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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 Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers. The book was first published in 1935 and is considered Sayers's best of the Lord Peter Wimsy books. Harriet Vane returns with trepidation to her alma mater, Shrewsbury College, Oxford to attend the Gaudy dinner. Expecting hostility because of her notoriety (she had stood trial for murder in an earlier novel, Strong Poison), she is surprised to be welcomed warmly by the dons, and rediscovers her old love of the academic life. Harriet's short stay is, however, marred by her discovery of a sheet of paper with an offensive drawing, and a poison pen message referring to her as a "dirty murderess". Some time later the Dean of Shrewsbury writes to ask for her help. There has been an outbreak of vandalism and anonymous letters, and fearing for the college's reputation if this becomes public knowledge, the Dean wants someone to investigate confidentially. Harriet, herself a victim of poison-pen letters since her trial, reluctantly agrees, and returns to spend some months in residence, ostensibly to do research on Sheridan Le Fanu and to assist a don with her book. As she wrestles with the case, trying to narrow down the list of suspects who might be responsible for poison-pen messages, obscene graffiti, wanton vandalism including the destruction of a set of scholarly proofs, and the crafting of vile effigies, she is forced to examine her ambivalent feelings about Wimsey. For those of you who want a reference for the Latin used in the novel: https://owlcation.com/humanities/latin-dorothy-sayers-gaudy-night

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 And Then There were None by Agatha Christie. Agatha Christie published the world's best-selling mystery novel in 1939. And Then There Were None tells the story of ten people who were lured onto Indian Island by a man named U. N. Owen. Once all ten people were in the house on the island, the story picks up when Anthony Marston is poisoned At this meeting we'll use clues to solve our own mini mystery besides talking about our book selection.

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 Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davison. Goldy Schulz is thrilled to be catering a holiday breakfast feast for the staff of the Aspen Meadow Library. But little does she know that on the menu, alongside the Great Expectations Grapefruit, Chuzzlewit Cheese Pie, and Bleak House Bars, is a large helping of murder. While setting up at the library, Goldy spots a woman lurking in the stacks who bears a striking resemblance to Sandee Brisbane—the Sandee Brisbane who killed Goldy's ex-husband, the Jerk. But Sandee is supposed to be dead. Or so everyone believes. Goldy's suspicions mount when the body of Drew Wellington, a former district attorney, is found in a corner of the library with a map worth thousands of dollars stashed in his clothing. She's convinced that Sandee is involved. But the holiday madness is only just beginning for Goldy. Soon she's drawn into the dangerous, double-crossing world of high-end map dealing. And like the ghost of Christmas past, Sandee keeps making an appearance. Could she be out to prove that revenge is sweet? ***Let's exchange recipes for our favorite holiday sweet at this meeting besides talking about our book selection!***

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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