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Has anyone watched PERSON OF INTEREST? I really loved that show, the writing was so sharp and the depiction of the surveillance state was chilling. It started out as a crime show but really evolved into a sci-fi thriller type of show. Jim Caviezel was a great hero. Any other fans out there?

My mother watched the show when it first started. I never really got into that much but there was one episode that I really enjoyed. It was Season 3 Episode 5 "Razgovor" where Shaw ends up watching over and bonding with a little Russian girl who is really good at her own brand of espionage.

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What I'm Reading / Re: The Stolen Letter by Paige Shelton
« on: April 16, 2020, 12:41:44 pm »
The only drawback to not having to wait for more books to come out in a newly discovered series is having the cash to buy them or hoping your library has them in their system.

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What I'm Reading / Re: My latest read is...
« on: April 15, 2020, 09:10:59 pm »
I just finished reading an advance copy of the debut thriller from Robyn Gigl called BY WAY OF SORROW. I'm going to be submitting a review to the magazine so I won't say anything more here for now.

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What I'm Reading / Re: The Stolen Letter by Paige Shelton
« on: April 15, 2020, 08:33:59 am »
This is on my buy list. I'm a big fan of Paige Shelton's Scottish Bookshop series and the author's debut novel in her new Alaska Wild series THIN ICE was simply outstanding. I got to review that one for the magazine.

I've read a couple of her Dangerous Type series mysteries.  Looks like I have some catching up to do!

I have the first book in the Dangerous Type series but haven't read it yet.

Also, she sent out the first edition of her email newsletter yesterday and it included the cover art for the next book in the Scottish Bookshop series due to be released in April 2021 with the news that it had been renewed for 3 more books.

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If you count white-water rafting as a sport, you should try Beth Grounwater's Outdoor Adventure series. I read them awhile ago, Deadly Currents, Wicked Eddies and Fatal Descent.

I've never heard of this series before, but I'll look it up to see if it is something I might be interested in checking out.

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What I'm Reading / Re: The Stolen Letter by Paige Shelton
« on: April 14, 2020, 06:21:12 pm »
This is on my buy list. I'm a big fan of Paige Shelton's Scottish Bookshop series and the author's debut novel in her new Alaska Wild series THIN ICE was simply outstanding. I got to review that one for the magazine.

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What I'm Reading / Re: NO MIDDLE NAME by Lee Childa
« on: April 13, 2020, 09:16:00 pm »
I have this book but haven't yet gotten around to reading it.

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Was that Celtics book written by the authors you mentioned? Google came up with this one, in case you're still looking for the title of the book you mentioned:

PLAY DEAD by Harlan Coben https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/307644/play-dead-by-harlan-coben/

The others that turned up on Google were memoirs, not mysteries.

Oh man, that's the one! Wow, so I have actually read a book by Coben after all!

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What I'm Reading / Re: My latest read is...
« on: April 11, 2020, 09:53:39 am »
Romantic suspense isn't one of the subgenres I'm likely to read as I'm pretty sure I'm the least romantic person there is.

But then again, most of the people I talk books with aren't fans of serial killer novels whereas I enjoy them so it is always a case of to each their own with no one right preference.

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What I'm Reading / Re: My latest read is...
« on: April 10, 2020, 09:37:21 am »
Denise,

As it turns out the AcornTV preview was going on through yesterday (Thursday 4/9) but it ended after that. I saw the first three seasons of Doc Martin at least though.

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I'm finding it hard to concentrate on books. But I've been obsessively reading the news, both the Washington Post and The New York Times. I really have to stop it since it's only adding to my stress...

I've found that avoiding the news helps lessen the stress from hearing/reading it.

I watch just enough once a day to keep informed but I don't need my calm damaged on a constant basis.

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I'm going nuts trying to think of other sports-themed mysteries I've read. I hope I'll think of more eventually, or I'll be tearing out my hair until I do!

Didn't Roberta Isleib have some golf themed mysteries?

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Oh no - I have no will power (or should I say "won't" power) when it comes to books. My wish list has grown by leaps and bounds since I met you!

Well if I'm going to be a bad influence, I guess that's the good kind of bad influence to be!

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Definitely want to read the two you recommended. Despite the quarantine, I don't seem to be making much of a dent in my waiting-to-be-read pile. If anything, I think it's growing!

Mine isn't growing but I'm not making much of a dent in it either.

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