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message 62: by Andrew (new)

Andrew (apeim13) | 2 comments Super stoked to read another Agatha Christie novel. I've got a bunch waiting on my shelf.


message 61: by Merritt (new)

Merritt | 7 comments Yay! Agatha Christie is an excellent mystery author, and she has written so much! I'll start the new thread soon, and I'll create a list of suggestions for those who aren't sure which of her books to pick.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (SusannaG) | 301 comments Yeah, and Christie was prolific (to say the least); so there's a wide choice of books.


message 59: by Jerold (new)

Jerold Last (goodreadscomJerold_Last) | 252 comments The fun in Agatha Christie is her detective characters, especially Hercule Poirot. The books tend to be much alike, so pick the most convenient one and start reading.


message 58: by Jannene (new)

Jannene | 762 comments I have one of hers. I have never read her before, I just downloaded it from my Nook library.


message 57: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (new)

Hayes (Hayes13) | 2063 comments Mod
And the winner is Agatha Christie.

Congratulations to Merritt for nominating the winning author.

The Author Fest will kick off on the 15th of December. (I have a few Christie books that I have never read just waiting here on the shelf.... yumm!)


message 56: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (new)

Hayes (Hayes13) | 2063 comments Mod
OK... nominations closed. Go to the polls and vote!


message 55: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (new)

Hayes (Hayes13) | 2063 comments Mod
We have a bazillion names, so I will close the nominations early: at 18:00 my time (GMT +1), which is 12:00 NYC Time.

We will do a first voting until Tuesday the 6th

and the top 8 names will go onto the final.


message 54: by Kim (new)

Kim (KimMR) I'll also go old school and nominate Dorothy L. Sayers. The first book in the Lord Peter Wimsey series is Whose Body?. However, it is possible to start reading Sayers with the books which also feature Harriet Vane, namely: Strong Poison, Have His Carcase, Gaudy Night and Busman's Honeymoon.


message 53: by Carol (new)

Carol | 152 comments I would like to nominate Kate AtkinsonKate Atkinson.
Started Early, Took My Dog
Case Histories
Behind the Scenes at the Museum
When Will There Be Good News?
One Good Turn
Some of her Jackson Brodie mysteries were recently on PBS Masterpiece Mystery. I am a Jackson Brodie fan!


message 52: by Tom (new)

Tom Torkelson I'd like to nominate Henning Mankell. He's got the great Wallander series and several great stand-alones, so everyone should be able to pick something they haven't read yet.
Thanks for your consideration!


message 51: by Merritt (new)

Merritt | 7 comments I also want to go old school. Agatha Christie

I'm a huge Poirot fan.Murder on the Orient Express


message 50: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (new)

Hayes (Hayes13) | 2063 comments Mod
Magnus wrote: "Peter Robinson,or Charles Todd are my suggestions or John le Carré, Len DeightonUp to you good people."

Just One, please.


message 49: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (new)

Hayes (Hayes13) | 2063 comments Mod
Rosanne wrote: "Louise Penny! (with Jo Nesbo as a second)"

We're reading a Louise Penny now, so I'll say no to that nomination Rosanne and someone else nominated Nesbo, so if you'd like to read another please do so.


message 48: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (last edited Dec 01, 2011 03:53AM) (new)

Hayes (Hayes13) | 2063 comments Mod
Trev wrote: "what about something a little different...Jim Thompson "Snow Angels" set in Finland and somewhat brutal in presentation :)
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/69..."


I can see only 3 books that he has written, so I won't count that nomination, Trev. (See the rules in message #1)

That kinda goes for everyone (ahem!) I asked you to choose just one and to put in links to the author and to the books, and almost none of you has done that.

And there's no excuse because I have just posted the instructions in Tecno Corner!
*doing her best school marm imitation*


message 47: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (new)

Hayes (Hayes13) | 2063 comments Mod
Georgia wrote: "Hello Hayes, Most people have nominated the authors I would choose except for Frank Tallis. What does a discussion leader do? I am not really computer literate, but I can do the things I enjoy."

Hi Georgia,
The discussion leader needs check into the thread to see that there aren't any problems or questions. If you want you can ask specific questions or post some information about the author or the books. It's pretty flexible and up to you what you want to do. And Donna and I--and all of the wonderful group members--are here to help.


message 46: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 234 comments Yvonne wrote: "Lee Child
Robert Crais
Harlan Coben
Linwood Barclay

just to name a few of my favourites"


I love Harlan Coben & have read all but his new Mickey Bolitar book. Even though it is geared toward a younger audience, I'd like to read it.


message 45: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 234 comments Hayes wrote: "Beth NC wrote: "Lee Child
Jeffery Deaver
LINCOLN CHILD AND DOUGLAS PRESTON"

Just one please Beth."


I love the books Preston & Child write together more than their individual books. I love Agent Pendergast!


message 44: by Clare (new)

Clare Havens (Clare_Havens) | 4 comments Can I go old-school and suggest Raymond Chandler? Raymond Chandler The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler


message 43: by Jill (new)

Jill Hutchinson (Bucs1960) | 8795 comments Reginald Hill for his Dalziel and Pasco series.



Reginald HillReginald Hill


message 42: by Diane S ☔ (last edited Nov 30, 2011 06:01PM) (new)

Diane S ☔ I would like to nominate Ian Rankin, his second book of his new series just came out.


message 41: by Cathy (new)

Cathy DuPont (CathyDuPont) | 132 comments Randy Wayne White


message 40: by Steve (new)

Steve Bliss | 2 comments Jeffrey Archer


message 39: by Jeff (new)

Jeff Okay, Patricia Cornwell


message 38: by Beth (new)

Beth (MommaLioness) Hayes wrote: "Beth NC wrote: "Lee Child
Jeffery Deaver
LINCOLN CHILD AND DOUGLAS PRESTON"

Just one please Beth."


Sorry, Lee Child


Krista the Krazy Kataloguer (KristatheKrazyKataloguer) | 1 comments I'd like to suggest Miriam Grace Monfredo, who writes mysteries set in Seneca Falls, New York, in the 19th century.


message 36: by Jannene (new)

Jannene | 762 comments I feel bad for you Hayes, you have to keep saying "just one." ;)


message 35: by Magnus (new)

Magnus (MagnusPym) | 2 comments Yes to Harlan Coben and let me add a personal favourite Val McDermid


message 34: by Yvonne (new)

Yvonne | 3 comments Lee Child
Robert Crais
Harlan Coben
Linwood Barclay

just to name a few of my favourites


message 33: by Magnus (new)

Magnus (MagnusPym) | 2 comments Peter Robinson,or Charles Todd are my suggestions or John le Carré, Len DeightonUp to you good people.


message 32: by Jerold (new)

Jerold Last (goodreadscomJerold_Last) | 252 comments Hayes wrote: "Jerry wrote: "Yvonne wrote: "Jerry wrote: "Robert Crais--His Elvis Costello series with the first book The Monkey's Raincoat"

I had to laugh at this one because I do like Elvis Costel..."


Yeah, I put that one in to increase the relevance for your British members.


message 31: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (new)

Hayes (Hayes13) | 2063 comments Mod
Jerry wrote: "Yvonne wrote: "Jerry wrote: "Robert Crais--His Elvis Costello series with the first book The Monkey's Raincoat"

I had to laugh at this one because I do like Elvis Costello, but I thin..."


Elvis Costello is cool too, Jerry.
My Funny Valentine, for your listening pleasure


message 30: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (new)

Hayes (Hayes13) | 2063 comments Mod
Jeff wrote: "I'll nominate Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell"

Just one please, Jeff.


message 29: by Jerold (new)

Jerold Last (goodreadscomJerold_Last) | 252 comments Yvonne wrote: "Jerry wrote: "Robert Crais--His Elvis Costello series with the first book The Monkey's Raincoat"

I had to laugh at this one because I do like Elvis Costello, but I think you mean Elvi..."


I think this is called a "senior moment". I wrote it on the fly without really thinking. Ooooops.


message 28: by Trev (new)

Trev Twinem (runner56) | 8 comments what about something a little different...Jim Thompson "Snow Angels" set in Finland and somewhat brutal in presentation :)
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/69...


message 27: by Yvonne (new)

Yvonne (ysareader) | 51 comments Jerry wrote: "Robert Crais--His Elvis Costello series with the first book The Monkey's Raincoat"

I had to laugh at this one because I do like Elvis Costello, but I think you mean Elvis Cole. I've only read The Sentry but since that was so good, I'd love to read more by him.


message 26: by Jeff (new)

Jeff I'll nominate Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell


message 25: by Georgia (new)

Georgia | 466 comments Hello Hayes, Most people have nominated the authors I would choose except for Frank Tallis. What does a discussion leader do? I am not really computer literate, but I can do the things I enjoy.


message 24: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 234 comments Yvonne wrote: "Hayes wrote: "Rick wrote: "nothing wrong with quality of writing- just hard to support someone like her. "

You'll have to be more specific, as I don't know what you're talking about."

I think Ann..."


Oh, man!


message 23: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 234 comments Hayes wrote: "Rick wrote: "nothing wrong with quality of writing- just hard to support someone like her. "

You'll have to be more specific, as I don't know what you're talking about."


I'm really curious to know too!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (SusannaG) | 301 comments It is, indeed, an interesting background for a mystery novelist.


message 21: by Rick (new)

Rick (RicoCan49) Lots of great choices. I would like to nominate Giles Blunt. (I know of 7 of his books and have read 6 of them). I also like Lee Child, Linwood Barclay, Nesbo, Crais and Penny. This will be a difficult choice!


message 20: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (last edited Nov 30, 2011 09:24AM) (new)

Hayes (Hayes13) | 2063 comments Mod
Yvonne wrote: "Hayes wrote: "Rick wrote: "nothing wrong with quality of writing- just hard to support someone like her. "

You'll have to be more specific, as I don't know what you're talking about."

I think Ann..."


eww...

(and thanks for answering, Yvonne)


message 19: by Yvonne (last edited Nov 30, 2011 09:25AM) (new)

Yvonne (ysareader) | 51 comments Hayes wrote: "Rick wrote: "nothing wrong with quality of writing- just hard to support someone like her. "

You'll have to be more specific, as I don't know what you're talking about."


I think Anne Perry is a pen name. Her real name is Juliet Hulme. As a teenager back in the 1950's, she helped to murder her friend's mother by bashing her with a brick about 45 times. The two girls were too young for the death penalty and were released 5 years later. She changed her name when she became a writer.

ETA: The movie Heavenly Creatures was based on her life.


message 18: by Chris (new)

Chris | 2 comments How about Linwood Barclay.


message 17: by Manugw (new)

Manugw I nominate Norwegian Jo Nesbo


message 16: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (new)

Hayes (Hayes13) | 2063 comments Mod
Beth NC wrote: "Lee Child
Jeffery Deaver
LINCOLN CHILD AND DOUGLAS PRESTON"


Just one please Beth.


message 15: by Hayes, Co-Moderator (new)

Hayes (Hayes13) | 2063 comments Mod
Jane wrote: "I also vote for Louise Penny. Thanks to Judith, however, I am off to look up Kelli Stanley's books!"

We're just nominating here Jane, so if you'd like to nominate someone else that's good too.


message 14: by Jane (new)

Jane (bjaneb) | 2 comments I also vote for Louise Penny. Thanks to Judith, however, I am off to look up Kelli Stanley's books!


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