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Mystery Book Club: "The Silent Patient" by Alex Michaelides
Parlor, April 29, 2020
Admission for this event is free. Open to the public.
Sponsored by the SCNY Program Committee.
Discussion led by SCNY Mystery Book Club founder Gloria Sampson Knight.
Please join us. To miss this would be a CRIME.
About the Book:
A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy." The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman's act of violence against her husband and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. Alicia Berenson's life is seeming perfect A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London's most beautiful areas.
About the Author:
Alex Michaelides was born in Cyprus to a Greek-Cypriot father and English mother. He has a MA in English Literature from Cambridge University and a MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. The Silent Patient (2019) is his first novel.
About the SCNY Mystery Book Club:
Since 2013 the SCNY Book Club has met monthly with the exception of June and July. The books discussed are primarily mystery novels. Some memorable authors explored have included Agatha Christie, Lee Child, Louise Penny and Ruth Rendell.
Books are selected based on geographic or historical interest, such as works by author Donna Leon whose crime novels are set in Venice, Italy and Peter Tremayne, Celtic scholar and historian whose focus is Seventh Century Ireland. We have had new authors discuss their writings including Paul Paradise, who writes about murder, trademark counterfeiting, and product piracy and Radha Vatsal, award winning mystery writer whose books center around a young female reporter in New York City during the 1910’s.
All books selected are readily accessible through the public library, and when not, can be purchased for a nominal fee. This is in alliance with the SCNY 50l (c) (3) Not for Profit organization status, as providing free arts programs for the general public.