Thrills and Chills Book Club with Cassie and Maddie

Join us monthly for Thrills and Chills Book Club, a thriller/horror-themed book club co-hosted by lead bookseller Cassie and events assistant Maddie! For July's session, we will be reading Bad Men by Julie Mae Cohen. Bad Men follows Saffy, a socialite by day and serial killer by night, who seeks out men that she believes deserve death- murderers, abusers, rapists, etc. But being a serial killer is lonely work, and Saffy suddenly finds herself on the hunt for something else: love. Wickedly dark and thrilling, Bad Men is “The feminist serial killer you didn’t know you were waiting for. Sensational.” (Claire Mackintosh, bestselling author of The Last Party).

Book club will be held in our Second Story event space on Wednesday, July 24th at 6:30pm. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. If you'd like to purchase Bad Men through us (which is not required to join book club, although we appreciate it!), you can do so via the link below. 

If you are interested in joining, please reach out to to be added to the book club email list! We'll send a monthly update with book selections and other important info. 

Meet the most irresistible serial killer of the year . . . Award-winning author Julie Mae Cohen’s twisty feminist thriller is lethal and wickedly fun. 

“Silence of the Lambs meets Sex and the City.” —Financial Times
Saffy Huntley-Oliver is an intelligent and glamorous socialite; she also happens to be a proficient serial killer. For the past fifteen years, she’s hunted down and dispatched rapists, murderers, domestic abusers—bad men all. But leading a double life has left her lonely—dating’s tough when your boyfriend might turn out to be your next victim. Saffy thinks she’s finally found a truly good man in Jonathan Desrosiers, a true-crime podcaster who’s amassed legions of die-hard fans for cracking cold cases and bringing justice to victims.
When a decapitated body shows up on Jon’s doorstep the morning after his wife leaves him, he becomes the chief suspect for a murder he insists he didn’t commit. Saffy’s crush becomes an obsession as she orchestrates a meet-cute and volunteers to help Jon clear his name, using every trick up her sleeve to find the real killer and get her man—no matter the cost.
Darkly comic and addictively readable, Bad Men is a wild romp of a feminist thriller that asks if even a serial killer can have a happily ever after.


Julie Mae Cohen is a UK-bestselling author of book club and romantic fiction, including the award-winning novel Together. Her work has been translated into 17 languages. She is vice president of the Romantic Novelists’ Association in the UK. Julie grew up in western Maine and studied English at Brown University, Cambridge University, and the University of Reading, where she is now an associate lecturer in creative writing. She lives in Berkshire in the United Kingdom. Bad Men is her first thriller.

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
Bad Men: A Novel By Julie Mae Cohen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419772337
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: The Overlook Press - May 7th, 2024