Join fellow readers for the first meeting of the Cozy Mystery Book Club at the Lopez Library. This is a 3-month program, meeting on the 4th Thursday of the months of January, February and March, to discuss a cozy mystery book.

This discussion will be about “The Secret, Book and Scone Society” (Book 1) by Ellery Adams. The book is available in paperback at the Library, and through online streaming through the Library apps: hoopla and Libby/Overdrive.

In the mystery book genre, a “cozy” is a traditional whodunit where the focus is on an amateur sleuth in a small, self-contained community. This kind of mystery is distinguished by what it doesn’t have―no graphic violence, intimacy, or language―the emphasis is on the clues and characters. Plus, cozies often have a “hook,” a peek into a place, profession, or hobby that engages the reader by teaching them something new. Since we are a library, all the cozies we will be discussing have a literary hook, with either a main character who is an author, a book-club featured in the plot, and/or a setting in a bookstore or a library. Discussions will be facilitated by a library staff-member, and thematic treats and tea will be available.