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"

Thursday, February 5, 2015

March 2015 Book Selection

The North Providence Mystery Book Club will next meet on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. We will meet at 7:00 pm in the Second Floor Conference Room. The book we will be discussing is, The Cove by Catherine Coulter. This is the first book in the FBI series, featuring Dillon Savich.
The book description is: "Sally St. John Brainerd is on the run from the authorities, who want to question her about her possible involvement in her father's murder. FBI Special Agent James Quinlan goes undercover in the picturesque town of The Cove-home of the World's Greatest Ice Cream- where Sally seeks sanctuary. But The Cove and its elderly residents harbor sinister secrets of their own. After Quinlan and Sally discover two dead bodies, Sally vanishes, and Quinlan turns to his partner, Dillon Savich to rescue her from a place where no one should be held. Quinlan discovers she is indeed the key to a murder-but whose murder?"

February Meeting

Because of the snow storm earlier this week, there will be no Mystery Book Club meeting this month. We will meet in March.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

February 2015 Book Selection

Join the Mystery Book Club on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM when we will be discussing Heresy by S. J. Parris. This is an historical mystery featuring Giordano Bruno, an Italian monk who was charged with heresy by the Inquisition. In this book, he flees to England, and begins to work for Queen Elizabeth I. The summary of the book is: "When fugitive Italian monk Giordano Bruno--philosopher, magician, and heretical scientist-- arrives in London, he's only one step ahead of the Inquisition. An undercover mission for Queen Elizabeth I and her spymaster provides added protection. Officially, Bruno is to take part in a debate on the Copernican theory of the universe at Oxford University, unofficially, he is to find out whatever he can about a Catholic plot to overthrow the queen. But when his mission is dramatically thrown off course by a series of grisly deaths and the charms of a mysterious but beautiful young woman, he realizes that somewhere within Oxford's private chambers lurks a brutal killer..." S. J. Parris is the pen name of Stephanie Merritt, who is a  journalist in Great Britain.