The Alcona County Library is subject to new rules, enacted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, that take effect Wednesday, November 18th. Harrisville and Lincoln branches will be open at 25% of normal capacity: 15 patrons maximum at the Harrisville branch and 7 at Lincoln. Harrisville hours will remain Monday-Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm. Lincoln Hours will remain Monday-Friday 12:00 pm-6:00 pm. In addition to the cleaning by the cleaning company, staff will sanitize touch points within the building at least twice daily. Soft seating will remain reduced/eliminated. Every other computer will be marked out of service to increase physical distance between patrons. Caledonia hours will be Monday-Thursday 1:00 pm-5:30 pm, and Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Touchless Pickup Only (winter hours will be in effect October 1-April 30). Mikado Hours will be Monday-Thursday 2;00 pm-6:00 pm, with Touchless Pickup Only. Face masks must be used in buildings, and will be made available to patrons.
In a stunning feat of the imagination, Anne Perry encloses readers within the magic circle of her genius and brings to life the lost world of England's Victorian Age. Hoofbeats clatter on cobblestones, gaslight glimmers through fog, and in the exclusive privacy of elegant drawing rooms, powerful men and women once again live the splendor and shame of that matchless era. With The Twisted Root, Perry holds us rapt with a chilling story of love, betrayal, and consummate evil. As private investigator William Monk listens to young Lucius Stourbridge plead for help in tracking down his runaway fiancée, he feels a sense of heavy foreboding. Miriam Gardiner disappeared suddenly from a croquet party at the luxurious Bayswater mansion of her in-laws-to-be, and has not been seen since. But on Hampstead Heath, Monk finds the coach in which Miriam had fled and, nearby, the murdered body of the coachman. There is no trace of Miriam. What strange compulsion could have driven the beautiful widow to abandon the prospect of a loving marriage and financial abundance? Monk's attempt to answer that question proves a challenge, as Miriam Gardiner's fateful flight ends in a packed London courtroom where brilliant barrister Oliver Rathbone wages an uphill battle to absolve her from a charge of murder. And in a race with the hangman, Monk and clever nurse Hester Latterly--themselves now newlyweds--desperately pursue the elusive truth . . . and an unknown killer whose malign brilliance they have scarcely begun to fathom.