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Dastardly Doings In The American Desert

Librarian Mary Snyder discovers an author with a rare talent for tension.

Mary Snyder reads Taken by Robert Crais on her Kindle. Since March the library has offered e-books available for check out.

Mary Snyder reads Taken by Robert Crais on her Kindle. Since March the library has offered e-books available for check out.

Mary Snyder has always been an avid reader. This you would expect from the person who is the Director of Library Services for Indian River County. However, she admits she went into the library field only after abandoning her childhood dream of becoming a race-car driver. So it is no wonder that her choice in reading tends toward the fast-paced, pressure-packed and tension-driven fiction written by authors such as Robert Crais.

Crais’ latest novel is Taken, which Mary recommends to other readers who enjoy the mystery/detective genre. She discovered the author several years ago when she was considering the purchase of books for the Main Library and one of Crais’ novels landed on top of a stack of books on her desk. When she read the dust jacket, she was startled to discover that he began his career writing TV scripts for Hill Street Blues, Cagney & Lacey, Quincy, M.E., Miami Vice and L.A. Law – all shows she had frequently watched and enjoyed.
 

Read the entire article in the May 2012 issue