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Dowager Countess Approved

The sixth and final season of award-winning costume drama, Downton Abbey, has come and gone.  For those of us following the adventures of the Crawley family, Sunday nights have become a bit of a lonely affair.  Cast adrift and clutching our teacups, we must now sit back and wait for writer Julian Fellowes to pen… View more

Mystery Monday: Agatha Christie

Today I have visions of tea, scones and arsenic dancing in my head. While scouring the stacks at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, I discovered that we have an incredible selection of Agatha Christie novels. For a mystery lover, this is a treasure indeed. Dame Agatha Christie, the doyenne of the proper English murder mystery,… View more

Sherlock

Sherlock is a smart modern retelling of the classic Doyle stories about the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Fans of the original stories won’t be disappointed, this series is like a love letter to the devoted but it is still exciting and accessible to anyone who hasn’t read them. You might miss some jokes… View more

A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness joins the crowded paranormal genre with a story of vampires, witches, and demons. But this one has a different feel from many of it’s counterparts, with libraries and yoga pants instead of stakes and leather. The main character is a history professor named Diana, most of the story… View more

Jeeves and Wooster

Jeeves and Wooster is an award winning television series based on the beloved stories of British author P.G. Wodehouse. His stories are the original source of that stereotypical butler named Jeeves. In this series, a young British aristocrat named Bertie Wooster (played by Hugh Laurie) hires a valet named Jeeves (played by Stephen Fry). Bertie… View more

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