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Old 01-02-2009, 01:19 PM
 
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The Magicians Tale by David Hunt

Where serpents lie by T. Jefferson Parker

Hideaway by Dean Koontz
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:02 PM
 
Location: San Fernando Valley, CA
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So, what did you go with HFC???
I went with "E is for Evidence" and "Two for the Dough"....and they are sitting as I figured they would. She read a few pages on the way home from our Vegas trip over New Years week....only because she was mad at me.

Thanks everyone...lol I tried.
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:19 AM
 
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I am looking for an interesting read for someone. Shouldn't be filled with too many large words as to have them wondering, "What's that mean?", every page.

Any Agatha Christie book do? "And Then There Were None"?
I never could stand Agatha Christie. Someone turned me on to Rita Mae Browns books, so I read Riding Shotgun and actually liked it. It is a historical mystery about a woman in modern time that finds a body in a tree that has been dead for centuries and goes back to 1600s by accident and solves the mystery, but she is not a detective.
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:24 PM
 
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'Appalachian Mysteries'---Thacker's first book was released in '07 and MM11 is scheduled for release Fall 'O9.

Here's a link>>
Mountain Mysteries: The Mystic Traditions of Appalachia » Roadkill Zen (RKz)

'Delving into esoteric topics such as the Oak Ridge UFO connection, psychics, the Appalachian Sasquatch, death lore, and more, Mountain Mysteries at once seeks to explore the supernatural and debunk urban myths....'

Any thoughts?

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Old 02-05-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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Napa Valley Mysteries

Julianne Balmain/Nadia Gordon>>>
Powell's Books - Sharpshooter (Napa Valley Mysteries) by Nadia Gordon

Piques my interest.

Your thoughts?
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:16 PM
 
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Dana Stabenow writes interesting books set in Alaska.
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:17 PM
 
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Also, Sharon McCrumb's She Walks These Hills---great book, nice little twists!
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:09 PM
 
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Also, Sharon McCrumb's She Walks These Hills---great book, nice little twists!
I've read the McCrumb series and enjoyed them. I actually wanted something a little more complex, without getting into 'very heavy topics'. Hard to say but I'm not in Lawrence Block mode and he might be considered lighter than some.

I read a couple of the chef/crime solver series based in the Southwest/West--she might have been from Colorado. Good but light fare.

I'll keep searching. Thanks.
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:10 PM
 
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Dana Stabenow writes interesting books set in Alaska.
I'll give these a try.

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As for Napa--the first author/titles seem to be the base of the CBS "Unsolved Mysteries"--not a fan.

I think I'll try these>>>
Michele Scott
http://themysterygazette.blogspot.co...ele-scott.html

FWIW--I enjoy Rosamunde Pilcher/Shell Seekers, but not in the mood for England/Cornwall, etc . Would really like some wry humor, engaging tale and a few LOL's. Peter Mayle does this well when the mood strikes. 'Toujours Provence' etc.

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Old 02-05-2009, 03:23 PM
 
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A Stitch in Snow by Anne McCaffrey might be something you'd enjoy. It, too, is a little light, but it has a wonderful "groundedness", especially coming from a writer that was so well known for her science fiction.
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