Tuesday, April 4, 2017

May 2017 Book Selection

Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday May 2, 2017. The book we will be discussing is The Yard by Alex Grecian. This is the first book featuring Inspector Walter Day of the newly formed Murder Squad at Scotland Yard. Alex Grecian is an American writer who bases his stories in England.
The book summary from the author’s website is “1890, London.  Jack the Ripper’s reign of terror is finally over, but a new one is just beginning…
Victorian London is a cesspool of crime and Scotland Yard has only twelve detectives – known as “The Murder Squad” – to investigate countless murders every month.  Created after the Metropolitan police’s spectacular failure to capture Jack the Ripper, The Murder Squad suffers rampant public contempt.  They have failed their citizens.  But, no one can anticipate the brutal murder of one of their own…one of twelve…
When Walter Day, the squad’s newest hire, is assigned the case of the murdered detective, he finds a strange ally in the Yard’s first forensic pathologist, Dr. Bernard Kingsley.  Together they track the killer, who clearly is not finished with The Murder Squad…but why?”

Join us in the Second Floor Meeting Room of the Library at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

April 2017 Book Selection

Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday April 4, 2017. We will be discussing, The Swimmer by Joakim Zander. This book features Klara Walldéen, who is an aide at the European Union Parliament in Brussels.
A summary from the publisher’s website is:” Klara Walldéen was raised by her grandparents on a remote archipelago in the Baltic Sea, learning to fish and hunt and sail a boat through a storm. Now, as an EU Parliament aide in Brussels, she is learning how to navigate the treacherous currents of international politics: the lines between friend and enemy, truth and lies.
But Klara has accidentally seen something she shouldn’t have: a laptop containing information so sensitive that someone will kill to keep hidden. Suddenly, she is thrown into a terrifying chase across Europe, with no idea who is hunting her or why.
Meanwhile, in Virginia, an old spy hides from his past. Once, he was a man of action, an operative so dedicated that he abandoned his infant daughter to keep his cover. Now, he is the only man who can save Klara . . . and she is the only woman who can allow him to lay old ghosts to rest.”

Join us on April 4 in the Second Floor Meeting Room at 7:00 PM.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

March 2017 Book Selection

Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday March 7, 2017 when we will be discussing Booked to Die by John Dunning. This is the first book in the Cliff Janeway series. Cliff starts out as a Denver homicide detective and then a bookstore owner.
The summary from the publisher’s website is “Denver homicide detective Cliff Janeway may not always play by the book, but he is an avid collector of rare and first editions. After a local book scout is killed on his turf, Janeway would like nothing better than to rearrange the suspect's spine. But, the suspect, local lowlife Jackie Newton, is a master at eluding the law, and Janeway's wrathful brand of off-duty justice costs him his badge.
Turning to his lifelong passion, Janeway opens a small bookshop -- all the while searching for evidence to put Newton away. But when prized volumes in a highly sought-after collection begin to appear, so do dead bodies. Now, Janeway's life is about to start a precarious new chapter as he attempts to find out who's dealing death along with vintage Chandlers and Twains.”

We will meet in the Second Floor Meeting Room at 7:00 pm.

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.