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Old 03-07-2012, 07:54 PM   #41
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David Baldacci writes some good stuff. I'm currently working through his Camel Club series. It's political conspiracy murder mystery stuff. He also has another book "Wish You Well" that I really loved. It's set in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia. A "coming of age" story but really well done. There's also "the Grimm Curse" http://www.amazon.com/Grimm-Curse-On.../dp/B004FV5C4Y
It's a quick read but enjoyable.
Is The Grimm Curse what the tv series Grimm is based on?

For suggestions, I really like Demon Queen and the Locksmith by Spencer Baum. A sort of modern fantasy/mystery story about some teens who stumble into super powers and through it end up involved in an old conspiracy involving the Demon Queen and a strange plateau in Arizona. It's not as cheesey as it sounds, is well paced and sort of reads like a fun dream. I also really liked The Emperor's Edge by Lindsey Burocker set in a world where technology is still mechanical and steam driven. A female patrol officer stumbles onto a mystery and accidentally ends up an outlaw. Now she has to work with the assassin she was sent to kill to try to clear her name and save the empire. It's pretty light and kind of predictable but fun.
Oh, and last time I looked at them they were both free.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:58 PM   #42
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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, Helen Simonson
C.J. Box mysteries with character a game warden. Read in order

I do buy the pocketbooks when they are same price as kindle books
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:19 PM   #43
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For suggestions, I really like Demon Queen and the Locksmith by Spencer Baum. A sort of modern fantasy/mystery story about some teens who stumble into super powers and through it end up involved in an old conspiracy involving the Demon Queen and a strange plateau in Arizona. It's not as cheesey as it sounds, is well paced and sort of reads like a fun dream.
Are both of those books by Baum? Or is Demon Queen by Richard Lewis? I was seeking Demon Queen at my public library and that's all I found.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:43 PM   #44
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Are both of those books by Baum? Or is Demon Queen by Richard Lewis? I was seeking Demon Queen at my public library and that's all I found.
The entire title is "The Demon Queen and the Locksmith". There is another book that is just called "The Demon Queen" but I haven't read it and I don't remember who the autgir was when I saw it.
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Visit pixel of ink on facebook and sign up for daily updates of free kindle books. You'll save so much money. Amazon offers books for free all the time. They just don't advertise it.
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Sorry, I'm out. The wife's romance novels are not where I'm at. Old I know but "Tarnsman of Gor".
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:28 PM   #47
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The entire title is "The Demon Queen and the Locksmith". There is another book that is just called "The Demon Queen" but I haven't read it and I don't remember who the autgir was when I saw it.
Thanks! Neither my Los Angeles nor Ventura Co. public libraries have copies.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:23 PM   #48
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for captivating mysteries how about some john d. macdonald, dorothy sayers or graham greene....
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:31 PM   #49
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OMG I'm glad there are other John D. MacDonald fans of his Travis McGee mystery/action series! There are 21 novels in the series, each named after a color: The Deep Blue Goodbye, Nightmare in Pink, A Purple Place for Dying, ... -- the first three in the series, the whole series published between 1964 and 1985. I've realized there are probably more MacDonald novels not in the McGee series that I haven't read--and looking forward to researching which they are and reading them. (MacDonald died in '86 not long after his last McGee novel was published.)
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>> I'll pay for a card.<<<
Just curious. Is there a fee for a library card in Canada? In my town you have to be bristling with proofs of id and address before you can get a card, but no fee for the card.
I pay $12/year for my card. Depends on your city. If you are not able to afford a card they will comp you one. If you are not a resident of the city often there is a "visitor" fee.

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