Book Club Discussion | The Mystery of the 99 Steps

We often offer book discussions in support of our public events and also for our monthly Luann Dummer Center for Women Book Club.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Luann Dummer Center for Women

O'Shaughnessy Education Center, Room 103


Free and Open to the Public

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Feel free to bring your lunch and/or beverage with you to the discussion.

This year, in honor of our March 2013 Women’s History Month speaker Dr. Sara Paretsky, we will focus on women mystery writers. We have included in our list some classic titles and some less well-known. We are focusing on novels with female detectives.

The Mystery of the 99 Steps

Nancy Drew's search for a flight of 99 steps to solve the mystery of a friend's weird dream takes her to France. But before she leaves the United States, an unknown person calling himself Monsieur Neuf warns the young sleuth not to pursue her mission.

With her friends Bess and George, Nancy arrives in Paris to join her father who is working on another case: to find out what, or who, is frightening wealthy financier Monsieur Leblanc into selling large amounts of securities.

Startling discoveries convince the young detective that Mr. Drew's case and her own mystery are linked by the 99 steps, and that a mysterious Arab has a strong hold over Leblanc. Is it blackmail? she wonders.

Nancy's quest for further clues leads to a romantic chateau country in the Loire Valley, where a web of danger closes in tightly around the three girls. How Nancy unearths the exciting mystery of the 99 steps will hold the reader spellbound with suspense.

The Mystery of the 99 Steps