Mystery Book Discussion Group

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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 April 2, 2018 at 6:30 PM 

Midsummer's Equation by Keigo Higashino
Speaking at a conference in a once-grand summer resort town, Detective Galileo investigates a murder that might have been spurred by an ongoing, local development dispute - Novelist.

Monday May 7, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
There is little violent crime in Venice, a serenely beautiful floating city of mystery and magic, history and decay. But the evil that does occasionally rear its head is the jurisdiction of Guido Brunetti, the suave, urbane vice-commissario of police and a genius at detection. Now all of his admirable abilities must come into play in the deadly affair of Maestro Helmut Wellauer who died mysteriously during an intermission at La Fenice – Ingram.

Monday June 4, 2018 at 6:30 PM
In the Woods by Tana French
Twenty years after witnessing the violent disappearances of two companions from their small Dublin suburb, detective Rob Ryan investigates a chillingly similar murder that takes place in the same wooded area, a case that forces him to piece together his traumatic memories – Novelist.

Monday July 9, 2018
A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache begins his investigation of the death of CC de Poitiers, he digs beneath the idyllic surface of village life to find long buried secrets, while his own enemies threaten to bring something even more chilling than the bitter winter winds to Three Pines – Novelist.

Monday August 6, 2018
Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr
Patrolling the remote West Texas backcountry, Anna Pigeon’s first job as a national park ranger is marred by violence she thought she had left behind: the brutal death of a fellow ranger. When the cause of death is chalked up to a mountain lion attack it’s up to her to save the protected cats from the politics and prejudices of the locals—and prove the kill was the work of a species far less rare –

Monday September 10, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Gun, with Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem
In a bizarre, noir world shared by people and intelligent animals, Conrad Metcalf, a human private detective, finds one of his cases has drawn him into a conflict between gangsters and the Inquisitor's office