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Mysteries

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Meets 3rd Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m.
The Ground Floor, Hedberg Public Library lower level
Participants receive a 20% discount at the Ground Floor during the meetings.
No registration is necessary. Come to one or all of our discussions - and bring a friend!

Page to Screen
Discuss great novels that were brought to life on the big (or small) screen.
The full list of titles will be chosen at the first meeting.


Dead Until DarkDead Until Dark
by Charlaine Harris
The Sookie Stackhouse Series, bk 1

October 21 | 1:30 p.m.
Sookie is a waitress in small-town Louisiana with a “disability” to read minds. When she meets Bill, she can’t hear a word he’s thinking. He’s the type of guy she’s waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too--he’s a vampire with a bad reputation. When one of Sookie’s coworkers is killed, she fears she’s next.

true bloodTV Series: True Blood
The small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana boasts a wide array of colorful locals. Sookie Stackhouse is a sweet and innocent waitress who hides her powerful ability to read minds. Bill Compton is a 173 year-old vampire who's just moved back to town. Sookie's brother Jason is a ladies' man who can't seem to stay out of trouble. Tough-as-nails Tara is Sookie's loyal best friend and Sam is the owner of Merlotte's who tries to keep his feelings for Sookie to himself. Lafayette is a man about town who's always cooking up something illicit.




hounds of baskervilleThe Hound of the Baskervilles
by Arthur Conan Doyle
November 18 | 1:30 p.m.
When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse. It is left to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to solve the mystery of the legend of the phantom hound before Sir Charles’ heir comes to an equally gruesome end.

hounds of baskervillesMovie: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
TV Movie: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1984)

When Sir Charles Baskerville is killed outside of Baskerville Hall, Dr. Mortimer fears that the curse of the Baskervilles has struck again. He enlists the help of Sherlock Homes, before another Baskerville can succumb to the evil legend.





VanishVanish
by Tess Gerritsen
A Rizzoli and Isles novel, bk 5

January 20 | 1:30 p.m.
A nameless, beautiful woman appears to be just another corpse in the morgue, but when medical examiner Maura Isles unzips the body bag, the corpse opens its eyes. Very much alive, the woman is rushed to the hospital, where with shockingly cool precision, she murders a security guard and seizes hostages . . . one of them Jane Rizzoli. Who is this violent, desperate soul, and what does she want?

rizzoliTV Series: Rizzoli & Isles
A Boston medical examiner and police officer investigate crime on the streets of Boston.







the way through the woodsThe Way Through the Woods
by Colin Dexter
Inspector Morse mystery, bk 10
February 17 | 1:30 p.m.
With no body and precious few clues, the police investigation into a missing young Scandinavian student ground to a halt. A year later, clues start turning up, especially after a verse alluding to the woman is published in a local newspaper. Using a combination of unorthodox investigative methods, intuition, brain power, and guesswork, Morse and Lewis attempt to unravel the perplexing mystery.

Inspector MorseTV Series: Inspector Morse,
Absolute Conviction Collection Set

Inspector Morse and his partner solve mysteries and bring criminals to justice.






darkly dreaming dexterDarkly Dreaming Dexter
by Jeffry Lindsay
Dexter Morgan Thriller, bk 1
March 17 | 1:30 p.m.
Meet Dexter, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing...a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likable: he only kills bad people. Dexter’s well-organized life as a blood-spatter analyst for the police department is suddenly disrupted when a second, much more visible serial killer appears in Miami.

dexter tv seriesTV Series: Dexter
Dexter Morgan is a Miami police forensics expert who moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.

 




presumed innocentPresumed Innocent
by Scott Turow
Kindle County Novel, bk 1

April 21 | 1:30 p.m.
Rusty Sabicch is chief deputy prosecutor in a large Midwestern city. With three weeks to go in his boss’ re-election campaign, a member of Rusty’s staff is found murdered; he is charged with finding the killer, until his boss loses and, incredibly, Rusty finds himself accused of the murder.

movieMovie: Presumed Innocent
When a woman turns up brutally murdered, her ex-lover, the assistant district attorney, is the prime suspect.

 

 





book coverAnd Then There Were None
by Agatha Christie
May 19 | 1:30 p.m.
Ten people arrive on Indian Island off England’s southwest coast, lured to a mansion by invitations from a mysterious host. As one guest after another is murdered, terror mounts in Christie’s most popular work.

movie coverMovie: And Then There Were None
Ten people are invited to an island for a mysterious weekend, and are murdered one by one.








book coverShutter Island
by Dennis Lehane
June16 | 1:30 p.m.
U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels comes to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane with his partner, Chuck to find an escaped murderess. But nothing is what it seems. Is he there to track down a missing patient? Or has he been sent to look into rumors of drug experimentation, hideous surgical trials, and lethal countermoves in the shadow war against Soviet brainwashing? The closer they get to the truth, the more they begin to believe that they may never leave Shutter Island.

Shutter Island Movie PosterMovie: Shutter Island
When U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels arrives at the asylum for the criminally insane on Shutter Island, what starts as a routine investigation quickly takes a sinister turn. As the investigation unfolds and Daniels uncovers more shocking and terrifying truths about the island, he also learns there are some places that never let you go.


 

 



 

 
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