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Judges are waiting to crack into a good mystery

The South Lake Tahoe Branch LIbrary will celebrate Raymond Chandler’s “The Big Sleep” and other hard-boiled mysteries in January with a “Hard-boiled Short Story Contest.”

“The Big Sleep” inspired generations of writers –now it’s your turn. This is your chance to tell your own hard-boiled mystery. The rules are simple: keep to the hard-boiled genre, submit your story by the deadline and keep you story under 500 words. That’s it.

Submit all entries to South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 or fax to (530) 544-8954. Entries must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 24.

Entries will be judged by library staff. The winner will be awarded a $30 gift certificate to a local bookstore sponsored by the South Lake Tahoe Friends of the Library.

The classic film version of “The Big Sleep” starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the library. Immediately following the movie, writers are encouraged to read their stories. The librarian will read any stories from participants who wish to remain anonymous.

For more information call the library at (530) 573-3185.

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