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Mystery Book & Video Club: Broken Harbour by Tana French
Online, January 26, 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 "Broken Harbor" by Tana French, we will also discuss the mystery Netflix film called "Harlan Coben's Safe". When Tom Delaney's teenage daughter goes missing and her boyfriend is found dead, Tom's quest to find her unearths secrets that go right to the heart of the idyllic community in which he lives. Which friends can he really trust?
To join the online discussion on Tuesday, January 26th, at 6:30PM, go to the Zoom website, hit join a meeting, and put in the Zoom meeting ID # 960 3253 5272 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:
A ghost estate outside Dublin – half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned – two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder Squad’s star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one: Pat Spain was a casualty of the recession, so he killed his children, tried to kill his wife Jenny, and finished off with himself. But there are too many inexplicable details and the evidence is pointing in two directions at once.
Scorcher’s personal life is tugging for his attention. Seeing the case on the news has sent his sister Dina off the rails again, and she’s resurrecting something that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control: what happened to their family, one summer at Broken Harbour, back when they were children. The neat compartments of his life are breaking down, and the sudden tangle of work and family is putting both at risk.
About the Author:
Tana French, born 1973 in Burlington, Vermont, is an American-Irish writer and theatrical actress. She is a longstanding resident of Dublin, Ireland. Her debut novel In the Woods (2007), a psychological mystery, won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards for best first novel. The Independent has referred to her as "the First Lady of Irish Crime," who very quietly has become a huge international name among fiction readers.
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.