2015 Hot Reads for Cold Nights   
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About the program
Warm up with a good book this winter at Troy Public Library's
3rd Annual Adult Winter Reading Program: Hot Reads for Cold Nights, from January 5 through March 12.

To participate, submit a brief review of each title you read or listen to during the program period. You don't have to write a novel, but please include enough information for the review to be helpful to someone who is thinking about choosing that title. A short paragraph will do.

Each week, two lucky readers will receive a prize, and a Grand Prize of a Kindle Paperwhite eReader and case will be awarded at the conclusion of the program. Prizes will be awarded by random drawings from all reviews submitted, and are provided by the Friends of the Troy Public Library.

So warm up the long, cold Michigan winter nights with some hot reads from the Library. Stop by the Adult Information desk for suggestions, or check out our Bookletters booklists.

Happy reading!
Reviews
Title
Private India
Author
James Patterson
Review
When Jack Morgan opens the Mumbai branch of Private, the world's most elite detective agency, he hands the reins to top agent Santosh Wagh. Now, in this teeming metropolis of over thirteen million people where the guilty have everywhere to hide, Santosh goes on the hunt for one elusive killer. A killer who is targeting seemingly unconnected women and placing strange objects at their death scenes in a series of chilling rituals.

As the Private team races to find a link that will lead them to the next victim, an unseen menace threatens to destroy the agency from within-and plunge the city into chaos. With countless lives hanging in the balance, Santosh must confront the demons of his past . . . before Private India meets an explosive end.
Rating (5 = best)
Title
And Then There Were None
Author
Agatha Christie
Review
Ten people isolated on an island. And murdered one by one. Who is the killer? Very interesting idea that never quite makes it. Even when I read the epilogue I still had a difficult time "believing" the ending. But the writing is excellent. Also made into a movie in 1945.
Rating (5 = best)
Title
The Best American Magazine Writing 2014
Author
Sid Holt, Editor
Review
I'm a fan of magazine writing and this is a pretty good collection, but there's too much of a "round up the usual suspects" feel to it. Really, three pieces from the New Yorker? Maybe there would have been more room if they skipped Steve Brill's 75 pages on health care. The best pieces are the ones from unexpected sources, like Runner's World.
Rating (5 = best)