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BettyMilton - 05:56am Dec 8, 1998 PST(#268 of 1002)

anyone looking for a new writer? I found Annie Griffins first book,A Very Eligible Corpse,gave it a try,what a treat!!!Good story and laugh out loud funny. I can't wait for her next book.Try this one !!!!!!!!!!

Dawn Dowdle - 10:32am Dec 9, 1998 PST(#269 of 1002)

Has anyone read any of Jonnie Jacobs? I just read "Murder Among Neighbors." Great BOOK. Love this series. Can't wait to read others. She has another series as well that I hope to try. Let me know if anyone else has tried either.

Also just started "Merchant of Menace" by Jill Churchill (first book of hers I've read) and am really enjoying it.

Thanks for all the great suggestions of authors to try.

Marsha Francis - 09:06pm Dec 14, 1998 PST(#270 of 1002)

Dawn, I've read all of Jonnie Jacobs books, and they are consistently good. In some ways, her characters remind me of the ones in Jill Churchill's series (by the way, congratulations on discovering her) because they are less like characatures and more like real people. Jacobs isn't as funny as Churchill, but I really look forward to more from both of them.

Dawn Dowdle - 05:47am Dec 15, 1998 PST(#271 of 1002)

Marsha, I agree. Jill Churchill reminded me of Jonnie Jacobs. LOVE BOTH!

Have you ever read Claudia Bishop? Who else do you like?

simmi - 10:23am Dec 15, 1998 PST(#272 of 1002)
I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.

I just finished reading "Beyond Recall" by Robert Goddard. I highly recommend it. Very good plot and a definite page-turner. Can anyone recommend any of his other books?

Julie Kelley - 01:54am Dec 19, 1998 PST(#273 of 1002)

Help!! Is Jonnie Jacobs a regional author? Never seen her books on the shelves. I love Jill Churchill. I highly recommend Janet Evanovich if you like entertainment. Her fourth book was hysterical, had to go in the other room to keep from waking hubby up the night I read it from cover to cover and laughed til dawn!

Dawn Dowdle - 05:57am Dec 21, 1998 PST(#274 of 1002)

Don't think Jonnie Jacobs is regional. She has 2 series out. Only a few books in each I believe. Worth hunting down. I've only read 1 of the Kate Austen series but LOVED it. Have another in the series on hold at the library and have one from her other series waiting to read.

I too enjoy Churchill.

Jules Lahm - 07:00pm Dec 21, 1998 PST(#275 of 1002)

For all you avid readers there's a new book site to check out and author Trevor Meldal-Johnsen has his novel "Always" back in print, which was an international bestseller. I have recently read the book and really enjoyed it. It's a romance/mystery/thriller and the theme is reincarnation. It would appeal to both men and women and is well worth checking out. If anyone has read this email me or let me know if you do as I would love to discuss this with someone. Happy reading!

craig mckissic - 06:33pm Dec 23, 1998 PST(#276 of 1002)

I'd like to recommend The Seville Communion by Arturo Reverte. It's not technically a standard or classic mystery, but there's an interesting story here about a mysterious hacker that breaks into the Pope's personal computer to warn about a scandal in a small church in Seville, Spain. There's some fascinating insights about the Catholic Church, interesting characters and some profound insights into the subjects of faith. If this ever makes it to the movie screen, I see Richard Gere playing the role of Father Lorenzo Quart, who the Holy See sends to Seville to investigate two "accidental" deaths inside the church.

Katie W - 10:27pm Dec 25, 1998 PST(#277 of 1002)

Has anyone read Dianne Day or Laurie R. King? I absolutely love them. They are my favorite mystery authors.

I especially enjoy Dianne Day's series featuring Fremont Jones.

Ellen Healy - 10:52am Dec 26, 1998 PST(#278 of 1002)

Dear Katie w, I,too, enjoy Dianne Day and Laurie R.King. I do enjoy her Sherlock and Mary Russell stories, but I imagine some true diehard Sherlockians might not. I was a little disappointed in Emperor Nortons Ghost, Dianne Day,s last Fremont Jones book. I think I would have liked more about the ghost! But that is just my personal opinion. Ellen Healy

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