Madison Murder Mystery Ink

Madison Murder, Ink.: Pale Horse Coming

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

In 1951, the disappearance of Sam Vincent, who was investigating a prison for violent African American convicts in Thebes, Mississippi, draws Earl Swagger into a confrontation with a town guarded by a private army of brutal, Klan-type thugs and rednecks.

Madison Murder, Ink: Bury Your Dead

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Taking leave during Quebec's Winter Carnival after a case gone wrong, a disgruntled Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is unable to avoid assisting a politically-charged investigation involving a historian's murder during a search for a famous figure's burial site.

Madison Murder Ink.: The Barbed-Wire Kiss

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Retiring from the police force after being shot, Harry Rane intervenes for a friend who has become indebted to a local crime boss, and discovers that the mobster is married to Harry's ex-girlfriend and the mother of his child.

Madison Murder Ink.: The Day of the Jackal

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The Jackal. A tall, blond Englishman with opaque, gray eyes. A killer at the top of his profession. A man unknown to any secret service in the world. An assassin with a contract to kill the world's most heavily guarded man. One man with a rifle who can change the course of history. One man whose mission is so secretive not even his employers know his name. And as the minutes count down to the final act of execution, it seems that there is no power on earth that can stop the Jackal.

Madison Murder Ink.: The Boy in the Suitcase

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Red Cross nurse Nina Borg is drawn into Copenhagen's brutal underworld when she becomes the unwitting caretaker of a three-year-old boy who may be a victim of child trafficking.

Madison Murder, Ink.: The Broken Shore

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Shaken by a recent scrape with death, big-city detective Joe Cashin is posted to a quiet town in on the Australian coast. But soon the whole community is thrown into unrest by the murder of a local philanthropist, a man with some very disturbing secrets. The Broken Shore is a brilliantly intricate crime procedural, and a moving novel about a place, a family, politics, and power.

Madison Murder, Ink.: The Poacher's Son

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm


Set in the wilds of Maine, this is an explosive tale of an estranged son thrust into the hunt for a murderous fugitive—-his own father.

Madison Murder, Ink.: Rogue Island

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Winner of the 2011 Edgar Award for Best First Novel

Madison Murder, Ink.: Mr. Peanut

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm

David Pepin has been in love with his wife, Alice, since the moment they met in a university seminar on Alfred Hitchcock. After thirteen years of marriage, he still can’t imagine a remotely happy life without her—yet he obsessively contemplates her demise. Soon she is dead, and David is both deeply distraught and the prime suspect.

Madison Murder, Ink. : Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Now the Edgar Award-winning author returns with his most accomplished and resonant novel so far—an atmospheric drama set in rural Mississippi. In the late 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas "32" Jones were boyhood pals. Their worlds were as different as night and day: Larry, the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, single black mother. Yet for a few months the boys stepped outside of their circumstances and shared a special bond. But then tragedy struck: Larry took a girl on a date to a drive-in movie, and she was never heard from again.

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