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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 Sweetness at the Bottom of Pie

by Alan Bradley

Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10:00 am

It is the summer of 1950, and the once-grand mansions 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.

What the Cat Saw

by Carolyn Hart

Thursday, July 10, 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 community and their families, endeavors that reshape their senses of identity.


Orphan Train 

by Christina Baker Kline

Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

A captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-ol woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers.


by Rosamud Lupton

Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 10:00 am

When her children's school is set ablaze, Grace runs into he burning building to rescue her teenage daughter, Jenny. In the aftermath, badly injured, Grace learns the police have identified the arsonist, but thy have blamed the wrong person.  Only Detective Sarah McBride, the sister-in-law Grace has never lied, is searching for the real arsonist -- a unt that becomes urgent with I's clear Jenny is the perpetrator's target.

The Last Chinese Chef

 by Nicole Mones

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

Maggie McElroy, an American food writer, is still mourning the death of her husband when she gets the shocking news that a paternity claim has ben filed in china against his estate.  Was it possible tat he had fathered the now five-year-old girl while working in his law firm's Beijing office  When she's assigned to go to China to interview a half American, half Chinese chef, she decides to personally investigate the claim against her husband, with a unexpected outcome.



In the Bleak Midwinter

by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 10:00 am

When a newborn is abandoned and a young mother is brutally murdered, Clare Fergusson, the new Episcopal priest in Millers Kill, New York, must pick her way through the town's secrets.



Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

by Sara Gran

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 10:00 am

In he first of anew mystery series featuring quirky private investigator Clare DeWitt, Claire investigates the disappearance of a top prosecutor in post-Katrina New Orleans.