Murder by the Book Mystery Book Club: Night Over Water (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 are meeting virtually via Zoom for the present and will eventually transition to meeting in the library.
This month we will discuss Night Over Water by Ken Follett.
The opulent interior of the first airliner, the Pan American Clipper, on a transatlantic flight from Southampton, England, to New York in war-darkened 1939, is the setting for Follett's high-flying caper, guaranteed to hold the reader in his seat. Recalling a time when air travel was an exotic adventure, master of epic suspense Follett spins an excruciatingly taut drama on the aerial equivalent of the Orient Express. Persons unknown kidnap the wife of Clipper engineer Eddie Deakin from their home in Maine in order to force Deakin to maneuver an emergency landing in the choppy waters off Bangor. Apparently the shadowy conspirators plan to remove one of the passengers, an intriguing group who include an FBI agent transporting an extradited mafioso; a Russian princess; a British industrialist chasing his wife and her lover; an American movie star; an Oswald Mosely-like aristocrat turned fascist, his daughter and her lover, a young jewel thief. Details of early aviation firmly establish the cast in their era and a tantalizing mosaic of subplots whisks the reader through a whirlwind of romance and intrigue. Follet soars to a thoroughly satisfying ending with aeronautical precision.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-272-2245.
Our host for Murder by the Book is Barbara Ritchie, who can be reached at email@example.com.
Please register online.
At 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 17 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 the Zoom link. Zoom will automatically download to your device.
Funded by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library.
Want to know what we will be reading next? Here’s the list! You will be able to register online 2 months prior to each of the discussions.
April 21 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
May 19 The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
June 16 Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers
July 21 Snow by John Banville
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