Mystery Book Club, The Murder of Mr. Wickman - 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 The Murder of Mr. Wickman by Claudia Gray
"After many years of happy marriage, Emma Knightley and her husband are throwing a house party, bringing together distant relatives and new acquaintances-not all of whom are well known to the Knightleys but are certainly beloved by every Jane Austen fan: Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy, Marianne and Colonel Brandon, Anne and Captain Wentworth, and Fanny and Edmund Bertram. Very much not invited is Mr. Wickham, whose latest financial scheme has netted him newfound wealth-and a broadening array of enemies. With his unexpected arrival, tempers flare and secrets are revealed, making it clear that everyone would be happier if Mr. Wickham got his comeuppance. Yet the Knightleys and their guests are all shocked when Wickham turns up murdered-except, of course, for the killer hidden in their midst. With everyone a suspect, it falls to the house party's two youngest guests to solve the mystery of who finally delivered to Wickham his just deserts: Juliet Tilney, the smart and resourceful daughter of Catherine and Henry Tilney, eager for adventure outside Northanger Abbey; and Jonathan Darcy, Elizabeth and Darcy's eldest son, whose adherence to propriety makes his father seem relaxed. In a tantalizing fusion of Austen and Christie, the unlikely pair must put aside their own poor first impressions-and uncover the guilty party before an innocent person is sentenced to hang"-- 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 your hold for a physical copy here https://tinyurl.com/2p9acv3t
Please register online. A link to the program will be sent a hour before start time.
Novels we will be reading for the year are:
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
- Thursday, July 20, 2023 Show more dates
- 1:00pm - 2:15pm
- Zoom Virtual Meeting (Adult)
Registrations open at 1:00pm Thursday, June 22, 2023
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1:00pm - 3:00pm, The Loft, Upper Level
4:00pm - 4:45pm, Mary Baldwin Room, Main Level
10:30am - 12:00pm, Zoom Virtual Meeting (Adult)
6:00pm - 8:00pm, Mary Baldwin Room, Main Level
6:30pm - 8:00pm, The Loft, Upper Level
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