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, starting around 2012. We read both classic and contemporary mysteries, and books are chosen thematically. This fall’s theme is “The City by the Bay,” mysteries set in San Francisco.   Our meetings for Fall 2018: (Tuesdays at 3 p.m.) September 18:  Listen to the Silence (2000) – Marcia Muller October 9:    Schemers (2009) – Bill Pronzini November 13: The Spellman Files (2007) – Lisa Lutz...

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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 2018: January 11:    Raven Black (2006) by Ann Cleeves February 8:    March Violets (1989) by Philip Kerr March 8:    Doctor Death (2010) by Lene Kaaberbol April...

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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 fall’s theme is reporters as detectives. Our meetings for Fall 2018: September 10:  Jan Burke, Bones (1999)   October 8:   Karen E. Olson, Sacred Cows (2005) November 5:   Mary Daheim, Alpine Uproar (2009)  [snowdate: Tuesday, November 6] December 10:   Hank Philippi Ryan,...

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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 fall’s theme is “crime-solving clergy.”   Our meetings for Fall 2018: September 12:   Ralph McInerny, Ash Wednesday (2008)                   October 3:  Harry Kemelman, The Day the Rabbi Resigned (1992) ...

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