Tea and Murder Book Club
at the Ivoryton Library

Meets on the third Friday of the month at 4:00pm
Email staff@ivorytonlibrary.org if you would like to join us.


Girls of Tender Age

by Mary-Ann Tirone

Hoopla audiobook link
 There are a limited number of the physical book available.
Please call the library to reserve a copy at 860-767-1252.


About Us

The Tea and Murder Book Club started at the Ivoryton Library in September 2008 with a founding group of 8 that has since grown to twenty. The club has hosted several authors, such as James Hayman, Christine Whitehead, Susan Strecker and David Fulmer, in person and via Skype.
Members also occasionally meet for potluck and mystery movie nights. New members are always welcome, and reading the book is encouraged but not enforced.

Following is a list of books read by the club:

Origin, by Diana Abu-Jaber
Caretaker, A.X. Ahmed
Blood Dimmed Tide, Rennie Airth
Winter Queen, Boris Akunin
Neruda Case, Roberto Ampuero
Who is Maud Dixon?, Alexandra Andrews
Case Histories, Kate Atkinson
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death, M.C. Beaton
A Highland Christmas, M.C. Beaton
Billy Boyle, James Benn
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, John Berendt
Christine Falls, Benjamin Black
Murder in the Marais, Cara Black
Three Hours in Paris, Cara Black
Darkness Peering, Alice Blanchard
Double Bind, Chris Bohjalian
Orient, Christopher Bollen
The Gardener Heist, Ulrich Boser
In Farliegh Field, by Rhys Bowen
Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, by Rhys Bowen
Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley
My Sister, the Serial Killer,  Oyinkan Braithwaite
The Body on the Beach, Simon Brett
Black Cherry Blues, James Lee Burke
The Alienist, Caleb Carr
Sworn to Silence, Linda Castillo
Yiddish Policeman’s Union, Michael Chabon
Mysterious Affair at Styles, Agatha Christie
Murder in Thrall, Anne Cleeland
The Crow Trap, Ann Cleeves

The Last Kashmiri Rose, Barbara Cleverly
Hold Tight, Harlen Coben
Lincoln Lawyer, Michael Connelly
Coroner’s Lunch, Colin Cotterill
The Christie Affair, Nina de Gramont
Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
Rebecca Daphne, DuMaurier
Safe House, Chris Ewan
Finding Nouf, Zoe Ferraris
The Woman in the Window, A.J. Finn
The Guest List, Lucy Foley
A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder,  Dianne Freeman
In the Woods, Tana French
Chasing the Devil’s Tail, David Fulmer
Cuckoo’s Calling, Robert Galbraith
Alone, Lisa Gardner
The Woman in the Library, Sulari Gentill
Murder in G Major, Alexia Gordon
A is for Alibi, Sue Grafton
The Killings at Badger’s Drift, Caroline Graham
Slipknot, Linda Greenlaw
Cocaine Blues, Kerry Greenwood
Crossing Places, Elly Griffiths
The Stranger Diaries, Elly Griffiths
Man with a Load of Mischief, Martha Grimes
Not a Sound, Heather Gudenkauf
Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson
Various Titles, Jane Haddam
Case of the Missing Servant, Tarquin Hall
The Dry, Jane Harper
What Angels Fear, CS Harris
Before the Fall, Noah Hawley
Celine, Peter Heller
The Talented Mr. Ripley, Patricia Highsmith
A Clubbable Woman, Reginald Hill
Thief of Time, Tony Hillerman
Clark and Division, Naomi Hirahara
Bluff,  Jane Stanton Hitchcock
Smilla’s Sense of Snow
, Peter Hoeg

Magpie Murders, Anthony Horowitz
Innocence, David Hosp
I.Q., Joe Ide
Takes One to Know One, Susan Isaacs
The Last Equation of Isaac Severy,  Nora Jacobs
Cover Her Face, PD James
Death Comes to Pemberley, PD James
Mistletoe Murders, PD James
Secret of Magic, Deborah Johnson
Boy in the Suitcase, Lene Kaaberboll
Various Titles, Nancy Drew, Carolyn Keene
A Killing in the Hills, Julia Keller
Beekeeper’s Apprentice, Laurie King
Simple Murder, Eleanor Kuhns
Murder at the Gardner, Jane Langton
Mountain Story, Lori Lansens
The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson
Sun Storm, by Ava Larsson
Girl with a Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
Played to Death, BV Lawson
Inside Man, Michael Lawson
Bluebird, Bluebird, Attica Locke
The Last Detective , Peter Lovesey
Spellman Files, Lisa Lutz
Wicked Autumn, GM Malliet
Murder in Old Bombay,  Nev March
Dark Winter, David Mark
A Man Lay Dead, Ngaio Marsh
Widows of Malabar Hill, Sujata Massey
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith
Migrations, Charlotte McConaghy
If Ever I Return, Peggy-O Sharyn McCrumb
A Murder in Time, Julie McElwain
When the Stars Go Dark, Paula McLain
The Child Garden, Catriona McPherson
City of Strangers, Louise Millar
Amagansett, Mark Mills
Conviction, Denise Mina
The Secret Keeper, Kate Morton
A Borrowing of Bones, by Paula Munier
Saint’s Gate, Carla Neggers
A Beautiful Place to Die, Malla Nunn
The Judas Child, Carol O’Connell
Mallory’s Oracle, Carol O’Connell
Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
First Patient, Michael Palmer
Still Life, Louise Penny
Twenty-One Days, Anne Perry
Crocodile on the Sandbank, Elizabeth Peters
The Devil’s Rooming House, M. William Phelps
Scent of Rain and Lightning, Nancy Pickard
The Maid, Nita Prose
Wife of the Gods, Kwei Quartey
Dog On It, Spencer Quinn
Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts, Sara Racculia
Killers of a Certain Age, Deanna Raybourn
Silent in the Grave, Deanna Raybourn

Deja Dead, Kathy Reichs
Open and Shut, David Rosenfelt
Idaho,  Emily Ruskovich
The Other Woman, Hank Phillippi Ryan
The Nine Tailors, Dorothy Sayers
Double Death on the Black Isle, A.D. Scott
Everywhere That Mary Went, Lisa Scottoline
A Killing at Cotton Hill, Terry Shames
The Bandit Queens, Parini Shroff  
Kill Artist, Daniel Silva
In the Bleak Midwinter, Julia Spencer-Fleming
A Cold Day for Murder, Dana Stabenow
Still Missing, Chevy Stevens
Girl Waits with Gun, Amy Stewart
Night Blindness, Susan Strecker
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, Matthew Sullivan
Dial A for Aunties, Jesse Q. Sutanto
The Kind Worth Killing, by Peter Swanson
Saving Fish from Drowning, Amy Tan
Brat Farrar, Josephine Tey
A Test of Wills, Charles Todd
An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good, Helene Tursten
Sculptress, Minette Walters
The Death of Mrs Westaway, Ruth Ware
Montana, 1948 Larry Watson
A Cold Christmas, Charlene Weir
The Winter Widow, Charlene Weir
We Begin at the End,  Chris Whitaker
Rage of Plum Blossoms, Christine Whitehead
The Glass Ocean, Beatriz Williams, et al.
The Lost Summers of Newport, Beatriz Williams, et al.
Maisie Dobbs, Jacqueline Winspear