First Friday Book Group


First Friday Book Group: Descent by Tim Johnston

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ISBN: 9781616204778
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 1st, 2015

The Rocky Mountains have cast their spell over the Courtlands, who are taking a family vacation before their daughter leaves for college. But when Caitlin and her younger brother, Sean, go out for an early morning run and only Sean returns, the mountains become as terrifying as they are majestic.

First Friday Book Group: Stone Wife by Peter Lovesey

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ISBN: 9781616955663
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Published: Soho Crime - June 9th, 2015

" W]onderful tidbits of Chaucerian scholarship enliven the novel. And whatever you think of Peter Diamond, he proves himself a 'verray, parfit, gentil knyght.'" --The New York Times Book Review

First Friday Book Group: Enemies at Home by Lindsay Davis

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ISBN: 9781250068484
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Published: Minotaur Books - June 16th, 2015

"There are rules for private informers accepting a new case. Never take on clients who cannot pay you. Never do favours for friends. Don't work with relatives. If, like me, you are a woman, keep clear of men you find attractive.

"Will I never learn?"

First Friday Book Group: Lake District Murder by John Bude

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ISBN: 9780712357166
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Published: British Library - April 15th, 2014

"The Lake District Murder" opens with the discovery of a faceless body in an isolated garage, then follows Inspector Meredith through a complex investigation where every clue seems to lead only to another puzzle. Was this a bizarre suicide, or something more sinister? Why was the dead man apparently making plans to flee the country?

First Friday Book Group: Slam the Big Door by John D. MacDonald

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By John D. MacDonald, Dean Koontz (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780812985252
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Published: Random House Trade - February 11th, 2014

Is it possible to save a man from himself? Acclaimed novelist John D. MacDonald unfolds the dramatic story of two friends who go their separate ways--and who may be unable to stop themselves from repeating fatal mistakes.

Introduction by Dean Koontz

First Friday Book Group: The Lewis Man by Peter May

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ISBN: 9781623654481
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Published: Quercus Books - June 2nd, 2015

Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times raved: "Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth." Among the many honors received, The Blackhouse, the first novel in May's acclaimed Lewis trilogy, won the Barry and Crime Thriller Hound awards.

Book Group: From the Dead

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ISBN: 9780802122919
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Published: Grove Press - January 13th, 2015

Mark Billingham is one of England's best known and top-selling crime writers. In this, the gripping ninth Tom Thorne novel, a man long thought killed by his suffering wife turns up alive. And then other people begin to turn up dead.

Book Group: Duck Season Death

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ISBN: 9781891241352
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Published: Dark Passage - March 17th, 2015

June Wright wrote this lost gem in the mid-1950s, but consigned it to her bottom drawer after her publisher foolishly rejected it. Perhaps it was a little ahead of its time? Because while it's a tour de force of the classic country-house murder mystery, it's also a delightful romp, poking fun at the conventions of the genre.