Catch up on book club

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My Favorite Crime Book Club

The My Favorite Crime Book Club started on September 14, 2017 at the Headquarters Library. The club initially met one evening a month, until the library shut down in March 2020 due to COVID. The club briefly held virtual discussions on Goodreads in Spring 2021, before restarting in-person meetings on December 12, 2021. Meetings were then held one Sunday a month at the Headquarters Library until December 2023. 

In January 2024, the book club officially moved to the Tower Road Branch Library. The club meets on the first Sunday of the month at 2:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Book club members new and old can meet to discuss the month's non-fiction title, as well as other true crime cases and stories. Each month's book is made available in print format, as well as digitally on Libby when possible.


This blog has been established as a reference point for anyone who is interested in what our book club has read in the past. Titles include well-known cases, as well as some lesser known cases that have been chosen by the host and/or members. Previous titles are now organized by date read by the club, starting with the current year and working back to 2017.

2024

January 7 - Bitter Remains by Diane Fanning

February 4 - The Evil Within by Darren Galsworthy (originally printed under the title Becky)

March 3 - Death Sentence by Joe Sharkey

April 7 - Behold the Monster by Jillian Lauren

May 5 - Too Pretty to Live by Dennis Brooks

To see what we are currently reading and upcoming titles, as well as dates and times of meetings, please view the My Favorite Crime Book Club blog.

2023

January 8 - The Icepick Surgeon by Sam Kean

February 12 - The Snapshot Killer by Duncan McNab

March 19 - Tell Me Everything by Erika Krouse

April 16 - Slenderman by Kathleen Hale

May 14 - The Forever Witness by Edward Humes

June 11 - Vanished in Vermillion by Lou Raguse

July 9 - A Stranger Killed Katy by William D. LaRue

August 13 - True Crime Addict by James Renner

September 10 - Murder in Little Egypt by Darcy O'Brien

October 8 - Lost and Found by John Glatt

November 12 - The Girl in the Leaves by Robert Scott

December 10 - Such Good Boys by Tina Dirmann

2022

January 9 - Don't Call It a Cult by Sarah Berman

February 13 - Butcher, Baker by Leland E. Hale and Walter Gilmour

March - Picture Perfect by Shanna Hogan

April 10 - Death on Ocean Boulevard by Caitlin Rother

May 8 - The Menendez Murders by Robert Rand

June 12 - Bone Deep by Charles Bosworth

July 10 - Ruby Ridge & Waco by Charles River Editors & Ruby Ridge by Jess Walter

August 14 - The Doomsday Mother by John Glatt

September 11 - Unmasked by Paul Holes

October 9 - Couple Found Slain by Mikita Brottman

November 13 - The Other Dr. Gilmer by Bejamin Gilmer

December 11 - Trailed by Kathryn Miles

2021

March (Goodreads) - On the Farm by Stevie Cameron

April (Goodreads) - Ice and Bone by Monte Francis

December 12 - JonBenét by Steve Thomas

2020

January 9 - Six Capsules by George R. Dekle Sr.

February 13 - Fred and Rose by Howard Sounes

March 12 - Secrets in the Cellar by John Glatt

2019

January 10 - Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century by Peter Graham

February 14 - Dead Men Do Tell Tales by William R. Maples

March 14 - The Kill Jar by J. Reuben Appelman

April 11 - Blood & Ivy by Paul Collins

May 9 - The Spider and the Fly by Claudia Rowe

June 13 - Member of the Family by Dianne Lake

July 11 - The Inheritor's Powder by Sandra Hempel

August 8 - If I Can't Have You by Gregg Olsen

September 12 - The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale

October 10 - The Night Stalker by Philip Carlo

November 14 - Killer Clown by Terry Sullivan

December 12 - A Daughter's Deadly Deception by Jeremy Grimaldi

2018

January 11 - Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

February 8 - Beyond Obsession by Richard Hammer

March 8 - Lost Girls by Robert Kolker

April 12 - Zodiac by Robert Graysmith

May 17 - Forensics by Val McDermid

June 14 - I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

July 12 - The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

August 9 - Green River, Running Red by Ann Rule

September 6 - Love and Death in the Sunshine State by Cutter Wood

October 11 - The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington

November 8 - Hell's Princess by Harold Schechter

December 13 - Mindhunter by John Douglas

2017

September 14 – First meeting, no title

October 12 - The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn

November 9 - The Fatal Gift of Beauty by Nina Burleigh

December 14 - In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

By Sabrina on May 5, 2024