Mystery Book Club

If you enjoy a good mystery, cozy or otherwise, why not join us on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. for conversation and socializing. All are welcome! We currently meet via Zoom. If you would like to join in, please register via SignupGenius here or send an e-mail to registrations@boontonholmeslibrary.org, and we will send you your Zoom invite.

Upcoming Titles

September 20

Killing Time in Ocean City by Jane Kelley

After being jolted from a sound sleep by police early in her vacation, Meg Daniels discovers that her former boss at Markshell Publications, D.K. Bascombe, has turned up dead near her rented beach house in Ocean City, New Jersey. A series of suspicious circumstances turns Meg into a prime suspect in his murder, and the evidence against her seems to be mounting every minute. Along the way the action shifts from Ocean City to Atlantic City to the Pine Barrens, with Meg frantically hunting for answers while she herself becomes a target of the killer.

October 18

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to “help people with problems in their lives.” Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witchdoctors.

November 15

The Shape Shifter by Tony Hillerman

Joe Leaphorn return to solve an old case of Joe’s―his “last case,” unsolved and haunting him. And with Chee and Bernie on their honeymoon, Leaphorn is on his own. The case involved a priceless Navajo rug gone missing. Now, years later, Leaphorn is picking up the threads of a crime he’d thought impossible to solve. Hillerman is at the top of his form in this atmospheric and stunning novel.


December 20

Spider Woman's Daughter (Leaphorn  & Chee, #19)

Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman (Leaphorn & Chee #19)

Legendary tribal sleuths Leaphorn and Chee are back! The supremely talented daughter of New York Times bestselling mystery author Tony Hillerman continues the popular series with this fresh new Navajo Country mystery-her debut novel-filled with captivating lore, startling suspense, bold new characters, vivid color, and rich atmosphere It happened in an instant: After a breakfast with colleagues, Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manualito saw a truck squeal into the parking lot and heard a crack of gunfire. When the dust cleared, someone very close to her was lying on the asphalt in a pool of blood.

October – December:  TBD