Mystery Book Club

Meeting Date:  first Tuesday of each month

Time:  6:30 p.m.

Place:  Author Autograph Gallery (downstairs)

Leader:  Melody Robinson

This mystery-lovin’ group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Starry Night Room. The Mystery Book Club is led by Melody Robinson who teaches Advanced Placement English. Melody has a Master's degree in Anthropology/Archaeology, a second Master’s in English, and a third Masters in History.

A Short Introduction to the Mystery Book Club:

1. How would you characterize the Mystery Book Club?

The Mystery Book Club--in existence since 2004--has an eclectic group of loyal members who love mysteries and thrillers. They are always excited to go beyond the theme of the book by analyzing how the book and characters relate to today's popular/cultural events. The members are never at a loss for words, resulting in lively discussions, whether the chosen book was a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down."

2. Which book has been the most popular, or caused the most lively discussion, or was noteworthy in any way? Why?

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafon and Bookman's Wake by John Dunning have been two favorites through the years. Books like Visitation Street and A Crime of Privilege split the group between "like" and "dislike" and always result in lively discussions.

3. What might a new member expect when attending the Mystery Book Club for the first time?

New members can expect a hearty welcome from our seasoned members, as well as an opportunity to provide input into their favorite authors or books that they would like to add in coming months to our Mystery schedule.

See what we're reading this quarter listed below. To see an archived list of our past reading selections, click here.

Pietr the Latvian Cover Image
By Georges Simenon, David Bellos (Translator)
ISBN: 9780141392738
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - January 28th, 2014

January 2, 2018:  Pietr the Latvian by Georges Simenon


The Big Sleep Cover Image
ISBN: 9780394758282
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - July 12th, 1988

February 6, 2018:  The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler


Misterioso Cover Image
By Arne Dahl, Tiina Nunnally (Translator)
ISBN: 9780307388032
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage Books - July 10th, 2012

March 6, 2018:  Misterioso by Arne Dahl