Last night saw our first crime book club meeting of 2015. This year promises to be a good year with several people showing an interest in joining the club. However – last night we were only two!
It’s a weird time straight after Christmas. Apologies were made by regular attendees and February promises to be a busy month.
As for The Girl on the Stairs, the members that were present found it a little unsubstantial and didn’t really find anything to care about in the characters. The writing was beautiful, but the desire for any one character to succeed was missing. You can watch the full meeting below, it’s only 15 minutes long this month.
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For February, we will be reading The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas. The meeting is Wednesday 18th February at 8 p. m. GMT. on Google+ Hangouts.
Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg is not like other policemen. His methods appear unorthodox in the extreme: he doesn’t search for clues; he ignores obvious suspects and arrests people with cast-iron alibis; he appears permanently distracted. In spite of all this his colleagues are forced to admit that he is a born cop.
When strange blue chalk circles start appearing overnight on the pavements of Paris, only Adamsberg takes them – and the increasingly bizarre objects found within them – seriously. And when the body of a woman with her throat savagely cut is found in one, only Adamsberg realises that other murders will soon follow.