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This months book is Night Passage by Robert B Parker. Robert B. Parker introduces readers to police chief Jesse Stone in the first novel in the beloved mystery series--a New York Times bestseller. After a busted marriage kicks his drinking problem into overdrive and the LAPD unceremoniously dumps him, thirty-five-year-old Jesse Stone's future looks bleak. So he's shocked when a small Massachusetts town called Paradise recruits him as police chief. He can't help wondering if this job is a genuine chance to start over, the kind of offer he can't refuse. Once on board, Jesse doesn't have to look for trouble in Paradise: it comes to him. For what is on the surface a quiet New England community quickly proves to be a crucible of political and moral corruption--replete with triple homicide, tight Boston mob ties, flamboyantly errant spouses, maddened militiamen and a psychopath-about-town who has fixed his violent sights on the new lawman. Against all this, Jesse stands utterly alone, with no one to trust--even he and the woman he's seeing are like ships passing in the night. He finds he must test his mettle and powers of command to emerge a local hero--or the deadest of dupes.
Everyone is welcome & you don't have to be good at quizzes to attend. Come and join us for a mid-week social and exercising of the grey matter. Enjoy a fun & social quiz evening. £2 entry fee to participate. Cash prize for the 1st & 2nd place!!! Maximum of 8 per team though it is probably easier to have teams of 6, so we will split into 4 or 5 teams depending on numbers on the night. The function room/restaurant area at the back of the pub has been reserved for us from 7:30pm, if anyone fancies having dinner or drinks before the quiz. You can view the menu online to see what is on offer. The quiz starts just after 9pm & finishes at approximately 10:45pm. Parking is available on the road outside the pub or round the corner in Beechfield Road. The Steamcoach quiz will challenge your general knowledge, keep you guessing or just stump you but with a few questions everyone should be able to help answer. Website http://www.thesteamcoach.com Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/The-Steam-Coach-286597648018443 It is a friendly, pretty village – Real Ale & Craft Beer pub (with REAL home-cooked fodder... Yummy) overlooking the picturesque Boxmoor common cricket pitch. The pub has been in operation since the 1800's providing refuge for weary travellers. They pride themselves on impeccable service, familiarity, comfort and focus on the pleasure of eating and drinking. We look forward to seeing some of you for a lovely evening Pam :-)
This months book is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking. To save someone else's life.