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I've read a few Simon Bretts! I've read the Mrs Pargeter series (years ago now - they are also dated) and a few of his new 'Featherington' mysteries - Murder at the Museum, Body on the Beach, that series.

Those are my favourites have read up to Stabbing in the Stables.

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Out by Natsuo Kirino, plunged me into an unfamiliar culture but one which did not feel difficult to understand.

Very dark and scarey, bleak. Made me feel sad.

 

Then Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist M C Beaton, Miss Marple for the 21st Century, read in two hours light, a good comparison!

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Wearing purple Quintin Jardine. thought it was light and then suddenly it wasn't good clean detective goodies winning etc. Will find more by this author.

 

Amistead Maupin Michael Tolliver Lives, I loved the Tales of the city series but this author set in 1980s San Fransisco and this is light but a bit more explicit than I remember not for the under 18s I would suggest but a lovely story with all sorts of comments about the US, homosexuality, living with AIDs etc.

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The Cipher Garden Martin Edwards, historian investigating murder in the Lake District, if I work very hard could persuade OH to live this life!

Another new and great author.

 

Jonathan Tropper How to talk to a Widower, I liked this one its R and J. Exactly what it says on the tin and very cleverly done without being smushy, sort of triumph over adversity thing.

 

Fidelis Morgan The Rival Queens set in 1699 historically great and an anti heroine, aging Countess Ashby de La Zouche is trying to find murderers so she can pay off debts. Good fun.

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I keep seeing this in my local library, I'll definitely be interested to hear how it turns out!

I'm struggling but not enough to give up (if you want it after me pm me)

 

Since being off work (that's July) I have:-

 

Swapped from RISI

Agatha Raisin And The Deadly Dance by M C Beaton

The Last Witchfinder by James Morrow (already reading)

Wearing Purple (Oz Blackstone Mystery) by Quintin Jardine (read)

My Lover's Lover by Maggie O’Farrell

Crow Stone by Jenni Mills

The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

The Field Of Blood (The Sorrowful Mysteries Of Brother Athelstan) by Paul Doherty (Harding)

The Devil's Domain (Sorrowful/Brother Athelstan 08) by Paul Doherty (Harding)

Last Tango In Aberystwyth

By Design by Richard E Grant

The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

The 5th Horseman by James Patterson

Relentless by Simon Kernick

The Starter Marriage by Kate Harrison

Final Duty by Paul Carson

Reliquary by Lincoln Child

The Weight Of Water by Anita Shreve

 

Mooched from Book Mooch

Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

Babel: A Kathy and Brock Mystery (Kathy and Brock Mysteries) by Barry Maitland

Predator by Patricia Cornwell

The House of Dust by Paul Johnston

The Relic by Lincoln Child

At Risk by Patricia Cornwell

Mary, Mary by James Patterson

 

Bought from Amazon,

The Affair of the bloodstained egg cosy James Anderson

Birds of a Feather by Jaqueline Winspear

The Winter Garden Mystery (A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery) by Carola Dunn

Peter Pan in Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean

 

Gulp

Plus I got Savage Garden, How to Talk to a Widower (now read), Blood Angel and another one from the library.

I need to get out more!

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Hi Louise. :thud:

 

I keep hearing about The Last Wichfinder and I have been tempted to get it.

Would you recommend it and is it part of a series?

It is not part of a series and was good, did feel that I had to think. Had listened to middley's horrible history tape about Isaac Newton before and was glad I did. It is about the battle between Renaissance and Enlightenment ideas, narrated by a book which is very clever.

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Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen. Enjoyed it but it was Practical Magic Alice Hoffman all over again!

 

Richard Montanari Broken Angels.

Am away till Monday so will take more have packed my entire wardrobe so may as well take the book case!

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