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Mystery Book is for readers of mysteries and thrillers. The group meets every other month on a Friday for a 'Book Discussion & Lunch' at the library to share their thoughts (good and bad) on that month's selection.

Books Read for 2014

  • Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear

  • The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron

  • False Impression by Jeffrey Archer

  • Cara Black series

  • The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

  • Mrs. Jeffries Series by Emily Brightwell

Books Read for 2013

  • Faces of the Gone (book #1) and Eyes of the Innocent (book #2) by Brad Parks

  • Dog On It by Spencer Quinn

  • Matrimony and Murder by Lois Lamanna

  • Defending Jacob by William Landay

  • The Victoria Vanishes by Christopher Fowler

  • The Striker by Clive Cussler

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Friday Mystery Book Discussion & Lunch

Mrs. Jeffries series

Our next discussion & lunch will Friday, December 12, 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: Mrs. Jeffries series by Emily Bightwell

Mrs. Jeffries series

Mrs. Jeffries series

Join us for a Mystery Book Club Christmas Party from 11:45 am to 12:50 pm! Bring a covered dish or snack to share with the group.

Emily Brightwell has a series of novels featureing Scotland Yard Inspector Gerald Witherspoon who solves mysteries in Victorian England with the help of his household, lead by housekeeper Mrs. Jeffries.

Ms. Brightwell has written 5 yuletide novels. Members will each be reading one of them.

Mrs. Jeffries & the Feast of Stephen
Mrs. Jeffries & the Yuletide Weddings
Mrs. Jeffries & the Mistletoe Mix Up
Mrs. Jeffries & the Silent Knight
Mrs. Jeffries & the Merry Gentlemen

Mrs. Jeffries series

Mrs. Jeffries series

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 a few of 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). Visit our Group Reading List page to see all of the books Mystery Book Club has read over the years. You can then look them up in our system's online library catalog to borrow them for your own reading pleasure.


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.