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Mystery Book Club, Because I Could Not Stop for Death  - online

Mystery Book Club, Because I Could Not Stop for Death - online

Do you like to read and talk about mysteries? Then join us for monthly book discussions, fresh perspectives, new authors and a friendly atmosphere!  We meet virtually via Zoom.

This month we will read Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Amanda Flower.

       

 
"Emily Dickinson and her housemaid, Willa Noble, realize there is nothing poetic about murder in this first book in an all-new series from USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning author Amanda Flower. January 1855 Willa Noble knew it was bad luck when it was pouring rain on the day of her ever-important job interview at the Dickinson home in Amherst, Massachusetts. When she arrived late, disheveled with her skirts sodden and filthy, she'd lost all hope of being hired for the position. As the housekeeper politely told her they'd be in touch, Willa started toward the door of the stately home only to be called back by the soft but strong voice of Emily Dickinson. What begins as tenuous employment turns to friendship as the reclusive poet takes Willa under her wing. Tragedy soon strikes and Willa's beloved brother, Henry, is killed in a tragic accident at the town stables. With no other family and nowhere else to turn, Willa tells Emily about her brother's death and why she believes it was no accident. Willa is convinced it was murder. Henry had been very secretive of late, only hinting to Willa that he'd found a way to earn money to take care of them both. Viewing it first as a puzzle to piece together, Emily offers to help, only to realize that she and Willa are caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse that reveals corruption in Amherst that is generations deep. Some very high-powered people will stop at nothing to keep their profitable secrets even if that means forever silencing Willa and her new mistress..."-- Provided by publisher.
 

The e-book version will be available for Cheshire residents to download from Libby, date to be determined.  Non-Cheshire residents will need to get the e-book from their own library. Place a hold on physical copy here https://tinyurl.com/yc44vhsc

Need assistance downloading the book?  Contact the library at ref@cheshirelibrary.org or 203-272-2245.

Our host for Murder by the Book is Barbara Ritchie, who can be reached at baritchie30@gmail.com.

Please register online. A link will be sent a hour before start time. 

Novels we will be reading for the year are:
 
July 20 – The Murder of Mr. Wickman by Claudia Gray
 
August 17 – The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Mary Russell
 
September 21 – The Dry by Jane Harper
 
October 19 – The Windsor Knot by S.J. Bennett
 
November 16 – The Twist of the Knife by Anthony Horowitz
 
December No Meeting
Date:
Thursday, June 15, 2023 Show more dates
Time:
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Location:
Zoom Virtual Meeting (Adult)
Categories:
Adult
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