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Mystery Book is for readers of mysteries and thrillers. The group meets every other month on a Friday for a 'Book Discussion & Lunch' at the library to share their thoughts (good and bad) on that month's selection.

Books Read for 2014

  • Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear

  • The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron

  • False Impression by Jeffrey Archer

Books Read for 2013

  • Faces of the Gone (book #1) and Eyes of the Innocent (book #2) by Brad Parks

  • Dog On It by Spencer Quinn

  • Matrimony and Murder by Lois Lamanna

  • Defending Jacob by William Landay

  • The Victoria Vanishes by Christopher Fowler

  • The Striker by Clive Cussler

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Friday Mystery Book Discussion & Lunch

Our next discussion & lunch will Friday, August 22, at the library from 11:45 am to 12:50 pm. We'll provide the books prior to the meeting, then you just need to bring your own lunch and drink... and, of course, your thoughts and opinions on the reading selection!

Cara Black book

Cara Black book

Book Discussion: Cara Black Series, featuring Parisian PI Aimée Ludec

   Aimée Leduc, Parisian private investigator extraordinaire, is a chic, no-nonsense computer hacker turned criminal investigator. She operates her detective agency, Leduc Detective, with her long-term partner and best friend, René Friant, and subsidizes her private clients' murder cases with lucrative corporate security deals. She rides a pink scooter and is constantly ruining her high heels on Parisian cobblestones - and on rooftop escapades and sewer escapes. Her weakness for bad boys rarely yields a long-lasting relationship, but she barely has time for one, anyway. Besides, she's got her man: Miles Davis, her adorable bichon frise. Now if only she didn't stumble into so many dangerous cases....

Cara Black book

Cara Black book

In Mystery Book Club, we have read many great stories over the years. Even better, we've also had the chance to visit with the a few of the authors of those books! A few years ago, we had the pleasure of sitting down with George Shuman (author of "18 Seconds"). Then, in 2013, we had the fun of Skyping with Brad Parks (author of the Carter Ross series, beginning with "Faces of the Gone") and lunching with Lois Lamanna (author of Matrimony & Murder). To check out these authors and their books, or any other of our book club reads, visit our Group Reading List page. You can also look those titles up in our system's online library catalog.


Does the idea of discussing books over your lunch break sound interesting?
Are you a lover of the mystery/thriller genre?

New members are always welcome and joining is easy!

Every other month, a book is selected and listed on this web page. In order to join, you simply need to read the book (a copy can be reserved for you, see below), and then show up on the day of the "discussion & lunch" with your lunch and beverage and thoughts on the book! The group usually meets in the downstairs community room of the Ligonier Valley Library from 11:40 am to 12:50 pm. Don't worry if you can't get here right at 11:40 am, just get here as soon as you can.

If you need a copy of the book(s) placed on reserve for you, please contact the library at 724-238-6451.

You can also reserve a copy of the book yourself through our online catalog - be sure to have handy your library card (entered without spaces) and the PIN/Password that you gave us when registering for your library card.