Ames Free Library

"Where the Community Connects"


Current hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Visits are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes per person.
  • Total occupancy in the building is limited to 10 visitors at any given time, so short waits outside may be necessary.
  • Please go here for more information on what services are currently available.
  • Email us at, or call 508-238-2000.
  • Check out our list of online programs here!

Local Author Talk: Sweet Dreams, Sweet Death, by PK Norton

"An impressive crafted and unfailingly entertaining novel by a master of the genre, Sweet Dreams, Sweet Death by P. K. Norton is the first volume of what promises to be a simply outstanding new series starring Amy Lynch, female investigator. ... Sweet Dreams, Sweet Death is very strongly recommended, especially for community library Mystery/Suspense collections....." - Midwest Book Review
Amy Lynch was conceived in a restaurant in Nantucket where local author, PK Norton, and her husband were sipping cocktails and discussing various ways to kill people.  After another round of drinks and a bit more conversation, Amy became the protagonist in a mystery series embroiling her in mayhem and murder. Amy – whom author Hallie Ephron described as “smart, spunky and funny” -- is a claim investigator for an insurance company based in Boston.  This is the only boring thing about her, and it turns out to be not boring at all.  It is amazing to what lengths people will go to collect an insurance claim check.
In Sweet Dreams, Sweet Death, the first in the Amy Lynch Investigations series, our protagonist finds herself in Key West investigating the deaths of four guests at a hotel wedding reception—apparently from ingesting tainted key lime petit fours.
When she is not plotting and writing, Paula is, well, plotting and writing with Sisters in Crime and the Cape Cod Writers Center.  Paula was born and raised in Abington where she taught at the public schools, lived in Brockton and resides now in Easton, MA.
Event Location: 
Queset House, 2nd Floor Conference Room