Wonderlust Mystery Series

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 2020 on a mysterious trip around the world!

The Wonderlust Mystery bookclub meets virtually via Webex - visit https://eu.courses.montana.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=20FWLMYST&publish=ANYWAY to register!

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 17 - In the Woods by Tana French (Ireland)
October 15 - Raven Black by Ann Cleeves (Shetland Island)
November 19 - In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (England)
January 21 - The Honjin Murders by Seishi Yokomizo (Japan)
February 18 - Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon (Italy)
March 18 - The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Denmark)
April 15 - The Lost Man by Jane Harper (Australia)
May 20 - The Woman in the Blue Cloak by Deon Meyer (South Africa)
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). 

Raven Black: Book One of the Shetland Island Mysteries Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312359676
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Published: Minotaur Books - June 24th, 2008

The basis for the hit series "Shetland" now airing on PBS.

Winner of Britain's coveted Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award, Ann Cleeves introduces a dazzling new suspense series to U.S. mystery readers.

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In a Dark, Dark Wood Cover Image
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

The Honjin Murders (Pushkin Vertigo #28) Cover Image
By Seishi Yokomizo, Louise Heal Kawai (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781782275008
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Published: Pushkin Vertigo - August 4th, 2020

One of Japan's greatest classic murder mysteries, introducing their best loved detective, translated into English for the first time

Death at La Fenice: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060740689
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 27th, 2004

Available in paperback for the first time, the first book in the internationally bestselling Guido Brunetti detective series in which a high society murder leads the detective

Beautiful and serene Venice is a city almost devoid of crime.

The Absent One: A Department Q Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142196830
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Published: Dutton - May 7th, 2013

Copenhagen’s Detective Carl Mørck is back and ready for action in the second Department Q novel from the “new ‘it’ boy of Nordic Noir” (The Times, London).

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The Lost Man Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250105707
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Published: Flatiron Books - December 31st, 2019


Two brothers meet in the remote Australian outback when the third brother is found dead, in this stunning new standalone novel from Jane Harper

Brothers Nathan and Bub Bright meet for the first time in months at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback.

The Woman in the Blue Cloak: A Benny Griessel Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802148933
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Published: Grove Press - April 21st, 2020

Internationally acclaimed writer Deon Meyer returns to his beloved Benny Griessel series with a case that combines the disappearance of an Old Masters painting with a grisly murder.