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The Coralville Public Library holds two monthly book groups.  Come when the a title sounds good or to every meeting.  All are welcome to join the discussions!


It's a Mystery! Book Group

It's a Mystery! Book Group

It’s a Mystery! is a mystery book discussion group that has met at the Coralville Public Library since 1994. 

It’s a Mystery! meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am, in Meeting Room A or on Zoom. Email for the Zoom link.

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Novel Conversations

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Novel Conversations alternates between discussions of classic novels and recent works of fiction and nonfiction.

Novel Conversations meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm, in the Board Room or on Zoom.  Email for the Zoom link.


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Event Series Novel Conversations

Novel Conversations

Board Room 1401 5th Street, Coralville, IA, United States

Novel Conversations is a book group that alternates between classic novels and more recent works of fiction and nonfiction. Participants are welcome to come to all the meetings or just […]


2024 Book Selections

Multiple copies of each book are available to check out in the library months in advance of the scheduled discussion. When possible, books are made available in large print, audio, and ebook versions.

This classic mystery by A. A. Milne (best-known as the creator of Winnie the Pooh) sets this mystery in a British mansion. When a body is discovered in the study of the Red House, Antony Gillingham and his friend Bill decide to investigate.
After a shocking murder in their quiet town, a group of amateur sleuths band together to solve the mystery and form the Marlow Murder Club. Kirkus Reviews calls the book “lightweight but no-nonsense and genuinely brainy…”
When fire destroys an antiquarian bookshop, it reveals clues to a possible previously undiscovered Shakespearean manuscript. Alternating between past and present, The Book of Air & Shadows delves into the underbelly of society, complete with kidnapping, murder, and Russian gangsters.
12 years ago, a University of Iowa freshman Abby Hartmann disappeared. Now, as her killer is about to be executed, Abby’s estranged friends must reunite when a well-known podcast dedicates its upcoming season to the killer’s murders. “A heartbreaking story of female friendship, first love, and betrayal…” (Julie Clark).
“Rosen quickly turns the Agatha Christie-esque elements of the mystery on their head with a dynamic cast of characters and an inimitable take on hard-boiled noir that revels in the foggy atmosphere of San Francisco while also highlighting the characters’ angst and inner turmoil” (Bookpage).
“Raymond Chandler meets Richard Wright in this…first novel set in 1948 L.A. Here, low-key black detective Easy Rawlins agrees to locate femme fatale Daphne Monet for white gangster DeWitt Albright—and of course finds more than he bargained for” (Kirkus Reviews).
Vera Wong’s organized world is turned upside down when she finds the body of a man inside her tea shop. Believing she will do a better job than the police, Vera takes the investigation into her own hands.
After locals object to the translation of a holy relic and the translator is found dead, Brother Cadfael sets out to uncover the truth behind the murder. This medieval mystery is set in the year 1137, and is the first of the Cadfael Chronicles series.
An American tycoon is murdered on the Orient Express while traveling through Central Europe. It is up to Hercule Poirot to identify the killer before they can strike again as the train becomes snowbound in the mountains.
Amateur investigator Michelle McNamara researches uncaptured serial killers as her family sleeps. Of particular interest is the Golden State Killer, suspected of many sexual assaults and ten murders, who has evaded the area’s best detectives for years.
The story takes place at the wedding of Jules and Will on an island off the coast of Ireland. The plot has been compared to the works of Agatha Christie, as a murder occurs with limited suspects and each guest has a secret which will be revealed. The Guest List was named one of the best thrillers of 2020 by the New York Times.
When a wealthy bachelor dies at a ball, a young lady takes on the inappropriate role of detective in this action packed debut comedy of manners and murder.


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