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Thin Blue Line: Harrisburg library honors law enforcement at book club

updated: 5/18/2017 8:34 AM

HARRISBURG -- The Harrisburg Memorial Library honored law enforcement past and present Wednesday with a selection of crime novels at the book club's meeting.

Ray Gorman, a part-time librarian, organized the theme and said he and library staff wanted to show local law enforcement personnel support for the work they do in the community.

"This is National Police Week, and we decided to have a crime novel theme to fit in with that," Gorman said. "We felt like this was a good opportunity to show our appreciation for police officers, and maybe get some new readers or new authors."

Several law enforcement officers were invited to attend as Gorman and the book club discussed the wide range of crime novels he chose to feature. Protagonists in the novels varied from well-heeled private detectives to an inept Wyoming game warden with a host of personal problems.

"They are all very different, but they are also all very good reads," he said.