This mystery book discussion is for anyone who wishes to enjoy and learn about mysteries. Attendees will not always read the same title. Instead, we will sometimes read by author, by topic, or do comparisons. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm, from January - November (no meeting in August).
Copies of each title will be available on the 2nd floor of the library near the Information Desk. There is no need to register for these discussions, but if you'd like to join our email list, please send your contact information to email@example.com.
November 12: Mysterious Wisconsin: Take your pick from John Galligan’s Bad Axe County, Nick Petrie’s The Drifter, or Patricia Skalka’s Death in Cold Water this month! Join us at https://zoom.us/j/99822154075
No meeting in December
January 14: The Widows of Malabar Hill is the first book in Sujata Massey's Perveen Mistry series. https://zoom.us/j/94738957118
February 11: Funny People: Choose Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen or The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz (or both!) https://zoom.us/j/94738957118
March 11: IQ is the first book in Joe Ide's series set in Los Angeles. https://zoom.us/j/94738957118
April 8: Mysterious Archeologists: Take your pick from Elizabeth Peters' Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody series) and/or Elly Griffith's Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway series) https://zoom.us/j/94738957118
May 13: This month we'll try an espionage thriller instead of a mystery, with The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva. https://zoom.us/j/94738957118
June 10: Originally scheduled for 2020, this month will feature guest facilitator Helene Androski. She is a retired Senior Academic Librarian from Memorial Library at UW-Madison who remains very active with the Wisconsin Library Association. Further, she is known for her wonderful UW-Madison Continuing Studies History & Mystery classes. Tonight she’ll cover “Theme and Variations on the English Village Mystery.” The books to be discussed are Agatha Christie's Murder at the Vicarage, G. M. Malliet's Wicked Autumn, and Val Mcdermid's A Place of Execution.
We're planning to meet at the Nordic Ridge park shelter (1300 Hoel Ave, masks required, weather permitting; back-up plan is a Zoom meeting).
July 8: Attica Locke's Highway 59 novels: Bluebird, Bluebird and/or Heaven My Home. IMPORTANT UPDATE: We will be meeting in person at East Side Park, 225 S Lynn Street, instead of via Zoom. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
No meeting in August
September 9: Locked Room Mysteries: Malice by Keigo Higashino and/or An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena. We will be meeting in person at East Side Park, 225 S Lynn Street, weather permitting. In case of rain, we will meet via Zoom and post the link here.
October 14: Nordic Noir: The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg. We will meet in the library's basement Carnegie Meeting Room.
November 11: In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming is the first book in the successful Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne mystery series. We will meet in the library's basement Carnegie Meeting Room.