Book Group

The Friends of Mystery Book Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Belmont Branch Library (1038 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd.). Please note that some meeting times may vary. See individual months for variations.


August, Not a Sound, by Heather Gudenkauf — Thriller

September, The Waters of Eternal Youth, by Donna Leon — Police procedural in Italy

October, The Merry Misogynist, by Colin Cotterill — Offbeat amateur detective in Laos

November, The Forgotten Girls, by Sarah Blaedel — Psychological thriller



January, The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler — Classic private eye

February, Spillover, by David Quammen — Medical thriller

March, The Long and Faraway Gone, by Lou Berney — Retrospective crime thriller

April, Double Whammy, by Carl Hiassen — Amateur detectives on the ocean, humorous

May, The Trespasser, by Tana French — Irish police procedural

June, The Detective’s Daughter, by Leslie Thomson — Amateur detectives in London

July, A Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny — Police procedural in Canada

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Bloody Thursdays

Our 2017-2018 Bloody Thursday season is now complete. Check back soon for news about our 2018-2019 Season, including Spotted Owl Winner Ingrid Thoft in September and Lou Berney in November!

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