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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
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December
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May
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
Scion of Ikshvaku (Ram Chandra #1) by Amish Tripathi
Thursday, May 2, 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.

Ram Rajya. The Perfect Land. But perfection has a price. He paid that price.

3400 BCE. INDIA
Ayodhya is weakened by divisions. A terrible war has taken its toll. The damage runs deep. The demon
King of Lanka, Raavan, does not impose his rule on the defeated. He, instead, imposes his trade.
Money is sucked out of the empire. The Sapt Sindhu people descend into poverty, despondency and
corruption. They cry for a leader to lead them out of the morass. Little do they appreciate that the
leader is among them. One whom they know. A tortured and ostracised prince. A prince they tried to
break. A prince called Ram.

He loves his country, even when his countrymen torment him. He stands alone for the law. His band of
brothers, his Sita, and he, against the darkness of chaos.

Will Ram rise above the taint that others heap on him? Will his love for Sita sustain him through his
struggle? Will he defeat the demon Lord Raavan who destroyed his childhood? Will he fulfil the destiny
of the Vishnu?

Begin an epic journey with Amish’s latest: the Ram Chandra Series.
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.
Still Life With Crows by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
4/4/19 recap

AM
The theme for April, scene of the crime had us revisiting group favorite authors, Douglas Preston and
Lincoln Child, for Still Life With Crows, a Pendergast novel. Perfect choice. This book hit every element of
a crime scene - the search for clues, clues, the who, what, when - all led by a favorite character, Special
Agent Aloysius Pendergast. This outing found our favorite FBI agent in Kansas searching for a killer who
is leaving victims in cornfields set up in tableau's reminiscent of nursery rhymes. The small town is on
edge. Very visual read that had us casting characters in a film version. All gave the book high marks. As
Kathleen commented, "never disappointed in one of their books!" Great read, atmospheric, well-paced,
great characters. This one reads very well as a stand alone for those who might want to introduce
themselves to Pendergast novels.
September - 2019