Tuesday, November 1, 2016
From the publisher's website: "Terrified by the prospect of a weekend with her snobby relatives, overweight Ellie Simons decides to distract attention from her personal and professional failings by arriving with an adoring boyfriend in tow. Unfortunately, no such person exists. Enter Bentley t. Haskell, a devilishly handsome escort who willingly agrees to play the part -- for a fat fee. But Ellie and Bentley get far more than a miserable visit with relatives when a weekend with Ellie's eccentric family suddenly turns very, very deadly."
This book was selected by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association as one of the "100 Favorite Mysteries of the Twentieth Century."
We will be meeting in the Second Floor Meeting Room at 7:00 pm.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday November 1, 2016. We will be discussing Judgment Calls by Alafair Burke. This is the first book featuring Portland, Oregon Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid. Alafair Burke is the daughter of writer James Lee Burke.
The book description from the author’s website is:” Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid walks into her office in Portland’s Drug and Vice Division one Monday morning to find the sergeant of the police bureau’s vice unit waiting for her. A thirteen-year-old girl has been brutally attacked and left for dead on the city’s outskirts. Given the lack of evidence, most lawyers would settle for an assault charge; Samantha, unnerved by the viciousness of the crime, decides to go for attempted murder. But as she prepares for the trial, she uncovers a dangerous trail leading to a high-profile death penalty case, a prostitution ring of underage girls, and a possible serial killer. And she finds her judgment — not only in matters of the law but in her personal life — called into question.”
We will be meeting at 7:00 pm in the Library’s Second Floor Meeting Room.
Monday, September 12, 2016
The summary from the author's website is: "In the crisp, morning hours, the police are called to a suspected murder at a farm outside a small English village. A beautiful young woman has been found dead, blood all over the cottage she lives in. At the same time, police respond to a reported female suicide, where a car has fallen into a local quarry.
As DCI Louisa Smith and her team gather the evidence, they discover a link between these two women, a link which has sealed their dreadful fate one cold night, under a silent moon."
We will be meeting in the Second Floor meeting room at 7:00 PM.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
The summary from the publisher's website is: "Two-week-old Florence Fancourt hs been kidnapped and replaced with another infant -- or so claims her mother, Alice. Her father, David, insists that Alice is mistaken and the baby in the nursery is, indeed, Florence. Despite his protests, Alice calls in the police, who are unsure of what to think about her improbable story. Sergeant Charlotte "Charlie" Zailer thinks that Alice is "a mad bitch" (p. 32) suffering from postpartum depression and that she is wasting valuable police time. However, Detective Simon Waterhouse's instincts tell him a mother should know her own child -- shouldn't she?"
Join us in the Second Floor Meeting Room at 7:00 PM.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
The summary from the large print edition is: "Vanessa Munroe deals in information -- expensive information -- for corporations, heads of state, and anyone else who can pay. Born to missionary parents in lawless central Africa, Vanessa became the protege of an infamous gunrunner at fourteen, and earned the respect of dangerous men. After a decade of building a new life in Dallas, she's never looked back. Until now. Pulled into the mystery of a missing girl, Vanessa finds herself back in the land of her childhood, betrayed, cut off from civilization, and left for dead."
Join us in the Second Floor Meeting Room.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
The North Providence Mystery Book Club will meet on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. The book that will be discussed is, Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody. This is the first Kate Shackleton mystery.
The summary from the large print edition is: “Bridgestead is a peaceful spot: a babbling brook, rolling hills and a working mill at its heart. Pretty and remote, nothing exceptional happening… until the day the Master of the Mill Joshua Braithwaite goes missing in dramatic circumstances. Now Joshua’s daughter is getting married and wants to make one last attempt at finding her father --- and amateur sleuth Kate Shackleton has always love solving puzzles. But as she taps into the lives of the townsfolk, Kate opens a crack that some would kill to keep closed.” Join us the day after Independence Day in the Second Floor Meeting Room at 7:00 pm.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
From the book's dust jacket: "Eileen Cartwright is not just another rich, middle-aged widow. Cunning and evil, poisoned by a lifetime of love withheld, she has an unrivaled passion for revenge. When she falls in love with Michael Bernard, her solicitor, she cold-bloodily arranges for the murder of his wife. It is a crime that will claim many victims...Helen West is a Crown Prosecutor assigned to this disturbing, twisted case. In a system where polite antagonism between policemen and lawyers is the norm, she finds an unexpected ally in Detective Superintendent Geoffrey Bailey, a kindred soul immediately at home in the organized chaos of her office."
We will be meeting at 7:00 pm in the Second Floor Meeting Room.