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.
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!
Check out Supper Sleuths web page for the previous lists: http://www.wakefieldlibrary.org/supper-sleuths-free-reads/
Because we usually have a crowd for the Free Read, everyone will have five minutes to “review” one title. If you bring more than one title to the discussion; let me know, and if there is time you can mention it when everyone has talked about one book each.
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?
SCHEDULE for 2017 Supper Sleuths
2017 Schedule to be announced after balloting in November 2016.
- May 9, 2017 Classic Author: Everyone Reads Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse series
- June 13, 2017 Free Read & Potluck
- September 12, 2017 Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White and The Moonstone