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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!



The Last Child by John Hart

Wednesday, June 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.


Perfidy by M. E. May

Wednesday, July 8, 12:15 p.m.
Special author visit!

Mandy Stevenson left home for college even as her family was being torn apart by the loss of her brother, an Indianapolis police officer. But now, four years later, Mandy finds herself in a new nightmare when her vanishes without a trace. The police investigation quickly uncovers her mother’s secret, nefarious lifestyle—a lifestyle which may have cost her mother everything—including her life. Will uncovering the most perfidious betrayal of all turn Mandy’s life to bitterness—or end it? The author of the Circle City Mysteries series joins us for our Mysteries at Lunch Book Group to discuss Perfidy, the first novel in the series and the winner of the 2013 Lovey Award for Best First Novel.


The Postman Always Rings Twice by James Cain

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

The sultry young wife of a diner owner conspires with an aimless drifter to murder her husband. " Like the crime novels of his contemporaries Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, Cain's tales of obsession and murder are especially well-suited to that dark cinematic style of the 1940's known as film noir." (Magill Book Review) You may recognize this classic 1930s noir because of the movie of the same name.