Book Discussion Groups

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It's a Crime! ... a book discussion group for Mazomanie's readers of murder, mayhem and mystery!

Our Pick for January is Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn.

America’s most powerful leader becomes its prime target, a “nightmarish” (Booklist) scenario made all-too-real in this Mitch Rapp thriller from author Vince Flynn.

The stately calm of a Washington morning is shattered when a group of terrorists descends, killing dozens and taking nearly one hundred hostages as they massacre their way into the White House. The Secret Service evacuates the president to an underground bunker—and while officials argue over how to negotiate with the enemy, Mitch Rapp, the CIA’s top counterterrorism operative, moves stealthily among the hidden corridors and secret passageways of the executive mansion, to save the hostages before the terrorists reach the president. But another adversary—someone within Washington’s elite—is determined to see Rapp’s rescue mission fail.

Meeting date is Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7:00 pm. If you would like to be added to It's a Crime! members e-mail list, please call the library at 795-2104. We will alert you to any changes in the meeting schedule or other club updates.

It's a Crime! Reading List:

  • The Lincoln Lawyer – Michael Connelly
  • A Grave Surprise – Michael Koryta
  • (The works of) Ruth Rendell
  • Haunting Rachel – Kay Hooper
  • Still Life with Crows – Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  • Fat Ollie’s Book – Ed McBain
  • Grave Surprise – Charlaine Harris
  • The Pardon – James Grippando
  • Skinwalkers – Tony Hillerman
  • The Thin Man – Dashiell Hammett (Jan 2009)
  • Winter Study – Nevada Barr (Feb. 2009)
  • Winter Prey – John Sandford (March 2009)
  • Dead Hot Shot – Victoria Houston (April 2009)
  • Rum Punch – Elmore Leonard (May 2009)
  • Potshot – Robert B. Parker (June 2009)
  • Black Cherry Blues – James Lee Burke (July 2009)
  • Curse of the Spellmans – Lisa Lutz (Aug. 2009)
  • The Price of Blood – Declan Hughes (Sept. 2009)
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Washington Irving (Oct. 2009)
  • Blue Heaven – C.J. Box (Nov./Dec. 2009)
  • Sick Puppy – Carl Hiaasen (Jan. 2010)
  • The Five Orange Pips – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and -
  • A Letter of Mary – Laurie King (Feb. 2010)
  • Forty Words for Sorrow – Giles Blunt (October 2011)
  • A Window in Copacabana – Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza (November 2011)
  • Dog On It – Spencer Quinn (January 2012)
  • Bury Your Dead - Louise Penny (February 2012)
  • Mistress of the Art of Death – Ariana Franklin (March 2012)
  • A Morbid Taste for Bones – Ellis Peters (April 2012)
  • Deja Dead - Kathy Reichs (May 2012)
  • Indemnity Only - Sara Paretsky (June 2012)
  • Lost - Michael Robptham (July 2012)
  • In the Bleak Midwinter - Julia Spencer-Fleming (August 2012)
  • Dead of Night - Randy Wayne White (September 2012)
  • Christine Falls - Benjamin Black (October 2012)
  • The Lady in the Lake - Raymond Chandler (November 2012)
  • The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler (December 2012)
  • (skipped Jan. 2013)
  • The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey (February 2013)
  • A Murder is Announced - Agatha Christie (March 2013)
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie (April 2013)
  • A Blunt Instrument - Georgette Heyer (May 2013)
  • The Black House - Peter May (June 2013)
  • Freeze Frame - Peter May (July 2013)
  • Carved in Bone - Jefferson Bass (August 2013)
  • The Terra Cotta Dog - Andrea Camilleri (September 2013)
  • The Body Farm - Patiricia Cornwell (October 2013)
  • Faithful Place - Tana French (November 2013)
  • Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop (December 2013)
  • Get Shorty - Elmore Leonard (January 2014)
  • Betrayal of Trust - J.A. Jance (February 2014)
  • Wicked City - Ace Atkins (March 2014)
  • Sense of Evil - Kay Hooper (April 2014)
  • The Edge - Dick Francis (May 2014)
  • And Justice There is None - Deborah Crombie (June 2014)
  • Storm Front - Richard Castle (July 2014)
  • Presumed Innocent - Scott Turow (August 2014)
  • The Hit - David Baldacci (Sept. 2014)
  • The Cold Moon - Jeffery Deaver (Oct. 2014)
  • Killing Grounds - Dana Stabenow (Nov. 2014)
  • Open Season - C.J. Box (Dec. 2014)
  • Thunder Bay - William Kent Krueger (Jan. 2015)
  • Dying on the Vine - Aaron J. Elkins (Feb. 2015)
  • The Watchman - Robert Crais (March 2015)
  • Along Came a Spider - James Patterson (April 2015)
  • The Territory - Tricia Fields (May 2015)
  • Stone Butterfly - James D. Doss (June 2015)
  • Why Kings Confess - C.S. Harris (July 2015)
  • The English Girl - Daniel SIlva (August 2015)
  • Bootlegger's Daughter - Margaret Maron (Sept. 2015)
  • Serpent's Tooth - Craig Johnson (Oct. 2015)
  • Degrees of Separation - Sue Henry (Nov. 2015)
  • Track of the Cat - Nevada Barr (Dec. 2015)
  • Transfer of Power - Vince Flynn (Jan. 2016)