THE BULLET THAT MISSED
BOOK OF THE MOMENT
Do the cast of characters still appeal? Why do you think they have longevity?
Everyone has a favourite sleuth - who is yours?
Was the murder of Heather Garbutt with a knitting needle predictable and why doesn't this matter?
Were you able to solve and guess some of the clues?
How did your group feel about Stephen’s decline and did you empathise with Elizabeth’s approach to managing her husband’s early onset of dementia?
How does this novel compare to Osman’s other novels?
MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS
Given the accessibility of designer brands does this make the storyline dated and is it relevant to today’s audience?
Were you charmed by Mrs Harris's determination to venture abroad with littles funds and travel experience?
Did it feel credible or did you enjoy the fairy-tale spin?
Did you find the financial arrangements that had to be made to travel abroad (paying for goods in dollars) in post-war Britain amusing?
Did this make you nostalgic for a simpler life or was this a harder existence?
How many in your book club have seen the new adaptation or indeed the 1990s film starring Angela Lansbury?
How does the book compare to the film?
SMALL THINGS LIKE THESE
How much or how little did you know about The Magdalene Laundries? Did it encourage you to take a deeper dive into the events and the recent state apology made to families?
Was this an unexpected bitter sweet Christmas story and how does it compare to other moral tales?
Was Furlong a credible character and were you surprised by his kindness? What do you think the group would do if they made this discovery? Did it trigger any secrets that they feel are still buried?
Why do you think Mrs Wilson was so kind to Furlong and his mother? Was she hiding a secret too?
Have you read any of Keegan’s other short stories? Do you like this format and would you read more?
THE WILD CARD