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We plan to read and discuss cozy mysteries (e.g., Agatha Christie, Louise Penny, Rhys Bowen, and members' suggestions), drink tea, eat great desserts, and have fun. This club is designed for women who love to read mystery books.

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The Cozy Mystery Book Club: Meeting and Discussion group

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The club is for ladies who enjoy reading cozy mysteries, either American or British. Each meeting we will discuss a cozy mystery,Zoom while we have tea, yummy tea sandwiches, and cakes. We meet the 4th Sunday of each month, make new friends, have fun, and enjoy talking about cozy mysteries as well as disregarding any calories that come with afternoon tea cakes!

Our book selection for the month is Agatha Christie's Halloween Party.
from Amazon:
In this exclusive authorized edition from the Queen of Mystery, a Halloween Party turns deadly, and it falls to Hercule Poirot to unmask a murderer.
At a Halloween party, Joyce—a hostile thirteen-year-old—boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub.
That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the `evil presence'. But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double-murderer...
from: Fourth & Sycamore
In Hallowe’en Party, all the trappings of polite British upper class society have disappeared. There are no grand manor houses, faithful servants, peers of the realm, or exotic vacations. Everything is contained within the modern suburb of Woodleigh Common, with pleasant upper-middle-class houses given names like “Apple Trees.” Middle-aged single women, a few men, and children of various ages and sexes make up the cast of characters. This is England in the late 1960’s, when pop stars had become fashion icons, rules for dating and sex were being rewritten, and standards of punishment for crimes had become, in the minds of many, lax. In fact, changes in society are a central theme of the story, looming over even the inimitable Poirot and Christie’s typically ingenious plot. Characters have joined one of two camps: the more conservative among them looking back at the old days and the progressive element firmly believing in the modern.
The abolition, in 1965, of hanging as a penalty for murder in England was a source of considerable debate, some favoring treatment and rehabilitation for criminals, some preferring to see punishment–what they viewed as justice. There is frequent reference throughout Hallowe’en Party to crimes committed by people who are then “remanded for a psychiatrist’s report” rather than thrown in jail or executed. It seems in Christie’s world that crime has become more complicated, with murderers acting impulsively and without clear motive, very unlike the types of highly premeditated, carefully planned killings that form the basis of so many of her books. Dr. Ferguson, who is called to the scene of the murder, says to Poirot of the killer’s motive:

> “‘But there are other reasons. Mentally disturbed seems the usual answer nowadays. At any rate, it does always in the Magistrates’ courts. Nobody gained by her death, nobody hated her. But it seems to me with children nowadays you don’t need to look for the reason. The reason’s in another place. The reason’s in the killer’s mind. His disturbed mind or his evil mind or his kinky mind. Any kind of mind you like to call it.’”

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The Cozy Mystery Book Club: Meeting and Discussion group

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The club is for ladies who enjoy reading cozy mysteries, American, British, and others. Each meeting we will discuss a cozy mystery, have tea, yummy tea sandwiches, and cakes. We meet the 4th Sunday of each month, make new friends, have fun, and enjoy talking about cozy mysteries as well as disregarding any calories that come with afternoon tea cakes! At this time we are meeting on Zoom due to Covid.

Our book selection for the month is your choice of cozy mystery book that features recipes and/or menus that can be used for Thanksgiving leftovers. We'll share your favorite "leftover" Thanksgiving food recipe on the Zoom chat which we'll copy and print on our blog: www.acozydeath.com. The cozies do not have to be American although Thanksgiving is an American holiday. The recipe simply has to be from your cozy mystery book choice, and one that uses your Thanksgiving holiday food leftovers. Make this fun and enjoy sharing your recipes with your cozy mystery book friends!! We meet on Zoom at: 10pm BST/5pm EST/4pm CST/3pm MST/2pm PST.

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The Cozy Mystery Book Club: Meeting and Discussion group

Link visible for attendees

The club is for ladies who enjoy reading cozy mysteries, either American or British. Each meeting we will discuss a cozy mystery, have tea, yummy tea sandwiches, and cakes. We meet the 4th Sunday of each month, make new friends, have fun, and enjoy talking about cozy mysteries as well as disregarding any calories that come with afternoon tea cakes!
Please note that our meeting will be on December 18th and not the usual 4th Sunday of the month. We continue to be on Zoom.

Our book selection for the month is The Mistletoe Murder by P. D. James.

Taken from Amazon:
Four previously uncollected stories from one of the great mystery writers of our time - swift, cunning murder mysteries (two of which feature the young Adam Dalgliesh) that together, to borrow the author's own word, add up to a delightful "entertainment".
The newly appointed Sgt. Dalgliesh is drawn into a case that is "pure Agatha Christie".... A "pedantic, respectable, censorious" clerk's secret taste for pornography is only the first reason he finds for not coming forward as a witness to a murder.... A best-selling crime novelist describes the crime she herself was involved in 50 years earlier.... Dalgliesh's godfather implores him to reinvestigate a notorious murder that might ease the godfather's mind about an inheritance, but which will reveal a truth that even the supremely upstanding Adam Dalgliesh will keep to himself. Each of these stories is as playful as it is ingeniously plotted, the author's sly humor as evident as her hallmark narrative elegance and shrewd understanding of some of the most complex - not to say the most damning - aspects of human nature. A treat for P. D. James' legions of fans and anyone who enjoys the pleasures of a masterfully wrought whodunit.

The Cozy Mystery Book Club: Meeting and Discussion group

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The club is for ladies who enjoy reading cozy mysteries, either American or British. Each meeting we will discuss a cozy mystery, have tea, yummy tea sandwiches, and cakes. We meet the 4th Sunday of each month, make new friends, have fun, and enjoy talking about cozy mysteries as well as disregarding any calories that come with afternoon tea cakes!

Our book selection for the month is TBD soon!

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