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Welcome to the Raleigh/Durham Mystery and True Crime Book Club for Women!

Typically, we meet the 4th Saturday of the month to discuss a mystery (fiction) novel and the 2nd Sunday of the month to discuss a true crime (non-fiction) book. Members are welcome to attend just one or both of these meetings—your preference!

This is a book club for significantly female-identified people—we use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified.

No-show Policy: After two no-shows in a row, or three no-shows overall, you will be permanently removed from the group. We define a no-show as either not showing at all, or canceling within a three-hour window of the beginning of a meeting. Please be conscientious of the other members and keep your RSVPs up-to-date!

Annual Fee: New members will be given a 90 day period to try out the book club, at the end of which a $5 annual fee will be due to cover the costs of this Meetup site, as well as cover costs for any special events we may sponsor. Any extra funds will be donated to OneLove ( http://www.joinonelove.org/ ).

Book Selection: We select our books twice a year at planning meetings that are separate from a regular book club meeting. Any group member who wants to attend a planning meeting may do so subject to the location space limitation—we welcome ideas for places to meet, including members homes, as well as suggestions for books and special events at planning meetings.

Our master book lists can be found here:

• Mystery (fiction): https://tinyurl.com/yyg3hglr

• True Crime (non-fiction): https://tinyurl.com/y68meb7y.

Upcoming events (3)

Future Crimes: everything is connected...Marc Goodman

From former FBI Futurist, Interpol advisor and beat cop Marc Goodman, a deep dive into the digital underground illuminating the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you—and how this makes everyone more vulnerable than you ever thought possible. NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flip side: our technology can be turned against us. And just over the horizon is a tidal wave of scientific progress that will leave our heads spinning—from implantable medical devices to drones and 3-D printers, all of which can be hacked, with disastrous consequences. With explosive insights based on a career in law enforcement and counterterrorism, leading authority on global security Marc Goodman takes readers on a vivid journey through the darkest recesses of the Internet. He explores how bad actors are primed to hijack the technologies of tomorrow. Provocative, thrilling, and ultimately empowering, Future Crimes will serve as an urgent call to action that shows how we can take back control of our own devices and harness technology’s tremendous power for the betterment of humanity—before it’s too late.

Last Days of Night Graham Moore

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From Graham Moore, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and New York Times bestselling author of The Sherlockian, comes a thrilling novel—based on actual events—about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America. New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history—and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul’s client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country? The case affords Paul entry to the heady world of high society—the glittering parties in Gramercy Park mansions, and the more insidious dealings done behind closed doors. The task facing him is beyond daunting. Edison is a wily, dangerous opponent with vast resources at his disposal—private spies, newspapers in his pocket, and the backing of J. P. Morgan himself. Yet this unknown lawyer shares with his famous adversary a compulsion to win at all costs. How will he do it? In obsessive pursuit of victory, Paul crosses paths with Nikola Tesla, an eccentric, brilliant inventor who may hold the key to defeating Edison, and with Agnes Huntington, a beautiful opera singer who proves to be a flawless performer on stage and off. As Paul takes greater and greater risks, he’ll find that everyone in his path is playing their own game, and no one is quite who they seem.

Next Six Month Book selections!!!! and Zoom Christmas gathering

There will be no book for this meeting. We will use the time to select the next 6 months of books, talk and have fun. Please submit suggestions to myself or Jessica. We can add then to the master list. PLEASE submit titles!!

Past events (82)

House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

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