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message 1: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9641 comments Mod
Do you venture from the genres of Crime, Mystery, Thriller or Suspense? If you do, what do you read? Is it non-fiction, biography, comedy, sci-fi or fantasy? List your current reads here, whatever they are!


message 2: by Michael (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) I'm currently trying out an author that I see great potential in and that's S.J. Bolton and her book Now You See Me

Also a book that blends scifi with the old detective genre with Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey


message 3: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

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Really enjoyed that one Michael, S.J. Bolton is a great author:)


message 4: by Lynxie (new)

Lynxie Currently reading The Night Lamp by Carol A. Spradling which would probably be considered drama/romance.

I read just about everything! Mostly stick with fantasy, but I've been known to devour a good mystery, suspense, crime or thriller book every now and then!


message 5: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

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I'm currently reading Don't Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman

He's an ex cop, 35 years ex! And thinks he's still 'got it'!! Quite enjoying it so far:)


message 6: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) | 491 comments Im currently reading Darkness on the Edge of Town. Very much a mystery with a mysterious young lady who is discovered by a man at the front of his house after she crashes her car.


message 7: by Shelleyrae (new)

Shelleyrae at Book'd Out | 46 comments I not long ago reviewed Cold Grave by Kathryn Fox and posted my audio chat with her at my blog as well.

I'm currently reading Monday and the Murdered Man which is a detective/urban fantasy novel

The next crime novel on my reading list is The Death Sculptor

The Death Sculptor (Robert Hunter Series, #4) by Chris Carter Monday and the Murdered Man by Andrew Kirschbaum Cold Grave by Kathryn Fox


message 8: by [deleted user] (last edited Jul 30, 2012 12:39AM) (new)

I'm currently reading The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan and A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. Both are really good so far.


message 9: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

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Shelleyrae wrote: "I not long ago reviewed Cold Grave by Kathryn Fox and posted my audio chat with her at my blog as well.

I'm currently reading Monday and the Murdered Man which is a detective/urban fantasy novel

..."


I can't wait to get to Cold Grave...soon, soon!


message 10: by Lynxie (new)

Lynxie A Hemorrhaging of Souls by Nicola Furlong - it seems to be a bit of a crime/psychological book about suicide. Interesting so far. 1/4 through


message 11: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

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I'm reading Victims by Jonathan Kellerman and about half way through..it's very good!


message 12: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (butbooksarebetter) | 41 comments Listening to the audio book version of "Black Water" by T. Jefferson Parker - it's really good so far. Haven't read any of his books before.


message 14: by Toby (new)

Toby (tfitoby) How do you decide what to read when you have hundreds to choose from? Often it's a little guilt, like with my current choice The Deep Blue Good-bye by John D. MacDonald , I just felt like I really should read another author from my HRF Keating project so picked this over something else, when perhaps I really wanted to read the something else.

On the subject of that book, has anyone else come across these "Library of Crime" editions that are bound with a soft leather jacket?


message 15: by Lynxie (new)

Lynxie I find for the books I've received from the author in return for a review it's in date order, so that takes me up to about #45-50 on my TBR list. After that, it's based on what I feel like reading whenever I finish the last book. I trawl through the 1600 books or so I have periodically and move things around from time to time.

Currently reading Instant Preplay by Karl Fields - Quite light and playful YA book.


message 16: by Toby (new)

Toby (tfitoby) Lynxie wrote: "I find for the books I've received from the author in return for a review it's in date order, so that takes me up to about #45-50 on my TBR list. After that, it's based on what I feel like reading ..."

Ummm....that's what your comment did to my head. 1600 books on your TBR list?! There must come a time when you just want to make a bonfire from the weight of all those books begging to be read?


message 17: by Michael (last edited Aug 01, 2012 10:36PM) (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) Ouch! I don't like being over 100 on my TBR


message 18: by Toby (new)

Toby (tfitoby) I've given up adding everything on my TBR to Goodreads, it's kind of off-putting. At least I can revel in the large piles of books that I own, breaking it down to a statistic online takes away a bit of the fun.


message 19: by Lynxie (new)

Lynxie I guess I think of it as more of a challenge! I WILL read all those books and more! :D I keep adding too! It's a bit of an addiction really!


message 20: by Toby (new)

Toby (tfitoby) Now that I can relate to.


message 21: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 I've just picked up a paranormal mystery Opal Fire by Barbra Annino - has a chick lit element as well.


message 22: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) | 491 comments Lynxie wrote: "I guess I think of it as more of a challenge! I WILL read all those books and more! :D I keep adding too! It's a bit of an addiction really!"

Thats the spirit Lynxie. :D


message 23: by Lynxie (new)

Lynxie Currently reading The Golden Scarab (The Quest Series - Book 1) by S.W. Lothian - it is a YA adventure. Not too bad so far!

Finally back on track for my goal of 110 books read this year too! Yay! That is one of the few good things about being sick! Lots of reading time.


message 24: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

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Sorry you've been sick Lynxie...hope you're on the mend now?


message 25: by Lynxie (new)

Lynxie Not quite! Sinus infection now, only 8 days after the flu and tonsilitis! This winter has knocked me down and then kicked me in the ribs!

Oh well! I will get better (drugs from the Dr are working) and then keep on truckin'


message 26: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9641 comments Mod
Get better quickly...enjoy your reading;)


message 27: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9641 comments Mod
I finished Victims by Jonathan Kellerman earlier. Great read! My review http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 28: by Lynxie (new)

Lynxie Currently reading Flag of Bones The voyages of the Dragon Wynd (Book one the shallows) by Elle Pepper

The Golden Scarab (The Quest Series - Book 1) by S.W. Lothian got 3 stars.


message 29: by Sally906 (last edited Aug 03, 2012 11:15PM) (new)

Sally906 Just finished Opal Fire and if you like paranormal mysteries with a dab of humour then I recommend this one for you :)

Still on holidays till early next week so review to follow :)


message 30: by Toby (new)

Toby (tfitoby) I just read my ninth choice from the Crime and Mystery: The 100 Best Books, The Green Ripper. A decent enough read. 9 books out of 101! This project is going to take me forever at this rate.


message 31: by Michael (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) I wish I knew what was in that book, I might have to buy it and see how many of the 100 I've read


message 32: by Toby (new)

Toby (tfitoby) I posted this for Cliff over in the golden age thread: http://www.classiccrimefiction.com/ke...

According to my "to buy" list i still have 61 to find.

the 101st book isn't mentioned on this list but it is Under a Monsoon Cloud which was the most recent Keating novel at the time of publication and chosen by his publisher for inclusion.


message 33: by Michael (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) I didn't see that, will check it out


message 34: by Michael (last edited Aug 07, 2012 11:59PM) (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) Wow, I have a lot of work to do, I've only read 8

http://literary-exploration.com/readi...


message 35: by Toby (new)

Toby (tfitoby) Im intrigued by Edwin Drood. I bought it and it just finishes mid-sentence when Dickens died


message 36: by Michael (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) I've been trying to get my hands on The Bride Wore Black by Cornell Woolrich, I really should just get the paperback


message 37: by Toby (new)

Toby (tfitoby) The movie adaptation was bizarre but im yet to read a woolrich due to scarcity of secondhand copies


message 38: by Michael (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) It's really hard to find a copy of the book :(


message 39: by Toby (new)

Toby (tfitoby) Recommended to be as a bleak western noir of sorts Welcome To Hard Times is my first E.L. Doctorow and so far it's exactly what I wanted.


message 40: by Toby (new)

Toby (tfitoby) Cliff wrote: "I've just started reading Peter's Pence. It is a crime novel (or perhaps more of a thriller - I haven't read far enough to determine which) by the Australian author Jon Cleary, first published in ..."

Completely off-topic I suppose but for me any time I read that a book features the IRA (amongst other things such as heavy drug content or 9/11) I immediately lose interest in reading the book. Is there anything that affects you in the same way?


message 41: by Lynxie (new)

Lynxie Not really! I will give pretty much anything a bash :) irrespective of content, it has to be 'catchy' otherwise I start to feel like I am asleep with my eyes open! :)


message 42: by Toby (new)

Toby (tfitoby) Lynxie wrote: "Not really! I will give pretty much anything a bash :) irrespective of content, it has to be 'catchy' otherwise I start to feel like I am asleep with my eyes open! :)"

Do you get many "did not finish" books lynxie?


message 43: by Lynxie (last edited Aug 13, 2012 04:12AM) (new)

Lynxie No, I think I have 2 maybe 3. If I don't like it, it might take me a LONG time to finish it, but it has to be pretty terrible for me to not finish it.

Just checked, Darkly Dreaming Dexter (loved the TV show though) and Wicked are the only two I haven't finished.


message 44: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) | 491 comments Slowly getting through I Am God. Not a bad read so far even if it is one of them ones that seems to move from situation to situation every couple of chapters.


message 45: by Toby (new)

Toby (tfitoby) Lynxie wrote: "No, I think I have 2 maybe 3. If I don't like it, it might take me a LONG time to finish it, but it has to be pretty terrible for me to not finish it.

Just checked, Darkly Dreaming Dexter (loved t..."


This year or ever?


message 46: by Lynxie (new)

Lynxie Ever! :)


message 47: by Toby (new)

Toby (tfitoby) Thats dedication.


message 48: by Lynxie (new)

Lynxie I try to give every book the attention it deserves :)


message 49: by Michael (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) I've decided to start reading Mystic River to help get the conversation going


message 50: by Shelleyrae (new)

Shelleyrae at Book'd Out | 46 comments I'm just finishing A Deeper Darkness by JT Ellison

A Deeper Darkness by J.T. Ellison


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