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    I just read Too Close to Home, it was a terrific mystery and a tear jerker
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    Great list of books mentioned...I have read most of the mysteries and just finished two books about adopted cats (story told through the eyes of the cats) by W. L.Wakem. With the news of Harper Lee's passing I will to read "To Kill a Mockingbird" again -- just because.

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    The Girl on the Train - author is Hawkins, I believe. It start slow, but don't quit!
    Try books by Milchman - she has three out
    Michael Connelly
    John Connelly
    Coben
    Baldacci
    Johannsen

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    I love C.S. Lewis's works. Also for young people, but I have the collection by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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    I love the Outlander series. Discovered it years ago and read through all of the books, then listened to them again on disc. I don't subscribe to Showtime but managed to catch the first season last year on "binge week" and loved it. They did a terrific job on casting and leaving the story intact.

    It's an old book, but The Shell Seekers is wonderful (no sex! ) and I basically love anything that Rosamund Pilcher has written.

    I'm also very fond of Anne Rivers Siddon and have enjoyed everything she's written.

    Michael Connelly is great and last year Amazon released a series based on the character Bosch. I really liked it but haven't seen any followups on it.
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    My daughter & I follow the Outlander series. The way the last book ended I thought it might be the last one, but I read where she is working on another. How can she fill another 800 pages? What a talent! Kudos to anyone that reads through them a second time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuneBillie View Post
    I love C.S. Lewis's works. Also for young people, but I have the collection by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
    I love George MacDonald's The Curate's Awakening. And all his books really.

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    *** These may be older, picked up at GoodWill.
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    *** Sisters of the Quilt
    *** A Room of My Own
    *** American Anthem
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    *** Have a Fannie Flagg waiting in the library box.
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    I too prefer mystery/detective books and romantic suspense, especially Janet Evanovich and JD Robb (Nora Roberts), but am more addicted to buying free books for my kindle (thanks to the QB member who first told us about that fabulous book site)
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    I've read and enjoyed many of the books you all have read. Most recently read The Necklace by Cheryl Javris and The Snow Child by Ivey Eowyn. Both excellent and thought provoking reads. Loved them both.
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    An older series by John jakes the Kent family chronicles. 8 total about 400-500 pages. Not really mysteries but very good.

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    I read to Kill a Mockingbird in school. I reread it several years later to see what I missed because everyone had it as a favorite in the book clubs I was part of. It is still not on my list of favorites. The part of it I liked the most were the characters names. I always felt I was missing something not liking the book that much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by csknott View Post
    An older series by John jakes the Kent family chronicles. 8 total about 400-500 pages. Not really mysteries but very good.
    I loved these books. Used to have them all, but donated them when I moved.

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    I am reading The Goldfinch which I received for Christmas, really am enjoying it.

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    Anything by Jodi Picoult. If you haven't read her work, start with My Sister's Keeper.

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    I like most of the ones you all read. One that I like very much is Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isles novels. I also like the T V shows even though they don't follow the books to closely. I like Lisa Jackson, Iris Johansen, Catherine Coulter and
    Tami Hoag. Lisa Jackson writes with her sister Nancy Bush sometime and they are good also Nancy's books I read sometime also.

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    The Clare Ferguson/Russ Van Alstyne series by Julie Spencer-Fleming are entertaining---mystery, romance and comedy combined. For laugh out loud---the Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich. I read about anything I get into my hands.
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    I am reading the last of Ann Perry's Thomas and Charlotte Pitt's murder mystery series set in Victorian
    England and also Ann Perry's series of murder on the highlands. I recommend both series.

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    I like the Joe Pickett series by cj box
    Anna Pidgeon series by Nevada barr
    Alex McKnight series by Steve Hamilton
    Kate Shugak series by Dana stabenow
    Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
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    Quote Originally Posted by magpie View Post
    The Glassblower trilogy by Petra Durst-Benning. Still enjoying the Clifton Chronicles by Jeffery Archer, # 6 released last week.
    I loved the Glassblower trilogy!

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    Right now I am reading The Martian by Andy Weir. My favorite type of book is Science Fiction. I have the whole series of Dune by Frank Herbert, the complete Foundation series by Asimov. I also love the Harry Potter series. Having said that, I also love Erlene Fowler, Jennifer Chiaverini, Monica Ferris, and Lillian Jackson Braun.

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    The Nightingale-two sisters in France when nazi Germany's invades- it's great! Anything by Anne Perry.

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    Loved all of the "The cat Who...." Stories...actually have all of them in my "library"....... The author passed, I think last year, so no more Cat......

    started led out liking mysteries, read all of Sherlock Holmes, now really like historical fiction...Elizabethan, Victorian...do not like romantic, cutesy, can't get into sci-fi - not even those movies, like Star Wars..........more drama, adventure and mystery....

    anyone tried the Audibles? Saw commercial on tv..is this the "new" name for audiobooks.....
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    I haven't heard of them yet Geri. I will google them and find out.
    I go to the library and check out audiobooks for free.
    I listen while i'm in my car. The drive to work just isn't the same without a good book
    to listen too. We use them on long road trips too.
    I think audiobooks are the neatest thing since sliced bread.

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    recently read "Quilt of Souls " by Phyllis Lawson. A true story about being sent to Livingston Al to live with grandparents she didn't know, and all the stories of the deceased people whose cloths were made into a quilt.
    I got to meet her and touch the quilt.
    her book can be ordered on Amazon.
    Its a riveting story.

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