazoid private eye, a shakedown artist, a pimp—and, most notably, the head strong-arm goon for Confidential magazine.


Confidential presaged the idiot internet—and delivered the dirt, the dish, the insidious ink and the scurrilous skank. It mauled misanthropic movie stars, sex-soiled socialites and putzo politicians.


Mattress Jack Kennedy, James Dean, Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster, Liz Taylor, Rock Hudson—Frantic Freddy outed them all. He was the Tattle Tyrant who held Hollywood hostage, and now he’s here to confess.


“I’m consumed with candor and wracked with recollection. I’m revitalized and resurgent. My meshugenah march down memory lane begins now.”