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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 2015

  • Taken by Kathleen George

Books Read for 2014

  • Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear

  • The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron

  • False Impression by Jeffrey Archer

  • Cara Black series

  • The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

  • Mrs. Jeffries Series by Emily Brightwell

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

Book Group Reading List

Blogs to Investigate


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Friday Mystery Book Discussion & Lunch

Our next discussion & lunch will Friday, June 26, at the library from 11:50 am to 12:50 pm. We'll provide the books prior to the meeting. You just need to bring your own lunch and drink... and, of course, your thoughts and opinions on the reading selection!

Book Discussion: Always Time To Die by Elizabeth Lowell

April Book Selection

   The recent death of the powerful Quintrell family's patriarch has placed his son, Governor Josh Quintrell, squarely in the spotlight as he prepares his run for the highest political office in the land. Carly May can hardly believe her good luck when she is invited by the governor's eccentric aunt into the Quintrell’s private Taos compound to compile a genealogical record of the illustrious residents. But digging into the past is raising some troubling questions and it soon becomes frighteningly apparent that the motivation of the dotty old woman who hired Carly might be something akin to revenge.... and that someone is determined to remove the inquisitive genealogist from the picture by any means necessary.

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). Visit our Group Reading List page to see all of the books Mystery Book Club has read over the years. You can then look them up in our system's online library catalog to borrow them for your own reading pleasure.


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.