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message 1: by Donna, Co-Moderator (last edited Sep 06, 2013 08:14AM) (new)

Donna | 2178 comments Mod
Nominations will be open until September 3 voting until September 9.

The poll is located at https://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/1...

Please read rules below

General rules for Group Reads

1) If your nomination wins - you will be the discussion moderator.

2) One (1) nomination only per person. Neither self-nominations by authors nor nominations by their respective publishers or publicist will be accepted.

3) Do not cheat or manipulate results. It is not acceptable to create fake accounts to nominate books or vote in polls and it is not acceptable to invite people to the site for the sole purpose of nominating a book or voting for a book in a poll. It is not acceptable to ask for votes or influence the poll in any way. If the moderators feel that a group read poll has been manipulated, the book in question will be disqualified. If the moderators feel that the user(s) are fake accounts, these will be reported to Goodreads for further review.

4) Please do not repeat an author we have read in the last year. Check the bookshelves to see the authors we've read in the past year.
http://www.goodreads.com/group/booksh...

5) For your nomination please include Title, Author and Link (Use the "add book/author" link at the top of the comment box).

Since we are an international group, please check to make sure the book is readily available in more than one format. the last thing we want is to nominate a book that no one can get.

Finally, a word about series - the joy or bane of a mystery reader's life! Please consider whether the book you are nominating would be best read by someone who has read all the previous books in the series or can be enjoyed by someone new to the series too.


message 2: by Carmen (new)

Carmen | 2477 comments I tried the link for last years book list, but it's not working. Says the page can't be found. Is there another link I can use instead? Thanks so much! :D


message 3: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (last edited Aug 28, 2013 02:10AM) (new)

Hayes (hayes13) | 2060 comments Mod
Thanks for letting us know, Carmen.
I'm working on it...
Watch this space :-)

Here you go: Link to Bookshelf


message 4: by Carmen (new)

Carmen | 2477 comments Yay--it works! Thank you. :D


message 5: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (last edited Aug 28, 2013 02:52AM) (new)

Hayes (hayes13) | 2060 comments Mod
You're welcome.
Just a reminder
For everyone's info

You can find the links to the group bookshelf and more by going to the group's home page in the upper-right corner (under your mini avatar) of every page: there is a list of all the permalinks, or whatever they are called: bookshelf, polls, discussions, etc.


message 6: by Bill (new)

Bill Let me be the first to nominate a book; Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson, the first Gaslight Mystery.


message 7: by Donna, Co-Moderator (new)

Donna | 2178 comments Mod
I'll nominate The First Wave by James R. Benn. I'm curently reading this and really enjoying it. It is the second book in the series but the backstory is addressed in the first few chapters so you do not have to read the first to enjoy the second.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

I nominate The Bone Thief by Thomas O'Callaghan, www.thomasocallaghan.com, first in this ongoing series.


message 9: by Ann (last edited Aug 30, 2013 06:45PM) (new)

Ann | 10 comments I nominate Virals by Kathy Reichs.
Virals


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message 11: by Donna, Co-Moderator (new)

Donna | 2178 comments Mod
Soumyashri wrote: "Dark Revelations (Level 26, #3) by Anthony E. Zuiker"

Hi Soumyashri. I noticed that this book is the end of a trilogy. Will members who haven't read the first 2 be able to enjoy this book?

Donna


message 12: by Matt (new)

Matt | 16 comments What if my book wins, but I don't want to moderate the discussion. I enjoy reading the discussions of books that I've read, but I'm not really on here enough to moderate a discussion.


message 13: by Donna, Co-Moderator (new)

Donna | 2178 comments Mod
Matt wrote: "What if my book wins, but I don't want to moderate the discussion. I enjoy reading the discussions of books that I've read, but I'm not really on here enough to moderate a discussion."

Hi Matt, Well, moderator duties are not to arduous. Checking in or posing a question every few days to keep the conversation going is all we suggest. Sometimes the conversation just takes off and the moderator really does not have to do much.


message 14: by Matt (new)

Matt | 16 comments Ok, then I nominate Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

It's a little dark and creep at times, but the suspense and build up throughout the whole book made for a very fast and exciting read.

It looks like the movie comes out in 2014.


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

Bone Thief
This is the link for my previous nomination.


message 16: by Cathy (new)

Cathy DuPont (cathydupont) | 132 comments Matt wrote: "What if my book wins, but I don't want to moderate the discussion. I enjoy reading the discussions of books that I've read, but I'm not really on here enough to moderate a discussion."

Great question and one I've thought of. Thanks for asking Matt.


message 17: by Gail (new)

Gail Stewart rumsey | 3 comments I nominate Sleight of Hand by Phillip Margolin.


message 18: by Richard (last edited Sep 01, 2013 05:50AM) (new)

Richard Sutton (richardsutton) | 6 comments We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

I nominate my favorite Shirley Jackson -- We Have Always Lived in the Castle -- enough crime to go around!


message 19: by Kit (new)

Kit Kat Richard wrote: "We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

I nominate my favorite Shirley Jackson -- We Have Always Lived in the Castle -- enough crime to go around!"


I second the nomination.


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

I'll go with Aftershock by Andrew Vachss.


message 21: by Ryan (new)

Ryan Bracha (ryanbracha) | 5 comments I'd like to nominate Head Boy by Mark Wilson.


message 22: by Nancy (last edited Sep 01, 2013 09:34AM) (new)

Nancy Heltman | 1 comments I recommend The Pawn by Steven James. I have read the series to date and this is the first book and a good place to start. There is a prequel, Opening Moves, but it was written after four of the books and I think it is better to read it later. Great character development (why you want to read in order) and cool crime solving geek stuff.


message 23: by Rakib_khan (new)

Rakib_khan | 4 comments ....."52 Pick-Up" by Elmore Leonard.....
52 Pick Up by Elmore Leonard


message 24: by Ken (new)

Ken Consaul | 209 comments Rakib_khan wrote: "....."52 Pick-Up" by Elmore Leonard.....
52 Pick Up by Elmore Leonard"


In honor of Leonard's passing, I concur but I nominate Rum Punch. I think it has better characters than 52 Pick-Up.


message 25: by Paul (last edited Sep 01, 2013 01:07PM) (new)

Paul  Perry (pezski) | 233 comments Ken wrote:

In honor of Leonard's passing, I concur but I nominate Rum Punch. I think it has better characters than ..."


I second that. I've not read Rum Punch but would like to, partly to see how it differs from the film based on it, Jackie Brown.


message 26: by Elise (new)

Elise (eliseeubank) | 24 comments Matt wrote: "Ok, then I nominate Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

It's a little dark and creep at times, but the suspense and build up throughout the who..."


Excellent book. I just finished it last week. ;)


message 27: by Cyn (RaeWhit) (new)

Cyn (RaeWhit) Ann wrote: "I nominate Virals by Kathy Reichs.
Virals"


I'll second this; it's YA fiction, but an adult would certainly enjoy the entire three-book series.


message 28: by Aneta (new)

Aneta | 1 comments I am nominating "The Stranger You Seek" by Amanda Kyle Williams Amanda Kyle Williams


message 29: by Paige (last edited Sep 01, 2013 06:44PM) (new)

Paige | 81 comments I nominate The Bone Garden and Without Fail - I love the Jack Reacher novels!


message 30: by Seeley (new)

Seeley James (seeleyjames) I nominate The Bridge of the Americas: A Jack Sloan Novel by Larry Seeley (my first name is the same as his last name, no relation :)

Peace, Seeley


message 31: by Michael (new)

Michael Snow (michaelsnowauthor) | 6 comments I nominate Honeymoon by James Patterson and Howard Roughan. It's a little older (2005) but a page turner by anyone's standards and fits the definition of thriller perfectly.


message 32: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (shannondisbell) | 252 comments I nominate Wild Justice by Phillip Margolin by Phillip Margolin


message 33: by Philip (new)

Philip (phenweb) | 209 comments I'll nominate Zanzibar by Giles Foden by Giles Foden


message 34: by Natalie (last edited Sep 02, 2013 01:04AM) (new)

Natalie | 12 comments I'll nominate Japanese writer Natsuo Kirino Out by Natsuo Kirino


message 35: by dbbks3 (new)

dbbks3 | 3 comments Cyn (RaeWhit) wrote: "Ann wrote: "I nominate Virals by Kathy Reichs.
Virals"

I'll second this; it's YA fiction, but an adult would certainly enjoy the entire three-book series."


Please no YA.


message 36: by Nadia (new)

Nadia (nadthepod) | 20 comments I nominate Ash by James Herbert


message 37: by Elise (new)

Elise (eliseeubank) | 24 comments Deanna wrote: "Cyn (RaeWhit) wrote: "Ann wrote: "I nominate Virals by Kathy Reichs.
Virals"

I'll second this; it's YA fiction, but an adult would certainly enjoy the entire three-book series."

Please no YA."


Agreed. This is a mystery and thrillers group. There are tons of YA groups if you are interested in that genre.


message 38: by Donna, Co-Moderator (new)

Donna | 2178 comments Mod
Hi Everyone,

We just read a book by Kathy Reichs in June and we do not read another book by the same author in the same year so I'm going to have to disallow Virals by Kathy Reichs for this month's group read.

Donna


message 40: by Theresa (new)

Theresa | 8 comments I nominate Harnessed passion by DT Jones


message 41: by Brenda (new)

Brenda (londongrammy) | 1 comments The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett


message 44: by Jannene (new)

Jannene | 771 comments Magdo wrote: "Heat Wave by Richard Castle"

I love this series!


message 45: by [deleted user] (new)

as a newcomer I must ask How do I vote?


message 46: by Paul (new)

Paul  Perry (pezski) | 233 comments Ward wrote: "as a newcomer I must ask How do I vote?"

Hi

We're just at the nominations stage at the moment. When this is closed (any time now) our excellent mods will put up a poll for us to vote.


message 47: by [deleted user] (new)

thank you Paul.


message 48: by Seeley (new)

Seeley James (seeleyjames) I nominate a soon-to-be-discovered authors:

Doha 12 by Lance Charnes


Peace, Seeley


message 49: by Donna, Co-Moderator (new)

Donna | 2178 comments Mod
I'm closing this thread to nominations and I'll get the poll up tonight.

Thanks, Paul, for the kind words :)

Donna


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