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.

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

 


The Shadow of the Wind Cover Image
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143034902
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

April 7, 2020:  The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

 


Bruno, Chief of Police: A Mystery of the French Countryside (Bruno, Chief of Police Series #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307454690
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 6th, 2010

May 5, 2020:  Bruno, Chief of Police:  A Mystery of the French Countryside by Martin Walker

 


The Night Gardener Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316056502
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - June 10th, 2009

June 2, 2020:  The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos