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

“Read this astonishing novel . . . The magic of his prose equals the horror of Johnston’s story.” —The Washington Post

The Rocky Mountains have cast their spell over the Courtlands, who are taking a family vacation before their daughter leaves for college.

First Friday Book Group: Unbecoming by Rachel Scherm

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ISBN: 9780143128311
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Published: Penguin Books - December 1st, 2015


“Startlingly inventive.” —The New York Times Book Review

A highly praised debut novel of psychological suspense about a daring art heist, a cat-and-mouse waiting game, and a small-town girl’s mesmerizing transformation

First Friday Book Group: Stone Wife by Peter Lovesey

ravenbookstore Sat, 07/11/2015 - 3:46pm
The Stone Wife (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery #14) Cover Image
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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Enemies at Home: A Flavia Albia Novel (Flavia Albia Series #2) Cover Image
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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Slam the Big Door: A Novel Cover Image
By John D. MacDonald, Dean Koontz (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780812985252
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - 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
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Quercus - June 2nd, 2015





First Friday Book Group: Burning Room by Michael Connelly

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The Burning Room (A Harry Bosch Novel #17) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455524198
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 17th, 2015

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Detective Harry Bosch and his rookie partner investigate a cold case that gets very hot . . . very fast.

Book Group: From the Dead

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From the Dead: A Tom Thorne Novel (Di Tom Thorne #5) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802122919
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Published: Grove Press - January 13th, 2015

In the ninth Tom Thorne novel, never before published in the United States, Thorne investigates a troubling case of conspiracy--a wife who arranges to have her husband murdered. He turns up alive... and 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.