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message 1: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (last edited May 01, 2014 07:14AM) (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8556 comments Mod
Well, it's that time again! Nominations are now open for the May/June group read starting today and ending May 6. Voting will run from May 7 through May 14th.

General rules for Group Reads

1) Important: 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.

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

6) 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.

7) 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.

Have fun and good luck!!


message 2: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (dward526) I nominate The Hypnotist


message 3: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8556 comments Mod
Daniel wrote: "I nominate The Hypnotist"

by Lars Kepler.


message 4: by Stuart (last edited May 01, 2014 07:39AM) (new)

Stuart Keane (StuartKeane) | 6 comments I nominate Rock'n'Roll Suicide by Geoffrey West.

I believe it's a Kindle book but available on the international Amazon Marketplace.


message 5: by Bernard (new)

Bernard | 12 comments The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, if it hasn't been read yet.


message 6: by Martyn (new)

Martyn Halm (amsterdamassassinseries) | 103 comments A Lonely Resurrection by Barry Eisler.


message 7: by Madi (new)

Madi Preda (madipreda) I would recommend Judas Goat The Kennet Narrow Boat Mystery By Patrick Brigham,available in International Market Place,paperback and Kindle edition.
http://www.amazon.com/Judas-Goat-Kenn...


message 8: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8556 comments Mod
Madi Preda wrote: "I would recommend Judas Goat The Kennet Narrow Boat Mystery By Patrick Brigham,available in International Market Place,paperback and Kindle edition.
http://www.amazon.com/Judas-Goat-Kenn......"


Hi
If you read rule #2 above, you'll see that an author's publicist is not supposed to nominate his or her client's work. Thanks.


message 9: by Laurie (new)

Laurie Hime | 2 comments Major Pettigrew Takes a Stand


message 10: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8556 comments Mod
Laurie wrote: "Major Pettigrew Takes a Stand"

Do you mean Major Pettigrew's Last Stand?


message 11: by Laurie (new)

Laurie Hime | 2 comments Nancy yes! I had it wrong in my mind!


message 12: by Janice (new)

Janice (janiceb) | 25 comments The Boy in the Suitcase (Nina Borg #1)
Lene Kaaberbol, Agnete Friis


message 13: by Malorie (new)

Malorie  (Firereader) (firereader2316) | 1 comments "BoneMan's Daughters" by Ted Dekker.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6...

I'm not trying to influence the nominations by any means, it doesn't make much difference whether it's chosen or not I'm still going to read it. And since I just recently started reading it I can easily put it down and pick it back up again later if necessary :-) I think the title makes it sound interesting and what I know from it is its a crime, mystery, and thriller all in one. I think its a great choice for getting a mystery with some chill factor in there. My friends who've read it said it creeped them out but they loved the book :-)

I'm very sorry if I've nominated it again if it has been nominated and read once. I didn't see anywhere that it it was on here.


message 14: by Gisela (new)

Gisela Hafezparast | 367 comments "The Eye Collector" by Sebastian Fitzek


message 16: by Bill, Co-Moderator (new)


message 17: by Gisela (new)

Gisela Hafezparast | 367 comments E.E. wrote: "Fingersmith by Sarah Waters"

Can I second that one too. On my reading list for ages.


message 18: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8556 comments Mod
Bill wrote: "Malice Aforethought by Francis Iles."

Bill -- we must have the same British crime collection!


message 19: by Bill, Co-Moderator (new)

Bill | 5391 comments Mod
Nancy wrote: "Bill wrote: "Malice Aforethought by Francis Iles."

Bill -- we must have the same British crime collection!"


Interesting.. :)


message 20: by M.L. (last edited May 05, 2014 10:59AM) (new)


message 21: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (new)

Hayes (hayes13) | 2060 comments Mod
Laurie wrote: "Major Pettigrew Takes a Stand"

That's not really a mystery, Laurie. It's more a Romance, so I wont accept the nomination.

Would you like to nominate another?


message 22: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (last edited May 06, 2014 01:08AM) (new)

Hayes (hayes13) | 2060 comments Mod
The Nominations so far:

The Hypnotist, Lars Kepler (Daniel)
Rock'n'Roll Suicide, Geoffrey West (Stuart)
The Girl with the
Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larson (Bernard)
A Lonely Resurrection, Barry Eisler (Martyn)
The Boy in the Suitcase, Lene Kaaberol (Janice)
BoneMan's Daughters, Ted Dekker (Malorie)
The Eye Collector, Sebastian Fitzek (Gisela)
Fingersmith, Sarah Waters (E.E.)
Malice Aforethought, Francis Iles (Bill)
The Hound of the Baskervilles, AC Doyle (Flash Beagle)
Angels and Demons, Dan Brown (Neha)


message 23: by Manoek (new)

Manoek Broers | 6 comments can i nominate Thursday's Children by Nicci French?

Thursday's Children


message 24: by Betsy (new)

Betsy Speer (betsycookspeer) | 6 comments A Time to Kill John Grisham
An oldie but a goodie!


message 25: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (last edited May 06, 2014 01:43AM) (new)

Hayes (hayes13) | 2060 comments Mod
Fred wrote: "In the group psychological thrillers this month we are reading "

Are you nominating one, Fred? (just one, pls.)


message 26: by Chava (new)

Chava | 6 comments The Butcher
It's a new one, but available in ebook and hard copy. I couldn't see if Jennifer Hillier had been read yet. If so, I would nominated Until You're Mine as an alternative


message 27: by Chava (new)

Chava | 6 comments Hayes wrote: "The Nominations so far:

The Hypnotist, Lars Kepler (Daniel)
Rock'n'Roll Suicide, Geoffrey West (Stuart)
The Girl with the
Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larson (Bernard)
A Lonely Resurrection, Barry Eisler..."



Oh so many more books to add to my TBR list now!


message 28: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (new)

Hayes (hayes13) | 2060 comments Mod
I find that that is the best part (or worst, perhaps, depending on your point of view) of the nomination process!

I'll check to see if The Butcher has been read... you can check too (that's you plural, all of you, not just you Chava)

The link to the group bookshelf is in the top-right corner, under the group avatar.


message 29: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (last edited May 06, 2014 02:09AM) (new)

Hayes (hayes13) | 2060 comments Mod
Paul wrote: "... Hmmm... would rather ...."

We are just nominating here, so no comments please. If you don't want to read it you can vote for something else.


message 30: by Shane (new)

Shane Lusher (shanelusher) | 19 comments I nominate Down River, by John Hart.


message 31: by David (last edited May 06, 2014 04:09AM) (new)

David Gooch | 36 comments I'd like to nominate the first Logan McRae novel by Stuart MacBride

Cold Granite (Logan McRae, #1) by Stuart MacBride

Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride

"DS Logan McRae and the police in Aberdeen hunt a child killer who stalks the frozen streets. Winter in Aberdeen: murder, mayhem and terrible weather!

It's DS Logan McRae's first day back on the job after a year off on the sick, and it couldn't get much worse. Four-year-old David Reid's body is discovered in a ditch, strangled, mutilated and a long time dead. And he's only the first. There's a serial killer stalking the Granite City and the local media are baying for blood.

Soon the dead are piling up in the morgue almost as fast as the snow on the streets, and Logan knows time is running out. More children are going missing. More are going to die. And if Logan isn't careful, he could end up joining them!"


message 32: by Jan C (new)

Jan C (woeisme) | 35305 comments David wrote: "I'd like to nominate the first Logan McRae novel by Stuart MacBride

Cold Granite (Logan McRae, #1) by Stuart MacBride

Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride

"DS Logan McRae and the police in Aberdeen hunt a child kille..."


Cold Granite was good. It got me hooked on Stuart MacBride.


message 33: by Amy (new)

Amy | 4 comments I nominate One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf


message 34: by [deleted user] (new)

I would like to nominate Gone Girl
Thank you! :)


message 35: by JackM (new)

JackM (jmbr) | 212 comments I would like to nominate Deviant Way


message 36: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Ervin | 27 comments I would like to nominate RETRIBUTION by Tammy Hinton http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_nos...


message 37: by Donna, Co-Moderator (new)

Donna | 2178 comments Mod
Antonello wrote: "I would like to nominate Gone Girl
Thank you! :)"


We already read Gone Girl as a group read. Check out the discussion at https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

We never close a group read thread so keep the conversation going!


message 38: by Kay (new)

Kay | 18 comments I would like to second the nomination of the Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol. Hope this link works:

The Boy in the Suitcase

This novel is the first in a really excellent new series.

Kay


message 39: by Michael (new)

Michael (mikedecshop) | 75 comments I'll third "The Boy in a Suitcase"


message 40: by Paul (last edited May 06, 2014 05:08PM) (new)

Paul I'll second 'The Hypnotist' by Lars Kepler. Looks interesting. Haven't read any books by this author. It's on my massive TBR list anyway.


message 41: by Martha (new)

Martha Samsell (tmhoira2012) | 0 comments I wouldn't mind reading Steig Larsson.


message 42: by Jannene (new)

Jannene | 771 comments I would like to nominate Hide and Seek by James Patterson.

Maggie Bradford is on trial for murder -- in the celebrity trial of the decade. As one of the world's best-loved singer-songwriters, she seems to have it all. So how could she have murdered not just one, but two of her husbands? Will Shepherd was Maggie's second husband. A magnificent athlete and film star, he was just as famous. But Will had dark, dangerous secrets that none of his fans could have imagined! that his own wife could never have dreamed of.


message 43: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (last edited May 07, 2014 12:34AM) (new)

Hayes (hayes13) | 2060 comments Mod
Seconding is not necessary here in the noms thread.

Here is the second batch:

Thursdays Children, Nicci French (Manoek)
A Time to Kill, John Grisham (Betsy)
The Butcher, Jennifer Hiller (Chava)
Down River, John Hart (Shane)
Cold Granite, Stuart MacBride (David)
One Breath Away, Heather Gudenkauf (Amy)
Deviant Way, Richard Montanari (JackM)
Retribution, Tammy Hinton (Sharon)
Hide and Seek, James Patterson (Jannene)
River of Darkness, Rennie Airth (Ron)


message 44: by Ron (last edited May 07, 2014 12:27AM) (new)


message 45: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (new)

Hayes (hayes13) | 2060 comments Mod
Ron wrote: "I nominate River of Darkness (John Madden, #1) by Rennie AirthRiver of Darkness by Rennie Airth"

I'll accept this as the last one, but the nominations are now closed.


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