Book Groups and Author Visits

Each week we have a book group on Tuesdays. There are two slots: 10 am and 7 pm (GMT) and you’re very welcome to either, wherever you are in the world and however much you’d like to participate. Don’t forget to sign up here or here

I’ve started adding some links with the books to bookshop where US based participators can get paperback versions and support local bookshops.  Disclosure: I’ve added Amazon affiliate links to kindle editions for the US and England. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

7th December

This week we’ll be joined on Saturday by Huzan Bharucha to talk Christie and classic crime so for book group we’re reading one of Christie’s most famous works – Death on the Nile. Come along and join us. I may have read and seen this several times but I have absolute no memory of who the murderer is. Looking forward to guessing wrong for the 10th time!

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14th December

This week, we are reading our first poetry book! We’re reading Anna Cheung’s Where Decay Sleeps. A gorgeous collection!

You can get it from Haunt Publishing here

21st December

Winter party! Whoop whoop! Come along and join us for one of our ‘famous’ playalongs. Today, we’ll be playing from Caverns of the Snow Witch. You don’t need a copy to participate although you’re very welcome to get one!

4th January

Kicking off the year on a strong start here. We’ll be reading the gender swapped version of Twilight. Life and Death by Stephanie Meyer seeks to demonstrate that the story would be the exact same if the ‘Bella’ character was a boy and the ‘Edward’ character a girl by writing a completely different story. Nailed it. Come and join us!

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11th January

One of our November classes focused on some of the supernatural writing of Randall Kenan, so we’ll be exploring for ourselves in this collection of short stories.

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18th January

This week we’ll be reading Stephen Graham Jones latest novel My Heart is a Chainsaw.

Jade is one class away from graduating high-school, but that’s one class she keeps failing local history. Dragged down by her past, her father and being an outsider, she’s composing her epic essay series to save her high-school diploma.

Jade’s topic? The unifying theory of slasher films. In her rapidly gentrifying rural lake town, Jade sees the pattern in recent events that only her encyclopedic knowledge of horror cinema could have prepared her for. And with the arrival of the Final Girl, Letha Mondragon, she’s convinced an irreversible sequence of events has been set into motion.

As tourists start to go missing, and the tension grows between her community and the celebrity newcomers building their mansions the other side of the Indian Lake, Jade prepares for the killer to rise. She dives deep into the town’s history, the tragic deaths than occurred at camp years ago, the missing tourists no one is even sure exist, and the murders starting to happen, searching for the answer.

As the small and peaceful town heads towards catastrophe, it all must come to a head on 4th July, when the town all gathers on the water, where luxury yachts compete with canoes and inflatables, and the final showdown between rich and poor, past and present, townsfolk and celebrities slasher and Final Girl.

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If you’d like us to read your book or a collection you’ve published, get in touch!

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