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. The current series is focused on The P.I. or private eye novel, a subgenre of the mystery novel, featuring tough guys and gals who are looking for trouble. Some may be ex-cops, some just fall into the profession accidentally, but all are smart cookies who usually get their man (or woman!). We’ll discuss the differences between classic and modern P.I.s, and guys versus gals as protagonists, plus anything else that participants want to talk about!
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
January 17 - Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
February 21 - A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
March 21 - Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
April 18 - Indemnity Only by Sarah Paretsky
May 16 - Cukoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
A coolly glittering gem of detective fiction that has haunted three generations of readers, from one of the greatest mystery writers of all time.
READ THE SENSATIONAL BLOCKBUSTER THAT STARTED IT ALL!
Take it from the top in #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton's knockout thriller that introduced detective Kinsey Millhone—and a hot new attitude—to crime fiction…
Devil in a Blue Dress, a defining novel in Walter Mosley’s bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series, was adapted into a TriStar Pictures film starring Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins and Don Cheadle as Mouse.
Set in the late 1940s, in the African-American community of Watts, Los Angeles, Devil in a Blue Dress follows Easy Rawlins, a black war veteran just fired from his
Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble. But trouble is Chicago private eye V.I. Warshwski's specialty. Her client says he's the prominent banker, John Thayer. Turns out he's not. He says his son's girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. Turns out that's not her real name.
A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.
After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.