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Mystery Book Club Lists

Mystery Book Club Reads

Each month, book club members read mysteries based on a selected theme. Here’s what we’ve been discussing and the reader’s rating on a 5-star scale.

(For the lists below, click on the month and the whole book list will appear in a new tab as a PDF. Then click on a book cover to view that title in the catalog.)


August: Mysteries About Espionage or Spies
July: Mysteries with Native American/Indigenous Protagonists
June: Forensic Scientist Sleuths
May: Mysteries Set Outside of North American and Europe
April: Mysteries with Lots of Snow and Ice
March: Mystery Picked Based on Title
February: Unusual Sleuths (lay people)
January: Older/Elder Sleuths


December: Snowstorm Mysteries
November: Mysteries Featuring Real-Life Characters
October: Cold War Mysteries
September: Sport-Themed Mysteries
August: Academic-Themed Mysteries
July: Mysteries by the Water
June: Transportation-Themed Mysteries
May: “Classic” & “Best” Mysteries
April: Native/Indigenous Mysteries
March: Mysteries by Irish Authors and/or Set in Ireland
February: Sherlock Holmes Inspired Mysteries
January: Nordic Noir


December: Cozy Mysteries
November: Mysteries Adapted to Film
October: Award-Winning Mysteries
September: Mysteries Featuring a Library and Librarian
August: Mysteries Set North of Here
July: Legal/Courtroom Mysteries
June: Humorous Mysteries
May: Hard-Boiled Detective Mysteries
April: Allen Eskens Mysteries
March: Psychological Thrillers
February: Our Favorite Mysteries
January: First/Debut Mysteries