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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 March 21, 2018———-

Wake up to “A Dangerous Mourning” by Anne Perry


Anne Perry is known for her historical mysteries. She explored Victorian England with the series featuring Charlotte and Tom Pitt then touched on a subject closer to home with the William Monk series. Just as Monk, a policeman who suffers from amnesia and in many ways has to reinvent himself, Anne Perry did the same in 1959 when she was released from prison and left behind her past as Juliet Hulme, a young girl who helped to bludgeon her best friend’s mother to death, and became Anne Perry, a young woman in Northumberland, who, with the encouragement of her stepfather, began writing her ideas down. And thus, Anne Perry, novelist, was born.

Anne was in her late thirties before she was published, she has now has over 70 books to her credit – mysteries, fantasies, non-fiction and special Christmas novellas. “A Dangerous Mourning” takes place after the Crimean War, when England had lost many men in battle for the glory of the British Empire. In many ways, the aristocracy felt it was under attack by any progressive thinking. Florence Nightingale’s name was spoken with the same reverence as the Queen’s and the Charge of the Light Brigade was more than just a poem by Tennyson.

William Monk was brilliant and ambitious detective – but he doesn’t know who he is. After coming to grips with his amnesia from a carriage accident, Monk still struggles to discover not only who he is, but who killed an aristocratic young woman in her own bedroom. The chasm between the upstairs and the downstairs is once again emphasized as servants are ignored and secrets are slowly revealed to expose what the “upper crust” is really like. Anne Perry provides such an insight to the life and times of the Victorian Era, that you feel as if you are living in that time. Join us on Wednesday, March 21, and share your thoughts about the times and the book.



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