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Elizabeth | 63 comments 1.THE FENG SHUI DETECTIVE'S CASE BOOK Nury Vittachi
2. DEATH AT BISHOP'S KEEP Robin Paige
3. ASSASSINS OF ATHENS Jeffrey Siger
4. THE CAPE CODE MYSTERY Phoebe Atwood Taylor
5. DRAGON BONES Lisa See


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1) by Jeff Kinney


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 7. The House Without the Door by Elizabeth Daly


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 8. The Penguin Pool Murder by Stuart Palmer


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 9. CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Verghese

Cutting for Stone  by Abraham Verghese


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 10. Gypsy in Amber by Martin Cruz Smith
This is the first mystery written by Smith and there are only two in this series featuring Roman Gray and antique dealer and Gypsy.
Gypsy in Amber by Martin Cruz Smith


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 11. WILD PITCH by A. B. Guthrie Jr.

This is a wonderfully written mystery which takes place during the '70s in the foothills of Montana. Guthrie has a very engaging way with words. The story is told from the point of view of a seventeen year old almost deputy who is the sidekick of a small town Sheriff Chick Charleston. There are two murders to solve in an area where this is an unknown happening. This is accomplished with humor, nice pace and an occasional poetic turn of phrase by Pulitzer Prize winner Guthrie. I want to read more from this author. I see he wrote one mystery in the early '40s ,also with a western theme which I will try to get a hold of.Wild Pitch


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 12. Night Visit by Priscilla Masters
I could not get past the main character's lack of judgement and insight, as well as her inability to see what was right in front of her face. Thick as a plank is the best desciption for the nice doctor.

Night Visit by Priscilla Masters


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 13. Rolling Thunder by Chris Grabenstein

Chris Grabenstein's mystery series which takes place at the Jersey shore is a great place to visit to remind us of summer, the ocean and warm breezes instead of arctic chills. The excellence of the writing is surely a bonus, as is the interesting story and the humor with which it is told.

. Rolling Thunder A John Ceepak Mystery by Chris Grabenstein


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 14. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery

15. Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery

Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2) by L.M. Montgomery

I have been watching the series on DVD and reading these as companion pieces. The literary works are better in that the characters are truer to their natures and more consistent.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 16. The Black Tower by Louis Baya

The Black Tower by Louis Bayard

This is an interesting historical mystery that takes place in Paris shortly after Napoleon is exiled and the Bourbons return to power. No matter how tough it is these days it is a million times better that living during the French revolution or restoration.

17. Par Four by Elizabeth Gunn

Par Four (Jake Hines Mysteries (Paperback)) by Elizabeth Gunn

Jakes Hines has been recently promoted to Chief of Detectives in Rutherford Minnesota and before he can catch his breath he has a kidnapping, two murders and some unusual robberies to solve. This is a fast paced well done story.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 18. Murder on The Matterhorn by Glyn Carr
19. Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery

Anne of the Island (Puffin Classics) by L.M. Montgomery


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 20. City of Silver Annamaria Alfieri

City of Silver A Mystery by Annamaria Alfieri

Potosi, high in the altiplano of the majestic Andes Mountains is the richest cirty in the Western hemisphere, perhaps the world. It's wealth comes from the prosperous silver mines. It is said that they burn money in the churches instead of candles. Nonetheless there are ways to increase what ever you do have what ever your lot in life. It is because of these dealings that that evil problems begin to be seen in Potosi.



The first begins with the death of Inez de la Morada, the daughter of the mayor the richest and most powerful man in Potosi, who has fled to the local convent, pleading for sanctuary. Shortly after this another young postulant is found the victim of a similar sudden death.

There is a race against time to find the cause of the murders so that the convent and its abbess are not blamed for crimes against the church, which is a great concern in these days of the inquisition. The role of the women in this time is one of powerlessness for the most part, but in the end it is the women who triumph.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 21. The Man Who Understood Cats. By Micharl Allen Dymmoch

The Man Who Understood Cats by Michael Allen Dymmoch

This is one of the best series I have read although it is mostly hard to get.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 22. Death In the Family by Jill Mc Gown
Death in the Family by Jill McGown
The plot is a twisty as a DNA double helix.

23. The Fourth Wall by Barbara Paul
The Fourth Wall (Felony & Mayhem Mysteries) by Barbara Paul

A Broadway playwrights life becomes a revenge tragedy. She must find a way to take control again.

24. Night Soldiers by Alan Furst
Night Soldiers by Alan Furst

A man's life is defined by the cruel death of his brother before he can find a way to find a light in the chaos.

25. Murders at Moondance by A. B. Guthrie

The first book by the author who had yet to hone his craft.

26. Second Burial by Andrew Nugent

Second Burial by Andrew Nugent

A young Nigerian Immigrant is attacked and left for dead on a mountainside outside Dublin. The investigation is taken all the way to Africa. Very well done.

27. The Anteater of Death by Betty Webb

The Anteater of Death (Gunn Zoo Mystery, #1) by Betty Webb

A nice mystery involving interesting characters, animals neat puzzles, well written all in all.

28. Frozen Sun by Stan Jones

Frozen Sun by Stan Jones

Alaskan State Trooper Nathan Active has relationship problems as he seeks a lost beauty queen. When he finds her not a problem is solved.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 29. A Rather Lovely Inheritance by C. A. Belmond

A Rather Lovely Inheritance by C.A. Belmond

This is the story of a hard working historical researcher whose eccentric aunt leaves her an inheritance in England and France as well as a puzzle to solve and a romance to make her happy.

30. Bag Limit by Steven Havill

Bag Limit by Steven F. Havill

What starts as a car crash on a hidden cul de sac turns into a satisfying mystery as Sheriff Bill Gastner approaches retirement.

31. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins

Survival is second nature for Katniss Everdeen of District 12 but it is entertainment for the denizens of the Capitol. To spin out the entertainment you can acquire the means to survive.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 32. The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday by Alexander McCall Smith

The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday by Alexander McCall Smith

Looking for the truth will not always bring happiness but it will lighten the spirit.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 33. The Steam Pig by James McClure

The Steam Pig A Lieutenant Kramer and Detective Sergeant Mickey Zondi Investigation by James McClure

This is an excellent book. It is as good for the mystery as for the history. The times in South Africa are different now but this is a glimpse of the way it was . A Lieutenant Kramer and Detective Sargeant Mickey Zondi police team investigate a murder that is very unusual. I highly recommend this.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 34. In At The Kill by E. X. Ferrars

In at the Kill by Elizabeth Ferrars

A complicated plot that gets tied up neatly at the end.

35. The Chinese Maze Murders by Robert Van Gulik

The Chinese Maze Murders A Judge Dee Mystery by Robert Hans van Gulik

This is either the first or second Judge Dee mystery, I have read differing accounts about this fact. It is an interesting tale of murder and mayhem during the Ming Dynasty.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 36. A Single Eye by Susan Dunlap

A Single Eye (Darcy Lott, #1) by Susan Dunlap

Stunt woman Darcy goes to a Zen retreat in the California woods to confront her fear of wilderness but finds she has a job protecting the master of the community while at the same time solving a murder.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 37. Death Without Tenure by Joanne Dobson

Death Without Tenure (Karen Pelletier, #6) by Joanne Dobson

Teaching at the college level is surely a challenge without worrying about getting arrested for murder. Some of the professors are nuttier than a Chunky Bar. Do they even exist any more?


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 38. All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer-Fleming

All Mortal Flesh ( A Rev. Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery, #5) by Julia Spencer-Fleming

This is the third of the series and continues to be interesting.

39. Hiding The Elephant by Mira Kolar- Brown

HIDING THE ELEPHANT (Simon Grant Mysteries) by Mira Kolar-Brown

This a debut that cleverly tells the story from the pov of the killer as well as the cop.

40. Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley

Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley

Oldie but goodie.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 41. A Little Death in Dixie by Lisa Turner

A Little Death In Dixie by Lisa Turner

This is an excellent first mystery which captures Memphis nicely.

42. The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan

Excellent!!


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 43. In All My Sad Dreaming by John Caulfield

In All My Sad Dreaming by John Caulfield

A gem of a story from South Africa. Musical, lyrical prose and a good mystery.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 44. I Shall Not Want by Julia Spencer-Fleming

I Shall Not Want (A Rev. Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery, #6) by Julia Spencer-Fleming

A nice read for this time of year if you like a little love and romance mixed with your murder and mayhem


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 45. Death in the Dordogne by Louis Sanders

Death in the Dordogne by Louis Sanders

A mystery that takes one back to old resentments , some as far back as WWII.

46. An Irish Country Girl. By Patrick Taylor

An Irish Country Girl A Novel (Irish Country Books) by Patrick Taylor

I was really looking forward to this novel, but it did not live up to my expectations. Kinky was shortchanged in this story.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 47. Love Lies Bleeding by Edmund Crispin

Love Lies Bleeding (Felony & Mayhem Mysteries) by Edmund Crispin

This lovely edition of Oxford don Gervase Fen's 5th adventure takes place at a boys school, and the mental gymnastics by Fen are outstanding.

48. Death in Cyprus by M. M. Kaye

Death in Cyprus A Novel by M.M. Kaye

Aside from the history and the mystery one can just imagine oneself away from the cold and snow over to the beautiful island Cyprus in the days when people did go on extended cruises and there was some spying excitement going on.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 49. Phi Beta Murder by G.S. Challinor

Phi Beta Murder (Rex Graves Mysteries, #3) by C.S. Challinor

Spring Break can be murder says the cover. This author is always fun.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 50. Murder begins At Home

Murder Begins at Home A Jane and Dagobert Brown Mystery by Delano Ames

A nice vintage mystery with snappy dialogue that takes one back to the late 1940's.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 51. The Snack Thief by Andrea Camilleri

The Snack Thief (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries) by Andrea Camilleri

Humor, cynicism, compassion, food, and murder!

52. The Fencing Master by Arturo Perez-Reverte

The Fencing Master by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

A man finds out that there is little honor in the world even in1868, but he doesn't have to live that way.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 53. Death at The Alma Mater by G. M. Malliet

Death at the Alma Mater A St. Just Mystery (St. Just Mysteries) by G.M. Malliet

Witty, entertaining different, just the thing for a weekend.

54. The Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein

The Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein

When you have no more adult Grabenstein's to read you read his YA books, but you won't be disappointed.

55. Beau Geste by P. C. Wren

Beau Geste (Wordsworth Classics) by Percival Christopher Wren

What a great mystery and adventure. I want to see the 1939 movie with Gary Cooper now.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 56. New Orleans Mourning by Julie Smith

New Orleans Mourning (Skip Langdon, #1) by Julie Smith

A good mystery, but the characters are not likeable and Skip Langdon makes rookie mistakes.

57. Rough Treatment by John Harvey

Rough Treatment (Charles Resnick, #2) by John Harvey

Charlie Resnick is always a treat to read about.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 58. Fatal Remedies by Donna Leon

Fatal Remedies (Commisario Brunetti, # 8) by Donna Leon

There are not many series that continue to be strong, original and satisfying in all respects. This one does.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 59. The Man From Tibet by Clyde Clason

The history about the days of early twentieth century Tibet, when it was totally closed to foreigners, before the days of Chinese occupation was more fascinating that the mystery. The puzzle of how the murder was committed was pretty good though. The Man from Tibet A Theocritus Lucius Westborough Mystery by Clyde B. Clason


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 60. Death of a Cosy Writer G. M. Malliet

Death of a Cozy Writer (St. Just Mysteries, #1) by G.M. Malliet

61. Death of a Chick Lit

Death and the Lit Chick A St. Just Mystery by G.M. Malliet

62. A Scandal in Belgravia Robert Barnard

A Scandal in Belgravia by Robert Barnard


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 63. bamboo and blood by James Church

Bamboo and Blood (Inspector O, #3) by James Church

Try the Inspector O series. He is a sarcastic guy with a good sense of humor. I highly recommend these books.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 64. Secret Sins by Kate Charles

Secret Sins (Callie Anson, Book #2) by Kate Charles

65. Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart

Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 66. The Marshall and The Madwoman by Magdalen Nabb

The Marshal and the Madwoman (Marshal Guarnaccia Mystery, #6) by Magdalen Nabb

67. The Spoke

The Spoke by Friedrich Glauser


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 68. Bury Her Deep by Catriona Mc Pherson

Bury Her Deep (Dandy Gilver, #3) by Catriona McPherson

Taking place in 1924 this story really conveys a sense of the times. It brings out what it must have been like for the young women who lost a generation of young men to the war, sweethearts, young husbands and were then either spinsters for life, childrenless or vying for the few men left.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 69. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P. D. James

An Unsuitable Job For A Woman  by P.D. James

70. Cover Her Face by P. D. James

Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh, #1) by P.D. James

It is great to read the early works that made a writer famous. These are wonderful.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 71. A Mind To Murder by P.D. James

A Mind To Murder (Adam Dalgliesh, #2) by P.D. James

Book 2 in the Inspector Dalgliesh series


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 72. Death Lights a Candle by Phoebe Atwood Taylor

Death Lights a Candle An Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery by Phoebe Atwood Taylor

An interesting murder that takes place in 1932.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments A Charlaine Harris early works reading fest:

73. Real Murders
74. A Bone to Pick
75.Three bedrooms, One Corpse
76. The Julius House
77. Sweet and Deadly
78. Grave Sight
Real Murders (An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, #1) by Charlaine Harris A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden, #2) by Charlaine Harris Three Bedrooms, One Corpse  by Charlaine Harris The Julius House (Aurora Teagarden Mystery, #4) by Charlaine Harris Sweet and Deadly by Charlaine Harris Grave Sight (Harper Connelly, #1) by Charlaine Harris


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 79. 80. Grave Surprise and An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris

An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly, #3) by Charlaine Harris Grave Surprise (Harper Connelly, #2) by Charlaine Harris

81. A Funeral of Gondolas by Timothy Holme
Inspector Peroni, the exceedingly handome Rudolph Valentino of the Italian Police has a second adventure in Venice. He is a wonderful character. A Funeral of Gondolas Inspector Peroni #2 by Timony Holme

82. Trick of the Mind by Cassandra Chan

Trick of the Mind (Phillip Bethancourt and Jack Gibbons Mysteries #3) by Cassandra Chan

In this third outing Betancourt must help solve his friend Sgt. Jack Gibbon's shooting.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 83. Shroud For A Nightingale by P. D. James

Shroud For A Nightingale (Adam Dalgliesh, #4) by P.D. James


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 84. The Black Tower
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85. Death of an Expert Witness. By P. D. James

86. The Lime Pit. By Johnathan Valin

87. Sally's in the Alley by Norbert Davis
88. No Corners For The Devil. By Olive Etchells

The Black Tower  by P.D. James Death Of An Expert Witness (Adam Dalgliesh, #6) by P.D. James The Lime Pit (Harry Stoner Mysteries) by Jonathan Valin Sally's in the Alley by Norbert Davis No Corners for the Devil by Olive Etchells


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 89. A Taste For Death by P. D. James

A Taste For Death (Adam Dalgliesh, #7) by P.D. James

One of her best in the Dalgliesh series.

90. Exit Lines by Reginald Hill

Exit Lines by Reginald Hill

91. The Edge of the Crazies by Jamie Harrison
The Edge Of The Crazies (A Jules Clement Mystery) by Jamie Harrison


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 92. Bony and the Black Virgin by Arthur Upfield

Bony and the Black Virgin by Arthur William Upfield

This is an excellent mystery that takes place in the Australian Bush.


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 93. Devices and Desires by P.D. James

Devices And Desires (Adam Dalgliesh, #8) by P.D. James

My James marathon read is getting bogged down as the books get thicker and thicker. This one was only middling!


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Elizabeth | 63 comments 94. Original Sin by P. D. James
95. A Certain Justice by P. D. James
96. Martha Grimes Omnibus

Original Sin (Adam Dalgliesh, #9) by P.D. James A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, #10) by P.D. James The Deer Leap (Richard Jury Mysteries 6) by Martha Grimes Help The Poor Struggler (Richard Jury Mysteries 7) by Martha Grimes I Am the Only Running Footman (Richard Jury Mysteries 8) by Martha Grimes


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