Supper Sleuths, a mystery discussion group, meets every second Tuesday evening at 6:00pm to discuss mysteries of every genre and type. Feel free to bring your own snack or brown bag lunch with you to the meeting.
The next Supper Sleuths Discussion takes place June 11, 2013 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the Lecture Hall where the group will discuss any and all mystery books chosen by each group member.
Potluck begins at 5:45pm. Please sign up with the group leader if you have not done so.
Feel free to read from your personal backlog, the new or older Mystery books in the library, or from our previous Supper Sleuths lists. Anything goes—just read a mystery!
REVIEWING STRATEGY (For Thematic or Free Read Choices.)
When preparing your “reviews,” think about how well the author creates the characters, the setting, the plot, and the tone of the book. Please give a very quick overview of the plot—one or two sentences. Leave the secondary plots out of the review unless they really matter. Do not disclose “spoilers”—the ending or some other integral facet of character development or plot. The rest of the “review” can be responses to how well the author does his or her job to craft this particular story. Describe what you enjoyed. Express what you did not enjoy. Has the author written a predictable plot or character? Did you laugh? Did you care? Was the story too violent? Was the violence or crime unnecessarily graphic? Is there romance? Would you read this author again? Is it part of a series? Should you read the series in order? Does this title/author remind you of any other authors you have read?
2013 April Free Read
2013 February Free Read
Previous Supper Sleuths Lists.
SCHEDULE for 2013 – 2015 Supper Sleuths
- September 10, 2013 Author as Detective: Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca &
Joanna Challis’s du Maurier series
- October 8, 2013 Everyone Reads One Title: William Landay’s Defending Jacob
- November 12, 2013 New England Mysteries
- December 10, 2013 Free Read & Potluck
- January 14, 2014 Asian Mysteries including Japan
- February 11, 2014 Free Read
- March 11, 2014 Australian & New Zealand Crime Fiction
- April 8, 2014 Sidekicks: From Lula to Barbara Havers to Dr. Watson
- May 13, 2014 Classic Title: Josephine Tey’s The Daughter of Time
- June 10, 2014 Free Read & Potluck
- September 9, 2014 The Code Detectives: Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch &
Ian Rankin’s John Rebus
- October 14, 2014 Everyone Reads One Title: Tom Franklin’s
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
- *November 4, 2014 True Crime Classics Re-Do (Truth is Stranger than Fiction)
*This is the first Tuesday of the month—due to Veteran’s Day the second week in November.
- December 9, 2014 Free Read & Potluck
- January 13, 2015 Young Adult Mysteries
- February 10, 2015 Post World War I Mysteries from Downton Abbey era– written then and about
- March 10, 2015 Prize-Winners Re-Do II
- April 14, 2015 Free Read & Ballot for 2015-2017
May 12, 2015 Classic Title: Lawrence Saunders’ The First Deadly Sin
- June 9, 2015 Free Read & Potluck
- September 8, 2015 The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allen Poe, and
the Invention of Murder, Nonfiction, with Edgar Allen Poe’s short stories:
“Murders in the Rue Morgue” & “Mystery of Marie Roget.”
- October 13, 2015 Everyone Reads One Title: To Be Announced.
- November 10, 2015 Topic to be Announced.
- December 8, 2015 Free Read & Potluck