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CrimeCONN: Mystery Conference, History and the Use of New Technology

October 25, 2014

CrimeCONN featured multiple Connecticut mystery authors along with panel discussions, forensic and police experts. This is the recording of Insights from an Expert: “Cold Case Investigations - History and the Use of New Technology” by Lieutenant Art Weisgerber, Crime Scene/ID Unit Norwalk Police Department from October 25, 2014.

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Teen Event: CSI Westport

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crime scene tapeJoin Westport Police Detectives Sereniti Dobson and Phil Restieri as they discuss the science behind fingerprinting, DNA, and crime scene processing.

Co-sponsored with the Westport Police Youth Collaborative.

McManus Room
Police, Teen

Restless in the Grave

Posted by on Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 - 9:36 AM

restless in the grave coverRestless in the Grave. As WestportREADS winds down, surely a title that would be appropriate for Amelia Earhart

It is a book about a plane crash, but the aviation entrepreneur involved is a fictional character.

Aleut P.I. Kate Shugak and Alaskan state trooper Liam Campbell, appear together in a Dana Stabenow mystery for the first time—a special treat for fans—when they become involved in a case after Finn Grant dies in the fiery crash of his Piper Super more

Great George

Posted by on Friday, Jan 6, 2012 - 12:26 PM

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George has millions of fans waiting for the release, next week, of the seventeenth Inspector Lynley mystery, Believing the Lie.

As USA Today points out, “It's tough to resist George's storytelling, once hooked."read more


The Betrayal of Trust

Posted by on Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011 - 9:44 AM

Betrayl of Trust coverAuthor Susan Hill says of her Simon Serrailler crime novels: “My aim was to look at issues in the world around me and contemporary life … I also wanted to know not ‘who dunnit’ but much more importantly, WHY?” 

She has succeeded. Publishers Weekly said of The Various Haunts of Men, the first book in the series, “Hill's fine writing and nuanced insight into human nature should appeal to fans of such masters of the psychological thriller as P.D. James, Elizabeth George and Ruth Rendell.” read more


The Puzzle Master

Posted by on Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011 - 10:17 AM

The career of maverick Detective Inspector Rebus began with Knots & Crosses in 1987 and ended with Exit Music in 2007.

For Rebus, Edinburgh is just one big crime scene just waiting to happen.

Rankin’s writing is greatly influenced by the stories of Robert Louis Stevenson and he used the Jekyll and Hyde story as a template with Edinburgh itself being as much of a character as more

Getting the drop

Posted by on Friday, Aug 19, 2011 - 8:30 AM

drop coverThe seventeenth Harry Bosch mystery from Michael Connelly, The Drop, doesn’t come out until November and we already have 13 holds on it!

Bosch—who has aged in “real time” through the series—is now 60 and has been given three years before he must retire from the L.A.P.D.  He hungers for cases to devour. In one morning, he gets two.

He finds himself simultaneously investigating a killer who has been operating undetected for 30 years and a political conspiracy that has its origins in his police more

Jane and Maura

Posted by on Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 - 8:25 AM

silent girl coverThe Rizzoli and Isles book series by Tess Gerritsen made its debut in 2001 with The Surgeon.

Jane Rizzoli is a Boston police detective and Maura Isles is a medical examiner.  They are complete opposites (although they are good friends) who solve crimes together and bust some of Boston’s most notorious criminals.

Eight more books followed, including the recent release, The Silent more

A most peculiar crime

Posted by on Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 - 9:54 AM

full dark house coverRemember the X- files? 

Christopher Fowler’s Bryant and May mysteries are set in the British equivalent—more or less—of the (also fictional) Peculiar Crimes Unit.

These are a delight for fans of Gilbert and Sullivan, as there are references throughout the series to both their operettas and their personal relationship, the latter of which somewhat parallels that of the fictional detectives Arthur Bryant and John more

A series takes shape

Posted by on Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 - 8:57 AM

shape of water coverAndrea Camilleri began writing the Detective Inspector Salvo Montalbano mysteries, set in his native Sicily, in 1994—in his late seventies.

The international bestselling series has since made both the author and his hero household names.

It was never Camilleri's intention to write more than a few crime novels, but the enthusiasm of critics and readers alike convinced him to put his middle-aged policeman through all sorts of increasingly complicated criminal more