Mystery Readers Book Group

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. 

(Current books are linked below)

Wednesday, February 5, 6 pm Set in England, 1976, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep concerns the missing Mrs. Creasy. The neighbors blame her sudden disappearance on the heat wave, but ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly aren’t convinced, and decide to take matters into their own hands.

Wednesday, March 4, 6 pm The first entry in a gritty, endlessly surprising mystery series, Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead follows the unpredictable, tough-edged, and brilliantly intuitive PI Claire DeWitt as she searches for a prosecutor who's gone missing in post-Katrina New Orleans

Wednesday, April 8, 6 pm CANCELLED

Wednesday, May 6, 6 pm In The Life We Bury, College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. 

Wednesday, June 3, 6 pm In The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Evelyn Hardcastle will die every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others.

Wednesday, July 8, 6 pm All of the suspects in The Mysterious Affair at Styles have secrets they are desperate to keep, but none can outwit Hercule Poirot as he navigates the ingenious red herrings and plot twists that earned Agatha Christie her well-deserved reputation as the queen of mystery.



The Trouble with Goats and Sheep: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501121906
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - June 20th, 2017

Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead (Claire DeWitt Novels #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547747613
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - May 1st, 2012

The Life We Bury Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616149987
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seventh Street Books - October 14th, 2014

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492670124
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 7th, 2019

The Mysterious Affair at Styles: The First Hercule Poirot Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525565109
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 30th, 2019

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