Alton Book Chat Discussion Titles


7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 13


Bringing down the house : the inside story of six MIT students who took Vegas for millions  by Ben Mezrich. 

 #1 National Bestseller, now the major motion picture.

The amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Vegas—and lived to tell how. 

7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 11***


Christmas Caramel Murder / Joanne Fluke. 

***Date subject to change***  Meeting at Deb Laurion's home for the annual Christmas party. ***

 Christmas normally descends on Lake Eden, Minnesota, as gently as  reindeer alighting on a rooftop—but this yuletide season the only thing  coming down Hannah Swensen’s chimney is a case of murder . . . 

7:00 pm, Tuesday, January 8



by Patricia Cornwell


#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell  returns with another scintillating thriller in her high-stakes series  starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta.  

7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 12


Fogged Inn

by Barbara Ross

When her landlord discovers a dead body in the walk-in  refrigerator, Julia must figure out who ordered up a side of murder. 

7:00 pm, Tuesday, March 12


Endangered Species

by Nevada Barr

 Cumberland Island, off the coast of Georgia, is a breathtaking setting  for tedious fire presuppression duty. But Anna’s boring routine is  shattered when two men die in a plane crash, victims of sabotage.