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comments from the Mystery Lovers!
I just finished 13 1/2 by Nevada Barr. It is totally different from her other books. Riveting! I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a whole day to devote to reading as you will not be able to put it down.
Spuddie wrote: "I've got a few books going--SEVENTY-SEVEN CLOCKS by Christopher Fowler, ONE GOOD TURN by Kate Atkinson and am listening to one of Peter Robinson's Alan Banks series in audio, IN A DRY SEASON. So fa..."
I love Peter Robinson. I am reading Playing with Fire and it's great. My only regret is I didn't read the Alan Banks series in order.
I have just finished Undone by Karin Slaughter. It was an interesting book-the killer was one of the worst serial killers I have encountered. One of the main characters has severe dyslexia, but still went to college while reading on a second grade level. I don't know if I can buy this idea. He can make out numbers, but letters seem impossible. Does anyone have experience in this area?
Gail wrote: "I just finished A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton. I read it years ago when it first came out. I had forgotten how funny she can be; it was unfortunate for me that I remembered the perpetrator about on..."
I just picked this up yesterday to reread. Hopefully, I won't remember who done it before I am through.
I just finished Friend of the Devil by Peter Robinson. This is the third or fourth book I have read by him. The intriguing thing about this book is it weaves into the story a character from a previous book. The two murders in the book were investigated by Annie and DI Banks. Their relationship is also intriguing. Unfortunately, I have not read these books in order, so I need to fill in some blanks.
What a hoot. I love the tv series. Nathan Fillion is just terrific. I saw the book at Borders and I wondered if it would be a fun read. Probably will read this one in the future.
Liz wrote: "I just finished Heat Wave by Richard Castle. I read it because patrons were asking about him, his other books and the awards he won. All of which are fake. If you like the tv show Castle, you wi..."
Recently I have read several books by Peter Robinson. So far all of them have been excellent. He and Martyn Waites (previous post) are highly recommended.
I usually am not a big fan of British mysteries, but Martyn Waites is terrific. His characters are damaged but noble. I have read two in the Joe Donovan series and they were both excellent.
I just finished White Riot by Martyn Waites. This is a very compelling story. The author is British, and I usually don't care for English authors, but this book is outstanding. There are several story lines, and a shocking ending. I highly recommend this book.
I just finished Where the Dead Lay by David Levien. Wow, it's been a long time since I read a book that I couldn't put down. This is number two in a series and I hope there are many more to follow.
I just finished A Plague of Secrets by John Lescroart. This is a fairly long series with the main characters Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky. It still holds my interest and doesn't seem in the least bit stale. It is both police drama and legal thriller, since the main characters represent defense attorney and the police.
I just finished Look Again by Lisa Scottoline. Her books are very entertaining, but I didn't like this one as well as her series with lawyer heroines. Part of this was to easy to figure out. No spoilers!
I would suggest Harlan Coben, Michael Connelly,Faye Kellerman and Laura Lippman. I also am a big fan of Tess Gerritsen.
I agree. At one point a friend asked me to join her bookclub. The book was Atonement and I read about thirty pages and absolutely hated every one of them! I told her life was to short to read books you don't like. Sadly that was the end of my thoughts of joining a book club.
I have almost finished Show no Fear by Perri O'Shaugnessy. It is a prequel to the Nina Reilly series. Excellent to find out what drove Nina to become a lawyer.
I haven't read your original post on Crimespace, so I am not sure about what you are saying here. However, I do not write books, but I have been reading books my whole life. I carry books from room to room and I even read during commercials!
I am not looking forty-one years in the future. Their books make statements about life today. The characters are complex and interesting. That is what is important to me. About twenty years ago I read Eight Million Ways to Die by Lawrence Block and I have read very few books that aren't mysteries since that time.
Couldn't disagree more.
Reading a mystery by Harlan Coben or Michael Connelly is an amazing experience. I can't imagine anyone being anything but mesmerized by their fascinating characters and amazing plotlines.