Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Club - Ipswich Public Library

If you enjoy a good mystery, cozy or otherwise, why not join us on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. for conversation and socializing. All are welcome! We currently meet exclusively on Zoom. If you would like to join us, please fill out this form and we will send you the Zoom link before the meeting.

Copies of our selections are available for check out at our front desk on a first-come, first-served basis. They are available in hardcopy or pre-loaded onto circulating Kindles.

Upcoming Titles

March 5th, 2024

It’s rarely a quiet day for the Thursday Murder Club.

Shocking news reaches them—an old friend has been killed, and a dangerous package he was protecting has gone missing.

The gang’s search leads them into the antiques business, where the tricks of the trade are as old as the objects themselves. As they encounter drug dealers, art forgers, and online fraudsters—as well as heartache close to home—Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron, and Ibrahim have no idea whom to trust.

With the body count rising, the clock ticking down, and trouble firmly on their tail, has their luck finally run out? And who will be the last devil to die? Description courtesy of

April 2nd, 2024

As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox—his partner and closest friend—find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past. Description courtesy of