Libraries continue to open for visits or curbside pickup. The state restrictions announced on April 12 do not affect our services.
Hours and services have changed at some libraries. Lake Hills ends Curbside service April 21. Renton will reduce curbside hours starting April 20.
Some libraries are open for modified visits. Find out what to expect during your visit. Book returns and contactless services are available at most libraries. Items are quarantined- and will remain on your account- for at least 24 hours before they are checked in. We’re not charging overdue fines right now, but all due dates and renewal limits still apply. Get the details in our FAQs.
"It's October 1814. The war with France is finally over, Europe's diplomats are convening in Vienna for a conference that will put their world back together, and London finds itself in the grip of a series of terrifying murders eerily similar to the shocking Ratcliffe Highway murders of three years before. In 1811, two entire families were brutally murdered in their homes. A suspect - a young Irish seaman named John Murphy - was arrested. But before he could be brought to trial, Murphy hanged himself in his cell. The murders ceased, and London slowly began to breathe easier. But when the lead investigator, Sir Edwin Pym, is killed in the same brutal way, suddenly everyone is talking about the heinous crimes again, and the city is paralyzed with terror. Was the wrong man arrested for the murders? Has a vicious serial killer decided it's time to kill again? Bow Street magistrate Sir Henry Lovejoy turns to his friend Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, for assistance. Pym's colleagues are convinced his manner of death is a coincidence, but Sebastian has his doubts. The more he looks into the three-year-old murders, the more certain he becomes that the hapless John Murphy was not the real killer. Which begs the question - who was?"--Provided by publisher.