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. 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 Third Squad Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617754975
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Akashic Books - March 7th, 2017

August 7, 2018:  The Third Squad by V. Sanjay Kumar


A Beam of Light (Inspector Montalbano Mystery #19) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143126430
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 2015

September 4, 2018:  A Beam of Light by Andrea Camilleri


Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death (Grantchester #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632862891
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA - January 13th, 2015

October 2, 2018:  Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie


A Climate of Fear (Commissaire Adamsberg Mystery #6) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143109457
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 7th, 2017

November 6, 2018:  A Climate of Fear by Fred Vargas


Broken Cover Image
By Karin Fossum, Charlotte Barslund (Translator)
ISBN: 9780547520360
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Published: Mariner Books - August 9th, 2011

December 4, 2018:  Broken by Karin Fossum