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January
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May  
Scion of Ikshvaku by
Amish Tripathi
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February
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June
The Six-Gun Tarot by
R.S. Belcher
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March
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July
Treasure Island by
Robert Louis Stevenson
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April
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September
An Easy Death by
Charlaine Harris
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October
Crestwood Lake 2:
Satan's Revenge by
Mark R. Vogel
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November
Fahrenheit 451 by
Ray Bradbury
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December
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June
Suspense Central Selections for
2019

*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.
Recaps, comments
The Six-Gun Tarot (Golgotha #1) by R.S. Belcher
Thursday, J
une 6, 2019 - 8p
Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace, 10 Triangle Plaza (Route 17 North) · Ramsey, NJ

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.

This month's selection is The Six-Gun Tarot by RS Belcher:


Nevada, 1869. Golgotha is a cattle town that hides more than its share of
unnatural secrets. A haven for the blessed and the damned, Golgotha has
known many strange events, but nothing like the darkness stirring in the
abandoned mine overlooking the town.
August
Nightwise by
R.S. Belcher
Midnight Crossroad (bk 1 Midnight, Texas series) by Charlaine Harris
2/7/19 recap

AM
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.
Scion of Ikshvaku (Ram Chandra #1) by Amish Tripathi
5/2/19 recap

Todd Ehrenfels
A spirited discussion of a really engaging book. Ram Chandra is the unfortunate eldest son of a
defeated Emperor growing up in an India in crisis. He has many trials and travails to overcome, not
least of which is that his father blames him for his only defeat at the hands of the 'demon' Ravaan,
which happened on the day of Ram's birth. Based on the events of the Ramayana and elegantly
written, Aurelia, Kathleen, and I pored over the details of the book. We spent much of the time
dissecting the events of the first half of the story as Ram and his brothers Bharat, Lakshman, and
Shatrughan grew up in the ashram of the guru Vashishta, and then Ram's term as chief of city police in
Ayodhya where he finally earned acceptance and respect from his father during a hunt. The book is
exquisitely detailed and the discussions of philosophy are really well handled instead of being dry
infodumps, and the characters had a vibrancy that is hard to describe. We gave it an average of A- over
all.
September - 2019