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Book Groups: Mystery

THE NORTHFIELD LIBRARY MYSTERY BOOK GROUP

The purpose of the Northfield Library Mystery Book Group  is to have a time and place for a group of people excited by mystery novels, to get together for lively discussion. We come together to discuss books and authors we might not otherwise know about and  to challenge our minds to see the world through the different lenses of the author and club members.  Join us us for an evening of discussion and camaraderie.

NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!
Please contact Jamie Stanley, Adult Services Librarian at the Northfield Library (jamie.stanley@ci.northfield.mn.us; 507-645-1802) if you have any questions or wish to be added to the mailing list.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE NORTHFIELD LIBRARY MYSTERY BOOK GROUP

  1.   The Mystery Book Group meets the third Monday of each month from 6:30 - 8:00 pm  at All Saints Episcopalian Church located at 415 Washington Street, Northfield.
  2.   Book Group members choose one mystery title a month, with titles decided three months advance at every third meeting. 
  3.   The Northfield Public Library arranges for an adequate number of titles to be gathered and held at the library before each month for club members. 
  4.   Book Group  members are encouraged to serve as moderators at forthcoming meetings.

 

TITLES READ

2013    
MONTH TITLE AUTHOR
January Wheel of Darkness Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
February Third Gate Lincoln Child
March    
April Cold Case Squad Edna Buchanan
May    
June The Cold Dish Craig Johnson
July Night Ferry Michael Robotham
August Summer Garden Mystery Ann Ripley
September Naked In Death J.D. Robb
October Burn Nevada Barr
November Breaking Point C.J. Box
December A Christmas Garland Anne Perry
2014    
MONTH TITLE AUTHOR
January    
February    
March Murder in Foggy Bottom Margaret Truman
April A Letter of Mary Laurie King
May The Land of Dreams Vidor Sunstol
June You Only Die Twice Edna Buchanan
July The Hypnotist Lars Kepler
August Death of a Glutton M.C. Beaton
September Trickster's Point William Kent Krueger
October The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax Dorothy Gilman
November Dying For Chocolate Diane Mott Davidson
December The Monstrous Regiment of Women Laurie King
2015    
MONTH TITLE AUTHOR
January Raven Black Ann Cleeves
February The Quiche of Death M.C. Beaton
March Through a Glass Darkly Donna Leon
April    
May Frozen

Kate Watterson

June Stalking Susan Julie Kramer
July Only the Dead Vidor Sundstol
August Queen of Hearts Rhys Bowen
September La Requiem Robert Crais
October Northwest Angle William Kent Krueger
November Malice Keigo Higashino
December    
2016    
MONTH TITLE AUTHOR
January Borderline Margaret Coel
February The Mysterious Affair at Styles Agatha Christie
March Curtain: Poirot's Last Case Agatha Christie
April Gone Randy Wayne White
May Monkeewrench P.J. Tracy
June People of Darkness Tony Hillerman
July The Nine Tailors Dorothy Sayers
August The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler
September A Mind to Murder P.D. James
October Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery Arthur Upfield
November Maisie Dobbs Jacqueline Winspear
2017    
MONTH TITLE AUTHOR
January The Woman in White Wilkie Collins
February The Talented Mr. Ripley Patricia Highsmith
March The Key to Rebecca Ken Follett
April Bone Rattler Eliot Pattison
May The Coroner's Lunch Colin Cotterill
June Nero Wolfe Mystery Rex Stout
July Roderick Allen Mystery Ngaio Marsh
August The Yiddish Policemen's Union Michael Chabon
September Get Real Donald Westlake
October The Trespasser Tana French
November Murder on the Quai Cara Black
2018    
MONTH TITLE AUTHOR
January A Rage in Harlem Chester Himes
February The Bootlegger's Daughter Margaret Maron
March Murder on the Red River Marcie Rendon
April River of Darkness Rennie Airth
May IQ Joe Ide
June Jar City Arnaldur Indridason
July Dead Cert Dick Francis
August The Last Detective Peter Lovesey
September The Thirteenth Tale Diane Stterfield
October Brother Cadfael Series Ellis Peters
November Toby Peters Series Stuart Kaminsky
     
 
2019    
MONTH TITLE AUTHOR

January

CAVES OF STEEL

ASIMOV, ISAAC

February

FATHER BROWN STORIES IN THE INNOCENCE OF FATHER BROWN

CHESTERTON, G.K.

March

SUNBURN

LIPPMAN, LAURA

April

THE BISHOP’S WIFE

HARRISON, METTIE IVY

May

THE NEON RAIN

BURKE, JAMES LEE

June

JOURNEY INTO FEAR

AMBLER, ERIC

July

LITTLE SCARLET

MOSLEY, WALTER

 

August

FORCE OF NATURE

HARPER, JANE

September

HARD REVOLUTION

PELECANOS, GEORGE

October

FRIDAY THE RABBI SLEPT LATE

KEMELMAN, HARRY

November

COCAINE BLUES

GREENWOOD, KERRY

December

CHRISTMAS PARTY

CHRISTMAS PARTY

   

2020

2020

2020

January

VANISHING ACT

PERRY, THOMAS

February

THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS: AN INSPECTOR MORSE MYSTERY

DEXTER, COLIN

March

A GREAT DELIVERANCE

GEORGE, ELIZABETH

April

NO MEETING DUE TO COVID-19

NO MEETING DUE TO COVID-19

May

NO MEETING DUE TO COVID-19

NO MEETING DUE TO COVID-19

June

GONE TO DUST

DEAL BREAKER

GOLDMAN, MATT

COBEN, HARLAN

July

BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD: A NOVEL

LOCKE, ATTICA

August

JADE MOUNTAIN DRAGON: A MYSTERY

HART, ELSA

September

TO BE DETERMINED

TO BE DETERMINED

October

TO BE DETERMINED

TO BE DETERMINED

November

TO BE DETERMINED

TO BE DETERMINED

December

TO BE DETERMINED

TO BE DETERMINED