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The Game's Afoot Mystery Group
Meets the third Monday of the month except December at 7:00 p.m.

For nineteen years this group has read all genres of mystery and crime fiction; from cozies and amateur detectives to police procedurals, legal thrillers and classic noir. Discussion titles are chosen on a quarterly basis and suggestions from group members are welcomed. So far the group has never read the same author twice.

Copies of the book selections are available for check out at the Library approximately one month before the discussion.

What We Are Reading:


March 21, 2016


Death in Brittany
by Jean-Luc Bannalec
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Although having been reassigned to a remote part of Brittany, Parisian-born Commissaire Georges Dupin has become quite comfortable eating croissants and drinking coffee at a local seaside café until one morning when he is called to a neighboring village to investigate the murder of a 91-year-old hotelier. An atmospheric mystery showcasing the charm and culture of Brittany.


April 18, 2016


Black Water Rising
by Attica Locke
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Set in 1981 Houston, struggling black lawyer, Jay Porter’s act of courage in saving a drowning white woman drags him into a murder investigation which involves big business and the political elite.


May 16, 2016


My Friend Maigret
by Georges Simenon
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Inspector Maigret travels to a Mediterranean island to investigate the murder of a small-time crook who claimed to have been Maigret’s friend. An inspector from Scotland Yard joins Maigret in the investigation as an observer.


Look for future discussion titles to be posted later this spring.