Mysteries and More Book Club
Join other readers to discuss the selected books. Mysteries and More Book Club covers mysteries and suspense, but we will also venture out to general fiction and other genres.
Registration is not required. You are welcome to come whether you have read the books or not.
Mysteries and More Book Club meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.
If you're interested in some of the titles the Club has read, please view the Book Club Back List.
March 2019, Suspense fiction
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
The divorce has just become final, and Richard is already engaged to someone. One woman is determined to change that situation-- no matter what it takes. Soon a tangle of lies binds her life with those of Richard and his new fiancée. A tangle of lies-- that hide some dangerous truths.
April 2019, Nonfiction
Nazi Officer's Wife by Edith Hahn Beer
Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman and went underground. With the help of a Christian friend, she emerged in Munich as Grete Denner. There she met Werner Vetter, a Nazi Party member who fell in love with her. Despite Edith's protests and even her eventual confession that she was Jewish, he married her and kept her identity a secret. In wrenching detail, Edith recalls a life of constant, almost paralyzing fear.
May 2019, Historical Fiction
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
In 1940s Italy, teenager Pino Lella joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps and falls for a beautiful widow, he also becomes the personal driver of one of the Third Reich's most powerful commanders.
June 2019, Literary Fiction
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel. A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld. Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America, and a drama of almost unbearable acuity and power. It is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art