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Crime in the Big Apple

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Crime in the Big Apple

The Mysterious Mornings group met this morning and talked about their favorite mysteries set in the Big Apple. If it was a mystery and took place in NYC (or the outer boroughs) it fit this month’s subgenre.

Here are the group favorites listed by author and their series main character:


Barbieri, Maggie (Murder 101 Mysteries)

Block, Lawrence (Matthew Scudder)
Bowen, Rhys (Molly Murphy)
Castle, Richard (Nikki Heat)
Coyle, Cleo (Coffeehouse Mysteries)
Deaver, Jeffery (Lincoln Rhyme)
DeMille, Nelson (John Corey)
Harris, Rosemary (Dirty Business Mysteries)
Patterson, James and Michael Ledwidge (Michael Bennett)
Pintoff, Stefanie (Simon Ziele)
Roker, Al (Billy Blessing)
Rozan, S.J. (Lydia Chin/Bill Smith)
Spillane, Mickey and Max Allan Collins (Mike Hammer)
Thompson, Victoria (Gaslight Mysteries)
Wiprud, Brian (Standalones)

Interested in joining in on a Mysterious Morning discussion? A list of suggested authors and titles are available at the Bridgewater Library and books will be on display about a month prior to the discussion. (If you’re a voracious mystery reader you can read more than one.) Our next theme/subgenre is Amateur American Sleuths.

If it’s a mystery and the main character is solving crimes, but isn’t a police officer or private investigator, then it fits this month’s sub-genre. Since we have already (or will be) discussing culinary, crafting, hobby and pet mysteries, I’ve left them off the list. Just keep in mind how the amateur’s job or personal skills affects the mystery because that’ll be a major talking point at our discussion on November 16th at 9:30am at the Bridgewater Library.

By | 2017-05-08T20:03:58+00:00 September 7th, 2011|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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