Last night we discussed Derek B. Miller’s Norwegian by Night at the Crime Book Club online meeting. It was a great meeting as usual and extremely entertaining. I do love meeting up once a month to discuss these books because having that ability to meet in a face to face way with fans of the genre is just brilliant fun, especially if there is a slight difference of opinion. And with books you’ll get that because they’re subjective. We all like different things and the genre is so wide open, it gives us plenty to play with.
Anyway, enough of me fawning about the club itself, back to the book. As I said, there was a difference of opinion about the book last night, but if you’re watching the video below you’re going to have to wait until we get about half way through before you see it. Most of the members did really enjoy the book and the protagonist, 82-year-old, Sheldon Horowitz. A real different take on the genre. There was disagreement about whether the book mashed storylines together well. Watch the video below. It’s an interesting one.
Next month we are reading Crossbones Yard by Kate Rhodes
Alice Quentin is a psychologist with some painful family secrets, but she has a good job, a good-looking boyfriend, and excellent coping skills, even when that job includes evaluating a convicted killer who’s about to be released from prison. One of the highlights of her day is going for a nice, long run around her beloved London—it’s impossible to fret or feel guilty about your mother or brother when you’re concentrating on your breathing—until she stumbles upon a dead body at a former graveyard for prostitutes, Crossbones Yard.
The dead woman’s wounds are alarmingly similar to the signature style of Ray and Marie Benson, who tortured and killed thirteen women before they were caught and sent to jail. Five of their victims were never found. That was six years ago, and the last thing Alice wants to do is to enter the sordid world of the Bensons or anyone like them. But when the police ask for her help in building a psychological profile of the new murderer, she finds that the killer—and the danger to her and the people she cares about—may already be closer than she ever imagined.
We are meeting on Wednesday 15th October at 8 p.m. GMT on Google+ Hangouts.
We would really love to see some new members. Don’t be shy. Please join us. You’d be warmly welcomed. The how-to post is at the top of the blog Here. I look forward to seeing you next month!