Crime meets wine at this unique book club

Information submitted by Lou Reiter

It was bound to happen. When crime lovers meet around Happy Hour, wine is bound to be on the table. What was once the Gumshoes and Cops Book Club has morphed into the Wine and Crime Book Club. Some say it’s easier to be a sleuth with a little grape under your tongue.
The club continues to meet every other month, reading two books, one by an American author and the other by an international pen.
For the July 13 meeting, the club will read The Blue Hour by T. Jefferson Parker. The main character is Merci Rayborn, a deputy with an attitude. The book asks, “Do you always check the back seat of your car before you get in?” After reading, you sure will!
The international selection is Still Life by Louise Penny featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of Quebec. Traveling to a remote rural area, the inspector and his team sense what most think is an accident, might be something more sinister.
The club meets at the home of Lou Reiter and Marilyn McFadden from 4:00-6:00 p.m. See, right at Happy Hour time! If you’d like to get on the crime blotter to discuss whodunit, contact Lou at