Corte Madera Book Group: Luisa Smith - Mysteries Abroad winter2024

Book Group: Mysteries Abroad

January - April, 2nd Friday of the month

4 Fridays, 10:30AM-12:00PM Pacific Time

Corte Madera Store




There is no better way to learn about a country than to explore the parts that are hidden from most tourists -  the hidden streets and alleyways where crimes occur, following the investigators unique to each locale. 

This book group will read a crime fiction book from a different country each month, deciphering what themes in crime fiction cross borders, as well as the unique spin on the formula that comes from each place. 


BOOKS TO BE READ (available for purchase at link in titles below):



Luisa Smith is the Buying Director of Book Passage, where she has worked for over 25 years, and editor-in-chief of Penzler Publishers which includes the mystery fiction imprints Mysterious Press and Scarlet. She grew up surrounded by books as her father is the bestselling author, Martin Cruz Smith and her mother was an English teacher. A childhood filled with books has resulted in a lifelong love of every aspect of the book world, but the mystery genre holds a particularly special place in her heart.


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