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

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8232 comments Mod
I'll start.

I'm currently reading The Sun Is God, by Adrian McKinty, Songs For The Lost, by Alexander Zelenyj, and going back to restart The Green Man, by Kingsley Amis.


message 3: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (last edited Jan 01, 2015 01:58PM) (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8232 comments Mod
I'm having my book group read The Rosie Project. I hope it's good. They'll kill me otherwise!


message 4: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Marx | 36 comments Death logs in- EJ Simon , the Cinderella Murder- Mary Higgins Clark and planning to start Unbroken by hillenbrand


message 5: by Malina (new)

Malina | 2787 comments Nancy wrote: "I'm having my book group read The Rosie Project. I hope it's good. They'll kill me otherwise!"

It is very funny, I'm sure they will enjoy it :)


message 6: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8232 comments Mod
Oh good! We'll need funny by then!


Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* (sandyj21) | 3900 comments Nancy wrote: "I'm having my book group read The Rosie Project. I hope it's good. They'll kill me otherwise!"

I loved it Nancy!


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Autumn (autumnmemory80) | 374 comments Nancy wrote: "I'm having my book group read The Rosie Project. I hope it's good. They'll kill me otherwise!"

The Rosie Project so far is the funniest book I have read in a LONG time. I laugh out loud, try and cover my mouth to keep in the laughter, and silently giggle. It is wonderful!


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

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8232 comments Mod
We're reading The Night Guest right before that one, so they'll be grateful. I just picked The Rosie Project totally at random. I'm so happy to hear it's well liked.


message 10: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8232 comments Mod
Autumn wrote: "Nancy wrote: "I'm having my book group read The Rosie Project. I hope it's good. They'll kill me otherwise!"

The Rosie Project so far is the funniest book I have read in a LONG tim..."


So cool!


message 11: by Donna, Co-Moderator (new)

Donna | 2178 comments Mod
Finishing up one last "Christmas" story, Wilderness Lodge by Carole Pitt, listening to Pray for Silence by Linda Costello, and then The Bones of Paris by Laurie King.


message 12: by Brenda (new)

Brenda I finished Fear the Darkness: A Thriller by Becky Masterman at 2.30am this morning! A chilling thriller; I couldn't put it down! An excellent follow up on her first, Rage Against the Dying


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Brenda Sandra wrote: "All Good Deeds (Lucy Kendall #1) by Stacy Green"

That one is excellent!


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Linda LaMona (lindalamona) | 123 comments Just finished reading Gray Mountain by John Grisham . I enjoyed the book, some reviews I read before reading the book were not very positive. That did not stop me from reading it and I enjoyed it; though I would have preferred a better ending.


message 16: by Barbara (new)

Barbara (cinnabarb) | 7763 comments I'm reading Hounded Hounded by David Rosenfelt by David Rosenfelt


message 17: by Bill, Co-Moderator (new)

Bill | 5206 comments Mod
I finished The Last Frontier by Alistair MacLean this evening, not my favourite of his stories, but still pretty good. Starting my first Simon Brett, Fethering mystery, The Body on the Beach. Happy 2015 everybody.


message 18: by Patricia (last edited Jan 01, 2015 10:04PM) (new)

Patricia Bergman (marshop) | 92 comments I finished The Ark of Asylum The Ark of Asylum by Scott Kotrous . A fictional thriller that is based on the current terrorism scare with World War III thrown in for good measure. Certain citizens exposed to a tampered tear gas become zombie-like in their behavior. Other than the zombies, current events make this thought provoking; and, hopefully, not an accurate prediction of the near future.


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Patricia Bergman (marshop) | 92 comments I just picked up Murder In Retribution, Murder in Retribution (Scotland Yard #2) by Anne Cleeland and have only read the first few pages. So far, it looks pretty good.


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Britney (tarheels) | 125 comments Just finished Christmas at Cliffhanger Inn and getting ready to start Clammed Up.


message 21: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Last night I finished Before I Go To Sleep - S.J. Watson and now I am reading The Trafficked - Lee Weeks.


message 22: by J. L. Parker (new)

J. L. Parker  (jlparker15) | 31 comments I am currently reading Tripwire by Lee Child, who is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Jack Reacher is on the top of my 2015 to-read list.


message 23: by Barbara (new)

Barbara (cinnabarb) | 7763 comments Patricia wrote: "I finished The Ark of Asylum The Ark of Asylum by Scott Kotrous. A fictional thriller that is based on the current terrorism scare with World War III thrown in for good measure. Certain citize..."

Looks like an interesting story Patricia. Did you like the book?


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Barbara wrote: "I'm reading Hounded Hounded by David Rosenfelt by David Rosenfelt"

I love this whole series, Barbara!


message 25: by M.L. (last edited Jan 02, 2015 08:48AM) (new)

M.L. | 364 comments I just finished Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie and I think it's my favorite: collaborative effort, Poirot and 3 other sleuths, one of them a crime writer with 'Christie' type insights/opinions that are really funny. Lots of dialog, much happens in the 'now' and backstory coming in later. And here Poirot goes more into the psychology than with other Christie-Poirot novels; who is in character to commit this murder this way. The conclusions and how he sets things up in order to draw those conclusions is intriguing. Very entertaining - and nice to start the year with a fun engaging read!


message 26: by Patricia (new)

Patricia Bergman (marshop) | 92 comments I did like it. Portions of it were exceedingly scary and portions made me say to myself, "this could happen".


message 27: by Skye (last edited Jan 02, 2015 02:02PM) (new)

Skye | 2105 comments I am reading Double Indemnity and Once in Love with Lilly; this is a novel written by a Good Reads writer, who sent me a copy in April to enjoy and review. I need to contact my book buddy to let her know I have been somewhat under the weather and see what she wants to read and what I should be reading.


message 28: by Bill, Co-Moderator (new)

Bill | 5206 comments Mod
Farhaanah wrote: "I am currently reading Tripwire by Lee Child, who is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Jack Reacher is on the top of my 2015 to-read list."

I have to read more Lee Childs, I've read two or three so far and enjoyed them both.


message 29: by Paul (new)

Paul Just finished Rush of Blood by Mark Billingham . My advice; don't bother.

My review is here:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 30: by Paul (new)

Paul Just started reading Savage Art A Biography of Jim Thompson by Robert Polito .

Wow... 10 pages in & it's utterly gripping. May have to read something else in tandem with this to allow me to catch my breath.


Charlotte (Buried in Books) | 406 comments Started the new year year with Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde, which was a great read. Still thinking about it days after I finished. In fact I've spent longer thinking about it than it took to read.

In an effort to get some books out of the house I've decided that the rest of January will be devoted to James Patterson. So far I've finished NYPD Red, which was good fun. Now making a start on Sail.


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Shannon (shannondisbell) | 247 comments So yeah i made it last year to my goal woohoo now going hope i can do it again this year.

Right now I am reading Rose Madder by Stephen King read it for a BOTM on Stephen King Fans group on goodreads. I read this before and i liked it but its been a long time since i read it and I forgot about how goood it is. So far i am 250 pages in it. Started to read it on the first.

After I get done on that book I will be reading these
A Maiden's Grave & The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver
Missing Justice by Alafair Burke
Night Sins by Tami Hoag
Shadow Prey by John Sandford


message 34: by Mike (new)

Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel (mikequist1) I am about 2/3 of the way through The Accident by Linwood Barclay. This is the 4th book of his that I've read and it does not disappoint. I call this type of book "a neighborhood thriller." Set in suburbia, it puts regular folks in mortal danger. He's really good.

When I finish, I'm moving on two other books in the same vein:
You're Next by Gregg Hurwitz
Just One Look by Harlan Coben


message 35: by Jan C (new)

Jan C (woeisme) | 34987 comments Terri wrote: "currently reading Milwaukee Autumns Can Be Lethal - An Avalon Mystery"

Is this a series? I just put Milwaukee Winters Can Be Murder on my active TBR shelves. Looks like there is also a summer but I don't see a spring. Maybe she got bored with it before she got to spring.


message 36: by Jan C (new)

Jan C (woeisme) | 34987 comments Just started listening to Death of an Expert Witness. It looks like I may have read it before but nothing so far is sounding familiar. I am working my way through P.D. James.


message 37: by Bill, Co-Moderator (last edited Jan 03, 2015 03:41PM) (new)

Bill | 5206 comments Mod
Jan C wrote: "Just started listening to Death of an Expert Witness. It looks like I may have read it before but nothing so far is sounding familiar. I am working my way through P.D. James.

I bought the first Dalgliesh mystery, Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh, #1) by P.D. James , at my local used book store today. I was thinking of starting a thread to see if our members would like to try and read a couple of her books over the next month, in honour of her recent death. What do you think?


message 38: by Catherine (last edited Jan 03, 2015 03:50PM) (new)

Catherine (ckostyn) I've almost completed Agatha Christie mystery that I've somehow missed over the years: The Secret of Chimneys. I've not read any of her Inspector Battle books before and am having run with it. Next on tap is The Seven Dials Mystery.


message 39: by Jan C (new)

Jan C (woeisme) | 34987 comments Bill wrote: "Jan C wrote: "Just started listening to Death of an Expert Witness. It looks like I may have read it before but nothing so far is sounding familiar. I am working my way through ..."</i>

I have been working my way through for the past couple of years. Much faster since I discovered them on Overdrive (library link for e-books and audios). It started with an accidental coming upon a copy of [book:Cover Her Face
. I think especially with her recent death, people may be wanting to read (or re-read) her books, especially Dalgliesh and possibly also Cordelia. I know I am continuing and keep finding that I wondering if I actually read these before. Because they aren't ringing any bells as I read or listen my way through them.



message 40: by Bill, Co-Moderator (new)

Bill | 5206 comments Mod
Jan C wrote: "Bill wrote: "Jan C wrote: "Just started listening to Death of an Expert Witness. It looks like I may have read it before but nothing so far is sounding familiar. I am working my way thr..."

I'll start a thread then for people to list those books they might read this year or for any P.D. James comments as well. It won't supercede any of our monthly challenges, just run parallel. Thanks, Jan for your comments.

Catherine wrote: "I've almost completed Agatha Christie mystery that I've somehow missed over the years: The Secret of Chimneys. I've not read any of her Inspector Battle books before and am having run ..."

I read that in December, Catherine, The Seven Dials Mystery, that is. I enjoyed very much. Hope you do too.


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Devi Nair (views_she_writes) | 116 comments Book: Petectives Christmas Party (Petectives, #2) by Robert J. Smith Petectives: Christmas Party
Genre : Mystery / Thriller / Humor / Short Story
Review: Petectives: Christmas Party - My Review
Rating: 5 Stars
A very cute detective story with a house cat as a detective. Truly interesting and short read.


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Devi Nair (views_she_writes) | 116 comments Book: Red Christmas by Carmelo Massimo Tidona Red Christmas
Genre: Murder Mystery / Crime / Detective / Thriller / Psychological Thriller / Short Story
Review: Red Christmas - My Review
Rating: 5 stars
A true thriller in just a few words. Do not miss the last line. Sends shivers down the spine


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Devi Nair (views_she_writes) | 116 comments Book: Inspector Zhang Gets His Wish by Stephen Leather Inspector Zhang Gets His Wish
Genre: Mystery / Short Story / Thriller / Detective / Crime
Review: Inspector Zhang Gets His Wish - My Review
Rating: 5 Stars
A very interesting Closed Door Murder Mystery giving due reference and honour to the greats in the industry - Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot


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Devi Nair (views_she_writes) | 116 comments Book: Perfect Crime by Jack Erickson Perfect Crime
Genre: Murder / Mystery / Thriller / Short Story / Fiction / Crime / Detective
Rating: 5 stars
Review: Perfect Crime - My Review
A wonderful attempt at a perfect crime and beautiful detective work all in just a handful of pages. Half an hour power packed read


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Devi Nair (views_she_writes) | 116 comments Book: Frozen Past by Richard C. Hale Frozen Past
Genre: Murder / Mystery / Thriller / Psychological Thriller / Detective / Crime / Young Adult / YA Romance
Rating: 5 stars
Review: Frozen Past - My Review
An absolutely engaging and engrossing thriller. Once you start, you can't put it down before finishing. Superb climax too


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Devi Nair (views_she_writes) | 116 comments Book: Last Straw Vengeance is not always the province of the Lord by David Rheem Jarrett Last Straw: Vengeance is not always the province of the Lord
Genre: Psychological Thriller / Murder / Crime
Rating: 5 star
Review: Last Straw: Vengeance is not always the province of the Lord - My Review
A very well written psychological thriller which questions if the wrong is actually wrong or is it circumstantial right?


message 47: by Devi (new)

Devi Nair (views_she_writes) | 116 comments Book: Dead Ringer by Allen Wyler Dead Ringer
Genre: Thriller / Murder / Mystery / Crime / Detective
Rating: 3 starts
Review: Dead Ringer - My Review
An Average Thriller with a different concept. Like the concept, not fond of the pace unfortunately


message 48: by Mike (new)

Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel (mikequist1) Just finished The Accident by Linwood Barclay. This was a 4-star page turner. A true thriller in every sense of the word with a great plot twist at the end. My New Years resolution is to READ MORE LINWOOD BARCLAY.


message 49: by Freda (new)

Freda Malone | 60 comments Just finished A Cold Day in Paradise (Alex McKnight, #1) by Steve Hamilton


message 50: by M.L. (new)

M.L. | 364 comments I just finished A Gun for Sale by Graham Greene. He is the most amazing writer; so much story so well done.


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