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2013 Bookclub Selections
2nd Wednesday at 7:00PM
January 16 Sister by Rosamunde Lupton
When her mom calls to tell her that Tess, her younger sister, is missing, Bee returns
home to London on the first flight. She expects to find Tess and give her the usual
lecture, the bossy big sister scolding her flighty baby sister for taking off without letting
anyone know her plans. Tess has always been a free spirit, an artist who takes risks,
while conservative Bee couldn't be more different. Bee is used to watching out for he
wayward sibling and is fiercely protective of Tess (and has always been a little stern
about her antics). But then Tess is found dead, apparently by her own hand.
February 13 When Johnny Came Marching Home by
A one-armed young Civil War veteran investigates the death of a troubled fellow
soldier in 1860s Vermont and Virginia.
March 13 Double Death on the Black Isle by A.D.
April 10 Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Gotzsch
Set in the mid-1600s in the Bavarian town of Schongau, a hangman, Jakob Kuisl,
is asked to find out whether an ominous tattoo found on a dying boy means that
witchcraft has come to town.
May 8 Roseanna by Sjöwall
On a July afternoon, the body of a young woman is dredged from a lake. Three
months later, all that Inspector Beck knows is that her name is Roseanna and that
she could have been strangled by any one of eighty-five people.
June 12 Sauvignon Secret by Ellen Crosby
Among the world-class vineyards of the Napa Valley, "Virginia's favorite vintner
-detective" ("Library Journal") and her winemaker ex-beau investigate the role of
a secret society in two mysterious deaths--and whether there is hope for their rocky
July 10 Place of Execution by Val McDermid
In December, 1963, 13-year-old Alison Carter vanishes from her small English
village. Newly promoted inspector George Bennett believes she's been murdered,
and learns a shocking truth from a gruesome discovery in a cave. Decades later,
he shares his story with journalist Catherine Heathcote, but pulls the plug on their
planned book without explanation. Catherine sets out to uncover what really
happened to Alison.
August 14 Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy
Haunted by their pasts, Grace McBride and the crew of her software company,
Monkeewrench, create a computer game in which a serial killer is always caught.
But their game becomes a nightmare when someone begins duplicating the
fictional murders in real life.
September 11 The Yard by Alex Grecian
Victorian London--a violent cesspool of squalid depravity. Only twelve
detectives--The Murder Squad--are expected to solve the thousands of crimes
committed here each month. Formed after the Metropolitan Police's spectacular
failure in capturing Jack the Ripper, the Murder Squad suffers the brunt of public
contempt. But no one can anticipate the brutal murder of one of their own...
A Scotland Yard Inspector has been found stuffed in a black steamer trunk at
Euston Square Station, his eyes and mouth sewn shut. When Walter Day, the
squad's new hire, is assigned to the case, he finds a strange ally in Dr. Bernard
Kingsley, the Yard's first forensic pathologist. Their grim conclusion: this was not
just a random, bizarre murder but in all probability, the first of twelve. Because the
squad itself it being targeted and the devious killer shows no signs of stopping
before completing his grim duty. But Inspector Day has one more surprise, something
even more shocking than the crimes: the killer's motive.
October 9 Carved in Bone by Jefferson Bass
When an unusual corpse is discovered, a pioneering forensic anthropologist
is called to investigate, but even this seasoned expert is staggered by what the
November 13 A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
In his phenomenal debut novel--a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond
between two brothers and the evil they face in a small North Carolina town--Cash
displays a remarkable talent for lyrical, powerfully emotional storytelling.
December 11 The Crowded Grave by Martin Walker
It's spring in the idyllic village of St. Denis, and for Chief of Police Bruno
Courreges that means lamb stews, bottles of his beloved Pomerol, morning
walks with his hound, Gigi, and a new string of regional crimes and international
capers. When a local archaeological team searching for Neanderthal remains turns
up a corpse with a watch on its wrist and a bullet in its head, it's up to Bruno to solve
the case. But the task will not be easy, not with a meddlesome new magistrate, a
series of attacks by animal rights activists on local foie gras producers, and a summit
between France and Spain approaching--not to mention two beautiful, brilliant women
vying for Bruno's affections.
Will discuss and sign
his latest - "Player to
be Maimed Later", the
second in his Lloyd
This will the last of
author signings at
Foul Play, the first
was way back in May
1990, with Mary
|Closing the Store
Everything must go
After 24 wonderful years of bookselling,
we have decided to retire. Actual closing
date will depend on how fast we can sell
the building. John and Toni Cross