PCDL to participate in world’s largest digital book club


EATON – Preble County District Library announced last week it will take part in the Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club which connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time.

For a two-week period beginning June 23, Preble County District Library users will be able to borrow the eBook, A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (Pegasus Books), from http://ohioebooks.org and participate in a worldwide version of a local book club. There will be no waitlists for this popular mystery with a twist.

A Murder in Time is an intricate mystery about a brilliant FBI agent, Kendra, who finds herself transported back in time to the 1800s. Relegated to the servant class, she stumbles across a gruesome murder and recognizes they have a serial killer in their midst. Kendra scrambles to solve the case before it takes her own life – 200 years before she was ever born. At its core, Julie McElwain’s debut novel is a puzzle, a hunt for a murderer, and a quest for justice.

“Throughout my life, I’ve loved all genres of books – mystery, romance, paranormal and historical,” McElwain said. “Maybe that’s why I’ve included a little bit of all those elements in A Murder in Time. I sincerely hope readers enjoy Kendra’s story as much as I enjoyed researching and writing it.”

Big Library Read is a free program. To get started reading, all that is needed is a Preble County District Library card and a device to read eBooks. The title will be available with no wait lists and will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there are never any late fees.

“McElwain’s debut novel sounds like an interesting take on a murder mystery,” said PCDL Marketing Coordinator Mike Zimmerman. “The Big Library Read is a great way to try out a new book and try out the library’s eBook lending services.”

The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between Preble County District Library, OverDrive and Pegasus Books, publisher of A Murder in Time. More than 20,000 library reader selected the title through a survey. To borrow the eBook readers can visit http://ohioebooks.org and log in with your Preble County District Library card number and PIN.

For more information, visit BigLibraryRead.com. For help with using your smartphone, e-reader, tablet, or other device to access library eBooks, contact your local branch or set up an appointment with Preble County District Library’s Reference Department at 937-456-5562.

R-H Staff

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