The Port Library is pleased to announce that we are once again recipients of a State Library of Kansas Notable Books Grant. This grant provides copies of each of the 2016 notable books to grant receiving libraries. Each book on the list is published by a Kansas author or about Kansas. Check out our display later this month, including this week’s Port Pick: Lost and Gone Forever by Alex Grecian. Mr. Grecian is a Kansas resident.
This is the fifth installment in the Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad series by Mr. Grecian. In Victorian-era London Detective Walter Day and his friend Sargent Neville Hammersmith have worked on four other cases for Scotland Yard each involving heinous crimes and murders. All the while the specter of the famous murderer Jack the Ripper has haunted Detective Day’s work. In the previous book a new killer called the Harvest Man arises to distract Detective Day from Jack the Ripper and manages to lure the good detective into confronting his own demons as well as those on the streets. This week’s Port Pick begins nearly a year after the previous installment. Detective Day has been missing and Sergeant Hammersmith has been searching for Detective Day. Jack the Ripper has been quiet too, but it’s only a matter of time before Hammersmith finds his friend and Jack the Ripper begins his grisly work once again.
If this series sounds interesting to you, the library has the previous four books housed in our Kansas Collection room.
You can get the book reviewed here and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library at 1718 N. Hersey in Beloit.