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Passport to Mystery: English Mystery Club

Notepad, camera, and magnifying glass on old map

All aboard for the final leg of our tour around the world, with Sweden, Nigeria, and Spain! Join us the third Tuesday of each month 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. This is the last chance to get your Reader's Passport stamped before the summer!

Passport to Mystery

The Passport to Mystery book club explores authors and their mysteries from other countries. Last stops for 2024: Sweden, Nigeria, and Spain!

  • Red Queen

    Red Queen

    By Gómez-Jurado, Juan
    The final stop on our tour around the world: Spain. A disgraced police officer in Bilbao must convince gifted forensic crime specialist Antonia Scott to emerge from her trauma-induced isolation to solve a brutal series of murders. The first in Gómez-Jurado's Antonia Scott trilogy.
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer

    My Sister, the Serial Killer

    A Novel

    By Braithwaite, Oyinkan
    We land in Nigeria in May! Realizing that her beautiful, beloved younger sister has murdered yet another boyfriend, an embittered Nigerian woman works to direct suspicion away from the family, until a handsome doctor she fancies asks for her sister's number.
  • The Gilded Cage

    The Gilded Cage

    By Läckberg, Camilla
    April's journey: Sweden, where Faye Adelheim's seemingly perfect life starts to fall to pieces. Who is Faye, really?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.