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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 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM 
A Cloud of Witnesses by Dorothy Sayers 
Rustic old Riddlesdale Lodge was a Wimsey family retreat with country pleasures and the thrill of the hunt--until the game turned up human and quite dead - Ingram.

Monday December 4, 2017 at 6:30 PM 
Sins of the Fathers by Lawrence Block
The pretty young prostitute is dead. Her alleged murderer--a minister's son--hanged himself in his jail cell. The case is closed. But the dead girl's fatherhas come to Matthew Scudder for answers, sending the unlicensed private investigator in search of terrible truths about a life that was lived and lost in a sordid world of perversion and pleasures - Ingram.

Monday January 8, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty
It was not common to awaken in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood. At least, Maria Arena had never experienced it. She had no memory of how she died. That was also new; before, when she had awakened as a new clone, her first memory was of how she died. Maria's vat was in the front of six vats, each one holding the clone of a crew member of the starship Dormire, each clone waiting for its previous incarnation to die so it could awaken. And Maria wasn't the only one to die recently...Amazon.com

Monday February 5, 2018 at 6:30 PM 
The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry
His name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detective. But the accident that felled him has left him with only half a life; his memory and his entire past have vanished. As he tries to hide the truth, Monk returns to work and is assigned to investigate the brutal murder of a Crimean War hero and man about town. Which makes Monk's efforts doubly difficult, since he's forgotten his professional skills along with everything else - Ingram.

Monday March 5, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Mystery Mile by Margery Allingham 

Judge Crowdy Lobbett has found evidence pointing to the identity of the criminal mastermind behind the deadly Simister gang. After four attempts on his life, he ends up seeking the help of the enigmatic and unorthodox amateur sleuth, Albert Campion. It's a race against time for Campion to get the judge to safety.

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.