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Mystery/suspense book discussion group

Mayhem in the A.M.
Book Discussion Group
Henderson Library
4805 Emerald Street

Discuss great mystery and suspense books
on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10 - 11 a.m.

View a list of our previous selections here.

View an annotated list of our previous selections here.

Book selections for January - June 2016

The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler      January 14, 2016
A couple of missing wives--one a rich man's and one a poor man's--become the objects of Marlowe's investigation. One of them may have gotten a Mexican divorce and married a gigolo and the other may be dead. Marlowe's not sure he cares about either one, but he's not paid to care.

The Cinderella Murder (Under Suspicion Novels) by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke  February 11, 2016
Television producer Laurie Moran is delighted when the pilot for her reality drama, Under Suspicion, is a success. Even more, the program--a cold case series that revisits unsolved crimes by recreating them with those affected--is off to a fantastic start when it helps solve an infamous murder in the very first episode. Now Laurie has the ideal case to feature in the next episode of Under Suspicion: the Cinderella Murder

ATicket to the Boneyard by Lawrence Block      March 10, 2016
Matthew Scudder, ex-cop and recovering alcoholic, has finally gotten his life together. Suddenly, trouble arrives in the form of and old enemy, psychotic James Leo Motley, who is brutally murdering anyone close to Scudder--with Scudder's name on the list!

The Beach House by James Patterson       April 14, 2016
Jack Mullen is a driven student of the law. His brother Peter is a servant of the rich, parking the cars of the Hamptons' elite-and perhaps satisfying their more intimate needs as well. Then Peter's body is found on the beach. Jack knows the drowning was no accident, but someone's unlimited power and money have bought the cops, the judges, the system. Now Jack is learning a lesson in justice he never got in law school ... and his astonishing plan to beat the billionaires will have you reeling-and cheering-to the very last page.

The Dark Place (Gideon Oliver Mysteries #2) by Aaron Elkins     May 12, 2016
When bodies--killed by spears identical to those used by primitive hunters 10,000 years ago--appear in the primeval rain forests of Washington State, anthropologist Gideon Oliver must lure a terrifying predator out of his lair for a deadly final hunt.

The Body in the Gallery by Katherine Page      June 9, 2016 
Caterer and part-time sleuth Faith Fairchild makes catching a killer at a local museum a work of art.

All discussions are free and no registration is required
Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library