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message 1: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1622 comments Mod
Let us know what you would like to see in the group. All ideas and suggestions are welcome.


message 2: by M. (new)

M. Myers (mruth) | 8 comments Could you please add a bookshelf category for mysteries set in the 1940s? Some excellent mysteries by leading authors were published then, and a goodly number of recent ones are set then. Thanks.


message 3: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1622 comments Mod
M. wrote: "Could you please add a bookshelf category for mysteries set in the 1940s? Some excellent mysteries by leading authors were published then, and a goodly number of recent ones are set then. Thanks."

Sure thing, M.


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Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1622 comments Mod
Monica wrote: "May I nag again for recommendations and turn the discussion further back in time? I’m in dire (!!) need of reading material. I’m not sure what thread I should post this under. I'm really into the m..."

Thanks for the suggestion Monica. I'll open a recommendations folder right now.


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Marsha (marsha2c) | 18 comments Monica wrote: "May I nag again for recommendations and turn the discussion further back in time? I’m in dire (!!) need of reading material. I’m not sure what thread I should post this under. I'm really into the m..."

Monica, have you read the Crispin Guest Medieval Noir series by Jeri Westerson? It's about a banished knight who turns "detective" and sells his services. Very well written I think. Marsha


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Michelle Cox | 221 comments Another series is the Crowner John series by Bernard Knight. They are set in the 1100's. I read the first few and liked them, though they are not page-turners. After those, though, I got bored. My husband, on the other hand, loved them and read them all.

Also, what about Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth? It was a great plot, but a lot of violence. Also, Bernard Cornwell has several great series set in different periods.

Good Luck!


message 7: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1622 comments Mod
Marsha and Michelle, can you repost your recommendations in the thread so that others can find them more easily.

Here's the link Medieval Period Recommendations

Thanks.


message 8: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Cox | 221 comments Lauren wrote: "Marsha and Michelle, can you repost your recommendations in the thread so that others can find them more easily.

Here's the link Medieval Period Recommendations

Thanks."


Sure!


message 9: by Natalie (new)

Natalie Shipman Stephanie Barron Jane Austen Series are really great


message 10: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1622 comments Mod
Natalie wrote: "Stephanie Barron Jane Austen Series are really great"

Thanks Natalie. I'll add her to the featured authors list, which can be found HERE. Feel free to suggest other authors if they aren't on the list.


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Sandy | 1037 comments Has anyone tried the Cragg & Fidelis Mystery series? the first one is A Dark Anatomy and third, The Hidden Man, was reviewed in this week's NYT Book Review. The series has mixed reviews on Goodreads. I like characters, plot, some humor, reasonable historical accuracy and don't care for too much gore, violence or tension. There are only three books, so its not much of a commitment, but my TBR list is so long and I add at least one book for each NYT! (This week it was The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History - neither mystery nor historical.)


message 12: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1622 comments Mod
Sandy, this thread is for suggestions for improving the group.
Can you repost your comment in the Historical Mystery Reads of 2015 thread so that other members can find it more easily. Thanks.


message 13: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Cox | 221 comments Sandy wrote: "Has anyone tried the Cragg & Fidelis Mystery series? the first one is A Dark Anatomy and third, The Hidden Man, was reviewed in this week's NYT Book Review. The series has mixed revi..."

The Cragg & Fidelis sound good! Thanks for the recommendation, Sandy!


message 14: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments Can we start folders for authors/series? Or do we need to wait until an author is featured for the month? I was thinking a folder for the Maisie Dobbs series and/or the Medieval Mysteries by Priscilla Royal would be interesting. I understand if you are concerned about too many folders and conversations being started. Thanks :)


message 15: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1622 comments Mod
Gretchen wrote: "Can we start folders for authors/series? Or do we need to wait until an author is featured for the month? I was thinking a folder for the Maisie Dobbs series and/or the Medieval Mysteries by [autho..."

Absolutely!
Feel free to start a thread for any author or series. For the sake of organization, please put the thread for a series in the series folder HERE

I've also opened a new folder for authors - HERE


message 16: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1622 comments Mod
Richard, we have a section for self promotion. I am deleting your post, but please feel free to repost the information in the appropriate folder. Thanks.

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group...


message 17: by Kerstin (new)

Kerstin (truecrimebuff) | 4 comments Maybe We could categorise the centuries. For example, I like to read mysteries that set in the Victorian and the Edwardian era. Also novels that are set in the late 1920’s-late 1940’s and early 1960’s (Mad men era)


message 18: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1622 comments Mod
Kerstin wrote: "Maybe We could categorise the centuries. For example, I like to read mysteries that set in the Victorian and the Edwardian era. Also novels that are set in the late 1920’s-late 1940’s and early 196..."

The bookshelf is already categorized according to time period. Feel free to add books to it.


message 19: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 1037 comments Lauren wrote: "Kerstin wrote: "Maybe We could categorise the centuries. For example, I like to read mysteries that set in the Victorian and the Edwardian era. Also novels that are set in the late 1920’s-late 1940..."

I've never used the bookshelf feature of any group - off to explore! Thanks.


message 20: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1622 comments Mod
Sandy wrote: "I've never used the bookshelf feature of any group - off to explore! Thanks"

It might need some organizing . . .


message 21: by Kerstin (new)

Kerstin (truecrimebuff) | 4 comments I own three mystery novels by Rennie Airth (that are translated to Swedish that is), Since his books are Written about different years in history should you read them in order, Since they are stand alones? Thanks in advance for tip.


message 22: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1622 comments Mod
Kerstin wrote: "I own three mystery novels by Rennie Airth (that are translated to Swedish that is), Since his books are Written about different years in history should you read them in order, Since they are stand..."

Hi Kerstin,
Are all of the books in the John Madden series? If so, then you should follow the series list here on Goodreads. The first books is River of Darkness.

If the books are stand alone, then I don't think it matters what order you read them in.

Hope this helps.


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