Last night the Crime book club discussed Murder in Mykonos by Jeffrey Siger. As it was August we had wanted a summer themed crime book. We had a couple of apologies for members who were unable to make it so we were a small group, but did we think it met its mark?
It definitely stood its ground on setting in the beautiful Greek island of Mykonos. Siger beautifully rendered the island in sight and heat and feel for all members. It was mostly enjoyed and as the start of a series two of the three attending said they would read further books.
Last night saw us discuss it being the year anniversary of the book club and we discussed what our favourite books of the year had been and what we got out of being in the club. You can see the full conversation below.
Next month we will be reading Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller.
Eighty-two years old, and recently widowed, Sheldon Horowitz has grudgingly moved to Oslo, with his grand-daughter and her Norwegian husband. An ex-Marine, he talks often to the ghosts of his past – the friends he lost in the Pacific and the son who followed him into the US Army, and to his death in Vietnam.
When Sheldon witnesses the murder of a woman in his apartment complex, he rescues her six-year-old son and decides to run. Pursued by both the Balkan gang responsible for the murder, and the Norwegian police, he has to rely on training from over half a century before to try and keep the boy safe. Against a strange and foreign landscape, this unlikely couple, who can’t speak the same language, start to form a bond that may just save them both.
The meeting is on Wednesday 17th September 2014 at 8 p.m. GMT on Google+ Hangouts. You can find the how-to Here. If you’ve not yet managed to join us we’d love to see you.
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What has been your favourite book of the year? Full list of meetings on YouTube Here. 🙂