Murder, Mystery & Mayhem Book Club (SIG)

The Murder, Mystery and Mayhem Book SIG meets once a month, typically on the 4th Monday at 1:30pm. Everyone is welcome. We typically meet for no more than 1.5 hours. Historically, the meetings were at someone’s house. ISince the pandemic, however, the gatherings have been Zoom-based.

Books are selected one year in advance…and are not your typically hot present-day offerings. At the meetings, we discuss the chosen book, of course, but often we talk about other books we are reading, movies we have seen, serials we’ve watched/are watching on TV, etc.

Please contact Bruce Cohen for additional information.

Murder, Mystery & Mayhem Book List 2024

January           Mystic River                                             Dennis Lehane

February         Ordinary Grace                                       William Kent Krueger

March              Shutter Island                                          Dennis Lehane

April                 Slow Horses                                             Mick Herron

May                  Smiler with a Knife                                Nicolas Blake

June                 The Dry                                                     Jane Harper

July                  The Killer Inside Me                              Jim Thompson

August             The Last Days of Ptolomy Gray         Walter Mosley

September      The Long Call                                          Ann Cleeves

October           The Plot                                                    Jean Hanff Korelitz

November      The Talented Mr. Ripley                       Patricia Highsmith

December      When Justice Sleeps                               Stacey Abrams

Murder, Mystery & Mayhem Book List 2023


Author Month
A Better Man Louise Penny January
Big Sky Kate Atkinson February
Conviction Denise Mina March
Heaven, My Home Attica Locke April
Lady in the Lake Laura Lippman May
The Guardians John Grisham June
The Night Fire Michael Connelly July
The Old Success Martha Grimes August
The Other End of the Line Andrea Camilleri September
The Quaker Liam McIlvanney October
The Sentence is Death Anthony Horowitz November
The Turn of the Key Ruth Ware December

        Murder Mystery & Mayhem Book List 2022
Book Name Author Month
Paper Son S. J. Rozan* Jan
Briarpatch Ross Thomas Feb
Case Histories Kate Atkinson Mar
Cover Her Face P. D. James Apr
Death Benefits Thomas Perry May
Death in Brittany Jean-Luc Bannelec Jun
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line Deepa Anappara Jul
Murder at La Fenice Donna Leon Aug
Night Soldiers Alan Furst Sep
Palace of the Drowned Christine Mangan Oct
Sculptress Minette Walters Nov
What The Dead Know Laura Lippman Dec
* Author will join us  

Murder, Mystery & Mayhem  Book List for 2021 





Murder by Milk Bottle 

Lynne Truss 


Bloody January 

Alan Parks 


Murder at the Savoy 

Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo 


An Old Man's Game

Andy Weinberger 



Graeme Macrae Burnet 


Charlesgate Confidential 

Scott Von Doviak 


The Absent One 

Jussi Adler-Olsen 


Against the Wall 

Jarkko Siplila 


I'm Traveling Alone 

Samuel Bjork 


The Flatley Enigma 

Viktor Ingolfsson 


The Searcher 

Tana French 


The Silent Patient 

Alex Michaelides 

Murder, Mystery and Mayhem Book List for 2020

Jan Reginald Hill On Beulah Heights
Feb Kate Atkinson When Will There Be Good News
Mar James Sallis What You Have Left
Apr Ian Rankin Knots and Crosses
May Michael Dibdin Dirty Tricks
Jun Mick Herron  Slow Horses
Jul Joseph Finder Vanished
Aug Chester Hime Real Cool Killers
Sep Dorothy B. Hughes In a Lonely Place October 
Oct Keigo Higashino Devotion of Suspect X 
Nov Lars Kepler The Hypnotist
Dec Michael Malone Uncivil Seasons

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