Fort Bend County Libraries invites the public to join in the “Big Library Read” eBook-reading program, a world-wide project encouraging communities to read the same eBook from June 3 through 18. The 2014 selection for the “Big Library Read” is A Pedigree to Die For, the first book in the Melanie Travis mystery series written by Laurien Berenson.
The Big Library Read initiative is an international program that gives libraries and library patrons unlimited simultaneous access to a popular eBook title during the program dates, creating a virtual, global book club. Library patrons will be able to download the eBook from Fort Bend County Libraries’ online digital library collection – OverDrive – without worrying about wait lists or holds. Since the eBook automatically expires at the end of the lending period, there are never any late fees.
To download the eBook from the library’s website, click on “eBooks & Digital Media,” and then select the OverDrive link to download the eBook to digital reading devices such as iPad®, iPhone®, NOOK®, Android™ phones and tablets, Sony eReaders, Kindle®, and computers. A Pedigree to Die For will be right on the FBCL OverDrive page ready to check out.
In A Pedigree to Die For, an apparent heart attack kills kennel owner Max Turnbull, but his wife Peg suspects foul play because their prize-winning poodle goes missing the same night as Max’s death. Peg convinces her niece, Melanie Travis, to investigate Max’s death and the mystery of the missing dog. Posing as a poodle-breeder in search of the perfect stud, Melanie goes to Connecticut’s elite canine competitions, where she encounters a moody, dog-hating neighbor, an ambitious dog handler, and a handsome rival poodle-breeder.
The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between OverDrive and Kensington Publishing Corp., publisher of Laurien Berenson’s mystery novel. OverDrive is the leading supplier of eBooks and digital audiobooks to libraries.
For more information, call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.