Author Topic: Mystery Corner ~ 2  (Read 524533 times)

mabel1015j

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Re: Mystery Corner ~ 2
« Reply #8480 on: July 20, 2017, 01:58:34 PM »
Thanks for directing me to Kellerman's Wikipedia page. That was interesting. My gosh a whole family of writers and what an interesting background they have. I'm looking forward to more of their books.

Jean

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« Reply #8481 on: July 20, 2017, 10:34:47 PM »
Glad to know where to start. Sometimes don't know whether to start at the end of a series or the beginning of a series.

Frybabe

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« Reply #8482 on: August 13, 2017, 12:07:03 PM »
Now reading Dead Virgins, the first of the India Sommers Mystery series, by K. M. Ashman. The chapters flip back and forth from 2010 to 64AD. The story is interesting but not great. The author spends some time explaining the historical background of the goddess Isis and her connection (incarnation?) to Vesta. I am puzzled that the author says the Isis myth, along with Set and Horus came originally from the Black Sea area, not Egypt. Huh? Ok, I need to research that. Literary license or new research findings? The main female character is a librarian and amateur historian.
https://www.fantasticfiction.com/a/kevin-ashman/dead-virgins.htm

Also, I've begun reading a new book called Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan. It is okay, but after five chapters, I still haven't warmed up to characters.The author worked in several bookstores and is married to a librarian. http://www.matthewjsullivan.com/books.html



 

Frybabe

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Re: Mystery Corner ~ 2
« Reply #8483 on: August 15, 2017, 03:58:23 PM »
I've finished with both books I mentioned in the previous post. They turned out pretty good. I hope to read more of the India Summers series in the future, but for now I am going back to a SciFi and a non-fiction.

Frybabe

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Re: Mystery Corner ~ 2
« Reply #8484 on: August 19, 2017, 07:24:31 AM »
Dan Brown is coming out with another book in October called Origin. http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/554852/origin-by-dan-brown/?aid=randohouseinc22722-20&ref=PRH5F9D2235F179&linkid=PRH5F9D2235F179&cdi=3060C55370954887E0534FD66B0A20B0&template_id=6956  The description calls it "stunningly inventive". That phrase can be taken two ways. Does it mean really, really good, or is it a marketing phrase for something not as good as one would hope (but they can't say anything bad because they are trying to sell it)? The really interesting thing I see in the description is that it is set mostly in Barcelona. Barcelona is getting a lot of book play lately. Sad that they also had to deal with a terrorist attack this week. 

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Re: Mystery Corner ~ 2
« Reply #8485 on: August 19, 2017, 02:12:06 PM »
I quit reading Dan Brown after reading his 2nd book.  IMHO, he uses a formula to write the books.
I felt I was reading the same story each time!
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Frybabe

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« Reply #8486 on: August 19, 2017, 04:29:41 PM »
I saw the Da Vinci Code movie, but didn't read the book. I read Angels and Demons (and saw the movie) but didn't care for it. I have had Inferno for more than a year, but haven't read it. All in all, I think I like several of the Steve Berry books I've read better.

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« Reply #8487 on: August 19, 2017, 04:34:21 PM »
I loved DaVinci Code; hated Angels &Demons.  Have Inferno in my TBR stack but haven't opened it yet. 
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FlaJean

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Re: Mystery Corner ~ 2
« Reply #8488 on: August 26, 2017, 11:28:17 AM »
Anne Hillerman's third Chee and Leaphorn series is just out "Song of the Lion".  I just got the online Kindle version and am looking forward to settling down for a good read.  Anne is just as good a writer as her dad and I'm glad she has continued with the series.

PatH

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« Reply #8489 on: August 26, 2017, 06:30:17 PM »
Goodness.  I didn't even realize the series continued.  I'll have to get hold of them.  Thanks, FlaJean.

JoanK

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« Reply #8490 on: October 19, 2017, 06:58:36 PM »
Finding my way back in with a new device.

JoanK

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« Reply #8491 on: October 19, 2017, 07:01:52 PM »
Trying to read the new Crombie. It,a bogged down with too many continuing characters and situations.