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Meets 3rd Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m.
The Ground Floor, Hedberg Public Library lower level
Participants receive a 20% discount at the Ground Floor during the meetings.
No registration is necessary. Come to one or all of our discussions - and bring a friend!

A Mixed Bag of Mysteries
A little bit of this, little bit of that.

2nd Chance2nd Chance
by James Patterson
Monday, September 15, 2014
1:30 p.m.

Women’s Murder Club, book 2
The sensational killings that have rocked San Francisco appear to be unrelated except in their brutality. Police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer, however, senses a connection and together with medical examiner Claire, assistant D. A. Jill, and reporter Cindy, she finds a link that sends a chill through the entire nation.

A Fatal GraceA Fatal Grace
by Louise Penny
Monday, October 20, 2014
1:30 p.m.

Chief Inspector Gamache mystery, book 2
When Chief Inspector Gamache begins his investigation, it seems like an impossible murder: CC de Poitiers was electrocuted on a frozen lake, in front of the entire town, during the annual curling tournament. As Gamache digs beneath the idyllic surface of village life, his own enemies threaten to bring something even more chilling than the bitter winter winds to Three Pines.

Naked in DeathNaked in Death
by J.D. Robb
Monday, November 17 , 2014
1:30 p.m.

In Death, book 1
Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over ten years on the force, she’s seen it all--and knows her survival depends on her instincts. And she’s going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, a billionaire--and suspect in her murder investigation.

There will be no December discussion.

by Stephen King
Monday, January 19, 2015
1:30 p.m.

Jake Epping is a 35-year-old high school English teacher in Maine. His friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. Stricken with cancer, Al is no longer able to go back himself, so he sends Jake on a mission to prevent the Kennedy assassination. To succeed, Jake must uncover the mystery of what really happened, and the mystery of what might otherwise be.

Old World MurderOld World Murder
by Kathleen Ernst
Monday, February 16, 2015
1:30 p.m.

Chloe Ellefson mystery, book 1
On her first day as curator at Old World Wisconsin, Chloe meets a woman who begs her to find a priceless bowl that she donated to the museum years ago. But before Chloe can find the heirloom, the woman dies in a suspicious car crash and Chloe discovers that someone is desperately trying to cover up all traces of the bowl’s existence-by any means necessary.

To Say Nothing of the Dog, or, How We Found
the Bishop’s Bird Stump at Last

by Connie Willis
Monday, March 16, 2015
1:30 p.m.

In 2057 Oxford, historical research is conducted through travel to the past. Intrepid investigator Ned Henry has been sent throughout history to hunt for a missing Victorian artifact. Along with fellow time traveler Verity, he must also correct an incongruity that could collapse the space time continuum and change the outcome of WWII.

by Gene Hackman
Monday, April 20, 2015
1:30 p.m.

In a tense standoff, Sergeant Juliette Worth takes down the suspect and saves the hostage. Instead of kudos, the Missouri State Criminal Investigation Unit hands her cold case duty, where she uncovers a disturbing connection between past disappearances and begins hunting a predator still very much in the picture.

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher
by Kate Summerscale
Monday, May 18, 2015
1:30 p.m.

Nonfiction: True Crime
In 1860, a child was found murdered in an outdoor privy. The crime horrified England and led to a national obsession with criminal investigation. Jonathan Whicher of Scotland Yard quickly determined that someone in the family was responsible, but without sufficient evidence or a confession, he returned to London a broken man. Later vindicated, his real legacy lives on in fiction as the tough, quirky, all-seeing detective.

The Talented Mr. Ripley
by Patricia Highsmith
Monday, June 15, 2015
1:30 p.m.

Ripley series, book 1
Tom Ripley is sent to Italy to coax a prodigal young American back to his wealthy father. But Ripley finds himself very fond of Dickie and wants to be like him--exactly like him. Suave, agreeable, and utterly amoral, Ripley stops at nothing--certainly not only one murder--to accomplish his goal.



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