A Pale Horse by Charles Todd. I actually put off reading this book when I found out that Charles Todd was really a mother and son writing team who are American. My snobbish attitude about everything English was somewhat misplaced, however, since the book is very true to its roots, well-researched, and ultimately quite readable. Ian Rutledge, a Scotland Yard inspector, just barely survived the Great War. Although he has recovered physically, he cannot shake the lingering mental trauma, as evidenced by Hamish, a dead comrade who continues to speak to him, giving advice and criticism. In this novel, Rutledge is sent on two different cases, a missing person of concern to the War Office and an unidentified corpse found in the ruins of an abbey. The cases begin to connect, as Rutledge shuttles between several country shires, giving a convincing picture of life in 1920's Britain. More books in the series are also available through interlibrary loan.
Don't forget that Wednesday, February 18, 2009 is the last day to place your order for those great Deppen pies. Choose from a variety of flavors and help the library for only $8.50 for a tasty 9 inch pie. For more information or to place an order call 874-3382 or us our contact page at www.frackvillelibrary.com.
My name is Elaine Mykolayko, and I am the new Library Director at the Frackville Free Public Library. You may know me better as euroms48 if you read this blog on a regular basis. I have been working at the library for over four years, and it has become a really important part of my life. I hope that we can continue to make it a significant community resource for all of you as well. Times are changing, and so are libraries. We need to provide those services that help our patrons, and so I continue to encourage you to use our website, read our blog, and let us know what you think. When you next visit the library, please ask for me. I would love to meet all of our Talk to the Library Blog readers, or use our contact page at www.frackvillelibrary.com.