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Welcome to the new online home for Read Between the Lynes. We've redesigned the site to offer new and exciting features, including a larger list of books and reviews, up to date staff picks and reviews and an online store featuring a large collection of eBooks and other products that you can order from the comfort of your own home.


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author of "Lost in the Ivy"

Sunday, April 27th

1:00 pm

We hope you'll join us to welcome Randy Richardson and learn about his work of detective fiction, "Lost in the Ivy".

Reporter Charley Hubbs has left almost everything of his former life behind — even part of his memory. Now Charley has the story any reporter would kill for. Problem is, he might have done just that — and hus name has moved from the bylines to the headlines. As the dead bodies pile up around him, Charley sets out to prove to himself that he's not the homicidal maniac the press has made him out to be. Enlisting the aid of seductive, whip-smart bartender, Elizabeth "Lizzy" Zapler, he makes a daring courthouse escape. From that point on, it's a race against time for the truth. Along the way, Charley discovers that he can run, but not hide, from his past.

Against the backdrop of Chicago's storied Wrigley Field, a baseball shrine cursed by a billy goat, Charley is caught in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that plays out in two seasons — one of futility and the other of hope. Only by unlocking the mysteries of his past and opening his heart again will he be able to find if hope truly does spring eternal.


Hard Luck Egg Hunt

Announcing the Orson Welles Todd Theatre Festival 80th Anniversary in Woodstock, IL. Friday May 16th - Saturday May 17th

Many events are planned, including Welles biographers at the Opera House, productions of Welles radio theatre scripts and much more! Visit welleswoodstock.com for details.

Speakers will be signing books at our store during the weekend. Check back to see details - coming soon!