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Carolyn J. Rose

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Carolyn J. Rose grew up in New York's Catskill Mountains, graduated from the University of Arizona, logged two years in Arkansas with Volunteers in Service to America, and spent 25 years as a television news researcher, writer, producer, and assignment editor in Arkansas, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. She lives in Vancouver, Washington, and her interests are reading, gardening, swimming, and NOT cooking.

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We've been talking about an expedition to Fossil for a long time. Or rather I've been talking about it and Carolyn's been muttering under her breath "why don't we just do it?" 

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Don't Point that Thing at Me by Kyril Bonfiglioli
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Okay, so I don't quite know what to make of this. On the one hand, I loved the character voice. On the other hand, it was sometimes hard to like/identify with/feel sympathy for the character. On one hand, there was plenty of action. On the other hand ...more
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Fun, but now and then a little over the top although sometimes that worked for me - like the courtroom scene that had me laughing out loud. Steve can be his own worst enemy, but he gets the job done.
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The Shadow Killer by Arnaldur Indridason
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Fascinating time and place for this police procedural with many suspects and threads to the plot
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Rippling Red by Brigid George
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I picked this up because I was interested in the Australian setting but found myself wanting more complexity from the characters.
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Death and the Running Patterer by Robin Adair
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Although the setting was fascinating and there was a strong start to voice and characterization, I found myself losing interest, perhaps because I nailed the killer too soon.
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The Woman in the Camphor Trunk by Jennifer Kincheloe
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Anna is bright and sassy and means well, but tends to leave a trail of wreckage in her quest to solve mysteries.
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Is it easy to like a guy who creates forgeries as well as some of the trouble he gets into? No, it's not easy, but Lovejoy has a way of growing on me, and I enjoy learning about antiques along the way.
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Is it easy to like a guy who creates forgeries as well as some of the trouble he gets into? No, it's not easy, but Lovejoy has a way of growing on me, and I enjoy learning about antiques along the way.
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Strong character voice, plenty of tongue-in-cheek comments, enjoyable if a little gritty at times.
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“You know math isn’t my thing.”
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“If she thought I’d be much help with math problems, then we already had trouble. Most of what I’d learned in high school and college had long ago departed from my brain.”
Carolyn J. Rose, No Substitute for Mistakes

“What was it with these algebra trains? Was the person who made up problems a railroad buff? Or was there something far more sinister going on? Was he delivering messages about railroad safety? Or did he have a sick desire to witness a crash?”
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John Bohnert Carolyn,
Your book THE DEVIL'S TOMBSTONE is on my DorothyL list of "Best Books Read in 2015" list.

Your fan,

John Bohnert,74
U.S. Navy veteran
Grass Valley, CA


Carolyn Rose No. I haven't figured out how to do that. Care to drop clues?


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Beth Hi Carolyn,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads! Have you signed up for the author program here yet?
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