Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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"
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Please join the North Providence Mystery Book club on December 3, 2013 at 7:00 pm as we discuss Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton. This is the first book in the Aunt Dimity series.
"When Lori Shepherd was a little girl she used to lie in bed at night with a stuffed rabbit named Reginald and listen to her mother's stories of the indomitable Aunt Dimity, who lived in far-off England. But now Lori is a newly divorced, down-on-her-luck grownup, her mother is dead, and Lori's long since realized that Aunt Dimity was just a character in a comforting bedtime story.
Or was she? One day the bedraggled Lori is summoned from the latest of her dreadful temp jobs to the Dickensian law firm of Willis U Willis. There Willises Junior and Senior inform her that Aunt Dimity was indeed a real person--a very rich real person who's just died and left Lori a respectable bequest. Unfortunately, there's one catch: Lori must visit Aunt Dimity's English cottage and find a secret hidden among the treasure trove of letters written by her mother and Dimity over the four decades of their friendship.
What begins a fairy tale in a improbably cozy setting becomes a mystery--and a ghost story--as Aunt Dimity's gentle spirit leads Lori on an unotherworldly quest that Dimity could not fulfill in her own lifetime. And for Lori, Dimity's bequest is even greater than she dreamed, as she discovers that in this life, true love can conquer all."
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Join the North Providence Mystery Book Club on Tuesday November 12, 2013 (second Tuesday of the month instead of the first) in the Trustee Conference Room on the Second Floor as we discuss The Black House by Peter May. This is the first book in the Lewis Trilogy, featuring detective Fin Macleod.
“The Isle of Lewis is the most remote, harshly beautiful place in Scotland, where the difficulty of existence seems outweighed only by people’s fear of God. But older, pagan values lurk beneath the veneer of faith, the primal yearning for blood and revenge. When a brutal murder on the island bears the hallmarks of a similar slaying in Edinburgh, police detective Fin Macleod is dispatched north to investigate. But since he himself was raised on Lewis, the investigation also represents a journey home and into his past. Each year the island’s men perform the hunting of the gugas, a savage custom no longer necessary for survival, but which they cling to even more fiercely in the face of the demands of modern morality. For Fin the hunt recalls a horrific tragedy, which after all this time may have begun to demand another sacrifice." See you on November 12th.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
The next meeting of the North Providence Mystery Book Club will be on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. We will be discussing, Her royal spyness by Rhys Bowen. The summary of the book is: "Her ridiculously long name is Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, daughter to the Duke of Atholt and Rannoch. And she is flat broke. As the thirty-fourth in line for the throne, she has been taught only a few things, among them, the perfect curtsey. But when her brother cuts off her allowance, she leaves Scotland, and her fiance, Fish-Face, for London, where she has: a) worked behind a cosmetics counter and gotten sacked after five hours, b)started to fall for a quite unsuitable minor royal, c) made some money housekeeping (incognita, of course), and d)been summoned by the Queen to spy on her playboy son. Then an arrogant Frenchman, who wants her family's 800-year old estate for himself, winds up dead in her bathtub. Now her most important job is to clear her very long family name."
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
We will not be meeting in July.