We're starting a cozy mystery book club called Muffins, Mittens, and Murder!
Most meetings will be on the second Saturday of the month, from 12:30 - 1:30 PM. The exception to this is the November meeting, which will be on the first Saturday, November 1, due to the Crimebake conference the following week.
Our first meeting is on Saturday, September 13 at 12:30 PM.
We'll be meeting at the Marstons Mills Public Library -- but we welcome participants cape-wide. Or even if you want to join us from "over the bridge."
Book: TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT by Amanda Cooper, the first in her new series. The book is available through CLAMS, and is also loaded onto several of the Marstons Mills Kindles.
Recommended Additional Reading: Any one or more of the 15 books in The Teashop series by Laura Childs. Many copies of the series are available throughout the clamsnet libraries.
What We're doing: We will dissect TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT for plot, character, story, setting, development, enjoyment, believability, quality of writing, and comparing elements from this first book in a new series to the long-running Teashop Series. The discussion will be led by locally-based mystery writer Devon Ellington.
High Tea Potluck -- make your favorite high tea recipe of your own or something from one of the books. Figure on bringing enough to serve six.
Teapots and China -- we'll have some interesting examples of pots, cups, saucers, etc. -- if you have pieces you'd like to share, please bring some, and tell us the stories behind them.
Background on Amanda Cooper, Laura Childs, and their other books (lists provided for your interest)
Recommended tea-related fiction and non-fiction: We'll have a selection of fiction and non-fiction books on tea-related themes -- if something catches your interest, you'll be able to check it out.
Information on Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and this year's exciting CrimeBake conference, New England's own mystery-focused conference.
Please sign up, either by sending us an email to the library, or signing up at the circulation desk the next time you stop by!