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message 1: by Lee (new)

Lee | 181 comments Hi gang,- Lee - reporting for duty.

I thought I'd quit lurking & join the group. I've belonged to the HA ( Horror Aficionado's ) group for the past two plus years. But if you take a look at my book shelf...I have read & read a lot of mysteries & thrillers also.

Currently reading Black Money Archer #13


message 2: by Donna, Co-Moderator (new)

Donna | 2178 comments Mod
Hi Lee. Welcome to the group. Maybe we can entice you with some new or at least new to you mysteries.


message 3: by Lee (last edited Feb 20, 2011 05:40PM) (new)

Lee | 181 comments Thanks, Donna. Don't worry about having to entice me. I have quite a few series I have enjoyed. ( I started ready horror as a kid )just happened to meet that group first!

Just to let the folks here know a little more of my likes...

'Ol school noir, Both MacDonalds ( Ross & John ), James Crumley, etc.

Newer ones I've found in the last five plus years ( new to me then..I took a 25 plus year break from reading )

Michael Connolly- Bosch
Robert Crais - Elvis Cole
John Sanford- Prey series
Lee Child- Reacher
C J Box- Joe Pickett
Craig Johnson- Walt Longmire
Archer Mayor-Joe Gunther
Michael McGarrity- Kevin Kerney
John Connolly- Charlie Parker
Robert Parker- Spenser
James Lee Burke- Robicheaux
William Kent Krueger- "Cork" O'Comnnor
Earl Emerson- Thomas Black

So, I do like my mysteries/thrillers! :)


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

Hayes (hayes13) | 2060 comments Mod
Hi Lee, glad you found us. So much to choose from in this group!

Who's the sweetie in your avatar?


message 5: by Lee (new)

Lee | 181 comments Thank you Hayes...

That would be grandson, Wyatt James.

Five months....today!


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

Hayes (hayes13) | 2060 comments Mod
What a smile. Very cute!


message 7: by stan (new)

stan (stanthewiseman) | 141 comments HI Lee
Welcome to our group. Am I right did Paul Newman star in the drowning pool??


message 8: by Lee (new)

Lee | 181 comments You are correct Stan.

Harper was first ('66) Drowning Pool ('75)

I've never looked it up, but I wonder if MacDonald didn't want then to use Archer as his name? It was Lew Harper, in the movies.


message 9: by Linda (new)

Linda Boyd (boydlinda95gmailcom) | 335 comments Hi Lee!! I checked out your book list, I also love Stephen King and Dean Koontz. I plan to start reading the Repairman Jack series and Monkeewrench series. I am anal with series though, I have to read them in order, which is causing a delay for me to start The Repairman Jack series. I have a few hardbacks and will download some on my Nook before I will be able to get started. Welcome to the group!!


message 10: by Lee (last edited Feb 24, 2011 05:00PM) (new)

Lee | 181 comments Thanks, Linda!

I have a feeling I may be more anal then you ,when it comes to reading a series! :) Like to follow the characters along their journey....in order!

I've read the first two in the Monkeewrench series, good stuff up in the Minneapolis area.

I'm reading Song of Susannah now, great saga. One more after this one!


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

Donna | 2178 comments Mod
I really enjoy the Monkeewrench series too. Good stuff indeed.


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