Tonight my mystery book group got together to discuss Real Murders by Charlaine Harris. We had a large crowd tonight and I think we were evenly divided on those who enjoyed it and those who were expecting a better mystery. I had high expectations for this book as I’ve enjoyed some of the Sookie Stackhouse books that Harris writes but this book left me wanting. You can read more of my thoughts on this cozy mystery here.
So, this year I’ve not liked most of the books we’ve read in book group. That’s a bit odd but it happens sometimes. However, I think things will finally turn around next month. We are reading What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris. I’ve already started this book and so far I like the main character and have even been surprised by one event. I think this is definitely a good start.
In the upcoming months we’ll be reading books by Laura Lippman, Robert Crais and Billy Boyle by James R. Benn. Anyone read the Billy Boyle book? That one sounded good to me.
And, I did suggest a book to my mystery group, The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri (click on title for my review). I have to give you the backstory about this book. The first time I tried to read this book I didn’t like it at all. I even gave it away but the friend I gave it to returned it back to me and told me she liked it. Well, that was a couple of years ago and I finally picked it up again and guess what? I really, really liked this book. I’m sure I’ll have to revisit with Inspector Montalbano soon. Oh yes, and The Shape of Water is a challenge read so another one down in the First in the Series challenge. Woo-hoo.