Smart, literary mysteries (none too gruesome), lively conversation and available snacks make for a fun evening, join us! Open to the public; meets on Wednesdays, 6 p.m. at Shafer's Market & Deli, 54 College St, Middlebury, VT. New members are always welcome! Books are always 20% off in-store and online.
Wednesday, June 13, 6 pm Istanbul Passage is the tale of an American undercover agent in 1945 Istanbul who must navigate a murky world of compromise and betrayal. Expatriate American businessman Leon Bauer was drawn into Instanbul, doing undercover odd jobs. As the espionage community packs up and a city prepares for the realities of postwar life, Leon is given one last routine assignment.
No meeting in July.
Wednesday, August 8, 6 pm Gaudy Night When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the Gaudy, the prim academic setting is haunted by a rash of bizarre pranks: scrawled obscenities, burnt effigies, and poison-pen letters, including one that says, "Ask your boyfriend with the title if he likes arsenic in his soup." Some of the notes threaten murder; all are perfectly ghastly; yet in spite of their scurrilous nature, all are perfectly worded. And Harriet finds herself ensnared in a nightmare of romance and terror, with only the tiniest shreds of clues to challenge her powers of detection, and those of her paramour, Lord Peter Wimsey.
Wednesday, September 5, 6 pm And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie A PBS GREAT AMERICAN READ
Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to an isolated mansion on Indian Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. On the island they are cut off from everything but each other and the inescapable shadows of their own past lives. One by one, the guests share the darkest secrets of their wicked pasts. And one by one, they die...