Book Discussion Group

Murder By The Book has a book discussion group that meets at the store.  Meetings are generally on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (the third Monday may be substituted if the Wednesday is not available) The meetings are FREE and open to all. You are welcome to join having read both, only one, or neither of the books.

(Selections subject to change.) 


Monthly Discussion Group -topics for each month


January: First novels or new authors

Date: Wednesday, January 21 at 7:00 pm 

Books: Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer 


February: Mysteries with a social conscience

Date: Wednesday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. 

A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller

Black Water Rising by Attica Locke 



March: Performance by an old pro

Date: Monday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Buried in a Bog by Sheila Connelly

Black Box by Michael Connolly


April: Award nominees/winners

Date: Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Books: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger


May: Historicals


June: UK/Irish


July: Suspense/thrillers


August: Escape Houston (cold settings and/or international)


September: American


October: Supernatural/paranormal


November: Traditional/classics


December: Holiday party 


The noir book group MBTB hosted has disbanded due to low attendance. Thank you for your interest!

ISBN: 9780143123866
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Published: Penguin Books - July 30th, 2013

A gritty, psychological thriller that asks the question: How well can you know anyone? On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two eleven-year-old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the day, they will both be charged with murder.

ISBN: 9780312374877
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Published: Minotaur Books - February 16th, 2010

In Olen Steinhauer's explosive "New York Times "bestseller, Milo Weaver has tried to leave his old life of secrets and lies behind by giving up his job as a "tourist" for the CIA--an undercover agent with no home, no identity--and working a desk at the CIA's New York headquarters.

ISBN: 9781250028754
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Published: Minotaur Books - June 11th, 2013

In A Killing in the Hills, a powerful, intricate debut from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Julia Keller, a mother and a daughter try to do right by a town and each other before it's too late.

ISBN: 9780061735851
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 20th, 2010

Jay Porter has long since made peace with not living the American Dream. He runs his fledgling law practice out of a dingy Houston strip mallwhere his most promising client is a low-rent call girland he's determined to leave the sins of his past buried: the guns, the FBI file, the trial that nearly destroyed him.

ISBN: 9780425251898
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Published: Berkley Books - February 5th, 2013

National bestselling and Agatha Award-nominated author Sheila Connolly introduces a brand-new series set in a small village in County Cork, Ireland, where buried secrets are about to rise to the surface...

ISBN: 9780446556729
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 15th, 2013

In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved.

ISBN: 9781439177730
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Published: Atria Books - December 2nd, 2014

Critics are calling I AM PILGRIM:
"Unputdownable." "--Booklist "
"The best book of 2014." --"Suspense Magazine "
"The next "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."" --"The New York Post"
A breakneck race against time...and an implacable enemy.
An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid.

ISBN: 9781451645859
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Published: Atria Books - March 4th, 2014

""That was it. That was all of it. A grace so ordinary there was no reason at all to remember it. Yet I have never across the forty years since it was spoken forgotten a single word." "