TCPL Book Groups

Have you always wanted to join a book group? Look no further! Whatever your tastes in books, TCPL has a group for you. Mystery? Fantasy or Sci Fi? Join one of our many book groups and enjoy events and conversation with other book group members who love your genre as much as you do!

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Murder By The Book

2017 Meeting Dates

The Murder by the Book Mystery Discussion Group meets every 4th Wednesday, 10:15-11:30 a.m., at the Wyandotte Library. *November 15 Potluck is on the 3rd Wednesday.

Click on the author’s name or series name to search for those books in our catalog.

Full book lists for each author and series can be found at the Fantastic Fiction website.For more information contact Richelle Barman at Title and series suggestions for next year are always welcome.

Date Author & Description
January 25 Donna Leon: Meet Commissario Guido Brunetti in these mysteries set in Venice, Italy
February 22 Walter Mosley: Experience post-WWII Los Angeles in the Easy Rawlins series.
March 22 Adrian McKinty: Explore the politically charged conflicts of 1980s Northern Ireland in the Sean Duffy series.
April 26 Betty Webb: Meet Private Investigator Lena Jones in this series set in Phoenix, Arizona.
May 24 Qiu Xiaolong: Experience contemporary Shanghai in the socially and politically conscious Inspector Chen series.
June 28 Victoria Thompson: Meet midwife Sarah Brandt and cop Frank Malloy in the Gaslight Mysteries set in 19th century New York City.
July 26 Arnaldur Indridason: Investigate gloomy murders in Iceland with Detective Erlendur Sveinsson.
August 23 Susan Hill: Discuss small town crime in the Simon Serrailler series set in England.
September 27 Dennis Lehane: Meet Boston PIs Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro and historical beat cop Joe Coughlin in these two gritty series.
October 25 Laurie R. King: Investigate crimes in early 20th century England with Sherlock Holmes and his protégé, Mary Russell.
November 15* Martin Walker: Experience scenic St. Denis, France with Chief of Police Bruno Courreges.


Looking for something interesting to read and someone to discuss it with?

Join us at the Eclectic Book Group on the third Thursday of the month, from 10-11:30 am. Contact librarian Elizabeth Coolman if you have questions (429-0177).

Date Book Title Author
August 17 Born a Crime Trevor Noah
September 21 Panther In the Sky James Alexander Thom
October 19 Confessions of Nat Turner William Clary Styron
November 16 The Muralist B.A. Shapiro
January 18 Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance
February 15 Founding Mothers Cokie Roberts
March 16 The Last Painting of Sara De Vos Dominic Smith
April 19 Year Zero: A History of 1945 Ian Buruma
May 17 Last Bus to Wisdom Ivan Doig
June 21 Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier


Meets the third Friday of each month, 10:30 a.m.

Join us around the fireplace to discuss a wide variety of books and authors. Copies are available for checkout at the information desk.
Date Book Title Author
January 20 A Week in Winter Maeve Bincy
Feburary 17 The Woman in Cabin 10 Ruth Ware
March 17 Serena Ron Rash
April 21 The Girl In the Red Coat Kate Hamer
May 19 A Mother’s Reckoning  Sue Klebold
June 16 Black Rabbit Hall Eve Chase
July 21 Wildwater Walking Club Clair Cook
August 18 News of the World Paulettee Jiles
September 15 The Supremes at Earl’s All You Can Eat Edward Kelsey Moore
October 20 The Night Strangers Chris Bohjalian
November 17 Under the Harrow Flynn Berry
December 15 In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash Jean Shepherd


Join us at the Wyandotte Branch at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month as we discuss fantasy and science fiction.

Each month we choose a particular author, read some of their books, and then chat about them. Have questions? Contact group leader Sarah Brown at the Wyandotte Library, 765-447-4774 or

Date Author
April 11th Jim Butcher
May 9th Ilona Andrews
June 13th Cassandra Clare
July 11th John Flanagan
August 8th Brandon Sanderson
September 12th Anne McCaffrey
October 10th Charlaine Harris
November 14th Karen Marie Moning
December 12th Elizabeth Bear