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Book 'Em Mystery Readers Discussion Group
The history of Book 'Em
Book 'Em began in January of 1995 with the reading of the will of a fictional wealthy recluse and mystery buff, Orson W. Klingelmeyer. Our fictional benefactor, who enjoyed all types of mysteries from the classics to the thrillers, to the hometown cozies, to the psychotics and exotics, to detective and police work in many different countries and lifestyles, wanted to bring together people who enjoyed reading and discussing mysteries. Mr. Klingelmeyer left us $1.37 to start a discussion group that would be called "Book 'Em," and entrusted us to pass on this legacy.
20th Year Celebration – 2015 - We celebrated the completed writing of our own mystery book – Murder on Whiskey Row. The book sales were a memorial fundraiser for the Friends of the Peoria Public Library in honor of our founder, Joyce Welsch. The book may be found at several local area libraries.
We are a fun mystery reader’s book club. It is not necessary to have read the book from the monthly selection to participate in the discussion, and have fun.
Book 'Em offers you the following:
· Book 'Em Mystery Readers Discussion Group
Peoria Public Library – Lakeview Branch
For information call: 309-697-2451 or 657-6450
2018 Reading List
January 21: The Sentry by Robert Crais
February 18: Deep Dark by Laura Griffin
March 18: Night Life by David Taylor
April 15: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
May 20: A Dark and Stormy Murder by Julia Buckley
June 17: One Step Behind by Henning Mankell
July 15: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
August 19: The Stranger You Seek by Amanda Kyle Williams
September 16: Dying for Mercy by Mary Jane Clark
October 21: Dark Places by Gillan Flynn
November 18: Agent X by Noah Boyd
December 16: Merry Christmas Alex Cross by James Patterson
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