Our December Murder In The Afternoon Book Club discussion of Mark Pryor’s The Crypt Thief will be special in two ways. With it being our holiday discussion, we’ll be bringing treats to share. Also, Mark will be joining us in person.
The Crypt Thief is the second book to to feature Hugo Marston, head of security for our embassy in Paris. When the son of a senator is murdered at the Pare Lachaise cemetery along with the theft of some the bones from a famed dancer at the Moulin Rouge, Hugo is asked to investigate. Obvious clues lead to terrorism, but Hugo suspects something else.
The Crypt Thief is one of the creepiest books in the series with one of the best villains. it will give us a lot to talk to Mark about. We will be meeting Monday, December 18th, 1PM on the 3rd floor. Books are 10% off to those planning to attend.
On Monday December 19th, at 1 PM on BookPeople’s 3rd floor, The Murder In The Afternoon Book Club is celebrating the holidays with one of our favorite authors. Mark Pryor has steadily made a name for himself with his hero Hugo Marston, head of security for the U.S. Embassy in Paris. He’ll be joining us to discuss the first book in the series, The Bookseller.
The story starts with one of Hugo’s main loves, books. When approaching the bookstall of Max, a dealer he does business with, he spots the old man being shoved into a car that speeds off. Out of his jurisdiction and with the help of a beautiful Parisian journalist, Claudia Roux, and his loose-cannon buddy with the CIA, Tom Green, Hugo is off to save Max. His search leads him to a shadowy world involving books, drugs, and secrets from the Second World War.
Mark is incredibly fun to talk to, so it should be a great discussion. We will be meeting at 1PM, Monday, December 19th on the third floor. The Bookseller is 10% off to those who attend.Since this is a holiday party as well as book discussion, everybody is asked to bring some kind of treat.
You can find copies of The Bookseller on our shelves and via bookpeople.com. The Murder in the Afternoon Book Club will meet to discuss The Bookseller with special guest Mark Pryor on Monday, December 19th, at 1 PM.
As we wait patiently for the wild mood swings of a Texas winter to die down, we’ve got plenty of events coming up to strike a mystery lover’s fancy – no matter the weather outside. Jeff Abbott ushered in our 2016 events this past Tuesday, speaking and signing his latest thriller, The First Order.
Coming up at the end of the month, Reed Farrel Coleman, a long-time favorite, comes to visit with two new books: Robert B. Parker’s The Devil Wins, a Jesse Stone novel, and Where It Hurts, the first in a new series and our Pick of the Month for January. He’ll be here to speak and sign his latest on Saturday, January 30th, at 5 PM.
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The Murder In The Afternoon Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 2 pm on BookPeople’s third floor. Join us Tuesday, May 19, at 2 PM, for a discussion of Faces of the Gone, by Brad Parks, who will join us via phone call during the discussion.
Author Brad Parks will be calling in to our discussion of his Shamus Award-winning debut novel, Faces Of The Gone, for our Murder In The Afternoon Book Club on Tuesday, May 19th, at 2 PM. Brad has gotten much acclaim with his series featuring Jersey journalist Carter Ross, and has now published five books. A former investigative and sports reporter, he uses his background and a good dose of humor to bring his books to life.
Faces Of The Gone introduces us to Carter and his eccentric fellow journalists and colorful contacts. When several people are murdered execution style, it’s written off as gang killings. Carter thinks different and follows his hunch, leading to an investigation of city corruption and the discovery of a very surprising kingpin. This book set up Brad Park’s signature style: both gritty and funny.
Brad is as entertaining in conversation as he is in his books, so join us Tuesday May 19th at 2PM on our third floor. The book is 10% off at the register in the month of book club selection to those who attend.
The Murder In The Afternoon meets the third Tuesday of each month at 2 pm up on BookPeople’s third floor. All book clubs are free and open to the public, and book club selections are 10% off at the register in the month of discussion. The Murder In The Afternoon book club will meet next on Tuesday, March 17, at 2 pm to discuss Jo Nesbø‘s great Scandinavian thriller, The Snowman.
Winter is not over yet for our Murder In The Afternoon book club. In fact, it will be chilling for more reasons than one. We will be reading The Snowman, the book that put author Jo Nesbø on the map and continued the world’s growing interest in Scandinavian crime fiction.
The Snowman is the seventh book to feature tortured Oslo police detective Harry Hole. FBI trained, he is able to track down the worst of the worst while questioning what is becoming of his city and country. This time he may be dealing with Norway’s first serial killer, whose trademark signifier is to leave a snowman at the crime scene.
Snowman is rich in character with a look at the sociology and politics of modern Norway, so be prepared to discuss.
We’ll be meeting on BookPeople’s third floor, at 2pm, Tuesday, March 17th. The Snowman is 10% off to those planning to attend.
We’re kicking off our Murder In The Afternoon book club with a store favorite. Craig Johnson’s The Cold Dish is edging up on its tenth anniversary. It is the first of the Walt Longmire series that inspired the A&E television show Longmire, and will be the first of our book club.
In The Cold Dish, we’re introduced to the Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire and his colorful deputies when a murder case divides his Absaroka County. A couple years back a group of boys raped a girl from the nearby Cheyenne reservation and only received a slap on the wrist for their horrendous crime. Now, someone is picking them off one by one, leaving an Indian feather on each body. Even though the subject matter is serious, Johnson’s characters are often hilarious, giving comic relief and human warmth. The book served as a template for an episode of Longmire, but with a much different ending.
We’re happy to announced Craig Johnson will be joining us via conference call. We will be meeting on BookPeople’s third floor at 2PM, on Tuesday, the 19th. Copies of The Cold Dish are 10% off for those attending.
Sometimes you can’t wait until the evening to talk about murder. With that in mind, we invite you to join us for Murder In The Afternoon book club, meeting on third Tuesday each month at 2PM on BookPeople’s third floor. Join us for coffee, tea, and discussions of some of some of our favorite books in the mystery genre. All meetings are free and open to the public!
Sometimes you can’t wait until the evening to talk about murder. With that in mind, we invite you to join us for Murder in the Afternoon, a brand new afternoon book club, meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 2PM on BookPeople’s third floor (603 N. Lamar Blvd). Join us for coffee, tea, and discussions of some of some of our favorite books in the mystery genre. All meetings are free and open to the public!
Tues 8/19 – The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
***Craig will call in to discuss the book with us!
Tues 9/23 – In The Woods by Tana French
Tues 10/21 – The Carter Of La Providence by George Simenon
Tues 11/18 – Death On Tour by Janis Hamrick
Tues 12/16 – The Beggar King by Oliver Potzsch
Tues 1/20 – Death In The Andes by Mario Vargas Llossa
Book club books are 10% off at BookPeople! Just let your cashier know you’re buying it for book club. Or give us a heads up in the Comments field when you’re checking out at bookpeople.com.
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