Mystery book & video club : The Panama hat

Oct 25, 2022
6:00 PM | Screening
7:15 PM | A la carte dinner in the Club dining Room
skylight gallery

Salmagundi Program Committee

Open to the public; up to 100 seats
Eventbrite tickets required
$10 | General admission
FREE | Salmagundi members with promo code
The member-only promo code is sent in an email to all members, and can also be requested by contacting
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This month, the Mystery & video club will be doing something different; a screening in the Skylight Gallery. The event is led by the book & video club founder Gloria Sampson Knight. If you would like to join us for dinner, please make your reservation via our Reservations page and include the message “Mystery Book Club dinner”.

To miss this would be a crime.

About the Screening

A radio mystery, The Panama hat by Raymond Chandler

A woman hires famous detective Philip Marlowe to protect her artist husband from ominous threats to his life. Presented by special permission of the author c/o Rogers Coleridge & White, Ltd. London

Starring (in order of appearance): Bill McAndrews, Stephen Rembe, Gina Haver, Ed Huether, Andrew Gibson, Burke Searles, Daniel Falcone, Cheryl Venditto, Ron Friedmann

Sound effects and music by Pond5 and Audio Sparx

Produced and directed by April James, The Viking Theater Company

panama hat

About the Mystery Book & Video Club

Since 2013, the Mystery book & video 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 7th 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.