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.
February 4, 2020: The Wife by Alafair Burke
March 3, 2020: Weeping Waters by Karin Brynard
April 7, 2020: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
May 5, 2020: Bruno, Chief of Police: A Mystery of the French Countryside by Martin Walker
June 2, 2020: The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos