Death in the Stacks Discussion Group Reading List

The mystery book discussion group gathers every other month on a Friday during the noon lunchtime to discuss a variety of novels from the mystery and thriller genres, including classics, contemporaries, historicals, hard-boils and even the occasional cozy. If you are interested in joining the group, contact the library by phoning 724-238-6451 or via email.

For a list of current titles being read by the group, please visit the Death in the Stacks Book Discussion Group page.

PREVIOUS READS BY THE MYSTERY BOOK DISCUSION GROUP

Local Authors or Settings:
  • The Eilart Affair - Paul M. Bergstrom
  • Steel Ashes - Karen Rose Cercone
  • Matrimony & Murder - Lois Lamanna
  • Fall Down Artist - Thomas Lipinski
  • Barn Burner - Barbara Miller
  • Shadow Image - Martin J. Smith
  • Straw Men - Martin J. Smith
  • Time Release - Martin J. Smith
Fall-Down Artist by Thomas Lipinski Steel Ashes by Karen Rose Cercone

Contemporary or Other:

  • Hunting Season - Nevada Barr
  • Track of the Cat - Nevada Barr
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt
  • Long Gone - Alafair Burke
  • The Murder Artist - John Case
  • Heat Wave - Richard Castle
  • A Drink of Deadly Wine - Kate Charles
  • The Enemy - Lee Child
  • Death is Now My Neighbor - Colin Dexter
  • Booked to Die - John Dunning
  • One for the Money - Janet Evanovich
  • One of My Own - Sandra Feder
  • The Victoria Vanishes - Christopher Fowler
  • To the Hilt - Dick Francis
  • A is for Alibi - Sue Grafton
  • The Man with a Load of Mischief - Martha Grimes
  • Skeleton Key - Jane Haddam
  • The Detective - Arthur Hailey
  • A Thief of Time - Tony Hillerman
  • Sanctuary - Faye Kellerman
  • Above Suspicion - Linda La Plante
  • Uniform Justice - Donna Leon
  • Spellman Files - Lisa Lutz
  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Ballad of Frankie Silver - Sharyn McCrumb
  • Til the Butchers Cut Him Down - Marcia Muller
  • Bone by Bone - Carol O'Connell
  • Mallory's Oracle - Carol O'Connell
  • Move to Strike - Perri O'Shaughnessy
  • Paper Doll - Robert B. Parker
  • Faces of the Gone / Eyes of the Innocent - Brad Parks
  • Ring of Truth - Nancy Pickard
  • Dog On It - Spencer Quinn
  • Death Notes - Ruth Rendell
  • Naked in Death - J.D. Robb
  • Cold Day for Murder - Dana Stabenow
Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr Heat Wave by Richard Castle

Historicals:

  • Murphy's Law - Rhys Bowen
  • Alienist - Caleb Carr
  • Steel Ashes - Karen Rose Cercone
  • The Striker - Clive Cussler
  • People of the Mist - Kathleen O'Neal Gear & W. Michael Gear
  • Graveyard Dust - Barbara Hambly
  • A Conspiracy of Paper - David Liss
  • The Poe Shadow - Matthew Pearl
  • Face of a Stranger - Anne Perry
  • Callander Square - Anne Perry
  • Crocodile on the Sandbank - Elizabeth Peters
  • Murder in the Place of Anubis - Lynda Robinson
  • Some Danger Involved - Will Thomas
  • A Test of Wills - Charles Todd
The Alienist by Caleb Carr Some Danger Involved by Will Thomas
 
Murder of Roger Akroyd by Agatha Christie Champagne for One by Rex Stout

Classics:

  • Murder of Roger Akroyd - Agatha Christie
  • The Thin Man - Dashiell Hammet
  • Maigret's Boyhood Friend - Georges Simenon
  • Strong Poison - Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Champagne for One - Rex Stout
Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

Thrillers:

  • The Winner - David Baldacci
  • Angels & Demons - Dan Brown
  • Lincoln Lawyer - Michael Connelly
  • Hide - Lisa Gardner
  • Harvest - Tess Gerritsen
  • Ice Cold - Tess Gerritsen
  • On the Street Where You Live - Mary Higgins Clark
  • The Summons - John Grisham
  • Still Waters - Tami Hoag
  • Beyond Belief - Roy Johansen
  • The Analyst - John Katzenbach
  • Gone - Jonathan Kellerman
  • Defending Jacob - William Landay
  • 1st to Die - James Patterson
  • Deja Dead - Kathy Reichs
  • McNally's Secret - Lawrence Sanders
  • An Isolated Incident - Susan R. Sloan
  • Manner of Death - Stephen White
Thyme of Death by Susan Wittig Albert Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs

Cozies:

  • Thyme of Death - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Murder, with Peacocks - Donna Andrews
  • Aunt Dimity's Death - Nancy Atherton
  • Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley - M.C. Beaton
  • Death of a Celebrity - M.C. Beaton
  • A Crossworder's Holiday - Nero Blanc
  • The Spring Cleaning Murders - Dorothy Cannell
  • Death by Darjeeling - Laura Childs
  • Dying for Chocolate - Diana Mott Davidson
  • Cat in a Golden Garland - Carole Nelson Douglas
  • Them Bones -- Carolyn Haines
  • A Clue for the Puzzle Lady - Parnell Hall
  • The Christie Caper - Carolyn G. Hart
  • The Tooth of Time - Sue Henry
  • Just Desserts - G.A. McKevett
  • By Hook or By Book - D. R. Meredith
  • The Crepes of Wrath - Tamara Myers
  • Helen Hath No Fury - Gillian Roberts
  • Death of a Busybody - Dell Shannon

 

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