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Lisa - 06:07pm Sep 3, 1997 PST(#37 of 1002)


I've read all of Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware books. The only one I can say that I haven't really cared for is "Time Bomb."

Hannah Reynolds - 05:29am Sep 4, 1997 PST(#38 of 1002)


Have any of you read any John Harvey books? I think the newest one is Easy Meat [Im waiting to get that delivered]. His books are police procedurals with the detective being a jazz-loving polish man living in Nottingham [England]. The last few of his that I read have been very gripping [Cutting Edge is possibly the best to date].


LYNN SILENCE - 06:37pm Sep 4, 1997 PST(#39 of 1002)

I read a mystery in July in which the main character is a restaurant critic for a Washington D.C. newspaper. I can't remember the author or the title or the character's name, much to my annoyance. Does anyone recognize the description?

Jim Allen - 07:17pm Sep 7, 1997 PST(#40 of 1002)

Hi! I like Joan Hess. I had the good fortune to speak with her on the phone.She is a very nice person. She sent me an autographed bumper- sticker that says "I break for all Bucannons in Maggody".


Shadoe - 12:39am Sep 8, 1997 PST(#41 of 1002)

I have read all of Jonathan Kellerman's books, I liked them all except for The Web, I am waiting for The Clinic to come out in paperback.

I also just finished reading John Sandford's Prey series, I really enjoyed those, and I liked the character Lucus Davenport even though he is a womanizer...he does start the straighten out by the middle of the series.

Babs Gross - 05:14pm Sep 11, 1997 PST(#42 of 1002)

Hi - a agree with the Grafton comment on the Kinsey plots kind of running into each other - the down-to-earth-I-can-relate Kinsey is a delight. The Alex Delaware charcter is a favorite of mine. I truly enjoy Tami Hoag, Nancy Taylor Rosenberg, Mary Higgins Clark, Patricia Cornwell and Steve Martini - I could go on and on. There is nothing more relaxing than a good mystery. Don't you agree? (Not to mention the lost sleep!)

Fran Hinkel - 11:35am Sep 12, 1997 PST(#43 of 1002)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

To Babs Gross #42

I love all of the authors you mentioned and agree with a previous comment about Kinsey Milhone being much more personable than V.I. Warshawski. The only author I haven't read is Nancy Taylor Rosenberg. Any suggestions where I might start? Too bad we can't trade books!

Babs Gross - 11:50pm Sep 12, 1997 PST(#44 of 1002)

To Fran Hinkel - Try Nancy Taylor Rosenberg's "Trial by Fire" and then "Abuse of Power" - I think trading books is a wonderful idea I wouldn't mind sending two for two - Babs -

Gina Thomas - 04:44pm Sep 16, 1997 PST(#45 of 1002)

To Lynn Silence (#39): The food critic book is written by Phyllis Richman. Richman actually is the Washington Post's restaurant critic.

Robert Nelson - 01:28am Sep 17, 1997 PST(#46 of 1002)

I am new to reading mysteries, but i discovered sue graftons books. got hooked on mysteries from i bought the first three of graftons books. loved a is fer alibi. am in the middle of B. only problem is i have no time to read.... it has taken me two weeks to get to the middle of the second book. once i find time to read i usually dont put it down until my eyes wont stay open anymore. i am sad to hear about her books getting boring.... the first was really great, down to earth. i thawt her sense of humor was fun too. i am looking forward to finishing the entire series.


Julie Kelley - 05:36pm Sep 17, 1997 PST(#47 of 1002)

Just finished "Dead Horse Paint Company" Earl Emerson's latest Mac Fontana book. I read it from front to back in one sitting so I must have liked it! Actually I would highly recommend anything by Emerson. The Thomas Black series are faster paced and have more action. A couple of them were a little weird.

ME THOMAS - 04:29pm Sep 19, 1997 PST(#48 of 1002)

Just finished "Stone Angel" by Carol either O'Connell or O'Connor. Great characters and I gather this was the latest in a series so I'm looking for the others. Any other fans of hers out there?

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