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message 1: by David (last edited Feb 06, 2014 01:53AM) (new)

David Gooch | 3983 comments Mod
Nominations are now open for the March Group Reads and will close on 15th February 2014. Voting will then be from 16th to 23rd February 2014.

You may nominate 1 book in each category (1.Group Main Read, 2.Group Value Read)
Value books must be £4($6.42) 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 moderator.

2) No self-nominations by authors.

3) Please try not to repeat an author we have read in the last year. Check the bookshelves to see the authors we've read in the past year.
https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

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).

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.


message 2: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 5 comments Locked In Locked in by Kerry Wilkinson


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Jinx (Jinx_HH) | 1 comments The Magus of Hay by Phil Rickman


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Victoria Dougherty (goodreadscomvictoria_dougherty) | 8 comments The Collaborator of Jerusalem by Matt Beynon Rees


message 5: by David (last edited Feb 06, 2014 06:04AM) (new)

David Gooch | 3983 comments Mod
Lisa wrote: "Locked In Locked in by Kerry Wilkinson"

This is fine but will be a value book nomination as it is £0.66 in UK on Kindle and $1.09 in US.

If you wish to nominate a main book read as well you can.


message 6: by David (last edited Feb 06, 2014 08:48AM) (new)

David Gooch | 3983 comments Mod
Victoria wrote: "The Collaborator of Jerusalem by Matt Beynon Rees"

Right Victoria I'm not sure about this one. If you read the thread What Is A British Mystery? then this is tenuous as it only has a British author.

I will see what others think on this nomination and what comment come back in this thread.


message 7: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Dougherty (goodreadscomvictoria_dougherty) | 8 comments Sorry. I'll try to scare up something else :)


message 8: by David (new)

David Gooch | 3983 comments Mod
Victoria wrote: "Sorry. I'll try to scare up something else :)"

Don't be sorry you never know if you don't ask or nominate.
I look forward to your new nomination.


message 9: by Marianne (last edited Feb 06, 2014 09:49AM) (new)

Marianne Williams | 379 comments I nominate The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) by Robert Galbraith
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith.


message 10: by Bill (new)

Bill Kupersmith | 559 comments Mod
Lisa wrote: "Locked In Locked in by Kerry Wilkinson"

Read this one a while back. Quite liked the detective but was thoroughly annoyed with myself that I failed to figure out the solution. Usually I don't care but felt this time I should have been sharper.


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AngryGreyCat (angrygreycatreads) | 556 comments Cold in the Earth by Aline Templeton

4 1/2 stars on Amazon. Currently $2.99 on Amazon US and under 5 pounds on Amazon UK #1 in the DI Marjory Fleming series.


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AngryGreyCat (angrygreycatreads) | 556 comments Lisa wrote: "Locked In Locked in by Kerry Wilkinson"

Ohhh, a locked room mystery. I haven't read one in a while


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Spotted this book on my shelf and thought it would be good to read. Piece Of My Heart by Peter Robinson.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...


message 14: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Dougherty (goodreadscomvictoria_dougherty) | 8 comments How about The Man Who Was Thursday? Oldie but a goodie.


message 15: by Julie (new)

Julie | 98 comments From a purely personal point of view, I would like to 2nd the nomination for the Cuckoo's Calling. J K Rowling's mother died of complications from MS and she has donated over £10 million to MS Reasearch. Yes, you did read right, £10 million. My husband has MS and it's a very cruel and debilitating disease and thanks to people like JK their lives will be improved. Another group I am a member of is currently reading this and it has very good feedback.


message 16: by David (last edited Feb 07, 2014 06:31AM) (new)

David Gooch | 3983 comments Mod
Victoria wrote: "How about The Man Who Was Thursday? Oldie but a goodie."

Hi Victoria,
This book would qualify no doubt, however we have had a GK Chesterton book in the last 12 months(The man who knew too much).
Would prefer another choice but if you can't don't worry as we will put it as a value book selection.


message 17: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Dougherty (goodreadscomvictoria_dougherty) | 8 comments How did I miss that? Sorry again. I did check the list. Swear. But I have had three kids home sick this week :)


message 18: by Elena (last edited Feb 09, 2014 12:07PM) (new)

Elena (elenkam) The Mangle Street Murders by M.R.C. Kasasian


message 19: by Bill (new)

Bill Kupersmith | 559 comments Mod
I've just checked the reviews of Mangle Street Murders on amazon.co.uk & it sounds like a lot of fun.


message 20: by David (new)

David Gooch | 3983 comments Mod
From the freebies board and it is still free is:-

Saturday's Child (Cal Innes, #1) by Ray Banks

Saturday's Child by Ray Banks.

"Cal Innes is fresh out of Strangeways, playing PI and running from a past muddied with ties to local ganglord Uncle Morris Tiernan. When Tiernan tells him to track down a rogue casino dealer who's absconded with a hefty chunk of cash, Innes is thrust into a cat-and-mouse game with Tiernan's psychotic son. Finding the thief proves potentially fatal as the case points north to Newcastle and the sordid truth threatens to put blood on his hands. With Tiernan's son on his tail, and a Manchester cop determined to put Innes back on the spurs, Saturday's child definitely has to work hard to keep living."


message 21: by David (new)

David Gooch | 3983 comments Mod
Right I have had a long think about this and my nomination this month is

Raven Black (Shetland, #1) by Ann Cleeves

Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

This is the lady that writes the Vera books and this is the first in a Shetland crime series.

"It is a cold January morning and Shetland lies buried beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter’s eye is drawn to a vivid splash of colour on the white ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbour Catherine Ross. As Fran opens her mouth to scream, the ravens continue their deadly dance . . . The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man – loner and simpleton Magnus Tait. But when police insist on opening out the investigation a veil of suspicion and fear is thrown over the entire community. For the first time in years, Catherine’s neighbours nervously lock their doors, whilst a killer lives on in their midst."


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David wrote: "Right I have had a long think about this and my nomination this month is

Raven Black (Shetland, #1) by Ann Cleeves

Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

This is the lady that writes the Vera books and this is the fi..."


I have Blue Lightning in my kindle. Have to get to it at some point.


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AngryGreyCat (angrygreycatreads) | 556 comments David wrote: "Right I have had a long think about this and my nomination this month is

Raven Black (Shetland, #1) by Ann Cleeves

Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

This is the lady that writes the Vera books and this is the fi..."


Great book!


message 24: by David (last edited Feb 11, 2014 04:43AM) (new)

David Gooch | 3983 comments Mod
Still a few days to go but the nominations so far are:-

Main Book Read
1: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
2: The Magus of Hay by Phil Rickman
3: Cold in the Earth by Aline Templeton
4: Piece of My Heart by Peter Robinson
5: The Mangle Street Murders by M.R.C. Kasasian
6: Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

Value Book Read
1: Locked In by Kerry Wilkinson
2: Saturday's Child by Ray Banks.
3: The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton


message 25: by Bill (new)

Bill Kupersmith | 559 comments Mod
I'm going to vote for Cold in the Earth. Aline Templeton deserves a bigger following this side the pond & the Scots legal system - Procurators Fiscal & Sheriff Court - is fascinating.


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AngryGreyCat (angrygreycatreads) | 556 comments Bill wrote: "I'm going to vote for Cold in the Earth. Aline Templeton deserves a bigger following this side the pond & the Scots legal system - Procurators Fiscal & Sheriff Court - is fascinating."

I felt the same way. Someone posted on here about one of her books being a Kindle freebie or cheap book so I clicked on it and was surprised that I had not heard of her with the number of books she has written. So I really want to give her a try.


message 27: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Dougherty (goodreadscomvictoria_dougherty) | 8 comments I love the title - Cold in the Earth. That alone is intriguing enough to warrant a read. Wonderfully mysterious, cold and even poetic in a very simple, straightforward way.


message 28: by David (new)

David Gooch | 3983 comments Mod
Right the US store on Amazon.com at http://astore.amazon.com/extrem0f-20
has been refreshed with all the nominations for March.


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AngryGreyCat (angrygreycatreads) | 556 comments For anyone interested in the Ann Cleeves books

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/medi...

TV news about Raven Black being brought to the small screen


message 30: by David (new)

David Gooch | 3983 comments Mod
Interesting voting numbers.

We have over 40 for the main book but only 4 on the value book.

Don't forget to vote on the value book at
https://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/4...


message 31: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Dougherty (goodreadscomvictoria_dougherty) | 8 comments Voted. Thanks :)


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