March & May Book clubs

In March, we’ll meet on zoom on Sunday, March 18 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 at the beginning of May to discuss Laurie R. King’s classic, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice.  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.”  Copies available shortly. read more