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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!


Beautiful Mystery

The Beautiful Mystery by Louis Penny

Wednesday, April 9, 12:15 p.m.

In this police procedural mystery, the choir director at the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups is found murdered.  Chief Inspector Gamache of the Surete du Quebec is called to investigate. 

Scent of Rain and Lightning

The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard

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

The man convicted of murdering Jody's father, Billy Crosby, is being released from prison and returning to the small town of Rose, Kansas. Crosby has been granted a new trial, thanks in large part to the efforts of his son, Collin, a lawyer who has spent most of his life trying to prove his father's innocence. As Jody revisits old wounds, startling revelations compel her to uncover the dangerous truth about her family's tragic past.


Son of Holmes by John T. Lescroart

Wednesday, June 11, 12:15 p.m.

Sherlock Holmes's illegitimate son becomes one of the most successful spies of World War I.

Join us in the meeting room for a viewing of Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr. Wednesday, July11 at 1:00 p.m. in the meeting room


The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Wednesday, July 9, 12:15 p.m.

“The best hard-boiled P.I. story and one of the great American novels, period.” -Library Journal

Sam Spade's partner is murdered while working on a case, and it is Spade's responsibility to find the killer. In his search, Spade runs mortal risks as he comes closer to the answer.


In August, we will be taking a break from book group, but don’t despair! We have still a recommended book waiting for you at the front desk. Give it a shot!

What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman

Interviewing a distressed and disoriented woman who has fled the scene of an accident, Baltimore County police department detective Kevin Infante is amazed when she claims to be the younger of a pair of sisters who were abducted thirty years earlier.


Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

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

Without her husband's knowledge, Christine, whose memory is damaged by a long-ago accident, is treated by a neurologist who helps her to remember her former self through journal entries until inconsistencies begin to emerge, raising disturbing questions.


A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder (Inspector Singh Investigates #1) by Shamini Flint

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

Dispatched to Kuala Lumpur to solve a perplexing case involving a famous model on death row who swears she is innocent, bumbling Inspector Singh confronts formidable circumstantial evidence and police resistance.


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.