Mystery Book Club - January
The year 1920 comes in with a roar in this rousing and suspenseful novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown. Prohibition is the new law of the land, but murder, mayhem, lust, and greed are already institutions in the Moonshine Capitol of Texas.
Thatcher Hutton, a war-weary soldier on the way back to his cowboy life, jumps from a moving freight train to avoid trouble ... and lands in more than he bargained for. On the day he arrives in Foley, Texas, a local woman goes missing. Thatcher, the only stranger in town, is suspected of her abduction, and worse. Standing between him and exoneration are a corrupt mayor, a crooked sheriff, a notorious cathouse madam, a sly bootlegger, feuding moonshiners ... and a young widow whose soft features conceal an iron will.
What was supposed to be a fresh start for Laurel Plummer turns to tragedy. Left destitute but determined to dictate her own future, Laurel plunges into the lucrative regional industry, much to the dislike of the good ol' boys, who have ruled supreme. Her success quickly makes her a target for cutthroat competitors, whose only code of law is reprisal. As violence erupts, Laurel and-now deputy Thatcher find themselves on opposite sides of a moonshine war, where blood flows as freely as whiskey.
The Mystery Book Club meets at noon on the third Thursday of the month, September through May. This season we will meet at the Library. Call the library at 715-445-4330 to sign up. Books are ordered by the Library and handed out in the library or via curb side pick-up. Extra copies of the book are available at the Library if you are unable to make the meeting.
New members are always welcome. Please call the Library at 715-445-4330 to let us know you would like to attend and to reserve a copy of the book.