Heat of the Night Book Group

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

Heat of the Night Book Group reads and discusses mystery novels written by African American or African authors, or featuring an African-American or African detective. The club meets to discuss the books as mystery novels and as reflections of the black experience.

When: Second Saturday in: January, March, May, July, September, and November; at 2:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted, see individual listings)
Where: Bluford Branch
Contact: Bernard Norcott-Mahany at 816.701.3482

Schedule

July 11
Devil's Peak by Deon Meyer


September 12
What It Was by George Pelecanos


November 14
The Tempest Tales by Walter Mosley



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Group Leader

Bernard Norcott-Mahany

Bernard Norcott-Mahany is a technical assistant at the L.H. Bluford Branch, where he also serves as the Library's resident connoisseur of classic literature. He holds master's degrees in Ancient Greek from Loyola University Chicago and in English Literature from Syracuse University. He teaches Greek mythology at Johnson County Community College. For more info on the Heat of the Night Book Group, contact Bernard Norcott-Mahany at 816.701.3482.