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.

Please note: the November 2018 meeting has been moved to Wednesday, November 7th. The time and location are the same.


August, Mystic River, by Dennis Lehane

September, Killed at the Whim of a Hat, by Colin Cotterill

October, The Death of Mrs. Westaway, by Ruth Ware

November, Defectors, by Joseph Kanon (Meeting on November 7, 2018)

December, Jerusalem Inn , by Martha Grimes


January, Dear Daughter, by Elizabeth Little

February, The Late Monsieur Gallet, by Georges Simenon

March, The Lanvin Murders, by Angela Sanders

April, Friday the Rabbi Slept Late, by Harry Kemelman

May, “Y” Is for Yesterday, by Sue Grafton

June, The Chalk Man, by C.J. Tudor

July, Three Graves Full, by Jamie Mason

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Previous Readings

Past Reading Lists

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Bloody Thursdays

Our 2018-2019 Season is heating up. In September we open with Spotted Owl Winner Ingrid Thoft, then in November we’re joined by Lou Berney. In January,  we have a panel featuring Chuck Caruso, Curtis Chen, and Jennifer Wolfe. Nancy Rommelmann joins us in March to discuss her book To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder. We close out our exciting year in May with a panel of mystery graphic novelists.

For 2018-2019, we will continue to be at TaborSpace at 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215.