Monday, 6 June 2011

Muskoka Murder

When you hear ‘murder mystery’, does Muskoka come to mind? Gravenhurst author Liam Dwyer gives us Ian Murdoch, retired OPP homicide investigator, in his popular series of books based in Muskoka. Even readers that don’t normally enjoy this genre of book will enjoy reading the stories that take place in our own backyard. All six novels are set in Muskoka and feature Ian Murdoch as he reluctantly is thrown back into the homicide detective business when a corpse washes up on the shores of his Lake Muskoka cottage. Murder in Muskoka the first in the series, is where we first meet Ian Murdoch. This is followed by Gold & Greed, Muskoka Cross & Double Cross, Muskoka Death & Diamonds, Muskoka Bound & Betrayed, and Muskoka Rage & Retribution.

Interested in other Muskoka books? The Muskoka Bibliowiki website claims to be the world’s most comprehensive listing of information on books about Canada’s renowned Muskoka District, Algonquin Park, Georgian Bay, and Parry Sound District. The searchable database collects information about all known print literature relating to this area, offering a dynamic collection of bibliographic information, both factual and experiential, as a research tool. The search results show you which library in the area has it in their collection or where else you might view the document or book that you are interested in. They ask for help in expanding the database by adding books, articles, and papers on Muskoka, Georgian Bay, Parry Sound or Algonquin Park and by submitting any corrections, or additional information, for existing entries. The Muskoka Bibliowiki website is found at www.muskokabooks.ca/bibliowiki.html

Keep abreast of the ever-expanding calendar of events through the Muskoka Lakes Public Library website and clicking on the events tab. There are a variety of events taking place in the coming months that will be of interest to many. www.muskoka.com/library

A very special Father’s Day story and craft time for children in JK to grade four will take place at the library in Port Carling on Thursday, June 16 from 4:30 to 5:30. The workshop is free but since space is limited pre-registration is required. 705-765-5650.

The Muskoka Lakes Public Library in Port Carling will be closed for library computer operating system upgrades June 23 and 24, 2011. Library catalogue and account information will not be able to be accessed from home nor from the library during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. The after-hours drop boxes will be open for returns.

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