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Anyone Interested In Mysteries & Crime, Join The Book Shop Mystery & Crime Club, A book club devoted to the best in Crime fiction, from Hammett to Lehane and beyond. If you’d like to sit around and gas with a bunch of like-minded Crime fanatics, email TheBookShop@yahoo.com and put Mystery & Crime Club in the subject line. The Book Shop Ball Square

Upcoming events (5)

August Meeting: to discuss The Black Echo by Michael Connelly

Eastern Bank (formerly Wainwright Bank)

The Black Echo is the first of the very popular Harry Bosch series. I haven't read any of Connelly's work, but this one won an Edgar, so it's probably a good place to start.

September Meeting : to discuss River of Darkness by Ronnie Airth

Eastern Bank (formerly Wainwright Bank)

River of Darkness is the first of Airth's John Madden series. It's a psychological thriller set in England just after WWI. The descriptions make it clear that this is a two-way character study focusing on the psychology of both the criminal and the detective. Sounds good.

October Meeting: to discuss The Mind's Eye by Hakan Nesser

Eastern Bank (formerly Wainwright Bank)

Another first of a series, The Mind's Eye introduces Chief Inspector Van Veeteren looking into a case closed as a domestic homicide that turns out to be something else. One of the blurbs says: "A Swedish crime writer as thrilling as Mankell, a detective as compelling as Wallander . . ." If so, this will be a good one.

November Meeting: to discuss The Curse of the Pogo Stick

Eastern Bank (formerly Wainwright Bank)

Set in Laos, The Curse of the Pogo Stick by Colin Cotterill sounds like a wild ride. It's got a shaman, a demon, a curse and maybe an exorcism. The blurb and some reviews suggest it is a unique mix of supernatural, mystery and cultural exploration. Sounds like fun.

Past events (59)

July Meeting: Discussing Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

Eastern Bank (formerly Wainwright Bank)

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