As part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, Detectives from the State Police Western District Major Crime Squad will present a program on crime scene investigation. The presentation will include information on the organization of the State’s Major Crime Units, the response to a crime scene, methods of crime scene documentation, crime scene reconstruction, evidence collection, preservation and analysis and case reviews. There will be time for questions, and light refreshments will be served. Please register for this free program.
Archer Mayor is the author of the highly acclaimed Vermont-based series featuring detective Joe Gunther, which the Chicago Tribune describes as “the best police procedurals being written in America.” He is a past winner of the New England Independent Booksellers Association Award for Best Fiction—the first time a writer of crime literature has been so honored. In 2011, Mayor’s 22nd Joe Gunther novel, TAG MAN, earned a place on The New York Times bestseller list for hardback fiction.
Discussion of Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China, by Paul French. Chronicling an incredible unsolved murder, Midnight in Peking captures the aftermath of the brutal killing of a British schoolgirl in January 1937. The mutilated body of Pamela Werner was found at the base of the Fox Tower, which, according to local superstition, is home to the maliciously seductive fox spirits. As British detective Dennis and Chinese detective Han investigate, the mystery only deepens and, in a city on the verge of invasion, rumor and superstition run rampant. Based on seven years of research by historian and China expert Paul French, this true-crime thriller presents readers with a rare and unique portrait of the last days of colonial Peking. Winner of both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the CWA Non-Fiction Dagger.
This discussion will take place upstairs in the library.
Film showing of Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, and Emma Watson. A man is appointed by God to carry out a crucial mission of rescue before a calamitous flood destroys the world.
"...Noah" manages to blend the expected with the unexpected and does it with so much gusto and cinematic energy you won't want to divert your eyes from the screen." --Los Angeles Times
"One of the most dazzling and unforgettable Biblical epics ever put on film."--Richard Roeper
"...Noah is a daringly inventive, thoroughly entertaining and ultimately very serious movie." --Newsday