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
Susie Wilde, popular N&O columnist on children's books, presents her Wilde Awards Live! Find out her picks for the best in children's and teen books for the year. Author and designer Pam Pease also joins us with her wonderful interactive books for children ages 10+, including Architecture for Kids. This is part of our View From Tuesday sessions, open to all but of special interest to teachers and media specialists.