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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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November
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
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Thursday, N
ovember 7, 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 we delve into the classic Bradbury Fahrenheit 451:
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by American writer Ray Bradbury, first
published in 1953. It is regarded as one of his best works. The novel presents
a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any
that are found.
August
Nightwise by
R.S. Belcher
Crestwood Lake 2: Satan's Revenge by Mark R. Vogel
10/3/19 recap

AM
Fun night discussing Crestwood Lake 2: Satan's Revenge by former SFSNNJ guest speaker Mark R.
Vogel. We had been waiting for the sequel and we were not disappointed. It was fun revisiting
characters we'd liked in the first book and following their responses to signs starting up again in
Crestwood Lake - fear, denial. Crestwood Lake, Vermont had been quiet after the showdown with the
devil and his coven of worshippers in book one. Butch Morgan, Gil Pearson and Vicki are enjoying life
and peace and quiet. Then a series of events slams home their worst fear - Satan and company are
back. You feel emotions with them. Fast read that leaves the door open for further stories to be told in
an organic way in other locations that would not become boring. A lot more to tell in this series. That
the book is about witches, covens and Satan worshipers was an added October bonus. Solid 8-9
scores all around. The only complaint was a rushed ending. If you enjoyed Crestwood Lake - grab the
sequel.
An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris
9/5/19 recap

AM
Excellent discussion on the Charlaine Harris novel An Easy Death. An Easy Death is an alternate history,
magic is real, wizards are up to no good, and "bodyguards" make a living escorting people to safe
zones. Main character Lizbeth "Gunnie" Rose is a good shot and in demand as a bodyguard. After a
mission gone wrong, Gunnie Rose is forced to take on a mission she doesn't want - protect two
wizards. Magic, gunslingers, well drawn characters made for a satisfying read. Scores ranged from 6-8.
Kathleen pointed out that Charlaine Harris, as a writer, is able to lend a different voice to each of her
series. Whether it be supernatural, western, mystery, each series has a unique voice. All would be
interested in the sequel when it's released in early 2020.
September - 2019
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A look ahead to 2020
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January 2020
Finn Fancy Necromancy
by Randy Henderson
February 2020
Crazy Rich Asians
by Kevin Kwan
March 2020
Black Powder War
by Naomi Novik
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April 2020
Strange Practice (A
Dr. Greta Helsing
Novel Book 1) by
Vivian Shaw