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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

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, April 25, 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!

Book Discussion: The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron

Graphic of Poacher's Son    Maine game warden Mike Bowditch returns home one evening to find an alarming voice from the past on his answering machine: his father, Jack, a hard-drinking womanizer who makes his living poaching illegal game. An even more frightening call comes the next morning from the police: They are searching for the man who killed a beloved local cop the night before—and his father is their prime suspect. Jack has escaped from police custody, and only Mike believes that his tormented father might not be guilty.

   Now, alienated from the woman he loves, shunned by colleagues who have no sympathy for the suspected cop killer, Mike must come to terms with his haunted past. He knows firsthand Jack’s brutality, but is the man capable of murder? Desperate and alone, Mike strikes up an uneasy alliance with a retired warden pilot, and together the two men journey deep into the Maine wilderness in search of a runaway fugitive. There they meet a beautiful woman who claims to be Jack’s mistress but who seems to be guarding a more dangerous secret. The only way for Mike to save his father now is to find the real killer—which could mean putting everyone he loves in the line of fire.

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 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 books, or to check any others read by our book club, 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.