Whitehall Community Library 

Between the Stacks: 5/10/2023


ENCHANTED: The library's gnome house display anticipates the June 24th Enchanted Forest Faire event.

I just finished reading James Patterson's new Women's Murder Club novel, "The 23rd Midnight" and it started me thinking about why mysteries are so popular after decades of different authors and titles. The first reason patrons tell me they are such mystery fans is almost all mysteries are series with anywhere from 3 to 40 different books. The familiarity with the settings, characters, and type of mystery gives them comfort that the next book will be like meeting old friends for a new adventure.

The second reason is mystery readers tend to be puzzle solvers. They enjoy trying to guess who di...

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