Mysterious Thoughts on a Thursday
April 23, 2012
In March, Thursday’s Mystery Book Club discussed A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer. Everyone in the group agreed that Archer does such a fine job with the characterizations in the novel that you never need to turn back pages to remember who people are--a major accomplishment in our eyes. This book isn’t going down in history as a great classic, but the strong characters and a clever plot make it a worthwhile read. The main character, Danny, strives for justice regardless of the cost. As far as heroes go, he is essentially good. This isn’t a book where your hero is simply the least evil character. The book begins with Danny being found unjustly guilty of his best friend’s murder. He spends the rest of the book plotting to bring the true murderer to light. This book has many twists and turns with a satisfying ending. The group gives this one a solid 4.5 magnifying glasses out of 5.
On May 10th, we will be discussing Tell Me, Pretty Maiden by Rhys Bowen. Books for the current month’s selection can be picked up at the Blue Ridge Branch.
Blue Ridge Branch