Programs

The Alliance Public Library strives to offer programming that is both education, informative, cultural and entertaining. Programs include Nebraska Humanities presentations, an annual Summer Reading celebration, seasonal concerts, special guest presenters, and more.

Local Sandhills author, Bernard (Bernie) Burgess, from Ashby, a retired Air Force officer, now living near Bee Branch, Arkansas,  has recently published his newest book, “Bert and Norah: Into the Light”. It is the third book in his “Bert and Norah Mysteries” series, following “Bert and Norah: The Nickel Dime Murders,” and “Bert and Norah: The Missing.” These fictional romantic, mystery, and crime thrillers are available on Amazon.com as both an E-book and paperback. Bernard will be at the Alliance Public Library on Monday, August 12th, 2019 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, to discuss his haunting mysteries and sign his books.

Bernard grew up on a ranch south of Ashby, is a 1965 graduate of Hyannis High School, and a 1970 graduate from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He retired from the US Air Force in 1990.

He has owned and operated a bed and breakfast in Cody, Wyoming; was a freelance writer for the Wyoming Livestock Roundup newspaper; worked as a private investigator in Arkansas; and was a civilian contractor for the Air Force at Al Mubarak Air Base in Kuwait, managing the command and control function and supporting the war on terror.

One Amazon reader had this to say: “The author is adept at keeping the action moving but yet building the suspense. There is enough action to satisfy the discerning reader. I couldn’t put the book down, reading it all in one setting.”

Alexis, of Fort Knox, Kentucky, said: “Seriously loved it. I was creeped out the whole way through and then the ending …. Whoa! I didn’t expect that AT ALL! …. If all mystery had this underlying sense of creepy terror, I’d read a lot more [mysteries]!”

(Good Reads member) Carol, called it an Amazing story…with an ending that will blow you away!!

This is a great story of mystery and suspense. At first I mostly enjoyed it because of the way I connected to the people and places since I was familiar with all the locations talked about in the book. I really enjoyed the premise of mystery combined with psychic detectives. And the coywolf was interesting also. But what was REALLY loved about this book was the ending! I read this genre of book so much I am seldom surprised. This book made “Amazing story…with an ending that will blow you away!! This is a great story of mystery and suspense. At first I mostly enjoyed it because of the way I connected to the people and places since I was familiar with all the locations talked about in the book. I really enjoyed the premise of mystery combined with psychic detectives. And the coywolf was interesting also. But what was REALLY loved about this book was the ending! I read this genre of book so much I am seldom surprised. This book made me stop and review in my head everything I had read when I was finished just to see how I had missed the awesome reveal at the end. Well done Bernard Burgess! I would buy any other books you write!

 

 

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