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Passport to Mystery: English Mystery Club

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Continuing from the fall session, all aboard for the next leg of our tour around the world, with Japan, Mexico, and Sri Lanka! Join us the third Tuesday of each month until June 2024, where we will discuss a title set in a different country and/or written by a foreign author.

When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format. When you pick up your copy, you will receive a Reader's Passport to keep with you for the year, in which you may keep notes as you read, draw something from the book that has inspired you, or bring up points you'd like to discuss during the meeting.

At every meeting you attend, bring your "passport" to have it stamped. We hope to see you well-traveled by summer 2024!

Passport to Mystery

The Passport to Mystery book club explores authors and their mysteries from other countries. Next up in 2024: Japan, Mexico, and Sri Lanka!

  • A Death in Tokyo

    A Death in Tokyo

    A Mystery

    By Higashino, Keigo
    In January we land in Japan, where a stabbing victim is found under the Nihonbashi bridge, where stands a statue of a "kirin", a Japanese mythic beast. When another man is found with the victim's wallet, the search begins to figure out the link between the two, and why the victim made such an effort to drag himself to Nihonbashi bridge to die.
  • Mexican Gothic

    Mexican Gothic

    By Moreno-Garcia, Silvia
    February brings us to Mexico, where debutante Noemi Taboada has received a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom.
  • The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida

    The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida

    A Novel

    By Karunatilaka, Shehan
    March is for Maali Almeida, a closeted Sri Lankan photojournalist who finds himself brutally murdered. His afterlife guide informs him that he only seven moons in which to lead the loves of his life to photos that will change Sri Lanka forever.
  • The Therapist

    The Therapist

    By Paris, B. A.
    First on the itinerary for September, we have a visit to the gated community known as The Circle, located in the UK. B.A. Paris is a Franco-British writer, and "The Therapist" is her sixth novel.
  • The Darkness Knows

    The Darkness Knows

    By Arnaldur Indriðason
    Heading north to Iceland in October, a retired detective is called to investigate new evidence on a cold case. "The Darkness Knows" is the first in Arnaldur's Detective Konrad series.
  • The Silent Patient

    The Silent Patient

    By Michaelides, Alex
    November's stop: Cyprus, home of Alex Michaelides. In a psychiatric hospital, a famous artist has gone mute after inexplicably killing her husband.
  • Firekeeper's Daughter
    Spend December in Ojibwe territory, with Angeline Boulley's debut novel. A young half-Ojibwe woman witnesses her friend's murder and becomes involved in the FBI's investigation into a new drug.