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CMT Moderator (cmtmoderator) | 47 comments Hello fellow Crime, Mystery, and Thriller Readers,


Nominations for our June 2019 General Book of the Month are now open. To ensure your nomination will be included in our poll, please make sure it conforms to the following guidelines:

✔️ You may nominate one (1) book.

✔️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.

✔️By entering a nomination you are agreeing to act as our Discussion Leader for the month-long Book Discussion for that book, if it wins.

Don't worry it is neither difficult nor time consuming. The moderators are here to help in the event that you need a hand. Please refrain from nominating a book if you are not prepared to lead the discussion.

✔️ Your nomination should be in the crime, mystery, or thriller genres or their subgenres.

✔️Your nomination should not have been read by the group in the past 24 months.

✔️A book is only eligible if it is available in paperback and digital formats in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia.

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 only nominate the first book in a series.

The 2nd and subsequent books in a series may be nominated only after the group has read the prior books in that series.

✔️Post your nomination as a comment below.

DO NOT notify the moderators of your selection by way of a private message, if you do you run the risk of your nomination being excluded from the poll.

✔️To ensure your nomination is included in our poll correctly, do include the name of both the book and the author.You would be surprised at how many books have the same title. 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.

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

If you have any questions, you can leave a comment in this discussion or message Gem or Jenny directly.

The nomination period will close on Sunday, April 28 at approximately 7:3o pm MST (UTC/GMT -7).

Polling will begin on Wednesday, May 1.

Thank you and happy reading!


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Jamie Zaccaria | 151 comments Mod
I nominate Tangerine by Christine Mangan.

Tangerine by Christine Mangan .

The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the accident at Bennington, the two friends—once inseparable roommates—haven’t spoken in over a year. But there Lucy was, trying to make things right and return to their old rhythms. Perhaps Alice should be happy. She has not adjusted to life in Morocco, too afraid to venture out into the bustling medinas and oppressive heat. Lucy—always fearless and independent—helps Alice emerge from her flat and explore the country.

But soon a familiar feeling starts to overtake Alice—she feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn. Then Alice’s husband, John, goes missing, and Alice starts to question everything around her: her relationship with her enigmatic friend, her decision to ever come to Tangier, and her very own state of mind.


“As if Donna Tartt, Gillian Flynn, and Patricia Highsmith had collaborated on a screenplay to be filmed by Hitchcock—suspenseful and atmospheric.”
—Joyce Carol Oates, author of The Book of American Martyrs


message 3: by Stephen (last edited Apr 29, 2019 02:04PM) (new)

Stephen | 8 comments Not Bad People: A Novel"Not Bad People" by Brandy Scott.


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Danny Tyran (danny_) | 135 comments I Am Not a Serial Killer (John Cleaver, #1) by Dan Wells I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells

John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it.

He's spent his life doing his best not to live up to his potential.

He's obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn't want to become one. So for his own sake, and the safety of those around him, he lives by rigid rules he's written for himself, practicing normal life as if it were a private religion that could save him from damnation.

Dead bodies are normal to John. He likes them, actually. They don't demand or expect the empathy he's unable to offer. Perhaps that's what gives him the objectivity to recognize that there's something different about the body the police have just found behind the Wash-n-Dry Laundromat---and to appreciate what that difference means.

Now, for the first time, John has to confront a danger outside himself, a threat he can't control, a menace to everything and everyone he would love, if only he could.

Dan Wells' debut novel is the first volume of a trilogy that will keep you awake and then haunt your dreams.


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Stephen | 8 comments Jamie wrote: "I nominate Tangerine by Christine Mangan.

Good one!



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Danielle Tremblay (danielle_t) | 2134 comments The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer
Two hours outside of Washington, DC is the mortuary for the U.S. government's most top-secret and high profile cases. America's most important funeral home. To work there, mortician Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has one rule: never let a case get personal. But when a new body arrives--of young female sergeant Nola Brown, who was a childhood friend of Zig's daughter--Zig can't help himself. Looking closely at Nola's body, he realizes immediately: this isn't Nola. Indeed, his daughter's friend is still alive. And on the run. Zig's discovery reveals a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power--and traces back through history to a man named Harry Houdini. "Nola, you were right. Keep running."


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Diane Mcclure (dmccluredvm) | 126 comments Cold Waters (Normal, Alabama #1) by Debbie Herbert I checked Amazon and this book will release on May 1.


message 8: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Horton-Newton (newliz) | 13 comments I nominate "The Silent Patient" by Alex Michaelides The Silent Patienthttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07...


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CMT Moderator (cmtmoderator) | 47 comments Danielle wrote: "The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer
Two hours outside of Washington, DC is the mortuary for the U.S. government's most top-secret..."


Danielle that was read by the group in April 2018, so it's not yet eligible for a re-read. If you have another nomination please send me a message before the day is out. Thanks, Gem


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CMT Moderator (cmtmoderator) | 47 comments Elizabeth wrote: "I nominate "The Silent Patient" by Alex Michaelides The Silent Patienthttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07..."

Elizabeth, that book will not be available in paperback in the UK until December 2019. If you have another nomination please send me a message before the day is out. Thanks, Gem


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