Mystery Book Lovers’ Club February 2019

After a lively discussion of PERFECT NANNY, I’m looking forward to the February meeting, the last at the usual meeting spot (for awhile anyway). Our list of upcoming titles follows, along with a few tidbits from industry news and local authors.

February 2019: Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

A psychological thriller about how a secret can bind two friends together forever…or tear them apart. Kit Owens harbored only modest ambitions for herself when the mysterious Diane Fleming appeared in her high school chemistry class. But Diane’s academic brilliance lit a fire in Kit, and the two developed an unlikely friendship. Until Diane shared a secret that changed everything between them.

Literary Tidbits

Looking for new titles? The 2019 Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Award nominees are chosen by mystery fans and registered members of the Left Coast Crime convention. Click to find all the nominees, which include a familiar name, Lori Rader-Day’s Under a Dark Sky for best mystery, and another Chicago-area author, Tracy Clark, for Broken Places (Kensington Books). Congrats to the nominees, and readers who get to enjoy their work!

Serendipitously, our March 2019 author, Sophie Hannah, will also be the keynote speaker at the March 23 2091 Murder & Mayhem Chicago, a one-day conference geared to readers and librarians looking for new books and aspiring authors hoping to learn about craft and publishing careers. Student pricing available. It’s a great day for those who love the genre!

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Our Book List:

March 2019: The Mystery of Three Quarters: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) April 2019: Caged (Agent Sayer Altair #1) by Ellison Cooper
May 2019: The Frangipani Tree Mystery
June 2019: Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found by Gilbert King
July 2019: The Widows of Malabar by Sujata Massey
August 2019: The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
September 2019: The Feral Detective by Jonathan Lethem,
October 2019: Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told  by Poso Wells
November 2019: The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz