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The Yard - Alex Grecian

1889, LONDON. JACK THE RIPPER’S REIGN OF TERROR IN FINALLY OVER, BUT A NEW ONE IS JUST BEGINNING. Victorian London—a violent cesspool of squalid depravity. Only twelve detectives—The Murder Squad—are expected to solve the thousands of crimes committed here each month. Formed after the Metropolitan Police’s spectacular failure in capturing Jack the Ripper, the Murder Squad suffers the brunt of public contempt. But no one can anticipate the brutal murder of one of their own… A Scotland Yard Inspector has been found stuffed in a black steamer trunk at Euston Square Station, his eyes and mouth sewn shut. When Walter Day, the squad’s new hire, is assigned to the case, he finds a strange ally in Dr. Bernard Kingsley, the Yard’s first forensic pathologist. Their grim conclusion: this was not just a random, bizarre murder but in all probability, the first of twelve. Because the squad itself it being targeted and the devious killer shows no signs of stopping before completing his grim duty. But Inspector Day has one more surprise, something even more shocking than the crimes: the killer’s motive.

The book for May is "The Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline

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  • Donna

    It was an entertaining story & I enjoyed reading it. The discussion was good as always.

    April 22, 2014

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    A former member

    The book was passable but as always the discussion was terrific.

    April 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    While I did not read the book, meeting the group was great!

    April 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great discussion! I look forward to being able to contribute next month.

    April 22, 2014

  • Doug

    Average book, 'interesting' discussion.

    April 21, 2014

  • Cathy M.

    I enjoyed the discussion AND reading the book!

    April 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    While not my favorite book, the conversation was great & made up for the book's shortcomings :)

    April 21, 2014

  • Donna

    Come anyway

    April 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Darn! I have two more hours on the audiobook and the meeting is in one hour! I hate to miss the discussion, but I'm really enjoying the suspense of the closing action. See you next month :)

    April 21, 2014

  • Doug

    I am close to starting a new book club for those of us who would like to meet twice a month. This is NOT, NOT, NOT, in place of this one which I truly enjoy and will continue to attend. The tentative new meeting would be on the FIRST Monday of the month at the Fountain City Library (just up from Littons). They have a very nice meeting room and were very receptive to having a book club meet there. Would love to have your input.

    April 19, 2014

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      Since I live in Halls, this might work for me.

      April 19, 2014

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    A former member

    All three choices for June look great.

    April 17, 2014

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    Sry can"t make it

    April 16, 2014

  • Gloria

    Be sure to send me your suggestions for June by April 1.

    March 18, 2014

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