Mystery Book Club

Meeting Date:  first Tuesday of each month

Time:   6:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

Place:  Author Autograph Gallery (downstairs)

Leader:  Melody Robinson

This mystery-lovin’ group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:00 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. What book has been your group's favorite selection this past year?  Why?  It's hard to choose, but if popularity is reflected in sales, then The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson and The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin were definite bestsellers at Watermark as well as being New York Times bestsellers.  Our Mystery Book Club loved them both.

2. How would you describe your book club to a prospective member?  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."

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

Strangers on a Train Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393321982
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 2001

December 3, 2019:  Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

 


The Chalk Circle Man (A Commissaire Adamsberg Mystery #1) Cover Image
By Fred Vargas, Sian Reynolds (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143115953
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - June 30th, 2009

January 7, 2020:  The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas

 


The Wife: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062390523
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Paperbacks - November 6th, 2018

February 4, 2020: The Wife by Alafair Burke

 


Weeping Waters Cover Image
By Karin Brynard, Isobel Dixon (Translator), Maya Fowler (Translator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609454463
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: World Noir - April 3rd, 2018

March 3, 2020:  Weeping Waters by Karin Brynard