Once again, the Esteemed Members of DVdL outdid themselves! Great care went into every aspect of the November gathering -- from the food (including prime rib steak, chicken, coleslaw, cheesecake and so much more), to the decorations (including the tableau of various props), to the inventive outfits sported by adventurous club members (including chef hats and a rubber chicken). The book in question, "Prime Cut" by Diane Mott Davidson, was the center of a lively discussion (vivisection?) on the execution of the book itself and an evaluation of the murder mystery genre overall. Then came a presentation of the blog and new developments for the group such as day trips and an up-coming New Year's Eve Murder Mystery party. Finally, EATS!
Esteemed Members Jennifer and Hunter Johnson did a fabulous job of hosting the event and Esteemed Member Nedra Young was the evening's wonderful facilitator.
Esteemed Member Peggy V. revealed she had found the book's treasure and opened a cigar box full of costume jewelry. Estimated value: $12.50.