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Virtual Book Club: The Darwin Affair
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Thursday, Aug. 13, 3:00 p.m.
Are you missing your book club?  Or looking for a new book to read and discuss?  Caledon Public Library is hosting a virtual afternoon book club.  This month, we will be reading The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason, as part of Overdrive's Big Library Read global book club. Unlimited copies of the book will be available to borrow on Overdrive from August 3-17; copies are also available on Hoopla. Sign up for free with your library card and use your computer or device to start reading or listening today. Join us to share your opinions and hear what others thought of the book.
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  Book Synopsis:
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. Was Victoria really the assassin’s target? Are those closest to the Crown hiding something? And who is the shadowy figure witnesses describe as having lifeless, coal-black eyes? 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. As the investigation takes Field from the dangerous alleyways of London to the hallowed halls of Oxford, the list of possible conspirators grows, and the body count escalates. And as he edges closer to the Chorister, he uncovers dark secrets that were meant to remain forever hidden...
 


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