|Suspense Central Selections for
*2019 selections for Suspense Central are
listed below by month. If you have difficulty
seeing a title and/or author, all selections are
listed on our meetup site.
|Midnight Crossroad Book 1 Midnight, Texas by Charlain Harris
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8p
Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace, 10 Triangle Plaza (Route 17 North) · Ramsey, NJ
*please note date change*
Full line-up of 2019 titles is listed below - please scroll down
This group meets on the first Thursday of each month to discuss a specific mystery, horror,
or intrigue novel. Join Moderator Aurelia Long as we discuss this month's featured selection.
Midnight Crossroad Book 1 Midnight, Texas series by Charlain Harris
Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time
inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty
standard dried-up western town.
There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There’s a
diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there’s new resident
Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he’s found the perfect place to work in private (and who has
secrets of his own).
Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the
|Talon of God by Wesley Snipes, Ray Norman
Talon of God by Wesley Snipes - aka Blade - and Ray Norman was a pleasant surprise. We weren't sure
what to expect, but Talon of God was a good read that all enjoyed! Action, humor, great characters,
plot that moved along with purpose - we can't wait to this see this in a movie version. The story
centers on Talon, a warrior of God and Dr Lauryn Jefferson fighting an evil plan to release demons
through a drug in Chicago. This is an urban fantasy with cinematic flair. Solid A scores across the board
and we are hoping for a sequel.
Thanks to Aurelia for a great 2018 and looking forward to an even better 2019!
|Playing With Fire by Tess Gerritsen
Our musical theme was well represented with Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen. The book alternated
sections with two main characters -Julia in the first person and Lorenzo in the third. A curious piece of
music - the Incendio waltz - ties the two stories together. Our moderator, Aurelia, had read other
books by the author, and although she thought her other works better, still gave this good marks. All
attendees agreed. Good characters, good pace, well received book and an author to possibly revisit for
We also voted on moving Suspense Central from the third Thursday to the first Thursday to provide
better spacing between SC and Modern Masters for book reading. We also filled in some of the missing
months in 2019 (see below). An enjoyable and productive evening. Great start to 2019!
|September - 2019