Thomaston Public Library's Intergenerational Book Club will discuss “The Fine Art of Murder” by local author John Noel Chandler Tuesday, July 16, at 2:30 p.m. The library is located in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. All are welcome.

The book is a murder mystery with a refreshing twist: the novel's amateur sleuth also is a renowned art critic. “The Fine Art of Murder” is concerned with a copycat killer emulating the installation pieces of a sculptor. The detective assigned to the case is flummoxed and enlists the help of critic Winthrop Eliot. Chandler is a veteran critic himself and uses his considerable knowledge of the art world to create a fully realized scenario.

On the third Tuesday of each month, the Intergenerational Book Club, a group of men and women of all ages, comes together to share their opinions and ideas about the book selection. Extra copies of the books are purchased by the Friends of the Thomaston Public Library from the Annual Appeal funds; donations are welcome.

Another book discussion July 25

The library will host discussions of two of the three finalists for the Maine Readers' Choice Award this summer. The first discussion, of the novel “A Land More Kind Than Home” by Wiley Cash, will take place Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or