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Re: Mystery Corner ~ 2
« Reply #8520 on: December 29, 2017, 03:59:21 PM »
Mystery writer Sue Grafton has died in Santa Barbara, California. She was 77.

Her daughter, Jamie Clark, posted news of her mother's death on Grafton's web page Friday.

She says her mother passed away Thursday night after a two-year battle with cancer and was surrounded by family, including Grafton's husband, Steve.

Grafton was the author of the so-called Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Series in which each book title begins with a letter from the alphabet. The last was "Y is for Yesterday."

Her daughter concluded her posting by saying, "the alphabet now ends at Y."

Frybabe

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Re: Mystery Corner ~ 2
« Reply #8521 on: January 12, 2018, 11:43:24 AM »
I haven't read any of Donna Leon's Brunetti series, but I thought of them when I watched these livecams of Venice.


Rialto Bridge, Venice It. LiveCam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPbQcM4k1Ys

Grand Canal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiiNSrDuECw

Here is one of St. Mark's too. I think that landmark featured in the stories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9qjE1dm75A

Too bad I didn't think to check these out when I was reading the series. Not sure why I stopped.




Frybabe

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Re: Mystery Corner ~ 2
« Reply #8522 on: January 20, 2018, 06:10:47 AM »
Fans of the Inspector Brunetti series might also like the new "Amazing Places on Our Planet" video of Venice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6VeuE1vDck See if you can pick out some of the places Donna Leon mentions in her books. I am not overly fond of the music accompanying this one. On some of his videos the guy that puts these together adds a tag for what you are looking at; this one he doesn't. Overall, IMO, this is not one of his better efforts, but it is still worth watching.

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Re: Mystery Corner ~ 2
« Reply #8523 on: January 20, 2018, 12:46:48 PM »
Thanks, Frybabe. I enjoyed that.

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Re: Mystery Corner ~ 2
« Reply #8524 on: January 20, 2018, 08:24:36 PM »
In these stressful times, I’m enjoying, just for fun, some Stuart Woods mysteries, his lifestyle is so over he top. Wouldn’t it be fun to have your own plane and houses in New York, Ariz and England? I’ve also been enjoying some of Catherine Coulter’s FBI series with “Sherlock” and “Dillon Savich”. They are just such a fun, competent couple.

Jean

Frybabe

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Re: Mystery Corner ~ 2
« Reply #8525 on: January 25, 2018, 04:48:58 AM »
Did you know that Horace Walpole, way back in 1764, had published what many consider the first Gothic novel? In fact, the second edition added "A Gothic Novel" to the title The Castle of Otranto. So now you know how the genre got its name. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/696


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Re: Mystery Corner ~ 2
« Reply #8526 on: February 16, 2018, 01:51:04 PM »
I posted this to the Science Fiction discussion and then thought I might be appropriate to put it here also:

My Unbound Worlds newsletter led me to The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch. https://www.criminalelement.com/blogs/2018/02/review-the-gone-world-by-tom-sweterlitsch The novel is a time travel crime mystery/detective story involving the NCIS. Fox bought the movie rights to it and assigned the director of District 9 to the project before the book was published. Looks like they are serious about making a movie. We'll see. The Criminal Element website is one I am not familiar with.