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Big Library Read Book Club

Big Library Read Book Club

Join Alameda County Library’s first meeting of the Global Ebook Club!  August’s pick will be a treat for crime mystery lovers as we discuss The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason.

Big Library Read is a worldwide digital book club, and an opportunity for readers to read the same book at the same time without waitlists or holds. OverDrive allows all library users unrestricted access to eBook and eAudiobook formats of this title from August 3 – August 17. The eBook is also available on Hoopla.

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The Darwin Affair

London, June 1860: When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later—and only a block away—Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot. Soon, Field’s investigation exposes a shocking conspiracy in which the publication of Charles Darwin’s controversial On the Origin of Species sets off a string of murders, arson, kidnapping, and the pursuit of a madman named the Chorister. Tim Mason has created a rousing page-turner that both Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would relish and envy.

Thursday, August 13, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
  Adults     Teens  
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