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CMT Moderator (cmtmoderator) | 47 comments 🐣 May 2019 Newsletter🐰


Hello fellow Crime, Mystery, and Thriller readers!

📣ANNOUNCEMENTS📣

* We are in need of two more moderators to help out with the following areas: Games and Cozies.

* We will be adding another selection to our monthly group reads a Classic selection. There will be separate nomination discussion and poll for the Classic Book of the Month which will work identically to the General and Subgenre selections. We do need, however, to determine how this group will define a classic. There is a discussion that is currently open. Please give us your input and with June's poll we will select the parameters for a classic.

*In the May polls, the question was asked, "Would you like to limit nominations to the first book of a series?" The result was yes. Therefore the group rules have been changed to reflect this. The exception will be if the group has read book #1, book #2 may be nominated, if the group has read books #1 and #2, then book #3 may be nominated, and so on.

* We are going to be wrapping up two of our Focus on the Author projects one at the end of April, the other at the end of May. Therefore, if you have any suggestions for Crime, Mystery, and Thriller authors you think would make a good Focus Project, please reply to the Focus Nomination discussion.

* If you would like to lead a True Crime discussion, which is fun because you get to choose the books for the poll, please sign up in our ✏️Sign up to lead a True Crime discussion.
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🏋️‍♂️CHALLENGES🏸

May - Topic Challenge
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📖May 2019 GROUP READS📖

      🚔CRIME, MYSTERY & THRILLERS🕵️

🥇Tied for First Place in our General Poll are:
The Serial Killer Files: The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of the World's Most Terrifying Murderers by Harold Schechter

Group Discussions:
no spoilers
spoilers permitted

AND

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Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride

Group Discussions:
no spoilers
spoilers permitted

🥉Thrid Place in our General Poll:
The Other by Thomas Tryon

Group Discussions:
no spoilers
spoilers permitted

      ☕️COZY CORNER🍩

🥇First Place in our Cozy Mystery Poll:
Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver

Group Discussions:
no spoilers
spoilers permitted

🏆Moderator's Choice:
Daisies for Innocence by Bailey Cattrell

Group Discussions:
no spoilers
spoilers permitted

📚Cozy Mystery Series📚
April through July 2019

Group Discussion:
Molly Murphy Series

      ✒️FOCUS ON THE AUTHOR✒️

Michael Connelly Focus on Michael Connelly

April was our last Michael Connelly book. Thank you to all who participated.

Louise Penny Focus on Louise Penny:

Group Discussion:
A Rule Against Murder (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #4)

Anne Perry Focus on Anne Perry:

Group Discussion:
Rutland Place (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt #5)

Group Discussion:
Defend and Betray (William Monk #3)

May will be the last of our Anne Perry selections. Thank you to all who have participated.
Update: The Charlotte & Thomas Pitt series will be discontinued at the end of May, however, we will continue reading the William Monk series.

      🚔TRUE CRIME👮

🥇 First Place in our True Crime Poll:
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean

Group Discussion:
spoilers permitted

Since our True Crime poll was so close, the top two books being within one vote of each other, we will read the runner up next month. June's True Crime selection will be The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson.

Group Discussion:
spoilers permitted

The May Group Read discussions will be opened on Wednesday, May 24, 2019.
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THANK YOU to all the members 👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 👩‍👩‍👦‍👦 👩‍👩‍👧‍👧 👨‍👦 👨‍👦‍👦 👨‍👧 👨‍👧‍👦 👨‍👧‍👧 👩‍👦 👩‍👦‍👦 👩‍👧 👩‍👧‍👦 👩‍👧‍👧 who nominated ✍🏼 and voted 🗳️ for our GROUP READS. Also a big Thank you to those members who are hosting our Group Reads. It's you who make this group as successful as it is.
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Our ✍🏼 (Month) Nomination Discussions✍🏼 are now open:

Crime, Mystery & Thriller General Nominations

Subgenre (Police Procedural) Nominations

Cozy Mystery Nominations

Nominations for June will close on Sunday, April 28 at approximately 7:30pm MST (UTC/GMT -7).

Our True Crime Nomination discussion is always open. Feel free to make a nomination there anytime.
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📌REMINDERS 📌

📌Our 💡Suggestion Box is always open.

📌Our Group Chat, which has been too quiet lately, ☕Coffee's On, Tea is Brewing is also always open. Grab your favorite cuppa and drop by to say "hi."

📌Would you like to participate in a 👫Buddy Read👭? Read this discussion, it will tell you how to get one started. Remember that Buddy Reads are member lead book discussions, you chose the book and you set the reading pace.

Here are a few resources for our new members:
📌 📜Group Rules📜
📌 ✍🏼Nomination Guidelines and Polling Information🗳️
📌 🤝Introductions🤝

📌AUTHORS & PUBLISHERS be sure to abide by our ✒️Author & Publisher Guidelines📔. Failure to do so can result in your discussions being removed.

📙Happy Reading!📚
Your Crime, Mystery & Thriller Moderators


˜”*°•.˜”*°• Sheri  •°*”˜.•°*”˜ | 1422 comments Mod
Great newsletter. We've got a bunch of interesting things going on. I'm going to get into that May topic challenge.


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

Gem  | 1229 comments Mod
Sheri wrote: "Great newsletter. We've got a bunch of interesting things going on. I'm going to get into that May topic challenge."

That May Challenge is epic. I hope we have enough going on that everyone will find something they enjoy.


message 4: by T (new)

T Taylor (ybehome) | 1 comments Thank you for all you do! The am excited to joining in this round.


message 5: by Gem , Moderator & Admin (new)

Gem  | 1229 comments Mod
Tandy wrote: "Thank you for all you do! The am excited to joining in this round."

Good to have you!


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