2021 09 28
Mystery book & video club : The Witch Elm and Clickbait


September 28, 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 & Video Club, online this month on Zoom.

To join the online discussion on Tuesday, September 28th, at 6:30PM, please go to the Zoom website, hit join a meeting, and put in the Zoom meeting ID # 858 2508 6744 and password: Mystery.

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

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who’s dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life: he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family’s ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden – and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

About the Author

Tana French, born 1973 in Burlington, Vermont, is an American-Irish writer and theatrical actress. She is a longstanding resident of Dublin, Ireland. Her debut novel In the Woods (2007), a psychological mystery, won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards for best first novel. The Independent has referred to her as “the First Lady of Irish Crime,” who very quietly has become a huge international name among fiction readers.


About the Film

When family man Nick Brewer is abducted in a crime with a sinister online twist, those closest to him race to uncover who is behind it and why.

About the Producers

Tony Ayres (born 16 July 1961) is an Australian showrunner, screenwriter, director in television and feature film. He is most notable for his films Walking on Water and The Home Song Stories, as well his work in television, including working as the showrunner on The Slap and teen adventure series Nowhere Boys.

Christian White is an Australian author, screenwriter and producer. His debut novel, The Nowhere Child, won the 2017 Wheeler Centre Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript.

Christian co-created the television series Clickbait, with Tony Ayres (The Slap), which went straight to number 1 on Netflix in 41 countries, including Australia, the US and the UK.