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January - March 2011     VOLUME 15 ISSUE 1
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Do you Love a Good Mystery?

2011 Festival of Reading

Do you love reading mystery and thrillers? April 6th through 9th the Lake County Library System will present the 2011 Festival of Reading. In response to requests from our many readers, this year’s theme will be Murder, Mystery and Mayhem, including the best of mystery and crime fiction! There is nothing more exciting than a good mystery, which is why 90,922 mystery books circulated in Lake County in 2009/10. We explore hidden paths, or investigate the unknown, until we discover the truth.

Many of our guest authors will introduce new books, released just in time for the Festival. Special guest James Grippando, New York Times bestselling author of 17 novels presents Money to Burn, the latest in the Jack Swyteck series. Tim Dorsey, bestselling Florida mystery/thriller writer who has written 12 novels featuring the insanely popular character Serge Storms will give us Electric Barracuda. Award-winning novelist H. Terrell Griffin offers book 5 in the series featuring Matt Royal, again at the center of a mystery in Bitter Legacy. Hallie Ephron’s national book tour brings her to Lake County with her latest psychological suspense novel Come and Find Me, sequel to Never Tell a Lie, currently in production as a movie for Lifetime/TV. Following her award winning debut novel, In Their Blood, Sharon Potts delivers another fast-paced psychological thriller, Someone's Watching. Lake County will be the first to learn of Deborah Sharp’s 4th installment of the popular Mace Bauer series, ''Mama Sees Stars,'' which comes out in the fall of 2011. Jon Jefferson is part of the New York Times best-selling writing team Jefferson Bass with Dr. Bill Bass, authors of five Body Farm novels and the upcoming release The Bone Yard.

A good mystery keeps the pages turning and the reader intrigued. These best–selling and award winning authors give us novels that are well written and full of interesting characters. The reader is captivated and involved, itching to turn the page and challenged to solve the puzzle. The Festival has become one of Florida's premier literary events and this year we are offering Lake County a unique opportunity to preview new mystery/thriller novels, to meet a favorite author in person and ask them questions. Attending a Festival of Reading event with a book signing also provides an great opportunity for authors to connect with their fans.

You may check the Festival of Reading schedule including writing workshops, author events and the Author Reception on our website