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Oct 04, 2013 05:21PM

60534 Mike wrote: "I've been reading the Her Royal Spyness series by Rhys Bowen. I was wondering if anyone could suggest some other series set in England during the period between the two world wars?"

The Lord Peter Wimsey series, by grande dame Dorothy L. Sayers, is set (and was written, for the most part) between the wars. Wimsey served in WWI and suffered shellshock. His batman Bunter comes to be his gentleman's gentleman. One of the great classic series!

Nicola Upson has a series featuring mystery writer Josephine Tey as sleuth, that is also set between the wars, or at least so far are all set in the 1930s. Tey died in 1952, so I don't know where they will eventually end up.
60534 I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. This was one of my very favorite series ever.
60534 I think I read that she had planned to end the series with the finding of Tut's tomb. However, then she wrote one more, that was set earlier, kind of filling in the blanks. I was hoping she might continue with more like that, but it was a good long series, anyway.
Jul 06, 2013 04:19PM

60534 I enjoyed it a lot, as usual, athough I thought the ending was a bit contrived (not the solution, but how it was revealed). And a surprise on who won the identify-the-paintings contest! I can never get those - I haven't read every mystery there is, unlike Annie and the rest. I think I did solve one, once, though. This time, I had read one of them, but a long time ago, and didn't recognize the scene.
Jul 06, 2013 02:39PM

60534 Heather wrote: "How could I forget..... I also adore Death on Demand!!!"

Heather, have you read the new one, Dead, White, and Blue?
60534 As I recall, though, there was a clever line when she first appeared, that seemed to be the writer's acknowledgment that she was being played by a different actress. I appreciated that, rather than just acting like the audience wouldn't notice the change. That's the only one I don't have on DVD (I have a box set with the first two and The Scorpion King).
60534 When I saw the second Mummy movie, I was really reminded of this series, because their son reminded me so much of Ramses. I'd have to read all the books again, but I seem to recall a similar adventure to where they were trapped in the pyramid.
60534 Ah, but I loved Agatha's reactions to being a mother in the second book!
60534 I'm so glad to hear that some who were new to this series have enjoyed it! I hope you keep reading it!
Jun 16, 2013 01:38PM

60534 I buy dead tree books. I like to collect the series I really like, so that later can go back and read them all if I want. Sometimes there is such a lag between books, so it can be fun to read them one right after another. I also use them for reference sometimes.
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Jun 01, 2013 01:47PM

60534 I'm so glad that you're safe! Here we're in a heatwave, even though a few days ago it was only I the 40s.
60534 Those of you not familiar with this series have a real treat in store!
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May 24, 2013 04:10PM

60534 Dead, White, and Blue, by Carolyn Hart

Dead, White, and Blue by Carolyn Hart

(Her latest Death on Demand - just got it last week - excited!)
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May 24, 2013 04:05PM

60534 glowing green and
May 24, 2013 04:01PM

60534 The Amelia Peabody series is one of my favorites! I recently reread the first one for another group, and got so caught up I reread the second one, too.
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Apr 20, 2013 02:50PM

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Apr 05, 2013 01:36PM

60534 and burped loudly.
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Apr 02, 2013 12:16PM

60534 all over the
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