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Mystery/suspense book discussion group

Mystery/Suspense Book Discussion Group

Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:00 am at the Henderson Library.




The Stranger House

by Reginald Hill

Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

Arriving simultaneously in a tiny village in Cumbria, England Samantha Flood and Miguel Madero pursue investigations of the links between the community and their families, endeavors that reshape their sense of identity.

Love Kills: A Britt Montero Novel

by Edna Buchanan

Thursday, February 13, 20143 at 10:00 am

Journalist Britt Montero make an exciting comeback as she joins forces with the Cold Case Squad.  Solving the mystery of the Honeymoon Killer while helping the squad find a killer of their own, Britt has to brave the dark waters of her heart and put old hurts behind her.


California Fire and Life 

by Don Winslow

Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10:00 am

Jack Wade was the rising star of the Orange County Sheriff's Department's arson unit, but a minor scandal cost him everything, except his encyclopedic knowledge of fire.  Now working as an insurance claims investigator, Jack is called in to examine a suspicious claim: real estate millionaire Nicky Vale's house has burned to a crisp -- with his young and gorgeous wife in it.

Death Rides the Zephyr

by Janet Dawson

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10:00 am

A transcontinental train is stopped cold by an avalanche in a remote Colorado canyon.  There's a murderer aboard, one who has already killed, and will kill again unless stopped.

Iron Lake

 by William Kent Krueger

Thursday, May 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

Part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian, Corcoran "Cork" O'Connor is the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota.  Once a cop on Chicago's South Side, there's not much that can shock him.  But when he town's judge is brutally murdered, and a young Eagle Scout is reported missing, Cork takes on a mind-jolting case of conspiracy, corruption, and scandal.



Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

by Alan Bradley

Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10:00 am

It is the summer of 1950, and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events.  For Flavia, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw.