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Lisle Library District Welcomes Visiting Mystery Authors

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  • Hank Phillippi Ryan (center) answers questions from attendees and members of Lisle Library's Murder Among Friends mystery book group.Taylor Habal

    Hank Phillippi Ryan (center) answers questions from attendees and members of Lisle Library's Murder Among Friends mystery book group.Taylor Habal

 
Josh Hepler

Lisle Library's mystery book group, Murder Among Friends, has been discussing mystery titles amongst themselves for a long time. Lately, the group has been able to discuss those novels directly with their source: the authors. The group, which meets monthly to share their thoughts on a wide variety of books in the mystery genre (and sub-genres), has added the input of two authors during their June and July meetings.

In June, the Library hosted celebrated journalist and best-selling author Hank Phillippi Ryan (pictured). She discussed her latest novel, Say No More, as well her extensive career as an investigative reporter. The author took questions from attendees and discussed a variety of topics, from how her professional experiences influence her writing to a reporter's difficult duty to question people who are at a low point in their lives.

On July 20th, the Library will host the author of the Liz Talbot 'Lowcountry' series, Susan M. Boyer. The series features a modern-southern-belle sleuth and small-town life, which stands in sharp contrast to Ryan's urban Boston locales. But according to Librarian Patricia Ruocco, who runs the Library's discussion group, this variety is what keeps things interesting and fun for readers and attendees.

The July 20th meeting with Susan M. Boyer will run from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, and is open to everyone. No registration is required.

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