Pickard a Mystery to Guests at Antioch Book Discussion Group
On Monday, July 26at 7:00 PM at the Antioch Branch, special guest, Nancy Pickard will speak to the mystery book club. Author of the Jenny Cain and Marie Lightfoot mystery series, Ms. Pickard’s previous novel, The Virgin of Small Plains, won the Agatha Award (2006).
Cozy mysteries usually take place in a small town setting. There is no graphic violence or use of strong language.
They usually involve a domestic crime committed with a blunt instrument or poison. The solution to the mystery (usually in some form of puzzle) is most often solved by an amateur detective who has a keen understanding of human nature and is astute in observation and deduction.
What’s not to love about Friday? It’s the end of the traditional work week with the weekend in sight! I’m not a fan of the hot and humid weather, so I’ve decided to stay in this weekend and chill out with a good book!
If you enjoy mysteries and love to talk about them, then Mystery Loves Company at the Lee's Summit branch would love for you to join us on the first Wednesday of the month. We discuss a different mystery each month and whether we liked or hated it, there is always a great discussion about it.
Some of the best books we read this last year are:
I have always been a fan of British writers. There is something about reading books that take you to a different time and place. I am a bit of an Anglophile anyway, so anything involving the tiny island across the pond calls to me. I love Val McDermid, Peter Robinson, and especially P.D. James. Currently in her eighties, James has published over 20 books. Since 1962, she has been charming us with the Inspector Dalgliesh mysteries.
Not too long ago, a staff discussion brought up the question "What was your favorite book when you were 12?" Our answers show our different personalities and how they were starting to emerge even at a young age.
These are the results of a short and totally, unscientific survey of the items Blue Ridge Branch staff members are in the process of reading. Mysteries dominate. Here are the answers to “what’s on your nightstand?”
“I’m not reading anything right now. I’m watching hunting videos!”
Julia Hamill has made a horrifying discovery on the grounds of her new home in rural Massachusetts: a skull buried in the rocky soil - human, female, and scarred with the unmistakable marks of murder. In order to find out who is buried, the story moves from present to past. A great read!