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What (or Who) Should I Read Next?
 
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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!


Marian Allen - 02:00pm Aug 21, 1997 PST(#24 of 1002)

I love Lynn Hightower's *Alien* series, starting with *Alien Blues*. They're slightly futuristic, but very gritty and real-feeling.

Dick Francis is another favorite--never read a bad Francis book.

Barbara Michaels writes a good romantic mystery. They usually don't make much sense, when you sit down and analyse them later, but they make for a great ride. MA


Julie Kelley - 11:03pm Aug 22, 1997 PST(#25 of 1002)

Forget Barbara Michaels read Elizabeth Peters (same person). The Amelia Peobody series is a romp, great characters. If you have never read Peters everything she has written under that name, in my humble opinion, is great except The Night of 100 Rabbits which stunk. The newest in the Peabody series is The Hippopotamus Pool but to do them justice I suggest starting with the first one and working through them in order. There are only 8 Peabodies so far. I think.


Marian Allen - 10:02am Aug 23, 1997 PST(#26 of 1002)

Now, I liked *Night of 100 Rabbits*, but I think it's because I read it when I was a teenager. It was different from the helpless-maiden- in-distress-saved-by-handsome-hero-type romances I had been led to expect. I reread it a few years ago, and it wasn't great literature, that's for certain, but I still enjoyed it, as sort of a prototype for Amelia and Emerson. I've read all of the Peabody books, and everything I can get hold of by Peters and/or Michaels. Have you read the Vicky Bliss books? MA


rhoda holt - 09:22am Aug 26, 1997 PST(#27 of 1002)

I am glad that other people like to read Sue Grafton's books. I haven't got too far in the alphabet yet, but I'm working my way through. Someone said that she is getting boring????? R


Jasmine - 02:45pm Aug 26, 1997 PST(#28 of 1002)

rhoda,

I'm in the middle of Grafton's J is for Judgement--my first Grafton book. I had to start in the middle of the alphabet because i borrowed it from a mystery fan-friend who didn't have the rest. I like it so far. She's very descriptive, sometimes for no reason. I mean, who needs to know exactly what the parking lot looked like?! But I like the female slueth, Kinsey. Any recommendations on other really good Grafton books?


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