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Old 10-11-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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For just recreational reading, I really enjoy British mysteries....I enjoy Elizabeth George very much as well as PD James....have read all of their books and am in need of something new to read...Have read some Martha Grimes but...she just doesn't quite get there for me.....Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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Have you ever read Helen MacInnes mysteries?
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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I'd suggest Ruth Rendell's Inspector Wexford series.
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Charles Todd?
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:51 PM
 
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For just recreational reading, I really enjoy British mysteries....I enjoy Elizabeth George very much as well as PD James....have read all of their books and am in need of something new to read...Have read some Martha Grimes but...she just doesn't quite get there for me.....Anyone have any suggestions?
Kate Sedley is a british writer. She has a series of medieval murder mysteries (Roger the chapman). I've read two of them and I've enjoyed them a lot. Maybe you'd enjoy them too
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:09 PM
 
Location: If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space
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Omigosh Macies, I'm so sorry I didn't get back to you about this when you asked before!

Reginald Hill
Robert Barnard
Peter Robinson

Those are three of my faves - in order of fave-ness. All Brits I believe. All witty and pun-ny. Reginald Hill has a pair of detectives that you get to know but, for the most part, you can pick up anywhere - it's not a series.

Also, Josephine Tey is wonderful but has a limited collection.

BTW, I didn't like Elizabeth George as far as I recall - but I do like PD James. My recs are more towards the James side of things.
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Thanks everyone!! I really need to get back in the habit of reading - and this is a great way to get me started. I'll have to plan a trip to the library this week!! I'm so excited!
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:55 PM
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Have you read any Alexander Mccall Smith ? he is also a british writer and I find his ladies no 1 detective agency series awesome . I highly reccomend him .
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:02 PM
 
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I have read some of his - thanks!
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Little Rock, AR
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You might try Anne Perry. She writes Victorian detective novels.
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