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This group meets at 6:30pm in the Quiet Meeting Room at the Sugar Grove Public Library on the first Thursday of each month.

January 8, 2015
Bootlegger's Daughter
by Margaret Maron

Deborah Knott, an attorney attempting to infiltrate the old boy network of tobacco country by running for district judge is distracted from the race and almost eliminated, when she finds new evidence to an old small-town murder.


February 5, 2015
The Eagle Catcher
by Margaret Coel

The Eagle Catcher is a murder mystery set on an Indian reservation in Wyoming.  When the tribal chairman is found murdered before an important powwow, alcoholic Father John O’Malley and an Indian attorney looking for her roots search for the killer and uncover the fraud-infested world of Indian oil and land deals.


March 5, 2015
Fellowship of Fear
by Aaron Elkins

This is where it all began: Gideon Oliver before the Edgar, before the TV series, before they called him the Skeleton Detective…before even Julie.  Fellowship of Fear is generally credited (or blamed, if you want to be uncharitable about it) with launching the modern forensic mystery.

Meet Professor Gideon Oliver, full-time anthropologist, part-time detective, and brand-new visiting fellow at Heidelberg University.  Even though the two previous occupants of his chair both died under mysterious circumstances, he’s eagerly looking forward to his new position.

But Gideon’s relaxing trip abroad will soon turn into a nightmare chase across the continent. For in a deadly game of murder and spy vs. spy, he’s about to become a most important target. He won’t know the rules. He’ll have very little besides his considerable intellectual powers to help him and he’ll be playing for some fairly high stakes.


April 2, 2015
Give Me Chocolate
by Annie Hansen

In the quaint river town of Geneva, Illinois, Kelly Clark comes home to restart her life after a horrific divorce. She settles into the apartment above Chocolate Love, her sister’s specialty dessert shop in the Historic District of Geneva. Things start to look to look up when she reconnects with an old flame, Jack. Just when it looks like she is getting her life on track, she stumbles over a dead body in the kitchen of Chocolate Love. Has her violent past followed her home to Geneva?

Author Annie Hansen is joining us for the April meeting. She will be selling and signing her two books if you would like to purchase them.


May 7, 2015
Clammed Up
by Barbara Ross

Summer has come to Busman’s Harbor, Maine, and the tourists are lining up for a taste of authentic New England seafood, courtesy of the Snowden Family Clambake Company. But there’s something sinister on the boil this season. A killer has crashed the wedding party, adding mystery to the menu at the worst possible moment...

Julia Snowden returned to her hometown to rescue her family’s struggling clambake business—not to solve crimes. But that was before a catered wedding on the picturesque Morrow Island turned into a reception for murder. When the best man’s corpse is found hanging from the grand staircase in the Snowden family mansion, Julia must put the chowder pot on the back burner and join the search for the killer. With suspicion falling on her old crush, Chris Durand, the recipe for saving her business and salvaging her love life might be one and the same.


June 4, 2015
Sprinkle With Murder
by Jenn McKinlay

Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are finally living out their dream as the proud owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. Their first big order is a sweet deal, too—five hundred cupcakes for a fashion designer’s wedding. The only sour note is the demanding bridezilla who insists on original recipes for the cupcakes.

When Mel stumbles upon the bride-to-be dead-by-cupcake, she immediately becomes the prime suspect. The police believe that a secret ingredient in the cupcake caused her death. To save Mel and their business, the ladies need to find the real murderer—before the cupcake killer ices someone else.


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