If you love a good old-fashioned murder mystery, the Thursday Murder (Book) Club is the free online book club for you! Everyone is welcome.
Welcome to the Thursday Murder (Book) Club!
For years I've been talking about how much I love to read and I'm excited to take my love of books to the next level - and I'm inviting you to all come along. I’m launching a free monthly online book club devoted to British-style murder mysteries.
Now, there’ll be a bit of flexibility here. Not all the mysteries will involve murder (I mean, there’s gotta be a few art heists here and there), nor will they all necessarily be set in Great Britain. But they’ll all be faithful to the genre of the British “cozy” - - a complex mystery, a compelling read, plenty of rich details about everyday life (oh, you better believe I’ll be suggesting complimentary teas and biscuits for each book) and not a whole lot of implicit gore and scariness.
I’m inspired by a couple of things. First is Richard Osman’s book, The Thursday Murder Club. Yep, I stole his title for our bookclub name and I figured if gangs of fictional friends can get together to solve mysteries, my gang of online friends can get together to discus them!
I was also inspired by my visit to Winnipeg’s legendary mystery bookstore, Whodunit. They have an in-person mystery book club, which reminded me just how popular this genre is.
Read on for more details!
Dates: I’m going with the second Thursday of each month, which means that Thursday, February 9th is our first meet up.
When: 7:00 PM EST
How Long: 40 minutes or less - - yep, I’m still using the free version of Zoom. Long enough to have a good time, not so long that it feels like a huge, looming thing on your calendar.
Format: We’ll say hello, I’ll share a summery, present a few prepared questions, and then we can enjoy some general discussion.
Who Can Come: Anyone and everyone!
Do I Have To Read The Book? It helps, but this is a guilt-free gathering. However, be prepared for spoilers if you haven’t quite finished.
How Will I Know What’s Coming Up? I’ll always share the info each month in my newsletter so you’ll be reminded of dates and will always know what books are coming up. As of now, there’s no separate web site or newsletter for the book club.
Where: On Zoom, of course!
What are the books?
I’m so excited and I can’t wait to see you early next month at the very first meeting of the Thursday Murder (Book) Club!
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