Today was the first of 2 spring book sales. The boys found some stuff (and I bought only a few books to send to others).
Bonus: Kindle book review!
THE LAST PAGE
by Libby Hellman and David Walker
Barbara Adams was the director of Windbrook Library. Working late one night, she found evidence of something amiss, and called her friend Mavis to tell her to call immediately. Then Barbara heard a squeak at the basement door, went to investigate, and was thrown down the stairs. The next morning, JJ Jackson, the maintenance man, found her body.
The police considered this a suicide, but Julia Fairbanks, daughter of Barbara's friend Mavis, and a law student, decided to conduct her own investigation. JJ told Julia that he "couldn't say as most folks would miss her much." And when Julia asked the interim acting director if Barbara was well liked by the staff, he responded, "Barbara was a very competent, conscientious administrator." Julia pressed on, ultimately reaching a conclusion close to home.
This was a short book, probably no more than 90 or so pages in paper form. While I've read better, it was pretty good. This book was written as a fundraiser for a library in or around Chicago (I'm fuzzy on those details; they were in the introduction), and it's likely the authors weren't published before this book. It was a nice, short diversion, and appropriate to mention, given my trip to the library today.
Hope you are all enjoying good weather!