Mystery Book Club

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Playmates by Robert B. Parker

In this 16th installment in the popular detective series, Spencer, the tough-guy private eye from Boston, investigates an arrogant college athlete at Taft University who is suspected of shaving points in basketball games. He soon realizes that corrupt academics and thieves with graduate degrees all have their fingers in the pot.

Moderated by Carole Shmurak, author of 11 books and Professor Emerita at Central Connecticut State University. To participate, contact Carole at and put “Wallingford Mystery Book Club” in the subject line.

Fall 2023:  The Game’s Afoot

The game’s afoot” is a phrase often used by Sherlock Holmes to Watson to mark the start of a crime-solving adventure.  In the books for this fall, we’ll read about crimes that involve actual games: basketball, football and tennis.