Mystery Readers List – January to June, 2017

January 4, 2017: Shamini Flint    “Inspector Singh Investigates a Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder”.  
Presented by Winnie Warkentin
February 1, 2017: Mystery Dinner
March 1, 2017: Chevy Stevens   “Still Missing”.  Presented by Susan Johnsen
April 5, 2017: Stephen Booth  “The Murder Road”.  Presented by Faye Hansen
May 3, 2017: Arnaldur Indridason   “Reykjavik Nights”.  Presented by June Dutka
June 7, 2017:  Planning next year’s reading list

Pat Elliott,  Mystery Readers Convenor


Pat Elliot, Convener


The first meeting of the Mystery Readers Group will be at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, September 7th at the Ralph Connor House. We will be discussing The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith and presented by Dianne Shefford. On October 5th our book is The Forgotten Girls by Sharon Blaedel and presented by Nettie Peters.
At the September meeting we will be taking names for attendance at McNally’s Giller Light Dinner (Mon. November 7).

If you love mystery novels, this is the group for you. Lots of variety in our program through the year.

JUNE, 2016                                     PARTIAL MYSTERY READING LIST FOR 2016-17

Our final meeting of the Mystery Readers Group was on June 1st at 4:30 p.m. 

We planned our reading list for next year which will begin on September 7th, 2016   4:30 pm.  Have a happy book-filled summer. Here is a partial list.

September 7                The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith          Presenter Dianne Shefford

October 5                     The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel                     Presenter Nettie Peters

November 2                 Movie and Pizza Night

December 7                  Christmas Party and gift exchange


Mystery Reading List – 2015-16

We meet the first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. except in November 2015. Due to preparation for the Christmas bazaar and other events on subsequent Wednesdays in November we voted to switch our meeting to TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10th and make that our movie and pizza night.

September 2/2015                               Liane Moriarty                                          The Husband’s Secret                                                                        Joyce MacMartin

October 5/2015                                   tba

October 7/2015                                   Martin Walker         Bruno Chief of Police; Black Diamond; The Dark Vineyard; The Caves of  Périgord              Sylvia Marsh

November 10/2015                             Mystery Movie and Pizza night – see above.                                                                                                           Rhoda Sewell

December 2/2015                               Christmas Party and Book Exchange

January 6/2016                                    Charles Todd                                          Bess Crawford series                                                                                Faye Hansen

February 3/2016                                  Mystery Dinner                                                                                                                                                           Rhoda Sewell

March 2/2016                                       Dana Stabenow                                     Kate Shugak series                                                                              Susan Johnsen

April 6/2016                                         Kate Ellis or Nevada Barr                                                                                                                                     Kathleen Parums

May 4/2016                                           Camilla Lackberg                                                                                                                                                         Marg Cuddy


MAY, 2016

Don’t forget you healthy snacks for Mulvey School.  

On Wed. May 4,  2016 at 4:30 Marg Cuddy will lead our discussion of the works by author  Camilla Lackberg.



APRIL, 2016

     This month we are reading novels by Kate Ellis, her Wesley Peterson series, of which there are many. Our presenter is Kathleen Parums.  We will get together as usual at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, April 6th at the club.  In May our author will be Camilla Lackberg presented by Marg Cuddy; the first novel is The Ice Princess.  In June we will choose our authors for next year. New members are always welcome.


MARCH, 2016

Don’t forget you healthy snacks for Mulvey School.   Wed. March 2   4:30The Dana Stabenow Kate Shugak series will be presented by Susan Johnsen. Kate is an aboriginal woman based in a vast national park in Alaska.  

Our April 6 selection will be either Kate Ellis or Nevada Barr—check with presenter Kathleen Parums.


See below Runaround Sue’s report on last month’s hilarious Mystery Dinner and a great picture. Kudos to Lindsay Unger for the wonderful “BBQ” dinner she prepared for us!                                                                                                           March 2/2016         4:30                              Dana Stabenow's  Kate Shugak series presented by Susan Johnsen.



Bar-B-Que Scandal !   Feb.6, 2016                                                                                                                                                           by Runaround Sue

 Last Wednesday evening, Tom Dooley met his demise by a Bar-B- Que fork through the heart.  The list of suspects included all who were attending the social gathering. During the grilling, we discovered that Chubby Cheddar lip syncs his songs, Ivan Spudnik is an embezzler, Johnny Angel is a bounty hunter for the KGB, Bobby Sox is an ambitious, greedy grasper, Barby Q is involved in stolen cars and the grieving fiancé, Tiara Diamond, is pregnant. Dan Dragnet searched the suspects, looking for clues. This reporter was there and saw it all! Innocent until proven guilty means we cannot disclose the perp’s name. Murder most “fowl” did not stop us from enjoying the delicious chicken dinner. (See below too.)




Our Annual Mystery Dinner

February 3, 2016

5:00 pm

Whodunit?!!  Come and find out who murdered the chef in Murder on the Grill”.  It could be any one of half a dozen members of the Mystery Readers Group. Everyone is invited to listen and observe and help to find out who committed the dastardly deed.                     

Dinner at 6:00 pm will feature

Barbecue picnic specials such as  Barbecued Chicken, Potato Salad, Coleslaw & Berry Crisp.  $30.00

                                             Please sign up in the book. Deadline is Friday, January 29, 2016



On January 6, 2016 Faye Hansen will present the Bess Crawford novels by Charles Todd. 

Don’t forget healthy snacks for Mulvey School. 


Our December 2, 2015 meeting at 4:30pm is the occasion of our Christmas Gift Exchange. Bring one gift-wrapped new or gently used book and see what you end up with when all the swapping and snitching is finished. 


Due to circumstances beyond our control, i.e. Christmas Market and  Remembrance Day, we have had to change the date of our November meeting.  In  consultation with most of you and with Maggi in the Office  we settled on Mon., Nov. 16. We will gather around 5:00 pm, squabble over – ‘erdiscuss – our pizza order and probably choose Santa Lucia.  Somewhere around 6:00 we will start the movie.  Rhoda has found a new series set in New Zealand’s South Island (The Brokenwood Mysteries) so we’ll look forward to getting our Kiwi on. 

In December we will hold our Christmas book exchange.   Bring a book, new or gently used and gift-wrapped,  that you think somebody else will enjoy) and prepare to choose and potentially lose your first choice.  Stay tuned!!

Don’t forget your healthy snacks for Mulvey School.

All members are most welcome and we always have a good time. 


We meet at Ralph Connor House at 4:30 on the first Wednesday of the month. Below are our plans for 2014/2015

Sept. 3   Among the Departed     by Vicki Delaney                                        presented by Kathleen Parums

Oct. 30     Annual Combined Book Clubs Dinner & Speaker  author Marjorie Anderson

Nov. 12  Annual Mystery Dinner---moved from 1st Wed. due to Christmas Market

Dec. 3    Christmas Book Swap with possible side-order of Welsh mysteries plus a special Invited Guest

Jan. 7, 2015  The Baker Street Translation    by Michael Robertson              presented by Joyce Macmartin

Feb. 4    Annual Mystery Movie Night                                                               presented by Rhoda Sewell

March 4  The Bomber    by Lisa Marklund                                                       presented by Dianne Shefford

April 8   Books by Marcia Clark (O.J. Simpson prosecutor)                            presented by Val Komenda      

May 6   Books by Lars Keppler  (The Hypnotist, Nightmare)                          no presenter yet