The "golden age" of detective fiction refers to the flowering of classical mysteries (especially in Britain) between the two world wars. Many of these writers were members of the London Detection Club, whose 1928 "oath" included such guidelines for authors as:
not withholding clues from readers
avoiding reliance on coincidence
intuition and hunches rather than reason
minimizing use of suspect devices like evil twins, conspiracies, and lunatics
Characterized by complex plot-driven stories, the puzzle is paramount in these novels.
I confess: I am a wimp and I scare easily. I once slept with the lights on for a week after watching the movie, Rosemary’s Baby. Riding the Ferris wheel scares me. That is why I turn to the experts, the Horror Writers Association and their Bram Stoker Award, to compile a list of audiobooks that will get your heart pumping and your flesh creeping this Halloween.
There are many great magazines available through the Mid-Continent Public Library. Due to the many titles and great variety, going to each branch in search for a magazine that interests you can take a lot of time. With a few simple steps in the online catalog, you can find all 1,854 magazines titles that we provide.
On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union sent the first object from Earth into space. The satellite ignited the "space race." The first American satellite was called Explorer I, and was launched in January 1958.
Squeaker is excited about Halloween, but a little afraid of the Jack O'Lanterns. Then, he met some new friends when the teens did some pumpkin carving at the library. Now, he wants to know if we can dye him orange too.
People love to be scared, that tingle racing along our spine as we wait for something to spring out at us. We scream even though we know it was coming. To commemorate Halloween this week, here are the most scary-licious movies around (at least according the staff at Blue Springs North Branch):
Halloween is this weekend, and it’s time to start stocking up on some scary reads. Ghost Stories of Missouri: True Tales of Ghostly Hauntings by A. S.. Mott contains some haunted tales set in places, such as the old Jackson County Jailhouse, that might be interesting to readers familiar with Missouri. One such story is about a college student who died in a propane tank explosion.