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Mysteries at Lunch

Our Mysteries at Lunch book group meets the second Wednesday of each month at 12:15 p.m. in the library's meeting room. Copies of discussion books will be available at the front desk one month before the group meets. We often have audio and large print copies available as well. Since this group is our “at lunch” group, feel free to bring a bite to eat!

2014

 

Give me Chocolate by Annie Hansen

Wednesday, November 12, 12:15 p.m.

In the quaint river town of Geneva, Illinois, Kelly Clark comes home to re-start her life after a horrific divorce. She settles into the apartment above Chocolate Love, her sister's specialty dessert shop. Things are starting to look up but just when it looks like she is getting her life on track, she stumbles over a dead body in the kitchen of Chocolate Love. Has her violent past followed her home to Geneva?

Join us for this special book group as we provide lunch and author Annie Hansen joins us for our discussion.

 
 

Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman

Wednesday, December 10, 12:15 p.m.

In the wake of her stalwart police officer husband's shattering suicide in their otherwise peaceful Adirondack village, house restorer Nora Hamilton notices strange inconsistencies in her husband's past and in the behaviors of his police force co-workers before stumbling on deadly local secrets.

Holiday book exchange. Bring a used wrapped book to exchange and a snack to pass.

 
 

How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

Wednesday, January 14, 12:15 p.m.

In Three Pines, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache investigates the disappearance of a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo.

 
 

In the Woods by Tana French

Wednesday, February 11, 12:15 p.m.
(Meeting Room A)

Detective Rob Ryan and his partner, Cassie Maddox, investigate the murder of a 12-year-old girl near a Dublin suburb. The case resonates with similarities to a murder committed twenty years before that involved two children and the young Ryan.

 
 

Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers

Wednesday, March 18, 12:15 p.m.
*Please note, this is the third Wednesday in March.

Dashing detective Lord Peter Wimsey is caught up in the murder trial of mystery writer Harriet Vane. Her fiance has died of poisoning exactly as described in one of Harriet's novels -- so naturally she is the prime suspect. As Peter looks on, he not only falls in love with the accused but eagerly helps with Harriet's defense when the first trial ends in a hung jury. Will she be convicted and executed for the crime, or can he save her life and win her hand in marriage? This superb classic was originally published in 1930.

 
 

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

Wednesday, April 8, 12:15 p.m.

Drafted against her will to serve the regime of Vladimir Putin as an intelligence seductress, Dominika Egorova engages in a charged effort of deception and tradecraft with first-tour CIA officer Nathaniel Nash before a forbidden attraction threatens their careers.

 
 

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Wednesday, May 13, 12:15 p.m.

On a three-day journey through the snowbound Balkan hills, Hercule Poirot must weed through an array of international suspects to find the passenger who murdered a gangster on the Orient Express.

 
 

The Last Child by John Hart

Wednesday, December 10, 12:15 p.m.

After his twin sister Alyssa disappears, thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon is determined to find her. When a second girl disappears from his rural North Carolina town, Johnny makes a discovery that sends shock waves through the community in this multi-layered tale of broken families and deadly secrets.