March & May Book clubs – Laurie R. King rules the month of May!

Laurie R. King

In March, we’ll meet on zoom on Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. to discuss Jesse Q. Sutanto’s Edgar nominated Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers.  This meeting was moved to March so we’d have copies available, and we do!  This is such a fun, hilarious, yet sweet read.  Look forward to the discussion.

We’re skipping April and meeting twice in May.  Join us May  5 at 2 p.m. on zoom to discuss Laurie R. King’s classic, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice.  And, wonderful news – Laurie will be joining us!  This is the 30th anniversary of the first Mary Russell novel, where Mary meets the elderly Sherlock Holmes.  From Kirkus, in 1994: “Nothing in King’s brooding debut A Grave Talent (1993) could have prepared you for this uncommonly rich Sherlockian pastiche, in which the great detective is brought out of retirement among the bees of Sussex by a new amanuensis, budding theologian Mary Russell. Meeting the great man at the awkward age of 15, Russell (as he calls her) proves herself his intellectual equal even before their first case- -mysterious bouts of illness that befall their victims only in clear weather. After investigating a robbery and a kidnapping with Holmes, Mary goes to Oxford, and just when you’ve resigned yourself to more unrelated adventures, the story takes off with a series of bombings that put both Holmes and Mary in danger, and call forth both their sharpest mental efforts and their deepest feelings.”

In May we’ll meet again in person on Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m., and on zoom on Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m.   We’ll be reading Deborah Crombie’s latest Kincaid & James novel, A Killing of Innocents.  Crombie’s book is set in London and follows Duncan as he takes on a stabbing death, and the way his case intersects with Gemma’s new role in the knife crimes department.  This is a wonderfully written and layered novel, one of my favorites of 2023.

Message us on facebook or email us at store (at) for directions or a zoom link.  All are welcome!  Copies of all the books are available on the website.