Ten Red Hatters actually managed to get to All Saints Church despite the road being closed outside. A large chunk of cladding had blown down from the top of Westlegate Tower last Thursday in the strong winds!


We had been snug indoors reading or abroad on holiday reading the following.


Felicity:  The Sealwoman’s Gift by Sally Magnusson, So Much Blood in Him by Fred Vargus, Beach Music by Pat Conroy, Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence, She Wolves by Helen Castor


Karen had been catching up with her magazines, Good Housekeeping & Woman’s Own so hadn’t the usual list of murders! She recommended the Jarrold’s Literary Lunch with Donna Leon, Kate Mosse & David Robson as excellent speakers. She had also enjoyed the film of “The Book Club”.


Joy also praised the speakers at the Literary Lunch.



Vivien had read a lot of series. The Harry Lytle Chronicles by Paul Lawrence (1.The Sweet Smell of Decay, 2. A Plague of Sinners, 3. Hearts of Darkness)

Suzette A Hill’s A Load of Old Bones, Bones in the Belfry, Bone Idle, Bones in High Places, A Bedlam of Bones with commentary from Cat, Maurice and Dog, Bouncer.

The Cat Who -- by Lilian Jackson Braun. The Dead Father’s Club by Matt Haig (author of The Radleys recommended last meeting).


Pat: Can you ever forgive me? (film better than the book), The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, How to Read Paintings by Liz Rideal (handy when visiting an Art Gallery). Also recommended Tessa Hadley.


Marie: Betty Rowlands writes utter addictive cosy mysteries - lots of titles. Trail of Blood by Jeremy Potter. A new series of murder mysteries about a chef by popular author Faith Martin, Dead Lock by Damien Boyd, Lucky Dress by Amy Brown.


Ida: Their Lost Daughters by Joy Ellis, The Infirmary by LJ Ross.


Olwyn: Been on holiday & picked up a selection of paperbacks from the hotel cupboard. Room by Emma Donaghue, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, 2 thrillers by James Patterson, The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith, The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan, Summer at the Lake by Erica James.

NB Erica James is coming to Jarrolds soon - with a cream tea!

Also recommended the show in London of “9 to 5”.


Janet has rejoined the library - hurrah! Read Goodnight Lady by Martina Cole, The Princess Royal by Brian Hoey, Life’s too f***ing short by Janet Street Porter.