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The No. 331 Delaware Detectives Book Club

  • Albany Public Library Delaware Branch 331 Delaware Avenue Albany, NY, 12209 United States (map)

[For ages 18+] The Delaware Branch welcomes you to our mystery book club!  This book club will meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

October 2018 title - Untimely Death: A Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery by Elizabeth J. Duncan

A Catskills resort’s production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliettakes a wickedly ironic turn when the leading lady, Lauren Richmond, is first poisoned and then stabbed. Who would extinguish the life of such a beautiful young thespian? Who wouldn’t? Seems like just about everyone had a motive to pull the ropes on her final curtain call.

At the center of this Shakespearian tragedy is Charlotte Fairfax, formerly the costume mistress of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Upstate New York is a long way from the royal stage, but Charlotte is always the queen of her domain. As this small production’s costume designer, she has stitched her way into everyone’s lives, learning more than anyone could possibly imagine about the rise and fall of Lauren Richmond. But curiosity killed the cat. And it might well kill the costume designer.

Witty and wise work, Untimely Death, the first in Elizabeth J. Duncan’s charming cozy series, is sure to delight.

Copies of the book will be available at the Delaware circulation desk.  

Located in the Community Room at the Delaware Branch.

Earlier Event: October 9
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Later Event: October 10
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