Death in the Stacks...
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, April 24, 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:Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

April Book Selection

   "Let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave."

   These ominous words, slashed from the pages of a book of Psalms, are the last threat that the darling of London society, Sir Edward Grey, receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, Sir Edward collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful of dinner guests. Prepared to accept that Edward's death was due to a longstanding physical infirmity, Julia is outraged when Brisbane visits and suggests that Sir Edward has been murdered. It is a reaction she comes to regret when she discovers the damning paper for herself, and realizes the truth. Determined to bring her husband's murderer to justice, Julia engages the enigmatic Brisbane to help her investigate Edward's demise. Dismissing his warnings that the investigation will be difficult, if not impossible, Julia presses forward, following a trail of clues that lead her to even more unpleasant truths, and ever closer to a killer who waits expectantly for her arrival.

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.