Events

July

Wednesday, July 18th
Up All Night- A Thrillers Tour

7 pm -- Please register online -- just click here

Moderated by Doug Moe

Meet a wonderful foursome of thriller writers! All Thillers. All The Time!  

Authors and Books Introduced:

Sandra Block (author page) - What Happened That Night

Sandra Block is an International Thriller Award finalist and the author of Little Black Lies, The Girl Without a Name, and The Secret Room. She graduated from Harvard, then returned to her native land of Buffalo, New York for medical training and never left. She is a practicing neurologist and proud Sabres fan, and lives at home with her husband, two children, and her cute but untrainable yellow lab, Delilah.

 

 

 

Jenny Milchman (author page) – Wicked River

Jenny Milchman is an award-winning, critically acclaimed novelist from the Hudson River Valley of New York State. Her debut novel, Cover of Snow(Ballantine/Random House), won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for best suspense novel of 2013, and her followup novels, Ruin Falls and As Night Falls(Ballantine/Random House), were both Indie Next picks. Jenny is vice president of author programming for International Thriller Writers, a member of the Sisters in Crime speakers bureau, and the founder and organizer of Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day, which is celebrated in all fifty states.
 
 

Randall Silvis (author page) – Walking the Bones

Randall Silvis is the internationally acclaimed author of more than a dozen novels, one story collection, and one book of narrative nonfiction. His essays, articles, poems, and short stories have appeared in various online and print magazines. His work has been translated into ten languages. He lives in Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

Carter Wilson (author page) – Mister Tender’s Girl

Carter Wilson is the USA Today-bestselling author of THE COMFORT OF BLACK, which won the Colorado Book Award, the Interncarterational Book Award, and the National Indie Excellence Award. His thrillers have received critical acclaim, including multiplestarred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. He resides outside of Boulder, Colorado.

    

 

 

Friday, July 20th
Victoria Houston - "Dead Firefly" & Interview by Doug Moe

7 pm

Interview by Doug Moe

houstonAbout Victoria Houston (author page)

Houston is the author of the Loon Lake Mystery Series. Dead Firefly is the eighteenth in the series. The mysteries are set in the Northwoods of Wisconsin against a background of fishing – fly fishing as well as fishing for muskie, bass, bluegill and walleyes. 

About Dead Firefly

"My wife and Gordon Maxwell tried to kill me this morning."
Doc Osborne is startled by the unexpected words tumbling out of the mouth of his friend and fellow AA member Chuck Pelletier, the recently remarried lead accountant for a planned luxury fly-fishing lodge preserve under construction in the area.
Alarmed, Doc tries to alert Police Chief Lew Ferris, but she is tied up with law enforcement

fireflyteams across the state. They’re searching for thieves who have been cutting down and stealing hundreds of thousands of precious birch trees from public and private property across northern Wisconsin.

But it’s too late. Pelletier is found dead not two hours later. Doc is shocked, saddened, and determined to get to the bottom of the murder.
With one man dead, evidence of lakeshore properties being stolen from elderly owners, and an attempted sexual assault,
short-handed Chief Ferris deputizes Doc and his skilled tracker neighbor to help with the investigation. Then, just as they seem to be getting somewhere, things grow even more complicated.
Just another summer in Loon Lake.
Sunday, July 22nd
Agatha Christie Book Club

3 pm

Tuesday, July 24th
Patricia Sutton, "Capsized!" - with Doug Moe

7 pm

Ages 9 -12 

Interview by Doug Moe

capsizedAbout the book: On July 24, 1915, the SS Eastland, filled to capacity with 2,500 passengers and crew, capsized in the Chicago River while still moored to the pier. Happy picnic-goers headed for an employee outing across Lake Michigan suddenly found themselves in a struggle for their lives. Trapped belowdecks, crushed by the crowds attempting to escape the rising waters, or hurled into the river from the upper deck of the ship, roughly one-third of the passengers, mostly women and children, perished that day. 

     The Eastland disaster took more passenger lives than the Titanic and stands today as the greatest loss of life on the Great Lakes. Capsized! details the events leading up to the fateful day and provides a nail-biting, minute-by-minute account of the ship's capsizing. From the courage of the survivors to the despair of families who lost loved ones, author Patricia Sutton brings to light the stories of ordinary working people enduring the unthinkable.
     Capsized! also raises critical-thinking questions for young readers: Why do we know so much about the Titanic's sinking yet so little about the Eastland disaster? What causes a tragedy to be forgotten and left out of society's collective memory? And what lessons from this disaster might we be able to apply today?

Author Patricia Sutton (author page): "From the time I was little, I wanted to be a teacher. I’d make flashcards with words suttonand pictures, to teach my “class” of stuffed animals and dolls how to read. Many years later, I became a real teacher and I loved my work. I really enjoyed teaching about the Oregon Trail, the Chicago Fire, archaeology and immigration.

I think that’s why I’m a nonfiction writer for kids. I still do all the research, like I did as a teacher. But instead of standing in front of a classroom, I write it down in books. I enjoy finding little-known stories and shining a light on them. 

Of course to be an author, you need to know how to write. That’s why I went back to school. In January, 2018, I graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN with an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Did you know you could enroll in a college program that’s all about writing for kids?

 I lived in Schaumburg, Illinois for twenty years and spent most of that time teaching at Lincoln Prairie School, in Hoffman Estates. My husband Dan and I moved to Madison, Wisconsin a few years ago, where we can be closer to my children and grandsons."

Wednesday, July 25th
Mystery to Me Book Club

6 pm

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Thursday, July 26th
Poetry with Sylvia Cavanaugh and Ed Werstein

7 pm

About Sylvia Cavanaugh

Sylvia Cavanaugh (find her author page here) grew up in a red brick row house in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, attended sylviaundergraduate school in western Pennsylvania, then moved to the Midwest and earned her M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin. A contributing editor for Verse-Virtual: An Online Community of Poets, Sylvia is also a member of the board of the Council for Wisconsin Writers. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her poems have been included in numerous periodicals and anthologies. A chapbook, Staring Through My Eyes, was published in 2015 by Finishing Line Press.

Sylvia is the proud mother of three children, and although she read to them and shared her own tales as they were growing up, she has always loved the ways in which they create their own stories.

 

wersteinAbout Ed Werstein

Ed Werstein was born in Milwaukee, WI. He is a regional VP of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. He was nearly 60 years old when his muse awoke and dragged herself out of bed. His poems have appeared in over 50 different journals and anthologies. He won the Poetry Society of Michigan’s Margo LaGattuta award in 2015. In 2018 he received the Council of Wisconsin Writers Lorine Niedecker award. Find more information about Ed and his work here.

August

Wednesday, August 01st
Doug Moe Interviews Marshall Cook about "Glorious"

7 pm

Interview by Doug Moe

gloriousAbout Glorious

“Marshall Cook has created a glorious cast of characters inhabiting a small Wisconsin town, from the joke-cracking radio DJ to the married owners of a diner. Beneath the surface of a town known for its Polar Plunge and Cow Chip Toss, readers will discover love and heartbreak, secrets from the past, the battle between the sexes, and even a dog named Frederick Douglass. With echoes of Sherwood Anderson and William Faulkner, Marshall Cook gives us America—and ourselves.” - Emily Auerbach

About Marshall Cook

Creative writing professor at UW-Madison, Marshall Cook is the author of several nonfiction books on various topics, and a new series of light mysteries, the Monona Quinncook mysteries. Marshall J. Cook taught for the University of Wisconsin-Madison for thirty years and often speaks at conferences nationwide. He has published several books on stress management and has been a guest on Oprah to discuss the topic. Marshall edits Extra Innings, an online newsletter for writers. He has authored thirty books and hundreds of magazine articles. Marshall holds his BA in creative writing and his MA in communications from Stanford University. He has been married to Ellen since 1968, and they have one son, Jeremiah. When not writing, Marshall likes to read, jog, lift weights, and talk back to the television (not all at the same time). He is a passionate minor league baseball fan, drives the back roads, and eats in small town cafes.

 

Thursday, August 02nd
Rebecca L. Brown - "Flying at Night"

7 pm

brownAbout Rebecca L. Brown

Rebecca Brown lives happily in Madison, Wisconsin with her very handy husband, three busy sons and two good-looking but useless dogs. She teaches Four Year Old Kindergarten at a Madison nursery school and falls in love with her job all over again every day. Her writing has been featured in Brava Magazine. In 2012 her essay “Mothering the Storm: Parenting with depression” was featured in a “Listen to Your Mother” show in Madison, WI. In 2015 her essay was included in the national anthology titled “Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now” published by Penguin (2015).

When she isn’t busy mothering, teaching or writing, she splits her time between serial “do-it-yourself-ing", speed reading, and pretending to understand whatever video game her children are obsessed with.

About Flying at Nightflying

An emotionally charged debut novel, told through the voices of three family members, who learn that when your world changes, so does your destination…. Stay-at-home mom Piper Whitman Hart is too close to her nine-year-old son Fred to realize that his idiosyncrasies are signs of something more. And just when his diagnosis of autism sends her life reeling, she’s dragged back into the orbit of her emotionally abusive father, Lance, after a heart attack leaves him with brain damage. Fred is in need of a friend. Lance is in need of care. And Piper just wants to feel stable ground beneath her feet. What she never expects is that Fred and Lance–both misunderstood by the world–will start to connect in the most miraculous of ways…

Sunday, August 05th
History's Mysteries Book Club

12.30 pm

The Harper's Quine by Pat McIntosh

Wednesday, August 08th
David Krugler - "Rip the Angels From Heaven" & Lori Rader-Day - "Under a Dark Sky"

7 pm

Lori Rader-Day, author of The Day I Died, The Black Hour and Little Pretty Things, is the recipient of the 2016 Simon and loriSchuster Mary Higgins Clark Award and the 2015 Anthony Award for Best First Novel. Lori’s short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Time Out Chicago, Good Housekeeping, and others. She lives in Chicago, where she is the immediate-past president of the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter and on the board of Sisters in Crime Chicagoland. Under a Dark Sky is her fourth novel.

About Under a Dark Sky

underSince her husband died, Eden Wallace's life has diminished down to a tiny pinprick, like a far-off star in the night sky. She doesn't work, has given up on her love of photography, and is so plagued by night terrors that she can't sleep without the lights on. Everyone, including her family, has grown weary of her grief. So when she finds paperwork in her husband's effects indicating that he reserved a week at a dark sky park, she goes. She's ready to shed her fear and return to the living, even if it means facing her paralyzing phobia of the dark.

 

 


David Krugler grew up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He left his home state to attend Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. kruglerAfter graduating with degrees in English and history, he earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He moved back to Wisconsin in 1997 to teach at the University of Wisconsin—Platteville, where he’s now Professor of History. More about David Krugler can be found on his author page.

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About Rip the Angels From Heaven

Intelligence officer Ellis Voigt fights to prevent the Soviets from infiltrating the Manhattan Project while running from enemies on both sides, in the thrilling sequel to The Dead Don't Bleed. Desperate to keep the secrets that threaten his life, Lieutenant Ellis Voigt of the Office of Naval Intelligence can't escape a web of double-agents and undercover spies who follow his every move. The FBI suspects he's the communist who murdered a Naval officer in a Washington back alley. The Soviets believe he's holding back information from their contacts, and they're willing to use any means necessary to extract it.

 

 

Friday, August 17th
Steven Davis, "In Defense of Public Lands"

7 pm

About Steven Davisdavis

Steven Davis is a Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies at Edgewood College in Madison, WI. He has taught in the Social Science Department at Edgewood College since 1994. He teaches courses on American political institutions, environmental politics, politics and media, and political ideology and in 2012 was awarded the James R. Undekofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. His research, on the environmental movement and also the politics of public land management has been published in a number of journals.

 

publicAbout In Defense of Public Lands

Debates continue to rage over the merits or flaws of public land and whether or not it should be privatized - or at least radically reconfigured in some way. In Defense of Public Lands offers a comprehensive refutation of the market-oriented arguments. Steven Davis passionately advocates that public land ought to remain firmly in the public's hands. He reviews empirical data and theoretical arguments from biological, economic, and political perspectives in order to build a case for why our public lands are an invaluable and irreplaceable asset for the American people.

Saturday, August 18th
Rhonda Gilliland: "Cooked to Death: Volume II - Lying on a Plate"

3 pm

Editor Rhonda Gilliland returns with the second book in a series of, so far, three books filled with tales of crime and cookery!

cookedAbout the Book

Lovers wage war with deviled eggs and artichokes. A world-class baker turns to desperate measures to win the contest of a lifetime. An orphaned teenage girl with nowhere left to go finally takes a stand inside a farmhouse kitchen… Fifteen mystery writers have pooled their literary powers and culinary acumen to craft a five-course meal full of surprises both deadly and delicious. If the crimes uncovered by these sleuths are too much for your stomach, they’ve got the perfect thing to restore your appetite: each story is followed by an easy-to-make recipe thay plays some crucial part in its preceding tale.

Wednesday, August 22nd
Mystery to Me Book Club

6 pm

The Solace of Trees by Robert Madrygin

Friday, August 24th
New book in Cork O'Conner Series: William Kent Krueger on "Desolation Mountain"

7 pm

 Please RSVP for this event to reserve seating.

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About Desolation Mountain

To Stephen O’Connor, Hamlet’s dour observation is more than just words. All his life, he has had visions of tragedies to come. When he experiences the vision of a great bird shot from the sky, he knows something terrible is about to happen. The crash of a private plane on Desolation Mountain in a remote part of the Iron Lake Reservation, which kills a United States senator and most of her family, confirms Stephen’s worst fears. Stephen joins his father, Cork O’Connor and a few Ojibwe men from the nearby Iron Lake reservation to sift through the smoldering wreckage when the FBI arrives and quickly assumes control of the situation. What seems like the end of the O’Connors’ involvement is, however, only the beginning of a harrowing journey to understand the truth behind the Senator’s death. In that far north Minnesota County, which is overrun with agents of the FBI, NTSB, DoD, and even members of a rightwing militia, all of whom have their own agendas, Cork, Stephen, and Bo attempt to navigate a perilous course. Roadblocked by lies from the highest levels of government, uncertain who to trust, and facing growing threats the deeper they dig for answers, the three men finally understand that to get to the truth, they will have to face the great menace, a beast of true evil lurking in the woods—a beast with a murderous intent of unimaginable scale.


About the Author

William Kent Krueger is an American novelist and crime writer, best known for his series of novels featuring Cork O'Connor, which are set mainly in Minnesota. In 2005 and 2006, he won back-to-back Anthony Awards for best novel. In 2014, his stand-alone book Ordinary Grace won the Edgar Award for Best Novel of 2013. Krueger has said that he wanted to be a writer from the third grade, when his story "The Walking Dictionary" was praised by his teacher and parents. He attended Stanford University, but his academic path was cut short when he came into conflict with the university's administration during student protests of spring 1970. Throughout his early life, he supported himself by logging timber, digging ditches, working in construction, and being published as a freelance journalist; he never stopped writing. Krueger is married and has two children. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Monday, August 27th
"Spark" Author and Illustrator Talk, And Popsicles!

2-4 pm

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At Mystery to Me Bookstore, and at Bloom Bake Shop, next door!

A book-based activity at Mystery to Me, followed by popsicle-making at Bloom Bake Shop!

About Spark From the publisher: "Is she bursting with so many dreams, inventions, and creative ideas that she doesn’t know where to start? Or is she still figuring out what she likes and how to express herself? This fill-in-the-blank, do-it-yourself guidebook will help answer questions such as “What can I draw?” or “What can I invent?” Along the way, she’ll learn about herself, what it means to be creative, and new ways to let her creativity shine."

 
Wednesday, August 29th
"Spark" Author and Illustrator Talk: Bloom Bindery Cookies and Beverages!

4-6 pm

at Bloom Bindery in Middleton

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Spark author Andrea Debbink and illustrator Emily Balsley sign and read, and invite attendees to make buttons from the artwork from Spark

About Spark

From the publisher: "Is she bursting with so many dreams, inventions, and creative ideas that she doesn’t know where to start? Or is she still figuring out what she likes and how to express herself? This fill-in-the-blank, do-it-yourself guidebook will help answer questions such as “What can I draw?” or “What can I invent?” Along the way, she’ll learn about herself, what it means to be creative, and new ways to let her creativity shine."

Thursday, August 30th
Karin Slaughter: "Pieces of Her"

7 pm

---at Madison Central Library

Copies of Pieces of Her will be for available for purchase!

 

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About the Author

Karin Slaughter (see also her author page) is the #1 internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including the Will Trent and Grant County series and the instant New York Times bestselling standalones, Cop Town and Pretty Girls. There are more than 35 million copies of her books in print around the world.

 

About the Book

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ?

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Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she knows she’s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don’t we?

But all that changes when a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one would ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again.

The police want answers and Laura’s innocence is on the line, but she won’t speak to anyone, including her own daughter. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumb trail of her mother’s past. And if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them. . . .

September

Saturday, September 01st
Jamie Swenson's New Children's Book "A Fall Ball For All"!

2 pm

Jamie Swenson, author of If You Were a Dog, Boom! Boom! Boom!, Woof & Quack in Winter and Meet Woof & Quack officially launches her newest book at Mystery to Me bookstore! 

swensonAbout the Author

Jamie Swenson (author page) reveived her MFA in Writing for Children and Young A

dults from Hamline University in MN. When not writing, Jamie works as an early literacy storyteller/library associate at the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wisconsin sharing her love of books and reading with children and their families. Jamie enjoys teaching writing craft to children, teens, and adults.

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About A Fall Ball For All

On the verge of winter, the autumn wind issues an invitation: "Come one, come all to the annual windfall ball!" Join all the animals in this beautifully illustrated rhyming picture book as they gather for the autumn wind's harvest in preparation for the long winter.

Sunday, September 09th
History's Mysteries Book Club

12.30 pm

The Good Knight by Sarah Woodbury

Sunday, September 23rd
Agatha Christie Book Club

3 pm

Wednesday, September 26th
Mystery to Me Bookclub

6 pm

Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley 

October

Tuesday, October 02nd
Jen Rubin: "We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family, a Store, and a Neighborhood"

7 pm

we are stayingAbout the Book

We Are Staying tells about the rise, struggles and fall of a store named Radio Clinic across decades, and about the family that owned it. It is a small business story and a story about a shop owner that keeps on going despite the odds. It is an immigrant story, a grandfather-father-daughter story, a story of the unique character a family business brings to a neighborhood, and a reflection on what has been lost as stores like these disappear.  


About the Author

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Jen Rubin (author page) is a former New Yorker living in Madison, WI. An obsessive maker of mixed tapes and quite possibly the best challah baker in town, she has worked for social change throughout her career. Jen leads storytelling workshops around Madison, co-produces the Moth StorySlam in Madison, and teaches the occasional social policy class at the University of Wisconsin School of Social Work.  She also works at the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Sunday, October 07th
History's Mysteries Book Club

12.30 pm

Murphy's Law by Rhys Bowen

Tuesday, October 09th
Erin Clune: "How to Leave: Quitting the City and Coping With a New Reality"

7 pm

A Wisconsin Book Festival event!

Please reserve a seat for this event by clicking here.

LeaveAbout the Book

When Frank Sinatra and Alicia Keys said that if you could make it in New York, you could make it anywhere, they probably weren't talking about whatever suburb you used to make fun of. Because it's hard to "make it" without world-class museums and gourmet food trucks. Erin Clune regales readers with priceless stories of her own experiences leaving New York for her hometown in Wisconsin, and provides a jocular but useful guide- for anyone leaving, or thinking about leaving, their own personal mecca- to finding contentment while staying true to yourself in a place far, far away from The City. 



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About Erin Clune

From Clune's author page:

Erin Clune is a freelance writer and humorist. She has a doctorate in American history from NYU, which looks fancy on the wall of her home office. Locally, she writes about cocktails and that's exactly as awesome as it sounds. Other stuff on her author site includes published funnies, narrative essays, random click bait lists, and grouchy feminist tirades.

Thursday, October 11th
Kathleen Ernst: "The Lacemaker's Secret"

6:30 pm

Please click here to RSVP for this event

lacemakersAbout the Book

Curator Chloe Ellefson needs distraction from the unsettling family secret she's just learned. It doesn't help that her boyfriend, Roelke McKenna, has been troubled for weeks and won't say why. Chloe hopes a consulting job at Green Bay's Heritage Hill Historical Park, where an old Belgian-American farmhouse is being restored, will be a relaxing escape. Instead she discovers a body in a century-old bake oven.

Chloe's research suggests that a rare and valuable piece of lace made its way to nearby Door County, Wisconsin, with the earliest Belgian settlers. More importantly, someone is desperate to find it. Inspired by a courageous Belgian woman who survived cholera, famine, and the Great Fire, Chloe must untangle clues to reveal secrets old and new . . . before the killer strikes again. 

About the AuthorKathleenErnst

Emmy Award-winner Kathleen Ernst is the bestselling author of 36 published mysteries, historical fiction, and non-fiction history books for adults and young readers. Kathleen's most recent adult book is Mining For Justice, her eighth Chloe Ellefson mystery. A reviewer for Mystery Scene Magazine wrote: "I was captivated by this novel. Ernst holds all the story threads in her hands lightly, providing the right doses of suspense, danger, and mystery in the right amounts at the right times." The Lacemaker's Secret is her next Chloe mystery.


Sunday, October 28th
Trick or Treat on Monroe Street!

Noon - 4 pm

Kids - swing by our store for a Halloween treat!

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November

Friday, November 02nd
Mindy Mejia, Kate Moretti and Mary Kubica

7 pm

Three authors, three new mystery books!

Please RSVP for this event by clicking here

TraceAbout Leave No Trace - Mindy Mejia (author page)

There is a place in Minnesota with hundreds of miles of glacial lakes and untouched forests called the Boundary Waters. Ten years ago a man and his son trekked into this wilderness and never returned. Search teams found their campsite ravaged by what looked like a bear. They were presumed dead until a decade later...the son appeared. Discovered while ransacking an outfitter store, he was violent and uncommunicative and sent to a psychiatric facility. Maya Stark, the assistant language therapist, is charged with making a connection with their high-profile patient. No matter how she tries, however, he refuses to answer questions about his father or the last ten years of his life. But Maya, who was abandoned by her own mother, has secrets, too. And as she’s drawn closer to this enigmatic boy who is no longer a boy, she’ll risk everything to reunite him with his father who has disappeared from the known world.

 

bonesAbout In Her Bones - Kate Moretti (author page)

 Fifteen years ago, Lilith Wade was arrested for the brutal murder of six women. After a death row conviction, media frenzy, and the release of an unauthorized biography, her thirty-year-old daughter Edie Beckett is just trying to survive out of the spotlight. She’s a recovering alcoholic with a dead-end city job and an unhealthy codependent relationship with her brother. Edie also has a disturbing secret: a growing obsession with the families of Lilith’s victims. She’s desperate to see how they’ve managed—or failed—to move on. While her escalating fixation is a problem, she’s careful to keep her distance. That is, until she crosses a line and a man is found murdered...



 

lightsAbout When the Lights Go Out - Mary Kubica (author page)

Jessie Sloane is on the path to rebuilding her life after years of caring for her ailing mother. She rents a new apartment and applies for college. But when the college informs her that her social security number has raised a red flag, Jessie discovers a shocking detail that causes her to doubt everything she’s ever known. Finding herself suddenly at the center of a bizarre mystery, Jessie tumbles down a rabbit hole, which is only exacerbated by grief and a relentless lack of sleep. As days pass and the insomnia worsens, it plays with Jessie’s mind. Her judgment is blurred, her thoughts are hampered by fatigue. Jessie begins to see things until she can no longer tell the difference between what’s real and what she’s only imagined. Meanwhile, twenty years earlier and two hundred and fifty miles away, another woman’s split-second decision may hold the key to Jessie’s secret past. Has Jessie’s whole life been a lie or have her delusions gotten the best of her?

Sunday, November 04th
History's Mysteries Book Club

12.30 pm

Speedy Death by Gladys Mitchell

December

Sunday, December 02nd
History's Mysteries Book Club

12.30 pm

A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters