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For the Mystery Book Group

Over at Points of Reference, Jessica is getting ready to start a mystery book group at her public library in January. She’s going to be using Read ’em Their Writes as a source and is wondering if there are any other good selections tools out there.

Funny you should ask, Jess. I recently put together a list of titles for a local mystery discussion group and used Gary’s great book and these others.


Read On…Crime Fiction by Barry Trott is divided into multiple sections Story, Character, Setting, Mood, and Language and broken down further into lists with catchy titles. I looked in the Story, Character, and Language sections for the best titles for book groups.

I also used 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century and They Died in Vain: Overlooked, Underappreciated and Forgotten Mystery Novels, both edited by Jim Huang. Mystery experts from across the nation submitted their favorites and other titles they felt deserved to be re-appreciated. Each contributor sent in a good synopsis of a title with appeal factors and some topics for discussion.


Any of these resources should offer up plenty of killer good reading.



About the Author:

Kaite Mediatore Stover refuses to give up her day job as director of readers' services for The Kansas City Public Library to read tarot cards professionally or be the merch girl/roadie for her husband's numerous bands. Follow her on Twitter at @MarianLiberryan.

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