Clueless Mystery Club

Cover of Before the Poison by Peter Robinson.


Meets the Second Wednesday of every month from 5:30 - 6:30 PM

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July's Pick is Before the Poison by Peter Robinson.

Quietly reeling from the death of his beloved wife, Chris Lowndes decides to return to the Yorkshire Dales after twenty-five successful years spent in Hollywood composing film scores. He purchases Kilnsgate House, a charming old mansion deep in the country, but something about the place disturbs him. His unease intensifies when he learns Kilnsgate was once the scene of a sensational murder. More than fifty years earlier, prominent doctor Ernest Arthur Fox was poisoned there, allegedly by his beautiful and much younger wife, Grace, who was subsequently tried, condemned, and hanged for the crime.

His curiosity piqued, Chris decides to investigate, and the more he discovers, the more convinced he becomes of Grace's innocence. Despite warnings to leave it
be, his quest for the truth is soon leading him through dark shadows of the past . . .
and into a strange web of secrets that lie perilously close to the present.

A complex, multilayered thriller, Before the Poison is one of Peter Robinson's most brilliant novels--and one readers won't soon forget.


Event date: 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 5:30pm

Event address: 

536 Granite Ave
Richmond, VA 23226
Before the Poison: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062204684
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 25th, 2017