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What (or Who) Should I Read Next?
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Rose Wagner - 10:27am Oct 11, 1998 PST(#218 of 1002)

Perhaps Dennis Lehane, whose characters live in Boston, would write the kind of modern mystery you mean. "Sacred" and "A Drink Before the War" are two of the titles.

P Marlowe - 04:21pm Oct 11, 1998 PST(#219 of 1002)
Glenview 7537 - Hollywood

Or "Darkness, Take my Hand" another of Lehane's. Modern, there are many "modern" authors of mystery fiction, especially Robin Cook who deals with medical mysteries and Patricia Coldwell and the likes (who deal with forensics and police procedures).

teresa - 02:36pm Oct 12, 1998 PST(#220 of 1002)

Has anyone read the new P. Cornwell Point of Origin? (Or something like that!)

Is it any good? I found her last book a bit disapointing.

I did enjoy Deja Dead and The Bone Collector, any ideas for my next read?

Calsha - 01:59am Oct 13, 1998 PST(#221 of 1002)
I'm a Kiwi and proud of it.

I have just finished Endangered Species by Nevada Barr. I really enjoyed it, plenty of action, good descriptions, and a mystery to keep you guessing.

Shinji Minamoto - 02:39pm Oct 14, 1998 PST(#222 of 1002)

thanks everyone

My aunt likes Patricia Coldwell. I might try. Isn't her book thick? I never had a luck with thick books. So far I only red three thick books, all bud. The mystery comes like in page 200, which I could never reach, because the first 100 pages are full of character's long and lousy description and his sex life, e.t.c. That's why I asked for a modern mystery. I never finished one. And also, the most annoying thing is that the detective don't solve the mystery, or the solution is really cheap. Also, most of the time (mostly internal), the detective is stupid, get hurt every time, reckless, e.t.c.(so far)

By the way, there is also Patricia M. Do anyone know her last name? She is a modern writer isn't she. I might try.

Also, my recommendation is And There were None by Agatha Christie. Almost all the people like this book. Also, I highly recommend The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and The Murder is Announce. Best of Christie. Many people say The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is unfair, but still I like it.

P.S Does someone know the author of Frost series, Was it Murder(also known as Murder at School), and Buffet For Unwellcome Guests?

Jenni - 08:17pm Oct 14, 1998 PST(#223 of 1002)

Ilooked up Deja Dead and the Bone Collector at the library today, but found them too hard-boiled, if you know what I mean. I don't like protaganists with sad, troubled lives. I have enough troubles of my own! I also tried the mystery someone recommended about the paralysed medical examiner, but didn't like the look of it.

Does anyone have suggestions for books along the lines of Jeanne M. Dams, or Diane Mott Davidson?

Marsha Francis - 09:01pm Oct 14, 1998 PST(#224 of 1002)


Try Charlotte MacLeod, Jill Churchill, Aaron Elkins and Anne George. They all write light, funny interesting stories about the kinds of characters you'd like to get to know better.

Dawn Dowdle - 06:12am Oct 15, 1998 PST(#225 of 1002)

I recommend Claudia Bishop. Her stories are fun and pretty light. Have you tried Sue Grafton or Karen Kijewski? Lou Jane Temple and Joanne Pence both write cullinary mysteries. Tamar Myers has 2 series. I've only read the Pennsylvania Dutch series so far. I LOVE it. Have you tried Margaret Truman or Elliott Roosevelt?

Katarina Rundgren - 08:43am Oct 15, 1998 PST(#226 of 1002)
A stranger is a friend you have yet to meet

P Marlowe;

The Poison Tree sounded interesting - who's the author?

J>R>R - 03:27pm Oct 15, 1998 PST(#227 of 1002)

HEy, Miss(I presume) KAtrina, The poison tree was a great book, i thoughly enjoyed. In my own oppion, i think it is a great work of art.

Kris R - 05:36am Oct 17, 1998 PST(#228 of 1002)

Selma Eichler is a good author to try if you are looking for a mystery that is lighter and fluffier and not so bogged down with the protaganist's personal problems.

I'd like to thank those of you who suggested Jeffery Deaver's "The Bone Collector." I really enjoyed it, and I was completely surprised by the resolution. If you're having trouble locating it in your local bookstore, steer away from the mystery aisle and look in the general fiction shelves. That's where I found my copy.

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