This edition of Capital Region Reads is filled with mystery. Emily Martin, the Adult Services Librarian
at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, recommends two chilling books.
“The Sun Down Motel” by Simone St. James
Twenty-year-old Carly Kirk has always been curious to investigate the details of
her Aunt Viv’s mysterious disappearance working as a night clerk at the Sun Down
Motel in Upstate, New York. When Carly decides to leave Illinois and take the same
position her aunt held thirty-five years earlier, she soon realizes the town and
motel is full of dark secrets. The Sun Down Motel is a thrilling novel recommended
for fans of the supernatural and fellow murderinos.
“American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI” by Kate
A noteworthy biography that covers the life and career of the American
criminologist, Edward Oscar Heinrich. A pioneer in forensic science, Heinrich
solved over 2,000 criminal cases throughout the early twentieth century and
developed techniques police still use today, such as blood-spatter analysis and
criminal profiling. A fascinating read recommended for fans of true crime and CSI.