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message 1: by Gem , Moderator & Admin (last edited Jul 23, 2018 01:53PM) (new)

Gem  | 1336 comments Mod
Hello, fellow Crime, Mystery, and Thriller readers,

Nominations for our August Sub-genre of Police Procedural Book Discussion are now open. To ensure your nomination will be included in our poll, please make sure it conforms to the following guidelines:

📌AUTHORS please note: We DO NOT accept nominations of your own work. Please see our Author Guidelines for more information. You are, however, welcome to participate in the nomination (of another author's work), polling, and book discussions in general.

📌Only members who have actively participated in prior book discussions will be permitted to nominate books for the following month. If you have recently joined the group, please do participate in the current month's discussion so you qualify as a valid nominator. A more thorough explanation can be found here.

✔️ You may nominate one (1) book. PLEASE NOTE: By entering a nomination you are agreeing to act as our Book Discussion Leader for that book if it wins. Don't worry it is neither difficult nor time-consuming and the moderators are here to help in the event that you need a hand.

✔️ Your nomination should be in the crime, mystery, or thriller sub-genres of Police Procedural.

✔️A book is only eligible if it is available in paperback and digital formats in the US/Canada and UK/Australia. We recently discovered that many books are released in the UK/Australia months before they are released in the US/Canada. Please understand we are trying to give all our members the opportunity to participate in our book discussions. We don't want to exclude a significant portion of our members because they do not have availability to the book nominated.

✔️ You may nominate any book that is in a series, it does not have to be the first book.

✔️ To ensure your nomination is included in our poll correctly, do include the name of both the book and the author. You are welcome to use the "add book/author" tool, which is located above the right upper corner of the comment window when you nominate your selection.

✔️ Post your nomination as a comment in this discussion. Do not notify the moderators of your selection by way of a private message, if you do you run the risk of your book not being including in the poll.

If you have any questions, you can leave a comment in this discussion or send me a private message directly.

The nomination period will close on Sunday, July 1 at approximately 7:oo pm MST (GMT/UTC −07:00).

Polling will begin on Wednesday, July 4.

Thank you and happy reading!


message 2: by Jamie (last edited Jun 27, 2018 08:08AM) (new)

Jamie Zaccaria | 157 comments I would like to nominate The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny.

Hardly a day goes by when nine-year-old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true. And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. What they uncover deep in the forest sets off a sequence of events that leads to murder, leads to an old crime, leads to an old betrayal.


message 3: by Gem , Moderator & Admin (new)

Gem  | 1336 comments Mod
I nominate Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy.

People are dying for the new computer game by the software company Monkeewrench. Literally. With Serial Killer Detective out in limited release, the real-life murders of a jogger and a young woman have already mimicked the first two scenarios in the game. But Grace McBride and her eccentric Monkeewrench partners are caught in a vise. If they tell the Minneapolis police of the link between their game and the murders, they'll shine a spotlight on the past they thought they had erased-and the horror they thought they'd left behind. If they don't, eighteen more people will die...


message 4: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) | 30 comments Not too many nominees? I'll put in my 2 cents.

How about a Victorian police procedural??

Gods of Gold (DI Tom Harper, #1) by Chris Nickson Gods of Gold by Chris Nickson

June 1890. Leeds is close to breaking point. The gas workers are on strike. Supplies are dangerously low. Factories and businesses are closing; the lamps are going unlit at night. Detective Inspector Tom Harper has more urgent matters on his mind. The beat constable claims eight-year-old Martha Parkinson has disappeared. Her father insists she s visiting an aunt in Halifax but Harper doesn t believe him. When Col Parkinson is found dead the following morning, the case takes on an increasing desperation. But then Harper s search for Martha is interrupted by the murder of a replacement gas worker, stabbed to death outside the Town Hall while surrounded by a hostile mob. Pushed to find a quick solution, Harper discovers that there s more to this killing than meets the eye and that there may be a connection to Martha s disappearance."


message 5: by Diane (new)

Diane Mcclure (dmccluredvm) | 135 comments Blue Bird, Blue Bird by Attica Locke. This one is about a Texas Ranger and it’s been when I have wanted to read for a while. It’s also on sale on Amazon for Kindle for $2.99 today


message 6: by Erica (new)

Erica | 46 comments UNSUB by Meg Gardiner

A riveting psychological thriller inspired by the never-caught Zodiac Killer, about a young detective determined to apprehend the serial murderer who destroyed her family and terrorized a city twenty years earlier.

Caitlin Hendrix has been a Narcotics detective for six months when the killer at the heart of all her childhood nightmares reemerges: the Prophet. An UNSUB—what the FBI calls an unknown subject—the Prophet terrorized the Bay Area in the 1990s and nearly destroyed her father, the lead investigator on the case.

The Prophet’s cryptic messages and mind games drove Detective Mack Hendrix to the brink of madness, and Mack’s failure to solve the series of ritualized murders—eleven seemingly unconnected victims left with the ancient sign for Mercury etched into their flesh—was the final nail in the coffin for a once promising career.

Twenty years later, two bodies are found bearing the haunting signature of the Prophet. Caitlin Hendrix has never escaped the shadow of her father’s failure to protect their city. But now the ruthless madman is killing again and has set his sights on her, threatening to undermine the fragile barrier she rigidly maintains for her own protection, between relentless pursuit and dangerous obsession.

Determined to decipher his twisted messages and stop the carnage, Caitlin ignores her father’s warnings as she draws closer to the killer with each new gruesome murder. Is it a copycat, or can this really be the same Prophet who haunted her childhood? Will Caitlin avoid repeating her father’s mistakes and redeem her family name, or will chasing the Prophet drag her and everyone she loves into the depths of the abyss?


message 7: by Sonya (new)

Sonya marie madden | 70 comments The nature of the beast


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message 9: by Gem , Moderator & Admin (new)

Gem  | 1336 comments Mod
Diane wrote: "Blue Bird, Blue Bird by Attica Locke. This one is about a Texas Ranger and it’s been when I have wanted to read for a while. It’s also on sale on Amazon for Kindle for $2.99 today"

Diane the paperback for this book is not available until August 28 in the US. Would you like nominate another book?


message 10: by Gem , Moderator & Admin (new)

Gem  | 1336 comments Mod
Nominations for our August Sub-genre Book Discussion is now closed, thanks to all who offered nominations. The poll will be up on Wednesday.

I'm leaving this discussion open for Diane to reply, otherwise, no additional nominations are being accepted.


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