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Virtual Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Murder on Cape Cod by David Baldacci.

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Long Road to Mercy (An Atlee Pine Thriller #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781538761540
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

Introducing a remarkable new character from #1 New York Times bestselling writer David Baldacci: Atlee Pine, an FBI agent with special skills assigned to the remote wilds of the southwestern United States who must confront a new threat . . . and an old nightmare.

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe.

It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared.

She never saw Mercy again.

Three decades after that terrifying night, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon.

So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon-and its rider missing-Pine is called in to investigate. It soon seems clear the lost tourist had something more clandestine than sightseeing in mind. But just as Pine begins to put together clues pointing to a terrifying plot, she's abruptly called off the case.

 

If she disobeys direct orders by continuing to search for the missing man, it will mean the end of her career. But unless Pine keeps working the case and discovers the truth, it could spell the very end of democracy in America as we know it...


Long Road to Mercy Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781538761557
Availability: Available Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 12th, 2018

Mystery Matters Zoom Meeting

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Murder on Cape Cod by Maddie Day.

Author Maddie Day will be joining the Zoom Meeting to discuss her book!

 

Murder on Cape Cod (Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781496722881
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kensington - December 31st, 2019

A Cape Cod shop owner and her book club must find a crafty killer in this charming new series from the Agatha-nominated author of the Country Store Mystery series.

Summer is busy season for Mackenzie “Mac” Almeida’s bicycle shop, nestled in the quaint, seaside hamlet of Westham, Massachusetts. She’s expecting an influx of tourists at Mac’s Bikes; instead she discovers the body of Jake Lacey. Mac can’t imagine anyone stabbing the down-on-his-luck handyman. However, the authorities seem to think Mac is a strong suspect after she was spotted arguing with Jake just hours before his death. Mac knows she didn’t do it, but she does recognize the weapon—her brother Derrick’s fishing knife.

Mac’s only experience with murder investigations is limited to the cozy mysteries she reads with her local book group, the Cozy Capers. So to clear her name—and maybe her brother’s too—Mac will have to summon help from her Cozy Capers co-investigators and a library’s worth of detectives’ tips and tricks. For a small town, Westham is teeming with possible killers, and this is one mystery where Mac is hoping for anything but a surprise ending…


Murder on Cape Cod Cover Image
$1.99
ISBN: 9781496715074
Availability: Available Now
Published: Kensington Books - December 30th, 2019

<CANCELLED> Virtual Tickle My Fantasy Book Club

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

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTHTickle My Fantasy

 

*Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep.

 

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.


Kill the Queen Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780062797629
Availability: Available Now
Published: Harper Voyager - October 1st, 2018

Tickle My Fantasy Book Club

 

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTHTickle My Fantasy

 

*Seven Blades in Black by Sam Sykes.

 

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

 

 

 

Seven Blades in Black (The Grave of Empires #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316363433
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Published: Orbit - April 9th, 2019

Acclaimed author Sam Sykes returns with a brilliant new epic fantasy that introduces an unforgettable outcast mage caught between two warring empires.
 
Her magic was stolen. She was left for dead.
 
Betrayed by those she trusts most and her magic ripped from her, all Sal the Cacophony has left is her name, her story, and the weapon she used to carve both. But she has a will stronger than magic, and knows exactly where to go.
 
The Scar, a land torn between powerful empires, where rogue mages go to disappear, disgraced soldiers go to die and Sal went with a blade, a gun, and a list of seven names.
 
Revenge will be its own reward.


Seven Blades in Black Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316363457
Availability: Available Now
Published: Orbit - April 8th, 2019

Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*The Secret, Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams.

As a special treat, the author will be joining us to discuss her book via skype!

 

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

 

The Secret, Book & Scone Society (A Secret, Book and Scone Society Novel #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496712387
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Published: Kensington - July 31st, 2018

In this intriguing new series from New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams, a quirky club in small-town North Carolina holds the keys to health, happiness, friendship—and even solving a murder—all to be found within the pages of the right book…

 

Strangers flock to Miracle Springs hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked “comfort” scone, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That’s Nora’s special talent—prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person’s deepest pain. So when a visiting businessman reaches out for guidance, Nora knows exactly how to help. But before he can keep their appointment, he’s found dead on the train tracks…

 

Stunned, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to earn redemption by helping others. To join, members must divulge their darkest secret—the terrible truth that brought each of them to Miracle Springs in the first place. Now, determined to uncover the truth behind the businessman’s demise, the women meet in Nora’s cozy bookstore. And as they untangle a web of corruption, they also discover their own courage, purpose, and a sisterhood that will carry them through every challenge—proving it’s never too late to turn the page and start over…


The Secret, Book & Scone Society Cover Image
$13.56
ISBN: 9781496712394
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Published: Kensington Books - October 30th, 2017

Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen.

As a special treat, Rhys Bowen will Skype with the group!

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

 

Her Royal Spyness (A Royal Spyness Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425222522
Availability: Backordered
Published: Berkley - July 1st, 2008

The New York Times bestselling author of the Molly Murphy and Constable Evan Evans mysteries turns her attentions to “a feisty new heroine to delight a legion of Anglophile readers.”*

London, 1932. Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, 34th in line for the English throne, is flat broke. She's bolted Scotland, her greedy brother, and her fish-faced betrothed. London is a place where she'll experience freedom, learn life lessons aplenty, do a bit of spying for HRH—oh, and find a dead Frenchman in her tub. Now her new job is to clear her long family name...

 


Her Royal Spyness Cover Image
$2.99
ISBN: 9781101207369
Availability: Available Now
Published: Berkley - June 30th, 2008

Mommy Book Club

Want to join a book club, but don't want to find a babysitter for your littles? This book club is perfect for you!

Mommy Book Club is an online-only book club. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids or leaving them with a sitter.

How to Save Your Child from Ostrich Attacks, Accidental Time Travel, and Anything Else That Might Happen on an Average Tuesday Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948836456
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Published: Benbella Books - November 5th, 2019

The parenting humorist behind the viral Twitter account @XplodingUnicorn and author of Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse presents the long-awaited guide to surviving everything else

 

In the era of instant parent shaming and viral hot takes, some questions are too dangerous to ask out loud: What's the proper first aid for my toddler’s vampire bite? What should I do if I take a wrong turn on the way to soccer practice and end up in the Cretaceous Period? How can I fend off Godzilla without disrupting my child's nap?

 

Fortunately, there's now a parenting resource that answers those burning questions and many more.

 

Professional comedy writer and amateur father James Breakwell’s latest book tackles more than 90 survival challenges ordinary parents might encounter in their everyday lives, including:

  • How to protect your child against tigers, penguins, mastodons, and other animals found in the suburbs.
  • How to defeat ghosts, gremlins, mummies, and any other supernatural force that might prevent you from getting your kid to bed on time.
  • How to survive crashing horses, trains, hot air balloons, and other vehicles you might find in the carpool lane.

 

This is an essential guide for anyone who has children, might have children someday, or is vaguely aware children exist. Put this book down at your own—and your children’s—risk.


Tickle My Fantasy Book Club

Tickle My Fantasy

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire.

 

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Rosemary and Rue (October Daye #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780756405717
Availability: Backordered
Published: DAW - September 1st, 2009

New York Times-bestselling October Daye faerie series • Hugo Award-winning author Seanan McGuire • "Top of my urban-paranormal series list!" —Felicia Day

The world of Faerie never disappeared; it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own. Secrecy is the key to Faerie's survival—but no secret can be kept forever, and when the fae and mortal worlds collide, changelings are born.

Outsiders from birth, these half-human, half-fae children spend their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations. Or, in the case of October "Toby" Daye, rejecting it completely. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the fae world, retreating into a “normal” life. Unfortunately for her, Faerie has other ideas...

The murder of Countess Evening Winterrose, one of the secret regents of the San Francisco Bay Area, pulls Toby back into the fae world. Unable to resist Evening’s dying curse, Toby must resume her former position as knight errant to the Duke of Shadowed Hills and begin renewing old alliances that may prove her only hope of solving the mystery...before the curse catches up with her.


Rosemary and Rue Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781101140109
Availability: Available Now
Published: DAW - August 31st, 2009

Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Tide and Punishment by Bree Baker.

PLEASE NOTE: Date change due to original date falling on Jan. 2

 

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

 

Tide and Punishment Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781492664819
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - September 24th, 2019

This year, the holidays are bringing murder and mayhem in the third installment of this delightful cozy series!

It's Christmastime in Charm, North Carolina, and while Everly Swan would prefer to focus on decorating her iced tea shop for its first holiday season, Great-Aunt Fran has decided to run for mayor against her long-time nemesis. But when the other candidate turns up dead just before the first scheduled debate, all eyes turn to Fran as the suspect with the most obvious motive.

Everly knows her sweet, elderly Aunt Fran couldn't have murdered anyone, but as she struggles to find the real killer, it begins to seem like this may be the last merry Christmas her family may ever have.


Tide and Punishment Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781492664826
Availability: Available Now
Published: Poisoned Pen Press - September 23rd, 2019

Tickle My Fantasy Book Club

 

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTHTickle My Fantasy

 

*An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris.

 

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An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781481494939
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - July 30th, 2019

The beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, the inspiration for HBO’s True Blood, and the Midnight Crossroad trilogy adapted for NBC’s Midnight, Texas, has written a taut new thriller—the first in the Gunnie Rose series—centered on a young gunslinging mercenary, Lizbeth Rose.
 
Set in a fractured United States, in the southwestern country now known as Texoma. A world where magic is acknowledged but mistrusted, especially by a young gunslinger named Lizbeth Rose. Battered by a run across the border to Mexico Lizbeth Rose takes a job offer from a pair of Russian wizards to be their local guide and gunnie. For the wizards, Gunnie Rose has already acquired a fearsome reputation and they’re at a desperate crossroad, even if they won’t admit it. They’re searching through the small border towns near Mexico, trying to locate a low-level magic practitioner, Oleg Karkarov. The wizards believe Oleg is a direct descendant of Grigori Rasputin, and that Oleg’s blood can save the young tsar’s life.
 
As the trio journey through an altered America, shattered into several countries by the assassination of Franklin Roosevelt and the Great Depression, they’re set on by enemies. It’s clear that a powerful force does not want them to succeed in their mission. Lizbeth Rose is a gunnie who has never failed a client, but her oath will test all of her skills and resolve to get them all out alive.


An Easy Death Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481494946
Availability: Available Now
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - October 1st, 2018

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