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Editor's Corner (January)

By: Amy Reynolds

I love a good mystery, everything from "cozies" of knitting shops and pecan farms, to the deep insight into the detectives of Louise Penny, Tana French, and P.D. James. Michigan authors have embraced the genre too. The author P.J. Parrish has taken Louis Kincaid from Leelanau County to Mackinaw Island. Maggie Pill's sleuth sisters have formed a detective agency in a small town near Alpena. Joseph Heywood writes of Grady Service, a conservation officer in the Upper Peninsula, who has to deal with everything from frozen gall bladders of bears to the "Dogman". The queen of mystery, Agatha Christie, has never gone out of style. The recent remake of Murder on the Orient Express boosted book sales of that clever puzzle. The Old Town Playhouse produced Christie's suspenseful two act play The Mousetrap last season, swearing the audience to keep the ending to themselves. The play has the notoriety of being the longest running theatrical play in history. This season OTP takes a lighter approach by adding Arsenic and Old Lace to their season line up. Opening January 19th and running three week ends, this comedy pokes fun at our beloved mysteries. So go, have a laugh, and then come to Horizon Books to satisfy your love of the mystery.

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