Mar 252017
 

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, April 1 at 10:30 AM – April Fool Dead by Carolyn Hart- Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “Death is no joke on Broward’s Rock, though reading about deadly doings remains as popular a pastime as ever for citizens of the stormy South Carolina sea island. Annie Darling has conceived of an ingenious promotional scheme to draw customers into her Death on Demand bookshop for the upcoming in-store appearance by world-class mystery author Emma Clyde. Offering a free book to anyone who can solve a series of clues about popular whodunits, Annie and hubby Max pass out their flyers all over town. But an April Fool prankster is distributing a counterfeit flyer, supposedly devised by the Darlings, offering clues to several lethal local “accidents” that have occurred lately — including the drowning of Ms. Clyde’s own husband — complete with not-so-vague accusations of murder.”

Community Book Group

Monday,April 10 at 11:15 AM – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood – where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned and, though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.”

Paranormal Book Group

Saturday, April 29 at 10:30 AM –  Dracula by Bram Stoker – Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client and his castle. Soon afterwards, a number of disturbing incidents unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby; strange puncture marks appear on a young woman’s neck; and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the imminent arrival of his ‘Master’. In the ensuing battle of wits between the sinister Count Dracula and a determined group of adversaries, Bram Stoker created a masterpiece of the horror genre, probing deeply into questions of human identity and sanity, and illuminating dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire “

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