Welcome to the home page of The Cloak and Clue Society. We are a mystery discussion group that meets to talk about mystery fiction and related topics. Our group leader is Beverly De Weese.

We meet at Kingo Lutheran Church, 1225 East Olive Street, in Shorewood, Wisconsin. The church is located just a few blocks north of Capitol Drive off of Wilson Drive.

Our meetings are held on the Fourth Sunday of each month. They begin at 2:30 p. m. and last about two hours. Coffee is served. Members are welcome to bring some food item to pass and should provide their own drinks other than coffee.

It is not necessary to be a member of the group to attend the meetings. Our monthly newsletter is a great way to keep up to date with not only our meetings but the mystery world in general. Subscriptions to the newsletter are $15.00 and can be paid at the monthly meeting to our treasurer, Barbara Lee, 2742 North Prospect, Milwaukee, WI 53211. Please e-mail suggestions for this page to Gary Warren Niebuhr at gniebuhr (@ sign) wi.rr.com.

09/29/13 Mystery Debuts A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller and Dark Winter by David Mark A group discussion
10/27/13 TBA TBA BTBA
11/24/13 Mysteries with a Paranormal Twist The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian; The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman; The Woman in Black by Susan Hill Beth Fedyn
12/29/13 Why I am Talking About This Book! TBA TBA
1/26/14 Those Chicago Guys Innocence Game by Michael Harvey; Two Days of Daniel Hayes by Marcus Sakey Mary Norris
02/23/14 Some Holmes Pastiches Laurie R. King and Michael Robertson Maureen Conaty
03/23/14 Two Towns in Scotland The Blackhouse by Peter May; Beneath the Abbey Wall by A. D. Scott Barbara Hahn and Beverly DeWeese
04/24/14 Meet Reed Farrel Coleman Onion Street and Hurt Machine Ted Hertel
05/18/14 From Book to Small Screen: What Turns a Literary Detective Into Prime-Time Crime? Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves and a Father Brown short story by G. K. Chesterton Lynn Meidam
06/2014 TBA TBA TBA

We have had annual banquets in June with a guest speaker. Guest speakers have included authors such as Sandra Balzo, D. C. Brod, Julie Hyzy and Michael Black , J. A. (Joe) Konrath , William Kent Krueger , Libby Fischer Hellman, Jeremiah Healy (Terry Devane), Terence Faherty , Toni Fennelly, Nancy Atherton and Alzina Stone Dale. Watch for the announcement of this year's speaker in the list above.

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Ted Hertel, Sandra Balzo, Bev DeWeese, Gary Warren Niebuhr (2008) Ted Hertel, D. C. Brod, Bev DeWeese, Beth Fedyn and Gary Warren Niebuhr (2007) Ted Hertel, Michael Black, Julie Hyzy, and Gary Warren Niebuhr with Bev DeWeese down front(2006)
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J. A. Konrath with the Cloakers (2005) Beth Fedyn, Libby Fischer Hellman, Ted Hertel Jr.(2003) Gary Warren Niebuhr, Jeremiah Healy, Ted Hertel, Jr.(2002)