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Next Cozy Mystery Book: "A Morbid Taste for Bones" (From Organizations)
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June 1, 2020
Posted by Beth StGeorge (Lopez Island Library), Lopez Island

Cozy up in your own home with your choice of beverage and snack for the Lopez Library’s virtual Cozy Mystery Book Club. The next book we’ll be discussing is a medieval cozy, the first in the award-winning Brother Cadfael Mystery Series, "A Morbid Taste for Bones" by Ellis Peters.

The club will meet on Wednesday, June 24th at 6:30pm over Zoom.
The e-book is available on Hoopla (no waiting) and Overdrive/Libby as an e-book. It is also a BBC TV series available on Hoopla. Please contact us if you need help accessing these materials: beth@lopezlibrary.org.

A Welsh Benedictine monk living at Shrewsbury Abbey in western England, Brother Cadfael spends much of his time tending the herbs and vegetables in the garden - "but now there’s a more pressing matter. Cadfael is to serve as translator for a group of monks heading to the town of Gwytherin in Wales. The team’s goal is to collect the holy remains of Saint Winifred, which Prior Robert hopes will boost the abbey’s reputation, as well as his own. But when the monks arrive in Gwytherin, the town is divided over the request.

Before CSI and Law & Order, there was Brother Cadfael, “wily veteran of the Crusades” (Los Angeles Times). His knowledge of herbalism, picked up in the Holy Land, and his skillful observance of human nature are blessings in dire situations, and earned Ellis Peters a Crime Writers’ Association Silver Dagger Award. "A Morbid Taste for Bones" kicks off a long-running and much-loved series that went on to be adapted for stage, radio, and television.

What’s a ‘Cozy?’ No, not that thing you put on your teapot. In the mystery world, a cozy is a traditional whodunit where the focus is on an amateur sleuth in a small community. This kind of mystery is distinguished by what it doesn’t have―no graphic violence, intimacy, or language―the emphasis is on the clues and characters.

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