Crime Book Club – What Do You Want To Read In April?

In April the crime book club is having a look at cozy crime. The three choices are below. You can vote in the comments, on the Facebook page or on Twitter using the #crimebookclub hashtag.

We like to be varied and I hope you’ll join us. Here are your choices;

The No. 1 Ladie’s Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

No. 1

 

Precious Ramotswe in Botswana sits in the shade and ponders the wisdom of her cattle farmer father, observes her neighbors, and cares for employers and subjects with humor. A clinic doctor has two different personalities depending on the day of the week. A Christian sect member vanishes. A witch doctor may have the bones of a kidnapped boy in his magic kit.

 

 

Death of a Gossip (Hamish Macbeth) by M. C. Beaton

Hamish

 

Scottish highland village cop Hamish Macbeth must find which target was provoked enough to strangle and drown nasty fat widowed tabloid reporter Jane Winters, who revealed many others’ guilty secrets. Much is from the viewpoint of a naive secretary seduced by a blue-blood playboy. Icy blond beauty, aristocratic Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, lends a hand.

 

 

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Sweetness

 

Flavia de Luce 11 is an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. In the summer of 1950, inexplicable events strike Buckshaw, her decaying mansion home. A dead bird is on the doorstep, a postage stamp on its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man dying in the cucumber patch. His last words must save her father imprisoned for his murder.

 

 

 

Don’t forget we are meeting next Wednesday on Google+ Hangouts at 8 p.m. GMT to discuss The Rage by Gene Kerrigan, so you still have time to read it! 

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14 Responses to Crime Book Club – What Do You Want To Read In April?

  1. Oh, I’d be happy with any of these choices, Rebecca. Still, my ‘official’ vote is for the McCall Smith.

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  2. MarinaSofia says:

    My vote goes to Flavia de Luce, purely because she is the most recent discovery out of the three for me. I’d be happy with any of the others too. I like the way you try to vary the reading/types of crime of fiction.

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  3. Oh, I have the Alexander McCall Smith in my 746. I must try to read it next month!

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  4. cheriereich says:

    All three look like great books. This line from The Sweetness and the Bottom of the Pie hooked me: “Flavia de Luce 11 is an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison.”

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  5. DJ Kirkby says:

    Ooooooh all of them!!! Ok I stuck the titles in a ‘hat’ and drew out The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie came out so that’s my vote.

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  6. The No. 1 Ladie’s Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith for me please!

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  7. On Twitter – Stephanie Rothwell @sjroth21
    @RebeccaJBradley have read McCall Smith, it’s good so my vote goes to Alan Bradley. Starting The Rage this weekend.

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  8. On Twitter – melmck @melmckissock
    @RebeccaJBradley My vote goes to McCall Smith, just spent v entertaining evening watching him interviewed here in Melbourne by @angsavage

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