Archive for March, 2013
If you are not aware of this famous quote from William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, then shame on you!
This month we are featuring books that have characters in them that have all been murdered in different ways- many as spectacularly as gruesome as when Caesar was stabbed 23 times!
Here are a few of the titles you can find on display for the month of March:
I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER by Lois Duncan
Some secrets just won’t stay buried.
They didn’t mean it. They didn’t mean to hit the boy. There was a party, and it was an accident…that wasn’t who they were. They were pre-law, a football player, bound for New York. No one could know, so Barry, Julie, Helen, and Ray swore one another to secrecy. But now, a year later, someone knows. Julie receives a haunting, anonymous threat: “I know what you did last summer.” The dark lie is unearthed, and before the four friends know it they need to outsmart a killer…or they will be the next to die.
COLD SKIN by Steven Herrick
Cowards don’t always hide. Sometimes they’re so gutless they need to stand out.
Eddie doesn’t want to be in school, he wants to work in the mine. But his dad won’t go down the coal pits and he won’t let his sons go either. Nothing much happens in Burruga, except for fights at the pub. Then one Friday night a girl is found dead by the river, and every man in the town comes under suspicion. Eddie is drawn into secrets and a bitter struggle for revenge.
THE KNIFE THAT KILLED ME by Anthony McGowan
Paul Vanderman could be at any normal high school where bullies, girls, and annoying teachers are just part of life. But “normal” doesn’t apply when it comes to the school’s biggest bully, Roth—a twisted and threatening thug with an evil agenda.
When Paul ends up delivering a message from Roth to the leader of a gang at a nearby school, it fuels a rivalry with immediate consequences. Paul attempts to distance himself from the feud, but somehow Roth keeps finding reasons for him to stick around. Then one day Roth hands him a knife. And even though Paul is scared, he has never felt so powerful.
THE CHRISTOPHER KILLER by Alane Ferguson
As the daughter of a Colorado County coroner, seventeen-year old Cameryn Mahoney is no stranger to death. in fact, she’s always been fascinated by the science of it. so she’s thrilled to finally get some hands-on experience in forensics working as her father’s assistant. but Cammie is in for more than she bargained for when the second case that she attends turns out to be someone she knows—the latest victim of a serial killer known as the Christopher Killer. And if dealing with that isn’t hard enough, Cammie soon realizes that if she’s not careful, she might wind up as the killer’s next victim. . . .