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Virtual Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Run Away by Harlan Coben.

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Run Away Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781538748428
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 5th, 2020

A perfect family is shattered when their daughter goes missing in this "brilliantly executed" New York Times bestselling thriller from a "master storyteller" (Providence Sunday Journal).
 
You've lost your daughter. She's addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she's made it clear that she doesn't want to be found.
 
Then, by chance, you see her playing guitar in Central Park. But she's not the girl you remember. This woman is living on the edge, frightened, and clearly in trouble.
 
You don't stop to think. You approach her, beg her to come home.
 
She runs. And you do the only thing a parent can do: you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed. Before you know it, both your family and your life are on the line. And in order to protect your daughter from the evils of that world, you must face them head on.


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$9.99
ISBN: 9781538748480
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 18th, 2019

Virtual Droughtlander Book Club

THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

Droughtlander Book Club is an opportunity for Outlander fans from wherever to get their fill of Outlander discussion in between seasons of the TV series, while also reading or rereading the book series. We're reading one book a month and meeting by Zoom on the third Thursday to discuss.

 

*Dragonfly in Amber.

Dragonfly in Amber: A Novel (Outlander #2) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440215622
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Published: Dell - November 2nd, 1993

For twenty years, Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to the mysteries of Scotland’s mist-shrouded Highlands.

Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as shocking as the events that gave it birth: the secret of an ancient circle of standing stones, the secret of a love that transcends centuries, and the truth of a man named Jamie Fraser—a Highland warrior whose gallantry once drew the young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his.

Claire’s spellbinding journey continues through the intrigue-ridden French court and the menace of Jacobite plots, to the Highlands of Scotland, through war and death in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves.


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$7.99
ISBN: 9780440335184
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Published: Dell - October 25th, 2004

Virtual Cabernet Cozy Society Book Club

*Due to a family emergency, this month's title was originally scheduled for June but was postponed until July.

THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Murder in Galway by Carlene O'Connor.

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Murder in Galway (A Home to Ireland Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781496724472
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Published: Kensington - April 28th, 2020

In the first installment of bestselling author Carlene O’Connor’s new Home to Ireland Mystery series, New York Tara Meehan’s first trip to Galway, Ireland may be her last.

Jump right into the beauty and splendor—and murder—of Tara’s Irish adventure! With a gorgeous setting, suspicious characters, and a deadly mystery—Murder in Galway will have you packing your bags…

Tara never imagined her introduction to Ireland like this—carrying her mam’s ashes to honor her final request: “Tell Johnny I’m sorry…Take me home.” She’s never met her mam’s estranged brother, Johnny Meehan, who owns an architectural salvage business in Galway. Although Tara is immediately charmed by the medieval city, the locals seem wary of strangers and a gypsy warns her that death is all around.

When Tara arrives at her uncle’s stone cottage, the prophesy seems true. A dead man lies sprawled over the threshold in a pool of blood. The victim turns out to be Johnny’s wealthiest client, and her missing uncle is the garda’s number-one suspect. In trying to find Johnny and solve the crime, Tara uncovers her mam and uncle’s troubled past. But with a desperate killer about, she had better mind herself, or they’ll be tossing her ashes in Galway Bay…


Murder in Galway Cover Image
$7.59
ISBN: 9781496719850
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Published: Kensington Books - April 27th, 2020

Virtual Tickle My Fantasy Book Club

*Due to a family emergency, this month's title was originally scheduled for June but was postponed until July.

 

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTHTickle My Fantasy

 

Kill the Queen (A Crown of Shards Novel #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062797612
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Published: Harper Voyager - October 2nd, 2018

Gladiator meets Game of Thrones: a royal woman becomes a skilled warrior to destroy her murderous cousin, avenge her family, and save her kingdom in this first entry in a dazzling fantasy epic from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Elemental Assassin series—an enthralling tale that combines magic, murder, intrigue, adventure, and a hint of romance

 

In a realm where one’s magical power determines one’s worth, Lady Everleigh’s lack of obvious ability relegates her to the shadows of the royal court of Bellona, a kingdom steeped in gladiator tradition. Seventeenth in line for the throne, Evie is nothing more than a ceremonial fixture, overlooked and mostly forgotten.

 

But dark forces are at work inside the palace. When her cousin Vasilia, the crown princess, assassinates her mother the queen and takes the throne by force, Evie is also attacked, along with the rest of the royal family. Luckily for Evie, her secret immunity to magic helps her escape the massacre.

 

Forced into hiding to survive, she falls in with a gladiator troupe. Though they use their talents to entertain and amuse the masses, the gladiators are actually highly trained warriors skilled in the art of war, especially Lucas Sullivan, a powerful magier with secrets of his own. Uncertain of her future—or if she even has one—Evie begins training with the troupe until she can decide her next move.

 

But as the bloodthirsty Vasilia exerts her power, pushing Bellona to the brink of war, Evie’s fate becomes clear: she must become a fearsome gladiator herself . . . and kill the queen.


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$13.99
ISBN: 9780062797629
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Published: Harper Voyager - October 1st, 2018

Virtual Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Minute to Minute by David Baldacci.

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A Minute to Midnight (An Atlee Pine Thriller #2) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538761632
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 9th, 2020

FBI Agent Atlee Pine returns to her Georgia hometown to investigate her twin sister's abduction, only to encounter a serial killer in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller.

 

FBI Agent Atlee Pine's life was never the same after her twin sister Mercy was kidnapped -- and likely killed -- thirty years ago. After a lifetime of torturous uncertainty, Atlee's unresolved anger finally gets the better of her on the job, and she finds she has to deal with the demons of her past if she wants to remain with the FBI.

 

Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum head back to Atlee's rural hometown in Georgia to see what they can uncover about the traumatic night Mercy was taken and Pine was almost killed. But soon after Atlee begins her investigation, a local woman is found ritualistically murdered, her face covered with a wedding veil -- and the first killing is quickly followed by a second bizarre murder.

 

Atlee is determined to continue her search for answers, but now she must also set her sights on finding a potential serial killer before another victim is claimed. But in a small town full of secrets -- some of which could answer the questions that have plagued Atlee her entire life -- and digging deeper into the past could be more dangerous than she realizes . . .

 


A Minute to Midnight Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781538761625
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 18th, 2019

Virtual Antiracism Book Club

AntiRacism Book ClubAntiracism Book Club will read and discuss books about racism, social justice, and unconscious bias, in order to give our community of readers a space to talk about hard issues with a new book each month as a guide.

 

*This month, we're reading Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell.

 

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Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316478526
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 10th, 2019

A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Pres

 

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers -- and why they often go wrong.

 

How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn't true?

 

While tackling these questions, Malcolm Gladwell was not solely writing a book for the page. He was also producing for the ear. In the audiobook version of Talking to Strangers, you'll hear the voices of people he interviewed--scientists, criminologists, military psychologists. Court transcripts are brought to life with re-enactments. You actually hear the contentious arrest of Sandra Bland by the side of the road in Texas. As Gladwell revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, and the suicide of Sylvia Plath, you hear directly from many of the players in these real-life tragedies. There's even a theme song - Janelle Monae's "Hell You Talmbout."

 

Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world.


Talking to Strangers Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316535625
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 9th, 2019

Virtual Droughtlander Book Club

THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

Droughtlander Book Club is an opportunity for Outlander fans from wherever to get their fill of Outlander discussion in between seasons of the TV series, while also reading or rereading the book series. We're reading one book a month and meeting by Zoom on the third Thursday to discuss.

 

Outlander: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440212560
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Published: Dell - June 2nd, 1992

CLAIRE RANDALL IS LEADING A DOUBLE LIFE. SHE HAS A HUSBAND IN ONE CENTURY, AND A LOVER IN ANOTHER....

 

In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon -- when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach -- an "outlander" -- in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743.

 

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny is soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidding Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.


Outlander Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780440335160
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Published: Dell - October 25th, 2004

<CANCELLED> Virtual Cabernet Cozy Society Book Club

*Due to a family emergency, this month's title will be postponed until July.

THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Murder in Galway by Carlene O'Connor.

We request that those participating in our book clubs purchase the book from KBB.

 

Murder in Galway (A Home to Ireland Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781496724472
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kensington - April 28th, 2020

In the first installment of bestselling author Carlene O’Connor’s new Home to Ireland Mystery series, New York Tara Meehan’s first trip to Galway, Ireland may be her last.

Jump right into the beauty and splendor—and murder—of Tara’s Irish adventure! With a gorgeous setting, suspicious characters, and a deadly mystery—Murder in Galway will have you packing your bags…

Tara never imagined her introduction to Ireland like this—carrying her mam’s ashes to honor her final request: “Tell Johnny I’m sorry…Take me home.” She’s never met her mam’s estranged brother, Johnny Meehan, who owns an architectural salvage business in Galway. Although Tara is immediately charmed by the medieval city, the locals seem wary of strangers and a gypsy warns her that death is all around.

When Tara arrives at her uncle’s stone cottage, the prophesy seems true. A dead man lies sprawled over the threshold in a pool of blood. The victim turns out to be Johnny’s wealthiest client, and her missing uncle is the garda’s number-one suspect. In trying to find Johnny and solve the crime, Tara uncovers her mam and uncle’s troubled past. But with a desperate killer about, she had better mind herself, or they’ll be tossing her ashes in Galway Bay…


Murder in Galway Cover Image
$7.59
ISBN: 9781496719850
Availability: Available Now
Published: Kensington Books - April 27th, 2020

Virtual Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell.

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Then She Was Gone: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501154652
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Published: Atria Books - November 6th, 2018


“Sharply written with twists and turns.” —Library Journal

“An acutely observed family drama with bone-chilling suspense.” —People

Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. Beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers, and half of a teenaged golden couple. Ellie was days away from an idyllic post-exams summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her.

And then she was gone.

Now, her mother Laurel Mack is trying to put her life back together. It’s been ten years since her daughter disappeared, seven years since her marriage ended, and only months since the last clue in Ellie’s case was unearthed. So when she meets an unexpectedly charming man in a café, no one is more surprised than Laurel at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she’s meeting Floyd’s daughters—and his youngest, Poppy, takes Laurel’s breath away.

Because looking at Poppy is like looking at Ellie. And now, the unanswered questions she’s tried so hard to put to rest begin to haunt Laurel anew. Where did Ellie go? Did she really run away from home, as the police have long suspected, or was there a more sinister reason for her disappearance? Who is Floyd, really? And why does his daughter remind Laurel so viscerally of her own missing girl?

 


Then She Was Gone Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781501154669
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Published: Atria Books - April 16th, 2018

Virtual Cabernet Cozy Society Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Sell Low, Sweet Harriet by Sherry Harris.

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Sell Low, Sweet Harriet (A Sarah W. Garage Sale Mystery #8) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781496722515
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Published: Kensington - December 31st, 2019

ONE WOMAN’S TRASH…
Sarah Winston’s garage sale business has a new client: the daughter of a couple who recently died in a tragic accident while away on a trip to Africa. Their house is full of exotic items from around the world that need to be sold off. When Sarah learns that the deceased were retired CIA agents, the job becomes more intriguing—but when an intruder breaks in and a hidden camera is found, it also becomes more dangerous. And Sarah has enough on her plate right now since she’s investigating a murder on the side at the nearby Air Force base, where her status as a former military spouse gives her a special kind of access.

…IS ANOTHER WOMAN’S TROUBLE
With so much work piling up, Sarah decides to hire some help. But her assistant, Harriet—a former FBI hostage negotiator—has a rare talent for salesmanship. Which is good, because Sarah may have to haggle for her life with Harriet’s assistance…

Praise for the Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mysteries

“There’s a lot going on in this charming mystery, and it all works…Well written and executed, this is a definite winner.”
RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on All Murders Final!

“Full of garage-sale tips…amusing. A solid choice for fans of Jane K. Cleland’s Josie Prescott Antique Mystery series.”
Library Journal on Tagged for Death

“A slam dunk for those who love antiques and garage sales…surprising twists and turns.”
Kirkus Reviews on A Good Day to Buy


Sell Low, Sweet Harriet Cover Image
$7.59
ISBN: 9781496722522
Availability: Available Now
Published: Kensington Books - December 30th, 2019

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