Take a Chance Book Club: "Magpie Murders"
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Are you interested in joining a book club but not sure what you might like to read? We are a book club that reads and discusses a different genre each month. Take a chance with us! New members are always welcome.
Join us the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Westover Library.
This month's genre is detective/mystery and the book selection is "Magpie Murders" by Anthony Horowitz
2023 Reading List
- Jan. 9: "Mexican Gothic" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Horror)
- Feb. 6: "Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood" by Trevor Noah (Biography)
- Mar. 13: "The Dictionary of Lost Words" by Pip Williams (Historical Fiction)
- Apr. 10: "Magpie Murders" by Anthony Horowitz (Detective/Mystery)
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About the book: When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she's intimately familar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleeping English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan's traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job.
Conway's lastest tale has Atticus Pünd investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she's convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.
Masterful, clever, and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the reader becomes the detective.