2021 07 26
Mystery book & video club : Murder on the Metro and The Whole Truth.


July 26, 2021, 6:30PM



Online on ZOOM


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Admission for this event is free. Open to the public.
Sponsored by the Program Committee

You are invited to join in the discussion with the SCNY Mystery Book Club, online this month on Zoom.

To join the online discussion on Monday, July 26th, at 6:30PM, please go to the Zoom website, hit join a meeting, and put in the Zoom meeting ID # 841 8951 9125 and password: Mystery.

The discussion is led by SCNY Mystery Book Club founder Gloria Sampson Knight.

To miss this would be a CRIME.

About the SCNY Mystery Book Club
Since 2013 the SCNY Book Club has met monthly with the exception of June and July. The books discussed are primarily mystery novels. Some memorable authors explored have included Agatha Christie, Lee Child, Louise Penny and Ruth Rendell.
Books are selected based on geographic or historical interest, such as works by author Donna Leon whose crime novels are set in Venice, Italy and Peter Tremayne, Celtic scholar and historian whose focus is Seventh Century Ireland. We have had new authors discuss their writings including Paul Paradise, who writes about murder, trademark counterfeiting, and product piracy and Radha Vatsal, award winning mystery writer whose books center around a young female reporter in New York City during the 1910’s.
All books selected are readily accessible through the public library, and when not, can be purchased for a nominal fee. This is in alliance with the SCNY 50l (c) (3) Not for Profit organization status, as providing free arts programs for the general public.

About the Book

Israel: A drone-based terrorist attack kills dozens on a sun-splashed beach in Caesarea.

Washington: America awakens to the shattering news that Vice President Stephanie Davenport has died of an apparent heart attack.

That same morning, a chance encounter on the Washington Metro results in international private investigator Robert Brixton thwarting an attempted terrorist bombing. Brixton has no reason to suspect that the three incidents have anything in common, until he’s contacted by Kendra Rendine, the Secret Service agent who headed up the vice president’s security detail. Rendine is convinced the vice president was murdered and needs Brixton’s investigative expertise to find out why.

About the Film

Defense attorney Richard Ramsay works the case of 17-year-old Mike Lassiter’s alleged murder of his wealthy lawyer father Boone, a professional friend. Ramsay feels pressure to save Mike, but Mike’s complete silence makes it difficult. Ramsay employs young, talented lawyer Janelle Brady, daughter of another professional friend, as his associate after she leaves a career in corporate law.

The Whole Truth is a 2016 American thriller film directed by Courtney Hunt and written by Nicholas Kazan. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Gabriel Basso, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Renée Zellweger, and Jim Belushi. The film was released on October 21, 2016.

About the Author

Jon Land is the USA Today bestselling author of 50 books, including ten titles in the critically acclaimed Caitlin Strong series. Jon has taken over the MURDER, SHE WROTE book series based on the hit CBS television show starring Angela Lansbury. Jon’s award-wining nonfiction titles include Betrayal (2011), winner of the 2011 International Book Award in True Crime and Takedown (2016) which won both 2016’s USA Best Books Award and the International Book Award in True Crime.  His latest nonfiction titles include No Surrender (July 2017) and 1st and Forever (August 2018), both of which won the American Book Fest Award in their respective nonfiction categories. He is an emeritus board member and currently sits on the marketing committee for the International Thriller Writers.

About the Director

Courtney Hunt (born 1964) is an American director and screenwriter. Hunt directed and wrote the screenplay for Frozen River, a film starring Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, and Charlie McDermott in 2008. Frozen River was originally a short film and it first premiered in 2004 at the New York Film Festival. She then turned Frozen River into a feature-length film. It was nominated in 2009 at the 81st Academy Awards, and it was also nominated for the 24th Independent Spirit Awards. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.