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Krisi Gertz - 09:24am Aug 6, 1997 PST(#10 of 1002)

I love Grafton's books!! But for a laugh along with a mystery, try Joan Hess. Her Claire Malloy series is great!!

Toni Legary - 10:56am Aug 6, 1997 PST(#11 of 1002)

Nancy, I, too, get a big kick from Janet Evanovich! I've read all three "One for the Money" Two for the Dough" and "Three to get Deadly" Looking forward to a new one. I'm reading a Rita Mae Brown with Sneaky Pie Brown now. Also enjoy Antonia Fraser, Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky

Jody Moncado - 12:55pm Aug 6, 1997 PST(#12 of 1002)

I like the Kay Scarpetta books by Cornwell a lot. For lighter mystery reading I've gotten into the Goldy the caterer books by Diane Mott Davidson (Killer Pancake, the Main Corpse, etc) I like to cook very much, so its as if these books were made for me.

Jen Block - 01:23pm Aug 6, 1997 PST(#13 of 1002)

Hi, now I'm reading "Pennies on a Dead Woman's Eyes" by Marcia Muller, featuring her very sassy slueth, Sharon McCone. Muller did a wonderful job shaping this character. Does anyone recommend other Muller/McCone books?

Nancy Sausser - 02:20pm Aug 6, 1997 PST(#14 of 1002)

Jody. Diane Mott Davidson is one of my favorites too. I've read all her books (I'm an assitant caterer) and I especially liked Dying For Chocolate and her latest paperback, The Main Corpse. I've already made Jake's Gormet Dog Biscuits (for my dog! not a client). All the recipes in her books are good. I read a lot and wish I could list all my favorites but that would take up way too much space.

NATALIE WRIGHT - 03:46pm Aug 6, 1997 PST(#15 of 1002)

My favorite mystery writer is Mary Higgins Clark. I really liked "Pretend you don't see her". I also like Robin Cook and the Kay Scarpetta books.

Lisa - 08:59pm Aug 6, 1997 PST(#16 of 1002)

The Rita Mae Brown with Sneaky Pie books are so funny--I really look forward to those. Carolyn G. Hart's Death on Demand series is good too but it has been a while since there has been a new one. Joan Hess is good too. For all you caterers and cooks, Katherine Hall Page's "Faith Fairchild" mysteries are good and include recipes too.

Julie Kelley - 03:40am Aug 7, 1997 PST(#17 of 1002)

Seems like as I many people enjoy humor in their mysteries. Charlotte McLeod & Alicia Craig (same person) are great for humor, just stay away from The Curse of the Giant Hogweed (an older one).

Is ther anyone else out there who thinks Sue Grafton is getting boring and predictable? In her last couple of books she has filled in with way to much description to make up for not enough story.

For a relative newcomer as a writer I recommend Susan Wittig Albert, probably will be more enjoyed by women, the kind of characters you come to think of as your friends.

Robert L. Iles - 07:45pm Aug 11, 1997 PST(#18 of 1002)

I just read The 13th Juror by Lescroart and thought it was very good. So I bought Dead Irish by him, published just prior to Joror. Didn't think it was as good. Anyone else? I'd like to check my reactions aginst others'. The question posed to the discussion group has made me realize how few newly published novels I've read. I bought an old JJ Marric "Gideon" book the other day and was glad to find it. The books aren't tops at much except making me want to read on. The guy had a gift.

My favorite is Colin Dexter. Has anyone heard if and when a new book by him might come out?

Robert L. Iles

Carol Yokum - 12:40am Aug 12, 1997 PST(#19 of 1002)

My husband is reading the new "Nameless Detective" by Bill Pronzini and I get it when he's finished. He is one of our favorites...we both like detective stories. His favorite of the moment are the Stanley Hastings series by Parnell Hall - he says they are his favorites ever. I am now reading the Jeremiah Healey series about"John Cuddy" and am really enjoying them. It's always fun to find a new series with several to catch up on without having to wait the year or so before a new installment.

Also have the new Ed McBain, "Nocturne," but haven't been able to start it yet. I really like the 87th precinct stories.

This is a great web site.

Alex Dent - 11:51am Aug 14, 1997 PST(#20 of 1002)

I thought that Colin Dexter had retired Morse with his last book (whoose name escapes me at present). He always promised he was never going to reveal Morse's first name until the last book. Still Colin Dexter has produced some good books (The Wench is Dead, The Riddle of he Third Mile) but I felt some of the others were needlessly complicated or centred too much around Morse's personal life.


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