What We’re Reading: Mystery Book Club November 2020

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The Mystery Book Club recently read All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer-Fleming. It’s the 5th book in her Clare Fergusson/Russ VanAlstyne mystery series. Miller’s Kill, NY Police Chief Ross VanAlstyne admits to his wife Linda that he is attracted to Reverend Clare Fergusson.  Linda kicks him out of the house and soon after she is murdered. Russ is the prime suspect.

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

What We Liked

  • Red herrings in the story
  • Unexpected twist at the end
  • Strong characters

What We Didn’t Like

  • Confusing plot; makes more sense if you’ve read the four previous books in the series
  • Inefficient police procedural work

Book Notes

Other similar mysteries available from Fauquier Public Library include:

If you enjoy a good mystery, the Mystery Book Club welcomes new members! The next meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, December 17 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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