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Mystery Book & Video Club: A Song for the Dark Times and Netflix Series The Sinner
Online, March 30, 2021

 

 
Tuesday, 6:30PM on ZOOM
Admission for this event is free. Open to the public.
Sponsored by the Program Committee
 
Members are invited to join in the discussion with the SCNY Mystery Book Club, online this month on Zoom.
 
In addition to "A Song for the Dark Times" by Ian Rankin, we will also be discussing Season 3 of the 8-part Netflix series "The Sinner". The series is named after Petra Hammesfahr's 1999 novel, which serves as the basis for the first season. Bill Pullman stars as a police detective who investigates crimes committed by unlikely culprits and attempts to uncover the culprits' motivations. In the third season, Ambrose investigates a fatal car accident in Upstate New York and uncovers a much larger and disturbing case behind it.
 
To join the online discussion on Tuesday, at 6:30PM, go to the Zoom website, hit join a meeting, and put in the Zoom meeting ID # 971 7521 0697 and password: Mystery.
 
The discussion is led by SCNY Mystery Book Club founder Gloria Sampson Knight.
 
To miss this would be a CRIME.
 
About the Book:
 
When his daughter Samantha calls in the dead of night, John Rebus knows it’s not good news. Her husband has been missing for two days.
 
Rebus fears the worst – and knows from his lifetime in the police that his daughter will be the prime suspect.
 
He wasn’t the best father – the job always came first – but now his daughter needs him more than ever.  But is he going as a father or a detective?
 
As he leaves at dawn to drive to the windswept coast – and a small town with big secrets – he wonders whether this might be the first time in his life where the truth is the one thing he doesn’t want to find…
 

About the Author:
Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982 and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987; the Rebus books are now translated into 22 languages and are bestsellers on several continents.
 

 
 
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.

 

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