Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mystery Wednesday - Mystery Playground Book Club Announcement

Today we're announcing the 2018 Mystery Playground Book Club.  Death Comes to Pemberly by PD James is the inaugural pick for our club. All through 2018 we plan to read a book together and discuss it here on the blog and in our Mystery Playground closed discussion group on Facebook (which you are invited to join).

Here's a description of the book that picks up where Jane Austen's Pride and Predjudice left off:

In their six years of marriage, Elizabeth and Darcy have forged a peaceful, happy life for their family at Pemberley, Darcy’s impressive estate. Her father is a regular visitor; her sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; the marriage prospects for Darcy’s sister, Georgiana, are favorable. And preparations for their annual autumn ball are proceeding apace. But on the eve of the ball, chaos descends. Lydia Wickham, Elizabeth’s disgraced sister who, with her husband, has been barred from the estate, arrives in a hysterical state—shrieking that Wickham has been murdered.  Plunged into a frightening mystery and a lurid murder trial, the lives of Pemberley’s owners and servants alike may never be the same.

Pick up the book at the library and come discuss it with us on 16th January. We'll be comparing it the TV series. 

Here are the other book picks for the first half of the year so you can read ahead:

February: Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier

March: The Lost Order by Steve Berry 

April: The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

May: Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz

June: Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

It's a mix of older and more recent books. Let us know if you have any suggestions for picks in the second half of the year. 


  1. Oh, this is a great idea--and great list! A couple of my favorites are already on here. Looking forward to seeing how all this develops!

    1. Thank you, Art! If you have any other ideas, let us know.

  2. I think we're going to add The Dead Key by DM Pulley for July.