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What (or Who) Should I Read Next?
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P Marlowe - 02:30pm Sep 4, 1998 PST(#197 of 1002)
Glenview 7537 - Hollywood

I've always thought that Alfred Hitchcock made two of the best ghost story movies - first, Rebecca, for which he should have won an academy award and next, Vertigo. I'll have to read the other two Walters you suggested. There is a Midsomers Murder on A&E this p.m. I plan to watch.

Viv - 09:14pm Sep 4, 1998 PST(#198 of 1002)

Simmi, Re. which of Reginald Hill's Dalziel and Pascoe books I recommend, it depends on which of the characters you like best. Dalziel acts outrageously and is always fun to follow, so you might like "Bones and Silence." Pascoe is generally sweet and sincere, and "The Wood Beyond" is more his story. "Pictures of Perfection" gives Sgt. Wield a chance to star. At the end of Sept., A&E will be showing "Under World," which might be a good introduction for you, though I'm sure the plot will have to be much simplified to fit in two hours. Happy reading.

Julie Kelley - 01:01pm Sep 6, 1998 PST(#199 of 1002)

I just finished Four to Score by Janet Evanovich. Actually I started reading it when I went to bed and finished before I could go to sleep. It is fast paced and absolutely hysterical. I laughed so hard I thought I would wake up old snoozy next to me! He, he.

Koli - 11:44am Sep 9, 1998 PST(#200 of 1002)

Connie Massey: Zero at the Bone is now available again in pb. I liked it much better than any of her other 3 books. It does not feature Molly Cates, but the heroine is engaging. I hope Walker uses her again.

Does anyone read Jane Haddam (Orania Papazoglou), Margaret Yorke, Margaret Maron, Elizabeth Daly, or Nelson DeMille?

P Marlowe - 11:02pm Sep 9, 1998 PST(#201 of 1002)
Glenview 7537 - Hollywood

Koll - is Zero at the Bone about women dog trainer who goes to Austin, TX after her father's death?

Derek Johnson - 10:04am Sep 21, 1998 PST(#202 of 1002)

Check out Steven Womack's Harry Denton series. They're fun, engaging, maybe a little too light (you can read one in a couple of days). Denton is a private investigator in Nashville, Tennessee, and the cases he takes are as oddball as the premise. Don't miss.

tina - 01:47pm Sep 21, 1998 PST(#203 of 1002)
let us run with perserverance the race marked out for us

I recently discovered Robert Crais by accident and have enjoyed reading his books. They're mysteries with Elvis Cole, a sort of unconventional, smart-alec detective (who I would like to introduce to Sue Grafton's Kinsey).

Koli - 07:55am Sep 26, 1998 PST(#204 of 1002)

P Marlowe--Somehow my response to you never appeared even though I thought I entered it correctly! Yes, Zero at the Bone is about Katherine Driscoll, an animal trainer. I liked it a lot better than the Molly Cates books. Did you know Walker's titles are from Emily Dickinson poems?

P Marlowe - 10:30pm Sep 22, 1998 PST(#205 of 1002)
Glenview 7537 - Hollywood

Now that I remember - she quoted from a poem by her at front of book.Have just finished reading Michael Connelly's newest "Blood Work" and highly recommend it - the plot is one of his best.

Phyllis Smilack - 12:46pm Sep 27, 1998 PST(#206 of 1002)

Just finished "The Pied Piper" by Ridley Pearson. Great read. Good story, good mystery, action and emotion. Highly recommend. P.S.

christine menendez - 02:04pm Oct 1, 1998 PST(#207 of 1002)

Since I am sure everyone has read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, I will skip that one and go right on to the next best murder mystery I have read recently: The Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver. The characters are very original, well developed and interesting. The plot is brilliant, with very detailed forensics, and the writing is clear and concise making for a story that is not confusing but very addictive. If you can find this book, get it!

P Marlowe - 08:52pm Oct 2, 1998 PST(#208 of 1002)
Glenview 7537 - Hollywood

Thanks for the suggestion, christine, I love forensics. Have you read Déja Dead? That too is a very good read with some treasured moments of real humor.

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