What We’re Reading: Mystery Book Club September 2020

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The Mystery Book Club recently read The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne. It’s the first book in The Naturalist series. Dr. Theo Cray, a computational biologist, is trained to see patterns in nature. When one of his former students is murdered and other mutilated bodies are found, Theo is a suspect (along with a rogue grizzly bear). He becomes involved in the investigation and must use his scientific knowledge to stay ahead of the police.

Here’s what members of the Mystery Book Club had to say about it.

What We Liked

  • Interesting characters
  • Science used in the book was unfamiliar and intriguing
  • Learned a lot about bears
  • Unexpected ending

What We Didn’t Like

  • Quite a lot of violence
  • More of a thriller than a mystery
  • Left many loose ends

Book Notes

Other similar mysteries available from Fauquier Public Library include:

Andrew Mayne has written three sequels to The Naturalist:  Looking Glass, Murder Theory, and Dark Pattern.  The are are currently on order and will be added to the Fauquier Public Library collection soon.

If you enjoy a good mystery, the Mystery Book Club welcomes new members! The next meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, October 15 at noon.  For details about how to join these virtual meetings, please contact vicky.ginther@fauquiercounty.gov or call 540.422.8500, ext. 3.

Looking for your next great read? Browse the library’s catalog, or try our BookMatch Reader’s Advisory Service and let us do the “browsing” for you! Complete the online BookMatch form and we will create a customized reading list of up to 10 titles.

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