Great Reads Book Club

The Great Reads book club meets the third Saturday of each month at 11 AM in the Marshall library boardroom.

There is no pressure… just a chance to share your opinions or listen in as others share theirs.

Copies of each month’s title will be available at the front desk of the library for book club participants. You may also request a copy via the catalog. Please contact the library if you would like to join us!

If you have questions, you can call the library at 507-537-7003 or email us at library@marshalllyonlibrary.org.


2019 Times and Titles

 

19 October 2019

The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos

Gus Ramone is “good police,” a former Internal Affairs investigator now working homicide for the city’s Violent Crime branch. His new case involves the death of a local teenager named Asa whose body has been found in a local community garden.The murder unearths intense memories of a case Ramone worked as a patrol cop twenty years earlier, when he and his partner, Dan “Doc” Holiday, assisted a legendary detective named T. C. Cook. The series of murders, all involving local teenage victims, was never solved. In the years since, Holiday has left the force under a cloud of morals charges, and now finds work as a bodyguard and driver. Cook has retired, but he has never stopped agonizing about the “Night Gardener” killings.The new case draws the three men together on a grim mission to finish the work that has haunted them for years

16 November 2019

Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry

It is not the custom for the commander of Special Branch to receive a royal summons—so Thomas Pitt knows it must be for a matter of the gravest importance. The body of Sir John Halberd, the Queen’s confidant, has been found in the shallow water of the Serpentine in Hyde Park, bearing the evidence of a fatal blow to the head

Commander Pitt must navigate the corridors of power with the utmost discretion and stealth, for it seems certain that Sir John’s killer is a member of the upper classes.

19 December 2019

Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King

The last thing Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, need is to help an old friend with her mad and missing aunt.

Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in one asylum after another, since the loss of her brother and father in the Great War. And although her mental state seemed to be improving, she’s now disappeared after an outing from Bethlem Royal Hospital. Russell wants nothing to do with the case—but she can’t say no.  To track down the vanished woman, she brings to the fore her deductive instincts and talent for subterfuge and her husbands legendary prowess.

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