Murder by the Book Mystery Virtual Book Club
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 are meeting virtually via Zoom for the present and will eventually transition to meeting in the library.
This month's discussion is on The Widows of Malabar Hill: A Perveen Mistry Novel (Book 1) by Sujata Massey
In 1920s India Perveen Mistry, Bombay's only female lawyer, is investigating a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows living in full purdah when the case takes a turn toward the murderous. The author of the Agatha and Macavity Award–winning Rei Shimura novels brings us an atmospheric new historical mystery with a captivating heroine.
From Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: "Massey's extensive research of Bombay during British imperial rule, its various ethnic communities and their respective legal customs, is seamlessly folded into the fabric of the story. The book is filled with fascinating bits of culture and history, a look at India's Parsi and Muslim communities, well-written courtroom scenes, and even a locked-room murder."
Thanks to the Friends of the Cheshire Library, multiple copies of the e-book are available to download on Overdrive/Libby at any time throughout the month of October.
You will need an up-to-date Cheshire Library card in order to download the book. If you are a Cheshire resident and need a library card, use this link to get a library card. Non-Cheshire residents will need to get the physical book or e-book from their own library. Books can now also be requested from other libraries.
Please be sure that you know how to access Overdrive or Libby from the Cheshire Library website before the book is released. The book can be downloaded to a smartphone, Kindle, iPad or computer. For assistance, contact the library at email@example.com or 203-272-2245. A staff member will get back to you.
Andy Tranquilli, who has run this group for the past 7 years, is stepping down to devote more time to his other interests. We will miss thank Andy and hope that he will drop in as a participant ! Our new host for Murder by the Book is Barbara Ritchie, who has been a regular mystery book group participant and hosts her own classics book group. Barbara can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please register online.
At 1:00 pm on October 22nd, we will email you a link to join the Zoom meeting.
Simply use your computer, phone, or tablet to join in the program by following this Zoom link. Zoom will automatically download to your device.
Funded by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library.
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