Tuesday, January 3, 2017

February 2017 Book Selection

Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday February, 7 2017. We will be discussing, Now You See Me by S. J. Bolton.  This is the first book featuring Detective Constable Lacey Flint, a police detective in London.

The book synopsis from the large print edition is: “One night after interviewing a reluctant witness at a London apartment complex, Lacey Flint, a young detective constable, stumbles onto a woman brutally stabbed just moments before.  Within twenty-four hours, a reporter receives an anonymous letter that points out alarming similarities between the murder and Jack the Ripper’s first murder ---- a letter that calls out Lacey by name.  If it’s real, and if they have a killer bent on re-creating London’s bloody past, history shows they have just five days before the next attempt.”

Join us in the Second Floor Meeting room at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

January 2017 Book Selection

Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. We will be discussing A Dark Anatomy by Robin Blake. This is the first book featuring Titus Cragg, a coroner and his doctor friend, Luke Fidelis.
The summary of the book from the author's website is: "The first Cragg and Fidelis mystery begins with Coroner Titus Cragg being called to the corpse of  a lady, the wife of the local squire, when it is found in the woods near Preston. Her throat has been cut. It is his job to call an inquest that will reach a right verdict, and the investigation that follows has a number of twists and turns as Cragg tries to discover the evidence the jury will need to consider. His friend Dr. Luke Fidelis provides medical and scientific knowledge and his wife Elizabeth gives him staunch moral support, in face of determined opposition to his methods from the town's corporation."
Join us in the Second Floor Meeting Room at 7:00 PM.
Have a Happy Holiday Season!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

December 2016 Book Selection

Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday December 6, 2016. We will discussing The Thin Woman by Dorothy Cannell. This is the first book featuring Ellie (Simons) Haskell.
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

November 2016 Book Selection

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

October 2016 Book Selection

Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday October 4, 2016. The book we will be discussing is Under a Silent Moon by Elizabeth Haynes. This is the first book featuring DCI Louisa (Lou) Smith.
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

September 2016 Book Selection

Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday September 6, 2016. We will be discussing Little Face by Sophie Hannah. This psychological thriller is the first featuring detectives Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer.

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

August 2016 Book Selection

The North Providence Mystery Book Club will be meeting on Tuesday August 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM. We will be reading The Informationist by Taylor Stevens. This book is the first in the series featuring Vanessa Michael Munroe, an investigator who deals with information.
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.