Usual Suspects Mystery Book Group

Share your love of a great mystery with us on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the Group Study Room at the Santa Fe Springs City Library.




September 20 - Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger

New York Times
 bestselling author William Kent Krueger joined the ranks of today's best suspense novelists with this thrilling, universally acclaimed debut. Conjuring "a sense of place he's plainly honed firsthand in below-zero prairie" (Kirkus Reviews), Krueger brilliantly evokes northern Minnesota's lake country—and reveals the dark side of its snow-covered landscape.

Part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian, Corcoran "Cork" O'Connor is the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota. Embittered by his "former" status, and the marital meltdown that has separated him from his children, Cork gets by on heavy doses of caffeine, nicotine, and guilt. Once a cop on Chicago's South Side, there's not much that can shock him. But when the town's judge is brutally murdered, and a young Eagle Scout is reported missing, Cork takes on a mind-jolting case of conspiracy, corruption, and scandal.

As a lakeside blizzard buries Aurora, Cork must dig out the truth among town officials who seem dead-set on stopping his investigation in its tracks. But even Cork freezes up when faced with the harshest enemy of all: a small-town secret that hits painfully close to home.

You might also enjoy reading:

 L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy
 


Upcoming Books:


October 18 - The Invisible Guardian by Dolores Redondo

November 15 - A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh

December 20 - The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders



Past Book Club Titles

Mystery Series Titles (in order)