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Looking to beat the winter blues?
Spend time at the Jersey Shore with intrepid amateur sleuth Meg Daniels!
Strangers in the Avalon Dunes cover
Strangers in the Avalon Dunes by Jane Kelly is a new standalone mystery that pulls Meg Daniels out of her cushy housesitting job and into a missing persons case. When a young woman asks Meg to find her long-lost grandfather, Ken Patterson, Meg just can't say no. In 1977, Ken, a wealthy attorney, decided he was born too soon. He missed the British Invasion, the Summer of Love, and Woodstock. He may have missed the Sixties, but he wasn't going to miss the Seventies. So, he simply disappeared, leaving behind his wife and daughter.
 
Meg soon becomes convinced she's investigating a murder. Had Ken really executed a carefully planned escape from the life he no longer wanted? Meg is not so sure. His abandoned wife claims she has never given up on him, but Meg concludes that not everyone—including his wife—was sad to see him go.
 
"Strangers in the Avalon Dunes is clever, well-paced, and delightfully twisty. An engrossing mystery populated with intriguing and fascinating characters—you won't want to miss this one!"
—Lisa Regan, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling crime fiction author

 January 2023 | 284 pp/ trade paperback | ISBN 978-1-940091-12-9 | Regular Price $15.95

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Don't miss the other titles in Jane Kelly's Meg Daniels mystery series:
 
 
NewsBreaks
NISO Plus 2023: Encompassing the World of Scholarly Information
by Dave Shumaker
If you want catch up with what's going on in the field of international scholarly communication, you can't do better than to attend the NISO (National Information Standards Organization) annual conference, NISO Plus. This year's event, held under one virtual roof from Feb. 14 to 16 (U.S. time), showcased the vibrant activity of the field—and ended with a warning.

Weekly News Digests
Kudos and Impact Science Introduce the Sustainable Development Knowledge Cooperative
Kudos and Impact Science launched the Sustainable Development Knowledge Cooperative to support a better understanding of research related to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
EBSCO Information Services Commits to Helping the ReShare Community
EBSCO Information Services became a member of Project ReShare, meaning it will offer financial contributions and expertise to the ReShare Community of libraries, consortia, information organizations, and developers.
Exact Editions Adds Archive of Contemporary Illustration Magazine
3x3, the only magazine focused on contemporary illustration, digitized its modern archive with Exact Editions. It's available via subscription for individuals and institutions, with issues published three times a year.
HeinOnline Rolls Out Labor and Employment Database
HeinOnline unveiled Labor and Employment: The American Worker, its newest database, available to institutions and organizations for a one-time payment.
Bookshop's 2023 Plans
"Online bookseller Bookshop.org will begin selling e-books by the [end] of the year. It will also publish its first book, Our Strangers by Lydia Davis, in October."

NewsLink Spotlight
A Librarian Looks at Oscars 2023: Blockbusters, Big Names, and Underrated Gems
by Jessica Hilburn
For 2022, the Venn diagram of movies that made money and movies recognized during awards season is excitingly larger than usual. Of the 18 top-grossing movies, five are in the awards conversation, and three were nominated for Best Picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It certainly didn't hurt that the release dates of these buzzy movies were spread out over the course of the year in a way we don't normally see among those with awards chatter. ...

The early release dates allowed each to grow in popularity, and most importantly, gave them a chance to get eyeballs on them for months. Getting these films into circulation at the library without a glut of competition was certainly an exciting change of pace. This spread also gives the casual movie viewer the ability to look at the nominations the morning they are announced and actually see titles they recognize. Revolutionary!

Celebrating Oscars 2023 at the Library
by Brandi Scardilli
Every year, NewsBreaks covers the Academy Awards (aka the Oscars, held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). You'd think this topic wouldn't have much to do with libraries, but a quick Google search will show that it's actually very common for them to acknowledge each year's Oscars in some way, whether by posting about the nominees on their blog or hosting movie nights or other programming. After all, booklovers tend to be movie lovers (not always, but often!). It makes sense that librarians like to call attention to the Oscar-nominated movies they have in their collections and to the books the Oscar-caliber movies are based on. As you'll see in this Spotlight, books about the Academy Awards themselves are also good options for creating programming.

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