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Mystery Book Lovers’ Club June 2020

I don’t have a lot of words right now that don’t seem frivolous compared to the important issues in our country. But, if you’re looking forward to a reading diversion, then join us for our June meeting, outside or (well-spaced!) inside if it’s too… Continue Reading “Mystery Book Lovers’ Club June 2020”

Mystery Book Lovers’ Club March 2020

Well, we’re reading….and here’s the next story on our list. See you virtually in April! In a remote Polish village, Janina devotes the dark winter days to studying astrology, translating the poetry of William Blake, and taking care of the summer homes of wealthy… Continue Reading “Mystery Book Lovers’ Club March 2020”

Mystery Book Lovers’ Club February 2020

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, we can at least still read books! I moved our March meeting into a larger room in my home with chairs spaced to accommodate socially distanced seating. There were (and are!) also two sinks abutting the room, and a can… Continue Reading “Mystery Book Lovers’ Club February 2020”

Mystery Book Lovers’ Club January 2020

Well, I’m back after our hike on the AT, where I listened to THE WAY OF KINGS by Brandon Sanderson…most of it anyway — it’s long. Check it out if you’re interested in an epic fantasy novel. Check it out! If you’re sticking to mystery… Continue Reading “Mystery Book Lovers’ Club January 2020”

Mystery Book Lovers’ Club March 2019

Our next book is The Mystery of Three Quarters: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) by Sophie Hannah (who also happens to be a keynote speaker at Murder & Mayhem Chicago conference March 23, 2019). I won’t be there. In fact, I’ll… Continue Reading “Mystery Book Lovers’ Club March 2019”

Mystery Book Lovers’ Club February 2019

After a lively discussion of PERFECT NANNY, I’m looking forward to the February meeting, the last at the usual meeting spot (for awhile anyway). Our list of upcoming titles follows, along with a few tidbits from industry news and local authors. February 2019: Give… Continue Reading “Mystery Book Lovers’ Club February 2019”

Mystery Book Lovers’ Club January 2019

Great meeting in December! Here’s information on our next title, and a few literary tidbits about authors we’ve read, local writers, and anything else that struck my fancy. Kareem Jabar and Sherlock Holmes anyone?    January 2019: The Perfect Nanny by Leila slimani’s When Myriam,… Continue Reading “Mystery Book Lovers’ Club January 2019”

Mystery Book Lovers’ Club December 2018

Our next reading list is up, starting with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon. It’s quick story and a great read — perfect during the busy holiday season. Thanks to everyone who submitted stories and talked about titles for an interesting… Continue Reading “Mystery Book Lovers’ Club December 2018”

Mystery Book Lovers’ Club November 2018

Is everyone making their (book) list and checking it twice? Good! We won’t be discussing a novel this month, instead we’ll be reviewing your suggestions to winnow them down to a half-dozen (or so) titles. Also, starting in March 2019, I won’t be able… Continue Reading “Mystery Book Lovers’ Club November 2018”