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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:21 am 
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1. Sherlock Holmes
2. Miss Seeton Books (by all 3 authours)
3. M.C. Beaton's series Hamish and Agatha Raisen


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:22 pm 
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Hi Maggie, is this a readers corner? :geek: :geek:

Like a book club even :gossip:
Having a smilie overload to get them out of my system :madclap:

I have also read all the Agatha Raisins..they are tosh really but they do make me giggle. I re-read one now and again for a laugh. Not had a go at any of MC Beaton's other stuff though.

Sherlock Holmes..yes read the lot more than once. Have also read the two new Holmes books by Anthony Horowitz. They are not bad at all if you like Holmes. I've read some of the Simon Brett Fethering Mysteries, all the Agatha Christies (years ago mind) and lots of one-off crime/mystery stuff, both lighthearted and dark.

Someone recommended Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole series...anyone read this?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:16 pm 
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Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole series? Haven't heard of him/her...will check them out.
This is our new Library/ book corner/readers corner.... book gossip....etc. This particular thread is about our fav mystery series....


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Some time since a friend gave me a box of books that her ex husband had left behind, there was quite a collection of different stuff in it too, however although I remember reading some of Leslie Charteris' "The Saint when much younger, there are quite a few of them in this box so must make a start on them at some time.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:52 pm 
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Wonderful to have some boxes of books on hand, isn't it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have one or two I haven't looked through yet... I think he read a lot of Sci-Fi.


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Love mysteries, read far too many.Raed a Maria Babson one recently, had read some before but now must get back o them.
love historical mysteries too esp one set in ancient Rome and Egypt.Must chadse up the details again and re-read.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:03 am 
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No telling what you might learn in a mystery book...
I learned today that a huge library is in Birmingham, Alabama,
2 buildings across the street from each other...with a walk-over connecting
covered bridge. The author wrote that people in Alabama love to read...

Book is Murder Runs in the Family by Anne George, and it's been pretty
boring so far...


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I've located a fave series of mine,well 1book of it, so I'm re-reading Anne Perry Inspector Pitt series from Victorian London.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:51 pm 
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I really, really like both Anne Perry's series.
She's a keeper...
She's had a very interesting life, lived over here, in California, for a while,
when she got saved. Her mother died a couple years back seems like.

Does anyone know when her last book came out?


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Ellis Peters is one of my current faves. Set in England in the 12th century during the civil war between Stephen and Maud the stories click on a number of interests.There is the general history, the religious life, the brilliant personalities all making for great reading, even apart from the mysteries themselves. They have good twists and interesting situations develop. Try them. Well worth it


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Been reading an Inspector Frost story by R.D. Wingfield. Loved the tv series but find I love the books even more. 1 problem ... it kept me awake :a-plus: Tried putting it down but sleep evaded me, Finished it, but then had to tell you lot about it


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Christopher Fowler's Bryant & May series is a as good a set of mystery novels as I have ever read. Each one intended as a homage to a different type of crime from the Golden Age of detective fiction, filled out with unforgettable characters, humour and interetsing snippets of London history and folklore.

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I'm reading these, they are great! I'm on B&M On the Loose, which is the 8th I think...love the London history. There's definitely a bit of Bryant in me...and yet quite a bit of May...bit of Banbury...and Longbright...

I like the way the characters embody parts of a whole and all have their strengths to make up a brilliant unit.

Wholly recommend them!


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I know the series has been optioned for a TV adaptation, whether it will ever happen is anoher matter. Bill Nighy & Michael Gambon in the title roles?

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