In the first Strike Mystery, The Cuckoo's Calling, Robert Galbraith (aka J. K. Rowling) creates an intriguing P.I., Cormoran Strike, a veteran of the War in Afghanistan who lost a leg to an IED. This second in the series has a universally disliked novelist murdered after writing a libelous book maliciously satirizing many people in the publishing world. Galbraith is a masterful storyteller and this book doesn't disappoint; I read it every spare minute I could get. -Trish
First the music, and then the book. Doug Walter and Lee Clyburn are up first on Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. with music, playing standards and oldies fitting the mood. Then Raleigh author Sam Mordecai debuts Praying in Pamlico. A small Southern town is tradition of reciting a public prayer before its high school football games hasn't ruffled any feathers for decades...until now.