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Mayhem in the A.M. Mystery Book Discussion

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Henderson Library

4805 Emerald Street, Torrance, CA 90503 ~ (310) 371-2075

Discuss great mystery and suspense books every second Thursday of each month from 10 - 11 a.m.  All discussions are free and no registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.

Due to COVID-19,  the Mayhem in the AM book group will continue virtually using ZOOM, an audiovideo conferencing software platform. 

 

Suspect

Suspect by Robert Crais - Thursday, June 11, 2020
Struggling to reclaim his career after the devastating murder of his partner eight months earlier, LAPD cop Max Kent is teamed with a traumatized military canine named Maggie who assists Max in an effort to track down his late partner's killer. Crais launches what looks like a stand-alone, but readers may hope that it's the beginning of a new series.

 

 

 

Down the River Unto the Sea

Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley - Thursday, July 9, 2020
After serving time in Rikers Island solitary for assault, Joe King Oliver, who is an ex-NYPD investigator working as a private detective, receives a note from a woman who admits she was paid to frame him, compelling him to investigate. Mosley begins a new series, starring PI Joe King Oliver, and it rekindles some of the remarkable energy that drove his early Easy Rawlins novels.

Please send an email by Tuesday, July 7, 2020 to DFiedler@TorranceCA.Gov for an invitation link to join the virtual book group meeting. The discussion is open to all who wish to attend by video or audio. 

 

Shell Game by Sarah Paretsky - Thursday, August 13, 2020
Legendary sleuth V.I. Warshawski returns to the Windy City to save an old friend's nephew from a murder arrest. The case involves a stolen artifact that could implicate a shadowy network of international criminals. As V.I. investigates, the detective soon finds herself tangling with the Russian mob, ISIS backers, and a shady network of stock scams and stolen art.

Please send an email by Tuesday, August 11, 2020 to DFiedler@TorranceCA.Gov for an invitation link to join the virtual book group meeting. The discussion is open to all who wish to attend by video or audio. 

 

Need to Know by Karen Cleveland  - Thursday, September 10, 2020
Vivian Miller. High-powered CIA analyst, happily married to a man she adores, mother of four beautiful children. Until the moment she makes a shocking discovery that makes her question everything she believes. A fast paced debut thriller from a former CIA insider.

Please send an email by Tuesday, September 8, 2020 to DFiedler@TorranceCA.Gov for an invitation link to join the virtual book group meeting. The discussion is open to all who wish to attend by video or audio. 

 

The Drifter by Nick Petrie  - Thursday, October 8, 2020
An explosive debut introducing Peter Ash, a veteran who finds that the demons of war aren't easily left behind. Under a friend’s porch, he finds more than he bargained for: the largest, ugliest, meanest dog he's ever encountered, and a Samsonite suitcase stuffed with cash and explosives. As he begins to investigate, Peter finds himself at the center of a plot that is far larger than he could have imagined.

Please send an email by Tuesday, October 6, 2020 to DFiedler@TorranceCA.Gov for an invitation link to join the virtual book group meeting. The discussion is open to all who wish to attend by video or audio. 

 

The Library Book

The Library Book by Susan Orleans - Thursday, November 12, 2020
On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. The fire was disastrous: it reached two thousand degrees and burned for more than seven hours. Susan Orleans re-opens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to the beloved institution of libraries.

Please send an email by Monday, November 9, 2020 to DFiedler@TorranceCA.Gov for an invitation link to join the virtual book group meeting. The discussion is open to all who wish to attend by video or audio. 

 

View a list of our previous selections here. 

View an annotated list of our previous selections here.

 

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