Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's a Mystery Book Club Celebrates

Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us. In October, the Mystery Book Club celebrates its 2nd anniversary. In 2009, the club was born with its first meeting and an appearance by Indiana mystery writer, Jeanne Dams. She stopped by the Library fresh from an appearance at the Bouchercon Conference held in Indianapolis that year. Since then, we have met the first Tuesday of each month to discuss a wide variety of titles and authors.

There have been, of course, the usual suspects (authors) such as Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers and Rex Stout. Many of us have were introduced to serial murderers (authors, that is) Susan Albert Wittig, Ralph McInerny, James Doss and Louise Penny (this year’s Bouchercon winner). Carl Hiaasen’s Tourist Season and Lisa Lutz’ Spellman Files lightened things up with humorous plots and quirky characters.

We delved into nonfiction with The Devil in the White City (Erik Larson) and the “in the news” Monster of Florence (Douglas Preston). These two books read like novels but are true stories of serial murderers.

Check out all the selections and meeting times and dates on the “It’s a Mystery Book Club” bulletin board or in the Readers’ Advisory notebook. And, please come join us for casual discussion and light refreshments.

So much crime, so little time…..

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