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    Mystery writer

    I just finished Linda Castillo’s latest book Shamed. It is a really good series about formerly Amish police chief Kate Burkholder and her investigations. If you haven’t read this series, I highly recommend it.

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    I've enjoyed that series of books.

    I have both chronic insomnia and vision issues so at night I listen to audio books. In a typical week I go through 2-3 books so am always looking for new authors and series. It's unfair that I can listen so much faster than the authors can write

    Not at all the same (other than a female police officer as the main character) I enjoyed the Constable Molly books by Vicki Delaney. Lighter than Burkholder books.
    https://www.bookseriesinorder.com/co...e-molly-smith/

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    I've read a couple of her books also. Love the insight she gives us into the Amish community. I'll have to go to the bookstore and library to look for another. Thanks for reminding me about her novels.

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    Thanks Tartan. I love sewing with a good mystery playing.

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    Just finished it also.....excellent...

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    Thanks for the tip! Always looking for new authors. I will check them out.

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    Yep! She's one of my favorites also. I list to books on CDs when I'm quilting. Love 'em!

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    Good author. She also has a movie from at least one of her books.
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    Her books or on my 'always look for' list for the library.

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    Kate Burkholder! I have read all of them and am always looking for a new one or perhaps something I have missed.

    I like to read “series books” in the order they were written. It does get a bit annoying when the library does not have the full series though......sigh.....
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    Alice Duncan Daisy Gumm series. a fake spiritualist in Pasadean, CA, USA circa post WWI. GF and I started a FB groups for her and she is a frequent contributor. Sometimes we offer pissibilities for her future adventres.
    My greatest fear is all of my family standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" he was.

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    Thanks. I just entered a “hold” for a download at my parish library. I decided I would start with the first book of this series. “Sworn to Silence” has an estimated wait time of 8 weeks. I’m not in any hurry. I’ll wait for a good mystery. There are other books I can read in the meantime.

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    I really like Linda Castillo’s Kate Burkholder books. I listen to them on audio. Thanks for telling us about the new one.

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    I looked up the Daisy Gumm books they sound like a good fit for me, my library doesn't have any of them in Audio form but Audible does and I am a prime member so can get it that way. I'll write myself a note.

    For similar tastes but set in the past is the Maisie Dobbs books by Jacqueline Winspear, set in Britain mostly from WWI on. They say "maisie dobbs" so often in the first books it sort of got to me... Maisie is a girl who grew up in service but was able to go to school and otherwise improve her lot in life and then got involved in adventures of various sorts as a "psychologist and investigator".
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maisie_Dobbs

    Lately I'm going through the Mary Russell/Mrs. Sherlock Holmes books by Laurie R King. I read the Beekeeper's Apprentice when it was first written, bunch of them have come out since then. There are a number of similarities between Mary and Maisie. Some have been better than others.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurie...lmes_mysteries

    Another semi-similar series is set in San Francisco around the time of the fire/earthquake is by Shirley Tallman. The protagonist is a female lawyer. Or more specifically, the only female lawyer...
    https://www.goodreads.com/series/41576-sarah-woolson

    For modern female lawyers I enjoyed the Barbara Holloway books by Kate Wilhelm. Barbara is a death penalty qualified lawyer in Eugene, Oregon. Not the usual place for murder mysteries!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Wilhelm

    Only a few of them, but I liked the Cree Black books by Daniel Hecht. Cree is a Seattle based psychic detective, so some supernatural elements to the story. Not similar to the other books but psychic detective got in my head
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Hecht

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    Quote0 Lately I'm going through the Mary Russell/Mrs. Sherlock Holmes books by Laurie R King. I read the Beekeeper's Apprentice when it was first written, bunch of them have come out since then. There are a number of similarities between Mary and Maisie. Some have been better than others.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurie...lmes_mysteries

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    Oh yes, I should have recommended those. Great fun
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    PS Dasiy is a fashion seamstress for her family and uses a knee control White. Though Alice called it something different. I've corrected her. hehe
    My greatest fear is all of my family standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" he was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen 1 View Post
    Kate Burkholder! I have read all of them and am always looking for a new one or perhaps something I have missed.

    I like to read “series books” in the order they were written. It does get a bit annoying when the library does not have the full series though......sigh.....
    In Michigan we can search of Libraries in the state for a book. Takes about a week or 10 days for a book to arrive at my Library. When I'm finished reading, I return it to my Library and they return it to its Home Library. Perhaps Colorado has a similar exchange.

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    interlibrary loan can be international. I've done that, too.
    My greatest fear is all of my family standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" he was.

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