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October 2, Come Meet Four Local Mystery Authors: Jason Pinter, Peggy Ehrhart, Erica Obey, and Tim O’Mara!

22 Sep

October 2 is the library’s 131 birthday and if you are a mystery fan you won’t want to miss the Hoboken Public Library’s Pumpkin and Pages Festival Celebration from 11 am- 4 pm in Church Square Park across from the library.  You can meet the authors in our Local Author Tent in Church Square Park, and they will be presenting booktalks or readings throughout the day! You can borrow their books from BCCLS Libraries!

Jason Pinter
Jason Pinter is the award-winning and bestselling author of eight mystery/thrillers, including  A Stranger at the Door and Hide Away. He also wrote the children’s book Miracle. HE WILL PRESENT A BOOKTALK IN THE LARGE TENT @ 2:00 PM.

Peggy Ehrhart
Peggy Ehrhart is the author of Knitty Gritty Murder, the 7th book in the Knit & Nibble mystery series. She also published two music-themed mysteries with Five Star Books. She is a former English professor with a doctorate in Medieval Literature. BOOKTALK  IN LOCAL AUTHORS TENT @ 11 AM.

Erica Obey
Erica Obey is the author of Dazzlepaint as well as four other historical and paranormal novels set in Hudson Valley, including the award-winning The Curse of the Braddock Brides. She is also working on a contemporary cozy series featuring a Hudson Valley librarian and her AI sidekick. BOOKTALK IN LOCAL AUTHORS TENT @ 3 PM.

Tim O’Mara
Tim O’Mara is the author of five ex-NYPD cop turned schoolteacher Raymond Donne novels, including The Hook, Nasty Cutter and  Dead Red.  He also edited Down to the River, a collection of river-based crime stories. BOOKTALK  IN LOCAL AUTHORS TENT @ 12:30 PM.

Also featured in the local author tent will be romance authors: Miriam Allenson, Victoria Jayne, Carol Van Den Hende, and Jennifer Wilck.   

Robert Anthony Gibbons, Lynne Shapiro, Carrie Magness Radna, and Danny Shot are local poets who will be reading their poetry. 

And we will have Children’s Authors Timothy Becker, Raakhee Mirchandani, and Patricia Ann Keeler joining us! 

Written by:
Ethan Gavin and Aimee Harris
Information and Digital Services Librarians

New Bingeable Mysteries to Stream on Hoopla (or borrow on DVD)!: Queens of Mystery and Ms. Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries

22 Jan

As you know from several previous posts I love Hoopla, one of our library’s streaming services, because it provides so many amazing mystery TV shows from all over the world.  I’m excited to share with you two of my latest favorites.  You’ll be glad Hoboken resident patrons get 10 checkouts from Hoopla per month, because these are very bingeable.

Queens of Mystery

Queens of Mystery

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In Queens of Mystery, English Detective Matilda Stone has just returned to the village she grew up in.  Despite being told not to involve them her three mystery novelist aunts Beth, Cat and Jane Stone can’t resist meddling in her cases. Each mystery spans two episodes of the six episodes in the first season.    An interesting insightful feature is that the narrator of the series occasionally gives us a peak into what characters are thinking, setting up romantic interests, or funny character personalities we wouldn’t otherwise get. It has the quirky charm that will attract fans of Pushing Daisies, Agatha Raisin, and USA classics like Psych and Monk. Queens of Mystery is also available on DVD from Hoboken and other BCCLS libraries.

Ms. Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries

Ms. Fishers MODern Murder Mysteries

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Phryne Fisher is my favorite fictional detective and I’m a huge fan of the TV show adaptation of Kerry Greenwood’s books. So, I was excited to learn that there was a spin off series, Ms. Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries, featuring her niece Peregrine Fisher.  Peregrine decides to follow in the footsteps of her famous aunt who is currently missing.  It is fun to compare Melbourne in the 1920’s of Phryne’s era with the mod sixties setting of this series.  Peregrine gets assistance in her crime solving from her aunt’s friends at the Adventuresses’ Club.  If you are a fan of Phryne’s definitely check this one out.  There are four TV movies in the series. You can also borrow the series on DVD if you prefer.

What is your favorite bingeable series on Hoopla?  Share it in the comments!

Written by:
Aimee Harris
Head of Reference

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