I was unable to make last night’s meeting, so want to thank Marina for taking the host role from me for the evening. I’ve watched the video and she did a brilliant job. Thank you Marina.
The book club discussed February’s read, which was Crossbones Yard by Kate Rhodes. It was a pretty mixed bag of views, with one member having already having read the next book in the series and others using the word predictable in relation to the story. So, as you can see. It divided the group. As all good books do! If you want to view the meeting, watch the video below. For some reason, when another person hosts the meeting, even though they have their own settings on gallery view, it always records on a one to one setting, with only the person speaking being on screen at a time. Whereas when I’m recording as owner of the zoom platform we use, it records the gallery view. I’ve viewed it and it doesn’t spoil the experience.
The books we are voting on for next month are below. Read the blurbs and leave your vote in the comments below. You have until the end of Friday to cast your vote. The theme for the month is exotic locations, which can be widely interpreted. The next meeting is Monday 28th March 8pm GMT (British time zone).
A Necessary Evil by Abir Mukherjee
Hundreds of miles above Earth, the space station Ciudad de Cielo – The City in the Sky – is a beacon of hope for humanity’s expansion into the stars. But not everyone aboard shares such noble ideals.
Bootlegging, booze, and prostitution form a lucrative underground economy for rival gangs, which the authorities are happy to turn a blind eye to until a disassembled corpse is found dancing in the micro-gravity.
In charge of the murder investigation is Nikki “Fix” Freeman, who is not thrilled to have Alice Blake, an uptight government goody-two-shoes, riding shotgun. As the bodies pile up, and the partners are forced to question their own memories, Nikki and Alice begin to realize that gang warfare may not be the only cause for the violence.