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
Date: Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Books: The Second Duchess by Elizabeth Loupas
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Date: Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00
Books: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
Into the Blue by Robert Goddard
Date: Wednesday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Books: The Trinity Game by Sean Chercover
Defending Jacob by William Landay
August: Escape Houston (cold settings and/or international)
December: Holiday party
The noir book group MBTB hosted has disbanded due to low attendance. Thank you for your interest!
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.
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.
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.
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 mall where his most promising client is a low-rent call girl and he's determined to leave the sins of his past buried: the guns, the FBI file, the trial that nearly destroyed him.
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...
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.
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.
"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE 2014 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL
WINNER OF THE 2014 DILYS AWARD
A "SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL "BEST BOOK OF 2013
""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." "
A rich, compelling historical novel-and a mystery of royal intrigue.
With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew.
Harry Barnett lives the life of an Englishman on permanent vacation in Greece, house-sitting for a powerful friend and hiding from a past disgrace. That is, until a guest at the villa disappears on a walking tour, and Harry is the number one suspect. While a Greek detective tries to trap him, and the British tabloids pillory him at home, Harry's conscience is his worst enemy of all.
A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.
After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Entertainment Weekly • The Boston Globe • Kansas City Star
“A legal thriller that’s comparable to classics such as Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent . . . Tragic and shocking, Defending Jacob is sure to generate buzz.”—Associated Press
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Sean Chercover shows a stellar hand through a coiling plot, weaving one taut drama. The story is tense, intelligent, harsh, and surprising just what a reader wants in a thriller. This one goes on your keeper shelf. Steve Berry, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Columbus Affair"