HOLMES & CO. Mystery Lovers Book Group

Wednesday, June 19
4pm in the Activity Room
Our book for June is Though Not Dead: a Kate Shugak novel by Dana Stabenow. The residents of Alaska’s largest national park are stunned by the death of one of their oldest members, 87 year old
Old Sam Dementieff, even private investigator Kate Shugak.  Sam was especially close to Kate, his niece, but even she is surprised to discover that in his will he’s left her everything, including a letter instructing her simply to, “find my father.”  Easier said than done, since Sam’s father is something of a mystery. An outsider, he disappeared shortly after learning about Sam’s existence, taking with him a priceless tribal artifact, a Russian icon.
Wednesday, July 17
4pm in the Activity Room
Our book for July is Mallory’s Oracle by Carol O’Connell. The investigation of a series of murders of wealthy, elderly women from the Gramercy Park area intensifies when Louis Markowitz, the head of the NYPD Special Crimes Section, is found dead with the third victim. Kathleen Mallory, his adopted daughter and a policewoman assigned to office duty, is beautiful, intelligent, fiercely independent, and obsessed with finding the killer. Mallory’s computer skills supplement the street-survival savvy she learned before her adoption and the “wall” of clues and case details left by Markowitz. All of this leads her to seances, magic acts, dysfunctional families, insider trading, and, eventually, the knowledge her father had at his death. Mallory is the major, but not the only, complex and successfully realized character to emerge in this skillfull debut, which has the international publishing world’s attention.
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