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Who Done It? Book Club 2018
It's a brown bag affair!

Lunch and a mystery will be the thing at 12:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month at the Grand Forks Public Library. This book club comes with a list of suspects and a pile of evidence. Bring your lunch to the library and discuss the detectives, the mysteries, or even guess who really did it!

Hope to see you there!

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley     January 9, 2018
      It is the summer of 1950--and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: a dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak.  Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath.
 Blue Monday by Nicci French  Blue Monday by Nicci French     February 13, 2018
      Frieda Klein is a solitary, incisive psychotherapist who spends her sleepless nights walking along the ancient rivers that have been forced underground in modern London.  She believes that the world is a messy, uncontrollable place, but what we can control is what is inside our heads.  The abduction of five-year-old Matthew Farraday provokes a national outcry and a desperate police hunt. And when his face is splashed over the newspapers, Frieda cannot ignore the coincidence: one of her patients has been having dreams in which he has a hunger for a child, a child the spitting image of Matthew.
 River of Darkness by Rennie Airth  River of Darkness,by Rennie Airth     March 13, 2018
      As rural England slowly emerges from World War I, a particularly vicious attack on a household in a small village leaves five butchered bodies and no explanation for the killings.  Scotland Yard sends Inspector John Madden, still recovering from his own harrowing war experience and from the deaths of his wife and child.
 Summer of the Big Bachi by Naomi Hirahara  Summer of the Big Bachi by Naomi Hirahara     April 10, 2018
      In the foothills of Pasadena, Mas Arai is just another Japanese American gardener, his lawn mower blades clean and sharp, his truck carefully tuned.  But while Mas keeps lawns neatly trimmed, his own life has gone to seed.  His wife is dead.  And his livelihood is falling into the hands of the men he once hired by the day.  For Mas, a life of sin is catching up to him.  And now bachi--the spirit of retribution--is knocking on his door.
 Extraordinary People by Peter May  Extraordinary People by Peter May     May 8, 2018
      Enzo MacLeod, a Scottish forensic biologist who lives in France, bets that he can solve an old case with new science.  Lonely and bored with his teaching career, the widowed biologist takes on the unsolved case of Jacques Gaillard, a public intellectual with a controversial political career who disappeared without a trace ten years earlier.
Mystery Book Choice  Reader's Choice     June 12, 2018
      Share your favorite mystery author or title with the group.
 Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood  Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood     July 10, 2018
      It's the end of the roaring twenties and the exuberant and honorable Phryne Fisher is dancing and gaming with gay abandon.  But she becomes bored with London and the endless round of parties.  In search of excitement, she sets her sights on a spot of detective work in Melbourne, Australia.
 Deep Blue Good-by by John D. MacDonald  Deep Blue Good-By by John D. MacDonald     August 14, 2018
      One look at Cathy Kerr and you could tell there was nothing life hadn't done to her.  He was innocence turned helpless desperation, great brown eyes gone mournful and hopeless, tender illusion changed to memories of unutterable shame--all because of the smiling freckle-faced stranger named Junior Allen.
 Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie  Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie     September 26, 2018
      En route to Paris, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot has booked winter passage on the fabled Orient Express.  Among the curious assortment of fellow passengers, one wealthy American holds a unique distinction: he has been found dead of multiple stab wounds in the night compartment of the Calais coach.
Last Bus to Woodstock by Colin Dexter   Last Bus to Woodstock by Colin Dexter     October 9, 2018
      Beautiful Sylvia Kaye and another young woman had been seen hitching a ride not long before Sylvia's bludgeoned body is found outside a pub in Woodstock, near Oxford.  Morse is sure the other hitchhiker can tell him much of what he needs to know.  But his confidence is shaken by the cool inscrutability of the girl he's certain was Sylvia's companion on that ill-fated September evening.
 Monkeewrench by P. J. Tracy  Monkeewrench by P. J. Tracy     November 13, 2018
      People are dying for the new computer game, Serial Killer Detective, by the software company Monkeewrench.  Literally.  With Serial Killer Detective out in limited release, the real-life murders of a jogger and a young woman have already mimicked the first two scenarios in the game.  But Grace McBride and her eccentric Monkeewrench partners are caught in a vise.

 Bite the Biscuit by Linda O. Johnston Bite the Biscuit by Linda O. Johnston     December 11, 2018
      Veterinary technician Carrie Kennersly has become known for offering healthy dog treats at the clinic where she works.  So when the owner of the local bakery moves away, Carrie jumps at the chance to buy the business and convert half of it into the Barkery, a shop where she can make and sell her canine delights.  But Myra Ethman, co-owner of another pet product store, hates the new competition.  At the Barkery's opening party, she badmouths Carrie's homemade dog biscuits, insisting she'll find a way to shut the place down.  When Myra is found dead with a Barkery biscuit beside her, Carrie must prove she didn't do it before she's collared for murder.

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