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Old 10-07-2012, 11:37 AM   #2631
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Have you read any of the other books by Charles Todd? I see there are quite a few by this mother-son writing team - and new to me... It's always great fun to find a new series of books.

If you like "historical mysteries" you might enjoy the Maisie Dobbs novels by Jacqueline Winspear. I just discovered her and really enjoyed the first one (titled Maisie Dobbs) It reminded me a little bit of Dorothy Sayers.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:21 AM   #2632
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Let me know how you like it. I know it is selling well but some of the reviews say it is a ho-hum book. Okay but not great.
Jab, I have stopped reading it...I could not get into it and the storyline did not interest me either
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:49 AM   #2633
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Have you read any of the other books by Charles Todd? I see there are quite a few by this mother-son writing team - and new to me... It's always great fun to find a new series of books.

If you like "historical mysteries" you might enjoy the Maisie Dobbs novels by Jacqueline Winspear. I just discovered her and really enjoyed the first one (titled Maisie Dobbs) It reminded me a little bit of Dorothy Sayers.
No, I hadn't read others by Todd. But yes, I love Maisie Dobbs, have read them all. I can see the Sayers thought. I really do love mystery series; they are, for the most part, my "brain candy". I mean, you know the characters and can just slide into them. But then, I was a huge fan of Trixie Beldon and Nancy Drew!
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:28 AM   #2634
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Jab, I have stopped reading it...I could not get into it and the storyline did not interest me either
Thanks for the input Kylie. I've been curious about it but didn't want to spend the money! If it ever comes up as a freebie for the kindle, MAYBE then I'll tackle it.

I just finished Neil Gaiman's "American Gods". Quite interesting. I had read Good Omens that he wrote with Terry Pratchett and it is in a similar vein to that so I enjoyed it.

Currently reading "The Last Justice" by Anthony Franze (a freebie from Amazon) about an attack on the Supreme Court with 6 of 9 Justices killed. Just getting started but can see many threads that will have to come together in the end.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:17 PM   #2635
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Nora Roberts new book The Witness
It's probably hard to find time to read when those wonderful north Georgia apples are in season. Been there and wish I could visit again.
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No, I hadn't read others by Todd. But yes, I love Maisie Dobbs, have read them all. I can see the Sayers thought. I really do love mystery series; they are, for the most part, my "brain candy". I mean, you know the characters and can just slide into them. But then, I was a huge fan of Trixie Beldon and Nancy Drew!
Coincidentally, I'm about 2/3 through Charles Todd's A Long Shadow. It's an Inspector Rutledge, and I like it a lot. So An Unmarked Grave goes onto my list, too. Thanks, Sharon & Claire. Oh, and I'll see if my library has the Ruth Reichl. And Maisie Dobbs.
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One more thing -- I enjoyed reading Salt and would like a recommendation for something similar. Suggestions, anyone?
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I just finished Neil Gaiman's "American Gods". Quite interesting. I had read Good Omens that he wrote with Terry Pratchett and it is in a similar vein to that so I enjoyed it. ...
Ever read The Sandman (Vertigo) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia graphic novels by Neil Gaiman?
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Ever read The Sandman (Vertigo) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia graphic novels by Neil Gaiman?
Not yet. The American Gods was a special edition and Neil wrote a chapter about how the book came to be and mentioned The Sandman so guess that goes on the waiting list!
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Not yet. The American Gods was a special edition and Neil wrote a chapter about how the book came to be and mentioned The Sandman so guess that goes on the waiting list!
I loved it. We have all of them in hard cover.
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