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What (or Who) Should I Read Next?
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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.

barbara harris - 10:23am Oct 6, 1998 PST(#209 of 1002)

has anyone else read barbara hambly's free man of color and fever season? interesting look at new orleans society.

christine menendez - 02:14pm Oct 8, 1998 PST(#210 of 1002)

P Marlowe: Thanks for the suggestion,ie. Deja Dead. No, I have not read it, but went right into Amazon and ordered it. I live in Europe and all my reading materials are mail ordered. Unfortunately, since I am unable to preview books before actually buying them, I end up with a lot of stuff that simply does not live up to the reviews. Because of this, I am very happy to get information on new books which are worth the price paid and the time invested in reading them.

Pam Walker - 03:34pm Oct 8, 1998 PST(#211 of 1002)


I highly recommend Deja Dead. It was a great read. I can't wait for Kathy Reichs next one to come out. I agree about The Bone Collector, it was great. I am reading The Coffin Dancer now. It is starting off good. What other mystery do you like? I'd love to exchange book ideas with you. Do you like primary forensics, medical or suspense? I'm into a little bit of all of them. I love Michael Palmer's books. Have you read any of his?

Bess - 03:37am Oct 9, 1998 PST(#212 of 1002)

I love Mary Higgins Clark. She is one of my favourite authors. At the moment, I have just finished "Pretend You Don't See Her", and I quite literally couldn't put it down. I read it straight through from start to finish without stopping once. Another of hers that I enjoyed was "While My Pretty One Sleeps". Does anyone else read her books?

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