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Our Reading Group meets monthly on the second Saturday morning for book discussions.

The Reading Group’s next book is Under Orders by Dick Francis.

Dick Francis demonstrates that the acclaimed author may have gained a few steps in this new offer. Francis resummons his most popular protagonist, Sid Halley, a champion jockey turned sleuth, whose racing career was shattered when a horse fell on him and then an adversary mangled his left hand. Last seen in Come To Grief (1995), Halley, who brings racing knowledge, spirit, and resilience to whatever case he tackles, remains one of the most exquisitely developed characters in crime fiction. This adventure starts with Cheltenham Gold Cup day, during which one racegoer drops dead, a horse collapses after a stirring win, and the victorious jockey is discovered shot to death in the parking lot. Juggling several sleuthing assignments, Halley finds himself working not only for the father of the slain jockey but also for a Lord who wants to know if the races his horses run in are being fixed. The plot keeps delivering shocks as Halley's investigation is derailed by threats and violence against his new love. And Francis once again proves himself a master of detail, seamlessly incorporating fascinating facts about DNA technology, myoelectric hands, Internet gambling, and even stitches.

Please join us.  We will meet in the lounge at the church at 9 AM on Saturday, 9 March.

Contact:  George Duckworth      570-584-2234      

              Stephanie Mostowy     570-584-2234