Joseph Conrad was born in Poland and was a merchant mariner for many years. He did not learn English until his early 20s. After his years at sea, he settled in England and wrote fiction based on his experiences. In time he gained critical acclaim for the seriousness of his work. In “The Secret Sharer,” a ship’s captain newly appointed to his command, who wonders if he “should turn out faithful to that ideal conception of one’s own personality everyman set for himself secretly,” hauls a mysterious naked man aboard and hides him in his cabin. The man had been a crewmember on another ship and had killed someone. In the interplay of the two characters, Conrad weaves a chilling tale that touches on large themes of human destiny.
“Kiss Me, Kill Me” Mystery Book Discussions with Donna
Please join us in November for a discussion of "The Murder List" by Hank Phillippi Ryan, with Special Guest Author Hank Phillippi Ryan ... A bright, hard-working law student married to a faithful and devoted husband discovers that everything she believes about her life is false and is caught up in a game of cat-and-mouse for her very survival.
Please join us in December for a discussion of "Unfinished Business" by J.A. Jance, with Special Guest Author J.A. Jance ... Ali Reynolds' personal life is in turmoil when two separate men show up on the scene-a serial killer and a former employee of her husband's who has just been released from a sixteen-year prison sentence for murdering his girlfriend. With lives hanging in the balance, Ali must thread the needle between good and evil in this heart-pounding and sharply written thriller from J.A. Jance, the "grand master of the genre." Open to all. Registration is required. You will receive a Zoom link by email the day before the meeting.