Book Clubs

Mystery to Me Book Club - Jayne Rowsam, lead

Meetings are held at 6:00 pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted)


January 30     the January book club was rescheduled due to snow warnings

February 27   Craig Johnson, Cold Dish

March 27       Kate Quinn, The Huntress

April 24         Kate Atkinson, Case History

May 22          Jacqueline Winspear, Birds of a Feather

June 26         Paulette Jiles, News of the World

July 24          Jussi Adler-Olsen, The Keeper of Lost Causes: Department Q, book 1

August 28      Nick Petrie, Light It Up

rest of the books TBD



January 17     Allen Eskens, Deep Dark Descending

February 28    Ron Rash, Serena

March 28        Rhys Bowen, In Farleigh Field

April 25          Jess Kidd, Himself

May 23           Karen Dionne, Marsh King's Daughter

June 27          A.D. Scott, Death in a Great Glen

July 25           William Kent Krueger, Ordinary Grace

August 22       Robert Madrygin, Solace of Trees

September 26  Walter Mosley, Devil in a Blue Dress

October 24      Rennie Airth, River of Darkness

November 28   David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon

December:      No Book Club



January 25    Elsa Hart, Jade Dragon Mountain 

February 22  James Patterson, Cross Justice

March 22      David Benioff, City of Thieves

April 26        bookclub canceled -- members attending the Sara Paretsky event!

May 24          Katarina Bivald, Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

June 21        Erika Swyler, Book of Speculation

July 26          Elizabeth Peters, Crocodile on the Sandbank

August 23      Ann Cleeves, Raven Black 

September 27  Eve Chase, Black Rabbit Hall 

October 25      Jess Lourey, Salem's Cipher 

November 29  Kate Quinn, Alice Network



History's Mysteries Book Club  - Catherine Streiffer, lead

Meetings are held at 12:30 pm on the following dates in 2019

January 6, 2019 Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov 

February 3, 2019 In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen 

March 3, 2019 Devil in the White City by Erik Larson 

April 7, 2019 The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah 

May 5, 2019 Munich by Robert Harris 

June 2, 2019 Mangle Street Murders by M.R.C. Kasasian 

July 7, 2019 The Scribe by Matthew Guinn 

August 4, 2019 Tutankhamun: The Book of Shadows by Nick Drake 

September 8, 2019 (moved one week for Labor Day) Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains by Catronia McPherson 

October 6, 2019 Case of the Gilded Fly by Edmund Crispin 

November 3, 2019 The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths 

December 1, 2019 Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley MEETING AT CATHERINE’S HOUSE 



January 7, 2018.  “Brat Farrar”, by Josephine Tey

February 4, 2018.  “Jade Dragon Mountain”, by Elsa Hart

March 4, 2018.  “Curious Beginning”, by Deanna Raybourn

April 8, 2018.  “The Last Kashmiri Rose” by Barbara Cleverly

May 6, 2018.  “Death at Wentwater Court” by Carola Dunn

June 3, 2018.  “A Most Novel Revenge” by Ashley Weaver

July 1, 2018.  “Roman Games: A Plinius Secundus Mystery” by Bruce McBain

August 5, 2018.  “The Harper’s Quine” by Pat McIntosh

September 9, 2018.  “The Good Knight” by Sarah Woodbury

October 7, 2018.  “Murphy’s Law” by Rhys Bowen

November 4, 2018.  “Speedy Death” by Gladys Mitchell

December 2, 2018.  “A Morbid Taste for Bones” by Ellis Peters



January 8    Lucy Worsley, The Art of English Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock   

February 5    Sophocles, Oedipus Rex

March 5         Amy Stewart, Girl Waits with Gun

April 2           Oliver Potsch, The Hangman's Daughter

May 7            Lesley Kagen, Whistling in the Dark

June 4           Jean Zimmerman, Savage Girl

July 9*           Susanna Calkins, Murder at Rosamund's Gate

August 6        Peter Tremayne, Valley of the Shadow

Sept. 10         Stuart Wood, Chiefs

October 1       David Downing, Zoo Station

November 5    Tom Rob Smith, Child 44

December 3     Janet Dawson, Death Rides the Zephyr

*Due to holiday weekends, the July and September meetings have been moved to July 9 and September 10.


Agatha Christie Book Club - Christine Soder, Lead 

Meetings are at 3pm on the 4th Sunday of every other month

January, March, May, July, September, November




January 28    They Came to Baghdad - Other 

March 25       One, Two, Buckle My Shoe or An Overdose of Death, or The Patriotic Murders - Poirot

May 27           Destination Unknown or So Many Steps to Death - Other

July 22          Evil Under the Sun - Poirot

September 23  Ordeal by Innocence - Other

November 25   Five Little Pigs, or Murder in Retrospect - Poirot


If you're interested in holding a book club meeting at Mystery to Me, please contact Joanne at (608)283-9332 or stop by the store and chat with us about your club. In addition, we're happy to offer copies of book club selections for a 10% discount.