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Graham Public Library
A group of readers who enjoy reading and discussing books. We read a variety of novels but many of them lean towards mystery & suspense. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the desk.
For more information call 336-570-6730.
Recently Read Titles
Burial Rites by
Set against Iceland's stark landscape, the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. But as Agnes's death looms, the farmer's wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they've heard.
The Piano Teacher by
Miss Wilma, the resident organist and piano teacher in the small Southern village of Swan's Knob has enough on her plate already, thank you very much, what with preparing the music for Lily Mae Strong's wedding extravaganza and fending off the pesterings of perennial bachelor Roy, who's got himself all worked up over plans for the July Fourth celebration that's months away. But when her prodigal daughter Sarah returns with her young granddaughter Starling in tow, what can she do but enjoy the blessing of their unexpected visit? That is until Sarah's absentee husband Harper shows up on Miss Wilma's front porch a few short hours after a murder shakes the small community-and just two steps ahead of Jonah Branch, the longhaired stranger from Santa Fe who's become the number one suspect in the case. Suddenly, Miss Wilma's blessing begins to look more like a house full of trouble ...
Desolate Angel by
First in a series that takes readers into a new dimension in detective stories. He was once a second-rate cop, a mediocre husband, and an absent father. But ever since he was killed in a drug bust gone bad, Kevin Fahey's been a lost soul in limbo. Until he encounters a dead victim whose murder he thought he solved, a girl who points him to a fresh body. And Fahey realizes he imprisoned the wrong man-and the true killer is still on the loose.
The Spellman Files by
Meet Izzy Spellman, a 28-year-old private eye working for her familys investigative business--a family that puts the fun in dysfunctional--in this irresistible, laugh-out-loud debut novel.
The Story of Arthur Truluv by
Truluv is a moving novel about three people who have lost the person they love most, and must find their way back to happiness. Arthur, a widower, meets Maddy, an angry and friendless teenage girl, while visiting his late wife at the cemetary, where he goes every day for lunch. Against all odds, the two strike up a friendship that pulls them out of a serious rut. They band together with Arthur's nosy neighbor Lucille, to create lives that are truly worth living.
The Girl Who Chased the Moon by
Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother's life. But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew--a reclusive, real-life gentle giant--she realizes that mysteries aren't solved in Mullaby, they're a way of life.
A collaborative effort by twenty-one writers includes two novellas--"The Chopin Manuscript," in which Harold Middleton discovers that a Chopin score holds a deadly secret, and "The Copper Bracelet," which finds Harold drawn into a plot that could lead to war.
The Round House by
When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, fourteen-year-old Joe Coutts sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.
Interred with Their Bones by
On the eve of the Globe's production of Hamlet, Shakespeare scholar and the theater director Kate Stanley's eccentric mentor Rosalind Howard gives her a mysterious box, claiming to have made a groundbreaking discovery. But before she can reveal it to Kate, the Globe burns to the ground and Roz is found dead ... murdered precisely in the manner of Hamlet's father.
The Dry by
A small town hides big secrets. After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke's steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn't tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead. Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there's more to Luke's death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets.
They Did It with Love by
Secrets lurk under the smooth surface of a wealthy Connecticut neighborhood, until a murder reveals all Sofie and her husband have left Manhattan in search of a more tranquil life in the suburbs. But when a member of Sofie's new neighborhood book club turns up dead, things get messy. She discovers that everybody has something to hide.
novels@nite book group usually meets the fourth Monday of the Month at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting through Zoom. All in-person programs currently suspended due to COVID restrictions.
Books Discussed 2020
The Alto Wore Tweed by
St. Germaine is a quiet little town in the mountains of North Carolina. Quiet until Hayden Konig, a full-time police detective, part-time Episcopal choirmaster and aspiring whodunit novelist, begins his opus amidst murder and hilarious mayhem at St. Barnabas Church.
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