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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 lady Baby Boomers in the Los Angeles area who love to read mystery books.

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The Cozy Mystery Book Club: Meeting and Discussion group

The club is for lady boomers 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 The Thin Woman by Dorothy Cannell.
Ellie Simons longs to be thin—and married. But with her single-minded passion for éclairs and clotted cream, her prospects on both counts seem dim. That's why the summons to attend a family reunion at the old ancestral home is about as welcome as a snakebite. How can she show up with her embarrassingly full figure in her humble unmarried state and keep her chins up? Enter Bentley T. Haskell of Eligibility Escorts, a devastatingly attractive writer of smutty novels who also cooks like a dream. With Bentley posing as her besotted beau, Ellie feels brave enough to beard her batty relations in their den. . . .

But mouldering Merlin's Court is nothing like Ellie remembers, and with her wretchedly beautiful cousin Vanessa making eyes at Ben, and her malevolent old uncle Merlin popping up in the most unexpected places, it's enough to put Ellie off her food. And the best—and worst—is yet to come, as the weekend leads to sudden death, unexpected romance, and a treasure hunt that promises epicurean Ellie wealth, hearth, and happiness . . . if she survives.

The Cozy Mystery Book Club: Meeting and Discussion group

The club is for lady boomers 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 Missing Susan by Sharyn McCrumb.

The unsinkable Elizabeth MacPherson is on tour, traveling with a charmingly gruesome caravan of Americans visiting England's most famous murder sites. The cantankerous and condescending guide, Rowan Rover, thinks he's shockproof--until a mild-mannered American businessman on his Jack the Ripper walk asks a small favor: since Rowan knows so much about murder, would he mind committing one, for a nice, fat fee?

Surprised at himself, Rowan agrees to eliminate the unsuspecting Susan. It's not that he doesn't have misgivings; he does. But he's already cashed the check; he desperately needs the money; and, well, there are rules about gentlemen's agreements, aren't there?

Enter Elizabeth MacPherson, canny observer and all-around murder spoiler. No would-be assassin needs her on his tail. But there she'll stay until the end of the tour or the completion of Rowan's mission--whichever comes first....

Edgar Award winner Sharyn McCrumb brings you her sixth Elizabeh MacPherson mystery novel.

The Cozy Mystery Book Club: Meeting and Discussion group

The club is for lady boomers 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 the first novel in the Bibliophile Mysteries by Kate Carlisle. Homicide in Hardcover should be a fun read.

The Bibliophile Mysteries is a series of thriller and mystery novels based on the cozy mystery genre. The famous American novelist Kate Carlisle is the author of the novels of the series. The series consists of a total of nine mystery books that were published between the years 2009 and 2015. All the novels in the series are based on the life of the central character named Brooklyn Wainwright living in San Francisco, California. The author Kate Carlisle has described Brooklyn Wainwright as an expert of rare books as well as a skilled surgeon. Throughout the series, Brooklyn gets involved in some or the other mysteries and uses her specials skills and dedication to solve the mysteries and make the city a better place to live once again. Author Kate Carlisle wrote the first novel of the series in the year 2009 and since then has made sure to publish at least one book in the series every year. The series is currently ongoing and author Kate Carlisle has finished writing a few more books in the series. She is busy giving the finishing touches to the further novels of the series, after which she is going to release them later this year and the next year as well.

The main protagonist Brooklyn Wainwright has been described by the author as a bookbinder based in San Francisco, California, apart from being a skillful surgeon. Other than treating her patients with utmost care, Brooklyn makes sure that no book gets damaged in front of her eyes. She is an avid bookbinder and has a vast collection of rare books. With the passage of time, the twisting plots of the series force her to carry out several investigations that become helpful in solving several mysteries around the city of San Francisco. Brooklyn Wainwright’s habit of collecting rare books often lands her in trouble.

The opening plot of the novel introduces Brooklyn Wainwright as a hardcore book lover, who has the habit of collecting the rare books from all parts of the country. If it would have been according to her way of administrating the city of San Francisco, its streets would have been lined with the hardcovers of the rare books all over. Her expertise in the rare book collection had made her a known personality in the city. However, she also had her fair share of bad luck as her mentor was found dead, drowned in the pool of his own blood during the celebration of the restoration of his latest book.

Before dying, the mentor gives a cryptic message to Brooklyn and hands her a supposedly cursed and extremely priceless copy of the book Faust written by author Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe for safekeeping. However, the turn up of the situation seems to be going against Brooklyn as she gets accused of the murder of her mentor and theft of his priceless book. She gets some respite from the British security officer named Derek Stone, who seems to be attractive, but humorless and believes that she might not be the one who has killed her mentor. Derek allows Brooklyn to do the investigation on her own in order clear her name from the crime. Hence, she begins to collect the clues left by her mentor and starts studying them with full dedication so as to restore justice.

The Cozy Mystery Book Club: Meeting and Discussion group

The club is for lady boomers 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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