Storytime for Grownups: Fairs, festivals, carnivals and circuses

0000000000000000Passionate Kiss Cocktail at Stir 019 (2)Fairs, festivals, circuses, and carnivals are popular settings for many novels, and from what I can see, they are the site of many a mystery. From the “Food Festival Mystery” to stories about killer clowns and death-not-so-defying stunts, these books will get you in the mood for the South Florida Fair.

The blue ribbon Jalapeño Society jubilee / Carolyn Brown

World’s Fair / E.L. Doctorow

Dancing in the streets: a history of collective joy / Barbara Ehrenreich

State Fair / Erlene Fowler

How to sell what you make: the business of marketing crafts / Paul Gerhards

Yankee Doodle Dead / Carolyn Hart

Eiffel’s Tower: and the world’s fair where Buffalo Bill beguiled Paris, the artists quarreled, and Thomas Edison became a count / Jill Jonnes

The Alchemy of murder / Carol McCleary 0000000000000000Passionate Kiss Cocktail at Stir 019 (2)

The night circus / Erin Morgenstern

Kill ‘em with cayenne / Gail Oust

Death of a crabby cook / Penny Pike (part of the “Food Festival Mystery” series)

As a special treat, if you log on to Hoopla through the Palm Beach County Library System’s website, you can watch Cirque du Soleil performances! Don’t forget to check out the Library System’s booth at the Fair!

Once again, Palm Beach Happening would like to thank Adam Davis, director of system services for the Palm Beach County Library System, for getting everyone in the mood to “share the fair!”