The Mystery, Crime, and Thriller Group discussion

note: This topic has been closed to new comments.
223 views
Past Group Read Nominations > Winners Are! Nov/Dec 2011 Group Read Open

Comments Showing 1-32 of 32 (32 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Donna, Co-Moderator (last edited Nov 15, 2011 07:06PM) (new)

Donna | 2178 comments Mod
And the Winners are.

Category 1 Open The Alienist
Category 2 Holiday Still Life

October has flown by and it's time for nominations for the November/December Group Reads.

Nominations will be open until Saturday Nov 5, 2011 with voting until Saturday, November 12, 2011.

Category 1: Open - a book from any category in the Mystery, Crime and Thriller genre.

Category 2: Holiday Mystery - a book from any mystery genre that takes place during the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday seasons.

General rules for Group Reads

1) If your nomination wins - you will be the discussion moderator.
2) If the nominator, for any reason, cannot lead the discussion, the winner will be the second place book.
3) One nomination only per person. Authors: no self-nominations, please.
4) Please do not repeat an author we have read in the last year.
5) For your nomination please indicate: Category, Title, Author and Link (use the "add book/author" link at top of comment box).

Since we are an international group, please check to make sure the book is readily available. Is it available in paperback? Used? Your local library? The last thing we want is to nominate a great book that no one can get!

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.

Thanks for your cooperation!The AlienistStill Life


message 2: by Paul (last edited Oct 30, 2011 04:51PM) (new)

Paul  Perry (pezski) | 233 comments Hi all

I'd like to nominate for the open category A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away by the wonderful Christopher Brookmyre, one of the smartest and funniest crime writers around.


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

Donna | 2178 comments Mod
Paul 'Pezter' wrote: "Hi all

I'd like to nominate A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away by the wonderful Christopher Brookmyre, one of the smartest and funniest crime writers around."


This would be for the general category, right?


message 4: by Katrina (new)

Katrina | 51 comments Have we read A Fatal Feast by Jessica Fletcher/David Bain yet? If not I would like to nominate it for category 2.


message 5: by Paul (new)

Paul  Perry (pezski) | 233 comments Donna wrote: "Paul 'Pezter' wrote: "Hi all

I'd like to nominate A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away by the wonderful Christopher Brookmyre, one of the smartest and funniest crime writers..."


Sorry, i realised i'd not said originally and thought i'd got my edit in before anyone noticed...

general it is.


message 6: by Donna, Co-Moderator (new)

Donna | 2178 comments Mod
Katrina wrote: "Have we read A Fatal Feast by Jessica Fletcher/David Bain yet? If not I would like to nominate it for category 2."

Looks good Katrina. We haven't read anything by Jessica Fletcher.


message 7: by Terry (new)

Terry Cronin | 1 comments I'd like to nominate classic Irish noir novel-
The Guards by Ken Bruen The Guards by Ken Bruen


message 8: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Simeone (rachelsimeone) A Fatal Feast sound perfect for the holiday season!


message 9: by Paul (new)

Paul (paul_goodread) I would like to second the novel Still Life by Louise Penny Still Life (Armand Gamache, #1) by Louise Penny
This authors first novel would be categorized as general in this case.

I am seconding the novel hoping someone will nominate so that I can avoid moderating (trust me, it's best).


message 11: by The Pirate Ghost (new)

The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon) (pirateghost) Bubba and the Dead Woman. And if anyone likes this one (Bubba Snoddy #1) then, there's Bubba and the 12 Deadly Days of Christmasjust in time for Christmas (but I'm only nominiating the first one.


message 12: by Judith (new)

Judith Starkston | 47 comments I would like to nominate The Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller in category 1.


message 13: by Jenny (new)

Jenny I would love to read The Alienist by Caleb Carr. I've heard good things about it, and it's been on my "to-read" list for quite a while.


message 14: by Katrina (new)

Katrina | 51 comments Katrina wrote: "Have we read A Fatal Feast by Jessica Fletcher/David Bain yet? If not I would like to nominate it for category 2."

Meant Donald not David Bain, I can never get that right.

I couldn't remember if we had or not, this book has been on my to-read list since LAST Thanksgiving, lol.


message 15: by Bea (new)

Bea | 39 comments For Category 2, A Christmas Guest by Anne Perry. Loosely related to her Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series but I think it stands on its own.


message 16: by Gary (new)

Gary R | 38 comments In category 1 I'd like to nominate Book of Shadows by Alexandra Sokoloff


message 17: by Gary (new)

Gary R | 38 comments In category 2 I'd like to nominate On Strike for Christmasby Sheila Roberts


message 18: by Tyrone (last edited Oct 31, 2011 04:06AM) (new)

Tyrone (28daysearlier) | 33 comments For catagory 2 can i recommend Frost At Christmas (Inspector Frost, #1) by R.D. Wingfield by R D Wingfield.

Here is a quote from my review of the novel;

"Anyway, as to the book. I loved it. I love the way other crimes, some minor, some not, are intertwined with the main plot. I also think that Wingfield is a master of well drawn, realistic charactersisation. It is after all the interaction between the characters which elevates this above your average detective novel. The humour provides a release valve for the darkness that pervades the world they inhabit. The actions of the character are human and believeable as the hero(s) are often as flawed as the criminals, case in point, Frosts actions when he discovers the pornography."

I still maintain that this is the most realistic depiction of policing in Britain in the 90's. If you've seen the made for TV series, 'A Touch of Frost' you owe it to yourself to read the source material. As much as i loved David Jason he made the character far more likable than he was in the books. You can respect the Frost in the books but you will find it hard to like him!

This is in a series but it is #1 so would serve as a great introduction to DI Jack Frost...


message 19: by Gary (new)

Gary R | 38 comments Gary wrote: "In category 2 I'd like to nominate On Strike for Christmasby Sheila Roberts"

Please disregard this nomination as I already nominated a selection for category I.


message 20: by stan (new)

stan (stanthewiseman) | 141 comments Good Morning
I would like to nominate In category 1 Gutted By Tony Black


message 21: by Manugw (last edited Oct 31, 2011 07:59AM) (new)


message 22: by Rick (new)

Rick (ricocan49) In category 1 I nominate "By the Time You Read This" by Giles Blunt.


message 23: by Denise (new)

Denise Baer All of these sound great. I don't think I need to nominate a book, because these books are interesting enough.


message 24: by Gary (last edited Oct 31, 2011 09:02AM) (new)

Gary R | 38 comments I read this book a couple of years ago. It is very good. Giles Blunt By the time oyu read this


message 25: by Nigel (new)

Nigel Bird (nigelbird) | 59 comments My suggestion's a very hard-boiled entry set in the boxing world of the late 1930's. It's One Too Many Blows to the Head by Eric Beetner and JB Kohl.

nigel


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

Donna wrote: "October has flown by and it's time for nominations for the November/December Group Reads.

Nominations will be open until Saturday Nov 5, 2011 with voting until Saturday, November 12, 2011.

Ca..."

I nominate this atmospheric mystery:
Dead Wood by Dani Amore


message 27: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn Magallanes | 20 comments I would like to nominate The Dark Before Dawn for Catagory 1The Dark Before Dawn


message 28: by Jannene (new)

Jannene | 771 comments Kathryn wrote: "I would like to nominate The Dark Before Dawn for Catagory 1The Dark Before Dawn"

Oh I love it when I have a book already on my TBR list and it is purchased already too. ;)


message 29: by Chris (new)

Chris Category 1: I'd like to nominate Locked In (Jessica Daniel Book 1) by Kerry Wilkinson It's $0.99 for the ebook at BN. It's a new series.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (susannag) | 554 comments Christina wrote: "Category 1: I'd like to nominate Locked In (Jessica Daniel Book 1) by Kerry Wilkinson It's $0.99 for the ebook at BN. It's a new series."

What's the title?


message 31: by Chris (new)

Chris Susanna wrote: "Christina wrote: "Category 1: I'd like to nominate Locked In (Jessica Daniel Book 1) by Kerry Wilkinson It's $0.99 for the ebook at BN. It's a new series."

What's the title?"


Locked In by Kerry Wilkinson


message 32: by Jannene (new)

Jannene | 771 comments All Through The Night by Mary Higgins Clark for Category 2.


back to top
This topic has been frozen by the moderator. No new comments can be posted.