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.
The Paris Librarian: A Hugo Marston Novel by Mark Pryor August 10, 2017
Hugo Marston investigates the death of a friend at the American Library in Paris and discovers a mystery dating back to World War II.
Forty Thieves by Thomas Perry September 14, 2017
Two married couples—one a PI team, the other a hit couple for hire—spar with one another, the latter attempting to eliminate the former, until they both find themselves in the crosshairs of a lethal gang of Russian jewel thieves.
Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman October 12, 2017
When Searching for a gunman, Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernie Manuelito and her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, follow the trail to a cold case, but then find themselves inching closer to a killer who will do anything to prevent justice from taking its course. Anne Hillerman continues her father Tony Hillerman’s popular Leaphorn and Chee mystery series.
Hunting Shadows (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries # 16) by Charles Todd November 9, 2017
It’s the summer of 1920, and Scotland Yard’s Inspector Ian Rutledge has a tricky case on his hands - the murder of two seemingly unconnected men in the city of Ely in Cambridgeshire. There are a lot of questions, but perhaps the most pressing is whether Rutledge’s memories of war, sparked by these recent murders, are distracting annoyances or the key to solving the case?
St. Nick by Alan Russell December 14, 2017
It's not looking like a very merry Christmas for San Diego cop Nick Pappas, but when a local mall decides it needs a secret Santa to help collar some muggers preying on its holiday shoppers, Nick is persuaded to red-suit up to take the naughty punks down. But can this cop-turned-Claus also make a pair of Christmas wishes come true for two children in need...before it's too late.