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Crime Club January

Join us on Monday, January 9 at 7 PM as the Crime Club discusses Whitefly by Abdelilah Hamdouche

About the Book

When a fourth corpse in three days washes up in Tangier with a bullet in the chest, Detective Laafrit knows this isn't just another illegal immigrant who didn't make it to the Spanish coast. The traffickers. The drug dealers. The smugglers. They know what it takes to get a gun into Morocco, and so does Laafrit. As his team hunts for the gun, Laafrit follows a hunch and reveals an international conspiracy to unlock the case. Whitefly is a fast-paced crime thriller from the Arab west.

About the Author

Born in Meknès, Morocco in 1958, Abdelilah Hamdouchi is one of the first writers of police fiction in Arabic and a prolific, award-winning screenwriter of police thrillers. Many of his novels, including the acclaimed The Final Bet, address democratic and human rights issues. He lives in Rabat, Morocco. Translator Jonathan Smolin is the author of Moroccan Noir: Police, Crime, and Politics in Popular Culture (2013). He lives in Hanover, NH.

About the Crime Club

The Crime Club reads one paperback mystery a month and its discussions are led by Joanne Picard. We typically meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. It's free and everyone is welcome to join. We talk about the characters, the plot, the setting, and the language. We reveal why we liked the book or why we didn't. Sometimes we agree and sometimes we don't. Mostly we have a good time talking crime. 

Each selection of the mystery book discussion group is discounted 20% at the Odyssey Bookshop. Click on the link below to order online. Use code BOOKCLUB to apply the discount at checkout.

Event date: 
Monday, January 9, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
9 College St
South Hadley, MA 01075
Whitefly By Abdelilah Hamdouchi, Jonathan Smolin (Translator) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9789774167515
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hoopoe - March 15th, 2016

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