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Once again the Cohoes Public Library will be offering a Mystery book club for readers! This club is hosted by Anne Marie Koschnick and is free and open to the public. The Mystery Book Club meets on  the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 am.


COMING February 21, 2018———-

Remembering “The Forgotten Affairs of Youth”

On Wednesday, February 21, at 10:30 am, the Mystery Book Club will be delving into “The Forgotten Affairs of Youth” by Alexander McCall Smith.  Isabel Dalhousie is a curious professional philosopher and amateur female sleuth who tackles the mysteries of life in Edinburgh including murder and all other kinds of mayhem. She is considered one of the most developed female detectives in fiction. Her hobbies include classical music, young men and suspicious death. Watch out when Isabel is on the case!

Alexander McCall Smith, “Sandy” to his friends, is one of the world’s most prolific authors. Born in Bulawayo in the British colony of Southern Rhodesia, his father was a public prosecutor there. Spending his youth in Africa helped him develop a love for the continent, and added authenticity to later books. At 17, he moved to Edinburgh and after graduation, he was a professor of Medical Law and worked both in the UK and abroad. He has written everything from academic works to short story collections and children’s book like his first book, “The White Hippo.” One of his most popular series is “The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.” Other series include 44 Scotland Street, Akimbo, Harriet Bean, Max & Maddy, Corduroy Mansions, Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainments and Young Precious Ramotswe series.

In 2014, Sandy purchased the Cairns of Coll, a remote, uninhabited chain of islets in the Hebrides that he wants to be kept in perpetuity as a sanctuary for wildlife – “for birds and seals  and all the other creatures to which they are home.”


Questions regarding the club may be directed to Anne Marie at with “book club” in the subject line.

2018 Mystery Book Club List

January 17           Dead Aim                                                          Iris Johansen

February 21        Forgotten Affairs of Youth                             Alexander McCall Smith

March 21             A Dangerous Mourning (#2 in Monk)         Anne Perry

April 18                 Gun Games                                                        Faye Kellerman

May 16                 The Magpie Murders                                        Anthony Horowitz

June 20                 The Lighthouse                                                 P. D. James

July 18                   N is for Noose (or S is for Silence)               Sue Grafton

August 15            Borderlines (Joe Gunther #2)                         Archer Mayor

September 19    Local Authors – Reader’s Choice – Share what you are reading and authors you love

October 17          Reader’s Choice – Share what you are reading and authors you love

November 21                     Off for Thanksgiving

December 19                                                                                      Kate Kingsley