June 15, 2021
Please register in advance.
This is a virtual program.
This program is free and open to adults aged 18 and over.
Mystery Book Group
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Do you enjoy reading and discussing mystery novels? You’ll find good company in a friendly group of readers who meet monthly via Zoom. This month the group will discuss Death and Restoration by Iain Pears. Pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk.
Pears, an art historian and author imbues his light-hearted art-world mystery series set in Italy with an enthusiast's love of his subject. Here, Jonathan Argyll, art dealer and lecturer, and his lover, Flavia di Stefano, an officer with Rome's Art Theft Department, investigate the theft of an ancient, seemingly worthless iconic painting of the Madonna from the Monastery of San Giovanni and the apparently related attack on the head monk. Although Flavia's suspects escape arrest, Jonathan fingers the real thief--and the motive--in an amusing finale. Pears again achieves a delicate, sure balance with a book simultaneously witty and instructive.