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Welcome and General Discussion / Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« on: June 12, 2019, 07:03:15 pm »
Hello everyone,
I've been reviewing for Mystery Scene for a couple of years and really enjoy it. I confess I'm not a mystery addict in my general reading, but when I find something I like, I read all of it. Some favorites are Josephine Tey, Tony Hillerman, Dorothy Sayers, Iain Pears (both the literary fiction and the art history mystery series), Carl Hiaasen's YA environmental mysteries, the classic Thin Man movies, and the recent BBC Sherlock series as well as Elementary. When I was younger I read lots of Ellery Queen magazine, Nero Wolfe, Agatha Christie, the Three Investigators, and Simenon's Maigret series (hand-me-downs; my grandmother was a fan) and watched the Ellery Queen tv series, McMillan and Wife, and Remington Steele. Recent favorites include Julie McElwain, Sujata Massey, and historical and psychological thrillers.

I also read a variety of literary, historical, and international fiction, some sci fi and fantasy, nonfiction, memoir, and poetry. The only thing I really steer clear of is horror. I'm always up for talking about books!

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Welcome and General Discussion / Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« on: June 12, 2019, 06:39:14 pm »
I love Josephine Tey! It's sad that she didn't write more. The one that sticks in my mind the most is the one about Richard III. I didn't know about the LHJ connection, my mother used to get the magazine.

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Favorites / Re: ISO Favorite books or series for young readers
« on: June 12, 2019, 06:35:07 pm »
For mysteries for young readers, the environmental books by Carl Hiaasen are wonderful: Hoot, Flush, Scat, and I see there's a new one I haven't read called Squirm.

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What I'm Reading / Re: My latest read is...
« on: June 12, 2019, 06:30:10 pm »
Last book finished: Cyrano de BergeracCurrently reading: OutlanderLooking forward to: Poulets Grill├ęs (The Awkward Squad) - I reviewed the sequel in English, and enjoyed it a lot, so I ordered the series opener in the original French; also Good Omens - really enjoyed the new streaming miniseries!

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Welcome and General Discussion / Re: POLL: Favorite Kid Detective
« on: June 12, 2019, 06:22:59 pm »
Harriet the Spy, for sure!

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