Join the Big Library Read

Post Date:06/02/2014 8:00 AM

Join the Big Library Read, June 3-18 

Become a champion mystery-solver with the Norfolk Public Library through OverDrive’s Big Library Read program starting the morning of June 3 and concluding the afternoon of June 18. During this reading period, Laurien Berenson's hair-raising murder-mystery, A Pedigree to Die For, will be available for NPL card holders to enjoy—no holds, no waitlists. Patrons will be able to select a lending period of one, two or three weeks, which begins at the date of checkout. 

Big Library Read is an international program that gives libraries and library patrons unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title during the program, creating a virtual, global book club. Interested patrons who live, work or own property in Norfolk will be able to borrow A Pedigree to Die For using a valid library card. This eBook can be enjoyed on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle® without worrying about waitlists or holds. Since titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period, there are no late fees.

The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between OverDrive, the leading supplier of eBooks and more to libraries, and and Kensington Publishing Corp., publisher of Laurien Berenson’s unusual and fascinating mystery.

To borrow the eBook version of A Pedigree to Die For as part of Big Library Read, patrons can visit

About the book

The apparent heart attack that killed kennel owner Max Turnbull has left seven pups in mourning, and his wife Peg suspecting foul play. But the only evidence is their missing prize pooch—a pedigreed poodle named Beau.

Enter Melanie Travis. With her young son happily ensconced in day camp, the 30-something teacher and single mother is talked into investigating her uncle’s death—unofficially, of course. Posing as a poodle breeder in search of the perfect stud, Melanie hounds Connecticut’s elite canine competitions, and finds an ally in fellow breeder Sam Driver. But her affection cools when she’s put on the scent of Sam’s questionable past...and hot on the trail of a poodle-hating neighbor and one elusive murderer who isn’t ready to come to heel.

Read a sample of A Pedigree to Die For



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