Last night the crime book club met up for the last meeting of 2014. We discussed, the very festive, The Ho Ho Ho Mystery by Bob Burke. It was a story with a pig for a protagonist and various other story book characters as sidekicks and characters within the novel. Santa has been kidnapped and Mrs C wants Harry Pigg, the detective’s, help in finding him before it’s too late.
Yes, it all sounds a ridiculous story and one that you wouldn’t expect the book club to read, but you won’t expect this either – it was an absolute hit! Seriously, every member really enjoyed the book and that was after going into it not expecting to like it at all. Reasons given for liking it were the narrative voice of Harry which was reminiscent of 1950’s noir, the wit, and the sarcastic nods to shows such as CSI Miami. (You need to read it to understand) In fact, we all suggest you do read it this festive season! It’s only 179 pages long and it’s a great little read. Just watch the meeting below to see how much we enjoyed it and were surprised by how much we did. Just set your disbelief to the side for a couple of hours and see what you think.
Next month we are reading we are meeting on Wednesday 21st January 21st January at 8 p.m. GMT on Google+ Hangouts. Feel free to join. Instructions on how to access the meeting can be found Here.
We are reading The Girl on the Stairs by Louise Welsh.
Jane Logan is a stranger to Berlin and she finds the city alive and echoing with the ghosts of its turbulent past. At six months pregnant, she’s instructed by her partner Petra to rest and enjoy her new life in Germany. But while Petra is out at work, Jane begins to feel uneasy in their chic apartment. Screams reverberate through the walls, lights flicker in the derelict building that looms over the yard, a shadow passes on the stairs…Jane meets a neighbour’s daughter, a girl whose life she tries to mend, but her involvement only further isolates her. Alone and haunted, Jane fears the worst…but the worst is yet to come. Louise Welsh, the acclaimed author of The Cutting Room, delivers another masterful suspense novel. The Girl on the Stairs is a powerful psychological thriller packed with twists and turns to keep you reading well into the night. Read it, or be left in the dark.