Book Club

Page Turners Book Club


For the time being, Page Turners Book Club is going virtual and our format might be a bit different. We will meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 4pm via Zoom. Look for dates, times and registration info here and on our Facebook page and weekly email.

The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason

Thursday, July 16th at 4pm via Zoom. Click here to register.

London, June 1860: When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later—and only a block away—Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that the crimes are connected. Was Victoria really the assassin’s target? Or were both crimes part of an even more sinister plot?

Field’s investigation soon exposes a shocking conspiracy: the publication of Charles Darwin’s controversial On the Origin of Species has set off a string of terrible crimes—murder, arson, kidnapping. Witnesses describe a shadowy figure with lifeless, coal-black eyes. As the investigation takes Field from the dangerous alleyways of London to the hallowed halls of Oxford, the list of possible conspirators grows, and the body count escalates. And as he edges closer to the dastardly madman called the Chorister, he uncovers dark secrets that were meant to remain forever hidden.

Books are available to order through the Mid-Hudson Library System and to download via Overdrive and Libby.