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
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.
Back Channel  by Stephen L. Carter
Of Blood and Sorrow  by Valerie Wilson Wesley
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.