Monthly Archives: December 2014

Minutes from Nov. 10th Meeting

15 attendees
Meet every two months, sites for January and May set. Second Monday of the month. Meena, Louise, Laura and Stefanie will co-lead moving forward.
Police procedural:
Harry Bosch: His being in the Vietnam war was trope, seemed a little forced to make the plot move. Many people didn’t get him. Seems a throwback to noir detective. Thoughts of being one-dimensional. Past issues fed piecemeal and hard to keep up with.
Use of art in the book interesting. Identification with paintings.
Eleanor: was she dumb or let Harry take the lead on purpose. She had another agenda, but seen as not as skilled.
Pacing seems slower than contemporary PP, yet compared to other genres (Historical Fiction, Non-Fiction) it moved fast.
Second Title (Go to Genres/Police Procedurals for full summary and analysis):
John Scalzi LOCK IN
Janet Hubbard CHAMPAGNE: THE FAREWELL
Leslie Glass BURNING TIME
Ian Rankin NAUGHTS AND CROSSES
Louise Penny THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY
Leighton Gage BLOOD OF THE WICKED
Deborah Crombie NO MARK UPON HER
Joseph Wambaugh THE ONION FIELD
Donna Leon BY ITS COVER
Robert Parker NIGHT PASSAGE
Tami Hoag THE NINTH VICTIM
Louise Penny STILL LIFE
Submitted by Kristi Chadwick