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What I'm Reading / Re: My latest read is...
« Last post by Becke Davis on Today at 03:54:06 pm »
I just picked up Kate Carlisle's Homicide in Hardcover from the local library as it is the selection of the month for the library's mystery book club. I'm just diving into it so I'm looking forward to seeing how it is since it has been a series I've been wanting to try out.

I've read several of Kate Carlisle's books and have a couple more in my to-be-read pile. I look for cozy mysteries (and other books) related to books and librarys, and I "unofficially" collect books related to Agatha Christie and/or her books.
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What I'm Reading / Re: Book Signings anyone?
« Last post by Becke Davis on Today at 03:50:43 pm »
Malice Domestic is on my list of book conventions that I'd love to get to someday.

Duh, it was in the wee hours of the morning that I posted this, which is my excuse (instead of old age...). Anyway, I met him at Magna Cum Murder, not Malice Domestic. I did meet a LOT of my favorite authors at Malice, but I didn't see this particular author there.
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I don't know if they are out of print or not, but I would love to see Karen Kijewski's Kat Colorado series get the recognition I feel they deserve.

I'd also love to see Jon Land do another book in his Ben Kamal/Danielle Barnea series. Every time I go to one of his signings, I always ask if we'll ever get another one. I know the answer is no, but I like to keep the fire alive at least.

Oooh, I just knew it was going to be dangerous for me to follow this forum. I'll add Jon Land to my watch/wish list. (Sometimes I can find copies at the library, but I also frequent used book sales/stores.)
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I've read two of those four authors and liked them both. I had been wondering about three authors but answered my own question with two of them - turns out Elizabeth Lemarchand died about 20 years ago, and Evelyn Anthony died in 2018.

Well, dang, I'd been wondering whatever happened to Jill McGown - she died at age 59 in 2007. So sad!

Lately, I've been picking up books by authors who've passed that I never read before. Lea Wait is the latest author to fall under that category heading and now I really regret never reading her before because I loved the first book in her Mainely Needlepoint series and the book she wrote as Cornelia Kidd called 'Death and a Pot of Chowder'.

I do that, too - look for books by authors I haven't read before when I see their obituary. Several years ago I was reading some British mysteries by Janie Bolitho, and looking forward to reading many more. I was very sorry to learn that she died - and shocked, too, because she was only two years older than I am. https://www.bookseriesinorder.com/janie-bolitho/
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I've read two of those four authors and liked them both. I had been wondering about three authors but answered my own question with two of them - turns out Elizabeth Lemarchand died about 20 years ago, and Evelyn Anthony died in 2018.

Well, dang, I'd been wondering whatever happened to Jill McGown - she died at age 59 in 2007. So sad!

Lately, I've been picking up books by authors who've passed that I never read before. Lea Wait is the latest author to fall under that category heading and now I really regret never reading her before because I loved the first book in her Mainely Needlepoint series and the book she wrote as Cornelia Kidd called 'Death and a Pot of Chowder'.
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I don't know if they are out of print or not, but I would love to see Karen Kijewski's Kat Colorado series get the recognition I feel they deserve.

I'd also love to see Jon Land do another book in his Ben Kamal/Danielle Barnea series. Every time I go to one of his signings, I always ask if we'll ever get another one. I know the answer is no, but I like to keep the fire alive at least.
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What I'm Reading / Re: Book Signings anyone?
« Last post by JRob on Today at 03:04:40 pm »
Malice Domestic is on my list of book conventions that I'd love to get to someday.
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What I'm Reading / Re: My latest read is...
« Last post by JRob on Today at 03:03:20 pm »
I finished reading the Agatha Christie novel 'A Holiday For Murder' for my library's Mystery Book Club selection.
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I know the three I loved but haven't heard anything about in almost forever:

Karen Kijewski who wrote the Kat Colorado series.

M.D. Lake who wrote the Peggy O'Neil series.

Julie Smith who wrote the Skip Langdon series.


Oh, and can someone find out what's up with I Am Pilgrim author Terry Hayes. It's been 3 or 4 years since that first amazing book and I'm still waiting for a follow up!

I've read two of those four authors and liked them both. I had been wondering about three authors but answered my own question with two of them - turns out Elizabeth Lemarchand died about 20 years ago, and Evelyn Anthony died in 2018.

Well, dang, I'd been wondering whatever happened to Jill McGown - she died at age 59 in 2007. So sad!
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Welcome and General Discussion / Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Last post by Becke Davis on Today at 01:21:46 am »
I was supposed to introduce myself, wasn't it?  I'm Jim Huang.  I've been reading mysteries since middle school, but really fell in love with the genre when a high school English teacher suggested that I read GAUDY NIGHT, the book that really demonstrated for me to power of the genre.  Besides reading, I've edited a book review newsletter devoted to mysteries, owned a bookshop devoted to the genre, helped organize conferences (including the 2009 Bouchercon in Indianapolis), and served on the national board of Sisters in Crime.  These days, I continue to run a small press that publishes books for mystery lovers, while my day job is running the bookshop at Bryn Mawr College.

Jim - I'm in awe. The 2009 Bouchercon in Indianapolis is the first and only one I ever attended. I was living in Cincinnati at the time so there wasn't a lot of travel involved. All my life I'd heard about my dad's friend Tony DelVecchio who reviewed mysteries for himself and his friends. Tony had attended almost every Bouchercon so he showed me the ropes.

I believe you attended Magna Cum Murder in Muncie the year I attended it with Duffy Brown. I was jinxed - I was fine when we set out from Cincinnati but had a raging fever by the time we arrived. Not much fun for Duffy. The flu bug, or whatever it was, didn't last long and I was able to see the Poison Lady's presentation and hang out with a couple of authors like Molly McRae. I think you were in a discussion group with Parnell Hall, if I remember correctly. (If I'm remembering incorrectly, I blame the flu!)
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