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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
Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson
Thursday, M
arch 7, 2019 - 8p
Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace, 10 Triangle Plaza (Route 17 North) · Ramsey, NJ
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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.

This month's selection is Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson:
It's Carnival time, and the Carribean-colonized planet of Toussaint is celebrating with music,
dance and pageantry. Masked "Midnight Robbers" waylay revelers with brandished weapons
and spellbinding words. But to young Tan-Tan, the Robber Queen is simply a favourite
costume to wear at the festival--until her power-corrupted father commits an unforgivable
crime.

Suddenly, both father and daughter are thrust into the brutal world of New Half-Way Tree.
Here monstrous creatures from folklore are real, and the humans are violent outcasts in the
wilds. Here Tan-Tan must reach into the heart of myth--and become the Robber Queen
herself. For only the Robber Queen's legendary powers can save her life...and set her free.
August
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.
Playing With Fire by Tess Gerritsen
1/17/19 recap

Chris H
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
future discussions.

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