Library Closed - Staff Development Day

The Library will be closed on Thursday, December 14th for Staff Development Day.

Book discussion will commence at 4pm on the lower level, the main floor will remain closed to the public.

December Board Meeting - Rescheduled to 12/18

The Board of Trustees monthly meeting will be held on Monday, December 18, 2023 at 6:00pm in the Library's Meeting Room.

Bev's Book Beat-November 2023

“Fear not November’s challenge bold—

We’ve books and friends,

And hearths that never can grow cold: These make amends!”

Alexander L. Fraser


Have I mentioned how I love this time of year! One of the best things about the fall, besides the weather and the colors that explode all around us, is the abundance of books that come out. I am always amazed at the genre, variety and all the authors who have books coming out this time of year. 


Looking at the new book list, I see Mike Lupica has taken over Robert B. Parker's Spenser series. Little back info: At the family’s request, Ace Atkins took over writing Robert B. Parker’s Spenser series after Parker died in 2010. It’s not easy taking over for such an iconic author, I liked Mr. Atkins and how he stayed true to Spenser. Mr. Atkins wrote ten Spenser books between 2012-2022. Check out Ace Atkins other series, one with 

Mississippi Sheriff Quinn Colson, the other is Nash Bridges. If you’re looking for a new author, give Mr. Atkins a try, I highly recommend them. Mike Lupica takes over the Spenser books now, I’m looking forward to seeing how he does. 

Michael Connelly brings back his Lincoln Lawyer with Resurrection Walk. I've been a fan of Mickey Haller since he was first introduced, I'm glad to see him back.

I'm glad to see Michael Cunningham back with a new book. His book Day is one I'm looking forward to reading.


If you've been reading Charles Cumming BOX 88 series, here is the third book, Kennedy 35. While I haven't read this series, I did like his book A Spy By Nature.

Need a new author?  There are several on the November list to choose from. 


One of my favorite websites to go to check out upcoming spy, mystery, espionage novels, is The Real Book Spy. Ryan Steck is the Book Spy and his site is fantastic. He gives reviews, interviews authors, writes his own  spy novels… if this is your favorite genre, check him out: Right now he's previewing thrillers for 2024. 


FYI: When possible I order the large print copy of upcoming books as soon as I can. Unfortunately not all large print comes out when the regular print. Sometimes it takes a lot longer than I like, so I understand folks' disappointment.


November at its best—

with a delightful menace in

the air.

Anne Bosworth Greene


Keep An Eye Out For:


Little Liar by Mitch Albom

Baumgartner by Paul Auster

The Edge by David Baldacci

Proof of the Pudding by Rhys Bowen

Sister of Starlit Seas by Terry Brooks

Olympian Affair by Jim Butcher

Tom Clancy Command and Control by Marc Cameron

Resurrection Walk by Michael Connelly

Uhtred’s Feast by Bernard Cornwell

Unnatural Death by Patricia Daniels Cornwell

Kennedy 35 by Charles Cumming

Day by Michael Cunningham 

Clive Cussler the Corsican Shadow by Dirk Cussler

Watchmakers Hand by Jeffery Deaver

Blood Lines by Nelson DeMille

Iwo,  26 Charlie by Peter T. Deuterman

Vamp by Loren D. Estleman

Spy Coast by Tess Gerritsen

Murder in Williamstown by Kerry Greenwood

Ghosts of Honolulu by Mark Harmon

Assassin’s Mark by Ward Larsen

Robert B. Parker’s Broken Trust by Mike Lupica

Betrayal by Phillip Margolin

Past Lying by Val McDermid

A Very Inconvenient Scandal by Jacqueline Mitchard

Alex Cross Must Die by James Patterson

Inheritance by Nora Roberts

Ball of Versailles by Danielle Steel


Little info: My hours at the library are now Monday-Thursday until 4pm. 

I will not be at the library from November 22nd to December 12th. 


November Reading Challenge begins November 1st. Sign up begins at 10 am

Literary Cafe November 10th at 10 am


This Sunday, November 5th at 2 pm, join us and come listen to Shiloh. Before the crazy season starts, come on down, relax, enjoy and listen to some beautiful music at 2pm.


"Good mashed potatoes are one of 

the great luxuries of life."

Lindsey Bareham

(I concur)


I wish all of you a Happy, Healthy, Wonderful Thanksgiving. 

Be well.


Happy Reading!



Bev @Mattituck-Laurel Library

631-298-4134 X 104

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