The club meets the third Friday of every month at 4:00pm.

December 21: The Last Detective by Peter Lovesey

Please join us whether you’ve read the book or not!

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 eighteen. 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
Case Histories, Kate Atkinson
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death, M.C. Beaton
Billy Boyle, James Benn
Christine Falls, Benjamin Black
Murder in the Marais, Cara Black
Darkness Peering, Alice Blanchard
Double Bind, Chris Bohjalian
Gardener Heist, Ulrich Boser
In Farliegh Field, by Rhys Bowen
Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley
Black Cherry Blues, James Lee Burke
Sworn to Silence, Linda Castillo
Yiddish Policeman’s Union, Michael Chabon
Mysterious Affair at Styles, Agatha Christie
The Crow Trap, Ann Cleeves
Hold Tight, Harlen Coben
Lincoln Lawyer, Michael Connelly
Coroner’s Lunch, Colin Cotterill
Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
Rebecca Daphne, DuMaurier
Safe House, Chris Ewan
Finding Nouf, Zoe Ferraris
Chasing the Devil’s Tail, David Fulmer
Cuckoo’s Calling, Robert Galbraith
Alone, Lisa Gardner
A is for Alibi, Sue Grafton
Slipknot, Linda Greenlaw
Cocaine Blues, Kerry Greenwood
Crossing Places, Elly Griffiths
Man with a Load of Mischief, Martha Grimes
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
The Talented Mr. Ripley, Patricia Highsmith
Thief of Time, Tony Hillerman
Smilla’s Sense of Snow, Peter Hoeg
Magpie Murders, Anthony Horowitz
Innocence, David Hosp
I.Q., Joe Ide
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
Girl with a Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
Inside Man, Michael Lawson
Spellman Files, Lisa Lutz
Wicked Autumn, GM Malliet
Dark Winter, David Mark
A Man Lay Dead, Ngaio Marsh
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith
If Ever I Return, Peggy-O Sharyn McCrumb
The Child Garden, Catriona McPherson
Amagansett, Mark Mills
Secret Keeper, Kate Morton
Saint’s Gate, Carla Neggers
A Beautiful Place to Die, Malla Nunn
Mallory’s Oracle, Carol O’Connell
First Patient, Michael Palmer
Still Life, Louise Penny
Crocodile on the Sandbank, Elizabeth Peters
Scent of Rain and Lightning, Nancy Pickard
Wife of the Gods, Kwei Quartey
Silent in the Grave, Deanna Raybourn
Open and Shut, David Rosenfelt
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
Kill Artist, Daniel Silva
In the Bleak Midwinter, Julia Spencer-Fleming
Still Missing, Chevy Stevens
Girl Waits with Gun, Amy Stewart
Night Blindness, Susan Strecker
Saving Fish from Drowning, Amy Tan
A Test of Wills, Charles Todd
Sculptress, Minette Walters
Montana, 1948 Larry Watson
A Cold Christmas, Charlene Weir
The Winter Widow, Charlene Weir
Rage of Plum Blossoms, Christine Whitehead
Maisie Dobbs, Jacqueline Winspear