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Mystery book club starting at Washington County library

September 28, 2008

A new book club for people who enjoy reading mysteries and detective fiction will be forming at the downtown Hagerstown branch of Washington County Free Library.

The club will meet once a month on the second Tuesday, with the first meeting scheduled for Oct. 14 at 7 pm. The library is at 100 S. Potomac St.

"The club was suggested by one of our patrons," said Bill Taylor, a Reference Librarian at the Hagerstown branch, and coordinator of the new club. "We thought it was a great idea, since the mystery genre is so popular, and mystery fans usually have a lot to say about their favorite authors and characters. At our first meeting, we'll have a general discussion and decide on what books to read for our next few sessions. Many different styles fall under the overall heading of 'mysteries' - from the clever puzzles of Agatha Christie to the gritty realism of Ed McBain, and I expect we'll choose a variety of types. We want the club to really reflect the interests and tastes of its members, and also provide a forum where people might read new books and discover new authors that they wouldn't necessarily have found by themselves."

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Anyone interested in participating in the new club should sign up at the library, by calling 301-739-3250, ext. 123, or by stopping by the Information Desk. "Even if you can't make the first meeting, give us a call," said Taylor, "so we know you're interested and can keep you informed about the club."

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