This is a monthly book club devoted to the mystery novel.

Welcome to our book group!
We hope that if and when you join our community, we get to meet you soon after.  We like to keep our group filled with active members so you are asked to attend your first meetup within 3 months of joining.

If our group were to have a mission statement, it would probably be along the lines of, "Dedicated to legitimizing the mystery novel as a form of literature...while at the same time indulging in our passion!"

About us:
We tend to read two books per month to compare and contrast. However, you are welcome to attend if you have only read one of the two.

Book List:
For a listing of this years' books, please look under the "More" section at the top of the page and click on "Files".

Attendance Expectations:  This group relies on participation of an active membership.  Please join our group if you plan on attending at least 6 out of 12 meetings a year.

Dues:  I don't collect dues and don't make use of the contribution option throughmeet up. However, twice a year I do ask for donations from members. Meetup charges me twice a year, and charges are based on the size of our group.  As long as donations cover the cost, then there won't need to be any more formal collection system!  I let everyone know ahead of time the collection dates.

Message Boards:
Don't forget to check out our message boards, where you will find previous books read, comments and discussion from members, and info about book swapping!

More info:
For more info about our group, please click on the Pages link up top.

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Welcome, Seattle Mystery Book Lovers!

Recent Meetups

  • July 26 · 4:30 PM

    July Meetup!

    10 Mystery Book Lovers

    July's theme:  Navajos, Utes and crime.  Read one or both books and come ready for a great discussion! Dead Soul, by James Doss (8th Charlie Moon mystery) >> Thief of... Learn more
  • June 28 · 4:30 PM

    June Meetup

    11 Mystery Book Lovers

    June:  Art And Murder.  Read any two, or all three! • Caravaggio’s Angel, by Ruth Brandon  >> • Death and Restoration, by Iain Pears >> • The Art Whisperer, by... Learn more
  • May 31 · 4:30 PM

    May Meetup: Seattle Mystery Lovers!

    11 Mystery Book Lovers | 4.00

    May Theme:  Husbands and Wives Crime Solving Teams *Read any two (or all three!) • Mobbed, By Carol Higgins Clark • Death on Demand, By Carolyn Hart • Ritual Bath, By... Learn more
  • April 26 · 4:30 PM

    April Mystery Lovers Meetup!

    8 Mystery Book Lovers

    Theme this month:  We'll Always Have Paris! Murder in the Marais, by Cara Black >> Aimée Leduc, a Parisian private investigator, has always sworn she would stick to tech... Learn more
  • March 29 · 4:30 PM

    March Meet Up!

    16 Mystery Book Lovers | 4.50

    Our March theme is "Irish Immigrant Women in New York".  One book is set in late 1800's/turn of the century time, the other during the Civil War.  How similar and how... Learn more
  • See all past Meetups

What's new

  • New comment
    Maura D. Maura D. commented on August Meetup
    3 days ago
    Maura D.

    "Looking forward to it! Sorry I will miss the July event. The books just weren'­t my cup of tea."

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  • New Discussion
    Jacque R.

    "Hello! Nicolette and I chatted about going to see Mr. Holmes next week...anyone else like to join us? Monday, August 3rd, 645 showing at AMC Loews Oak Tree 6 on 10006 Aurora Ave. N Meet at ticket booth by 6:30ish...."

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  • New comment
    Kathleen A. S. Kathleen A. S. commented on July Meetup!
    July 26
    Kathleen A. S.

    "sorry. i'm supposed to be there right now but i ran into rain and pokey traffic so i got off i5 and stopped at the kent library to send this message. i couldn'­t get the james doss book, but i loved hillerman as usual...."

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  • New comment
    Patti W. Patti W. commented on July Meetup!
    July 26
    Patti W.

    "Sorry, all. I'm not going to make it today. Not a Hillerman fan...thoug­h he is great at doing what he does. I've already started "Murde­r in Edinburgh"­...and LOVE it! Enjoy discussion.­"

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  • New comment
    Kari M. Kari M. commented on July Meetup!
    July 20
    Kari M.

    "I forgot that I will be out of town next weekend. See you next month!"

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  • New Member
    Luanne B. Luanne B. joined
    July 12
  • New Member
    jdh jdh joined
    July 11
    "I've lived with my family in Washington for 3 years. I've loved reading mysteries since I could read. I'm often struck by how well written & researched some mysteries are, yet they're not on the radar of my friends because they aren't "literatur­e"."
  • New comment
    Maura D. Maura D. commented on July Meetup!
    July 6
    Maura D.

    "I've read these authors before and they just don't tickle my fancy. Catch you in September!"

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  • New comment
    Linda Linda commented on July Meetup!
    July 2

    "I will be away that weekend...b­ut planning to read the books. See you in August,"

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  • New Discussion
    Jacque R. Jacque R. started Mr. Holmes movie
    June 30
    Jacque R.

    "Hello! I was checking out upcoming movies at my local theater (the Grand in Tacoma) and noticed Mr. Holmes coming on July 17th. Wanted to let notify other Holmes enthusiasts. http://www.gran­dcinem...."

    Read more…

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