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message 1: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9164 comments Mod
A new year is upon us, another year for us all to share what we've been reading.

Happy new year, and happy reading!


message 2: by Zoe (new)

Zoe Radley | 558 comments Happy new year and what a way to start off my reading year is with the reckoning by Rennie Airth and yes I found out I am reading the 4th in the series but hopefully it will be good enough for me to read the rest


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Gisela Hafezparast | 368 comments Literally just finished "A Brief History of Seven Killings" by marlon James. Not an easy read (probably couldn't have done it without goggling historical details and slang, etc), but VERY interesting. Will stay with me for a long time (and not just the new swear words which I have learned). We went on our honeymoon in 1986 to Jamaica because we love Bob Marley and nobody wanted to let us near anywhere interesting in Kingston, which was very disappointing at the time and to be honest made Jamaica a bit boring (not really a hot beach sort of person). After reading this book however, I can understand why.
Immense read and recommend it highly.


message 4: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9164 comments Mod
Zoe wrote: "Happy new year and what a way to start off my reading year is with the reckoning by Rennie Airth and yes I found out I am reading the 4th in the series but hopefully it will be good enough for me t..."

Happy new year, Zoe!


message 5: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9164 comments Mod
Gisela wrote: "Literally just finished "A Brief History of Seven Killings" by marlon James. Not an easy read (probably couldn't have done it without goggling historical details and slang, etc), but VERY interesti..."

Oh, Gisela! I'm so happy you liked it. I lived online while reading this novel just to make sure I got the most out of it, especially all of the politics.


message 6: by Tom (last edited Jan 01, 2016 08:28AM) (new)

Tom Mathews | 984 comments Happy New Year!
I am currently reading two books. The Black Angel is the fifth book in John Connolly's Charlie Parker thriller series. A buddy read has been set up for this book and others in the series. Anyone interested in reading Black Angel is invite to read and comment on it here.
I'm also reading Cormac McCarthy's The Orchard Keeper as part of a group read for the On the Southern Literary Trail group. That discussion can be found here.


message 7: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9164 comments Mod
Happy New Year, Tom!


message 8: by Smitha (new)

Smitha (embeddedinbooks) | 117 comments A Dark-Adapted Eye -just finished this one. Enjoyed immensely as Barbara Vine/Ruth Rendell is one of my favourite psychological mystery authors.


message 9: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9164 comments Mod
Syl ʃʃ^.^ʃʃ wrote: "A Dark-Adapted Eye -just finished this one. Enjoyed immensely as Barbara Vine/Ruth Rendell is one of my favourite psychological mystery authors."

That is one of my all-time favorite books.


message 10: by Smitha (new)

Smitha (embeddedinbooks) | 117 comments Nancy wrote: "Syl ʃʃ^.^ʃʃ wrote: "A Dark-Adapted Eye -just finished this one. Enjoyed immensely as Barbara Vine/Ruth Rendell is one of my favourite psychological mystery authors."

That is one of my..."


Seems it is the first one written under the pseudonym Barbara Vine, though actually the author goes on to describe how she got both her names (which are true, rather than pseudonyms)


message 11: by Ana (new)

Ana Goulart (anagoulart) | 2 comments Happy New Year! Im currently reading Lars Kepler - Sandmannen.


message 12: by Sean (new)

Sean Peters | 155 comments The Survivor (Mitch Rapp #14) by Kyle Mills

Firstly thank you to Net Galley, the publishers and the author Kyle Mills for an advanced copy for an honest review. Apologies for the delay, and my book reading list keeps growing.

Firstly I was a great fan of Mitch Rapp and the author Vince Flynn, and this is my first Kyle Mills book, and great to read another Mitch Rapp, although I know I have missed a few books in between, but the author Kyle Mills seems to me to have filled into Vince Flynn boots very well !
A blistering novel that picks up where The Last Man left off, The Survivor is a no-holds-barred race to save America…and Mitch Rapp’s finest battle.

When Joe “Rick” Rickman, a former golden boy of the CIA, steals a massive amount of the Agency’s most classified documents in an elaborately masterminded betrayal of his country, CIA director Irene Kennedy has no choice but to send her most dangerous weapon after him: elite covert operative Mitch Rapp.

Rapp quickly dispatches the traitor, but Rickman proves to be a deadly threat to America even from beyond the grave. Eliminating Rickman didn’t solve all of the CIA’s problems—in fact, mysterious tip-offs are appearing all over the world, linking to the potentially devastating data that Rickman managed to store somewhere only he knew.

It’s a deadly race to the finish as both the Pakistanis and the Americans search desperately for Rickman’s accomplices, and for the confidential documents they are slowly leaking to the world. To save his country from being held hostage to a country set on becoming the world’s newest nuclear superpower, Mitch Rapp must outrun, outthink, and outgun his deadliest enemies yet.

Kyle Mills brings here a fast paced, word travelling action packed thriller. With many well thought characters, great returning personalities, and a tough as ever Mitch Rapp. A Great read.

To me a great way to finish 2015 with my 61st book of the year Four stars for me


message 13: by Tom (new)

Tom Mathews | 984 comments Nancy wrote: "Syl ʃʃ^.^ʃʃ wrote: "A Dark-Adapted Eye -just finished this one. Enjoyed immensely as Barbara Vine/Ruth Rendell is one of my favourite psychological mystery authors."

That is one of my..."


This book has been on my shelf for too long. I really need to read it.


message 14: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (last edited Jan 01, 2016 10:14AM) (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9164 comments Mod
Tom wrote: "Nancy wrote: "Syl ʃʃ^.^ʃʃ wrote: "A Dark-Adapted Eye -just finished this one. Enjoyed immensely as Barbara Vine/Ruth Rendell is one of my favourite psychological mystery authors."

Tha..."


Definitely. I recently watched the DVD of the BBC adaptation, which is also very good.


message 15: by Lorraine (new)

Lorraine  | 11 comments Started and finished 7th Heaven (Women's Murder Club, #7) by James Patterson 7th Heaven James Patterson as a re-read


message 16: by Bill (new)

Bill My first mystery of the year is Until the Night (John Cardinal and Lise Delorme Mystery, #6) by Giles Blunt Until the Night, the 5th John Cardinal book by Giles Blunt.


message 18: by Miss M (new)

Miss M | 560 comments Happy New Year - wishing you lots of great reads in 2016!

Not so big on NY eve celebrations any more, so I celebrated last night by downloading the new Stuart MacBride right after midnight ( 1 Jan release.) Very good, but I haven't had as much reading time yet as I'd like...

In the Cold Dark Ground


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message 20: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie | 3 comments Happy New Year!! Starting 2016 with The Secret by the Lake & Orphan Train.


message 21: by Donna, Co-Moderator (new)

Donna | 2178 comments Mod
Just about finished with The Silkworm. Happy New Year Everyone.


message 22: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9164 comments Mod
Bill wrote: "My first mystery of the year is Until the Night (John Cardinal and Lise Delorme Mystery, #6) by Giles Blunt Until the Night, the 5th John Cardinal book by Giles Blunt."

I loved his Forty Words for Sorrow.


message 23: by Zoe (new)

Zoe Radley | 558 comments I have just finished the reckoning by rennie airth and wow it was good and now I am going to go back to "where it all began" hehe with River of Darkness by same author


message 24: by Jane (new)

Jane (flopsybunny) | 159 comments My first read of the year is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. I wanted to remind myself of the story before watching the TV adaptation.


message 25: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9164 comments Mod
Jane wrote: "My first read of the year is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. I wanted to remind myself of the story before watching the TV adaptation."

I enjoyed that book. It is, however, much like Roger Ackroyd in that once you've read it, the surprise is gone for a second read!


message 26: by Zoe (new)

Zoe Radley | 558 comments Nancy wrote: "Jane wrote: "My first read of the year is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. I wanted to remind myself of the story before watching the TV adaptation."

I enjoyed that book. It is, howeve..."


I have found that with most of Agatha chrisitie's novels once you have read them and then you go back you lose the pleasure of reading it new... sorry if that doesn't make sense but I do love books that make you want to re-read them again and again for me that's good story telling


message 27: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9164 comments Mod
Zoe wrote: "Nancy wrote: "Jane wrote: "My first read of the year is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. I wanted to remind myself of the story before watching the TV adaptation."

I enjoyed that book...."


What I've noticed is that with enough space between readings, I can go back to the more standard whodunnits of hers having totally forgotten who did what. I reread them periodically.


message 28: by Zoe (new)

Zoe Radley | 558 comments yes I normally take a year out and read others till I get that urge to re-read them its normally poirot for me as I find miss marple a bit too unlikeable


message 29: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9164 comments Mod
Zoe wrote: "yes I normally take a year out and read others till I get that urge to re-read them its normally poirot for me as I find miss marple a bit too unlikeable"

LOL, Zoe! I've never heard her described as unlikeable, but I can see how she'd grate on the nerves.


message 30: by Zoe (new)

Zoe Radley | 558 comments hehe yeah I probably should run and hide after that remark :P . I am not sure why I don't like her but I prefer poirot


message 31: by Eileen (last edited Jan 02, 2016 07:32AM) (new)

Eileen | 11 comments I have just finished Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic This was a fun, fluffy way to start the new year. Not much mystery but the story moved along and the characters were interesting.


message 32: by Annette (new)

Annette Macintyre | 70 comments Just finished "Playing With Fire" by Gerritsen, enjoyed it. Am now reading "Career of Evil" by Galbraith (JK Rowlings). Third in series, haven't read the others yet. Good plot but a bit too much "padding" for me, I think much of the backstory could have been omitted without loss of the main story.


message 33: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (last edited Jan 02, 2016 03:22PM) (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9164 comments Mod
I've just finished the "Dead Letter" portion of Metta Fuller Victor's The Dead Letter and The Figure Eight. The first novel was published in 1867, I think. The author was one of the first, if not THE first, American woman writers of detective stories. It was just awesome. I'm still in a swoon (fluttering fan)!


message 34: by Lorraine (new)

Lorraine  | 11 comments Finished a re-read of Roses are Red (Alex Cross, #6) by James Patterson Roses are Red James Patterson working my way through the Alex Cross and Womens Murder Club books again.


message 35: by Barbara (last edited Jan 03, 2016 06:46AM) (new)

Barbara (cinnabarb) | 8419 comments I finished The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates, a pseudo-historical, mystery, horror novel about the "Crosswicks Curse" that afflicted Princeton, N.J. in the early 1900s. Too long but a well-written, compelling story. 4 stars.

My complete review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 36: by Bill (new)

Bill Barbara wrote: "I finished The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates, a pseudo-historical, mystery, horror novel about the "Crosswicks Curse" that afflicted ..."

I don't think I've ever read any of her books. I bought one recently, hope to try it this year.


message 37: by Donna, Co-Moderator (new)

Donna | 2178 comments Mod
I started the audiobook version of White Heat on a road trip yesterday. Not many books with a setting above the Arctic circle. I had to Google the location to see it on a map. So far very good.


message 38: by Tad (new)

Tad (tottman) | 139 comments I just finished Playing with Fire Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen by Tess Gerritsen. Beautiful and haunting as well as thrilling.

Next up is Overwatch: A Thriller Overwatch A Thriller by Matthew Betley by Matthew Betley.


message 39: by Rhian (new)

Rhian (rhianlovesbooksx1f4d6) | 352 comments Tonight I'm going to start Dust by hugh howey I'm so looking forward to completing the trilogy


message 41: by Yvonne (new)

Yvonne (ysareader) | 53 comments For my first of the year mystery I'm starting The Whites by Harry Brandt (author Richard Price's pen name)


message 42: by Britney (new)

Britney (tarheels) | 125 comments Finished Murder in Store by D.C. Brod

I am behind everyone cause I just started The Good Girl by Mary Kubica


message 45: by Erin L (new)

Erin L (wellreadmoose) I had Lockdown Lockdown (Ryan Lock, #1) by Sean Black hanging out on my ereader forever. Over the weekend, I was looking for something different after finishing Death Without Company Death Without Company (Walt Longmire, #2) by Craig Johnson

So far, it's been hard to put down. Between that night and the next morning, I'm about a hundred pages in.


message 46: by Theweebarrell (new)

Theweebarrell | 61 comments Just started Dead of Winter by Lee Weeks


Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* (sandyj21) | 4030 comments Just finished a delightful English murder mystery A Man of Some Repute A Man of Some Repute by Elizabeth Edmondson - here is my review https://www.goodreads.com/review/show....
Listening to The Lincoln Lawyer The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller, #1) by Michael Connelly and about to start reading 183 Times a Year 183 Times a Year by Eva Jordan


message 49: by Patricia (last edited Jan 04, 2016 08:09PM) (new)

Patricia Bergman (marshop) | 92 comments The Secret History by Donna Tartt.


message 50: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (shannondisbell) | 252 comments Just got done reading these since Last week

Every Dead Thing by John Connolly
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
New Author for me I read it for a group read on goodreads I really
liked it alot.

The Search by Iris Johansen
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9...
A reread from me its part of her Eve Duncan older series i am
going re read the whole series this year

Truth or Die by James Patterson
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
A Really good book has so hook on it that i read it in a day & half
I hope he writes another book with his Trevor Mann Character
I really enjoy him.


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