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Cozy Mystery Discussion: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Join Lludmila Mirrikh Monday, February 20 at 11 am PST or Tuesday, February 21 at 5 pm PST for a discussion of the southern mystery novel, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin.

There was never any proof that Scary Larry killed that young woman – her body was never found – but now another young woman has gone missing. The only person who seems to give Larry the benefit of the doubt is the town constable, but he won’t say why.

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Posted by on February 14, 2012 in book discussion, Cozy Mysteries


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Cozy Mystery for May: Agatha Christie

For May’s Cozy Mystery, Lludmila has chosen an Agatha Christie classic, The Seven Dials Mystery. The discussions will be held on Monday, May 30 at 11 am and on Tuesday, May 31 at 6 pm at the Bookstacks Pub.

When a practical joke involving eight alarm clocks turns into murder, the case is taken up by Bundle Brent and Jimmy Thesiger. With the help of Bill Eversleigh they discover that the Seven Dials Club is not only a nightclub but also the headquarters of a Secret Society. To track down the murderer Bundle must first decide just which side the members of the Society are on …

Start reading now so you can participate in the discussion!

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Posted by on May 1, 2011 in book discussion, Bookstacks News


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The Spellman Files

Spellmans display at Metaverse BooksKathy stands by the Spellman Files display at Metaverse Books.

The Cozy Mystery Discussion for June is The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz.  The Spellmans are a family of private investigators who can’t break the habit of surveillance, even in the case of their own family members (many of whom deserve it).  While investigating a cold case of a disappearance, another family member disappears.  Are these connected?  Is there a tragedy in the midst of this comedy?  Find out!  Then come and discuss it with us – or any of the other Spellman stories – Monday, 28 June at 11 am PST at the Pub in Awen.  This promises to be great fun!

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Posted by on June 4, 2010 in Awen, book discussion, Cozy Mysteries, events


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Upcoming Bookstacks Events

OK, I’ve been a slacker on posting to the blog this week. I apologize and promise to do better. Really, I do. That said, here are the upcoming events for Bookstacks.


Noon – Book Trivia: High Life and Low Lives

What high life and low lifes have you read about?  Simeon will try to challenge your memory (and googling skill) this Saturday at noon when he asks questions about that very topic.  Limber up your fingers, as the fastest with the right answers will win the 500L prize… Dress to suit the topic and you could win another 500L for doing so.

6:00 p.m. – Musical Guest: HatHead Rickenbacker

HatHead has played Bookstacks before, but this is his first performance at Bookstacks Isle. He performs on keyboards, creating rich tapestries of music and sound in real time, every performance exploring new fusions of jazz, blues, electronica and world music.


11:00 a.m. – Book Discussion: Books & Food

From Proust’s madelines to Fast Food Nation, food is a favorite topic of writers and readers. On Sunday, share you food and reading experiences. Feel free to bring favorite recipes on a notecard, and I’ll share them with the group after I’ve collected them all.

3:00 p.m. – Poetry Libre Open Mic

As always, Serene Bechir and Leonard Zimring lead a trust band of poets through the open mic experience. New poets and old friends share their work, and everyone is welcome.


11:00 a.m. – Cozy Mystery Discussion: Death of a Charming Man (M.C. Beaton)

Lludmila Mirrikh will lead a discussion of our first Cozy Mystery reading group. Please note the time should be conducive to our European members.


4:00 p.m. – By Whitman, Bi-Weekly

Kghia Gherardi hosts a continuing discussion of Walt Whitman’s 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass. This week the discussion focuses on the first 100 lines of Song of Myself. Please join Kghia at the Caledon Library & Welcome Centre and join in this lively talk.

Next week, more book trivia, a Sunday Social, the Paranormal Book Group will be discussion An Interview with a Vampire, and we have an Off the Shelf taping with JJ Drinkwater and Dulcie Mills.

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Posted by on May 15, 2009 in events, trivia


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