Days are Getting Shorter–Time for Mood Reading

in cold bloodAfter spending the summer reading George R.R. Martin’s books and living in Westeros I know words are wind and winter is coming.

Now I’m hungry for some mysteries that evoke the eerie feelings that this season brings. True crime stories such as Ann Rule writes and In Cold Blood by Truman Capote are perfect choices for this time of year. When suspense and psychological terror are called for these fiction authors: Harlan Coben, Mary Higgins Clark, Tom Savage, and Carlene Thompson, are some of my favorites. The library has a nice collection of DVD’s. I just watched Capote and that’s why I’m rereading In Cold Blood and then watching Infamous on DVD. Pierrepoint: the last Hangman is another DVD that the library owns that I highly recommend. Also try the Wallander DVD series. It is based on the books by Henning Mankell and the library has all the books as well.

Never be afraid to use the library even if it is where we keep all the spooky books and movies. At least the staff isn’t scary — usually!

Love & Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere – Poe Ballantine (Memoir)
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil– John Berendt (Non-Fiction)
The Highway – C. J. Box (Mystery)
The Murder of Lil Miss – Sheila Kimmell (Non-Fiction)
Tales of Mystery and Imagination – Edgar Allan Poe (Poems)