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BookEnd #9 Ellen Butler and Mystery Lover's Book Club 8/25/18

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Ann (atstobbs9711) | 253 comments Mod
On today's bookend episode, we had a stimulating interview with Ellen Butler, award winning author of "Isabella's Painting." This was a good mystery based on the actual theft of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.
On March 18, 1990, 13 works of art valued at a combined total of $500 million were stolen from the museum. The theft included works by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Degas, Manet and Flink. If you visit the museum today, the walls show empty frames where the paintings were hung.
Ms. Butler based her story on the theft and wove a mystery around that core. Her protagonist, Karina Cardinal, stumbles on one of the missing paintings during a visit to her future in-laws' home. This begins a very well written mystery where intrigue, misunderstandings, and deception all play an integral part.
Ms Butler will be a guest panelist at the Creatures, Crimes and Creativity Conference in Columbia, Maryland October 5-7, 2018. She can be located on her website, Ellenbutler.net.
We then highlighted another book club. The Mystery Lover's Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 5-6 PM. They meet at the Newton Public Library, 720 North Oak St., Newton, KS 67114. They currently have about 15 active members at the meetings, with others on a mailing list to receive a book each month. Books are suggested to the chair of the club and they are always looking for new and exciting mystery authors. The library also has another book club that meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month. This group reads and discusses other genre of books (including mysteries). We thank Daniel Eells, Adult Services Supervisor for submitting the information on this club.He can be reached at deells@newtonplks.org for information.

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Sandy | 2 comments Thank you for the recommendation for Isabella's Painting. I am from Boston so have heard a lot about the heist and the book sounds interesting. Its now on my very long TBR.

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