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Old 12-07-2014, 11:03 AM
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I have really enjoyed the Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny. Best series I've come across in a long, long time. It's set in Quebec and follows the Chief Inspector of the Surete as well as the people in a small village called Three Pines.
My husband and I have read this wonderful series from book one, Still Life. Excellent writing with heartwarming stories to tell. I never hesitate to recommend this author! Characters and plots are rich and multilayered. Although the subject is murder there is always a little gentle humor to be enjoyed.
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Old 12-07-2014, 11:18 AM
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Oh! I really enjoyed Pillars of the Earth series and did not know about the Century Trilogy! Will have to head for the library tomorrow!!

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I like Ken Follett. The Pillars of the Earth series (Pillars of the Earth; and World Without End) or his newest The Century Trilogy (Fall of Giants; Winter of the World; and Edge of Eternity). I know several men who enjoy these books also. Maybe a boxed set would be nice. They are very large books, though, and I like to read them on my Nook. I think I'd break my nose falling asleep while reading one in bed. LOL
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Old 12-07-2014, 01:15 PM
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I agree with the choice of Unbroken. It is an excellent book, well written and engaging. Ken Follett books are also very good. One of my favorite books is Evidence of Things Unseen by Marianne Wiggins. It's not well known, but is well written and very interesting.
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Old 12-07-2014, 01:46 PM
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I just finished The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. (Pulitzer Prize winner, I think, referred from Time Magazine's issue of 100 most influential people this year.) I think both men and women would enjoy this read.

Love the thread - I'm always looking to see what others are enjoying, since I'm a quiltoholic/bookworm person.
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:04 PM
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The Ken Follett's trilogy is great reading if you like historical fiction. ,(Fall of Giants; Winter of the World; and Edge of Eternity) andPillars of the Earth
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:24 PM
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I looked in my library records and found the authors whose books I have read lots of and here is my list. They are all mysteries.
Dana Stabenow writes about Alaska, her protagonist is female but her books would appeal to both sexes
Jo Nesbo is writing about his very flawed detective Harry Hole. Swedish or Nordic setting. His books are sometimes gory
Hakan Nesser also has a very flawed detective named Van Veeteren whom you will learn to love.
Henning Mankell has the Inspector Wallender who also is featured on PBS Mystery Theater
Deborah Crombie older books but very good.
Steig Larsson Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and two more must reads. My DH could not get through the Swedish names but that is too bad because the books are great. Might get audio books if this is a problem with the Swedish/Norwegian books
Nevada Barr writes great books
Alan Folsom has 3 great books and they are page turners
Lee Child has the "Reacher" series which is riveting and they too are page turners
Sarah Andrews writes books loosely archeology based
My favorite detective is Inspector Lynley by Elizabeth George.

Happy reading!
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:15 PM
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Read the wonderful new book by Kergen titled "Ordinary Grace". It was beautifully written and the characters were so well portrayed you felt you knew them, everyone. I loaned it to a friend who felt the same and her book club is reading for their December book.

Hope you will enjoy it too.
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Old 12-07-2014, 04:43 PM
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If you like Tony Hillerman, Tricia Fields won the Hillerman award for Best First Mystery in 2010 with "The Territory". Her novels are set on the Texas, Mexican border and has a female Chief of Police. She has since released "Scratchgravel Road", and "Wrecked". I really liked all three of them, and there is another one due out in the spring!
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:41 PM
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It's an older book but "The Lion's Game" is a great book by Nelson Demille. I recommend it to anyone who asks for a recommendation and so far everyone who has read it loved it!!
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Old 12-07-2014, 06:38 PM
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I've read all Nelson DeMille's books. Also all John Grisham, and Vince Flynn. Edge of your seat fiction. Oh, and all the "Prey" titles by John Sandford. He writes murder mysteries. These are my fave authors & I'm waiting for a new one. Don't get into the romance thingy.
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