Worldwide Group Read of Mystery Novel


Michael Betcherman writes "On August 1, readers around the world will take part in a Group Read of The Daughters of Freya, a highly-praised mystery novel that is written in email form and distributed to readers by email. (

The Group Read is a unique online reading event where readers will not only read the mystery at the same time, they will be able to discuss it as it happens in an online forum during the three weeks it takes for the mystery to unfold. (Since all readers receive the installments at the same time, nobody can 'spoil' the mystery for others.) The idea is to create a shared experience out of what is normally a solitary activity.

The Group Read is being run in conjnction with, a website devoted to alternate reality gaming, who will set up the forum for the online discussion.

Readers who want to take part can purchase the mystery at a special price of US$3.99 (Cdn.$4.79) at: urchase

For more information please contact:
Michael Betcherman
[email protected]"

[I wasn't sure if I should post this as I guess it is essentially an ad, and too bad it costs, though it seems reasonable... but I posted anyway....A.K.]

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