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Franklin Sleuth Mystery Book Club

The Franklin Street Sleuths Mystery Book Talks evolved from “Detecting Women,” a successful 2001 program funded by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Now held 10 times a year, this series attracts enthusiastic mystery lovers who enjoy comparing notes on designated books. Each spring, summer, and fall titles are selected in different genres of mystery (historical, cozy, hard-boiled, etc.) in order to expand the horizons of readers who may be familiar with only one or two types of best selling “whodunits.” Participants may purchase copies of selected books at a nominal fee or borrow library copies.

Book discussions for each series are scheduled at three to four week intervals on Thursday evenings in the Library’s Reading Room. Participants, guided by librarians who serve as facilitators of the meetings, engage in lively, usually laughter filled, analysis of the assigned works and refreshments are served. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.

The book talks are funded in part by the Friends of the Osterhout Free Library.


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