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What I'm Reading / Re: My latest read is...
« Last post by JRob on Today at 03:57:20 am »
When I don't read a mystery, I'm usually reading a Star Trek or Firefly novel.
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What I'm Reading / Re: My latest read is...
« Last post by Becke Davis on Today at 12:35:13 am »
Every so often, for a change of pace, I read something that is not a mystery. Today I received a book I had preordered probably a year ago, maybe more. It was worth the wait! If you've never read Allie Brosh, check out her two books. They are the perfect books for the crazy times we live in.

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/22/915685128/theres-no-convenient-structure-to-life-says-allie-brosh

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BSB2AE4/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

https://www.amazon.com/Untitled-AB-Be-Confirmed-Gallery/dp/1982156945/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1600846478&sr=1-1
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What I'm Reading / Re: My latest read is...
« Last post by Becke Davis on September 20, 2020, 05:28:33 pm »
I'm working on a book by debut author Elizabeth Breck. It's called ANONYMOUS and its about a female private investigator in San Diego. I'm going to hopefully be writing a review of it for the magazine.

I'll be interested to read your review. I've heard good things about this - can't remember where I came across it, though. Probably from one of my friends who receives advanced copies.
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What I'm Reading / Re: My latest read is...
« Last post by JRob on September 20, 2020, 06:55:55 am »
I'm working on a book by debut author Elizabeth Breck. It's called ANONYMOUS and its about a female private investigator in San Diego. I'm going to hopefully be writing a review of it for the magazine.
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What I'm Reading / Re: My latest read is...
« Last post by Becke Davis on September 20, 2020, 01:29:32 am »
Today's book is by an author who is new to me. This is the first book in a series, but the author has written lots of books and this is only one of her series. I love the covers, and so far I'm enjoying the book, too!

https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/44033665-deadhead-and-buried

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I'm excited - this book came in the mail today:

THE KILLINGS AT KINGFISHER HILL by Sophie Hannah (writing in the style of Agatha Christie)

https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-killings-at-kingfisher-hill-sophie-hannah?variant=32118119170082

When these faux-Poirot books were first published, I avoided them on principle. I don't really like the idea of people carrying on a series once the original author has died. What first changed my mind was when I read a new take on Robert Parker's Spencer books and was surprised at how good it was.

Then I received an advance copy of one of Sophie Hannah's Poirot books and was pleasantly surprised. Since then I've read each new addition to the Sophie Hannah/Poirot books. I'm looking forward to reading this one!

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What I'm Reading / ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE by Louise Penny
« Last post by Becke Davis on September 18, 2020, 06:28:10 pm »
Wow! This is book 16 and it's one of my favorites! There are plenty of twists in this mystery, but it's also got a lot of heart. The author actually brought me to tears in two scenes, and that hardly ever happens! I love Three Pines, but I also enjoyed the change of scene. I haven't been to Paris in decades but this book made me want to go back for a visit.

ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE is getting rave reviews, like these: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/louise-penny/all-devils-are-here-penny/

I'm not sure I'd agree with the reviewer on one point. This book is the culmination of a lot of things leading up to it, and if you jump in here without knowing about the challenges that faced the characters en route to this destination, you won't appreciate some of the really meaningful scenes.

https://www.gamacheseries.com/all-the-devils-are-here/



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49127539-all-the-devils-are-here
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What I'm Reading / Re: My latest read is...
« Last post by Becke Davis on September 16, 2020, 03:39:02 pm »
I was in the mood for a quick read last night so I chose Nancy Warren's Vampire Knitting Club, volume 4. I like this series a lot. The vampires are a friendly lot, and in this book they are speed-knitting super-sized Christmas stockings for a holiday fair. The main mystery plot is interesting and it kept me reading until I reached the end, and even then I kept going through the excerpt for book 5.



I have several books I'm eager to read but this time I want something a little longer - Louise Penny it is!
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I got the new Quaker Midwife mystery in the mail yesterday and I'm looking forward to reading this new Country Store Mystery as well.

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I don't know who owns the copyright on this - it was the only photo I could find of Agatha celebrating a birthday. As shy as she was, I doubt if she really enjoyed big birthday parties.

P.S. In this age of coronavirus, doesn't the idea of blowing out the candles on the cake before sharing it with guests seem a little preposterous now?
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