Wonderlust Mystery Series

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The Wonderlust Mystery Series is a book discussion program where readers search for clues, solve puzzles, and catch the bad guys within the wide world of mystery novels. Join us in Fall 2019 on a fog-bound journey to the British Isles, including England, Ireland, Scotland, and the Hebrides. British mystery novels frequently feature brooding detectives, as well as menacing landscapes and weather. We will delve into police procedurals as well as thrillers set in locations that range from the streets of London to the countryside of Yorkshire. 

Meets on Thursdays, from noon to 1pm at Country Bookshelf. Participants must acquire their own books. They are available through Country Bookshelf.

Discussion Leader - Wendy Blake is a bookseller at the Country Bookshelf. She loves to read mysteries and recommend them to her customers. Wendy has A B.S. in Biology from University of Wisconsin, a M.S. in Genetics from the University of Colorado, and a law degree from the University of Houston. 

Wonderlust is for people who want to continue learning throughout their lives. To learn more about Wonderlust or to become a member visit montanawonderlust.org

Meeting Dates:
September 19: Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
October 17: Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James
November 21: Gallows View by Peter Robinson
January 16: A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie
February 20: Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill
March 19: In the Woods by Tana French
April 16: Blackhouse by Peter May
May 21: In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries #4) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062073563
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 1st, 2011

Voted by the British Crime Writers’ Association as the "Best Crime Novel of all Time"

Hercule Poirot comes out of retirement in one of Agatha Christie’s ten favorite novels, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (Cordelia Gray Mystery #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743219556
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Published: Scribner - April 17th, 2001

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman introduces bestselling mystery author P.D. James’s courageous but vulnerable young detective, Cordelia Gray, in a “top-rated puzzle of peril that holds you all the way” (The New York Times).

Handsome Cambridge dropout Mark Callender died hanging by the neck with a faint trace of lipstick on his mouth.

Gallows View: The First Inspector Banks Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062009388
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 26th, 2016

A Share in Death (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060534387
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Published: Avon - August 26th, 2003

A week's holiday in a luxurious Yorkshire time-share is just whatScotland Yard's Superintendent Duncan Kincaid needs. But the discovery of a body floating in the whirlpool bath ends Kincaid's vacation before it's begun. One of his new acquaintances at Followdale House is dead; another is a killer.

The Various Haunts of Men: A Simon Serrailler Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9781590200278
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 1st, 2008

In the Woods: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143113492
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2008

The bestselling debut, with over a million copies sold, that launched Tana French, author of the forthcoming novel The Searcher and “the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years” (The Washington Post). 

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ISBN: 9781623659998
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Published: Quercus - August 5th, 2014

Nominated for the Barry Award Best Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade

The first book in an enthralling mystery series from award-winning author Peter May.

"A WRITER I WOULD FOLLOW TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH." --Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

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ISBN: 9781501112331
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - April 19th, 2016


An NPR Best Book of the Year * An Entertainment Weekly Summer Books Pick * A Buzzfeed “31 Books to Get Excited About this Summer&rdquo