Do you love mysteries? If so, join our mysteries book group: Death on the Shelf! Each month, we will read a different book and then discuss it. Multiple copies of each book are available at the Reference Services desk. Registration is not required to attend.

Upcoming book club picks

All Death on the Shelf book club meetings take place in the Applegate Room from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. 

Tuesday, May 16th

Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

Devil in a Blue Dress, a defining novel in Walter Mosley’s bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series, was adapted into a TriStar Pictures film starring Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins and Don Cheadle as Mouse.

Set in the late 1940s, in the African-American community of Watts, Los Angeles, Devil in a Blue Dress follows Easy Rawlins, a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend’s bar, wondering how he’ll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Monet, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.