Mystery Book Discussion Group
Bring your lunch and join us the third Tuesday of the month from noon to 1 in the conference room on the second floor of the Main Library, at 361 Washington Street.
Copies of the book to be discussed will be available at the front desk 4 weeks before the meeting.If you have any questions, please contact reference librarian Liz Mellett at (617) 730-2369 or via email.
Ian Rankin, Fleshmarket Alley (2005).
Dec 17, 2013 Main Library
An illegal immigrant is found murdered in an Edinburgh housing scheme: a racist attack or something else entirely? Inspector John Rebus is drawn into the case, but has other problems: his old police station has closed for business, his superiors would rather he retire than stick around and there is also the matter of the bones of a woman and child, recently discovered under the concrete floor of a newly renovated pub. Ian Rankin is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards including the prestigious Diamond Dagger in 2005. He recently received the OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to literature, opting to receive the prize in his home city of Edinburgh.
Kate Ross, Whom the Gods Love (1995)
Jan 21, 2014 Main Library
Alexander Falkland was young, charming, rich and handsome. According to his distraught father, “he was very popular. Everyone liked him.” So who left him dead at his own party? Gentleman sleuth Julian Kestrel investigates in this intriguing historical mystery set in Regency England. American mystery writer Ross was a Brookline resident. She won the 1997 Agatha Award for her fourth and final Julian Kestrel mystery.
Molly Caldwell Crosby, The Great Pearl Heist (2012)
Feb 18, 2014 Main Library
A celebrated gentleman thief and a brilliant Scotland Yard detective are pitted against each other in the summer of 1913 after a priceless necklace of pale pink pearls vanishes without a trace en route from Paris to London. This true story of an extraordinary crime was an Indie Next List pick for December 2012 and a Barnes & Nobles Best Book of the Month.