Crime Club + Open Fiction Club Joint Meeting
Danger Underground *With the Author*
The Open Fiction Book Group reads one paperback novel a month and its discussions are led by local author Chrysler Szarlan. The group typically meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Since the store will officially close at 6:00, please arrive a few minutes early to purchase your books.
The Crime Club reads one paperback mystery a month and its discussions are led by Joanne Picard. The group typically meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Note: Even though the store is closed, we will still meet at 7:00 p.m..However, you must use the upstairs (College Street) entrance, as the ground floor entrance (parking lot) will be locked. In addition, if you wish to buy the book for the subsequent month (at the regular club discount), please bring a check. It’s the only kind of payment that can be accepted during off-hours at the store.
Monday, November 13, 6:00pm – Danger Underground, Dusty Miller (w/ the Author!)
In Danger Under Ground, Alice is on the move again as she follows the trail of a highly charged kidnapping. Her friend Felicia, her dashing French lover Gerard, and their young tattooed friends Warp and RubyStarr must expose this politically-motivated crime. Alice suspects that the Global Energies Technologies, the multinational corporation with plans to build a fracked gas pipeline through rural Franklin County, is implicated. When the FBI is called in, the stakes get higher as Alice’s young friend RubyStarr becomes the primary suspect. Meanwhile, the G.E.T. corporation’s plan for a giant compressor station in neighboring North Mountain, is thwarted by a local women’s group who will use any means necessary to stop the project. When Alice learns that a deadly accident may have been first degree murder, she wonders if she will survive her investigations.
Dusty J. Miller, author of the Alice Ott mystery trilogy, lives with her wife on a small lake in Belchertown. She is also the author of the psychological classic, Women Who Hurt Themselves, and other self-help books for survivors of trauma. She is a social justice activist whose Alice Ott mysteries reflect her decades of fighting for a healthy planet and a just world. Sara Paretsky, President of Mystery Writers of America, says “I love Alice Ott!” and Frances Crowe, 98 year-old local activisthero, says “Alice Ott gives me energy!”
Monday, November 13, 2017 – 6:00pm
The Odyssey Bookshop
9 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075