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If you like British Crime, Thriller or Mysteries then we are the place to be. Each month we have two books as recommended reads, a main group read and a value book read. The value book is a read under £4.00. We have our main forum on Goodreads where you can join in all our forum discussions including the monthly books. Please don’t be shy come and be part of our group on Goodreads at Kindle British Mystery Book Club
March Group Read – Slow Horses by Mick Herron
The book we will be reading as a group in March is Slow Horses by Mick Herron. This is the first book in a series that has now reached five with the release of the latest one London Rules. Slow Horses kicks it all off and the blurb says;
“Slough House is a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who’ve screwed up: left a service file on a train, say, blown a surveillance, or become drunkenly unreliable. They’re the service’s poor relations – the slow horses – and most bitter among them is River Cartwright, whose days are spent transcribing mobile phone conversations.
But when a young man is abducted, and his kidnappers threaten to behead him live on the internet, River sees an opportunity to redeem himself. But is the victim who he first appears to be? And what’s the kidnappers’ connection with a disgraced journalist? As the clock ticks on the execution, River finds that everyone involved has their own agenda . . ”
The book has over 300 reviews and a 4 star rating on Amazon. You can join in the discussion on our Goodreads group from the 1st March and if you want to get the book then Click Here
A psychological suspense debut novel is our read this month with “Good Me, Bad Me” by Ali Land. This book has also been a Richard and Judy book club pick for their site.
The blurb on the book says…
Good Me Bad Me is dark, compelling, voice-driven psychological suspense by debut author Ali Land.
How far does the apple really fall from the tree?
Milly’s mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school.
But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother’s trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all.
When tensions rise and Milly feels trapped by her shiny new life, she has to decide: Will she be good? Or is she bad? She is, after all, her mother’s daughter.
As Ever you can join in the discussion on our Goodreads Group at https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/48703-kindle-english-mystery-book-club
The book is available at £4.99 in Kindle Edition at http://amzn.to/2hBUHGR
Available from Amazon.com in paperback and hardback at http://amzn.to/2i6hHNk
Our two book reads this month are:
Main Group Read – Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Value Book Read – Ice Blue by Emma Jameson
Click either book for further details on these titles.
Sleeping in the Ground, by Peter Robinson
Released today in UK and it is the 24th DCI Banks book.
“A shocking mass murder occurs at a wedding in a small Dales church and a huge manhunt follows. Eventually, the shooter is run to ground and things take their inevitable course.
But Banks is plagued with doubts as to exactly what happened outside the church that day, and why. Struggling with the death of his first serious girlfriend and the return of profiler Jenny Fuller into his life, Banks feels the need to dig deeper into the murders, and as he does so, he uncovers forensic and psychological puzzles that lead him to the past secrets that might just provide the answers he is looking for.
When the surprising truth becomes clear, it is almost too late.”
UK Price on Kindle at Amazon is £9.99.
Link to book is: http://amzn.to/2th5MQg
Nominations are now open for the August Group Reads and will close on 16th July 2017 at midnight GMT. Voting will then be from 18th to 25th July 2017 inclusive.
You may nominate Two books, one in each category (1. Group Main Read, 2. Group Value Read)
Value books must be £4 ($6.02) or less and will also be added from the freebies board or good finds.
General rules for Group Reads
1) If your nomination wins – you will be asked to be the discussion leader.
2) No self-nominations by authors please.
3) Please try not to repeat an author we have read in the last year, for the sake of variety. Check the bookshelves to see the authors we’ve read in the past year.
4) For your nomination please try and include Title, Author and Link (Use the “add book/author” link at the top of the comment box).
5) Please ensure your nomination is a British Mystery. See the thread https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/… for what is considered a British Mystery if you are unsure.
If you nominate a book that is part of a series please be sure that it can be read as a standalone for those members that may not have read the other books in the series.
Our Group Read for this month is Die of Shame by Mark Billingham
From British thriller master Mark Billingham, a recent finalist for the Crime Writers’ Association Dagger in the Library, Die of Shame is a chilling story of addiction, subterfuge, and murder.
“Every Monday evening, six people gather in a smart North London house to talk about shame. A respected doctor, a well-heeled housewife, a young male prostitute . . . they could not be more different. All they have in common is a history of addiction. But when one of the group is murdered, it quickly becomes apparent that someone else in that circle is responsible. The investigation is hampered by the strict confidentiality that binds these individuals and their therapist together, which makes things difficult for Detective Inspector Nicola Tanner, a woman who can appreciate the desire to keep personal matters private. If she is to find the killer, she will need to use less obvious means. The question is: What could be shameful enough to cost someone their life? And how do you find the truth when secrets, lies, and denial are second nature to all of your suspects?”
Please note clicking the book will take you to Amazon if you wish to buy it.