Tuesday, August 11, 2015

September 2015 Book Selection

Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday September 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm when we will be discussing, From Doon with death by Ruth Rendell. This is the first book that she wrote featuring Inspector Wexford, and the series now includes 24 titles. These books were also the inspiration for a British television series. Sadly, Ruth Rendell passed away in May of this year.
The summary from the paperback edition is: "There is nothing extraordinary about Margaret Parsons, a timid housewife in the quiet town of Kingsmarkham, a woman devoted to her garden, her kitchen, her husband. Except that Margaret Parsons is dead...Who would kill someone with nothing to hide? Inspector Wexford, the formidable chief of police, is baffled-- until he discovers Margaret's dark secret: a trove of rare books, each volume incribed by a passionate lover identified only as Doon... the case builds with relentless momentum to a shocking finale as clever as it is expected." Join us in the 2nd Floor Meeting room.

Monday, August 3, 2015

August 2015 Meeting

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the August meeting of the North Providence Mystery Book Club will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 7 PM in the Trustee Meeting Room.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

August 2015 Book Selection

Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 when we will discuss, Death wore white, by Jim Kelly. This is the first book featuring Detective Inspector Peter Shaw.
This synopsis is from the author's website: " At 5:15 p.m. Harvey Ellis was trapped--stranded in a line of eight cars by a blizzard on a Norfolk coast road. At 8:15 p.m. Harvey Ellis was dead -- viciously stabbed at the wheel of his truck. And his killer has achieved the impossible: striking without being seen, and without leaving a single footprint in the snow... For DI Peter Shaw and DS George Valentine it's only the start of an infuriating investigation. The crime scene is melting, the murderer has vanished, the witnesses are dropping like flies. And the body count is on the rise..."
Please join us in the Library's Second Floor Meeting Room.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

July 2015 Book Selection

Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the second floor meeting room. The book we will be discussing is, Some Danger Involved by by Will Thomas. This is the first story featuring Cyrus Baker and Thomas Llewelyn and is set in Victorian London.

The book description from the author's website is: "When a student bearing a striking resemblance to artists' renderings of Jesus Christ is found murdered --by crucifixion-- in London's Jewish ghetto, 19th century private detective Barker must hire an assistant to help him solve the sinister case. Out of all who answer an ad for a position with "some danger involved" the eccentric and enigmatic Barker chooses downtrodden Llewelyn, a gutsy young man whose murky past includes recent stints at both an Oxford college and an Oxford prison. As Llewelyn learns the ropes of his position, he is drawn deeper and deeper into Barker's peculiar world of vigilante detective work, as well as the dark heart of London's teeming underworld. Together they pass through chophouses, stables, and clandestine tea rooms, tangling with the early Italian mafia, a mad professor of eugenics, and other shadowy figures, inching ever closer to the shocking truth behind the murder."

Friday, April 17, 2015

May 2015 Meeting Cancelled

The May 5, 2015 meeting of the North Providence Mystery Book Club has been cancelled due to a library face lift. We will next meet on Tuesday June 2, 2015 in the second floor meeting room. We will be reading Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

May 2015 Book Selection

The North Providence Mystery Book Club will meet on Tuesday May 5, 2015 in the Second Floor Meeting Room at 7:00 pm. We will be discussing, Cocaine blues by Kerry Greenwood. This is the first book featuring Phryne Fisher. These books take place in Australia during the 1920's, and Phryne is a socialite with a taste for adventure.
The summary from the book's publisher is, "Phryne leaves the tedium of English high society for Melbourne, Australia, and never looks back. The London season is in full fling at the end of the 1920s, but the Honorable Phryne Fisher--she of the green-grey eyes, diamant garters, and outfits that should not be sprung suddenly on those of nervous dispositions--is rapidly tiring of the tedium of arranging flowers, making polite conversations with retired colonels, and dancing with weak-chinned men. Instead, Phryne decides it might be rather amusing to try her hand at being a lady detective in Melbourne, Australia. Almost immediately from the time she books into the Windsor Hotel, Phryne is embroiled in mystery: poisoned wives, cocaine smuggling rings, corrupt cops and communism--not to mention erotic encounters with the beautiful Russian dancer, Sasha de Lisse--until her adventure reaches it steamy end in the Turkish baths of Little Lonsdale Street." These books are the basis of the Australian TV series "The Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries".

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

April 2015 Book Selection

Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday April 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the second floor meeting room as we will be discussing, Bruno, Chief of Police, by Martin Walker. This is the first book in a series based in a small village in France featuring, Benoit "Bruno" Courreges, the chief of police.
The summary from the Ocean State Libraries' Ezone is: "Meet Benoit Courreges, aka Bruno, a policeman in a small village in the South of France. He's a former soldier who has embraced the pleasures and slow rhythms of country life. He has a gun but never wears it; he has the power to arrest but never uses it. But then the murder of an elderly North African who fought in the French army changes all that. Now Bruno must balance his beloved routines--living in his restored shepherd's cottage, shopping at the local market, drinking wine, strolling the countryside--with a politically delicate investigation. He's paired with a young policewoman from Paris and the two suspect anti-immigrant militants. As they learn more about the dead man's past, Bruno's suspicions turn toward a more complex motive"