Mystery Book Group Night

Tuesday I met up with my mystery book group to discuss The Woman Who Walked In Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith. While we all thought it was a sweet and cozy book, some members wondered where the body was? Well, these books I don’t think ever have a murder in them. I’ve read about seven or eight in the series and I don’t recall a murder. I think what I like most about the series is the setting.

I’m excited because we have two good books next. In February we will discuss A Small Death In the Great Glen by A.D. Scott followed by The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware in March. I’m excited to read both of those.

And speaking of mysteries, I’ve been adding some titles that have caught my attention lately to my wish list. Here they are:

The Dry by Jane Harper. A debut novel is set in drought-plagued Kiewarra, Australia, Luke Hadler, his wife and 6-year-old child are found dead, a double-murder/suicide. A childhood friend returns, there are family secrets to uncover, and of course are the secrets and deaths related. I haven’t read a lot of books set in Australia so I think that’s part of the draw for why I want to read this book.

Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia. Reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to the forefront…and she inches closer and closer to her death. This reminds me a bit of some other YA novels but I’ve read a couple of really good reviews of this one so I’m expecting a good mystery.

Dead Gone by Luca Veste. A terrifying trip into the darkest corners of psychology, where Detectives Murphy and Rossi rush to catch a serial killer who is stalking a university in Liverpool, ingeniously murdering his victims in a series of deadly experiments. I do enjoy a mystery set among college students and professors. I think this one has a lot of potential. 

So have you heard of some of these or have already read one or two?

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I’m juggling some great reads and I’m looking forward to spending time with my books.

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