From the Author
mystery reflects my experiences as a librarian and as a patron, and the
colleagues and customers I've observed. I'm proudest of the originality in many
of the scenes and characters, especially the Three Biblioteers, the Exhibit
Hall and the Party chapters. It is deliberately written in a style for easy and
quick reading. I consider it a book full of humor and imagination but certainly
much is here grounded in the real library world. The "political" content should
arouse those on both sides of the aisle, as that is the intention. I trust many
who read it will be entertained.
From the Back Cover
Washington DC is the setting of the annual library conference and Ally Derringer is anticipating a magnificent event to cap off her year as president. Many new members have recently joined, although it is unclear why. The festive atmosphere is interrupted as an unsolved murder threatens to wreck the conference. Strangely, few seem sad that the librarian is dead. Is the killer an angry ex-flame? Someone hiding criminal behavior? A political opponent? Or was it an act of terrorism by an extremist? The Three Biblioteers, making their first appearance, form an alliance hoping to solve the puzzling case.