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Old 02-17-2017, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I've been thinking about starting all over, they are such reliably good reading. She makes me really care about Kinsey, and how it all turns out.

Exactly! I read Sue's books more for the character of Kinsey than any actual mystery or plot. I love immersing myself in the 80s world she created with the quirky Ms. Millhone at its center. I was a precocious reader and I actually started this series with F is for Fugitive when I was about 8-9 years old. Much of my personality is similar to Kinsey's, even down to the "tiny apartment" living style and minimalistic tendencies.
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:16 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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BTW Santa Barbara is full of "tiny" apartments, guest houses, probably many off-the-books diminutive rentals. I attribute this to SB's very high cost of living + the draw of UCSB students needing affordable housing. Many are quite like Kinsey's pre-exploded guest house.
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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J.A. Jance

I don't like S. Grafton very much myself.
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:21 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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My all time favorite crime writer, Michael Connelly, had some of his Harry Bosch novels turned into an Amazon TV series that apparently had good reviews; however, I could never bring myself to watch it.
Michael Connelly is my favorite crime writer, too, and I am loving Bosch. It is the only reason I subscribe to Amazon Prime. I can hardly wait for season 3, which starts April 21. My Amazon Prime subscription will lapse in March. I am not renewing it until Bosch comes back. I really do think it's worth the $99. Plus there are a couple of other series I've enjoyed, David E. Kelley's Goliath, starring Billy Bob Thornton and the city of Santa Monica, CA.

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I vaguely recall that the film "V. I. Warshawski," the character from Sara Paretsky's detective novels, bombed at the box office years ago, and Kathleen Turner was a big star back then.
I am currently reading the V.I. Warshawski series again. I think Sara Paretsky's novels would make great television. Two hours isn't enough time.
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Old 02-26-2017, 08:06 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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Michael Connelly is my favorite crime writer, too, and I am loving Bosch. It is the only reason I subscribe to Amazon Prime.
It does sound as if it's been well adapted. (You've probably read these threads in the TV subforum.)
//www.city-data.com/forum/tv/2296845-bosch.html
//www.city-data.com/forum/tv/25...osch-back.html
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Old 03-07-2017, 02:26 PM
 
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You can pre-order Y on Amazon. It's scheduled to be released in August.
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Old 05-02-2017, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Y is for -- will be out August 22. Her FB page asks for guesses as to what Y stands for.

My favorite of the guesses is Yellow.

I always look forward to her new books. Only two to go before the series ends.
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Old 05-03-2017, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Y is for -- will be out August 22. Her FB page asks for guesses as to what Y stands for.

My favorite of the guesses is Yellow.

I always look forward to her new books. Only two to go before the series ends.

I guessed Yesteryear... Yesterday... Yuletide.... Yearning.... Although, later I thought of Yardstick. Maybe Yankee?
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Old 05-03-2017, 03:36 PM
 
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No. None of the above. I could tell you what it is, but then I'd have to kill you!

Hint: Look into the past and into the 24 preceding novels. Look hard and you will find it.
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Old 05-03-2017, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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No. None of the above. I could tell you what it is, but then I'd have to kill you!

Hint: Look into the past and into the 24 preceding novels. Look hard and you will find it.

Well, shoot! Now, I've got it stuck in my head...


Yearbook?
Yield?
Yardstick?
Yonder?
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