Tuesday, July 1, 2014

August 2014 Book Selection

Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday August 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm as we discuss The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Potzsch. This is the first book in his Hangman's Daughter series.
The book summary is "Magdalena, the clever and headstrong daughter of Bavarian hangman Jakob Kuisl, lives with her father outside the village walls and is destined to be married off to another hangman's son--except that the town's physician's son is hopelessly in love with her. And her father's wisdom and empath are as unusual as his despised profession. It is 1659, the Thirty Years' War has finally ended, and there hasn't been a witchcraft mania in decades. But now, a drowning and gruesomely injured boy, tattooed with the mark of a witch, is pulled from a river and the villagers suspect the local midwife, Martha Stechlin. Jakob Kuisl is charged with extracting a confession from her and torturing her until he gets one. Convinced she is innocent, he, Magdalena, and her would-be suitor race against the clock to find the true killer." The author has based the characters and events in the book on his own family's history.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

July 2014 Book Selection

Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday July 1, 2014 as we will be discussing Eva's Eye by Karin Fossum. This book takes place in Norway, and features Inspector Sejer.
From the publisher's website: " In the first novel in the Sejer series, Eva and her young daughter Emma are walking by the river when Emma spots something floating in the water. It's the body of a man, and what's more, a man Eva recognizes. Sejer and Skarre piece together the story behind two unsolved murders... does it all lead back to Eva?--Sejer sets to work piecing together the fragments of these two impossible cases, soon enough he realizes that they might not be as separate as they had seemed. Gripping and thought-provoking, Eva's Eye is Karin Fossum's first novel featuring the iconic Inspector Sejer." While this novel was first published in 1995 in Norway, it was published in the United States in 2013.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

June 2014 Selection

Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday June 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM as we discuss A Test of Wills by Charles Todd. This is the first book featuring Inspector Ian Rutledge, a Scotland Yard Inspector who is a veteran of World War I.
From the author’s website: “Ian Rutledge, returned home from the trenches of the Great War, loses his fiancee Jean after long months in the hospital with what is now called PTSD, and faces a bleak future. Fight back from the edge of madness, he returns to his career at Scotland Yard. But Chief Superintendent Bowles is determined to break him. And so Rutledge finds himself in Warwickshire where the only witness to the murder of Colonel Harris is the drunken ex-soldier suffering from shell-shock. Rutledge is fighting his own battles with the voice of Corporal Hamish MacLeod in his head, survivor’s guilt after the bloody 1916 Battle of the Somme. The question is, will he win this test of wills with Hamish—or is the shell shocked man a mirror of what he’ll become if he fails to keep his madness at bay?”
Charles Todd is the pseudonym of a mother and son writing team of Caroline and Charles Todd.
The Book Club will not be meeting in May.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

April 2014 Selection

Join the North Providence  Mystery Book Club on Tuesday April 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM as we discuss The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King. This is the first book in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series. The book has fifteen year old Mary Russell meeting a retired Sherlock Holmes in Sussex, England and begins collaborating with him.
From the publisher's website: "In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees when a young girl literally stumbles into him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes--and match him wit for wit. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern twentieth-century woman proves a deft protege, and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective. In their first case together, they  must track down a kidnapped American senator's daughter and confront a truly cunning adversary--a bomber who has set trip wires for the sleuths and who will stop at nothing to end their partnership. Full of brilliant deductions, disguises, and dangers, this this is the first book of the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes mysteries."

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

March 2014 Selection

The North Providence Mystery Book Club will be meeting next on Tuesday March 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the library's first floor conference room. We will be reading, Goodnight Sweet Prince by David Dickinson. This is the first book in the Lord Powerscourt series. Powerscourt is an aristocratic detectvie from the time of Queen Victoria.
From the publisher's website: "The debut of aristocrat-investigator Lord Francis Powerscourt, who takes on investigations too delicate for the police. Prince Eddy is a notorious wastrel. But when he is found in his bedroom at Sandringham witth his throat cut, his father, King George V, decides that the crime must be concealed. The prince is said to have died of influenza. Lord Francis Powerscourt is secretly commissioned to find the killer, but there are so many who have reason to hate the debauched and vicious prince that the task is a hard one. It leads him across Europe to Venice, where amidst scandal and suicide, Powerscourt finally unravels the mystery." Join us on March 4th.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

February 2014 Book Selection

Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday February 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm as we discuss March Violets by Philip Kerr. This is the first novel featuring the private investigator Bernie Gunther. This book takes place in Berlin in 1936. Gunther investigates missing person cases, he is then asked to investigate the death of the daughter and son-in-law of an industrialist. The son-in-law was a member of the SS, and Gunther must deal with the Gestapo.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

January 2014 Book Selection

Please join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday January 7, 2014 as we discuss Still Life by Louise Penny. This is the first book in the award winning Three Pines mysteries featuring Inspector Armand Gamache.
A summary from the large print edition: "Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team are called to the scene of a suspicious death int he rural village south of Montreal and yet a world away. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, has been found dead on Thanksgiving morning. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smell something foul this holiday season. Louise Penny's award-winning debut novel introduces the engaging Armand Gamache, who commands his forces with integrity, strength, and charm"