We meet on the Third Thursday of the month, 6:30-7:45pm. Please join us!
Here's our zoom url! https://arizona.zoom.us/j/670502630
We WERE meeting at the Martha Cooper Library, 1377 N. Catalina Ave. Hopefully we'll get back there soon!
1/16 Charlaine Harris Dead Until Dark (humorous vampire mystery)
2/20 Leslie Budewitz Assault and Pepper (cozy, first in a series)
3/19 Ruth Ware The Woman in Cabin 10 (twisty British cruise mystery)
4/16 Felix Francis Crisis (horse racing theme by Dick Francis’ son—he’s written 19 books in the franchise)
5/21 Craig Johnson An Obvious Fact (Western procedural)
6/18 Amanda Quick The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1930s Hollywood)
7/16 J.A. Jance Field of Bones (Sheriff Joanna Brady mystery)
8/20 Joe Ide IQ (East Long Beach detective)
9/17 Ragnar Johnasson The Darkness (atmospheric thriller)
10/15 Tarquin Hall The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing (humorous mystery set in India)
11/19 Lou Berney November Road (thriller love story set against the JFK assassination)—it’s won lots of awards this year)
12/17 Wendall Thomas Drowned Under (zany travel-themed mystery)
I think we've all appreciated having very different views! Here's what I thought about The Darkness.
Ragnar Jónasson’s The Darkness (2015) was an interesting read. The author is a busy lawyer, but he makes time for writing too. I heard him speak at the International Agatha Christie conference in 2017. He’s translated several of Christie’s works into Icelandic, but now he’s a famous author in his own right. This novel is part thriller, part police procedural. I could easily relate to the protagonist, who is finding difficulties with the younger members of the police squad. She doesn’t want to retire, but she has no choice because she's being forced out by a younger, know-it-all boss. In order to go out with a bang, she wants to complete one last case, but she doesn’t realize what a challenge she’s chosen for herself . . . .