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What (or Who) Should I Read Next?
 
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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.

- AWD


Sharon Pingley - 09:37pm Aug 14, 1997 PST(#21 of 1002)

I enjoy the series of "Prey" books by John Sanford. Starting with "Rules of Prey" the hard nosed serial killer hunter Lieutenant Lucas Davenport evolves into a one woman man over the series of books. They are so hard to put down once you start. Try one and get hooked too!


Kristi Beale - 09:58am Aug 19, 1997 PST(#22 of 1002)

My favorite mystery author is Dick Francis. I've read all his books, and he should be coming out with another one soon. I've set up an unofficial web page on my site, and I'm looking for any info on his new book, or just any other tidbits someone might have.


Betty Briggs - 05:57pm Aug 19, 1997 PST(#23 of 1002)

To Lynn Lawarence: I just picked up TicToc. I think I am the only one at work who has not read it or listened to it on Books on Tape! Have you read that one? Have you read Death in Bloodhound Red? Very good new series!


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