Mystery Book Groups

Carole Shmurak leads three regularly scheduled Mystery Book Groups in  Simsbury, Southington, and Wallingford. She is also the founder of the Mystery Group in Farmington.View the posts below for more information on each group.

The Southington Mystery Group

The Southington Mystery Group

The Southington Mystery Group has met 3-6 times a year at the Southington Public Library, starting in 2013. We read both classic and contemporary mysteries, and books are chosen thematically. This spring’s theme is “Crime-Solving Clergy.”   Our meetings for Spring 2019: (Tuesdays at 3 p.m.) April 9:  Ralph McInerny, Ash Wednesday (2008)  May 7:  Harry Kemelman, Friday the Rabbi Slept Late (1964) June 11: Julia Spencer-Fleming, In the Bleak Midwinter...

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The Farmington Mystery Group

The Farmington Mystery Group

This group meets the second Thursday of every month, 7:00 p.m., in Board Room #1 at the Farmington Public Library. We read both classic and contemporary mysteries, and books are chosen by the members of the group. We have been meeting since 2001. (After August 2014, Carole will no longer be leading this group, though the group will continue to meet.)   Meetings for 2019: January 10:  The Last Billable Hour (1989) by Susan Wolfe      February 14:   Ratking (1988) by Michael Dibdin   March 14:   The Gray Man (2009) by Mark...

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The Simsbury Mystery Group

The Simsbury Mystery Group

This group meets the second Monday of the month, September through May, at noon, in the Program Room at the Simsbury Public Library. We read both classic and contemporary mysteries and have been meeting since 2002. Books are chosen thematically; this spring’s theme is “The City by the Bay,” mysteries set in and around San Francisco.   Our meetings for Spring 2019: January 14:  Laurie King, With Child (1996) [snowdate: Tuesday, January 15]  February 11:   John Lescroart, The 13th Juror (1994) [snowdate: Tuesday,...

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The Wallingford Mystery Group

The Wallingford Mystery Group

This group meets the first Wednesday of the month, September through December and February through June, at 3 p.m., in the Community Room at the Wallingford Public Library. We read both classic and contemporary mysteries and have been meeting since 2011. Books are chosen thematically; this spring’s theme is “Partners in Crime – Detecting Duos.”   Our meetings for Spring 2019: February 6:   Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man (1933)    [snowdate: Thursday February 7]               March 6:  Dorothy...

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