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MYSTERY BOOK CLUB Ages 17+

“No two persons ever read the same book.” – Edmund Wilson

Read the book & Solve the Mystery!
Books are distributed at the previous month’s discussion, or check one out at the library.

Discuss at the library!
Meet to discuss on the 2nd Wednesday of Each Month, 10:00 – 11:00 am at Louisburg Library.

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2022 Schedule
This schedule is subject to change as deemed necessary.
 

City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong
Casey Duncan series #1
"Casey Duncan is a homicide detective with a secret: when she was in college, she killed a man. She was never caught, but he was the grandson of a mobster and she knows this crime will catch up to her. Casey's best friend, Diana, is on the run from a violent, abusive ex-husband. When Diana's husband finds her, and Casey herself is attacked shortly after, Casey knows it's time for the two of them to disappear again. Diana has heard of a domestic violence support town made for people like her, a town that takes in people on the run who want to shed their old lives. You must apply to live in Rockton and if you're accepted, it means walking away entirely from your old life, living off the grid in the wilds of Canada: no cell phones, no Internet, no mail, no computers, very little electricity, and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval. As a murderer, Casey isn't a good candidate, but she has something they want; she's a homicide detective, and Rockton has just had its first real murder. She and Diana are in. However, soon after arriving, Casey realizes that the identity of a murderer isn't the only secret Rockton is hiding - in fact, she starts to wonder if she and Diana might be in even more danger in Rockton than they were in their old lives. An edgy, gripping crime novel from a bestselling urban fantasy writer, City of the Lost boldly announces a major new player in the crime fiction world"-- Provided by publisher.

Wednesday, February 9  |  10:00 am
Louisburg Library
- contact Holly for Zoom information

 

The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
Chief Inspector Gamache series #3

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec is called to investigate the death of a villager at an Easter séance that was held at the Old Hadley House.
Wednesday, March 9  |  10:00 am
Louisburg Library
- contact Holly for Zoom information

 

Crashed by Timothy Hallinan
Junior Bender series #1

"Junior Bender is a burglar with a magic touch. Since he first started breaking into houses when he was fourteen years old, he's never once been caught. But now Junior is being blackmailed by Trey Annunziato, one of the most powerful crime bosses in LA, into taking on a new freelance job. Junior is to act as a private investigator on the set of the porn movie Trey's producing, which someone keeps sabotaging. If Junior can't keep the movie on track, Trey will make sure he's in a world of pain..." --jacket flap.
Wednesday, April 13  |  11:00 am
Miss B's Cafe  |  1006 S. Metcalf, Louisburg

 

Death at High Tide by Hannah Dennison
Island Sisters Mystery #1

"Death at High Tide is the first installment in the delightful Island Sisters series of cozy mysteries by Hannah Dennison, featuring two sisters who inherit an old hotel in the remote Isles of Scilly off the coast of Cornwall and find it full of intrigue, danger, and romance. When Evie Mead's husband, Robert, suddenly drops dead of a heart attack, a mysterious note is found among his possessions. It indicates that Evie may own the rights to an old hotel on Tregarrick Rock, one of the Isles of Scilly. Still grieving, Evie is inclined to leave the matter to the accountant to sort out. Her sister Margot, however, flown in from her glamorous career in LA, has other plans. Envisioning a luxurious weekend getaway, she goes right ahead and buys two tickets-one way-to Tregarrick. Once at the hotel-used in its heyday to house detective novelists, and more fixer-upper than spa resort, after all-Evie and Margot attempt to get to the bottom of things. But the foul-tempered hotel owner claims he's never met the late Robert, even after Evie finds framed photos of them-alongside Robert's first wife-in his office. The rest of the island inhabitants, ranging from an ex-con receptionist to a vicar who communicates with cats, aren't any easier to read. But when a murder occurs at the hotel, and then another soon follows, frustration turns to desperation. There's no getting off the island at high tide. And Evie and Margot, the only current visitors to Tregarrick, are suspects one and two. It falls to them to unravel secrets spanning generations-and several of their own-if they want to make it back alive"-- Provided by publisher.
Wednesday, May 11  |  10:00 am
Louisburg Library
- contact Holly for Zoom information

 

The Bishop's Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison
Linda Wallhelm series #1

"In the predominantly Mormon city of Draper, Utah, some seemingly perfect families have deadly secrets... Linda Wallheim is the mother of five grown boys and the wife of a Mormon bishop. As bishop, Kurt Wallheim is the ward's designated spiritual father, and that makes Linda the ward's unofficial mother, and her days are filled with comfort visits, community service, and informal counseling. But Linda is increasingly troubled by the church's patriarchal structure and secrecy, especially as a disturbing situation takes shape in the ward."-- Provided by publisher.
Wednesday, June 8  |  11:00 am
Timbercreek Bar & Grill  |  14 E. Amity St, Louisburg

 

A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming
Thomas Kell series #1

When Amelie Levene, who in six weeks is due to take over as the first female Chief of MI6, disappears without a trace while in the south of France, it is the gravest crisis MI6 has faced in more than a decade. Britain's top intelligence agents turn to one of their own: disgraced former MI6 officer Thomas Kell. The trail leads Kell to France and Tunisia, where he uncovers a shocking secret and a conspiracy that could have unimaginable repercussions for Britain and its allies.
Wednesday, July 13  |  10:00 am
Ron Weers Park Pavilion  |  S. 16th & Metcalf, Louisburg

 

Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
"From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a riveting noir about a daydreaming secretary, a lonesome thug, and the mystery of the missing woman that brings them together. 1970s Mexico City. Maite is a secretary who lives for one thing: the latest issue of Secret Romance. While student protests and political unrest consume the city, Maite escapes into stories of passion and danger. Her next-door neighbor, Leonora, a beautiful art student, seems to live a life of intrigue and romance that Maite envies. When Leonora disappears under suspicious circumstances, Maite finds herself searching for the missing woman--and journeying deeper into Leonora's secret life of student radicals and dissidents. Meanwhile, someone else is also looking for Leonora at the behest of his boss, a shadowy figure who commands goon squads dedicated to squashing political activists. Elvis is an eccentric thug who longs to escape his own life: He loathes violence and loves old movies and rock 'n' roll. But as Elvis searches for the missing woman, he comes to observe Maite from a distance--and grows more and more obsessed with this woman who shares his love of music, and the unspoken loneliness of his heart. Now as Maite and Elvis come closer to discovering the secrets behind Leonora's disappearance, they can no longer escape the danger that threatens to consume their lives, with hitmen, government agents, and Russian spies aiming to protect Leonora's secrets--at gunpoint"-- Provided by publisher.
Wednesday, August 10  |  10:00 am
Louisburg City Hall  |  215 S. Broadway St, Louisburg

 

Mystery Author List & Mystery Trip/Outing
Select a book from the Mystery Author List and share a teaser about the book.
Wednesday, September 14  |  TBA

 

One Book, One Burg: Louisburg Reads
Join our community wide read for 2022.
Wednesday, October 12  |  10:00 am
Louisburg Library
- contact Holly for Zoom information

 

Billy Boyle by James R Benn
Billy Boyle World War II Mystery series #1

Billy Boyle, a young Irish-American cop from Boston, has just made detective when World War II breaks out. His "Uncle Ike" is Dwight D. Eisenhower, plucked from obscurity to command Army forces in Europe, and he wants Billy to be his personal investigator. Accompanied by an aristocratic Polish officer in exile and a beautiful British WREN, his mission is to catch a spy who may have been planted in Beardsley Hall, where the Norwegian government in exile is in residence.
Wednesday, November 9  |  10:00 am
Louisburg Library -
contact Holly for Zoom information

 

Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz
Orphan X series #1

The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken of only in whispers. When reached by the truly desperate and deserving, it's said he can and will do anything to protect and save them. But he's no legend. Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission.
Wednesday, December 14  |  10:00 am
Louisburg Library
- contact Holly for Zoom information

 

Watch for the 2023 schedule.

 

 

Contact Holly McLain at [email protected] or 837-2217 for more information.

Mystery Book Club Book Form when you can't make the meeting

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Download: Mystery Bk Club 2022 Schedule.pdf

Download: Mystery Book Club List 2004-2021.pdf

City of the Lost by ArmstrongCruelest Month by PennyBishop's Wife by HarrisonForeign Country by CummingOrphan X by Hurwitz
crashed by Hallinan
Death at High Tide by Dennison
Velvet was the Night by Moreno Garcia
Billy Boyle by Benn