Boca Grande Sleuths
Monthly | 4:00pm | No Charge | Houghton Room
Boca Grande Sleuths is a discussion group of mystery novel lovers. The Sleuths rely on two criteria in selecting the mysteries to be solved: quality of writing and probability of engendering lively discussion. All mystery lovers are welcome – you do not need to have read the book to attend the meeting.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear
Private investigator Maisie Dobbs receives her first assignment from the British Secret Service. Sent to pose as a junior lecturer at a private college in Cambridge, she will monitor any activities “not in the interests of His Majesty’s government.” When the college’s pacifist founder is murdered, Maisie finds herself in the midst of sinister web of murder, scandal, and conspiracy, activities that point toward members of the ascendant Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei—the Nazi Party—on Britain’s shores.
Presenter: Susan Hanafee
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
How It All Began – Who Dunnit When?
An introduction to the history and evolution of the detective story.
Presenter: Rosemary Bowler
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
Case one: A little girl goes missing in the night. Case two: A beautiful young office worker falls victim to a maniac’s apparently random attack.
Case three: A new mother finds herself trapped in a hell of her own making – with a needy baby and a demanding husband – until a fit of rage creates a grisly, bloody escape. Thirty years after the first incident, as private investigator Jackson Brodie begins investigating all three cases, startling connections and discoveries emerge . . .
Presenter: Stephanie Williams
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The Letter Writer by Dan Fesperman
The first thing Woodrow Cain sees when he steps off the train in New York City on February 9, 1942, is smoke from an ocean liner in flames in the harbor. It’s the Normandie, and word on the street is that the ship was burned by German saboteurs. “Ten lousy minutes in New York and already his new life felt as full of loss and betrayal as the one he’d left behind.”
Presenter: Karen Zarse
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Thus Was Adonis Murdered by Sara Caudwell
When her personal copy of the current Finance Act is found a few meters away from a body, young barrister Julia Larwood finds herself caught up in a complex fight against the Inland Revenue. Set to have a vacation away from her home life and the taxman, Julia takes a trip with her art-loving boyfriend. However, all is not what it seems. Could he in fact be an employee of the establishment she has been trying to escape from? And how did her romantic luxurious holiday end in murder?
Presenter: Jean Meanwell