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.

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware January 11, 2018
Travel journalist Lo Blacklock has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. Her relaxation is shattered when Lo hears a woman being thrown overboard, but all passengers remain accounted for--and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo's desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong.

IQ by Joe Ide February 8, 2018

East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch. They call him IQ. Special Guest Appearance: Author Joe Ide joins us for a lively discussion of his award-winning debut novel.

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice: A Mary Russell Mystery by Laurie R. King March 8, 2018
Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees when he meets fifteen-year-old Mary Russell. Gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, her intellect impresses even Holmes. Soon after becoming partners, the pair is called to help Scotland Yard solve a case of international significance.

Downfall: A Brady Novel of Suspense by J. A. Jance April 12, 2018

Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady already has her hands full when a puzzling new case hits her department. Two seemingly unconnected women have fallen to their deaths from a small nearby peak. Is this a case of murder/suicide or is it a double homicide? If it’s someone else, is the perpetrator on the hunt for another victim?

The Kill Room: A Lincoln Rhyme Mystery by Jeffrey Deaver May 10, 2018
Renowned investigator and forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme, is drafted to investigate the sniper-killing of a U.S. citizen in the Bahamas. While his partner, Amelia Sachs, traces the victim's steps in Manhattan, Rhyme leaves the city to pursue the sniper himself.

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz June 14, 2018

Ignoring the troubling behavior of an eccentric crime writer with whom she has worked for years, London book editor Susan Ryeland is dismayed when a subplot hidden in the author's latest manuscript reveals a real-world murder. A clever and original combination of two stories: a classic Agatha Christie-style whodunit wrapped in a contemporary mystery.

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