WPL Coffee & Crime Book Club to discuss classic mystery at College Hill Coffee

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‘The Moonstone’ is February’s Coffee & Crime Book Club choice at Winfield Public Library.

The Winfield Public Library is host to Coffee & Crime Book Club as they dive into Wilkie Collin’s classic “The Moonstone.”

T.S. Eliot touted “The Moonstone” as the “first and greatest of English detective novels.”

The book’s discussion is at 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at College Hill Coffee. Books are available at the library’s circulation desk for checkout.

“‘The Moonstone’ is a page-turner,” writes Carolyn Heilbrun. “It catches one up and unfolds its amazing story through the recountings of its several narrators, all of them enticing and singular.”

Wilkie Collins’s spellbinding tale of romance, theft and murder inspired a hugely popular genre — the detective mystery. Hinging on the theft of an enormous diamond originally stolen from an Indian shrine, this riveting novel features the innovative Sgt. Cuff, the hilarious house steward Gabriel Betteridge, a lovesick housemaid, and a mysterious band of Indian jugglers.” – goodreads.com

The Coffee & Crime Book Club is open to all and discusses modern and classic mysteries, suspense novels, thrillers and crime fiction.

“The Moonstone” also counts toward February’s 2020 Reading Challenge. WPL is challenging everyone in 2020 to read a different type of book each month; February’s challenge is “a classic.”  To find out more about the 2020 Reading Challenge and upcoming Coffee & Crime book selections, visit wpl.org.

For information on this or any of WPL’s other programs, visit wpl.org or call (620) 221-4470. The Winfield Public Library is at 605 College St.

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