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message 1: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8938 comments Mod
The runners-up poll to choose our group read for August is now open! It has a very strong line-up and could well be a close race:

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...

Two Ngaio Marsh books were runners-up, but some members have asked if we could avoid splitting the vote between them. So Enter a Murderer is in the current poll and Clutch of Constables will go in next month's poll, to give both books a second chance and avoid splitting the vote.


message 2: by Susan (new)

Susan | 10012 comments Mod
Just a reminder that as Ngaio Marsh will be represented in both this month's poll, and next month, please do not nominate any of her books for next months vote. Thanks.


message 3: by Susan (new)

Susan | 10012 comments Mod
This is such an excellent poll, with so many good choices. I know that I want to read all the books.


message 4: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8938 comments Mod
Yes, a great poll! The Case of the Gilded Fly, the first Edmund Crispin mystery, is in the lead at the moment, but there is a long way to go!

I've read 3 of the books fairly recently, so picked one of the two I hadn't read. I've gone for Crispin but am also keen to read the other one I haven't read yet, The Crime Coast: A Benvenuto Brown Mystery. I'd also be more than happy to discuss the others!


message 5: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 2787 comments Mod
I own two that I haven't read, would like to give Marsh a second chance, and really like Crispin, so I have only eliminated one book. Still pondering my vote.


message 6: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8938 comments Mod
It's very close at the moment - Crispin just one vote ahead of Marsh and Punshon!


message 7: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8938 comments Mod
Have you voted yet? There are some great books in the poll, so please do have your say! :)

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


message 8: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8938 comments Mod
Bobby Owen has now pulled level with Gervase Fen!


Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review) (knyttwytch) ooooh! hmm what happens if we have a tie? do we read both?


message 10: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8938 comments Mod
It's never happened yet, so we haven't had to decide so far!


message 11: by Abigail (new)

Abigail Bok (regency_reader) | 802 comments Runoff, I would imagine?


message 12: by Susan (new)

Susan | 10012 comments Mod
The Case of the Gilded Fly has pulled ahead again. I would happily read any of the choices, so am content to wait and see :)


message 13: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8938 comments Mod
Fen and Bobby are tying again - quite a race !


message 14: by Susan (new)

Susan | 10012 comments Mod
When does the poll close, Judy? I suppose anyone who did not vote for either of those choices could change their vote to break the deadlock? I would be happy with either, so win-win.


message 15: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8938 comments Mod
It runs until the weekend, Susan - the poll ends at 8am next Monday in the UK. So yes, there is still time for some tactical voting...


message 16: by Susan (new)

Susan | 10012 comments Mod
The deadlock may break on its own, of course.


message 17: by Susan (new)

Susan | 10012 comments Mod
There is a winner again, but a week to go. Let's see what happens next!


message 18: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8938 comments Mod
And back to deadlock again... but still a few days to go.


message 19: by Roisin (new)

Roisin | 134 comments : )) Just voted!


message 20: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8938 comments Mod
We have a winner! The Case of the Gilded Fly by Edmund Crispin will be our group read in August 2017.

Full results:

The Case of the Gilded Fly (Gervase Fen, #1) 13 votes, 40.6%
Information Received (The Bobby Owen Mysteries, #1) 11 votes, 34.4%
Enter a Murderer (Roderick Alleyn, #2) 4 votes, 12.5%
Murder in Stained Glass 2 votes, 6.3%
The Crime Coast: A Benvenuto Brown Mystery 2 votes, 6.3%


message 21: by Abigail (new)

Abigail Bok (regency_reader) | 802 comments Hooray! I need more Fen in my life.


message 22: by Marcus (new)

Marcus Vinicius | 169 comments Never read G. Fen.


message 23: by Susan (new)

Susan | 10012 comments Mod
I have read the first Fen before and loved it - you are in for a treat, Marcus :)


message 24: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 2787 comments Mod
Yes, he is an amusing character. Never let him drive you anywhere.


message 25: by Marcus (new)

Marcus Vinicius | 169 comments Okay. I'm eager to read it!


message 26: by Roisin (new)

Roisin | 134 comments Never read anything by this author so looking forward to reading it.


message 27: by Susan (new)

Susan | 10012 comments Mod
Sandy, you are SO right. I think Fen is the worst driver of any GA detective - even Peter Wimsey! Marcus, this is the first in the series, so a great place to start.


message 28: by Marcus (new)

Marcus Vinicius | 169 comments This is the first in a series?! Great! Another one to chase (or pretending to).


message 29: by Judy (new)

Judy (wwwgoodreadscomprofilejudyg) | 8938 comments Mod
The only one I've read so far is The Moving Toyshop - looking forward to trying the first in the series!


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