|Suspense Central Selections for
*2019 selections for Suspense Central are
listed below by month. If you have difficulty
seeing a title and/or author, all selections are
listed on our meetup site.
|Still Life With Crows by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 8p
Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace, 10 Triangle Plaza (Route 17 North) · Ramsey, NJ
*please note date change*
Full line-up of 2019 titles is listed below - please scroll down
This group meets on the first Thursday of each month to discuss a specific mystery, horror,
or intrigue novel. Join Moderator Aurelia Long as we discuss this month's featured selection.
A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground. Is it a serial killer, a man with the need
to destroy? Or is it a darker force, a curse upon the land? Amid golden cornfields, FBI
Special Agent Pendergast discovers evil in the blood of America's heartland. No one is safe.
Join us for the discussion of Still Life With Crows by Douglas Preston and former SFSNNJ
guest speaker Lincoln Child.
|Midnight Crossroad (bk 1 Midnight, Texas series) by Charlaine Harris
Very funny evening! We started off well enough discussing Midnight Crossroad (Book 1 of the Midnight
Texas series) by Charlaine Harris. The book is about what appears to a dried-up western town -
boarded up windows, one street light, few full-time inhabitants. It's those full-time inhabitants that
have secrets. In typical Charlaine Harris fashion, this is a well written book with great characters and a
good story. We had fun comparing the book to the TV series. We enjoyed the book so much we will be
reading the next book at a later date. We then moved onto what next month's book will be (Midnight
Robber) and if there were any suggestions for empty 2019 slots...form there we delved into hilarity.
Aurelia is STILL looking for those demons on demon island LOL! Chris is NEVER going to shark infested
resort..had to be there. Lots of fun.
|Playing With Fire by Tess Gerritsen
Our musical theme was well represented with Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen. The book alternated
sections with two main characters -Julia in the first person and Lorenzo in the third. A curious piece of
music - the Incendio waltz - ties the two stories together. Our moderator, Aurelia, had read other
books by the author, and although she thought her other works better, still gave this good marks. All
attendees agreed. Good characters, good pace, well received book and an author to possibly revisit for
We also voted on moving Suspense Central from the third Thursday to the first Thursday to provide
better spacing between SC and Modern Masters for book reading. We also filled in some of the missing
months in 2019 (see below). An enjoyable and productive evening. Great start to 2019!
|September - 2019