VIRTUAL: Mystery/Thriller Book Club with Linda

Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 12:00pm

This group reads mysteries and thrillers. We meet the 4th Thursday of the month at 12pm noon and are currently meeting virtually on Zoom. If you don't already get the link email every month, you may request it from Linda at auntiesbooks@gmail.com.

We have a great line-up of books this year, and you are invited to join us in some lively discussions. Feel free to share your honest opinion... we love honesty!

For more information click here to visit the book club webpage.


May Selection

In May we will be discussing The Word is Murder by Antony Horowitz.

New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty, Anthony Horowitz has yet again brilliantly reinvented the classic crime novel, this time writing a fictional version of himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes.

A woman crosses a London street. It is just after 11 a.m. on a bright spring morning, and she is going into a funeral parlor to plan her own service. Six hours later the woman is dead, strangled with a crimson curtain cord in her own home.

Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric man as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case. And Hawthorne has a partner, the celebrated novelist Anthony Horowitz, curious about the case and looking for new material. As brusque, impatient, and annoying as Hawthorne can be, Horowitz—a seasoned hand when it comes to crime stories—suspects the detective may be on to something, and is irresistibly drawn into the mystery.

But as the case unfolds, Horowitz realizes that he’s at the center of a story he can’t control, and his brilliant partner may be hiding dark and mysterious secrets of his own.

 

Leader: Linda (she/her)
Contact: auntiesbooks@gmail.com
Book Club Page: https://www.auntiesbooks.com/mysterythriller-book-club-linda-virtual

Event address: 
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email auntiesbooks@gmail.com for the link
Books: 
The Word Is Murder: A Novel (A Hawthorne and Horowitz Mystery #1) By Anthony Horowitz Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062676801
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - May 7th, 2019

"One of the most entertaining mysteries of the year. It’s also one of the most stimulating, as it ponders such questions as: Which is of greater interest to the reader, the crime or the detective? And: Is the pencil truly mightier than the butcher knife?” — Wall Street Journal