Book Club Meetings

CSI:Madison - Farewell, My Lovely

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2005 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Marlowe's about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves, another murder, a fortune-teller, a couple more murders, and more corruption than your average graveyard.Chandler is not only the best writer of hardboiled PI stories, he's one of the 20th century's top scribes, period.

CSI:Madison - The Galton Case

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Almost twenty years have passed since Anthony Galton disappeared, along with a suspiciously streetwise bride and several thousand dollars of his family's fortune. Now Anthony's mother wants him back and has hired Lew Archer to find him. What turns up is a headless skeleton, a boy who claims to be Galton's son, and a con game whose stakes are so high that someone is still willing to kill for them.

CSI:Madison - No Country for Old Men

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

In 1980 southwest Texas, Llewelyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, stumbles across several dead men, a bunch of heroin and $2.4 million in cash. The bulk of the novel is a gripping man-on-the-run sequence relayed in terse, masterful prose as Moss, who's taken the money, tries to evade Wells, an ex-Special Forces agent employed by a powerful cartel, and Chigurh, an icy psychopathic murderer armed with a cattle gun and a dangerous philosophy of justice.

CSI:Madison - City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Ride down Woodward Avenue into the Motor City, toward a deadly show-down between dedicated homicide detective Raymond Cruz and a psychopathic murderer, "Oklahoma Wildman" Clement Mansell, who picked the wrong town to kill someone, even if it was only a crooked judge.

CSI:Madison - The Shape of Water

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Early one morning, Silvio Lupanello is found dead in his car, parked in a rough part of Vigàta frequented by prostitutes and drug dealers. As the news of his death spreads, the rumors begin. Enter Inspector Salvo Montalbano, Vigàta's most respected detective. Montalbano goes into battle against the powerful and the corrupt who are determined to block his path to the real killer. A funny and fast-paced Sicilian page-turner.

CSI:Madison - Black and Blue

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

In this excellent entry in the John Rebus series, the Edinburgh police detective has a lot on his plate: an oil-rig worker has been sadistically murdered (or has he?), a television news series has prompted an inquiry into one of Rebus' earlier cases, and--worst of all--a serial killer is on the loose. In the 1960s, a real-life killer called Bible John stalked Glasgow, and to this day, no one knows his true identity.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Bimbos of the Death Sun

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2007 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The guest of honor at the annual Rubicon science fiction and fantasy convention is bestselling author Appin Dungannon -- a tiny man with a towering ego, who reviles his fans as much as they revere him. But finally rubbing the wrong person the wrong way gets Dungannon done in. Is the mystery whodunit -- or who wouldn't?

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Grass

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Generations in the future, when humanity has spread to other planets and Earth is ruled by Sanctity, a dour, coercive religion that looks to resurrection of the body by storing cell samples of its communicants, a plague is threatening to wipe out mankind. The only planet that seems to be spared is Grass, so-called because that is virtually all that grows there.

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Princess of Mars

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

John Carter, a gentleman from Virginia and a Civil War veteran, unexpectedly finds himself on to the red planet, scene of continuing combat among rival tribes. Captured by a band of six-limbed, green-skinned savage giants called Tharks, Carter soon is accorded all the honor of a chieftain after it's discovered that his muscles, accustomed to Earth's greater gravity, now give him a decided advantage in strength. (#1 in the The Martian Series)

Bailey Cove Sci-Fi: Quantum Rose

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Kamoj Argali is the young ruler of an impoverished province on a backward planet. To keep her people from starving, she has agreed to marry Jax Ironbridge, the boorish and brutal ruler of a prosperous province. But before Argali and Ironbridge are wed, a mysterious stranger from a distant planet sweeps in and forces Kamoj into marriage, throwing her world into utter chaos.

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