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Mystery Book Discussion Group at North Torrance Library 

All discussions are free - no registration is required. 
Just read the book prior to the meeting!
For more information, contact: North Torrance Library 3604 Artesia Blvd., Torrance 310-323-7200

You can view a list of our previous selections here.

Monday November 5, 2018
The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Chief detective Carl Morck, recovering from what he thought was a career-destroying gunshot wound, is relegated to cold cases and becomes immersed in the five-year disappearance of a politician – Novelist.

Monday December 3, 2018
The Suspect by Michael Robotham

Joe O'Loughlin, a psychologist faced with a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, confronts a conspiracy against him after he becomes the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a woman with whom he once had a relationship - librarything.com.

Monday January 7, 2019
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Rachel is a washed-up thirty-something who creates a fantasy about the seemingly perfect couple she sees during her daily train ride into London. When the woman goes missing, Rachel manages to insert herself into the investigation of the woman’s disappearance – Novelist.

Monday February 4, 2019 
The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

After decades of peace between the white and Native American communities of early American Wyoming, a young man who was once convicted for raping a Cheyenne girl is found dead, prompting sheriff Walt Longmire, his deputy Victoria Moretti, and friend Henry Standing Bear to investigate – Novelist.

Monday March 4, 2019
The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman

Witchcraft appears to be involved in the death of an Indian, whose body is found in Many Ruins Canyon, and Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is charged with the task of solving the crime – Novelist.

Monday April 1, 2019
Open Season by C.J. Box

As Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett races against time to save an endangered species, he finds himself plunged into a deadly mystery that soon threatens his family and the life he loves – Novelist.

Monday May 6, 2019
The Black Echo by Michael Connelly

A Vietnam veteran-turned-detective, Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch discovers the body of a former comrade-in-arms during an investigation and, with the help of an attractive FBI agent, hunts for the murderers on a trail leading back to Saigon – Novelist.

Monday June 3, 2019
The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman

A report of rape in a Los Angeles yeshiva brings police detective Peter Decker into an insular Orthodox Jewish community but the strict religious practices and customs of the community prevent him from following his standard investigative procedures.