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    I've read them and love them. They're very easy reading and are light mysteries. I used to live in the area in California where she writes about so that makes them even more interesting. If you start reading them I'd start with the first one and move on, that way you'll know who all the characters are and how they got there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trupeach1
    Has anyone read the Benni Harper mystery books that also pertain to quilting. The author is Earlene Fowler They are titled after quilt patterns and features that pattern. Some titles are Goose in the Pond, Irish Chain, Dove in the Window. I have read the Elm Creek series and was wonder if the Benni Harper series is worth reading? Do you know how many are in the series and what order they go in. Any info would be helpful, I hate to buy books for them to collect dust on a shelf.

    Thanks
    I have read every one of them including the most recent one. Loved them all! Bought most of them used thru amazon. I found the order on the author's website.

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    I have read the Elm Creek series and LOVED it. Actually, that is what got me into quilting again. I made 1 finished Log Cabin quilt about 25 years ago and also finished a quilt top right after that. I have not quilted in all this time but the Elm Creek Quileters made me go dig out all my quilting thing (guess I got rid of some of it and had to replace a few things). There are a few books in the series that I have been trying to get from the library but it is one POPULAR series in my area. Love...love...love the Elm Creek Quilters!!!!!!

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    I have Block Base by Barbara Brackman. It is a stand alone program and I am so glad I have it. I have yet to find a block anywhere that is not in BB. I can print it any size or instruction that I want...it sure cuts down on books.

    I have taken to reading the Catherine Cookson novels, they are just marvelous. After collecting nine of her movies and watching them, I just had to get the books from the library and read those others too. I think she made wrote 100 books and I will read them all.

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    I've been lurking here for some time and just had to add to this topic. Have any of you read books by Emilie Richards? I just picked up "Touching Stars" at Curves where we have a book exchange. She has a few more titles--"Lover's Knot" (Which I just finished, the quilt that is, for first DGS to get married), Wedding Ring", Endless lChain".

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    thanks for all the info these are now on my to read list.

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    Great ! More pleasurable reading!!

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    I got hooked on J.D. Robb's Eve Dallas series. Has not a thing to do with quilting. lol. Checked out all the books and books on tape. I have read Emilie Richards books too. And one about an herb shop owner that solves mysteries. I read like 3 books a week or more if they are the fluff kind. And that's just reading before I go to bed. When I was recovering from surgery there were days I was reading 2 books a day . You can only watch so much TV.

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    I tried to get into the quilt-mysteries but found them a little contrived. SO I am back to regular guts and gore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I tried to get into the quilt-mysteries but found them a little contrived. SO I am back to regular guts and gore.
    What do you consider regular guts and gore? I like Patterson and his Alex Cross series. And Jeffery Deaver
    I am always looking for new authors

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    Quote Originally Posted by damaquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I tried to get into the quilt-mysteries but found them a little contrived. SO I am back to regular guts and gore.
    What do you consider regular guts and gore? I like Patterson and his Alex Cross series. And Jeffery Deaver
    I am always looking for new authors
    Love Patterson and Deaver too.
    New authurs you might like to check out:
    Julia Spencer-Fleming
    Jan Burke
    Greg Isles
    Jonnie Jacobs
    Faye & John Kellerman
    John Sanford
    I also love Diana Gabaldon, Jodi Picoult and J D Robb.
    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I have read some of the Benni Harper series and they are a light/relaxing read. Also enjoy reading Patterson's Alex Cross series.

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    I love Benni Harper books. The character is well developed and fun! If you like murder mysteries they are great books.
    Quote Originally Posted by trupeach1
    Has anyone read the Benni Harper mystery books that also pertain to quilting. The author is Earlene Fowler They are titled after quilt patterns and features that pattern. Some titles are Goose in the Pond, Irish Chain, Dove in the Window. I have read the Elm Creek series and was wonder if the Benni Harper series is worth reading? Do you know how many are in the series and what order they go in. Any info would be helpful, I hate to buy books for them to collect dust on a shelf.

    Thanks

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    I've read all of Diana Gabaldon, and of course J.D Robb,
    I am going to check out the rest on your list. I may have read some and just not remember the author

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    I love them myself, and pick them up every time I see a new one.
    Here's the Internet site for them.
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    Earlene Fowler
    A bibliography of Earlene Fowler's books, with the latest releases, covers, descriptions and availability.
    www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/f/earlene-fowler/ - Similar

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    I am always looking for new authors =
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    Donna Andrews

    If you like funny murder mysteries, i'd strongly advise you to
    try Donna Andrews' books. Every one of hers has a bird's name in it.
    The absolute best, one that I re-read often, is called "We'll Always
    Have Parrots."

    And she has another series about one of the strangest main characters
    ever, a computer generated person who, with a middle aged secretary,
    takes over the company when crooks try to ruin it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    I liked them - but there really wasn't that much directly related to quilting in the ones I read.

    I would put them in the same category as "The Cat Who ... " type of mysteries.

    Kind of fluffy reading.

    Definitely not Patricia Cornwell type of mystery.
    Oh wow, another Patricia Cornwell reader!!! Love her stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by damaquilts
    I got hooked on J.D. Robb's Eve Dallas series. Has not a thing to do with quilting. lol. Checked out all the books and books on tape. I have read Emilie Richards books too. And one about an herb shop owner that solves mysteries. I read like 3 books a week or more if they are the fluff kind. And that's just reading before I go to bed. When I was recovering from surgery there were days I was reading 2 books a day . You can only watch so much TV.
    Love the Eve Dallas series!! Hope she has a new one soon.

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    Tru do you have a way to get the books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texas granny
    Tru do you have a way to get the books.
    I will have to buy them. I am disabled and unable to leave my house and DD just had her 4th surgery her 5th will be the end of July. It was hard enough to find someone to do our grocery shopping I would never impose on asking them to go to the library for me.

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    Hmm..interesting, quilters and gardeners all seem to love crime fiction....and people think it's a "gentle art"!

    I found out about the Elm Quilt novels a while ago, and they are rather a "sweet" read...but like Mad and many others I really do like the more gritty stuff. I will try and check out the others mentioned, because sometimes you have days where a light read is all you can manage.

    I love books and worked for years in the book trade, but I only buy/collect non-fiction. I get my fiction reads via the local library, I wouldn't be able to buy fabric otherwise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trupeach1
    Quote Originally Posted by texas granny
    Tru do you have a way to get the books.
    I will have to buy them. I am disabled and unable to leave my house and DD just had her 4th surgery her 5th will be the end of July. It was hard enough to find someone to do our grocery shopping I would never impose on asking them to go to the library for me.
    Tru, I read how difficult it was for you to find someone to get dairy and fresh produce for you, what a nightmare! I can certainly understand your reluctance to ask anyone to go to the library for you. However, someone I used to work with previously worked at our local library and she told me she used to deliver and pick up books for a lady who lived near her who was a shut-in. Now, maybe the only reason she did this is because the lady was a neighbor, but perhaps someone who works at a library lives near you and would be willing to do the same thing. Or perhaps there are library volunteers who deliver books to shut-ins. It might be worth a couple phone calls to libraries near you to at least find out if such a service is available. Most libraries are now on-line and you can reserve books that way, which is nice. I really wish I lived closer to you; I'd go to the library for you. Our library is my second home.

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    I am not sure what state you live in but if they have a state library as ND does they will send books to your home and you return them postage paid when you are finished. The ND library even has book tapes for those that have trouble with their sight, they furnish the CD/tape player. Might want to check into this.

    Quote Originally Posted by trupeach1
    Quote Originally Posted by texas granny
    Tru do you have a way to get the books.
    I will have to buy them. I am disabled and unable to leave my house and DD just had her 4th surgery her 5th will be the end of July. It was hard enough to find someone to do our grocery shopping I would never impose on asking them to go to the library for me.

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