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Mysteries at Lunch

Our Mysteries at Lunch book group meets the third 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!

2016

 

Deception by Sue Myers

Wednesday, April 20, 12:15 p.m.

Special visit by the author!

Author Sue Myers will join us to discuss her book Deception, first in her Claire O'Shaunessy mysteries. You'll love the Chicago connection in this series!

Cook County forensic pathologist, Dr. Claire O’Shaunessy is an advocate for her patients, even if they are all dead. When the body of an unknown male discovered behind Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry is linked to the remains of her childhood friend recently discovered in a rural cemetery, Claire is driven to solve these two murders.

 
 

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

Wednesday, May 18, 12:15 p.m.

In the days leading up to the First World War, typical everyman Richard Hannay finds himself caught in the middle of an anarchist plot to plunge Europe into chaos by assassinating the Greek Premier. However, when his American contact is murdered, Hannay makes it his duty to elude his enemies and save the Greek leader. (NoveList)

 
 

Garden of Beasts by Jeffery Deaver

Wednesday, June 22, 12:15 p.m.

*Please note, this is the fourth Wednesday in June.

Reputed for his vow to take only morally righteous assignments in 1936 New York City, a German-American hit man is forced by the government to pose as an Olympic contender and kill a member of Hitler's regime.

 
 

Private Games by James Patterson

Wednesday, July 20, 12:15 p.m.

Private, the world's most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for the 2012 Olympic games in London. When a high-ranking member of the games' organizing committee and his mistress have been killed. It's clear that it wasn't a crime of passion, but one of precise calculation and execution, and Private must stop a madman bent on destroying the Games.

 
 

Odds Against by Dick Francis

Wednesday, August 17, 12:15 p.m.

*We will meet at John's Restaurant.

A fall from a racehorse left brilliant jockey Sid Halley dangerously depressed, with a wrecked hand and the need for a new career. It was a bullet wound that helped him find one. Although he'd been with a detective agency since his racing accident, it isn't until some two-bit hoodlum drills a slug into his side that he is sent out on a case of his own.