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9/8/10 8:38 A

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Elizabeth George - for some reason I couldn't remember her name - the best!
Rendell - sometimes I like her very much, other times she weirds me out
The others I haven't read - thanks!

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9/8/10 7:24 A

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Elizabeth George, Ruth Rendell, Tana French, Karin Slaughter, Louise Penny emoticon emoticon

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9/6/10 8:43 P

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Oh gosh, yes, Josephine Tey! She is a master. Can't believe I forgot her...but there are so many great mystery writers!

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9/6/10 8:18 P

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Have read Agatha Christie, Josephine Tey, P.D. James. Started with Nancy Drew as a kid. I love reading mysteries especially in the summer! Will checkout some of the authors mentioned. emoticon

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9/6/10 7:57 P

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What a bonanza of authors to try. Look out library, here I come!

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9/6/10 3:48 P

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I'll have to check out Nevada Barr! AND love your Leonard Cohen quote, by the way! Headed out for barbecue and probably also some WINE.... emoticon

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9/6/10 11:49 A

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Nevada Barr!

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9/6/10 7:19 A

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Oh yeah! And I just thought of J.A. Jance - I like hers too! You teach reading in prisons? That is wonderful, I have always been interested in learning more about teaching reading to adults. I've never heard of C.J. Box but will keep an eye out, although I bet we won't see much of him here in the East...

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9/6/10 12:10 A

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Tony Hillerman. Margaret Coel. Living in the west I tend to love reading stuff that celebrates that. C.J. Box is from Wyoming and while he is not considered high literature, I found that my jail students LOVED reading him! And getting them to read was truly wonderful. He even came to our little town and had a little book meeting with them. Not everyone will do that sort of thing, that's for sure!

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9/5/10 5:34 P

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I too cut my teeth on Nancy Drew - and on Perry Mason books! I've never been a big fan of Agatha Christie although I enjoy watching the PBS series with Miss Marple and Poirot.
My list of faves is way too long! I've read most of P.D. James, Ngaio Marsh, Margery Allingham. I like Deborah Crombie also...
I've read Tony Hillerman's books twice - once before going to the Four Corners area and again after coming home.
right now I'm into anything set in France - includes Simenon, Cara Black (although her quality varies, I like the settings), Nicolas Freeling (he is hard to find).
Patricia Moyes never disappoints...
I'd better stop now! emoticon

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I read Wilkie Collins. He's my favorite mystery guy!

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9/2/10 10:18 P

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Thanks for reminding me of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys. It's been a long time since I've read them. I'm getting acquainted with Jacqueline Winspear's series of "Maisie Dobb's" books. Have you heard of them?

She writes about England between WWI and WWII. She's a detective and a psychologist - but the fascinating part is that the stories are about her own life journey and how she is learning about herself (as well as the detecting parts). I also like historical fiction so it's a great combination for me.

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9/2/10 9:46 P

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I like mystery and Agatha Christie is one of my favorites as well, although I have not read any mysteries lately. I can't really think of who else I like but when I was a kid I read all the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books.

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9/2/10 4:57 P

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Anyone else a mystery fan?

I got hooked on Agatha Christie very early and found her characters fascinating - not just Miss Marple and Poirot but also how she wrote about those who commit crimes and those who are its victims. And I have to admit I'm grateful that she wrote more than gore and sensation.

If you are a mystery fan, who do you read?

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