Friday Mystery Book Discussion & Lunch
Our next discussion & lunch will Friday, February 28, at the library from 11:45 am to 12:50 pm. We'll provide the books prior to the meeting, then you just need to bring your own lunch and drink... and, of course, your thoughts and opinions on the reading selection!
Book Discussion: Elegy for Eddie : a Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear
Early April 1933. To the costermongers of Covent Garden - sellers of fruit and vegetables on the streets of London - Eddie Pettit was a gentle soul with a near-magical gift for working with horses. When Eddie is killed in a violent accident, the grieving costers are deeply skeptical about the cause of his death. Who would want to kill Eddie - and why?
Maisie Dobbs' father, Frankie, had been a costermonger, so she had known the men since childhood. Maisie is determined to help, but it soon becomes clear that powerful political and financial forces are equally determined to prevent her from learning the truth. Plunging into the investigation, Maisie begins her search for answers on the working-class streets of Lambeth where Eddie had lived and where she had grown up. As she uncovers lies and manipulation on a national scale, she must decide whether to risk it all to see justice done.
In Mystery Book Club, we have read many great stories over the years. Even better, we've also had the chance to visit with the authors of those books! A few years ago, we had the pleasure of sitting down with George Shuman (author of "18 Seconds"). Then, in 2013, we had the fun of Skyping with Brad Parks (author of the Carter Ross series, beginning with "Faces of the Gone") and lunching with Lois Lamanna (author of Matrimony & Murder). To check out these authors and books, or to check any others read by our book club, visit our Group Reading List page. You can also look those titles up in our system's online library catalog.
Does the idea of discussing
books over your lunch break sound interesting?
Are you a lover of the mystery/thriller genre?
New members are always welcome and joining is easy!
Every other month, a book is selected and listed on this web page. In order to join, you simply need to read the book (a copy can be reserved for you, see below), and then show up on the day of the "discussion & lunch" with your lunch and beverage and thoughts on the book! The group usually meets in the downstairs community room of the Ligonier Valley Library from 11:40 am to 12:50 pm. Don't worry if you can't get here right at 11:40 am, just get here as soon as you can.
If you need a copy of the book(s) placed on reserve for you, please contact the library at 724-238-6451.
You can also reserve a copy of the book yourself through our online catalog - be sure to have handy your library card (entered without spaces) and the PIN/Password that you gave us when registering for your library card.