2021 10 28
Mystery book & video club : Transient Desires & Innocent


Due to weather, postponed to October 28, 2021, 5:30PM


Salmagundi, bar

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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 & Video Club in Salmagundi’s bar at 6:30PM. Attendees are required to provide proof of full vaccination upon entry, valid ID, and to wear masks.

This book is widely available through the New York Public Library.
When asking for a book at the NYPL please tell them you are in a book club and need the book by a certain date. They will put a reserve out and get one from another branch, or tell you the closest library to pick up a copy.

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

To miss this would be a CRIME.

About the SCNY Mystery Book & Video 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

In his many years as a Commissario, Guido Brunetti has seen all manner of crime and known intuitively how to navigate the various pathways in his native Venice to discover the person responsible. Now, in the thirtieth novel in Donna Leon’s masterful series, he faces a heinous crime committed outside his jurisdiction.

About the Author

Donna Leon born September 28, 1942, in Montclair, New Jersey) is the American author of a series of crime novels set in Venice, Italy, featuring the fictional hero Commissario Guido Brunetti. In 2003, she received the Corine Literature Prize.


About the Film

9 years after getting himself involved in a quarrel and accidentally killing a man, Mateo (Mario Casas) attempts to start over with his wife Olivia (Aura Garrido). They will, however, be surprised by new developments that will tear their lives apart again.

About the Director

Oriol Paulo (born 30 July 1975) is a Spanish screenwriter and director. He is known for crime thriller movies such as The Body (2012) and The Invisible Guest (2017). Both films garnered international acclaim and were remade in several languages.