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Messages - Hannah Adams

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Welcome and General Discussion / Re: R.I.P. Parnell Hall
« on: January 30, 2021, 02:12:22 pm »
Sad. I didn't know he had died. I like Sudokus and crosswords, and of course I like mysteries, so I have read a lot of his books. I have a couple of them that I saved. It's hard to trade them because I like to do the puzzles that are in his books.

I like the cover, it makes me want to see what this book is about. I'll look for some reviews of it.

What I'm Reading / Re: Not That Kind of Place by Frances Fyfield
« on: January 30, 2021, 02:07:30 pm »
I have a couple old paperbacks by this author but I don't really remember them. I may reread them soon.

What I'm Reading / Re: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
« on: January 30, 2021, 02:05:37 pm »
I read some reviews of this book. It's now on my very long wish list.

Welcome and General Discussion / Re: Locked Room Mysteries
« on: January 30, 2021, 02:03:51 pm »
Is bookriot a club you have to join?

Welcome and General Discussion / Re: Interesting article about bookplates
« on: January 30, 2021, 02:02:37 pm »
It's fun to find bookplates when I buy an old book. I like to see who owned it before. Can't say that I've ever used a bookplate, but if I ever inherit one of those mansions with libraries full of gold edged books, I'll be sure to get some.

I can't keep up with new releases, even when I can get them from the library. I have found a couple of those mail box libraries people put in their yards and I was surprised to find some newer books in those. All they ask is a book in exchange, and they don't mind if it's an old book. Luckily I have lots of those.

I haven't read any of these books, but I'll make a note of the titles. Maybe I'll get lucky.

What I'm Reading / Emma Lathen and more
« on: January 30, 2021, 01:55:44 pm »
I like to reread my old mysteries, and I have a bunch by Emma Lathen. I liked By Hook or By Crook - it's the kind of plot that would make a good TV movie. Lots of suspects, nearly all of them are part of a family business selling what used to be called Oriental carpets. I didn't guess the ending, even though I'd read it before. Of course, that was a long time ago.

I did not enjoy Emma Lathen's Death Shall Overcome. When it was first published in the Sixties, it was probably considered to be very progressive. The main plot is about a broker on Wall Street trying to put a black man on the Stock Exchange. When he was called colored or Negro it was very awkward to read. The race riots and protest marches were a little too familiar. I'll see if I can trade this one.

I found a used book that looks fun. It's called When Bunnies Go Bad by Clea Simon. I've read other books by her and liked them. I'll probably read this book next.

Those both sound perfect - just what I was looking for. Thank you!

What I'm Writing / Re: New Releases!
« on: December 12, 2020, 03:07:56 am »
Thanks. I'm a fan of David Baldacci, but I'll look up these other authors, too.

What I'm Reading / Re: My latest read is...
« on: December 12, 2020, 03:06:34 am »
I'm currently reading an advance copy of the new C.J. Box book DARK SKY. It's due out in March.

You are lucky to get advance copies. If you don't mind me asking, how did you come to be a book reviewer?

What I'm Reading / Re: MURDER AT THE PALACE by Margaret Dumas
« on: December 12, 2020, 03:05:37 am »
I know what you mean.  I am often disappointed when books I like are made into movies or TV shows.

Welcome and General Discussion / Re: Bookmarks?
« on: December 12, 2020, 03:04:29 am »
It's been several years since I went to her book signing. I don't remember what series it was, but I'm sure I still have the signed book.

What I'm Writing / Re: Sale Alerts
« on: December 12, 2020, 03:02:28 am »
50% off? Sorry I missed that one.

I did like Murder at the Taffy Shop. Does Edith or Maddie have any Christmas mysteries?

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