Thursdays with Murder

Repeats every month on the second Thursday until Thu Nov 11 2021 except Thu Dec 10 2020, Thu Aug 12 2021.
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 6:30pm
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 6:30pm
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 6:30pm
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 6:30pm
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 6:30pm
Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 6:30pm
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 6:30pm
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 6:30pm

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

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

No meeting in December

January 14: The Widows of Malabar Hill is the first book in Sujata Massey's Perveen Mistry series.

February 11: Funny People: Choose Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen or The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz (or both!)

March 11: IQ is the first book in Joe Ide's series set in Los Angeles.

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)

May 13: This month we'll try an espionage thriller instead of a mystery, with The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva.

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

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.